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The Melbourne outfit will launch Heirs & Graces remix EP with a DJ set at Fourwords at Rhino Room this Sat Dec 21.
The funk-rock dance monsters will launch their debut album Gap Year at Jive on Sat Dec 21.
Your fast guide to this week’s best entertainment
I Killed The Prom Queen The metalcore titans will farewell 2013 with celebratory circle pits at the Governor Hindmarsh on Sun Dec 22.
Speeding along this fortnight... SUMMER FLAKE Join the end of year celebrations at Hotel Metro this Mon Dec 23 with Summer Flake, Matt Banham, Blood Plastic, Romi and Loose Cannons. DRAGONFLY’S FINAL NIGHT After nearly seven years, Dragonﬂy on the Square is closing its doors. The farewell party will kick off on Sat Dec 21 with a DJ set from HMC. CRANK YANKERS Four of Adelaide’s ﬁnest singer-songwriters will perform at the ﬁnal Crank Yankers for 2013 on Fri Dec 20. Featuring Danvers, Dusty Lee, Todd Sibbin and Jon Mortimer, doors open at 9pm and entry is free.
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Fresh on home turf from a lengthy US jaunt, the electronic duo will perform at Mr Kim’s on Sat Dec 28.
Wally de Backer’s band The Basics lead the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Sessions program with a performance on Thu Jan 2.
Fight the New Year’s Eve hangover with excellent dance acts like Deorro (pictured), Morgan Page and Will Sparks at Thebarton Oval on Wed Jan 1.
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Happy Hour every Tue & Thu 9:30-10:30pm Check out the Exeter’s famous Curry Night on the balcony every Wed & Thu! The Exeter Balcony is available to hire for private parties, launches and more!
ANCHOR THU 19BAND ROOM- THE ROCKETEERS, CHARLIE MONSOON & WEST THEBARTON BROTHEL PARTY THEN DJ ANTFACE TIL LATE
FRI 20MUTINY (VIC) DRINK TO BETTER DAYS ALBUM LAUNCH THEN DJ ADAM TIL LATE
THU 26DANVERS, DUSTY LEE STEPHENSON, TODD SIBBON AND JON MORTIMER THEN DJ ANTFACE TIL LATE
FRI 27FEAR & LOATHING, MOLLOY,
HOUSE OF KARMA AND DEAD LETTER OFFICE THEN DJ ADAM TIL LATE
KITCHENWITCH WITH EMERGENCY RULE AND GUESTS THEN DJ AZZ TIL LATE
THE NERVE (MEMBERS OF MAMMAL, COG & PRESHRUNK WITH KING OF THE NORTH (VIC) THEN DJ AZZ TIL LATE
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STREET FIGHTER END OF YEAR ART PARTY Espionage Gallery will team up with AVCon and Shin Tokyo on Thu Dec 19 for the ultimate end of year art party. There’ll be a Mario Kart tournament and prizes for the top ranking players. Head on down from 6pm.
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NYE Guide// New Year’s Eve It’s the most hyped-up night of the year – New Year’s Eve. With just a handful more days until the ultimate celebration, here’s a round-up of the various parties happening around Adelaide. Don’t forget that Adelaide Metro will be providing free transport around the city from midnight until dawn on Wed Jan 1. Get merry with our pick of events.
Watch the fireworks from the rooftop at Rocket at their Tiki NYE party from 8pm. Tickets are limited at $35 each. To head along, email email@example.com. Crippen Plc, Adelaide
RAWLAB SHOWCASE FEATURING: GRINNY & BIG T, ZETES/FULL SPECTRUM, STRAIGHTJACKET SYMPHONY PLUS GUESTS (BAR 2) “STRIKE METAL CLUB XMAS PARTY” IN THE BURIAL, MASON, HIDDEN INTENT, FRAGMENTA, FROM BIRTH TO BURIAL, SEDULOUS ROUSE (BAR 3)
TABULA RASA, MARLOW, CANEPHORA (BAR 2) PROSCENIUM PRESENTS THE EIGHTIES!! (BAR 3)
The leading basement nightclub will be throwing a massive NYE bash for those inclined to all-night dancing. 54 Currie St, Adelaide
WENDY ICON, DEAD JOE, VISIONS, OUR CONQUEST, STREET CRAB (BAR 2) UNKNOWN REMORSE, A BLACK PICTURE, TRENCH EFFECT, BLACKWATER (BAR 3)
Try your luck at Skycity Adelaide and wind up a few dollars richer in the new year. North Tce, Adelaide
MC HEALBERS & LYREST ALBUM LAUNCHES (BAR 2) HAIR METAL HEAVEN (BAR 3)
Welcome in the New Year by the sea at the Ramsgate with drink specials all night long. 328 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach
Watch the fireworks from the balcony of the Seacliff while listening to pumping tunes from their resident DJ. Book your spot on 8296 7466. Entry is free. 221 Esplanade, Seacliff
DEC 31 NYE
The much-loved music venue will be getting fruity with a special Latino New Year’s Eve Party featuring the internationally renowned Salcedo. 59 Port Rd, Adelaide
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DJ Paul Gurry will be full steam ahead at Hotel Wright Street’s Love Boat-themed New Year’s Eve party. Entry is free. For bookings, call the pub. 88 Wright St, Adelaide
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While not technically on the eve, the chaps behind HQ will be throwing a stomping New Year’s Day party at Thebarton Oval on Wed Jan 1 with dance acts like Will Sparks and Deorro. Thebarton Oval, Thebarton
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See off the year that was at Glenelg. Picnic hampers will be available for $85 packed with everything you need: cutlery and crockery, food, non-alcoholic drinks and glow-sticks. Glenelg Foreshore, Glenelg
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A New Year’s Eve soirée extravaganza featuring Catherine Campbell will take place at the cabaret venue from 9pm. Tickets available for $33 - $40 through labohemebar.com.au. 36 Grote St, Adelaide
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Yaaarrrrrr. Ring in 2014 with the Franklin’s pirate NYE party, sponsored by Stolen Rum. No cover charge, book now at 8410 0036. Expect plenty of rum-skullery. 92 Franklin St, Adelaide
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ELDER PARK The iconic CBD park will come alive from 6pm with an expansive line-up of food stalls, pop-up bars and live local talent from acts like Atlantic Street Band, Jimmy And The Mirrors, Germein Sisters and DJ Tr!p. Fireworks will be at 9pm and again at midnight. Elder Park, Adelaide
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The DIY collective will host a New Year’s gig and fundraiser at the Adelaide Bike Kitchen with live acts including God God Dammit Dammit, Hydromedusa and Iron Worzel. Doors at 8pm and tickets are $10. 22 Gibson St, Bowden
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DJs Duncan and Stevie will play in the front bar of the Cranka from 9pm, with pretty decent happy hours running from 9pm until midnight. 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide
Throw down 2013 with a hoedown at the Wheaty with Max Savage & The False Idols and friends from 8pm. Tickets are available now from the bar for $20. 39 George St, Adelaide
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So the world didn’t end on December 21 last year, meaning that Rip It Up had to soldier on for 2013. This year has seen quite a plethora of acts gracing our cover – from rat bag emerging bands, seasoned veterans we’re surprised are still alive, old faves with new albums and stories to tell as well as some left-fielders you may not have recognised right away. They make up the epidermis to what has constituted Rip It Up for 2013. Beneath their colourful, shiny and (often) bearded faces is the guts of our year – the other bands, artists, performers, CDs, food, fashion, art, culture and local faces that our staff have picked apart like lab scientists, delivering the results in a form easily digested by our dear readers (that’s you guys). This issue revisits some of our favourite moments in list format – because we’ve done enough bloody writing this year. This issue is all about rediscovering some of the finer and not-so-finer happenings of this year, which basically translates to listing all the times when famous people swore at us. We hope you enjoy reliving all the magic as much as we enjoyed delivering it to you the first time round and find it within your forgiving festive hearts to excuse us for giving a Kiwi the year’s biggest album.
Top 10 Albums 1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito (Modular/Universal) 2. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time (Capitol/EMI) 3. Beyoncé – BEYONCÉ (Columbia/ Sony) 4. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (EMI) 5. Kanye West – Yeezus (Def Jam/ Universal) 6. Lorde – Pure Heroine (Universal) 7. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Sony/Columbia) 8. MIA – Matangi (Universal) 9. Big Scary – Not Art (Pieater/ Inertia) 10. Arctic Monkeys – AM (Domino/ EMI)
Rip It Up is embarking on some exciting ventures in 2014, so we look forward to sharing those with you then. It’s gonna be large. And, if Beyoncé can try not to release another surprise album by New Year’s Eve and stuff up our meticulously thought-through top 10 lists, that would be excellent. Kthanksbye. Lachlan Aird
Band/Artist Of The Year Sky Ferreira. And Hachibei the Japanese pug.
Top 10 Albums 1. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven (Warp/Inertia) 2. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady (Warner) 3. Jon Hopkins – Immunity (Domino/ EMI) 4. DJ Rashad – Double Cup (Hyperdub) 5. James Holden – The Inheritors (Border Community) 6. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels (Fool’s Gold) 7. Underground Lovers – Weekend (Rubber) 8. Moderat – II (Monekytown Records) 9. Omar S – Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself (FXHE) 10. Special Request – Soul Music (Houndstooth)
Top 10 Albums 1. James Blake – Overgrown (Polydor/ Universal) 2. Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Future Classic) 3. Lorde – Pure Heroine (Universal) 4. Kanye West – Yeezus (Roc-A-Fella/ Def Jam) 5. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (EMI) 6. Disclosure – Settle (Island/Universal) 7. Bonobo – The North Borders (Ninja Tune) 8. JAY Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail (S Carter Enterprises) 9. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City (XL/Remotre Control) 10. Bibio – Silver Wilkinson (Warp)
Best Gig 1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Big Day Out, Fri Jan 25 2. Beyoncé – Entertainment Centre, Tue Nov 5 3. The Correspondents – WOMADelaide, Sat Mar 9 Highlight Of The Year That time the girl at Salsa’s put my order under ‘James Franco’. Disappointment Of The Year That time I got a blunt fringe and no one dug it. Wish For 2013 More six-star reviews.
Highlight Of The Year Having a yarn with Vampire Weekend backstage at Big Day Out 2013 was a bit of alright. Disappointment Of The Year The 3am lockout – won’t somebody think of La Sing? Wish for 2014 To see Hindley Street’s vacant lots transformed into more cafés and bars.
Best Films 1. Rust & Bone 2. Before Midnight 3. The Hunt
Disappointment Of The Year The continual press coverage given to the bullshit that explodes from Morrissey’s mouth
Best Festival 1. Adelaide Festival
Wish for 2014 Kate Bush tour
Best Films 1. Before Midnight 2. The Place Beyond The Pines 3. Gravity Best Festival Adelaide Festival
Highlight Of The Year Adelaide’s cultural resurgence getting recognised
Best Gigs 1. Beyoncé – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Tue Nov 5 2. James Blake – Splendour In The Grass, Sat Jul 27 3. Seekae – Knots Festival, Sun Aug 25
Oneotrix Point Never
Best Gigs 1. Beyoncé – Entertainment Centre, Wed Nov 6 2. Actress – Queen’s Theatre, Fri Mar 15 3. Mathew Jonson – Cuckoo, Dec 31
Best Festival Adelaide Festival
Band/Artist Of The Year Jagwar Ma
Band/Artist Of The Year Janelle Monae
Best Film 1. Much Ado About Nothing 2. Only Lovers Left Alive 3. The Bling Ring
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Top 10 Albums 1. Arctic Monkeys – AM (Domino/EMI) 2. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino/EMI) 3. Queens Of The Stone Age – ...Like Clockwork (Matador/Inertia) 4. David Bowie – The Next Day (Columbia/Sony) 5. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up! (Concord/Universal) 6. Tomahawk – Oddfellows (Ipecac/Fuse) 7. Alter Bridge – Fortress (Roadrunner/Warner) 8. Suicidal Tendencies – 13 (Suicidal) 9. The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer (Remote Control) 10. Trivium – Vengeance Falls (Roadrunner/Warner)
Best Gigs 1. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Hanging Rock, Sat Mar 30 2. Steve Vai – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Fri Jul 12 3. Weezer – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Wed Jan 16
Highlight Of The Year The Boss announcing his return to Oz.
Top 10 Albums 1. Lorde — Pure Heroine (Universal) 2. Arcade Fire — Reflektor (EMI) 3. Savages — Silence Yourself (Matador/Inertia) 4. Pond — Hobo Rocket (Modular/Universal) 5. Violent Soho — Hungry Ghost (I Oh You) 6. James Blake — Overgrown (Polydor/Universal) 7. Fuck Buttons — Slow Focus (ATP) 8. Parquet Courts — Light Up Gold (Create/Control) 9. Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys — Ready For Boredom (R.I.P Society) 10. Arctic Monkeys — AM (Domino/EMI)
Disappointment Of The Year Lou Reed died.
Band/Artist Of The Year Lorde
Wish for 2014 More international acts to come to Adelaide.
Best Gigs 1. Tame Impala – Festival Hall, Fri Apr 26 2. My Bloody Valentine – Palace Theatre, Fri Feb 22 3. Cloud Control – Governor Hindmarsh, Fri Aug 30
Best Films 1. Rush 2. Blackfish 3. The Act Of Killing Best Festival None – I would die in a festival.
Band/Artist Of The Year Bruce Springsteen
Best Films 1. Gravity 2. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 3. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks Best Festival Laneway Highlight Of The Year Going to the AFL Grand Final for the first time. Disappointment Of The Year Watching the Fremantle Dockers lose the AFL Grand Final. Wish for 2014 Fremantle Dockers AFL Premiers 2014.
Best Films 1. Red Obsession 2. Cloud Atlas 3. Honey (Miele) Best Festival WOMADelaide Highlight Of The Year Eric The Submariner’s miraculous, extraordinary Fringe performance a few days after he was heckled off stage at The Austral. Disappointment Of The Year Eric The Submariner being heckled off stage at The Austral. Drake
Top 10 Albums (in order) 1. Bastille – All This Bad Blood (Virgin/EMI) 2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito (Modular/ Universal) 3. The Bamboos – Fever In The Road (Pacific Theatre/Inertia) 4. Lorde – Pure Heroine (Universal) 5. Oh Land – Wishbone (Warner) 6. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (Create/Control) 7. Agnes Obel – Aventine (PIAS) 8. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse (Warner) 9. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (EMI) 10. The Naked & Famous – In Rolling Waves (Univeral)
Wish for 2014 Eric The Submariner returning for Fringe 2014 (not at The Austral).
Band/Artist Of The Year HAIM Best Gigs 1. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra – Thebarton Theatre, Sun Sep 22 2. The Cat Empire – WOMADelaide, Fri Mar 8 3. Laura Hill – Gorgeous Festival, Fri Nov 22
Top 10 Albums (in order) 1. Kelela – CUT 4 ME (Fade To Mind) 2. Shy Girls – Timeshare EP (Hit City USA) 3. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe (Domino/EMI) 4. Various Artists – Saint Heron (Saint) 5. Drake – Nothing Was The Same (Cash Money/Universal) 6. Various Artists – After Dark 2 (Italians Do It Better) 7. Cassie – Rocka By Baby (Harlem King) 8. Cut Copy – Free Your Mind (Modular/Universal) 9. Sampha – Dual EP (Young Turks/ Remote Control) 10. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name (Def Jam/Universal)
Best Gigs 1. Beyoncé – Entertainment Centre, Wed Nov 6 2. Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes – Governor Hindmarsh, Thu Dec 12 3. Yuna – Festival Theatre, Fri Sep 13 Best Films 1. I Want To Dance Better At Parties 2. The Conjuring 3. Spring Breakers Best Festival Adelaide Film Festival Highlight Of The Year Beyoncé. Disappointment Of The Year Rihanna. Wish for 2014 For Miley to put her tongue away.
Band/Artist Of The Year Kelela
and special guest Appleonia
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Top 10 Albums (in order) 1. Big Scary – Not Art (Pieater/Inertia) 2. Daughter – If You Leave (4AD/Remote Control) 3. The Paper Kites – States (Sony) 4. London Grammar – If You Wait (Dew Process/Universal) 5. Fat Freddy’s Drop – Blackbird (Remote Control) 6. The Cat Empire – Steal The Light (Two Shoes/Inertia) 7. City & Colour – The Hurry And The Harm (Dine Alone) 8. Josh Pyke - The Beginning And End Of Everything (Ivy League) 9. Sticky Fingers – Caress Your Soul (MGM) 10. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (Create/Control) Band/Artist Of The Year Big Scary
Jimmy Byzantine’s Singles of 2013
Best Gigs 1. Thelma Plum – The Grace Emily, Thu Jul 25 2. The Cat Empire – Thebarton Theatre, Fri Sep 6 3. The Preatures – Jive, Thu Sep 19
Best Films 1. Drift 2. Chasing Mavericks 3. Missing – A Taylor Steele Film
Modernism, post-modernism and modernity rolled into seven minutes of disco prog-rock. Also features David Bowie.
Best Festival WOMADelaide baby!
Highlight Of The Year Adelaide becoming one of the Lonely Planet top 10 cities to visit in the world. Show us your churches!
The little song that became a massive hit.
Disappointment Of The Year I didn’t get down to my goal weight for Stereos. Shit.
Do I Wanna Know? (Domino/EMI)
Wish for 2014 To grow a pair of wings. That’d be cool.
Simply the most bad ass tune of 2013.
City And Colour
Daft Punk Get Lucky
An insatiable hook and a brilliant marketing campaign made this the most unavoidable song in the world.
Bad//Dreems Hoping For (Mirador)
The launch pad to much bigger things for these local boys. Or, at least that’s what we’re hoping for.
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys Any Day Now (R.I.P Society)
A heartfelt, heart-broken celebration of gritty Australian pub rock.
Bad Habit (Warner)
It went largely unnoticed thanks to some bigger singles, but this tune is a hard one to shake.
Major Lazer Jessica (feat. Ezra Koenig)
It’s no Get Free, but Major Lazer have managed to hit another slow jam homerun.
Chvrches Recover (Liberator)
Bring in the New Year in style with great music, drinks and food
A fitting anthem for a year when Australia finally managed to recover The Ashes.
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One of many highlights on the debut album from EDM’s great white hope.
Best Gigs 1. Tool – Entertainment Centre, Tue Apr 30 2. Moonsorrow – The Governor Hindmarsh, Thu Nov 21 3. The Offspring – Soundwave, Sat Mar 2
Highlight of the Year Nine Inch Nails re-forming
Best festival Soundwave. Always.
Wish for 2014 More Scandinavian bands to Oz!
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Disappointment of the Year Nine Inch Nails’ new album Hesitation Marks.
Toro Y Moi
Artist of the Year The Amity Affliction
Bring Me The Horizon
Top Albums 1. Amorphis – Circle (Nuclear Blast) 2. Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal (Sony) 3. Avantasia – The Mystery of Time (Nuclear Blast) 4. TesseracT – Altered State (Century Media) 5. Karnivool – Asymmetry (MGM) 6. Black Sabbath – 13 (Universal) 7. Soilwork – The Living Infinite (Nuclear Blast) 8 Northlane – Singularity (UNFD) 9. Devildriver – Winter Kills (Napalm) 10. Finntroll – Blodsvept (Century Media)
Top 10 Albums (in order) 1. Jon Hopkins – Immunity (Domino/ EMI) 2. James Blake – Overgrown (Polydor/Universal) 3. Rat & Co – One Uno Ein (Independent) 4. Big Scary – Not Art (Pieater/ Inertia) 5. Bonobo – The North Borders (Ninja Tune) 6. High Highs – Open Season (Sony) 7. Thundercat – Apocalypse (Brainfeeder/Inertia) 8. Maya Jane Coles – Comfort (I/ AM/ME) 9. Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Mistletone) 10. Vondelpark – Seabed (R&S) Band/Artist Of The Year Lorde (for making incredible pop music and dealing impeccably with over-analytical media at the age of 17) Best Gigs 1. James Blake – Sydney Opera House, Wed Jul 31 2. Neil Finn & Paul Kelly – Adelaide Festival, Fri Mar 1 3. Foals – Big Day Out, Fri Jan 25 Best Film The Kings of Summer Best Festival Womadelaide Highlight Of The Year Doge Disappointment Of The Year Tie between Clive Palmer and the 3am lockout Wish for 2014 Australia scores a goal at the World Cup in Brazil
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Top 10 Albums (in order) 1. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe (Liberator) 2. Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends (Atlantic/Warner) 3. HAIM – Days Are Gone (Polydor/Universal) 4. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Sony/ Columbia) 5. Arctic Monkeys – AM (Domino/EMI) 6. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (EMI) 7. Cloud Control – Dream Cave (Ivy League) 8. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino/EMI) 9. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ll (Jagjaguwar/ Inertia) 10. Jagwar Ma – Howlin’ (Future Classic)
Best Gigs 1. Mutemath – Fowler’s Live, Thu Mar 21 2. Buzzcocks – Fowler’s Live, Wed Apr 24 3. Cat Power – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Mon Feb 25
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Wish for 2014 Bacon flavoured ice cream.
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Best Films 1. Machete Kills 2. The Great Gatsby 3. Iron Man 3
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KAT MCCARTHY’S WORST FOR 2013 1. Movie 43 2. A Haunted House 3. Scary Movie 5 4. Identity Thief 5. Grown Ups 2 6. The Heat 7. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 8. Turbo 9. The Big Wedding 10. Riddick
Top 10 Albums (in order) 1. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Melbourne Ska Orchestra (ABC) 2. Raven Black Night – Barbarian Winter (Metal Blade) 3. Stonefield – Stonefield (Illusive) 4. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt (Monkeywrench/ Universal) 5. Bernard Fanning – Departures (Dew Process/ Universal) 6. Manu Chao Radio Bemba – Baionarena (Nacional/Warner) 7. Soja – Strength To Survive (ATO/AIM) 8. John Fogerty – Wrote A Song For Everyone (Columbia) 9. Michael Franti & Spearhead – All People (EMI) 10. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up! (Stax/Universal)
Band/Artist Of The Year Snowden – seven years between albums but worth the wait. Best Films 1. The Conjuring 2. Iron Man 3 3. VHS-2 Highlight Of The Year The neon-soaked fever dream that was Spring Breakers made me proud to be an American. Disappointment Of The Year Spring Breakers. Who would’ve thought scantily clad beauties engaging in copious amounts of sex and violence would’ve resulted in such a shitty movie?
Band/Artist Of The Year Nicky Bomba/Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Wish for 2014 I can finally show the world my hypnotic gyrations when Mick Jagger invites me on stage at the Adelaide Oval when his hip blows out.
Best Films 1. Rush 2. Hitchcock 3. Gangster Squad
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Best Gigs 1. Robert Plant – Entertainment Centre, Tue Mar 26 2. Deep Purple – Entertainment Centre, Mon Mar 4 3. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – The Governor Hindmarsh, Sat Sep 21
Band/Artist Of The Year Man Overboard Best Gigs 1. Weezer – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Wed Jan 16 2. Dropkick Murphys and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls – Thebarton Theatre, Wed Apr 3 3. The Bronx – Fowler’s Live, Thu May 2 Best Films 1. About Time 2. Elysium 3. Stoker Best Festival Hits And Pits Festival 1.0 Highlight Of The Year Gina still rocks my world.
Best Festival WOMADelaide Highlight Of The Year Sipping muchas tequilas in Mexico with my leading lady.
Disappointment Of The Year Friends being made redundant is never fun. Also, I missed meeting Art Spiegelman by about 20 minutes – I’m still kicking myself!
Disappointment Of The Year Tony Abbot as PM and the entire Liberals crew.
Wish for 2014 I wish for a million more wishes!
Wish for 2014 That Australia can realise the value and importance of research, engineering and manufacturing and become the great and smart nation that we can be, rather than the introverted laughing stock that we are now.
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Top 10 Albums (in order) 1. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt (Monkeywrech/Universal) 2. Queens Of The Stone Age – ... Like Clockwork (Matador/Inertia) 3. Lorde – Pure Heroine (Universal) 4. Arctic Monkeys – AM (Domino/EMI) 5. Jagwar Ma – Howlin’ (Future Classic) 6. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (EMI) 7. Foals – Holy Fire (Warner) 8. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Spector At The Feast (Abstract Dragon) 9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito (Modular/Universal) 10. Savages – Silence Yourself (Matador/Inertia) Band/Artist Of The Year Lorde Best Gigs 1. Muse – Entertainment Centre, Wed Dec 4 2. You Am I – Thebarton Theatre, Fri Jul 12 3. Weezer – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Wed Jan 16
Top 10 Albums (in order) 1. Man Overboard – Heart Attack (Rise) 2. Less Than Jake – See The Light (Fat Wreck) 3. Off With Their Heads – Home (Epitaph/Warner) 4. Alkaline Trio – My Shame Is True (Epitaph/Warner) 5. Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart (Polydor/Universal) 6. Pure Love – Anthems (Mercury/Universal) 7. The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation (Hopeless/UNFD) 8. Dave Hause – Devour (Rise) 9. Dropkick Murphys – Signed And Sealed In Blood (Dew Process/Universal) 10. Bad Religion – True North (Epitaph/Warner)
Best Films 1. The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone 2. Muse: Live At Rome Olympic Stadium 3. Black Sabbath: Live… Gathered In Their Masses Best Festival Soundwave Highlight Of The Year You Am I playing a cracking two-hour set at Thebarton Theatre to support the re-release of their first three albums. Disappointment Of The Year Blur pulling out of BDO. Wish for 2014 International acts to stop boycotting Adelaide and for punters to buy tickets so they have no excuse not to come in the first place. Jagwar Ma
Top 10 Albums (in order) 1. Snowden – No One In Control (Snakes & Serpents) 2. The National – Trouble Will Find Me (4AD/ Remote Control) 3. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter At The Feast (Abstract Dragon) 4. Au Revoir Simone – Move In Spectrums (Moshi Moshi/PIAS) 5. Money – The Shadow Of Heaven (Bella Union/PIAS) 6. White Lies – Big TV (Polydor/Universal) 7. Arctic Monkeys – AM (Domino/EMI) 8. Small Black – Limits Of Desire (Jagjaguwar/ Inertia) 9. The Strokes – Comedown Machine (RCA/ Sony) 10. Deltron 3030 – Event 2 (Pod/Inertia)
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DJ Koze’s music always contains a wonderful sense of mischief no matter the genre he is twisting. The German producer is also a merry prankster away from music, as he litters this interview with amusing one-liners (over a horrible Skype connection) before his anticipated Adelaide New Year’s Eve set.
The former Kompakt artist, who launched Pampa Records with Marcus Fink in 2009, first visited Australia in 2012. A bizarre fact for one of the most acclaimed experimental and warm electronic artists whose career stretches back almost 20 years, including stints in experimental hip hop outfit Fischmob and International Pony. “They didn’t want to pay me the money I was asking for,” jokes Koze (AKA Stefan Kozalla) about his delayed first trip to Australia last year. “If you want quality you’ve got to pay for it.” Thankfully Koze’s second Australian tour includes Adelaide, as he will play an intimate New Year’s Eve set at Cuckoo. Koze, who has recorded two of the most intriguing, eclectic and scintillating podcasts of the year for FACT Magazine and more recently XLR8R, heads to Cuckoo on the back of his acclaimed second album Amygdala dropping early in 2013. His recent XLR8R set saw the creator of underground club classics Raw, Burn With Me and Mariposa drop everything from alt-classical (Kronos Quartet) to underground hip hop (Blu & Exile), global (Abida Parveen) and club music (Four Tet, Jon Hopkins) for a beautiful 70-minute journey. But his upcoming Cuckoo set won’t be like this. “It’s stupid techno for drunk people,” Koze jokes. “I just did this mix for XLR8R a week ago, this is like a radio show for the day time, for listening when you are in your flat, or
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working – it’s not for dancing. I’m not keeping the groove [a club groove]. I need to keep the groove in a set, but not like in a club where you need a rhythm to dance." Koze’s turntablist background means he is one of underground club music’s most acclaimed DJs, backed up by the fact he won SPEX magazine’s 'DJ of the Year' eight years in a row. “I always play the same set,” he jokes. “It’s premixed and I pretend I do something. It’s better. It’s better for me and for the audience. They don’t want to see me mix live.” Koze’s second solo album Amygdala was a gorgeous collection of soft and hypnotic grooves punctuated with melancholy and psychedelic elements, with guests including Caribou, Apparat and Matthew Dear. Despite the eightyear gap between his debut and sophomore
albums, Koze says he is thinking about a new record with Amygdala currently getting the remix treatment at the moment. Pampa has an avalanche of music coming: “Sometimes we don’t have music for half-a-year and now everything is waiting in the pipeline,” he says. Would Koze like the releases to be planned more efficiently? “I can’t change it. I would rather it be more professional and every month have a record but all my friends, they are artists and are suffering from depression and alcohol crises,” he jokes. “I don’t know. Now everyone is coming with music and the whole year we waited and asked. And now you have to accept it. I like it.” Pampa has an impressive roster of Koze's friends and peers, including Isolee, Die Vogel, Ada and Dntel. Earlier in the year Koze said
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Brit DJ/producer Mark Wilkinson is D&B’s newest superstar. This year he’s had epic singles, such as Afterglow, sung by Rudimental associate (and former The Voice contestant!) Becky Hill, plus a cred debut album, Lazers Not Included. But will Wilkinson soon be producing beats for a Rihanna, as his RAM Records labelmates Chase & Status have done? He’s keeping mum.
It’s morning in Wilkinson’s London hometown – and, after a few reschedules, he’s conducting interviews ahead of his return to Oz. “I was just making a cuppa tea,” he says brightly. Wilkinson’s 2013 has been “wicked”, but also “a bit mental”. In January his tune Need To Know was playlisted on Radio 1 – a
major coup. He then had to hurry up and complete that album. “It’s just been probably the maddest year of my life, really.” Lately, Afterglow (accompanied by a slick video) went Top 10 in the UK, becoming Wilkinson’s first bona-fide crossover hit. Raised in South London, Wilkinson was given a drum kit at nine. He’d gig in bands as a teenager until he discovered breakbeat. Wilkinson transitioned into a bedroom producer. Thanks to Cyantific, the now junglist managed to get Hypnosis onto Hospital Records’ 2010 comp Sick Music 2. Next he’d submit demos to RAM, only to be promptly contacted by its canny boss Andy C. Wilkinson issued a succession of key records, starting with Moonwalker/Samurai. He was named ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ at 2012’s National Drum And Bass Awards. More recently, The Guardian profiled this “one-man
Chase & Status” as one of its “New Band Of The Day” hipster acts. Wilkinson was prepping Lazers…, licensed to Virgin/EMI, for a spell. The ‘lead’ single, Tonight, surfaced in late 2011. “I’d been working on it for about three years probably, so it did take a while, but everything came together at the right time – and the singles really helped to build it up,” he says. “It’s just difficult to write an album and put out singles – sort of build your profile and still have material left to put on an album.” That Wilkinson could go from airing music via Hospital, equated with liquid funk, to the powerhouse RAM shows his stylistic range – and appeal; “I’ve always just kinda switched it up – like, I’ve tried to make tunes that you can listen to in a club, also tunes that you can listen to on your iPod on your way to work.” Chase & Status have produced music
in an interview he doesn’t know what Pampa stands for, only what it doesn’t stand for. “We come from hip hop, soul and warm sample-based music and then we go into club music. We are open to every kind of music but somehow we are always looking for music without a formula, which sounds organic and is surprising and, if it’s possible, not heard before like this. We have this narrow roster of artists and we are friends – if they send something it’s because they were working so long on it. If they are sure about it, then they send it and it’s always quality.” WHO: DJ Koze WHERE: Cuckoo WHEN: New Year’s Eve
for Rihanna and Rita Ora. Wilkinson, too, has been quietly pursuing pop projects he’s attached to Jess Mills’ Twist Of Fate, the divette quitting Island because of stalling. “I actually produce for other people at the moment,” he divulges. “That’s something that I’ve done for the last year as well on the side which I don’t necessarily shout about. It’s nice to write different types of music and the occasional bit of music for TV.” If Wilkinson is secretly assisting reality pop stars, he’s not saying, but there’s a good reason to be low-key. “I like to keep my ‘artist’ thing separate and let people concentrate on my music, rather than knowing that I’ve done some other things for other people.” Regardless, many will know of Wilkinson’s excellent Zane Lowe-approved remix of Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan’s Think About It (featuring Wiz Khalifa and Ella Eyre). Another Virgin signing, Khan is Emeli Sandé’s studio cohort and has been hailed as the new Labrinth. Wilkinson has since met the urban hotshot; “I saw [Khan] at a Christmas party briefly. We’d both had quite a few drinks (laughs) so we didn’t really talk much!” Wilkinson, who’ll promote a sixth Lazers… single, Too Close (with Detour City), in the New Year, is excited about his upcoming Australian dates. “I’m probably gonna be playing the majority of my album, but I’ve also got a few new tracks that I’m testing out as well – generally [it’ll be] just like a party set with a few exclusives,” the DJ says, adding that he has “loads” of unreleased tunes from other artists. “I can’t wait – it’s winter over here, so I’m looking forward to getting into my T-shirt and DJing!” WHO: Wilkinson WHAT: Play New Year’s Day WHERE: Thebarton Oval WHEN: New Year’s Day
Actor, Writer & Mentee Laura-Jane Emes is a 25-year-old Adelaide-born actor who has turned her focus to her skills as a writer. “I was quite shy at school, so mum suggested the classes as a way to increase my confidence,” Emes says, who started acting classes at 11-years-old. She soon discovered a love for storytelling and making people laugh. “I was able to turn my sensitive nature into a positive as it’s helped me to tap into the minds of different
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characters,” she says. Graduating with Honours from a Bachelor of Creative Arts at Flinders University, Emes moved to Sydney for a year and performed stand-up comedy at various venues such as The Comedy Store. “Each gig was an invaluable experience, but I think my heart lay in the subtleties of film and television. More specifically, mockumentaries,” Emes says. In 2010 Emes was fortunate enough to receive the Helpmann Academy mentorship, and since has been living in Melbourne being mentored by Tom Gleisner. At the time of receiving her mentorship, Emes was writing a TV mockumentary mini-series and was seeking advice to refine her idea. “I was thrilled to be partnered with the very clever and hilarious Tom Gleisner from Working Dog,” she says. “Tom has achieved so much in the film and television industry and yet he remains ever so humble. His patience, encouragement and honesty have been astounding. I have endless admiration for his work.” The Helpmann Academy mentorship program is a great bridge between university and the real world. “It makes that jump far less daunting,” Emes says. When asked what advice she could offer those thinking of applying for a mentorship, Emes advises: “Go above and beyond what is expected of the application. Whether this means making a short video or asking lecturers for references, try to think outside the box.” Since the mentorship, Emes has built on her initial idea of the mini-series over the past three years drastically. “That’s the beauty of having a mentor. I’ve finally figured out what I’m trying to get across and precisely where my humour lies,” she says. Emes filmed the pre-pilot for the mini-series in January this year with plans to take it to producers in early 2014. For more information on the Helpmann Academy Mentorship Program visit their website at helpmannacademy.com.au.
You’ll need: Small gifts or lollies, empty toilet paper roll, wrapping paper, glue, ribbon and scissors. You’ll also need festive paper and a pen if you’re going to get your funny or inspiration on. How to do it: Cut the wrapping paper so it covers the roll and has about 10cm of excess paper at each end. Stuff your toilet roll with your gift or goodies. Cover the roll with your paper and glue the edge down. Cut your ribbon of choice to tie at each end – boom! Have a cracker of a Christmas.
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By Josh Basford
Politics 2013: The Game Of Thrones Anyone foolish enough to have been following the last two or three years in federal politics could be forgiven for mistaking it for a script from an epic fantasy trilogy rather than a period of stable democratic government. As we limped into 2013 with a woman in the seat of power, this year’s script was definitely all about revenge and subterfuge; plots and sub-plots; and, ultimately, men resuming their traditional stranglehold on the throne. 2013 saw us with no less than three different Prime Ministers, and will undoubtedly be cast as a cautionary tale about how the pursuit of power at all costs often leads to tragedy. We can probably debate until the end of time whether or not it was justified, but Kevin Rudd in his malevolent, ruthless pursuit of retribution led to a Labor house divided. Faceless men were unmasked, faction rose up against faction and bloody coup after bloody coup claimed scalp after scalp. Finally, emerging bloodied and bruised, but no less thirsty for victory, Kevin Rudd declared victory from the smoking ashes of Julia Gillard’s grisly defeat. With all opposition silenced, or purged from the ranks, Krudd set about “fixing” a party that he had in large part broken by continuing to nose-dive in the public opinion polls, before finally fulfilling his destiny and being summarily beheaded by public decree at the election. Throughout all of this Tony Abbott relentlessly, and with devastating effect, harangued the Government at every turn. His was an Opposition so true to its name that it is difficult to recall any significant bi-partisanship on any issue. Oppose and attack was to prove to be a winning strategy for the Abbottled opposition though, with an incompetent, fatally wounded government unable to defend itself against a united and coherent opposing force. And so it came to be, that in September of this year an exhausted public unsure of Mr Abbott’s ability to lead in a fair and just fashion, but desperate to leave the bitterness and instability of a Labor era behind them, swept the man in the bluest-of-all-blue ties into power. But retaining the throne is never as easy as seizing it and there are many wildcards waiting to enter the colosseum of power in 2014. With the Greens ceding power to gun-toting micro parties and billionare mining magnates, for progressive voices it probably feels as though we are nearing the end of the second book of the triology, with the land lying in shadow and the path back towards the light seeming faint and fraught with peril. It remains to be seen if Tony Abbott is the man to “rule them all.” See ripitup.com.au for the complete article.
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The Guide// Tour Guide/ THU DEC 19
HUMAN NATURE @ Festival Theatre THE GIN CLUB, THE WILD THINGS & SPARKSPITTER @ Hotel Metropolitan LIAM GERNER @ Grace Emily Hotel
FRI DEC 20
MUTINY @ Crown & Anchor SEABELLIES @ Jive
SAT DEC 21
CLUBFEET @ Rhino Room BENI @ Mr Kim’s
SUN DEC 22
I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN @ Governor Hindmarsh
SAT DEC 28
BAG RAIDERS @ Mr Kims
WED JAN 1
PLAY NEW YEARS DAY: DEORRO, MORGAN PAGE, WILL SPARKS, JACK BEATS & more @ Thebarton Oval
THU JAN 2
THE BASICS @ Adelaide Festival Centre
FRI JAN 3
LEE FIELDS AND THE EXPRESSIONS @ Adelaide Festival Centre
SAT JAN 4
THE SCREAMING BELIEVERS @ Governor Hindmarsh THE CORRESPONDENTS @ Adelaide Festival Centre
WED JAN 8
BONOBO @ Governor Hindmarsh
FRI JAN 10
TUE FEB 4
SELENA GOMEZ @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
THU FEB 6
THE NATIONAL @ Thebarton Theatre ROSIE O’DONNELL @ Festival Theatre
FRI FEB 7
ED KOWALCZYK @ Her Majesty’s Theatre
SAT FEB 8
THE LOCUST @ Enigma Bar DIANA KRALL @ Festival Theatre
SUN FEB 9
THE NECKS @ Governor Hindmarsh
TUE FEB 11
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E-STREET BAND @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
WED FEB 12
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E-STREET BAND @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
SAT FEB 15
PETE MURRAY @ Bird In Hand Winery
FRI FEB 21
THE ASTON SHUFFLE & THIEF @ Royal Croquet Club
SAT FEB 22
A DAY ON THE GREEN: HUNTERS & COLLECTORS, YOU AM I, SOMETHING FOR KATE & BRITISH INDIA @ Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale WIRE @ Jive
BABYLON CIRCUS @ Ad- TUE FEB 25 DOLLY PARTON @ elaide Festival Centre Adelaide Entertainment Centre SAT JAN 11 SCUMFEST: HIGHTIME, FRI FEB 28 HYDROMEDUSA, GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT, A BLISS N ESO & HORROSECRET DEATH & more SHOW @ Clipsal 500 @ Old Queen’s Theatre THE APE @ Governor SAT MAR 1 Hindmarsh SOUNDWAVE: GREEN DAY, AVENGED TUE JAN 14 SEVENFOLD, STONE PARAMORE @ Adelaide TEMPLE PILOTS, ALICE Entertainment Centre IN CHAINS, A DAY TO YELLOW BLUE BUS @ REMEMBER & more @ Adelaide Festival Centre Bonython Park EMPIRE OF THE SUN & KIMBRA @ Clipsal 500 WED JAN 15 FEFE @ Adelaide Festival Centre SUN MAR 2 BRUNO MARS @ Adelaide Entertainment THU JAN 16 Centre LOU DOILLON @ AdDANIEL O’DONNELL & elaide Festival Centre MARY DUFF @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre FRI JAN 17 Theatre THE BOYS OF SUMMER KEITH URBAN, GUY TOUR: BLESS THE SEBASTIAN & BOOM FALL, LIKE MOTHS TO CRASH OPERA @ Clipsal FLAMES & THE COLOR MORALE @ Fowler’s Live 500 JOHN GRANT @ Adelaide Festival Centre HALF MOON RUN @ Governor Hindmarsh
SAT JAN 18
FLAMENCO ARETI @ Adelaide Festival Centre
SUN JAN 19
YOUNG LIONS @ Blue Bee Room
WED MAR 5
LIONEL RICHIE & JOHN FARNHAM @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre DAN SULTAN @ Garden Of Unearthly Delights
FRI MAR 7
NEKO CASE @ Fowler’s Live
THU MAR 13
WE ARE SCIENTISTS @ Governor Hindmarsh VINCENT’S CHAIR @ Adelaide Festival Centre
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE & NINE INCH NAILS @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre SUICIDE GIRLS @ HQ
FRI JAN 24
FRI MAR 14
THU JAN 23
SARAH BLASKO @ Flinders St Baptist Church PILOTFEST @ Adelaide Festival Centre RENEE GEYER @ Governor Hindmarsh
FRI JAN 31
BIG DAY OUT: PEARL JAM, SNOOP DOGG, ARCADE FIRE, MAJOR LAZER & more @ Bonython Park
KATE MILLER-HEIDKE @ Garden Of Unearthly Delights
SAT MAR 15
KATE MILLER-HEIDKE @ Garden Of Unearthly Delights NEIL FINN @ Thebarton Theatre
TUE MAR 18
Michael Jackson History II Show @ Her Majesty’s Theatre
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THURSDAY 19TH ARKABA HOTEL – Joe Avati: A Very Woggy Christmas 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: The Rocketeers, Charlie Monsoon and West Thebarton Brothel Party. 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) EMU HOTEL – karaoke (9pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – The Texettes (9.30pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam GRAND BAR – OMG HIGHWAY – DJ Alli (8pm) HOTEL RICHMOND – All Vinyl DJ (6pm) HQ – Riot Society hosted by Uberjak’d JETTY BAR GLENELG – Verse Herd and DJ Jayarassic (8.30pm) LIGHT HOTEL – SCALA Live (8pm) MARION CULTERAL CENTRE – Open Mic Night (6.30pm) MARION HOTEL – 888 Poker (6.30pm) PJ O’BRIENS – DJ G-Rillz (9pm) PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL – Thirsty Thursday with DJ Tango ROCKET BAR – Wild Things (9pm) SUGAR – Jazz Pancake with locals and guests THE ASTOR HOTEL – Yours Truly (8.30pm) THE LION HOTEL – Clearway (9pm) WHITMORE HOTEL – Rainbow Jam Session (7.30pm)
FRIDAY 20TH ADELAIDE AIRPORT – Germein Sisters (3pm) ALMA TAVERN – Fresh Fridays with DJs ARCHER HOTEL – Upstairs: DJ Jaki J (9.30pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Lounge Bar: Germein Sisters (7.30pm) AUSTRAL – The Austral House Band (7pm) BACCHUS BAR – All About Her Duo BAROSSA WEINTAL HOTEL – Russell Stuart (7.30pm) BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt (7pm) BOTANIC BAR – Troy J Been, Prince Aaronak and Suckerpunch BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CAMEO BAR – DJs Lars, Lenny and guests CROWN & ANCHOR – Mutiny Drink To Better Days album launch and DJ Adam DRAGONFLY BAR & DINING – Downtown with DJs DUBLIN HOTEL – Slyde (7pm) DUCK INN: COROMANDEL VALLEY – Corey Stewart (7pm) DUKE OF YORK – Tom & Rose (7pm) ED CASTLE – Full Tilt live bands and party DJs ELECTRIC CIRCUS – Trashbags with resident DJs Capt N Cook, Mangie and Terror Terror plus guests ELYSIUM LOUNGE – DJs EMU HOTEL – The Incredibles ENFIELD HOTEL – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (6pm) ENIGMA – Bar 2: Rawlab Showcase featuring Grinny & Bigt, Zetes, Full Spectrum, Straightjacket Symphony plus guests. Bar 3: Strike Metal Club Christmas Party: In The Burial, Flesh of the Earth, Hidden Intent, Fragmenta, Phantom Pain and Sedulous Rouse ESPLANADE HOTEL – Undercover (8pm) FINDON HOTEL – karaoke (8.30pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main room: Shake Your Booty: 70s Disco Explosion (7.30pm) Front Bar: Acoustic Sessions: String Band Appalachian Fiddle Sessions & Irish Sessions HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Kopy Catz (9.30pm) HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – DJ Chaps and DJ Lumeire HOTEL TIVOLI – Honey with DJs IRISH CLUB – Shamrocks ‘n’ Shenanigans Live Acoustic Sessions (7pm) JETTY BAR GLENELG – Craig Atkins and Kicking Beyond Matter (9pm) JIVE – The Seabellies LIGHT HOTEL – Black Market (9pm) LIMBO – DJs LONDON TAVERN – Live Acoustic Weekly (5pm) Rewind Fridays with DJ Wolfman LORD MELBOURNE – karaoke with Laura Lee (9pm) MARINA SUNSET BAR – live acoustic music
MARION HOTEL – Graham Lawrence (5.30pm) The Limelight (8.30pm) MARS BAR – guests DJs plus drag shows MICK O’SHEA’S – Jazz Man & Mitch (7pm) MORPHETT ARMS HOTEL – Lucas Day OFFICE ON PIRIE – DJ Jess (4.30pm) PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – Acoustik (7.30pm) PLAYFORD TAVERN – Redline (8pm) PORT NOARLUNGA RSL – Linda McCarthy (8pm) PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL – Acoustic Session (6pm) DJ (9pm) PRODUCERS HOTEL – After Four Fridays Garden Grooves with DJs Justice and DrDamage plus special guests (4pm) RACQUETS SA – 60/40 with DJ Lee (8pm)
RAMSGATE HOTEL – DJ Snake & DJ Rupheo (9pm) RED SQUARE – DJs REX HOTEL – karaoke (8pm) RHINO ROOM – Comedy featuring Dave Callan (7.30pm) Transmission Christmas Party (9pm) ROB ROY HOTEL – All About Her (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 – Gumbo Ya! Ya! (8pm) STAG – Upstairs: DJs play urban and dance. Downstairs: DJs play retro SUGAR – SHGZ: Fridays at Sugar SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA – Nothing But ‘90s with DJs TALBOT HOTEL – DJ playing requests TAPAS ON HINDLEY – flamenco shows by Studio Flamenco (7.30pm) TEA TREE GULLY HOTEL – DJ Wolfman and Alien 8 (9pm) THE ELEPHANT – DJ G-Rillz (9pm) Michael Venner Band (9.30pm) THE GOODY – Ch@t Room THE LION HOTEL – live entertainment TONSLEY HOTEL –Tavern Bar: Johnny G (4.45pm) One Planet (9pm) Chrysler Bar: Gate Crashers featuring Tib and Andy VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – DJs VILLAGE TAVERN – Ex Men (8.30pm) WAKEFIELD HOTEL – DJ Sally Kitten WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – The Beggars (9pm)
WHITMORE HOTEL – The Healers (8:30pm) WORLDSEND HOTEL – The Burning Sea, Murdergrin and Acid Mountain (9pm) ZHIVAGO – Christmas Weekend DJs: Dialect, Terence and Skot Holder
SATURDAY 21ST ARCHER HOTEL – Downstairs: Jaki J plus Bongo Madness with Alex. Upstairs: DJ Ed Law (9.30pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Top of the Ark: New Romantics Christmas dinner and Show. Sportys Bar + Arena: The B-Sharps (10pm) BACCHUS BAR – Tempus Vex Duo BOTANIC BAR – Sanji, Brad Sawyer and Tom Wilson BRIDGEPORT HOTEL: MURRAY BRIDGE – DJ TKA (9pm) BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CAVAN HOTEL – Karnival with live bands (9pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – The Nerve with King Of The North and DJ Azz CUMBERLAND HOTEL: GLANVILLE – karaoke with Nicole (8pm) DRAGONFLY – rotating DJs playing techno, house, disco and everything in between DUBLIN HOTEL – 2 Up Duo (3pm) DUKE OF YORK – Front Room: DJ Mitchy B. Beer Garden: DJ Parry. Upstairs: DJ Skinny B, MC Scotty and guest DJs ED CASTLE – Live bands and party DJs (9pm) ELECTRIC CIRCUS – Arcade Disco with resident DJs Junior, Dancespace and friends EMU HOTEL – Hell On Heels ENCORE NIGHTCLUB – resident DJs and guests (9pm) ENIGMA – Bar 2: Tabula Rasa, Marlow and Canephora. Bar 3: Proscenium Presents The Eighties EXETER ON RUNDLE – Glamour Lakes, Count Circus and Jonny Star Family Entertainment (7pm) GARAGE BAR – DJs (10pm) GILBERT STREET HOTEL – DJ Marky Polo (8pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: For Your Love: 60s British Rock Invasion (7.30pm)
GRAND BAR – Destination Saturdays with DJs and MCs HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Kinetik (9pm) HIGHWAY – DJ Griff (9pm) HOPE INN – karaoke (7pm) HOTEL RICHMOND – DJ Sly HOTEL TIVOLI – Exotica with DJs Sleepy Hips and guests (8pm) JACK RUBY – Soul Social: live band and vinyl DJs (8pm) JETTY BAR GLENELG – Lounge Bar: E’nuf Said (3pm) DJ Sam (9pm) Front Bar: The Lizards, Secondhand Squad and Battlehounds (9pm) JIVE – Silent Duck KINGSFORD HOTEL: GAWLER – karaoke (10pm) LAKES RESORT HOTEL – Remedy (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 – Franky F (6pm) One Planet (9pm) MARS BAR – guest DJs plus a drag show MICK O’SHEA’S – Harvest (9pm) MORPHETT ARMS HOTEL – Katrina Caton PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – After Five (8.45pm) PJ O’BRIENS – Animal House (10.30pm) PRETORIA HOTEL – The Incredibles (9pm)
RAMSGATE HOTEL – Adelaide’s best cover bands RED SQUARE – DJs Marek, Law, Dub Drop DJs, Decker, Bollocks, Krispy, Shawty, Capital D, DV8 and Jazz plus MCs Skippy and Dylan RHINO ROOM – Comedy featuring Dave Callan (7pm) Fourwords Christmas Party (9pm) ROCKET BAR – Rocket Saturdays (9pm) Sampology: Dancehall Queen Tour and Tkay Maidza: Brontosaurus Single Launch SANDBAR – requests with DJs SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic sessions SEBEL PLAYFORD – Misjif (8pm) SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – Alien 8 (9pm) STAMFORD PLAZA: CASCADES – Jacqui Lim (5.30pm) SUGAR – ITDE DJs and interstate & international guests SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA – Shuffle TALBOT HOTEL – DJ playing retro and requests TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Russell Stuart (7.30pm) TEQUILA REA – Bongo Madness with guest DJs THE ELEPHANT – Crazy Knites (9pm) THE LION HOTEL – Absolut Saturdays: Wasabi (9pm) THE LOXTON CLUB – Moss (8pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Two Hard Basket (8.30pm) VALLEY INN – karaoke VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – Rumours WALKERS ARMS HOTEL – DJ Sessions (9pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (8.30pm)
WHITMORE HOTEL – The Semantics (8:30pm) WINDSOR HOTEL – Twenty Flight Rock (8.45pm) WOODCROFT TAVERN – karaoke (8pm) WORLDSEND HOTEL – Inwoods plus special guests ZHIVAGO – Christmas Weekend DJs: Chaps, Hemilove, Bottle Rocket and Ryley
SUNDAY 22ND ALMA TAVERN – Sunday School ARKABA HOTEL – Adelaide Comedy Awards and Dave Callan Christmas (4.30pm) BACCHUS BAR – Acoustic Blonde Duo BEDFORD HOTEL: WOODSIDE – Mick Kidd BENJAMIN ON FRANKLIN – Souled Out Sessions with DJs Dave Collins and Jason Lee BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt BOTANIC BAR – Eric The Falcon CLOVERCREST HOTEL – Andy Mac (3pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – The Nerve with King Of The North DOG & DUCK – Sneaky Sundays with Jak Morris DUCK INN: COROMANDEL VALLEY – Russell Stuart (3pm) ED CASTLE – Beer Garden: Acoustic Sundays (2pm) EMU HOTEL – acoustic set (2pm) ESPLANADE HOTEL – Sarah Lloyde Duo (4pm) EUREKA TAVERN – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (11.30am) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Lost City Presents FED ON SEMAPHORE – Joe Man Murphy (4pm) FINSBURY HOTEL – Christmas with Three Star General (2pm) GILBERT STREET HOTEL – Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers (2pm)
The Guide // GLENELG SURF CLUB – La Mar Sundays (3pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: I Killed The Prom Queen, Far West Battlefront, Infiltrator and Levels GRAND BAR – bands, DJs and MCs HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – 888 Poker (6.30pm) JETTY BAR GLENELG – Pat & Kaela (3pm) DJ Dizzy (8pm) LIGHT HOTEL – Scorcher Fest (12pm) LORD MELBOURNE HOTEL – Three Star General (2pm) Velvet MARINA SUNSET BAR – Sunset Sessions featuring live acoustic music MARS BAR – VJK classic video hits MICK O’SHEA’S – Killkenny (2pm) OAKS PLAZA PIER – Pier One Bar: Undercover Duo (2pm) PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – 2 Up Duo (2.30pm) PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – Troy Harrison (4pm) PRETORIA HOTEL – Lucas Day (2pm)
RAMSGATE HOTEL – ACOUSTIC SESSION (4PM) TOM KURZEL & ED TRAINOR FORTNIGHTLY ROTATION (7.30PM)
WHITMORE HOTEL – CRIPPLE CREEK (4:30PM)
ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Funk & Soul Sessions (7.30pm) SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic soloists SEMAPHORE PALAIS – Frenzy (4.30pm) SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB – Lost Romaldo Groove (4pm) Snooks La Vie (9pm) SUGAR – Mods, Driller and Nu Jeans TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Acoustic Sessions THE LION HOTEL – Andrew Hayes (2.30pm) Quinny, Parko & Friends (6pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Thom Lion (2pm) 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 – Christmas Extravaganza with The Yearlings, The Baker Suite and Mast (4pm)
CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: Ben David Acoustic EXETER ON RUNDLE – Tom West Band and Zac Kelty GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam
ARKABA HOTEL – Lounge Bar: Bill Parton Piano Christmas Lunch (12pm) Top of the Ark: Kostas Karafotis & Xristina Papadaki: Ark Goes Greek Christmas BOTANIC BAR – Gemma CROWN & ANCHOR – Geek with DJ Tr!p DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Dan’s Open Mic Night (7.30pm) EMU HOTEL – DJ night (8pm) EXCHANGE HOTEL: GAWLER – Live Music Exchange (7.30pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Curtis FEATHERS HOTEL – Antony Hubmayer (12pm) FINDON HOTEL – Muso’s Jam hosted by Streaker HQ – NeverLand LIGHT HOTEL – Open Mic Night (8pm) MARION HOTEL – Franky F Christmas Lunch (12pm) MICK O’SHEA’S – Celtic Connection (7.30pm) PORTLAND HOTEL – karaoke with Shaggy (9pm) 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) TONSLEY HOTEL – Heidy De Ruyter Christmas Lunch (11.45pm) WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music
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THIS WEEK AT THE WHITMORE HOTEL Thurs 19 Rainbow Jam Sessions
Tues 24 Raw Jam
Fri 20 The Healers
Wed 25 Simon Peter
Sat 21 The Semantics
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Sun 22 Cripple Creek
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WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Christmas Eve with Em & Clem (8pm) WHITMORE HOTEL – Acoustic Raw Jam
ZHIVAGO – Christmas Weekend DJs: Anthony, Capital D and Gumshoe
HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – Ultimate Quiz with Graham Lawrence (7pm) JETTY BAR GLENELG – Sophie Orchard (7pm) RHINO ROOM – One Mic Stand open mic comedy (7.30pm) SUGAR – Big Bubba and Eric The Falcon THE LION HOTEL – Brian Ruiz with Troy Loakes and Paul Vallen (8pm)
TUESDAY 24TH BOTANIC BAR – Ash Wilson CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: DJs Stevie & Duncan DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Irish Sessions (8pm) DUBLIN HOTEL – Dukes Of Jump (5pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Bitches of Zeus DJs FINSBURY HOTEL – karaoke (8pm) GASLIGHT TAVERN – The Blues Lounge hosted by Ron Davidson & Trevor Graham (8pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Latino New Years Eve MARION HOTEL – 888 Poker (6.30pm) MORPHETT VALE FUNCTION CENTRE – Linda McCarthy (6pm) MICK O’SHEA’S – Live Music with Carollers (7.30pm) PJ O’BRIENS – Davy T’s Music Trivia (7.30pm) ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – cover band (8.30pm) SUGAR – CU Next Tuesday with Sonny Side-Up and Driller THE LION HOTEL – Zkye and Damo (7.30pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – DJs: Ryley and Apex (8pm)
THURSDAY 26TH BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Quizmeisters Trivia (7.30pm) BOTANIC BAR – Big Bubba & Betty BRECKNOCK HOTEL – Breakaway Sing-A-Long Session (8.30pm)
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The Guide// CAMEO BAR – Cameoke with Andy CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: Danvers, Dusty Lee Stephenson, Todd Sibbon and Jon Mortimer. 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) EMU HOTEL – karaoke (9pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Tom Redwood and Pistol Shrimp GRAND BAR – OMG HIGHWAY – DJ Alli (8pm) HOTEL RICHMOND – All Vinyl DJ (6pm) HQ – Riot Society hosted by Uberjak’d JETTY BAR GLENELG – Verse Herd and DJ Rex Manning (8.30pm) LIGHT HOTEL – SCALA Live (8pm) 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) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Boxing Day with The Lonely Cosmonauts (8pm) WHITMORE HOTEL – Rainbow Jam Sessions (7.30pm) ZHIVAGO – Boxing Day Party: Dialect, Anthony, Skot Holder and Gumshoe
FRIDAY 27TH ADELAIDE CASINO – Chandelier Bar: Jacqui Lim (6pm) Sonic Divas (10pm) ALMA TAVERN – Fresh Fridays with DJs ARCHER HOTEL – Upstairs: DJ Jaki J (9.30pm) AUSTRAL – The Austral House Band (7pm) BACCHUS BAR – RnB Old Skool and Reggaeton with DJ Razza and DJ Senorita BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt (7pm) BOTANIC BAR – Troy J Been, Prince Aaronak and Suckerpunch BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CAMEO BAR – DJs Lars, Lenny and guests CROWN & ANCHOR – Fear & Loathing, Molloy, House
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of Karma, Dead Letter Office and DJ Adam DRAGONFLY BAR & DINING – Downtown with DJs DUKE OF YORK – Tom & Rose (7pm) ED CASTLE – Full Tilt live bands and party DJs
SUGAR – SHGZ: Fridays at Sugar SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA – Nothing But ‘90s with DJs TALBOT HOTEL – DJ playing requests
ELECTRIC CIRCUS – Trashbags with resident DJs Capt N Cook, Mangie and Terror Terror plus guests ELYSIUM LOUNGE – DJs EMU HOTEL – Fast Fuse ENIGMA – Bar 2: Wendy Icon, Dead Joe, Visions, Our Conquest and Street Crab. Bar 3: Unknown Remorse, A Black Picture, Trench Effect and Blackwater EXETER ON RUNDLE – Postwar HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – DJ Chaps and DJ Lumeire HOTEL TIVOLI – Honey with DJs IRISH CLUB – Shamrocks ‘n’ Shenanigans Live Acoustic Sessions (7pm) JETTY BAR GLENELG – The Weather Ladies (9pm) 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 MARS BAR – guests DJs plus drag shows MICK O’SHEA’S – E’nuf Said (7pm) MORPHETT ARMS HOTEL – Mojo Duo NORWOOD HOTEL – Eleven Days (9pm) OFFICE ON PIRIE – DJ Jess (4.30pm) PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL – Acoustic Session (6pm) DJ (9pm) PRODUCERS HOTEL – After Four Fridays Garden Grooves with DJs Justice and DrDamage plus special guests (4pm) RACQUETS SA – 60/40 with DJ Lee (8pm)
TAPAS ON HINDLEY – flamenco shows by Studio Flamenco (7.30pm) TEA TREE GULLY HOTEL – DJ Wolfman (9pm) THE GOODY – Ch@t Room THE LION HOTEL – live entertainment VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – DJs WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Funhouse Of Blues (9pm) ZHIVAGO – Hello DJs: Anthony, Bottle Rockets, Gumshoe and Faint One
RAMSGATE HOTEL – DJ SNAKE & DJ RUPHEO (9PM) RED SQUARE – DJs REX HOTEL – karaoke ROB ROY HOTEL – DJ Smiley (8pm) ROCKET BAR – Cats at Rocket (9pm) ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Acoustic Sessions (7.30pm) SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – DJ (8pm) STAG – Upstairs: DJs play urban and dance. Downstairs: DJs play retro
SATURDAY 28TH ARCHER HOTEL – Downstairs: Jaki J plus Bongo Madness with Alex. Upstairs: DJ Ed Law (9.30pm) BACCHUS BAR – Acoustica Duo BOTANIC BAR – Sanji, Brad Sawyer and Tom Wilson BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CAVAN HOTEL – Karnival with live bands (9pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Kitchenwitch with Emergency Rule and guests plus DJ Azz CUMBERLAND HOTEL: GLANVILLE – karaoke with Nicole (8pm) DRAGONFLY – rotating DJs playing techno, house, disco and everything in between DUKE OF YORK – Front Room: DJ Mitchy B. Beer Garden: DJ Parry. Upstairs: DJ Skinny B, MC Scotty and guest DJs ED CASTLE – Live bands and party DJs (9pm) ELECTRIC CIRCUS – Arcade Disco with resident DJs Junior, Dancespace and friends EMU HOTEL – Iris ENCORE NIGHTCLUB – resident DJs and guests (9pm) ENIGMA – Bar 2: MC Healbers and Lyrest Album Launches. Bar 3: Hair Metal Heaven EXETER ON RUNDLE – St Morris Sinners, Acid Coach and Momoko Soda GARAGE BAR – DJs (10pm) GILBERT STREET HOTEL – DJ Marky Polo (8pm) GRAND BAR – Destination Saturdays with DJs and MCs HIGHWAY – DJ Griff (9pm)
HOPE INN – karaoke (7pm) HOTEL RICHMOND – DJ Sly HOTEL TIVOLI – Exotica with DJs Sleepy Hips and guests (8pm) JACK RUBY – Soul Social – live band and vinyl DJs (8pm) JETTY BAR GLENELG – Reuben (3pm) DJ Dizzy (9pm) 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 MARS BAR – guest DJs plus a drag show MICK O’SHEA’S – Party Cats (9pm) MORPHETT ARMS HOTEL – Overeem Duo
RAMSGATE HOTEL – ADELAIDE’S BEST COVER BANDS RED SQUARE – DJs Marek, Law, Dub Drop DJs, Decker, Bollocks, Krispy, Shawty, Capital D, DV8 and Jazz plus MCs Skippy and Dylan RHINO ROOM – Square One Reunion (10pm) ROCKET BAR – Rocket Saturdays (9pm) SANDBAR – requests with DJs SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic sessions and Sonic Divas (8pm) SUGAR – ITDE DJs and interstate and international guests SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA – Shuffle TALBOT HOTEL – DJ playing retro and requests TEQUILA REA – Bongo Madness with guest DJs THE LION HOTEL – Absolut Saturdays: Wasabi (9pm) VALLEY INN – karaoke VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – Rumours WALKERS ARMS HOTEL – DJ Sessions (9pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Carla Lippis, Steve Pederson and Thom Lion (9pm) WOODCROFT TAVERN – karaoke (8pm) ZHIVAGO – High Heels DJs: Skot Holder, Terence and Gumshoe
The Guide // SUNDAY 29TH ALMA TAVERN – Sunday School BACCHUS BAR – Latin-Bachata By The Beach (3pm) BENJAMIN ON FRANKLIN – Souled Out Sessions with DJs Dave Collins and Jason Lee BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt BOTANIC BAR – Eric The Falcon CROWN & ANCHOR – Agents of Abhorrence with Funeral Moon, Simfuckers and Fur Beach DOCKSIDE TAVERN – Mick Kidd and Friends Open Mic DOG & DUCK – Sneaky Sundays with Jak Morris DUCK INN: COROMANDEL VALLEY – E’nuf said (3pm) ED CASTLE – Beer Garden: Acoustic Sundays (2pm) EMU HOTEL – acoustic set (2pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Brenton Manser and Cal Williams Jr FED ON SEMAPHORE – Don Morrison and Dingo (4pm) GLENELG SURF CLUB – La Mar Sundays (3pm) GRAND BAR – bands, DJs and MCs HENLEY BEACH HOTEL – Sonic Divas (4pm) JETTY BAR GLENELG – The Good Knights (3pm) DJ Dizzy (8pm) LIGHT HOTEL – Vonni’s Big Arvo LORD MELBOURNE HOTEL – Smoke & Mirrors MARINA SUNSET BAR – Sunset Sessions featuring live acoustic music MARS BAR – VJK classic video hits MICK O’SHEA’S – Cry Wolf (2pm)
RAMSGATE HOTEL – ACOUSTIC SESSION (4PM) TOM KURZEL & ED TRAINOR FORTNIGHTLY ROTATION (7.30PM) ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Funk & Soul Sessions (7.30pm) SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic soloists SUGAR – Mods, Driller and Nu Jeans TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Acoustic Sessions THE LION HOTEL – Andrew Hayes (2.30pm) Quinny, Parko & Friends (6pm)
WELLINGTON HOTEL: WELLINGTON – Sunday Sessions: live music on the banks of the Murray (3pm) WEST THEBBY HOTEL – karaoke with Margi & Shaggy (8.30pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Dr Desoto (4pm) ZHIVAGO – Black Cherry DJs: Anthony, Skot Holder and Gumshoe
MONDAY 30TH CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: Ben David EXETER ON RUNDLE – the Tom West Band and Zac Kelty GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – East Timor Fundraiser Show GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam JETTY BAR GLENELG – Ciaram Granger (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)
TUESDAY 31ST BOTANIC BAR – Ash Wilson COWANDILLA SOCIAL CLUB – Moss (8pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: DJs Stevie and Duncan DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Irish Sessions (8pm) ELDER PARK – Germein Sisters (7pm) ENIGMA – Upstairs: Possession Party. Downstairs: Mayhem At Midnight (10pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Ultra Soundtrack New Years Eve featuring Emu, The Stiff Figs and Doe FED ON SEMAPHORE – Thelma & Louise (8pm) GASLIGHT TAVERN – The Blues Lounge hosted by Ron Davidson & Trevor Graham (8pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Latino New Years Eve with Salcedo Band GREAT EASTERN HOTEL: LITTLEHAMPTON – Mick Kidd JETTY BAR GLENELG – Lounge Bar: New Years Eve with DJ Stu & Friends (8pm) Front Bar: Cherry Grind (9pm) LA BOHÈME – Saturday Night Soirèe (9pm)
LAKES RESORT HOTEL – Red Line (9pm) MICK O’SHEA’S – A Night In Vegas (9pm) MORPHETT VALE FUNCTION CENTRE – Slip Of The Tongue (8pm) PJ O’BRIENS – Davy T’s Music Trivia (7.30pm) ROB ROY HOTEL – DJ Smiley (8pm) ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – cover band (8.30pm) SEACLIFF SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB – Daze Gone By (7.30pm) SOUTH LAKES GOLF CLUB: GOOLWA – Linda McCarthy (7pm) SUGAR – CU Next Tuesday with Sonny Side-Up and Driller THE LION HOTEL – Zkye and Damo (7.30pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – New Years Eve Hoedown with Max Savage & The False Idols and Friends (8pm)
WHITMORE HOTEL – ACOUSTIC RAW JAM SESSION WORLDSEND HOTEL – Kill Shott, Laced In Lust, Hot Angel and DJ Muerte (9pm) ZHIVAGO – New Years Eve Party: Bottle Rockets, Gumshoe and Skot
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) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – New Years Day with Golonka! (5pm) WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music
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WEDNESDAY 1ST BOTANIC BAR – Gemma CROWN & ANCHOR – Geek with DJ Tr!p DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Dan’s Open Mic Night (7.30pm) EMU HOTEL – DJ night (8pm) EXCHANGE HOTEL: GAWLER – Live Music Exchange (7.30pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – DJ Curtis FINDON HOTEL – Muso’s Jam hosted by Streaker HQ – NeverLand JETTY BAR GLENELG – Curly Temple DJs (8.30pm) LIGHT HOTEL – Open Mic Night (8pm) MICK O’SHEA’S – Celtic Connection (7.30pm) PORTLAND HOTEL – karaoke with Shaggy (9pm) PORT VINCENT – New Years Gala Day: Germein Sisters (2.30pm) ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Jazz Sessions (7.30pm)
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Film // The Railway Man (M) AAAA Director Jonathan Teplitzky’s fourth feature only, as drawn from the memoir penned by Eric Lomax (1919 - 2012), this long-in-development tale of war and its lifelong effects on those who survive is graced by strong performances by Nicole Kidman and a career-best Colin Firth. In 1980, Eric (Firth), an expert in English trains, routes and schedules, meets Patti (Kidman) and they fall in love, although we know that Eric’s trainspotting obsessiveness hides deep psychological scars left after his experiences in World War II. In a strikingly-staged fantasy sequence he’s marched out of a hotel’s honeymoon suite by Japanese
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soldiers and cast into a bamboo cage. It transpires that Eric was a prisoner during the building of the Thai/Burmese ‘Death Railway’ (he’s played in these flashbacks by Jeremy Irvine), and his secret construction of a radio led to special treatment and torture by Nagase (Tanroh Ishida and, later, Hiroyuki Sanada), whom Eric hopes to target as his inner turmoil spurs him into journeying back to the region. A harshly moving study of post-traumatic stress (an expression Lomax wouldn’t have then been familiar with) and whether or not we can forgive those who hurt us the most, this rich drama is strongly-acted throughout. Kidman particularly shines and Firth is brilliant – and, in the second half, truly frightening.
Moonlight Cinema Moonlight Cinema offerings over the Xmas period include: Philomena (Thu Dec 19); Frozen (Fri Dec 20); The Railway Man (Sat Dec 21); The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (Sun Dec 22); The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Thu Dec 26); Gravity (Fri Dec 27); August: Osage County (Sat Dec 28); Despicable Me 2 (Sun Dec 29); and Turbo (Wed Jan 1). Details: moonlight.com.au.
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American Hustle (M) Frozen (PG)
A pet project for co-writer/co-producer/ star Steve Coogan and elegantly directed by Stephen Frears, this factually-based drama is powerfully emotional but frequently surprisingly funny – and, it must be said, a curious choice for a Christmas release. Disgraced and unemployed political journalist Martin Sixsmith (Coogan) is looking to write a book on Russian history now he’s got the time (an amusing running joke), but when he hears of the plight of Philomena Lee ( Judi Dench), who as a young woman (Sophie Kennedy Clark in flashbacks) had her out-ofwedlock son taken from her by a convent of nuns, he decides that it could make a lucrative human interest story. Martin finds that Philomena’s a tough old bird, and although they’re eventually forced to travel to America and uncover secrets (if not the ones you’re expecting), he also finds it astonishing that she’s able to keep on forgiving those who have wronged her – and the film therefore sidesteps potential claims of being anti-Catholic or even an anti-nun nasty. Frears’ films often have unusual casting or odd couples, and yet the pairing of Dench and Coogan seems so lovely and natural that you’re left wondering why no one ever paired them up before, and also why Steve gives Judi some of the best lines here, including surely her first time saying the word ‘clitoris’ onscreen.
Very funny but not quite a comedy (as the Golden Globes seem to think), this factually-based effort from co-writer/director David O Russell (turned out shortly after Silver Linings Playbook) is a veritable who’s who of stars he’s worked with before, and they’re all in fine, fashion-disaster form. In 1978 New York we meet pro conman Irving Rosenfeld (a beer-gutted, combed-over Christian Bale), who runs into the equally cunning Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) and forms a partnership both professional and deeply personal, even though Irving remains married to self-obsessed wildcard Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence, amusingly ghastly in a role written for her by Russell). When their mighty rip-off schemes lead to them being caught by FBI agent Richie DiMaso (permed Bradley Cooper), DiMaso decides to use them in an elaborate scheme to take down New Jersey political operator Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) and, hopefully, anyone else he can manage along the way, as he’s also powerfully drawn to Sydney (and Adams gets about as raunchy as she’s ever been onscreen). With a cool retro soundtrack (David Bowie, Elton John, America) and strong support from Louis CK and Robert De Niro in a small, scary part, this wanders a bit in the middle and does, perhaps, suffer from a lack of truly sympathetic characters as, well, they’re all such awful scumbags. But such wonderfully awful scumbags!
Clicking the gears back in place with Tangled, then treading water with the critically okay though commercially popular Brave, the Disney gang continue recovering from their mediocre years in the early 2000s and re-establishing themselves as animation masters with a new princess movie, and, to sweeten the deal, there are two princesses! Elsa (Idina Menzel), born with the mystical ability to conjure snow, was worshipped by her spirited sister Anna (Kristen Bell), but after a horrible accident, all knowledge of Elsa’s cursed gift was erased from Anna’s memory and the two sisters grew apart. When Anna’s spontaneity forces Elsa to expose her secret before the entire kingdom, Elsa flees into the mountains. Finally realising the cause of their rift, Anna sets out to find her sister. Disney’s most visually beautiful film in decades showcases Menzel’s amazing vocals and is an obscure enough story to have a few surprises. Of course, no Disney movie would be complete without an adorable animal and an enchanted inanimate object; enter Sven, the dopey reindeer, and Olaf the talking snowman, who manages to avoid being annoying thanks to Josh Gad’s endearing voice work. Preceded by the all new Mickey Mouse short Get A Horse, which may well be one of the best things Disney has ever done, the house of mouse has a lot to celebrate this Christmas.
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Opening But Unrated The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (M), the next in Peter Jackson’s second Tolkien trilogy, again features Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Cate Blanchett, as well as, this time out, Lost’s Evangeline Lilly and Benedict Cumberbatch now in two roles. Ben Stiller’s contemporary take on James Thurber’s comedic/dramatic short story The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (M) has him alongside Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine and Sean Penn.
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