Inside: Ross McHenry / Ed Kowalczyk / Supanova ISSUE 1263 / OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 06 2013 / RIPITUP.COM.AU
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“We will eat you, after we eat your children.” In what was probably one of the greatest moments of television in the last couple of years, Denis O’Hare as True Blood’s Russell Edgington tore a newsreader’s spine out before delivering one of a speech that ended with that deliciously evil quote. Speaking with O’Hare ahead of the announcement of the Adelaide Festival’s 2014 program, where O’Hare will be bringing his one-man take on Homer’s epic, The Iliad, he happily discussed how cable TV opened new doors to his career (p10). He is grateful that his campy blood-sucking role boosted his profile to a point where his theatre work, An Iliad included, can travel internationally. An Iliad is just one of the announcements made this week as the full program for the Adelaide Festival was announced. The program features 50 events, 29 premieres and 29 festival exclusives over 17 days with screen icon Isabella Rossellini’s one woman show Green Porno, notorious filmmaker John Waters with monologue show This Filthy World Vol. 2 and the already announced six-hour Shakespearean epic from The Netherlands, Roman Tragedies. We have the full line-up online now at ripitup.com.au, so go check it out there. Elsewhere in the mag we chatted with local multi-talented musical force, Ross McHenry, about the release of his album Distant Oceans (p12) and Ed Kowalczyk (p11), the frontman of Live, about his upcoming tour next year before speaking with Dean O’Gorman about how being a New Zealander helps you land a role in The Hobbit (p20). As Russell Edgington himself said: “You never disappoint”.
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Your fast guide to this weekâ€™s best entertainment
You can't keep these energetic chaps off the road. They'll be returning to The Gov this Sat Nov 2 with their new single, Blinded.
The Brisbane buzz band will arrive at Uni Bar on Sat Nov 2 to showcase their latest and deliciously grunge LP, Hungry Ghost.
The Crown & Anchor and Ghost Ships are teaming up for a two-level Halloween party this Sat Nov 2 featuring NoZu, Oisima, Melbourne's Smile, Rites Wild and more.
Speeding along this week... DJ Nature The New York-based DJ Nature AKA Milo Johnson will bring his fusion of disco, jazz and house to Sugar on Sat Nov 2.
The Bennies The Melbourne punk rockers will be filling Enigma with energy on Thu Oct 31.
Lighting Bolt The Rhode Island noise rock duo are coming to Jive on Fri Nov 1.
Against everyone's rational expectations, 5ive are back! They'll be bringing smash hits like If Ya Getting' Down to HQ on Thu Oct 31.
The gang of sisters will be bringing their '70s-infused rock stylings to Fowler's Live on Fri Nov 1.
Off the back of his latest tune This Is Life, Melbourne musician Alex Gibson is arriving at the Grace Emily on Thu Nov 7.
The Bon Scotts Melbourne's The Bon Scotts will be causing a ruckus at the Grace Emily on Sat Nov 2
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Sister duo Sibylla and Beth Stephen form THE LITTLE STEVIES. Backed by a new live five-piece line-up, the siblings are bringing their charming selves to the Wheatsheaf on Fri Nov 15. The tour comes alongside their new record, Diamonds For Your Tea, ‘a deeply personal album inspired by life and death’.
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Vale Lou Reed Godfather of indie rock and punk, LOU REED, passed away in Long Island, New York. The frontman for influential ’60s group The Velvet Underground, Reed was also a successful solo and collaborating artist. Hip before hip was hip, Reed worked with Andy Warhol—and famously fired him. That’s cool. Fellow founding member of The Velvet Underground, John Cale, remembered Reed in a statement: “The news I feared the most, pales in comparison to the lump in my throat and the hollow in my stomach. Two kids have a chance meeting and 47 years later we fight and love the same way—losing either one is incomprehensible. No replacement value, no digital or virtual fill... broken now, for all time. Unlike so many with similar stories—we have the best of our fury laid out on vinyl, for the world to catch a glimpse. The laughs we shared just a few weeks ago, will forever remind me of all that was good between us.”
The band that never stops touring: BRITISH INDIA. The Melbourne crew have been on our radar almost constantly this year as they’ve toured singles from the new record, Controller. Lead single I Can Make You Love Me hit number five in triple j’s Hottest 100—can they do it again with new single Blinded? To see if it’s worth the hype, check them out live on Sat Nov 2 at the Governor Hindmarsh. Tickets are available through OzTix.
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Fleetwood Mac Cancel Tour Fleetwood Mac have unfortunately had to cancel their upcoming Australian tour due to illness. The bassist and original member of the group, John McVie, has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo treatment during the dates scheduled for the Australian visit. Messages of support and well-wishes have flooded social media since the announcement. Tickets to the sold-out national tour will be refunded. For all tickets booked online or by phone, the refund will be refunded automatically to the credit card used in purchasing the tickets. Please allow up to 10 days to receive your refund. If the original credit card you used for the purchase has been cancelled or is no longer valid please contact the place of purchase. If you made your booking at an outlet please return to the original outlet where the tickets were purchased with your ticket(s) and with the credit card used to make the purchase in order to obtain your refund. Refunds will be provided to the original purchaser only on presentation of photo ID.
Rock It, Scientists Hipsters unite for a communal orgasm: We Are Scientists, New York’s indie-rock legends, are coming to Adelaide. With four full-length records and a handful of singles and EPs (including current release Business Casual), We Are Scientists promise a mind-bending, dance-inducing, fun-time pop bonanza. We Are Scientists will perform at the Gov on Thu Jan 23 2014. Tickets are available through OzTix.
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THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS Weird and wonderful hardcore group THE LOCUST are coming to Adelaide early next year. Famous for wearing costumes and pioneering grindcore, the San Diego band comes with a fresh album in tow. Molecular Genetics From The Gold Standard Labs is a 44-track monster featuring lost and early material. While The Locust usually plays all ages gigs, their show at Enigma Bar on Sat Feb 8 is 18+. Tickets are on sale now through Moshtix.
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The King’s Speech Before Denis O’Hare was ripping the spines out of newsreaders as the King Of Mississippi, Russell Edgington, on HBO’s True Blood, or as Jessica Lange’s henchmen on FX’s American Horror Story, he and director Lisa Peterson worked on adapting Homer’s The Iliad. O’Hare speaks with Rip It Up about his excitement for his one-man show, An Iliad, being selected for the recently-announced Adelaide Festival 2014 program.
’Hare is currently busy commuting between his home in New York and New Orleans, where he is filming season three of American Horror Story, and Los Angeles for premieres. This schedule doesn’t leave a lot of time for rehearsals of An Iliad. “I’ve done it enough now that it’s in my bones,” O’Hare assures. “I run it over my head every so often to keep it going. There are certain passages that I will mutter out loud and walk around once or twice a week just to make sure it’s still there. A lot of it falls into disrepair so I have to revise it.” That being said, when O’Hare performs An Iliad in Adelaide, it will be different to every other performance he has done. Whilst attempting to update Homer’s epic poem about the last 45 days of the 10-year Trojan War, particularly focusing on the conflict between Hector and Achilles, O’Hare and Peterson found themselves uncovering more and more modern contexts in which to place the original story, by mentioning local heroes, places and towns to entrap the audience. Explaining that Homeric performers would have done this while performing it traditionally — giving shout outs to Spartan towns if they were in Sparta and giving certain characters popular in some areas more weight than others — this both serves the Bard tradition as well as helping engage with the audience through metaphors, which was one of Homer’s specialities that the pair tapped into. “We were reaching for metaphors that we understood to make the material relatable to ourselves, and found that this worked its way into
our actual text. It’s also a way of — on another level — implicating the audience. We don’t want the audience to be passive. We don’t want them to just sit there and listen; we want them to be active. When they hear something that’s closer to home, we like them to sit up. So when we are in Australia we have to think about how to localise it. When we list wars – we may add in a particularly Australian war just for the Australian gig.”
“It’s about the audience realising that they are not different from the characters and they are not very far removed from the characters. The things that they are grappling with we are still grappling with.” While this helps keep the material fresh and interesting for O’Hare, the benefit is more for the audience and to the intentions of Homer. “It’s about the audience realising that they are not different from the characters and they are not very far removed from the characters. The things that they are grappling with we are still grappling with. One of the major themes of our thesis is that this guy – Homer – is doomed to repeat this story for as long as it is necessary until it no longer needs to be told. That will be a day when mankind has evolved beyond warfare,” he pauses, chuckling. “Don’t hold your breath!” Indeed, the reason why Peterson, who worked
with O’Hare in the late ‘80s, contacted him to tackle The Iliad in 2005 was due to the war themes inherent in the piece reflecting the contemporary global climate of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Much like the Trojan War, at the time neither war looked like there was a resolution in sight. Growing up in the US during the relatively peaceful post-Vietnam era, this emphasis of war in US politics led O’Hare and Peterson to choosing The Iliad to reflect their personal political opinions. “Both Lisa and I felt very strongly that we were a nation that was at perpetual war. We had become a war nation. We sort of slid into it in a strange way.” Without any official sponsorship, the pair tackled the project whenever they could spare the time as a project of passion. It’s this love of storytelling and the spoken word that helped propel An Iliad and has become its greatest triumph. “The funny thing is that the play – yes, it’s about war, rage and the way in which we find ourselves in a vicious circle, but it’s also about storytelling. It’s about how we relate to one another; entertain each other. We’ve found that audiences eat it up. They love being told a good story and our storyteller comes out there and spins a yarn and really talks to them. In the performance I find myself really talking to the audience; I’m very much taking it in... I want it to be dangerous to them.” ‘Dangerous’ is a strange choice of word for a one-man play, but O’Hare discusses how in some of its incarnations, people have had to be escorted out of theatres due to the graphic nature of the words. “We do a fair bit of choreography but it’s only indicating. We don’t throw spears around and there’s no breasts punctured — there’s no blood flowing. It’s just from the language. It’s a testament to the power of words.” Given An Iliad’s success, O’Hare and Peterson have been commissioned to write a new play about The Bible, The Good Book, which is due for its premiere in Chicago in April 2015. This may seem surprising given that The Iliad has
Horror Stories Denis O’Hare owes much of his recent success to his involvement in Alan Ball’s True Blood and Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story. O’Hare offers some thoughts on arguably the two greatest minds working in television today. On Ryan Murphy: “He generates brilliant ideas, where maybe not all of them are long-lasting or as good as the other but he is just a force of creativity.” On Alan Ball: “Six Feet Under was all from him and then he goes taking True Blood, which is sort of naff and popey, and elevates it in a way which is something else: deliciously camp, sophisticated and deep.”
its own sequel of sorts in Homer’s other epic, The Odyssey. While O’Hare admits The Odyssey is “more fun” than its predecessor, it is not something the pair has considered adapting, with classics including Dante’s Inferno and Paradise Lost higher on the shortlist. But for now, O’Hare is still very much enjoying his part in the new renaissance of television through his projects on cable television. “It’s a funny thing because we’re in the middle of it and we don’t really understand what’s happening. And we may not until we get a bit of distance. It feels like the best work and some of the best minds are working in cable TV. It’s this weird, long format where you can actually develop interesting themes and create interesting characters... We have the time and the independence that cable brings to make different kinds of entertainment. Unfortunately you go to network TV and it’s still not great. It’s pretty formulaic and not very risk-taking but the stuff on cable is pretty incredible and I have been thrilled to be a part of it.” WHAT: An Iliad WHERE: The Adelaide Festival: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre WHEN: Tue Mar 4 – Sat Mar 8, 2014
Lightning Crashes The ‘90s were a different time. Before pop royalty like Britney, Katy and Beyoncé dominated the radio, Australian airwaves were rife with the music of Live – an unassuming rock band from the States that introduced Australia to gloriously epic rock songs like Dolphin’s Cry and I Alone, and taught us to embrace lyricism about phoenixes and roses.
t seems the members in Live didn’t heed the Dolphin’s Cry, however. In 2009 the band dissolved after some well publicised internal disputes, resulting in frontman Ed Kowalczyk (yes, the bald guy) leaving the band. Since then the songwriter has since gone on to enjoy lucrative solo career, but this February he’ll be hitting Australian soil with something more of a throwback in mind – to perform Live’s most famous album, 1994’s Throwing Copper, in celebration of its 20th anniversary as a solo act. The performances will also act as a springboard for him to showcase material from his new album, The Flood And The Mercy. Kowalczyk chats to Rip It Up from his home in Connecticut in the midst of some “decompression time”. “I just go back from a month-long tour of Europe promoting The Flood And The Mercy so I’ve just been catching up at home and trying to relax.” Kowalczyk’s new album The Flood And The Mercy, the third in his solo back catalogue, comes out this week through Sony. “The new album – I’m super proud of it. Again, we just finished this amazing tour of Europe and the fan response was just incredible. They were really into the music, so that has me really energised,” Kowalczyk continues. “Of course, when I’m coming to Australia to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Throwing Copper we’re also going have a set/encore to get some of my solo songs in there. I imagine it will be a pretty long show. We’ll have to get to a lot of different places. Put together by producer Jamie Candiloro, The Flood And The Mercy features a number of exciting collaborations. Notably, founding R.E.M member Peter Buck on a variety of “mysterious sounding” instruments, from guitar to mandolin to sitar. “[Peter Buck] performed on nine songs, and that was sort of a dream come true for me, being a massive R.E.M fan,” he divulges. “So I’m over the moon about it. And the fans that have heard it so far are really loving it.” Despite the choppy history with his old band, Kowalczyk’s songwriting “craft” has “always really been the same, even as a solo artist. “My craft has always really been the same, which is sitting down with an acoustic guitar and coming up with the best melodies I can. So that really hasn’t changed, if anything I’ve just gotten some more collaborations – like this album – which are outside the envelope. I didn’t write anything with Peter [Buck], but we collaborated on the production. So mostly it’s still the same, as far as me just sitting down and coming up with things, but in this new chapter of my life as a solo artist its all about branching out and getting to know new people.” The success of Throwing Copper in Australia is no secret, with the album virtually acting as the primary sustenance for Triple M throughout the better half of the late ‘90s. The Australian response to Kowalczyk’s songwriting has not gone unnoticed.
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“When I think of Australia in general, it’s just this incredible feeling that my music has landed. That it’s just reached really deeply with people. Australian fans have just connected with it on such a deep level with such longevity, and the excitement is just still so palpable for everything I’m doing. As an artist you dream about this kind of fan base, it’s a dream come true.” Aside from the fans, one thing Kowalczyk fondly remembers about our sunburnt country is the coffee. “One of the best ‘dishes’ I’ve ever had in Australia is the coffee!” he laughs. “You guys really know how to coffee. You guys are absolutely devoted to it, and every time I come home I realise how spoilt you guys are on the coffee front.” WHO: Ed Kowalczyk WHAT: The Flood And The Mercy (Sony) & Throwing Copper 20th Anniversary WHERE: Her Majesty’s Theatre WHEN: Fri Feb 7
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Interviews// The Ripple Effect As a founding member of The Transatlantics and The Shaolin Afronauts, Ross McHenry is no stranger to the Adelaide music scene. With the support of Arts SA and the Adelaide Festival, McHenry was able to bring together five musicians from the US, Australia and New Zealand to perform his own compositions earlier this year, resulting in new record Distant Oceans.
hereas The Transatlantics take influence from ‘70s soul music, and the Afronauts from late ‘60s and ‘70s Afrobeat, McHenry says the new project has more contemporary influences, especially LAbased electronic and instrumental hip hop labels Brainfeeder and Stones Throw Records. “I think it’s a very different concept… That kind of contemporary electronic/sampled music was a big influence in the writing process,” he says. The new set of influences inspired McHenry to name the group The Future Ensemble, as well paying homage to the jazz fusion and avant garde movements of the ‘70s with its cosmic theme. “I guess the idea for myself as an artist is to look forward and create something new.” McHenry said the project took 18 months of preparation before their first performance at Adelaide Festival’s Barrio in March of this year. “Bringing together three artists from overseas to work in Adelaide in a project is a pretty massive undertaking. It was definitely the biggest thing logistically I’ve ever done, which is saying something, since I’ve done records with over 20 people. But for me it was the next step. I like working on big projects, and thinking big, and I’m happy to work on long timeframes to make those a reality.”
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McHenry met drummer Mayele Manzanza in London at the Redbull Music Academy in 2010 and keyboardist and electronic manipulator Mark de Clive-Lowe while studying with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson in LA in 2011. He had them and saxophonist Adam Page, who now resides in Wellington, in mind when writing music for The Future Ensemble. “One of the beautiful things about writing music is that you’re writing knowing that whoever plays the music is going to bring their own personality to it. It was a pretty cool opportunity to write for a totally different set of people who are amazing artists and really quite influential within their field in the global music scene.” The band went into the studio the day after their Barrio performance after only two rehearsals, resulting in the Distant Oceans record. McHenry said the recording process wasn’t different to performing live because it was recorded entirely live. “There’s no overdubs, no edits, it is what it is. To me, even though it’s never 100 percent perfect, it’s actually much more beautiful that way, it’s much more human.”
“We all improvise by using skills and ideas that we have in our lives, and I think that’s what I try to do with music.” McHenry explained that much of the album is improvised, but people tend to get hung up on the labels in jazz. “Improvisation is something that is actually core to being a human being. We all improvise by using skills and ideas that we have in our lives, and I think that’s what I try to do with music. It’s not a carbon copy of improvised music 50 years ago; it’s trying to be improvised music now in 2013.” McHenry wouldn’t call Distant Oceans a jazz record, but a contemporary instrumental record equally influenced by jazz and electronic music and hip hop. “Hip hop and electronic music has had a profound influence on me as a musician, the way that I perceive music, and the way that I write music. To deny that and try to do something that is more traditional is actually not being true to myself. I think that’s the view of the artist involved in this project has, and it’s why I wanted to work with them in the first place.” The two months McHenry spent in LA immediately before
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recording Distant Oceans influenced his music. “LA has this natural fusion of things, there’s so much shit going on, there’s so many people from different parts of the world, that it just creates these really organic movements in music.” McHenry was blown away by money raised through crowd funding, which made the recording of the album possible. “People aren’t really buying physical albums anymore, and as a result the investment in the creation of albums declined dramatically. There is a need for people who love music to support it in any way they can, and pre-ordering via crowd funding is pretty good way to support the music that you want to see made in the world.” McHenry said there are already plans in the works to record and play shows mid-to-late next year. “You’ll definitely be seeing a lot more of this group.”
WHO: Ross McHenry WHAT: Distant Oceans (First World Records)
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“Pure theatre: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying.” TIME OUT
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Dunstan Playhouse, 4-8 Mar The power of Homer’s age-old story is unleashed on a modern audience in a contemporary, in-your-face retelling.
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Snowtown: Live (AUS) Stars of the Lid (US) Morton Subotnick performing Silver Apples of the Moon (US) Nurse With Wound (UK) The Haxan Cloak (UK) Moritz von Oswald Trio featuring Tony Allen (GER/NGA) Emptyset (UK) Gardland (AUS)
THE BORDER PROJECT AND ONTROEREND GOED (AUS/BEL) With text by Alexander Devriendt and the original cast
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Adelaide’s annual festival to celebrate the city's diverse sexuality and queer culture, Feast, introduces a flagship event in 2013: a DJ party. Aptly titled Bedlam, the party will feature some of Australia’s leading queer DJs. Rip It Up caught up with one of Sydney’s veterans, DJ Sveta, to find out what expertise she will be able to bring to Bedlam. Whatever your sexual orientation, there’s no denying Mardi Gras’ reputation as one of the world’s biggest dance parties, an event which DJ Sveta has helped shape for over a decade. “I guess my biggest claim to fame is my involvement with Mardi Gras," she explains. "I’ve played at the main Mardi Gras party for every year since 1997. I think I hold the record for the most appearances ever at that particular party.” This reputation has led to DJ Sveta being invited to travel the world, support artists such as Peaches and Tommy Lee and make her mark on fashion runways. So far, DJ Sveta has worked for Chanel, Collette Dinnigan, Zimmerman and Vogue at parades nationally and at Paris Fashion Week. She is also the recurring Music Director for Australian highfashion designer Alex Perry, which was a gig that surprised no one more than her. “Someone name-dropped me to Zimmerman in 2005 so I was commissioned for that. The same stylist was working with Alex Perry. He was already the top couture label at the time and has only become more massive since. Apparently his Music Director dropped out a couple of days later so they called me up and came to my house to talk about doing his show. I have literally been working with him since then.” So what's it like to work for Alex Perry?
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"Alex has a very distinct style of working. He likes big, loud commercial music. It's not my favourite but I do appreciate some of it. My job is to find a way to bring the best tracks in that genre that reflect the clothes." DJ Sveta is sure that the relationship works so well as she is able to draw on all her knowledge as a “music nut” and apply it to the context of a fashion parade. “We have discussions and I play an idea to the designer and then we go back and forth. One time during an Alex Perry show I mixed 17 songs in 12 minutes live.” A focus on live DJing – which DJ Sveta laments is an all-too-forgotten art – is something very important to DJ Sveta. She is proud that she never uses technology to mix tracks for her and assures that there will always be people who appreciate the traditional forms of DJing - especially in
underground New York clubs. While she reminisces about developing back problems due to carrying crates of vinyls down Oxford St – something she doesn’t particularly miss – she is concerned that today’s DJs are not engaged enough with the craft and artistry that a DJ was capable of when she first started. “DJing used to be about a journey,” she explains. “It used to be about coming in and listening to the DJ who takes them on this incredible journey to somewhere they may have never expected. It’s not really about the journey anymore. The current population also have a very short attention span. It’s a much quicker paced generation; people are now playing something like 100 songs in an hour. It’s not the same anymore.” For Bedlam, DJ Sveta will be joined by the likes of fellow DJs Kitty Glitter, Kate Munroe
and Alex Taylor, an event that will promote national and local talent while celebrating Adelaide's queer culture. Apart from this DJ Sveta also hopes that Bedlam punters will enjoy the "journey" she hopes to create using her wealth of knowledge, bringing some of her experiences from Sydney and New York residencies to Adelaide. “I’ll also like to find out about the Adelaide scene and hopefully play some favourites that people in Adelaide really like. I don’t think that every scene in the same, so I would love to entertain everyone.” WHO: DJ Sveta WHAT: Feast Festival WHERE: ANZ Cluster WHEN: Sat Nov 16
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Chicago house has not sounded this urgent in two decades, as Windy City resident DJ Rashad pushes the footwork scene to new heights with a brilliant LP in a year of stellar electronic albums. His fifth album Double Cup perfectly fuses house and techno with instrumental hip hop, meaning Rashad is the Dilla of Chicago. With all but two joints featuring guests (frequently Spinn and Taso), it’s amazing how succinct Double Cup sounds as the stoned stabs and locked grooves represent the new sound of Chicago. The B-boy house edge of Rashad is best heard in the opening track Feelin, as well as Pass That Shit and Only One while Drank, Kush, Barz features a jungle edge and the Addison Groove featuring Acid Bit is a frantic acid cut for the new generation. Chicago, welcome back. It’s been too long. David Knight
Boston duo Soul Clap step back in time and jump across the pond to curate a mix of garage and two step classics from ‘90s label Nice ‘N’ Ripe. While some may think Soul Clap are a bizarre choice to mix these underground UK classics, the duo are pioneers of EFunk and the Boston sound and they have always had a R&B and garage edge to their slo-mo brand of funk and soul ridden house. The duo have largely kept faithful to Nice ‘N’ Ripe’s original pressings (only a couple of re-edits here for those garage heads who might have been worried) as the Clap showcase classics such as Dangerous Liason’s Smoov and Sylvester’s Turn Table Mixer plus 28 other tracks to a new audience. Jeff Spicoli
He told Justin Bieber to “fuck off and put some clothes on” earlier this year when the brat superstar demanded he play some hip hop while DJing in South Korea and now the EDM warrior is returning to Adelaide, playing Red Square on Fri Nov 1. The Diffused Music boss has remixed all the big names of the music biz (Lady Gaga, Diddy and Calvin Harris) and is know for the dancefloor hits Warrior and Platinum Chains.
Alex Smoke The UK’s Alex Smoke is bringing his live show back to Adelaide, playing Cuckoo on Fri Nov 8 with the TechPhonics crew. The Glasgow producer made his name through many acclaimed records on Slam’s Soma imprint before setting up Hum+Haw with Jim Hutchinson. Supports: Daniel Constantine, Joe Miller, Matt Abstrax and Trav Bell.
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Tour Guide/ THU OCT 31
5IVE @ HQ TONY HADLEY & SEAN KEMP @ Governor Hindmarsh THE BENNIES @ Enigma Bar
FRI NOV 1
LIGHTNING BOLT @ Jive Bar STONEFIELD @ Fowler’s Live FOREVER THE OPTIMIST, GUARDS OF MAY & MERCURY SKY @ Ed Castle
SAT NOV 2
VIOLENT SOHO @ Uni Bar GUS G’s FIREWIND & BEC LAUGHTON @ Fowler’s Live BRITISH INDIA @ Governor Hindmarsh THE BON SCOTTS @ Grace Emily Hotel
SUN NOV 3
THE DAMES @ Wheatsheaf Hotel
TUE NOV 5
BEYONCЀ @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
WED NOV 6
SAT NOV 23
HITS & PITS FESTIVAL 2.0: BLACK FLAG, BOYSETFIRE, NO FUN AT ALL, JUGHEAD’S REVENGE & OFF WITH THEIR HEADS @ Governor Hindmarsh MOONSORROW @ Governor Hinsmarsh TUMBLEWEED @ UniBar KINKY FRIEDMAN @ Governor Hindmarsh SMOKIE @ Her Majesty’s Theatre BUSBY MAROU @ Fowler’s Live THE SCREAMING JETS & THE SNOWDROPPERS @ Governor Hinsmarsh
SAT NOV 30
NECK DEEP @ Fowler’s Live COSENTINO @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre DEEP SOUTH SA BLUES, ROOTS & FOLK FESTIVAL @ Governor Hindmarsh THE SPASMS @ Worldsend Hotel
SUN DEC 1
THU NOV 7
MUSE & BIRDS OF TOKYO @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre ROCKWIZ @ Thebarton Theatre INSANE CLOWN POSSE @ Governor Hindmarsh
FRI NOV 8
EVAN & THE BRAVE @ Ed Castle THE OCEAN PARTY @ Hotel Metropolitan
SAT NOV 9
DREAM ON DREAMER @ Uni Bar N’FA JONES @ Rocket Bar
SUN NOV 10
CALL THE SHOTS @ BlueBee Room BLOOD BROTHERS @ Crown & Anchor BRONSON @ Crown & Anchor
FRI NOV 15 – SUN NOV 17
SUPANOVA @ Adelaide Showground
FRI NOV 15
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FRI NOV 29
BEYONCЀ @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre THE KILL DEVIL HILLS @ Jive Bar JESSICA MAUBOY @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre ALEX GIBSON @ Grace Emily Hotel THE MORNING NIGHT @ Jive Bar
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TUE NOV 26
PASSENGER @ Thebarton Theatre
WED DEC 4
THU DEC 5
JUSTIN BIEBER @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
FRI DEC 6
TODD TERRY @ Garage Bar THE BAMBOOS @ Governor Hindmarsh
SAT DEC 7
WORLD’S END PRESS @ Rhino Room JONESEZ @ Ed Castle Hotel GUITAR WOLF @ Enigma Bar
Sarah McLeod has had a massive year with The Superjesus Resurrection Tour and now all the attention turns to her new solo EP 96% Love Songbook, which is heavily influenced by songs from the '50s and '60s. Sarah talks to Rip It Up about the EP ahead of her two shows at the Promethean.
Was the style of music on 96% Love Songbook something you had always planned to but found the time to fit it in? “To be honest this wasn’t planned! It all happened really fast and I had been worked on a solo album that was just acoustic pop rock which I’ve been working on for a couple of years so I’ve still got all the songs sitting there,” McLeod explains. “One day, only a few weeks ago I busted out that song In The Mood and I really liked this, thinking to myself I should do a couple more in this style. This is the kind of music I like to listen to anyway and then I wrote a couple more. Before I release this ever-looming album I’ll probably never put out, I might just whack out an EP of songs like this, which were coming thick and
JON ENGLISH & THE FOSTERS BROTHERS @ Governor Hindmarsh THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS @ Uni Bar
SUN NOV 17
MICHAEL MCINTYRE @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
WED NOV 20
IAN BALL @ Grace Emily Hotel
THU NOV 21
BOY AND BEAR @ HQ BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME @ Uni Bar MOON SORROW @ Governor Hindmarsh CLOSURE IN MOSCOW @ Jive Bar
FRI NOV 22 – SAT NOV 23
GORGEOUS FESTIVAL: ESKIMO JOE, JOHN BUTLER TRIO, LANIE LANE, BLUE KING BROWN, THELMA PLUM, THE AUDREYS & MORE @ Serafino Winery, McLaren Vale
FRI NOV 22
THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS @ Jive Bar ELIZABETH ROSE @ Rocket Bar I KNOW LEOPARD @ Ed Castle DJ SPEN @ Mr Kim’s
WHO: Sarah McLeod WHAT: 96% Love Songbook (Cassette Entertainment) WHERE: The Promethean WHEN: Thu Oct 31 & Fri Nov 1
VANS WARPED TOUR: THE OFFSPRING, PARKWAY DRIVE, THE USED, SIMPLE PLAN, NEW FOUND GLORY & MORE @ TBC
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TUE DEC 10
CITY AND COLOUR @ Thebarton Theatre STEEL PANTHER & BUCKCHERRY @ Adelaide Entertainment Cnetre
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WED DEC 11
BON JOVI & KID ROCK @ AAMI Stadium LEONARD COHEN @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
THU DEC 12
CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES @ Governor Hindmarsh SUN DEC 17 LOOPTROOP ROCKERS & SAGE FRANCIS @ Governor Hindmarsh
THU DEC 19
HUMAN NATURE @ Festival Theatre
TUE JAN 14
PARAMORE @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
FRI JAN 17
THE BOYS OF SUMMER TOUR: BLESS THEFALL, LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES & THE COLOR MORALE @ Fowler’s Live
THU JAN 23
WE ARE SCIENTISTS @ Governor Hindmarsh
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“Definitely going for the volume two. Lyrically I’ll definitely expand of the themes I’m looking at — that was just to get the ball rolling. Stylistically and production-wise I’m sticking with this '60s influence thing because I really love it. All the ideas I think of are in that style and I don’t think about what such and such would do. The first ideas that come to my mind are '50s and '60s because I’ve listened to so much of that music. It just comes faster to me. If I stick with this I’ll be happier.” What’s in store for the live show, as there are so many ways you could take it? “I’ve got some of my favourite songs in there as covers but there are so many I want to do. When I went through the list I [realised] I’m going to have to choose. I can’t go all bloody night — some will have to go! But it was like, 'That can’t go and I can’t not do that and I’ll be terribly sad if that’s not in the set'. So there’s some fine tuning to do.”
SUN DEC 8
DAN SULTAN @ Governor MON DEC 9 Hindmarsh APES & HEY GERONIMO ALICIA KEYS & JOHN LEGEND @ Adelaide @ Rocket Bar Entertainment Centre
SAT NOV 16
fast and were easy to write. I wrote all the songs within a couple of weeks and went in to the studio to lay them down, so now it’s out.” It was an antique purchase that led McLeod to write the songs. “I bought this old Grundig record player, which meant I could listen to all my vinyl again. It is this amazing piece of furniture and it’s huge. I went to this old record store looking for some vinyl knowing I couldn’t play it anyway as [my old record player] was broken. I could hear Wilson Pickett coming out of this sound system and I looked down and [checked it out]. It’s like this big wooden bench and you lift up the lid and the record player is inside it. There are all these draws and compartments, even a radio and the speakers are in it like the cabinet. It was like, 'I’m buying these records and I’m buying that player'. The guy delivered it to my house and brought it upstairs and set it up, which was so nice. Ever since that I’ve started listening to all my old vinyl again and it has reignited my passion for '50s and '60s tunes, which is all I have on vinyl.” If you like the direction McLeod has taken on 96% Love Songbook; you could expect more of the same in the future.
As one of the wildest, most frenetic drummers on the planet, Brian Chippendale is a man apart. He breaks down the perceived intricacies of Lightning Bolt with Rip It Up.
Lightning Bolt have crafted a truly unique trajectory into the world of noise rock. The duo, made up of Brian Chippendale (drums, vocals) and Brian Gibson (bass), have evolved in their own inimitable way, crafting five albums in the process. Lightning Bolt started as an art project, and certain features of their shows - playing in amongst the crowd, Chippendale's crudely crafted mask, and the staccato anything-goes delivery of both instrumentation and vocals - are alluring aspects of this enigmatic act. “The process has made them, or reinforced the themes and steered the ship in that direction, for sure,” Chippendale agrees. “That is one thing that I am grateful for from playing
on the floor for so long is that it's made me become a much more physical drummer than I was... There are many shortcuts for a drummer, but if you are on the floor, not willing to use a PA and really need to go for it to properly fill out a room, there's not a lot of shortcuts left.” It's the catharsis of getting behind the kit that really drives Chippendale. “For the last two years the elevator in the building where Brian and I practice has been broken, so after I play, say, a solo show, I've got 700 pounds of really awkward equipment to carry up these three really long flight of stairs. When I take it down it takes a day, it's like 23 trips or something up and down these stairs. But I noticed recently after a solo show I was lazy, so it took me two days to get it all upstairs, then set the shit up on the third day, and I felt kind of depressed for those couple of days. Then as soon as I got it all and set it up and sat down to drum, I felt good again... It's a great exercise routine for me, and it's important - it's survival, like my daily dose of mental stability.” The incremental shifts in aesthetic have been
from something garish and larger-than-life to an outfit willing to embrace their darker side. Chippendale admits that such a shift is indicative of life: as much as things change, things remain the same. “At the very beginning I think we were very cartoonish, and I think over time we lost a little of that. Definitely not as people, but for some reason the music has lost a little of that sense of humour, I sometimes think. Maybe even my vocal stylings have gotten a little more serious whereas before it was a little chirpier... It's this strange balance; some of our shows can be quite aggressive, which then turns the set into something pretty dark. But at the same time it feels weird, I mean, c'mon! This is Lightning Bolt! We're not Slayer or anything. For the most part people are there to have a good time.” WHO: Lightning Bolt WHERE: Jive WHEN: Fri Nov 1
The Guide// THURSDAY 31ST ARKABA HOTEL – Lounge Bar: Bill Parton (8.30pm) BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Quizmeisters Trivia (7.30pm) BOTANIC BAR – Big Bubba & Betty BRECKNOCK HOTEL – Breakaway Sing-A-Long Session (8.30pm) CAMEO BAR – Cameoke with Andy CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: Halloween Show with Tombstone Hunters Club, The Clause and Bas Blood & Broken Bones. Front Bar: DJ Antface 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 – The Bennies, Hightime, Fresh Kills & Scum Vegas
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GILBERT STREET HOTEL – Craig Atkins Solo (7pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Band Room: Tony Handley (Hits of Spandau Ballet) Front Bar: Mick Kidd, Cal Williams Jnr, Lazy Eye & more GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Ghyti & Matt Hayward GRAND BAR – OMG HIGHWAY – DJ Alli (8pm) HOTEL METRO – Camp A Low Hum Play Off: Rule Of Thirds, Bruff Superior, Big Richard Insect, Body Horror, Glamour Lakes & Swimming (9pm) HOTEL RICHMOND – All Vinyl DJ (6pm) HQ – Riot Society hosted by Uberjak’d LIGHT HOTEL – SCALA Live (8pm) MARION HOTEL – Cue N Brew: 888 Poker (6.30pm) PJ O’BRIENS – DJ Grillz (9pm) PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL – Thirsty Thursday with DJ Tango ROCKET BAR – Wild Things (9pm) SUGAR – Jazz Pancake with locals and guests THE LION HOTEL – Clearway (9pm) WHITMORE HOTEL – Rainbow Jam Sessions (7.30pm)
FRIDAY 1ST ALMA TAVERN – Fresh Fridays with DJs ARCHER HOTEL – Upstairs: DJ Jaki J (9.30pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Lounge Bar: Kym Purling (8pm) AUSTRAL – The Austral House Band (7pm) BAROSSA WEINTAL HOTEL – Gerry O (7.30pm) BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt (7pm) BOTANIC BAR – Troy J Been, Prince Aaronak and Suckerpunch BRAHMA LODGE HOTEL – Fast Fuse BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CAMEO BAR – DJs Lars, Lenny and guests CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: Have/Hold, Grenadiers, Weightless, Crash & DJ Adam. Front Bar: Carla Lippis (5pm) DRAGONFLY BAR & DINING – Downtown with DJs DUKE OF YORK – Tom & Rose (7pm) ED CASTLE – Forever The Optimist, Kingston Downes & Colibrium ELECTRIC CIRCUS – Trashbags with resident DJs Capt N Cook, Mangie and Terror Terror plus guests ELYSIUM LOUNGE – DJs EMU HOTEL – Eleven ENFIELD HOTEL – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (6pm) ENIGMA – Bar 2: Repeat Offenders Music. Bar 3: A Ghost Orchestra, Cold Front, Millimeter, Jurassic Penguin & Racoon City Police Department ESPLANADE HOTEL – Enuf Said (8pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Andy (Gracewood), Halfway To Forth, Bart Thrupp & Goldstein FINDON HOTEL – karaoke (8.30pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Back Room: Adelaide’s Deuces Wild Rockabilly Weekender: Marti Brom, The Jalopy Demons, Lucky Seven, Salvy & The Hired Help & DJ Jesse (7.30pm) Front Bar: Appalachian String Band Fiddle Sessions & Irish Sessions GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Cambodian Space Project GRAND JUNCTION TAVERN– Area 51 HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – DJ Chaps and DJ Lumeire HOTEL METRO – Spartak, Sparkspitter, Ashtray & Found Drugs DJs (9pm) HOTEL TIVOLI – Honey with DJs IRISH CLUB – Shamrocks ‘n’ Shenanigans Live Acoustic Sessions (7pm) JIVE – Lightning Bolt
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LIGHT HOTEL – Black Market (9pm) LIMBO – DJs LONDON TAVERN – Live Acoustic Weekly (5pm) Rewind Fridays with DJ Wolfman LORD MELBOURNE – karaoke with Laura Lee MARINA SUNSET BAR – live acoustic music MARION HOTEL – Bart’s Bar: Graham Lawrence (6.30pm) MARS BAR – guests DJs plus drag shows MICK O’SHEA’S – Jazz Man & Mitch (7pm) OFFICE ON PIRIE – DJ Jess (4.30pm) PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL – Live Music – Acoustic Session (6pm) DJ (9pm) PRODUCERS HOTEL – Club 5082: Burnout, Our Devices, Brat86, Line 39 & Dirty Chins (6.30pm) RACQUETS SA – 60/40 with DJ Lee (8pm)
RAMSGATE HOTEL – DJ SNAKE & DJ RUPHEO (9PM) RED SQUARE – DJs REX HOTEL – karaoke RHINO ROOM – Transmission: Adelaide’s Premier Indie Night ROB ROY HOTEL –Rachel Cearns & Annie (6pm) DJ Smiley (8pm) ROCKET BAR – Cats at Rocket (9pm) ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Acoustic Sessions (7.30pm) SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – DJ (8pm) SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB – Pete Cornelius & The DeVilles (9pm) STAG – Upstairs: DJ Mitchy Burnz & MC Scotty (9pm) Downstairs: DJs Brades, Skinny B & Parry (5.30pm) STAMFORD PLAZA: CASCADES – Jacqui Lim (6.30pm) 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 – Transit (9pm) THE ELEPHANT –DJ Grillz (9pm) Transit (9.30pm) THE GOODY – Ch@t Room THE LION HOTEL – live entertainment TONSLEY HOTEL – John McKay (4.45pm) One Planet (9pm) VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – DJs VILLAGE TAVERN – Animal House (8.30pm)
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The Guide// WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Joe Murphy & Sam Brittain (9pm) WOODCROFT TAVERN – Stiff William ZHIVAGO – Skream DJs Halloween Weekend: Skot, Track Team & Terence
SATURDAY 2ND ARCHER HOTEL – Downstairs: Jaki J plus Bongo Madness with Alex. Upstairs: DJ Ed Law (9.30pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Sportys Bar: The Incredibles Halloween Party (10pm) Top Of The Ark: Adelaide Knife Show (9am) Kim Purling Trio Reunion (8.30pm) BOTANIC BAR – Sanji, Brad Sawyer and Tom Wilson BRIDGEPORT HOTEL – karaoke with Gemma (9pm) BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CAFÉ NOVA GAWLER – Lily & The Drum (2.30pm) CAVAN HOTEL – Karnival with live bands (9pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Ghost Ships & Lost City Presents: Ocean Graves 3 Halloween Party
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CROWN HOTEL: VICTOR HARBOUR – Abba Gold CUMBERLAND HOTEL: GLANVILLE – karaoke with Nicole (8pm) DRAGONFLY – rotating DJs playing techno, house, disco and everything in between DUBLIN HOTEL – Slyde (3pm) DUKE OF YORK – Front Room: DJ Mitchy B. Beer Garden: DJ Parry. Upstairs: DJ Skinny B, MC Scotty and guest DJs ELECTRIC CIRCUS – Arcade Disco with resident DJs Junior, Dancespace and friends EMU HOTEL – Devine Alls: Divinyls Show ENCORE NIGHTCLUB – resident DJs and guests (9pm) ENIGMA – Master Of Puppets (Metallica Tribute) & Pistenbroke EXETER HOTEL – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (7pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Dave Graney, Will Hindmarsh & Wam and Daz GARAGE BAR – DJs (10pm) GILBERT STREET HOTEL – DJ Marky Polo (8pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Band Room: British India. Front Bar: Bedrock
GRACE EMILY HOTEL – The Bon Scotts GRAND BAR – Destination Saturdays with DJs and MCs HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Gate Crashes (9pm) HIGHWAY – DJ Griff (9pm) HOPE INN – karaoke (7pm) HOTEL METRO – Paper Arms, Featherweight, Archives & Dilettantes (9pm) HOTEL RICHMOND – DJ Sly HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE –The Front: Everybody Talks (8.30pm) HOTEL TIVOLI – Exotica with DJs Sleepy Hips and guests (8pm) JACK RUBY – Soul Social – live band and vinyl DJs (8pm) JIVE – GOSH with DJ Craig KINGSFORD HOTEL: GAWLER – karaoke LAKES RESORT HOTEL – Dino Jag Acoustic (9pm) LONDON TAVERN – DJs Captiv8, Justice, Soundflex, AJ and MC Renard (10pm) MARINA SUNSET BAR – DJs playing the best in house and electro MARION HOTEL – Bart’s Bar: Franky F (5.30pm) Two Hard Basket (8.30pm) MARS BAR – guest DJs plus a drag show MICK O’SHEA’S – One Planet (9pm) OLD BUSH INN: WILLUNGA – Chris Finnen Electric Band (8.30pm) OLD SPOT HOTEL – Van Demons Band PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Street Talk (8pm) PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – Wild Ones (8pm) PJ O’BRIENS – Unknown To Man (10.30pm) PORT NOARLUNGA FOOTBALL CLUB – Stray Dog Strut, Asylum Butchery & As Daylight Dies (8pm)
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The next DEPARTURE event on November 8 at the Art Gallery of South Australia is going to be utterly exotic! Think gigantic colonnades, monumental mansions, Bollywood beats, artist talks, henna, food and an open bar to celebrate their new exhibition, Realms of Wonder: Jain, Hindu and Islamic Art of India.
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RED SQUARE – DJs Marek, Law, Dub Drop DJs, Decker, Bollocks, Krispy, Shawty, Capital D, DV8 and Jazz plus MCs Skippy and Dylan RHINO ROOM – Plus One Halloween Party: Indiago, Wolf Pack Attack & Bills ROCKET BAR – Rocket Saturdays (9pm) SANDBAR – requests with DJs SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – Sonic Divas (8pm) SEBEL PLAYFORD – Acoustically Raw (8pm) SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – Mascara (9pm)
STAG – Downstairs: Jasper Cownie Acoustic & Transmission DJs (8.30pm) Upstairs: Some Brown DJ (9pm) SUGAR – ITDE DJs and interstate & international guests SWAN REACH HOTEL – Mick Kidd SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA – Shuffle TALBOT HOTEL – DJ playing retro and requests TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Andy Mac (7.30pm) TEQUILA REA – Bongo Madness with guest DJs THE BARKER HOTEL – KT Buzz Duo (8.30pm) THE ELEPHANT – DJ Grillz (9pm) Transit (9.30pm) THE LION HOTEL – Absolut Saturdays: Wasabi (9pm) TONSLEY HOTEL –Trick featuring Troy Harrison (8.30pm) VALLEY INN – karaoke VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – Rumours WALKERS ARMS HOTEL – DJ Sessions (9pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Adrian’s Secondhand Book Sale (12pm) Spiral Dance (9pm) WHITELINE TRANSPORT – Adelaide’s Deuces Wild Rockabilly Weekender: The Detonators, The Lincolns, The Sugarshakers, The Saucermen, The Flattrackers, The Satellites & DJ Jesse (5pm) WINDSOR HOTEL – Jump N Jive (8.45pm) WOODCROFT TAVERN – karaoke (8pm) YANKALILLA HOTEL – Three Humped Camel ZHIVAGO – High Heels DJs Halloween Weekend: Bottle Rocket, Osiris, Ryley & Gumshoe
SUNDAY 3RD ALMA TAVERN – Sunday School ARKABA HOTEL – Top Of The Ark: Adelaide Knife Show (10am) Schnitz & Giggles Comedy: Theatresports Cup (6.30pm) 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 – Flight 69 (4pm) BRIDGEWAY HOTEL – Steff Hauk (1pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Sunday Rubdown DOCKSIDE TAVERN – Leo Beinke (1pm) DOG & DUCK – Sneaky Sundays with Jak Morris
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The Guide // DUBLIN HOTEL – Theo (3pm) DUCK INN: COROMANDEL VALLEY – Shannon (3pm) ED CASTLE – Beer Garden: Acoustic Sundays (2pm) EMU HOTEL – Thelma & Louise (2pm) ESPLANADE HOTEL – Mitch (4pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – The Faction EUREKA TAVERN – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (11.30am) GAWLER GOLD CUP – Lily & The Drum (5pm) GLENELG SURF CLUB – La Mar Sundays (3pm) GLENELG PIER ONE BAR – Unknown To Man Duo (2pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Vaudeville Vibes – Dr Sketchy’s event GRACE EMILY HOTEL – The Brouhaha & Bart Thrupp GRAND BAR – bands, DJs and MCs HOTEL METRO – Boys Boys Boys, The Spooks, Miss Fellows & Sister Rose (9pm) HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – The Front: 888 Poker (6.30pm) LIGHT HOTEL – Vonni’s Big Arvo LORD MELBOURNE HOTEL – Sound Factory MARINA SUNSET BAR – Sunset Sessions featuring live acoustic music MARS BAR – VJK classic video hits MICK O’SHEA’S – Viotar (2pm) PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Dino Jag Acoustic (2.30pm) PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – Two Hard Basket (4pm) PLAYFORD TAVERN – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (5pm)
RAMSGATE HOTEL – JACQUI LIM (4PM) TOM KURZEL & ED TRAINOR FORTNIGHTLY ROTATION (7.30PM) ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Funk & Soul Sessions (7.30pm) SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic soloists SEMAPHORE RSL – Fast Fuse SEMAPHORE PALAIS – Mr Buzzy (4pm) SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB – Junior Bowles (4pm) SUGAR – Mods, Driller and Nu Jeans TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Acoustic Sessions THE HALFWAY HOTEL – Adelaide’s Deuces Wild Rockabilly Weekender: The Belvederes, East Texas, The Silverados, West Texas Crude & DJ Jesse (1pm)
THE LION HOTEL – Andrew Hayes (2.30pm) Quinny, Parko & Friends (6pm) WELLINGTON HOTEL: WELLINGTON – Sunday Sessions: live music on the banks of the Murray (3pm) WEST THEBBY HOTEL – karaoke with Margi & Shaggy (8.30pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – The Dames (4pm) ZHIVAGO – Black Cherry DJs Halloween Weekend: Zooma, Gumshoe & Ryley
MONDAY 4TH CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: Juno (7pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Dan Heath GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Rear Admiral Stand Up Comedy. Balcony Bar: Lord Stompy’s Tin Sandwich GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – Bar 180: Ultimate Quiz with Graham Lawrence (7pm) PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Complete Trivia (7pm) RHINO ROOM – One Mic Stand open mic comedy SUGAR – Big Bubba and Eric The Falcon THE LION HOTEL – Brian Ruiz with Troy Loakes and Paul Vallen (8pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – COMA Spring Sessions: R Domain featuring Kelli Rowe & Watt? (8pm)
TUESDAY 5TH ARKABA HOTEL – Top Of The Ark: Melbourne Cup Variety Club Lunch With Cosi (11.30am) The Incredibles Afterparty (4pm) AUSSIE INN HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7pm) BOTANIC BAR – Ash Wilson CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: Cranker Comedy Front Bar: DJs Stevie & Duncan DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Irish Sessions (8pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Bitches of Zeus DJs GASLIGHT TAVERN – The Blues Lounge hosted by Ron Davidson & Trevor Graham (8pm) GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7.30pm)
GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Uke Night with Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society GRACE EMILY HOTEL – On The Fly’s Horrible Horror Stories HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – Melbourne Cup MC Andrew Jarman & KG’s Complete Trivia (12pm) HOTEL METRO – Acoustic Club (8pm) MARION HOTEL – Bart’s Bar: Graham Lawrence Melbourne Cup Lunch (11am) PJ O’BRIENS – Davy T’s Music Trivia (7.30pm) PORT NOARLUNGA & CHRISTIE’S BEACH RSL – Acoustic Rendevous Live Music Open Mic (7.30pm) ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – cover band (8.30pm) SERAFINOS: MCLAREN VALE – Remedy (2pm) SUGAR – CU Next Tuesday with Sonny Side-Up and Driller THE LION HOTEL – Zkye and Damo (7.30pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Katrina Caton Melbourne Cup Lunch (12.30pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – TA Tuesdays: DJs Ryley & APEX (8pm) WHITMORE HOTEL – Acoustic Raw Jam WINDSOR HOTEL – Melbourne Cup MC Steve Murphy & KG’s Complete Trivia (12pm)
WEDNESDAY 6TH ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – Musica Viva: Academy of Ancient Music & Sara Macliver (7.30pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Latino Grooves Salsa Classes (6pm) BOTANIC BAR – Gemma CENTRAL DISTRICTS FOOTBALL CLUB – Quiz Wiz Trivia (7.45pm) CHALLA GARDENS HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7pm) CHRISTIES BEACH HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7.30pm) CLOVERCREST HOTEL – karaoke (7.30pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: Glass Skies. Front Bar: Geek with DJ Tr!p DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Dan’s Open Mic Night (7.30pm) EXCHANGE HOTEL: GAWLER – Live Music Exchange (7.30pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Curtis FINDON HOTEL – Muso’s Jam hosted by Streaker FINSBURY HOTEL – karaoke (8pm)
FIRST COMMERCIAL HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7.30pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Band Room: Battleﬁeld Band. Front Bar: Open Mic Night GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Glen Musto (College Fall) & Chris Matthews HIGHWAY – The Combi Room: Georgia Carey Solo HOTEL METRO – Summerhead & Sour Sob Bob (9pm) HQ –NeverLand KENSINGTON HOTEL – Open Uke Night (7pm) LIGHT HOTEL – Open Mic Night (8pm) MARION HOTEL – Cue N Brew: Adelaide Comedy with Georgie Carroll & Jason Chong (8pm) MICK O’SHEA’S – Celtic Connection PORTLAND HOTEL – karaoke with Shaggy (9pm) ROCKET BAR – Punk Ass Kids: An Exercise in Rock N Roll ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Jazz Sessions (7.30pm) SEAFORD HOTEL – karaoke with Suzanne (8.30pm) SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – karaoke with Margi (7.30pm) SUGAR – Mixed Tape with Lauren Rose, Ferris Mular and Mr Whiskas THE LION HOTEL – Proton Pill (9pm) THE SOUL BOX – Busker’s Box Open Mic (7.30pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Tonsley Trivia (7pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – TA Bar: Trivia Wednesdays (7pm) WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music
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Supanova Dean O’Gorman is, he explains, “a little rusty and blurgh” today after just getting off the plane from LA, but he’s still keen to talk about his role as the dwarf Fili in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, how much he’s looking forward to coming to this year’s Adelaide Supanova convention and how much he’s always liked South Australia.
Yeah, I know the place better than you might be thinking, as I shot McLeod ’s Daughters down there for more than a year,” O’Gorman says. “I was based in Sydney and so I came back and forth and back and forth, but I still spent tons and tons of time there, all through the hot and the cold, both of which Adelaide does quite well!” However, there are obvious problems with talking to Dean about the Hobbit films: the final two (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug and The Hobbit: There And Back Again) aren’t released or even completed yet, and so much of them remains super-secret - even to him. So is he maybe contractually obligated to keep mostly quiet? “I am, yes, which does make doing press a little bit difficult!... You do press about the second film and you can’t really talk about the second film! But I suppose that I couldn’t really talk with any accuracy about the second film [due out at Christmas] as I haven’t actually seen it, of course. It looks pretty good, from what I’ve seen, but I’ve only seen it in the very early stages…
Bits and pieces are always missing, and that makes the premiere very exciting for us as it’s our first chance to see the film in all its glory and how it was all originally envisioned, and not the way that we saw it, with tennis balls and greenscreens and all of that stuff.” Auckland resident O’Gorman (“Yep, living here was an advantage when it came
“I just had no idea that within a week I’d be in Wellington dressed up as a dwarf and standing next to Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman!” to getting cast in these films, I think”) then talks a little about what went on behind the scenes of the three films. “I was lucky as, with a few exceptions, I got to work with almost all the actors. I didn’t get to meet Cate Blanchett, but Andy Serkis was actually working [directing] Second Unit, and so I worked
with him a lot. And Ian McKellen was in a lot of scenes with us, and James Nesbitt and all the guys who played the dwarves, you know, I saw them all every day… As much as possible it was all shot sequentially [very unusual, and on such a mammoth production too], which is great for an actor… And the way that Peter shot The Hobbits was, like, everyone was in Wellington, everyone stayed in Wellington, and everyone just became part of this big family. There was always something going on. Someone was having a barbecue or something, and so yes, it was a very social two-and-a-half years!” It’s at this point that O’Gorman admits that, curiously, he really has no idea how he was cast as Fili. “I did an audition for Bilbo and I thought that that was it and I just forgot about it… It might have been cynical but I also didn’t want to be disappointed, so yes, I just forgot about it. And then a year later I got this call offering me this role, and I was like, ‘What? But is it a good role? Do I actually get to speak? Or do you just want a dwarf or an orc running around in the background?’ But no it was a really good role. And yet how that happened I don’t know. Maybe I… Hang on, no, I’m not supposed to mention that, sorry!... No, basically, I just had no idea that within a week I’d be in Wellington dressed up as a dwarf and standing next to Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman!” But now Dean has to rush off, and jokingly says that he’ll be “real succinct” as he talks about the pleasures of Supanova.
Slithering Off To Adelaide Dean’s not entirely serious when he talks about his fear of snakes and how scary it was when the whole SA-based McLeod’s Daughters production was shut down after snakes were found on the set. “Yes, they were these really nasty brown snakes, and then these guys would come and catch them and take them away,” O’Gorman says. “We’ve got nothing like that in New Zealand, nothing! No snakes, no spiders, no sharks - well, not really.”
“I like doing these conventions very, very much. It’s all very new for me… I did a few in Australia last year and the fans are all really, really lovely. People see the movie and it affects them in various ways and they all have interesting things to say… I just think that it’s really good to connect with the people who actually see the movie, you know? It reminds you that you really do have an audience, and that people really like the movies. And yeah, the fans are just lovely.”
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him, reveals herself as evil (and kinky), keeps him a prisoner in his palatial home, lies to him about the existence of his daughter Carmen (Sofia Oria) and, eventually, forces the girl to work as a slave. When Carmen’s nearly murdered by Encarna’s chauffeur, she’s saved by a travelling troupe of dwarves (‘Los Enanitos Toreros’/’The Dwarf Toreadors’), who prove friendly and sweet despite Berger using every chance to make them look like they’ve snuck in from director Tod Browning’s infamous 1932 classic Freaks. Gorgeous to behold and with beautiful playing from Oria and, as the older Carmen, Macarena García, this might suffer a little from its occasional and inherent peculiarity, but it’s never anything like a load of bull.
AAAa Inspired, perhaps, by The Artist (or, instead, happily continuing an odd new trend for B+W silent movies), writer/director/producer Pablo Berger’s handsome Spanish production (with English subtitles) updates the Grimm Brothers Snow White tale to the world of 1920s bullfighting – and, well, why not? Not a film for kids, this has famous matador Antonio Villalta (Daniel Giménez Cacho) lose everything in a traumatic opening scene: he’s paralysed in the ring and his adoring wife dies in childbirth, leaving him at the mercy of gold-digging nurse Encarna (Maribel Verdú, best-known outside Europe for Y Tu Mamá También), who marries
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Directed by Paul Greengrass, who before, between and after his two Bourne pics gravitated to true stories (Bloody Sunday, United 93, Green Zone), presents another factually-based tale, this time drawn from the 2009 hijacking of the US container ship Maersk Alabama by four Somali pirates (it would have been rather more but several others turned back, and who can blame them?). Alabama native Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) is shown taking command and, as the ship enters Somali waters, spotting the approaching speedboats and attempting to outrun and evade them (in a sequence longer and more involved and suspenseful than the trailer suggests). Boarded and symbolically stripped of his title by Muse (unknown Barkhad Abdi), the unofficial leader of the group, Phillips tries to stall and mislead the group but eventually becomes their hostage, as the Navy closes in and surprisingly serious and sweaty tension mounts. A dramatic thriller that’s also a ‘message movie’ concerned with the effects of globalisation (if you want to see it as such), this offers fine work from Hanks in serious mode, although the whole thing is stolen from him on a grand scale by Abdi, whose Muse is angry and scary, but also humanised enough for us to see that he’s equally trapped and just as much a victim.
Multi-tasker Robert Rodriguez (directing, producing, co-editing, working on the FX and music and serving as cinematographer) sequelises his Machete, originally a joke trailer in Grindhouse, and manages one of his most messy and (even for this sort of nonsense) ludicrous efforts. There are starry and gory pleasures along the way, as super-crusty Danny Trejo returns as the mythical Machete, who after the death of Sartana (uncredited Jessica Alba), nearly meets his end at the hands of Sheriff Doakes (William Sadler) before getting dragged before Mr President (Carlos Estevez AKA Charlie Sheen) and being assigned, with help from Miss San Antonio (Amber Heard), to grab hooker Cereza (Vanessa Hudgens) from brothel madam Desdemona (Sofia Vergara) and KillJoy (Alexa Vega) in order to get close to unpredictable villain Mendez (Demian Bichir), who’s hooked up to a missile created by (spoilers?) apocalypse-craving loon Voz (Mel Gibson in his first time out as a villain – well, onscreen anyway). Confused yet? Well, if all that wasn’t enough, Michelle Rodriguez is thrown in as the returning Luz, and a thread involving assassin ‘El Camaleón’ or ‘La Camaleón’ goes nowhere, despite the role being filled by Walton Goggins, Cuba Gooding Jr, Antonio Banderas and Lady Gaga in her first ‘proper’ acting role and, in one shot, sporting a serious wedgie.
Mourning his late wife and run down by the arthritis and feebleness that accompanies old age, Impressionist painter PierreAuguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet) is freshly inspired in 1915 when Andrée Heuschling (Christa Theret, the original Lol, thanks so much Miley Cyrus) arrives at his home on the French Riviera to pose for him. Also arriving at the homestead is Renoir’s son, Jean (Vincent Rottiers), injured in the War, and he too finds a sense of rejuvenation and inspiration in the presence of Andrée. Adapted by director Gilles Bourdo, as based on the writings of the painter’s greatgrandson, Jacques Renoir, the story of Jean and Andrée’s early romance is as unhurried, idyllic and tinted with melodrama as you would expect from a historical love story set in the south of France. What stands out most significantly is the effort Bourdos and cinematographer Ping Bin Lee put in to make the film’s visuals reflect Renoir’s own work, using strong backlighting and saturated colour to make the film look like a painting come to life. The story of the Renoirs is intriguing, but only minimally explored. Fittingly for a film about art (painting and filmmaking alike), it’s all about the visuals here, and though that may be clichéd, it’s a cliché that leaves an impression.
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Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2013 Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas Continuing at the Palace Nova until Mon Nov 11. Details: palacenova.com and italianfilmfestival.com.au. Opening But Unrated The Butler (M), from Precious producer/ director Lee Daniels, is a factual drama starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, Lenny Kravitz and many notables as presidents, including Robin Williams and John Cusack. Fly Me To The Moon (Un Plan Parfait) (M), the latest French romantic comedy (this time directed by Pascal Chaumeil), offers Diane Kruger and Dany Boon (at the Trak/Regal).
Thor: The Dark World (M), another outing for Chris Hemsworth’s superhero/ deity, features him alongside Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Anthony Hopkins again, and this time throws in Chris O’Dowd. Transitions Film Festival Mercury Cinema Australia’s largest solutionsfocused sustainability film festival hits the Merc from Fri Nov 1. See transitionsfilmfestival.com and mercurycinema.org.au.
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caramel truffle, raspberry and chilli curd, chocolate praline and some divine olive oil chocolate mousse with explosive rock candy. The tingle on my taste buds was the perfect end to a most delectable meal.
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Everybody loves a good facelift. While some recently refurbished pubs have come out looking like Brynne Edelston after a secret trip to Venezuela, there are others who are getting it spot on. The new Mile End Hotel has reopened with the Olivia Newton-John of facelifts, giving it a fresh look while retaining its cosy atmosphere, humble attitude and a good injection of retro nostalgia. The Mile End menu includes some traditional pub favourites but shows that the kitchen isn’t afraid to try something new. While perhaps a little pricier than some of the other pubs around town, featured dishes have a regional focus, with options like the Murray Valley confit pork belly or Gawler River quail paella making it worth the extra investment. Delicious sounding pizzas include roast beetroot and goat cheese with sugo and red onion jam, or the jamon topped with Spanish prosciutto, wild rocket and shavings of grana padano cheese. While both tempting, we opted for the roasted duck breast pizza topped with red onion jam, roasted tomatoes, gruyere cheese and ruby chard leaves. The end result was a simple but tasty pizza, with a crisp base covered in a tangy tomato sugo and piled high with fresh and roasted ingredients. The main course special of the day came next – a chargilled wing rib of beef, served with a side of Hahndorf smoked bacon, chilli green beans in balsamic glaze and a big swirl of cauliflower puree. As the plate landed at the table, the remnants of a big chunk of herbed café de Paris butter melted into the meat, resulting in a perfectly tender and utterly delicious meal featuring all of our favourite food groups. The choice between the dessert tasting plate and the petit fours was a difficult one to make, so naturally we ordered both. The dessert plate arrived featuring an array of sweet treats, including dark chocolate ice cream with Persian fairy floss, banana toffee bites and a blueberry consommé syrup served in a cute little shot glass. A unique combination of flavours made up the petit fours, which included a salted white chocolate and
WHAT: Mile End Hotel WHERE: 30 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End WHEN: Daily for lunch and dinner INFO: mileendhotel.com.au
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Botanic Bar’s new Thai restaurant Golden Boy has one primary aim: to fill the late-night dining void in Adelaide. While many kitchens shut anywhere from 8.30pm to 10pm, Golden Boy’s point of difference is to plate up dishes until midnight. And what dishes, at that. With a fit-out that calls to mind Melbourne’s Chin Chin with a large, tiled long table taking up the majority of the restaurant, while a few booths and a bar occupy the rest. Scrawls of hands and durians decorate the walls while industrial scaffolding hangs overhead, with walls illuminated by soft purple and green lighting. Helmed by Head Chef Nu Suandokmai, formerly of Nu Thai, Golden Boy’s menu is an extensive detour into traditional and contemporary Thai dishes, with signature dishes including the egg net salad of crispy pork and dried prawn, the Spencer Gulf mussels with Thai basil and crispy barramundi strips in chilli and lime sambal. Good starters include the fat spring rolls or the chicken in lettuce cups, which are also available to order over the bar at the neighbouring Botanic Bar for a more casual after-work snack. Be warned that the lettuce cups pack a big punch of spice, so it’s best to team them with a good bottle of Riesling if you’re not partial to hot food. Goes down a treat. If you can’t decide what to order, the ‘Tuk Tuk’ option is recommended – a range of dishes and exotic flavours chosen for you from across the menu for just $48 a head, or $58 including dessert.
WHAT: Golden Boy at Botanic Bar WHERE: 309 North Tce, Adelaide WHEN: Wed – Sun 6pm – midnight and Fri from 12pm – midnight BOOKINGS: email@example.com
Stars// Aries 21.03/20.04
Tidy your desk. Do your laundry. Be specific about meeting up with your friends. Know who you want to see, and when and how. Take care of all the tiny little details that you would normally accelerate over. You now have the energy for this style of play. Try it out - with totality.
As the Sun moves into Scorpio, so it is cooling off time for Librans. After excitement it is healthy to withdraw and digest. If you think that you must stay excited all the time, you’ll wear out your nervous system in no time flat. Relaxation is what is called for. Gently put it into place.
All the circledancing of avoidance is over. Truth is quite a simple thing when we get down to it. With defensiveness and anxiety out of the way, truth has a completely different ring than when such things are clouding the issue. It’s time for contact. It’s time for a breakthrough.
Mercury, the planet of communication, is in retrograde - and in Scorpio. Scorpions tend towards laying low at the best of times, so with Mercury in here, it’s hardly likely that people are going to be forthright. This is not an easy time for you who would like to play. Take it slowly.
The Moon begins its week in Cancer, charging you up with emotion. Generally your inclination is to go out and take care of other people’s feelings, rather than feel your own. This moment is too much of a hot potato to get away with that manoeuvre. Be at home in your own heart.
Slowly, after a selection of bright successes and problematic misses, you are rising into a new sense of personal authority. This one is less frantic and ego driven. The genuine you is starting to shine. There are less spotlights, but infinitely more respect. Be natural and unassuming.
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Tenth & Gibson Launch Night Tenth & Gibson officially opened on Fri Oct 25 with live music from Oisima and flowing drinks. Hats off, boys! The studio can be found at 87 Gibson St, Bowden.
The Sun is shining brightly in your direction. This means vitality, clarity and considerable strength are yours for the taking. Be yourself and you will break those curses of conditioning that keep you from fully bursting with creativity. This is your time to flower. Be colourful.
Venus continues to warm you up and inspire you to seek even deeper and more exotic delights. The choice is whether to take one particular delight and go deep into all the possibilities inherent in it, or to take a bite out of every item on the shelf. Let radiant awareness be your guide.
In astrology, the goat has a fish’s tail. This has always been a great mystery. What does a mountain climbing beast need with a fish’s tail? It suggests that we must deal with the depths as well as height. Depth provides the contrast that makes the heights shine. Slow it all down.
To lock horns with all the conservative forces around you is an interesting pastime but it’s not always a particularly nourishing one. To fight against limits is virtually an instinctive habit for Aquarians. At some point you might consider accepting them. This may just free things up.
Mars is in your garden. Mars is adventurous, wilful, strong and a little bit wild. He is a force to be reckoned with. He may be a part of yourself that you are beginning to find, or he may come in the form of a tall dark stranger. Accept him as he is - and he gives. Don’t, and he gets cross.
Life is challenging you to take a position. To stay in the role of perpetual student while others bask in the light of their self-proclaimed authority isn’t really delivering meaningful experience. You don’t have to be like anybody else. Claim your strength in your own creative way.
Wild Souls Radiate The Gold Sign painter Bohie Palecek came to Adelaide in July, and has since been busy working as a resident at Tooth and Nail studio on commission works for names like Little Miss Mexico and Burger Theory – custom-designed signage and illustrations as well as hand-lettering chalk boards. This Thu Oct 31 the artist will showcase her first solo show at The Annex Café in Glenelg with Wild Souls Radiate The Gold. Working with paint, ink and pen, Palecek’s style combines old-school typography with modern painting techniques. WHAT: Bohie Palecek: Wild Souls Radiate The Gold WHERE: The Annex Café, 3 Waterloo St, Glenelg WHEN: Thu Oct 31 – Thu Nov 14 OPENING: Thu Oct 31 from 6.30pm
Fiona Lowry Wins $60,000 Fleurieu Art Prize Landscape painter Fiona Lowry has won this year’s prestigious Fleurieu Art Prize for her work Alone With You. Nigel Hurst, Director of London’s infamous Saatchi Gallery, announced Lowry as the winner of the $60,000 award out of 1,226 entries at a celebratory cocktail party at d’Arenburg winery in McLaren Vale. “Fiona Lowry’s outstanding painting, which seems to fill a blurred psychological gap between what we see, feel, remember or dream, and her strong track record of making these arresting and sometimes disturbing landscapes, makes her a very worthy winner,” said Hurst. Lowry has previously won the University of Queensland National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize in 2009 and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2008. Lowry is represented by Adelaide’s Hugo Michell Gallery.
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Formation: TAFE SA Fashion Graduate Parade WHERE: Stirling Angus Hall WHEN: Fri Oct 25
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The Adelaide Fashion Festival revved up for its final week, bringing with it parades for the Myer Centre and Westfield along with its key events – the TAFE SA Fashion Graduate Parade and SA Designer’s Showcase. The festival allowed the entire fashion community of Adelaide, with everyone from emerging and established designers to students, to show off their creative talent. Rip It Up went along to see what some of our favourite Adelaide labels and retailers have in store for us for the upcoming Spring/Summer 13/14 season, and who we should be keeping our eyes on for the future.
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Adelaide Fashion Festival
Westfield Marion Parades WHERE: Westfield Marion WHEN: Sat Oct 26
Myer Centre Level 1 Uncovered WHERE: Myer Centre, Adelaide WHEN: Tue Oct 22
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SA Designer’s Fashion Showcase & Closing Party WHERE: Bonython Hall WHEN: Sat Oct 26
Rundle Mall Parades WHERE: Rundle Mall WHEN: Fri Oct 25
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Roadshow / M / 185 Mins
Paramount Transmission / R / 87 Mins
Roadshow / MA / 87 Mins
Paramount Transmission / MA / 96 Mins
The rather dreaded David Walliams is an infamously grotesque ham in cheesy sketch comedies (like, of course, Little Britain), but he’s almost restrained in this six-episode-strong BBC effort - almost. After the unseen death of a staff member (brought about by a peanut allergy and her inability to say ‘anaphylactic shock’ in French), a new French teacher, Sarah Postern (Catherine Tate), starts work at Greybridge High and immediately two members of the staff are not-sosecretly competing for her attentions: Chemistry teacher Keith Church (cowriter Walliams) and rather revolting PE teacher Mr Gunn (Philip Glenister from the original UK Life On Mars). And, if you can get past wondering why Tate’s Postern would go for Walliams’ snide, simpering, sucking-up Church, there are some decent laughs to be had here from their nasty quarrels (“French is a fifth-rate version of Spanish!”), her desperate attempts to get the kids to speak French (“The bell’s rung Miss, so speak English!”) and some of the stupidest, most gormless students in TV history.
This bargain basement, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, Mad-Max-wannabe nonsense from unknown co-writer/co-producer/director Henry Saine has a vaguely interesting premise undone by ramshackle production values, chaotic plotting, horrible jokes and abrupt, super-toothy cameos by Gary Busey. An animated intro explains the complicated set-up: in the near future, corporations have become so greedy and powerful that the world has been left a smouldering ruin, and white-collar criminals are now, by order of the mysterious ‘Council Of Nine’, pursued by ‘bounty killers’, the most famous of whom are cool ‘Drifter’ (Matthew Marsden) and leggy ‘Mary Death’ (Christian Pitre). And, of course, Drifter and Death have a history, leading to plenty of ghastly ‘humourous’ dialogue as Drifter has a price put on his own head and must travel through the ravaged landscape to plead his case to the Council, as Busey shows up alongside nowadult Spy Kid Alexa Vega, Beverly D’Angelo (a long way from the Vacation films and The Simpsons) and Kristanna Loken, who you’ll be wishing was still a Terminator so that she could blast this whole dire flick to smithereens.
Director Mark Steven Johnson (whose superhero pics Daredevil and Ghost Rider were poor, and whose romantic comedy When In Rome was worse) tries something different with this improbable hunterand-hunted drama that tries to disguise its extreme unlikeliness with the two stars’ cred, a strained tone that can’t decide if it’s pro- or anti-war, and what can only be called lightweight ‘torture porn’. Benjamin Ford (Robert De Niro), a haunted American soldier who fought in the Bosnian war and now lives alone in the Appalachian Mountains, is sought out by Emil Kovac ( John Travolta), a vengeful Serbian who, at first, convinces Ford that they are comrades in scenes that feature a touch of suspense, before losing his shit and chasing the old man through the wilderness. And when Kovac gets his hands on Ford, Johnson throws in some seriously unpleasant moments of gratuitous nastiness, as De Niro (too old and unfit for it) and Travolta (too chubby and Travolta-ish for it) ensure that this cat-and-mouse game is a bit of a dog.
Writer/director Lena Dunham’s nobudget, semi-‘mumblecore’ NY drama, shot with her parents’ money in her family’s Tribeca loft and featuring her offscreen rellies and friends as her onscreen rellies and friends, desperately hopes to be Woody Allen-like or Nora Ephron-like, but stumbles, primarily as Dunham’s own character is such a pain. Her Aura returns home after four years of college in Ohio and admits defeat: her boyfriend’s escaped to Colorado, she’s overweight (an experimental film she did clad in a bikini is on YouTube and has attracted poisonous comments) and she hates having to live with her arty Mom (Laurie Simmons, Lena’s actual Mom) and snarky sister (Grace Dunham, Lena’s reallife sister, written as such a bitch you can’t believe that she ever agreed to play the part). Agonising away as Mom takes photos of tiny furniture (hence that title), Aura hangs out unhappily with new pal Charlotte ( Jemima Kirke), juggles boyfriends who aren’t quite boyfriends (Alex Karpovsky and David Call) and whinges incessantly in scenes that are intended to be darkly funny but, in the end, prove intensely irritating.
Pardon Me For Mentioning Alex Kaplan, Julie Lewis, Catharine Munro (eds)
Kaplan, Lewis and Munro’s compilation of recent letters to those two titular newspapers that were never printed for various obvious reasons (the political point had been completely thrashed to death already, or they were irrelevant, too personal, too weird or too crude) has a few zingers in between all the endless nonsense about Kevin Rudd being an egomaniac, Tony Abbott being the Devil and Julia Gillard being a woman. Pardon Me For Mentioning: Unpublished Letters To The Age And The Sydney Morning Herald also (without mentioning individual offerings) demonstrates that the population are misinformed, desperate for publicity (or just to be listened to), petty, silly, reactionary and given to dire puns. Yours faithfully, Comrade Do-Gooder, Adelaide. MDB
In 2010, award winning playwright Caleb Lewis was commissioned by State Theatre Company Of South Australia, then under the artistic direction of Adam Cook, to pen a new work.
Three years later, the company will stage the world premiere of Maggie Stone, a play set in Adelaide about a loans officer who describes herself as a ‘hard-hearted bitch’. “Three years is the normal amount of time to get a play up and running for a mainstage company,” Lewis says. “By the time it’s written, re-written and then workshopped and then workshopped again, it can be a long process. “What was great was that they had asked me what I wanted to do because what annoys me is that a lot of Australian stories, either for theatre or film, are either based in Sydney, usually Kings Cross, or set somewhere in the outback. They seem to be the two default settings and I don’t think Adelaide gets to tell its story. So the play is actually set in Adelaide with local references. “The genesis for the play kinda began when I attended the Festival Of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney and heard a speech by a woman, a professor from Kenya, who said that money donated by well-meaning people wasn’t necessarily helping Africa,” Lewis
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continues. “Local industries were no longer able to compete with the amount of donations coming into the country and it wasn’t helping. So that is touched on in the play. “Then I worked in Blacktown with an organistation that was helping Sudanese people learn English and also giving them help in regard to simple things such as paying a gas bill. Or how to get an extension on an electricity bill. “A few years back I used to work in an accounts section of a law firm and sat alongside a woman who was the debt collector. She was a strong, prickly character and if she didn’t like someone, it became apparent very quickly. So Maggie Stone is kind of based on her.” Lewis, now based in Sydney where he enjoyed a residency with Griffin Theatre
Company, grew up in Adelaide and studied drama and playwriting at Flinders University and his most recent work, Rust And Bone, premiered in Sydney earlier this year to rave reviews. Lewis is now looking forward to the premiere in his hometown of Maggie Stone and says the play, to be directed by Geordie Brookman, is not without humour. “I’ve done some stand-up comedy, so that always finds a way into my plays,” he concludes with chuckle. WHO: State Theatre Company WHAT: Maggie Stone WHERE: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre WHEN: Fri Nov 8 until Sat Nov 30
Your guide to the student experience
On Campus at UniSA
Your Guide I’m Claire Foord, an emerging artist and Visual Arts grad. I show and sell my artwork here in Adelaide and have travelled to Canada, USA and Germany exhibiting. Plus, I’m a student too. I’m studying, teaching, arting – and now – writing. If you’ve got any hot tips, deals, campus activities or info you want me to know about and share, hit me up on Instagram #clairefoord_artist or Facebook /clairefoord_artist.
The UniSA School of Art, Architecture and Design has a great studio area for students studying their last year of a bachelor degree or honours. It’s well worth a wander through to get inspired or see what’s inspiring the next round of arts graduates. One such student, Mark Lowe, is in his final year of a Bachelor of Visual Art with a specialisation in sculpture and installation. When asked what it was like studying at the School of Art, he couldn’t speak highly enough of the studio heads, lecturers and tutors he has experienced. “They are a passionate and knowledgeable bunch who care about your personal development,” he tells Rip It Up. “Often practicing artists, they are ideal mentors, and are all very willing to help and make themselves available to you.” Lowe finished year high school about 10 years ago, but has returned to university this year to finish his degree. He studied his first year of Visual Arts at TAFE, and then went on to study fashion. “I left fashion after two years with a Cert IV, then moved to Victoria and worked for four or so years as both a product developer and designer for brands like Rip Curl, Roxy and JAG.” Lowe decided to do turnaround at 27 and return to study, this time in art. Interested in architecture, you could say that the strong lines in some of Lowes work is inspired by structural design. Once he has finished his bachelor, Lowe’s plan is to “re-enter the fashion industry and practice as an artist.” Returning to study, Lowe found it a very different atmosphere to work in. “When I was in year 12 there was no YouTube, no Facebook. These days everything is web-based; enrolments, assessments … for school leavers
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they take it all in their stride. I did find the online aspect to uni life very challenging,” he confesses. For Lowe, uni has presented a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends and finds that he has been able to balance his work, social and study life, spending about three to four days a week working on his degree with a mix of contact time and studio hours.
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Imagine a Treasurer whose grand solution to budgetary pressures was simply to raise the debt ceiling by two-thirds, but who in Imagine a sitcom whose central character Opposition declared that idea as dangerous, was a Prime Minister that continually made crying, “Enough is enough” and threatening international gaffs, leaving us squirming to create a US-style stalemate by blocking in our lounge room chairs in horrified what is now his very own policy solution. delight while he insults entire countries Oh, and just for good measure, let’s (like Malaysia) and dismissed UNs officials throw in another Minister claiming that as talking “hogwash” and “through their there is causal evidence that cultivating free hat”. Imagine he had a sister that was gay range eggs “increases the risk of bird flu” in and getting married, but was obsessed with this country. destroying gay marriage. Imagine his key In case you aren’t immediately sold on ministers all embroiled in expense scandals how successful this sitcom could be, why whilst fiercely pursuing others for the very not Google ‘Tony Abbott’s government’ same offences. Sounds like something and see how the rest of the worlds media has straight out of British political satire, characterised Australia. We’re a goddamn doesn’t it? hit, I tell you! I mean sure, under the previous Why not keep going and imagine his key Government a series of blunders like this Ministers refusing to report to the media would have been taken very seriously by the on things like a sex scandal that is being media and we’d probably be already engaged hushed up on Manus Island right now, in leadership debate and crisis coverage right and bodily fleeing the media when they now. But thankfully, one man owns most of repeatedly seek clarification on the issue. the mainstream media in Australia, and he Imagine those same Ministers doggedly would rather watch Australia burn than turn demanding answers about these kinds against the party that he essentially ushered in of things whilst he was in Opposition, to power three short months ago. claiming that the previous Government So, let’s sit back and enjoy the show, was “incompetent” and in “disarray” if folks. Oh, and don’t worry, we’ve got at least they didn’t provide them immediately. another two seasons to go.
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James Vincent McMorrow
Pure Bathing Culture
The success of James Vincent McMorrow’s debut album, which topped the charts in his native Ireland, brought with it some unwanted tags, specifically ‘folk musician.’ On follow-up Post Tropical (due out at the end of November) McMorrow has sought to distance himself as much as he can from the folk canon. But far from sounding contrived, the soft R&B aesthetics and gentle electronic textures suit McMorrow to an Irish Breakfast tea. Cavalier is a heartwrenchingly stunning reintroduction to this innovative artist from the Emerald Isle.
Straight Arrows Make Up Your Mind (Rice Is Nice)
Arcade Fire Reflektor
As grittily great as it was, it was hard to fall in love with Straight Arrows’ debut album. Both its ultra lo-fi resonance and Straight Arrows’ status as a hipster supergroup clouded the release in gimmickry. But three years on and things have progressed. Frontman Owen Penglis has established himself as one of the more visionary, if not unconventional, producers in Australia and Straight Arrows have upgraded to “medium fidelity.” Make Up Your Mind frames them in a new light, still as sharp and sardonic as ever, but infinitely more approachable.
AAAAa In Greek legend the music of Orpheus could charm men, women and animals, and even induce rocks and trees to dance. In more recent times such extraordinary claims of musical prowess have been made of former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy. It is only fitting then that these two much-mythologised characters should meet in the making
of Arcade Fire’s fourth album, Reflektor – Murphy produced much of the album while Rodin’s Orpheus and Eurydice adorns its cover. Utterly epic in scope, Reflektor is more odyssean than Orpheum. It will disappoint anyone who, given Murphy’s involvement, was expecting a disco rock revolution. The best moments on this double-album – and there are many of them – are when the Montreal collective reflect themselves most faithfully in the music: highly conceptualised tracks like Reflektor, It’s Never Over and Afterlife are all vintage Arcade Fire. Where Murphy’s influence can be felt is in his allowing these songs to breathe. The DFA Records founder has never been one to take three minutes where he can take seven, and as such many of the songs here sprawl to their fullest allowance. Following the success of The Suburbs, Arcade Fire might have become the biggest band in the world. But this is a band that takes its cue from Orpheus, not Narcissus. As such, Reflektor is another triumph of grandiose, artistic beauty that is sure to steep its makers further in mythological greatness. Jimmy Byzantine
I have a secret to share with you. I don’t give two shits about Beach House. I’ve seen them live a couple of times and I find myself compelled to acquire their albums for some reason, but they just don’t do it for me. When I admit this to members of the hip music elite I’m always greeted with apprehension, as if they can’t decide whether I’m being serious or not. I assure you my apathetic view of Beach House is not a misguided attempt at ironic criticism, I really just have no opinion of them. The only song of theirs that I can even recall is Walk In The Park and that’s only because of its supremely bizarre video. Portland, Oregon’s Pure Bathing Culture is a lot like Beach House. It’s dreamy, ethereal pop with female vocals. Due to the striking similarity, Pure Bathing Culture is pretty forgettable in my book. That is, unless they release a video featuring people with weird skin conditions and a dude that can pull a poisonous club sandwich from a gaping hole in his chest. Ryan Lynch
Blank Realm Falling Down The Stairs
The Amity Affliction
Blank Realm hail from Brisbane but they’ve so far managed to make more of a splash in foreign markets than they have back home. And typical of many international success stories, it has taken a while for Australia to cotton onto Blank Realm – Falling Down The Stairs was originally released two years ago. Now signed to Fire Records in the UK (home to other neglected castaways like Scott & Charlene’s Wedding and Lower Plenty), Blank Realm re-releases is an unashamed and sparkling indulgence in the iconoclastic pop of Tom Petty, The Clean and The Go-Betweens.
Bad Religion O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Epitaph/Warner)
In an attempt to prove the inherent awesomeness of Christmas carols, noted atheists Bad Religion are releasing a Christmas album. They’ve certainly got us convinced with their bad ass version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Jesus or no Jesus it’s a great song. To help Bad Religion get in the holiday spirit, the LA punk good guys are fittingly donating proceeds from the album to SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests).
Thebarton Theatre, Fri Oct 25 (Photos by Kristy DeLaine) (Review by Brett Neuling)
AAAA By the time the Brothers In Arms tour hit Adelaide, any rough edges in the sets had been buffed right out, and the bands involved in the production proceeded to generate chaos just like well-oiled metal machines ought. The crowd themselves were hugely appreciative right from the beginning; this was one of extremely few metal gigs where the floor was three-quarters packed right from the opening of the doors. The supports clearly loved the attention, and gave everything they had to offer as a result. First up to the stage were Byron Bay lads In Hearts Wake. The five-piece were a tactical start to the night, playing a blend of metalcore very similar in style to that of the highly-anticipated headliners. Despite being the first act on, the band displayed neither the nerves nor the apathy typically seen in their position; indeed, they prowled around the edges of the wooden box with a professionalism worthy of bands many times their size, directing the mosh with ease. Second act Stick To Your Guns, a metalcore quintet from California, were equally impressive. The emotion that they piled into each
Reviews // Quick Ones
The Hello Morning
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Tie That Binds EP
The 1975 have received a lot of traction of late, the indie rock ensemble peppering three UK Top 40 singles within their first album. The promising thing about The 1975 is that they name tracks after all the good things: Sex. Chocolate. Even M.O.N.E.Y. If only the Manchester four-piece were nearly as good as their topics. Like a heavier Arctic Monkeys or a much worse Bastille, The 1975 meld dull and long seamlessly into their 16-track musical debut. Alternative rock never sounded so terrible, the UK outfit being a chore to listen to. The lyricism is pretentious and often preachy. But perhaps this is only apparent due to the grating, headacheinducing vocals. Lead singer Matthew Healy is whinier than a Sav Blanc and not nearly as tasty. The album is a surprising disappointment considering the band was chosen by Mick Jagger to support the Rolling Stones at a Hyde Park show earlier this year. The 1975 do convey their range in sound throughout this album, but not so much as to warrant a listen. Katie Bryant
It would be fair to say that Sleigh Bells didn’t exactly reinvent themselves on second album Reign Of Terror – the big beats, crunching guitars and sugary pop hooks were much the same as they were on debut Treats. But it’s a forgivable sin given that they emerged with so much originality and dynamism in their sound. For their third album though, it’s time to either innovate or improve. While the New York duo do manage to up the stakes in the first part of Bitter Rivals – the title track is a suitably explosive album opener, while Sugarcane is another hard-edged pop triumph – there is very little innovation to be found here. But worse than this, Sleigh Bells actually go backwards in parts: Minnie feels confused and disjointed, Tiger Kit takes the play on country a little too far, while You Don’t Get Me Twice is a shockingly pedestrian affair. If you’re going to stick with a tried and tested formula it’s imperative that each song you write is better than the last. Bitter Rivals fails in this regard and suggests that Sleigh Bells seem hell-bent on blindly following the musical path they’ve created for themselves. To the bitter end. Jimmy Byzantine
Melbourne band The Hello Morning are fucking great! The question that has to be asked is where have these guys been hiding? It has been two years since their self-titled debut and these lads have really stepped up their game with the Tie That Binds EP. The title track is a rocker full of pent up energy while they back off the pace with Stay Awake. The stand out moment happens to be the closing track, an infamous cover of Johnny Cash and June Carter’s Jackson. The band teamed up with Ali Barter for the track, which seems a ballsy move but brilliant nonetheless. Thumbs up all round here! Rob Lyon
AAAA Neko Case’s rough‘n’tumble alt-country past peeks into The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, but most arresting is her heartfelt delicacy. The album and its ridiculously long title emerged from a catastrophic time in Case’s life—her father passed away and then she slipped into depression. The result is an album playing with intensely private themes: frustration, guilt, conflict and grief. Long-time listeners may be unsettled by the personal material, which deviates from her usually abstract and metaphoric approach to lyrics. Testing her own abilities, Case plays with strength and silence, composition and style. Dramatically, she splits the album in two around the heart-stopping a cappella recount of verbal child abuse in Nearly Midnight, Honolulu. Local Girl swings and rings with all the harmonious female beauty of ‘50s girl groups, but Where Did I Leave That Fire is frozen, angsty and foggy. Man is energetic and proud but Afraid is shivering and vulnerable. Trumpet flourishes parade through Ragtime as she declares ‘I’ll reveal myself invincible’ and with this album, she proves to herself she can get back in the game, and be better than ever. Ilona Wallace
song was nearly palpable, and the crowd surged and pulsed to their heavy choruses. Lead singer Jesse Barnett, making the most of his time onstage, paused frequently to tell short moral stories and give supportive messages to the crowd, who returned his heartfelt appeals with thunderous applause. Main supports Chelsea Grin, following up on the heels of these strong contenders, couldn’t quite hold the ball. Stylistically, their death-metal influenced hardcore was several levels heavier than the other acts of the night, and left some punters at a loss in how to react (as did the pig-squeal style frequently exhibited by the vocalist). The band exhibited some great technical skills, but the effect of this was lessened as the levels were set badly, and the guitars vanished behind the murky bass-and-drum mix. Finally, headliners The Amity Affliction took the stage. At this point, the crowd were that pumped up to see them that it almost didn’t matter what they sounded like. Fortunately, it was still damn good, as the band launched into a mix of songs old and new. Highlights were hard to pick as the crowd picked up and ran (or rather, circled) with every song played, but songs from latest album Chasing Ghosts seemed to score highly – in particular title track Chasing Ghosts, Life Underground, and encore song Open Letter. A powerful night full of emphatic messages of compassion and support, it’s easy to see how these bands get the levels of respect from their fans that they do. On this night, they earned every cheer.
Lurch & Chief Wiped Out (Independent)
AAAa Lurch & Chief‘s second EP Wiped Out delivers the type of rough angst you’d expect from a ’90s surfy psychedelic garage band. Lili Hall’s sweet falsetto and Hayden Somerville’s husky yelp contradict each other to achieve just the right amount of vocal intensity. This is exemplified perfectly in the EP’s strongest offering We Are The Same, a desperately emotional pre-break up song that every hipster in their mid-20s can surely sympathise with. The gritty Melbournites verge on whininess at some points in the EP, with Somerville’s relentless shout aurally exhausting at times. But with cheeky lyrics, vivid emotion and suspenseful builds, Wiped Out is a pretty gnarly second release from the band. Bella Fowler RipITUPMAGAZINE//ripitup.com.au
New Zealand’s Camp A Low Hum scouting in Adelaide! He’s in Australia for Melbourne’s Face The Music Industry Conference but the founder of New Zealand’s Camp A Low Hum Festival, Ian ‘Blink’ Jorgenson, is making the most of his time across the South Pacific and is heading down to Adelaide on a scouting mission. The Metro is playing host to Adelaide’s finest low-fi, atmospheric and vibing acts including Swimming, Big Richard Insect, Rule Of Thirds, Bruff Superior, Glamour Lakes and Body Horror. Kicking off at 9pm on Thu Oct 31 this show is screaming with opportunity for a bunch of local acts so you should join the party. Taking five with Rip It Up is Swimming’s Angela Schilling, who sheds light on all things Adelaide-music related.
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What’s your opinion of the idea that “it’s hard being a band in Adelaide?” It’s only hard being a band in Adelaide when you need somewhere to eat after rehearsal and everything closes at 9pm on a Wednesday night. That’s it. Everything else about being a band in Adelaide is rad. Triple j can make or break a band. Discuss. It can make you if you are looking for a quick break. This question isn’t necessarily applicable to those who know that making amazing music isn’t really about pats on the back. Triple j Unearthed has helped us a real lot, but it didn’t ‘make’ us, or anyone else we know. What local bands/artists do you look up to? Ross McHenry for the hard work, Thomas Capogreco for the genius, Pat Lockwood for the kindness of heart and Stacey Wilson for inspiration and babeness. What are the biggest challenges, things that piss you off and/or dickheads in SA? The biggest challenge by far is the attitude that SA is behind the game. It’s sometimes easier to get the attention of interstate labels, blogs and listeners just because they don’t have that crappy attitude. This state is full of incredible producers, engineers and musicians, who feel like they aren’t allowed to succeed because they are from Adelaide. It’s also hard to deal with those who don’t like to look outside their favoured genre. The city is too small for that. Your band’s favourite venue to play! RIP Format. Forever our favourite venue. Now, The Metro, or Jive is fun too.
“We want a capital city that attracts tourists, students and most importantly, South Australians – a city that beats to the rhythm of a generation of creative, innovative local people.” - Premier Jay Weatherill
Is Adelaide the DIY city? Discuss. For real. We are proud to be as DIY as we can - it’s the way forward, and Adelaide has a reputation for being good at it. Less topdown support than governments, councils and funding bodies in other states, creates a bunch of stir-crazy kids who want things done, but have to do it themselves. Adelaide has taught us the true meaning of DIY. The thing you love most about SA music right now? Realisation that it’s gonna be okay and that if we do things together we can make things happen. Friendship and support is number one. The whole city is realising that, we just need to harness it into something original and not tacky. The thing you hate most about SA music right now? Lack of trust and in and respect of musicians. The SA band with the best live show? The Shaolin Afronauts. The future of SA music lies in the hands of who? The punters to fork out a few dollars for bands they haven’t seen before and for the music rather than the bright lights of the scene. Your vote for who’s going to go ‘big’ in the next 12 months? Maybe Archers. I personally want FIRS to get massive. Complete this sentence. The SA music scene is ... ...the best place to learn how to do things the way you want to do them, not the way others.
Ocean Graves 3: Halloween
Cal Williams Jr’s USA Book Launch
Featuring a massive line-up over two levels at the Crown And Anchor and Ghost Ships, the Ocean Graves series is returning for its third instalment on Sat Nov 2. Dave Brewer of Pilot Records and Urtekk says it’s, “raw, close and personal ... underground vibes - that’s for sure!” The line up features a selection of the best bands, DJs and VJs stemming from the southern states including No Zu, Angel Eyes, Forces, Rites Wild, Spartak, Smile and locals Oisima, Urtekk, Question Question and Body Horror.
Adelaide-based author and multiaward winning guitarist, Cal Williams Jr, has recently been signed to a three-year distribution deal by Mel Bay USA for his Guitar Toolbox music tuition book series. Cal will be holding a much anticipated book launch as the headline event for this year’s Creatorspace, hosted by the Unley Library and held at the Unley Town Hall on Sun Nov 3 from 5.30-6.30pm.
The Brouhaha’s Single Launch
Myles Mayo And The Modern Heart LP Release
Kelly Breuer, the lady behind The Brouhaha, is spreading her feelgood folk around the country. With a likeness to Missy Higgins and Liz Stringer, Breuer’s first single As Long As There’s A Smile is taken from her upcoming (yet to be titled) debut album. This track follows the themes behind Breuer quitting full time work to pursue her musical dreams and will be launched on Sun Nov 3 at the Grace Emily.
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2013 Fowler's Live Music Award Winners Industry Voted Awards Best Music Manager: Ricky Kradolfer - City Riots Best Metal Artist: Truth Corroded Best Music Industry Initiative: A Band On Boat Best Music Organisation or Individual: Pilot Records Best Music Video: Desert - Messrs Best Roots Artist: The Bearded Gypsy Band Best Pop Artist: The Beards Best Punk Artist: Mark Of Cain Best Rock Artist: Tracer Best Jazz Artist: Airbenders Best Country Artist: Amber Joy Poulton Best Folk Artist: Heather Frahn Best Blues Artist: Don Morrison Best Acoustic Artist: Kaurna Cronin Best Electronic Artist: Oisima Best Hip Hop Artist: Jimblah Best Indie Artist: Bad//Dreems Achievement Award: Tam & Anne Boakes - Jive
Myles Mayo is back with his long awaited sophomore release, Myles Mayo And The Modern Heart. You can hear the first single, A Love Like A Crucifix on triple j Unearthed and serves listeners with a solid reminder as to why Mayo is one of Adelaide’s great and somewhat understated songwriters and producers. He will be launching his new album on Sun Nov 3 from 3pm at the Promethean.
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