AROUND THE TRAPS
AROUND THE TRAPS SCALA
The next SCALA event will be held from 8pm (doors at 7.30pm) on Thursday 15 June at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, and will feature PlanB, Casey Thomson and Ivo & Greg with $5 tickets at the door with the following one on Thursday 29 June to feature the talents of Andy & Marta, Zac Eden and The Idea Of Light and the added bonus of Bohemian BBQ food truck parked out the front.
second and fourth Sunday of each month with donations at the door. The second Sunday of the month serves as a session to which anyone is invited to roll up while there is a special concert each month with the next taking place from 4pm on Sunday 25 June with folk rock bands The Shambolics and Buckley’s Chance.
LOUD LOVE JEN LUSH There’s to be a tribute evening to the late Chris Cornell at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 25 July featuring various members of such bands as Palace Of The King, Gorilla Jones, Wanderers, Tracer, The Scarfs, Tork, 4 Kings Loud, Temporal Lobe, Kitchen Witch and Angels Of Gung Ho with all proceeds from the $10 entry fee going to support suicide awareness and Mosh Australia who are committed to reducing the devastating effects of suicide on our community. CAFÉ TROPPO Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Sq, Adelaide, boasts great organic food, craft beer, old-fashioned cocktails, seasonal tapas and natural wines and, as well as regular events, has live acoustic music and a brand new menu on Friday evenings from 6pm with Alycia Budd on Friday 16 June, Tom West on Friday 23 June and PJ Michael on Friday 30 June. FIDEL’S Fidel’s is an alternative music and arts club situated at 66 Wattle Ave, Royal Pk, which happens from 4pm until 8pm on Friday evenings and also on the 2
Jen Lush will be performing with her band (Chris Parkinson, Robyn Chalklen, Tara Carragher, Richard Coates and Mark Seddon) at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 18 June with special guest Mary Webb and $10 tickets at the door and with CDs and accompanying books of poetry for The Night’s Insomnia on sale. THE SUNDAY REEDS The Sunday Reeds have announced yet another gig to launch yet another single, Blue Stockings, and it’s to be yet another a free entry affair at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 12 August with their guests being npne other than Wild Rocket and Ponytail Kink. SONGS IN THE KEY OF SOUL Dino Jag, currently enjoying great success with his Breakthrough EP, and Gail Page, a former contestant on The Voice, have teamed up to present Songs In The Key Of Soul as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds at The Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullerton, on Friday 14 July with tickets via Moshtix or at the door for $35. THE BAKER SUITE The Baker Suite have arranged a Stone Pony concert at Wirra Creek Music, Main Rd, Willunga, from 7pm on Friday 16 June and invited Mary Webb to join them with tickets at the door or via <ticketebo.com.au>.
THE HEGGARTIES Adelaide-based Americana act The Heggarties are set to launch their self-titled debut album at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 17 June with special guest Hana Brenecki and tickets limited to 100 with now, at last count, only a very few exclusive CD/ticket packages available at <trybooking. com>. NOZMO KING Legendary Adelaide band Nozmo King set to tread the boards again after almost 50 years when they reform to play the next Support Act function at Norwood Hotel, Osmond Tce, Norwood, from high noon on Wednesday 21 June with $10 tickets at the door and all proceeds going to the organisation that supports those in the music industry in need. The afternoon will also have never before seen colour footage of the band in their heyday. Please note: This Is to be a Non Smoking event though the band will be smokin’ hot.
EDITOR: Robert Dunstan CONTRIBUTORS: David “Mad Dog” Bradley, Ian Messenger, Robert Brokenmouth. LAYOUT: Ian Messenger COVER: Charlotte Padbury
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WHEATY MID-WINTER BALL It’s that time of the year again so the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, will be presenting its annual and now quite legendary Mid-Winter Mystical Masquerade Ball as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds and Guitars In Bars from 8pm on Saturday 15 July with Lucifer’s Lounge and Gorilla Jones providing the musical entertainment. Tickets are limited and available from the front bar! WHOOPEE! WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE Mssrs Denis Surmon and Stuart Day have banded together to present
Whoopee! We’re All Gonna Die, which will feature protest songs and ditties of death from the like of Dylan, Tom Waits, Barry McGuire, Tom Lehrer, Graham Nash, The Smiths, John Lennon and so many more with patrons actively encouraged to merrily sing along, at the German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, in the club’s weinkeller (wine cellar) from 7.30pm on Thursday 22 June with an admission price of a deathly $10.
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recording at the moment. Mark Kluzek, a Melbourne ex-pat who fronts a really interesting band, the Doomed Bird Pf Providence, over in the UK., will be playing some accordion on the album.
Having seen you play a number of times, I think it’s fair to say you’ve never played the same song quite the same “Massimiliano Gallo, an Italian musi“I haven’t starte d cian who I played a few shows with in way twice. What’s behind writing songs that? It must be intentional France and Italy, will be contributing to some degree, I can think about murdering some violin. And an excellent Portuof only a few bands or women or any- guese musician, Jamie Oliveira, will be playing piano.” performers who do or did thing, but I’ve this in Australia. b
MICHAEL PLATER By Robert Brokenmouth
Michael Plater is returning to Adelaide. I was a bit concerned he might not returned as the last time he played here he got cut while playing and there was blood all over his guitar. The set list was still tacky when I got it, but it’s one of my most treasured possessions. If you’ve not been lucky enough to see him, I can’t help you. Here’s warning, Michael Plater is one of the most arresting and absorbing players around. What is it about Adelaide which pulls you back here? Who will you be playing with this time? “Adelaide has always treated me really well, I’ve had some great nights over there. It’s a really good scene in a lot of ways, really supportive, with Three D Radio, BSide Magazine, and things like that. This time around I’ll be supporting Ripley Hood and Kelly Hewson at Hotel Metro. Ripley and Kelly are ex-Adelaide boys who live in Melbourne these days. “Both of them used to play in early ’80s Adelaide cult rockers Gun Control and Kelly used to run Dominator Records over there. They’ve got a new band in the works, Brando Rising, but they’ll be playing as a duo this time around. “As for me, I’ll be joined by the 4
een so immerse Has the reading for your thesis seeped d in late 19th centu into your songwriting? “It’s not intentional in the ry British cultu sense of being a conre “Yeah, as you know, I’ve spent the last and literature an three or so years working on a PhD that scious, planned thing. d I’ve always been lucky looks at Whitechapel’s Jack The Ripper poetry that it h as to work with amazingly murders of 1888. I haven’t started writseeped into the ing songs about murdering women or intuitive musicians, like so ngwriting in anything like that (I’ll leave that to Nick Melbourne guitarists Cave), but I’ve been so immersed in late certain ways.” Cabin Inn [Rossco Har19th century British culture and literature vey] and Dean Richards [Equal Local and Whirlywirld].
“We literally never rehearse, so they’re always responding to the songs in-the-moment, rather than relying on pre-planned, pre-arranged parts. It’s a seat-of-the-pants kind of approach, but when it works, it’s really exciting.” Your songs have a resonance, a deep earthiness to them. Does this have anything to do with your upbringing and where you grew up?
and poetry of the era that it has seeped into the songwriting in certain ways, yeah.
“A song like The Officer’s Mess on my last album, Mythologies, which references things like spiritualism, hypnotism and resurrectionists (19th century grave robbers who dug up corpses to sell to medical schools), definitely comes out of that headspace. Why guitar? Not drums, piano or zither? “Inability. Guitar is one of the few instruments that anyone can sit down and learn to play. I was never one of those guys with
“I hope so. I think the music you make should, in some sense, reflect your own geographical surroundings, and I’ve always believed you should write about your own experiences. I’ve never understood, for instance, why certain Australian musicians sing in a kind of faux-American accent and write lyrics about growing up in Tennessee or something. “The last time I played live, some guy came up to me and told me I sounded, ‘A bit like Townes Van Zandt, but Aussie-as-fuck’. I liked that!
amazing natural musical abilities. Writing lyrics was always a very natural process for me, but the music side of things took years. Zither? Maybe one day...”
How was your recent tour of Europe?
Michael Plater will be opening for Ripley Hood and Kelly Hewson (of Gun Control and Funhouse) at Hotel Metro. Free entry musical affair.
“It was great. I did shows in Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Budapest, France, and Italy. I had some wild nights and met some great musicians, some of whom will be playing on the new album that I’m
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er when offered a spot on the extensive bill.
STICKS, STRINGS & MUSIC WINGS FUNDRAISER By Robert Dunstan Staffy Lee, a member of Adelaide band Already Gone has put together Sticks, Strings & Music Wings to raise funds for the Leukeamia Foundation and organised an acoustic concert featuring Cal Williams Jr, Courtney Robb, Lost Woods, AP D’Antonio and Hannah Yates along with his own band.
of good music happening.”
Lost Woods will be following up a self-titled EP with a new one within the next couple “I work at the RAH of months. [Royal Adelaide Hospital] so I’m “It’s been a long process,” Pete sighs, “but quite familiar with we’re now just finishing off the fifth song what people go on what will be a five-song EP. And we’ve through when been doing that with Joseph Cheek at his they are ill,” Lost studio, Island Studio. Woods’ singer, Pete, says. “So “We’ve pretty much done everything with it is something Joseph since the very beginning because that is quite close he’s good at what he does and, like Staffy to my heart. It’s Lee, he’s such a really nice guy as well.” unbelievable how common cancer Hannah Yates, who has played in various is.” bands at the Grace Emily Hotel in the past but never under her own name, will be “So it’s going performing in duo mode at the fundraiser. to be awesome being involved “Yeah, I will have a bass player with me,” in such a good she says, “and that will be Anton Seaborn. cause with such a And he also happens to double as my boylot of other great friend. We’d started playing music together acts on the bill,” and then…” he says. “I think it’s going to be an excellent night.” “And if [singer and harmonica player] Snooks La Vie is free, which I think he is, Lost Woods are also quite looking forward I’ll probably get him up with me on a few to playing in acoustic mode. songs,” Courtney Robb suggests. “We’ve been doing a few things together lately. “It’s not something we do often although we have done it on rare occasions,” Pete “We’ve actually got one as a duo the night says. “And it’s always really interesting before the fundraiser at the Wheatsheaf because it really extends you as a band. Hotel with Dr Desoto which will be good We are normally quite loud-sounding – practice,” she laughs. we have a bit of a ‘90s grunge thing with some indie rock jingle jangle thrown in – Sticks, Strings & Music Wings so when we have to strip it back it’s been have assembled Cal Williams fun to hear the songs in quite a different Jr, Courtney Robb, Lost Woods, light.
AP D’Antonio, Hannah Yates and Already Gone to take part in raising funds for the Leukeamia Staffy, who was diagnosed with Non Foundation at an event from Hodgkin Lymphonia when he was 24 and 4-11pm on Sunday 18 June at therefore fully aware of the great services Lost Woods don’t get to do all that many shows due to one member living in Melthe Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waythat the Leukeamia Foundation offers, bourne. says he has been buoyed by the number mouth St, Adelaide, with a $10 of organisations and small businesses (indonation at the door and a huge cluding The Muses and BSide Magazine) “One of our guitar players is studying raffle with some major prizes set coming on board and offering prizes for a over there so it can make it a bit difficult in terms of doing gigs,” Pete says. “That’s to take place. Donations can be raffle to be held on the night. only a temporary thing though, so we made to the cause even if you he comes back we are going to hit the “And one of the major prizes is two joy are unable to attend on the night ground running. flights up at Murray Bridge,” he says. by going to the following link: “Adelaide Family Lawyers, who are family “It’s fun for us as well and makes for an interesting time,” he notes. “For us, acoustic shows are always a bit special.”
friends, are kindly offering that as a raffle prize. The artists involved in the fundraiser are also donating their CDs for a big prize pack.”
“At the moment, although we still do some gigs here and there such as this one, we https://give.everydayhero.com/au/ sticksstringsandmusicwings are mostly an online band who keep in contact on the interwebs with emails and stuff,” he laughs.
Adelaide band Lost Woods (Pete White, Brayden Leske, Sam Baird, Tom Baird and Matt Crago and who cite influences such as The National, Holy Holy, Big Scary, Bon Iver and Jeff Buckley and have enjoyed on top 10 spot on triple j Unearthed) were more than keen to take part in the fundrais6
“It’s all been a bit fiddly but we are somehow making it work,” Pete says. “And it’s handy for whenever we go over to Melbourne [to play] as we’ve now got easy accommodation. And, y’know, Melbourne is relatively close anyway with such a lot
Where? Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide When? 4-11 Sunday 18 June Tickets: $10 donation on door
THE HEGGARTIES The Heggarties by Robert Dunstan Adelaide Hill-based Americana act The Heggarties are about to launch their debut album so BSide Magazine enjoyed a chat to three of its members – Paul Heggarty, Wren Heggarty and Steve Lennox – over a couple of dark ales and several packets of chips one dark and stormy evening in the front bar of the Grace Emily Hotel.
as Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Steve Earle and all that. “So we got away with playing covers for quite a while until Leah Chapman, who was then working at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, pointed out that she couldn’t really book us anymore,” he laughs. “She said, ‘Guys, we are basically a live music venue presenting bands doing original songs’.
joined the band,” Steve then pipes up. “When I joined – probably in about 2010 – and became part of the gang, I kind of immersed myself in those influences.” “We now have four songwriters in the band and five singers,” Wren says. “And we all sing each other’s songs as we work out what works best. It’s whose voice fits the song best.”
“We therefore have Leah to thank “And while The Heggarties is made up for making us start writing our own of six individuals with different influsongs which we’d kinda wanted to ences and backgrounds, as a band it all Paul begins by saying that the band do anyway,” Paul adds. “Wren wrote comes together,” Steve says. “And that’s initially came into being in 2009 when a song or two and then I started writ- what helps make a successful band. It’s he was asked to put a band together ing and it’s gone a really good balance.” to play a show at Willunga’s Old Bush from there with Inn. “Paul came up the covers we were “And I actually got to me and said, ‘Ah, I see doing serving as a involved because you play “Legend has it that I was there for mandolin. Wan template for our another band I was t to come my brother’s birthday and I ended up originals.” in used to rehearse at along to a Heg garties’ redoing a couple of songs and the bar the same place as The h earsal?’ I had to manager asked if I had a band that explain “And I don’t Heggarties and I’d just I’d only just tak wanted to do a show,” he recalls. “I en it up think I could taken up mandolin, ” and didn’t really didn’t have a band but thought to myk n ow write the songs Steve then recalls. “And self it was a good opportunity to put I am writing Paul came up to me and one together here after moving over now if it wasn’t said, ‘Ah, I see you play from Melbourne. for playing those covers we mandolin. Want to come used to do,” Wren decides. “Those along to a Heggarties’ rehearsal?’ I had “So I quickly put a band together – it three or four years of doing covers to explain I’d only just taken it up and was Wren, my brother Andrew, Kim really influenced our own songwrit- didn’t really know how to play it.” Perry from The Fiddle Chicks and ing. It seeps into you.” maybe Flik Rasheed,” he continues. “So that was the beginnings of it all “And it was all covers although fairly “The same for me even though I’d and since 2014 we’ve pretty much had obscure ones by artists we liked such been doing my own thing before I the line-up we have now and that’s the 8
one that made the Incidentally EP,” Paul says. That line-up is Wren (vocals) and Paul (acoustic guitar and vocals) alongside Steve Lennox (electric guitars and vocals), Tim Bodman (bass), Max Tulysewski (drums and vocals) and Paul Cooper (banjo and mandolin). “We had Dylan O’Brien, originally from Whiplash, on drums but expressed that he wanted out but kindly agreed to play any gigs with us until we found someone else,” Paul says. “And that somehow went on for a year and a half.” “And it was funny because when we eventually did put out a call for a new drummer Max had responded but we didn’t come across his message until about a month later,” Wren laughs. “And then we saw it and all thought, ‘Wow! It’s that wonder kid, Max!’ We knew him from Bearded Gypsy Band and knew what a great drummer he was.” “And it’s funny because Max’s song, Shannon, the first single, almost didn’t make it onto the album,” Paul says. “It was just a bit too punk – like the kind of emo stuff he writes for his own band Superdose Gangway – and didn’t fit our sound. We’d worked with it for some time and were about to toss it out when Tim, our bass player, joked that we should try it in waltz time. “We did and it worked,” he continues with a laugh, “and, from almost being tossed in the bin, it’s become one of our favourites.” “We ran it through The Heggarties’ fil-
ter and turned it into what it is now,” Wren adds with a wry chuckle. “And that’s the great thing about Max. He’s much younger than the rest of us but fits into the band really well.”
and we chose Mixmasters because we thought if we were going to do an album we may as well get it right.”
“It all came down to logistics,” Paul notes, “and we just thought we’d be better off financially doing something here. We just couldn’t afford the expense even though I’d worked with Leigh in the past with other bands I was in.”
“Once we had a list of songs we wanted to record, it was pretty easy,” Steve says. “We then really worked on them for a month before going to Mixmasters because we didn’t want to be dicking around and wasting money.”
‘We first went up there with the intention of just doing a demo,” Wren Original plans to record their debut says, “but I guess we fell in love with in Tamworth, NSW, with producer the place. And because we’d gigged Leigh Ivan (of The Re-Mains and the songs for quite a while, we knew Sarah Carrol & The Left Wing) didn’t pretty much what we wanted to do come to fruition. without too much messing around.”
“And when I first approached Mick about recording, he immediately liked our name,” Paul laughs. “He embraced it straight away and had some kind of idea about it being a loose, ramshackle recording and that was exactly what we were going for. We already had that idea ourselves and knew we wanted to pretty much record live in the studio.” “We basically just wanted to record what happens at our live shows and have all the different personalities come through,” Wren concludes. “And Mick certainly captured that.”
“So we all sat around one night listening to a whole heap of local CDs not knowing where they’d been recorded,” Wren says. “At the end of it, the ones we really liked had mostly been done at Mixmasters with Mick Wordley. They had such a depth and warmth.” “We didn’t dare dream of recording at Mixmasters,” Paul says. “but when we knew we were ready to record it came down to a couple of studios
The Heggarties launch their self-titled debut at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 17 June with special guest Hana Brenecki and tickets via <trybooking.com>. Where? Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide When? Saturday 17 June Tickets: <trybooking.com> 9
Sunday 18th June 4-11pm PRESENTS.. .
Cal Williams Jr Courtney Robb AP Dâ€™Antonio Lost Woods Hannah Yates Already Gone
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atic by Mario Lanza. “We’ve been building the show together with Robyn writing it and, as far as the music goes, I have a personal connection to pretty much all of it,” Cam adds.
THE SOUND OF FALLING STARS By Robert Dunstan Adelaide’s Cameron Goodall, a founding member of multiple ARIA Award winning band The Audreys, has spent the last few years in Sydney where he has been featuring as Zazu in the long-running musical The Lion King. The Bendigo-born actor and musician is now returning ‘home’ to feature in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s world premiere production of The Sound Of Falling Stars which has been written by Robyn Archer who is also directing it. “Robyn approached me about being in The Sound Of Falling Stars as she’d done a show back in 1979 called A Star Is Torn that focussed on fallen female performers and wanted to write something about male performers,” Cameron says of his involvement during a rehearsal break. I recall seeing A Star Is Torn at Festival Theatre and still have the program somewhere and remember that it focussed on the tragic lives of Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Patsy Cline, Frances Farmer and more. “And, yeah, Judy Garland too,” Cameron says. “And Robyn has had the idea of doing a male version of A Star Is Torn for a long, long time so when she asked me to be involved it was easy to say, ‘Yes, let’s do it’. “And because the show covers such a lot of singers with such a lot of styles, Robyn wanted someone with a strong acting background who could also cover a lot of genres,” he continues. ‘Y’know, someone who could sing a Hank Williams’ song but also do rock. So I’ll be doing Highway To Hell and then doing something oper-
Cameron, who first worked with Robyn many years ago when she directed a production of Hamlet for State Theatre Company Of South Australia, goes on to say that The Sound Of Falling Stars features narrative and song.
and it’s definitely not that,’ Cameron announces. “Musically, it has a really different approach to the material and it’s like putting a different lens on the songs.” Cameron is no longer involved in The Lion King which is continuing its lengthy Sydney run. “After three years or so I took some time off just to be a stay at home dad with the kids really,” he says. “I had a really good run with The Lion King and it was fun to do and I have so many great memories and was very thankful for it because, having two young kids, it was great to have a stable income for a few years. “But it became time to draw a line under The Lion King and I am now really enjoying focussing on brand new projects such as this one,” Cameron indicates.
There are plans to tour The Sound Of Falling “Chronologically, it starts off with Hank Stars with a performance in New Zealand Williams who died in the early ’50s and goes already booked. through to Kurt Cobain,” he says. ““The narrative tracks and explains how and why “We’ll see how it goes at Adelaide Cabaret all these guys died – and Festival and then take a look at it to see if it may there’s about 30 of them need any minor changes,” – and while some of Cameron says. “But, yeah, “You begin to re alise them are covered quite the plan is to get it up and that the deaths quickly, others are exrunning as a touring show.” were becoming more plored in more depth. and Cameron is also looking at more gruesom e b ecause “Along the way you tackling a solo album later it starts out wit h some begin to realise that the this year. accidental death deaths were becoms and ing more and more “I’ve written so many songs then there are guys like gruesome because it over the last few years but Sam Cooke, M arvin starts out with some just haven’t had the time to Gaye and John accidental deaths and do anything with them,” CamLennon then there are guys eron sighs. “So I want to have who were murd ered.” like Sam Cooke, Mara crack at doing an album as I vin Gaye and John have amassed so many songs it Lennon who were murdered and would be worth turning them then there were the ones who were self-deinto a record. structing such as Sid Jim Morrison, Elvis and Kurt Cobain. “But I’m yet to decide on when, where and with whom I’ll do that yet,” he concludes with “It’s a big, broad list of people but, Sid Via laugh. cious included, the basic shape of the show is that their deaths became more and more intense,” Cameron then adds. “And some The Sound Of Falling Stars runs as patterns emerge in The Sound Of Falling Stars about their part of Adelaide Cabaret Festival parental relationships. A lot at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide of them had issues with their fathers and some had Festival Centre, at 7.30pm on issues with their mothers.” Wednesday 21 June and at 9pm on Accompanying Cameron on stage will be keyboard player Enio Pozzebon and accordionist George Butrumlis of Zydeco Jump and an early member of The Black Sorrows. “We chose piano and accordion as the instrumentation because, otherwise, it could have turned into some kind of cheesy tribute show
Thursday 22 June. Book at BASS. Where? Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre When? 21/22 June Tickets: BASS
CHURCHILL (M) ***
Aussie director Jonathan Teplitzky’s fifth film (after Better Than Sex, Gettin’ Square, Burning Man and the also-English The Railway Man) isn’t quite a biopic of ‘Win’ Churchill as it only takes place in the four days before D-Day in June 1944, and it’s a more human look at this flawed and despairing 70ish year old than we usually see in movies (think Timothy Spall’s funny reading in The King’s Speech, for example). And, perhaps, it isn’t quite as powerful as Teplitzky and screenwriter Alex von Tunzelmann were hoping, although distinguished character actor Brian Cox is strong as ‘Winnie’, and mostly keeps his ham under control - even if his Scottish accent pops up from time to time. A quick glimpse of an older, haunted, post-WWII Churchill opens the film before we cut back to the build-up to the D-Day landings, and our subject is shown as getting on, hitting the bottle, arguing with his long-suffering wife Clementine (Miranda Richardson) and exhausted (after all, a subtitle informs us that this is the 1736th day of the War). Winston
knows that the impending attempt to drive the Nazis from France and beyond will result in appalling loss of life, and he certainly knows a thing or two about war as well, having served in a few. Troubled further by his role in the events at Gallipoli in 1915, Churchill goes up against the leaders of the American military, and there are some very fine scenes as he grapples with no less than Dwight Eisenhower, who’s played with typical gravitas by John Slattery. However, they refuse to listen to his concerns and carry on regardless, while King George VI (James Purefoy demonstrating the stammer that formed the basis of The King’s Speech) is similarly sidelined, and yet Winston continues on in his quest to find some - any - other way. Worth it for Brian (who put on a heap of weight for the role and scrunches up his jowls to emulate Winston’s famously piggy visage), this is perhaps most pointed in its subtle commentary on modern warfare, as Churchill agonises about older men in armchairs who send young men to faraway places to be slaughtered. And yes, that does sound all too familiar…
Mad Dog Bradley
BAYWATCH (MA) **
The original smallscreen Baywatch (1989 - 2001) was simply awful but hugely popular, mostly as it was untouchable: everyone knew it was terrible, but no one was watching it for the goofy plots and dire acting, because what they really wanted was to see Pamela Anderson and other blonde babes jogging along beaches in jiggly slo-mo.
Matt Brody (Zac Efron), who supposedly doesn’t have the heart required.
As Mitch and Matt butt heads, the plot takes off, and we’re dragged into an unsurprisingly lame tale of society-sort villainess Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra hamming it up in a role originally intended for a guy), who’s running drugs and doing in lots of unfortunates in suspicious fashions, and Zac almost gets a laugh as he keeps insisting that surely this is a job However, this long-in-thefor the police (as were most of pipeline bigscreen version the criminal goings-on in the manages to be awful and series, but the dumbo charunpopular, as it’s already acters got involved anyway). proven a rare box-office turkey for star/producer Dwayne However, by this point Bass has stolen what little there Johnson, possibly because is to steal as the hopelessly the target teen audience can’t remember what they did gormless Ronnie, who has a this morning, let alone some big thing for CJ - a big thing that he gets painfully stuck in a dumb TV show that began a deckchair in a sorely unfunny hundred years ago. but extended sequence. Dwayne’s Mitch Buchannon Obviously once considered is head lifeguard at the fica surefire hit (Ivan Reitman tional Emerald Bay (actually bits of Miami and Savannah, and Eli Roth were producers, Georgia), and he obsessively Horrible Bosses and Identity patrols the beaches with help Thief main-man Seth Gordon directed), this is the first real from colleagues Stephanie Holden (Ilfenesh Hadera) and flop that the seemingly unstoppable Dwayne’s had in ages, CJ Parker, who’s played by but it surely won’t be stopping slo-mo-Pam-stand-in Kelly his famously big cheesy smile Rohrbach. After a series of tryouts, he takes on two new anytime soon. After all, he’s got several dozen inane comedies recruits - stunner Summer and 16 Fast & Furious sequels Quinn (Alexandra Daddario) due out by the end of next year. and chubby goofball Ronnie Greenbaum (Jon Bass) - but he’s also forced to work with disgraced Olympic swimmer Mad Dog Bradley
RADIO BIRDMAN Radio Birdman by Robert Dunstan Radio Birdman and Died Pretty have teamed up for a national tour which will mark the first time the bands have toured together although the association goes a back a long way as BSide Magazine discovered during a telephone interview with Radio Birdman’s American-born guitarist Deniz Tek. When we spoke, it was just a couple of days after he’d returned from a tour of Europe and the US to promote his solo album, Mean Old Twister.
do something a bit special and got Died Pretty on board.” Deniz says. “Our management thought that having a band from the ‘70s and a band from the ‘80s on the same bill was a good idea. So while it’s not a festival as such, it’ll great to have two bands on the bill. “And it’s a dual headline thing because we’ll be taking it in turns and no one has priority,” he says before adding that in our city, Radio Birdman will wind up the festivities.
Also on the bill for Adelaide will be Kim Salmon in solo mode who has an association with singer Ron Peno from Died Pretty due to their work “But I’ve already got the post-tour blues as duo under the name The Darling and can’t wait to get back out there Downs. again,” Deniz announces with a laugh. “It was a fairly long overseas stretch “And we’ve always enjoyed playing – in Europe it was 34 gigs in 32 days – the Gov,” Deniz then states. “It’s and I only just got back but am ready to always a near riot there whenever go again. we play and the place is filled with people who like good rock’n’roll.” “And the overseas tour went well,” he reflects. “We didn’t lose anybody along Did Radio Birdman ever cross paths the way and managed to pay all the ex- with Died Pretty all those years ago? penses. These days, if you can do that, you are doing pretty well.” “Well they started, I think, in the early ’80s and by that time Radio Radio Birdman seem to tour this coun- Birdman was essentially gone,” try at least once every year. Deniz responds. “But I knew Ron from when I was involved in The “We usually do Europe too, but this Funhouse, a venue in Sydney. We’d year we’re not doing that so decided to have bands that couldn’t get a gig 22
in other venues and Ronnie’s band, The Hellcats, were regulars. “He was just a teenager then, but pretty wild and pretty cool,” he adds. “So there has been some kind of an association and it will be great to catch up with those guys again.” Much has been made of the fact that when Radio Birdman first hit Adelaide in 1977 to play a series of shows at the Marryatville Hotel, many who ventured along to see them went on to form a band themselves such was the inspiration. “I think that’s true,” Deniz says. “Whenever you look back at that ABC footage of that gig, you see people in the audience who then went on to form bands who had artistic success if not commercial success. The best thing you can do as a musician is to show people your influences and pass them on. “If we can say we did that, it’s a pretty good legacy to pass on,” he suggests. Those first Adelaide shows – I went
two nights in a row – were also life-changing for me as I had driven there with my cassette copy of The Eagles’ Greatest Hits 1971 – 1975 playing on the car stereo.
with me to the US and Europe,” Deniz says. “It’s a fantastic guitar and I hope a few people buy one so that Steve can recoup a bit of money. It’s got a beautiful neck, plays like a dream and sounds great. And it’s pretty unique because it P, E an ed doesn’t look like rd “I recently reco es m Ja anything else either h it w ., Acoustic K.O & which is kinda cool. y g son from Ig
“Ha, we were the complete opposite end of the spectrum to The Eagles,” William Deniz laughs. “And d he’s playThe Stooges an that’s funny because “And it came about Hawaiian ing ukulele and I remember back when the bass stic guitar slack-key acou in 1975 I think it player in my band, ” . at th f o e m so was, we were playing Art Godoy, came on Bondi Lifesaver in up with a design Sydney and The Eawhich he sent to Steve who said, gles were touring and their handlers ‘Yeah, I can make that’.” brought them in to see us. I think they stayed for one drink before they As well as beavering away on guitars, got outta there.” Steve also plays pedal steel guitar around town with Ty Alexander in The A documentary, Descent Into The Best Extra’s and also with Matt Ward. Maelstrom: The Untold Story Of Have you ever attempted Radio Birdman, and which is to be to play pedal steel? screened in Adelaide at GU Film House, 128 Hindley St, from 7pm “No, never, but on Friday 21 July with matinees I’ve played lap on Saturday 22 July and Sunday 23 steel on a couJuly, recently had its world premiere ple of recording screening in Sydney. sessions,” the guitarist re“That’s been put together by a guy sponds. “In fact, [Jonathan Sequeion my Detroit ra] who worked album I play a at the ABC and it 1935 Gibson basically tells the lap steel called whole history of The Recording the band,” Deniz King Lap Steel. says. “It’s not an But no, I’ve official Radio never got my Birdman product, head around but it’s bound to the pedal steel. I just don’t be pretty good as have the time to sit down and work it he had access to out properly. a lot of people. I imagine it’ll be “Do you play yourself?” Deniz then pretty good. I’ve asks. been away so haven’t seen it yet.” Ah, no, although I did once take up ukulele for about six weeks when the Deniz has an association with Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society, Adelaide’s Steve Salvi of Salvi’s Fine which meets every Wednesday evening Guitars as the luthier made an in the front bar of the Governor Hindinstrument for him, The Deniz Tek marsh, first formed. Signature Guitar, back in 2013. “Ah, the ukulele,” Deniz laughs. “That’s “And it’s the guitar I just took on tour funny because I recently recorded
an EP, Acoustic K.O., with James Williamson from Iggy & The Stooges and he’s playing ukulele and Hawaiian slack-key acoustic guitar on some of that. He reworked a couple of Stooges’ songs, Penetration and I Need Somebody, for it. “James is really good at it – he lives part of the year in Hawaii now – but James and the ukulele is not something people very often think of in the one sentence,” he says. “But when you mentioned ukulele just then, James was the first person I thought of.” Deniz concludes by saying that Radio Birdman like to keep the set list a bit loose each night for the 40 or so songs they have at their disposal. “But there are always songs we’re always going to play,” he says. “There are just some songs we can’t not play. The challenge is what to leave out because we love all that stuff. “But you can only do 20 or 21 songs on any given night,” Deniz reasons. “And the joy comes from messing around with the songs. We are always thinking of new twists while not messing with any of the iconic parts that people want to hear.”
Radio Birdman and Died Pretty will hit the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Sunday 25 June with special guest Kim Salmon and tickets via the venue or Oztix. Where? Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh When? Sunday 25 June Tickets: Venue or Oztix 23
and also seeing what I can get away with along the way.
LEWIS WATSON Lewis Watson by Robert Dunstan The UK’s Lewis Watson, who has toured this country in the past, is regarded as an up and coming young star due to the strength of his debut album, the morning, which he has now successfully followed with a second offering, midnight. BSide Magazine enjoyed a fun chat to the young musician over the telephone recently about the fact he’s excited to be heading back to our shores with his band. “Australia is slowly becoming like my second home as I’ve been there about five or six times now,” Lewis begins. “I absolutely love it there and my sister has just moved to Perth so that gives me all the more reason to keep coming back. “And you’re from Adelaide, right,” he asks with a laugh. “That’s where they have Farmers Union Iced Coffee. I could drink that all day.” Lewis has had an interesting career – he began by casually dropping videos to YouTube under the name HolyLoowis – and it’s one he’s gradually getting used to. “It certainly has been interesting and I’ve been at it for eight years now,” he says, “I’m really just trying to make a name for myself and improve, as a musician and a human being, 26
“And I loved listening to metal,” he laughs. “But there was a real variety of music around “And I think my second album, midnight, has me and for my birthday I asked for a guitar. It been a real test of my nerves and was just a rubbish thing – I think it was a resilience,” Lewis decides. “Lots cheap, electric Antoria – but of people said the second album it got me started. “I could tell they is always the hardest one. I were really quit didn’t believe them though and “So I began doing open mics e passionate abo thought it had to be the same but it was such a rubbish ut as making any other album. guitar, it was really hard to the whole alplay barre chords and stuff like bum. They did n’t “But it was hard because you that,” Lewis recalls. “Looking listen to it and are in a bit of a limbo,” he back, it’s a wonder I didn’t give sighs. “You’ve established a up.” say, ‘Track four sound with the first album is a good song. and the second one is a Lewis recently signed to CookTh at should be chance to really move foring Vinyl, an independent UK ward and challenge yourself label that has been home over the but it can be tough. years to many artists including Billy Bragg, Adam Cohen, City “So after spending a lot of time in the & Colour and Madness as well studio – it was recorded back in 2015 – with as Australian artists Paul Kelly and Weddings a bunch of friends, it’s good to come out of all Parties Anything. As such it’s a label that that with something you can feel quite proud instantly commands respect. of,” he says. “It’s been interesting times.” “I really didn’t want to work with a big label – I The video clip for the song little light was just didn’t want to be in that system – but when filmed on a rooftop using 360 degree camer- we released the first song from the album and as and is very effective. Zane Lowe played it on the radio on Beats 1 we got a load of interest from lots of labels. “I had a show in London and a company, Melody VR, asked if they could come “I was kind of shocked by that and then my and film it with some 360 cameras,” Lewis manager, Matt [Johnson at Red Light Managereveals. “So I then asked if they’d do a music ment], said, ‘Look, there’s one label here that video for me and while it was something you should really consider because Cooking they’d never done before, they agreed to have Vinyl has been around for 30 years and know a go.” what they are doing’. Lewis is playing a Fender Jaguar guitar in the clip. “It’s like the guitar Kurt Cobain used to play but mine’s a kind of copy of his signature model,” he says. “It has very loud pick-ups – way too loud for my amp – but has a very clean sound that you can really push.
buy a vintage one.”
“It’s a fairly new model but certainly has that vintage feel,” he says. “But it’s great and will have to do until I can afford to
Lewis then goes on to say his first guitar came to him on his 16th birthday. “I’d always wanted to play music because I grew up in a family where there was always music around,” he says. “My dad listened to a lot of reggae and The Rolling Stones, my mum loved whatever was on the radio, my elder sister loved Justin Timberlake and my brother liked rap.
“And they’ve been great because they sign artists for the long haul and that was a factor that really interested me,” Lewis says. “I looked at their roster and it’s filled with very, very talented people. So that excited me. “And when we had a meeting, I could tell they were really quite passionate about the whole album,” he enthuses. “They didn’t listen to it and say, ‘Track four is a good song. That should be the single’. “Cooking Vinyl were really interested in the album as a whole and not just looking for a hit single with 10 other songs thrown onto the record,” Lewis concludes.
Lewis Watson will be playing an all-ages show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Wednesday 21 June with Winterbourne as special guests and tickets via Moshtix. Where? Fowlers Live, 68 Nth Tce When? Wednesday 21 June Tickets: Moshtix
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Who wants to play around? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing up and coming UK musician Lewis Watson over the telephone about his upcoming Australian jaunt to promote the recent release of his second album, midnight. During the course of the conversation which, due to time differences, happened late in the evening for me with it being early morning in the UK for Lewis, he professed a great love for Farmers Union Iced Coffee as they don’t have it in the UK and also mentioned that he often liked to play around.
I was aghast at his candid confession until realising that Lewis meant he liked to play a round of golf. “I love playing golf in Australia because it can be so whacky,” he laughed. “I’ve played on city fairways in Australia with kangaroos hopping around on either side of the green. “And, if you hit the rough, you don’t dare go looking for your ball in case you get bitten by a dangerous animal or something. That never happens in England. “And I love that in Adelaide you can buy schooners,”
As I was wearing my naughty nautical hat at the time of the interview, I had immediately thought Lewis was referring to the fact that Adelaide was a great place in which to purchase a sailing ship with two or more masts with the foremost being typically smaller than the main one. But no. He was talking about schooners of beer. “Yeah, schooners of beer,” Lewis laughed. “I love schooners because, unlike a pint that can go warm, with a schooner you can be always drinking a really cold beer.
I then looked at his beer and was shocked to see James was drinking from a tiny wee butcher glass which holds less than half a pint of actual beer. “Ah, I’ve just ordered a cab to take me to airport,” James responded. “And I know from experience that if I order a pint, a cab will come.
“And, for me, always having cold beer is a much better experience than getting down to the last third of a pint and realising that your beer has gone warm.”
“But with one of these,” he said pointing to the 200ml glassy container, “when the cab comes I can just knock it all back in one go.”
I’d then been tempted to say to young Lewis, “Perhaps you should learn to drink a bit faster’, but quickly thought better of it.
Which James did when, only a couple of seconds later, a cabbie popped his head into the Grace and said, “Cab for James to the airport.”
My conversation with Lewis did remind me, however, of strolling into the Grace Emily Hotel early one Wednesday evening to find the now sadly late James Cruickshank of The Cruel Sea and much more sitting at the bar.
Lewis Watson, is returning to Australian shores in support of his second album midnight and will be playing an all-ages show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North “What are you doing still here?” I asked while Tce, Adelaide, on remembering that James Wednesday 21 June had graced the Grace with with Winterbourne his music quite a few days and Mike Waters as earlier and should have well and truly been home in special guests and Bangalow by now. tickets via Moshtix. 28
Sydney-based alternative country singer William Crighton will be stepping into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Friday 23 June on his Hope Recovery tour at which The Bitter Darlings will be special guests with tickets via <ticketbooth,com>. LARISSA TANDY
Larissa Tandy, who has recently moved to Canada, will be presenting her new album, The Grip, the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Friday 16 June with Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds and The Hushes as special guests and $10 tickets at the door. Larissa and Brooke are also set to play McLaren Vale’s The Singing Gallery on Saturday 17 June. CHARLIE MARSHALL & THE CURIOUS MINDS
Sara Tindley is about to embark on her Wild & Unknown THUNDAMENTALS album tour and will be playing Thundamentals have announced a huge hip hop show Mt Compass Supper Club at the Governor Hindmarsh, with The Yearlings on Saturday 24 June before heading 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 16 June with tickets via to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, for a the venue or Oztix and Vents as special guest and opening show from 4pm also with The Yearlings. acts to be curated by triple j. RIPLEY HOOD HITMEN DTK Sydney-based legends Hitmen DTK are still as solid as a rock and will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Saturday 22 July with Pro-Tools and Meatbeaters as special guests and tickets via the venue or OzTix. ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS
Fresh from touring the US with their new album, When We Fall, All Our Exes Live in Texas will play Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 23 June with tickets via Moshtix with Ireland’s Ports as very special guests.
THE MEANIES Much-loved and quite legendary Melbourne band The Meanies have announced what may well be their final tour for the time being and will be hitting Enigma Bar, 173 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 14 July with tickets via Moshtix Melbourne’s Charlie Marshall & and guests to be announced The Curious Minds have a sub- soon. lime new album, Sublime, and will be bringing it to the WheatTRAPT sheaf Hotel, 39 George St, The- American rockers Trapt are barton, on Friday 28 July with heading down under for their Work Horse and then to Hotel first ever tour and will be hitting Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on the Governor Hindmarsh, Saturday 29 July with Thanes 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on and Mogerlain with an easy $10 Wednesday 5 July with tickets entry at each. via the venue or Oztix. 30
One of UK’s hottest singer songwriters, Lewis Watson, is returning to Australian shores in support of his second album midnight and will be playing an all-ages show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Wednesday 21 June with Winterbourne as special guests and tickets via Moshtix. GRIGORYAN BROTHERS
Armed with a new ABC Classics album, Songs Without Former Adelaide people Ripley Words, Grigoryan Brothers Hood and Kelly Hewson (of (Slava and Leonard) will be Gun Control and Funhouse) presenting it at Trinity Sessions are heading to Hotel Metro, at Church Of The Trinity, 318 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, 8pm on Saturday 24 June from 7.30pm on Saturday 15 with Melbourne’s Michael July with tickets via <draPlater (with Rosie Brennan on matix>. bass duties) also on the bill of the free entry musical affair. THE BLACKEYED SUSANS BIG SCARY Big Scary have released their third album, Animals, and a have a tour happening that will see them hitting the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 30 June with Cub Sport and DJ CC:Disco as special guests with tickets via the venue or OzTix. TORA Tora, an electronica act from Byron Bay, have announced a huge tour for their new album, T A K E A R E S T, and will be hitting Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 7 July with special guests Mookhi and Allume and tickets via Moshtix.
Moody Melbourne combo The Blackeyed Susans will be bringing their new studio album, Close Your Eyes & See, to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Saturday 29 July and from 4pm on Sunday 30 July. SHATTERED FORTRESS Shattered Fortress, led by award winning drummer Mike Portnoy, have announced a concert at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 22 November with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
and decided to go very hard right from the beginning of it all. We scheduled in a video to do for each day and pretty much just focused on that and pumping it as hard as we could.”
RAISE HELL By Robert Dunstan
Suffer The Evenue, who plan to record next year, came up with some great ideas for their video attack.
I was lucky enough to conWhen Superheist announced “And vince my wife to do a shower scene which their Raise Hell tour with Fran- got a lot of attention when we posted it on kenbok and Dreadnaught, they Facebook,” Dom laughs. also broadcasted via FaceMatt Warnock, who plays guitar with alterbook that they were seeking native groove metal band Terminal Zero which also has his twin brother, Simon, on one local support from each drums, says he saw the announcement and city with some 22 Adelaide immediately made a few notes as the band bands then vying for the envi- were all big Superheist fans. able position. Superheist narrowed that lot down to three bands – Suffer The Evenue, Born Of Dust and Terminal Zero – and asked them to Raise Hell around town in an effort to secure the coveted spot. Each of the bands then set about putting together videos and, with decision day fast approaching, were each trying to outdo each other with often hilarious results as came to seen by the footage on their respective Facebook pages. When the day of the big announcement came, Superheist were more than happy to then declare that all three bands would be taking to the Fowler’s Live stage on the night of the gig.
“We then had a band meeting and decided what to do,” he laughs. “And the rest of it is just a blur because we were going into town and videoing stuff and then staying up until 3am franticly editing it to put it up first thing the next day. “And the whole process for us was a real kick up the arse as far as working together as a band to get something done,” Matt continues. “And I haven’t seen any videos – from all the bands involved for that matter – where everybody involved doesn’t have a huge smile of their face. “As dw [Norton] from Superheist said, ‘It’s not going to be all about the music, it all about how prepared you will be as a band to work together’,” he adds.
“It’s funny because we were in the process of organising a gig in Adelaide with Born Of Dust on that same night,” Dom, guitar player with Suffer The Evenue, laughs. “And then both bands saw Superheist announce on Facebook that they were looking for an opening act at Fowler’s Live that night. So we canned that idea and we both went after that slot.”
Born Of Dust’s Izzy (vocals and guitar) and Shamus (guitar) say they are also big Superheist fans so were always going to enter into such a venture.
Did seeing what the other bands were doing spur you on?
us to use of them holding up signs saying, ‘Born Of Dust for Raise Hell in Adelaide’,” Shamus laughs. “So we threw that into the videos with our music behind it.
“Not really,” Dom responds, “because we got together as a band at the very start
“And the Hitler thing one of our fans did using that footage from Downfall was just
pure gold and way out there,” he says. “And another video a friend sent of a Mexican guy laughing was also just too good not to use.” It was interesting to note that while there was much rivalry, each of the bands were wishing the others the very best of luck. “We’ve done shows with Born Of Dust so we know those lads and have become mates,” Dom from Suffer The Evenue says. “So, yeah, it was a friendly rivalry.” “That was probably one of the best things about it,” Born Of Dust’s Izzy says. “They say there’s often a bit of a war between bands in Adelaide but we think of other local bands as brothers.” “It may have been an intense competition,” Shamus says, “but at the end of the day we all like each of the other band’s stuff.” Matt from Terminal Zero reasons that the Superheist support has led to them being selected, alongside Baltimore Poet, to open for American rockers Trapt at the Governor Hindmarsh on Wednesday 5 July. “We’ve been around as a band for a while now but have never had any response from promoters about doing an international support gig,” he says. “So I think the attention the whole Superheist thing got has now opened a few doors in regard to all that.”
Superheist, now featuring Ezekiel Ox alongside founding member dw Norton, have announced their Raise Hell “So we saw Superheist’s post on Facebook national tour which will bring and immediately came up with some ideas,” them to Fowler’s Live, 68 Shamus announces. North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 17 June with special “And then we had friends and family send“Superheist have been one of our favourite ing us ideas as well,” Izzy reveals. “And guests Frankenbok and Dreadbands for the best part of 20 years,” he Born Of Dust have always been a pretty naught with Adelaide supports continues. “So we’re pretty much all over close knit band and our mateship probably Born Of Dust, Suffer The everything they do. And with Born of Dust comes second to the music. Evenue and Terminal Zero and and Terminal Zero, we knew we had some pretty stiff competition in getting the support “And some were sending video footage for tickets via Moshtix. Where? Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelalaide When? Saturday 17 June Tickets: Moshtix 31
at Governor Hindmarsh Jacob Diamond (WA) at Wheatsheaf Hotel THURSDAY 6 JULY Gold Class (Melbourne) at Grace Emily Bon But Not Forgotten (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 15 JUNE Clowns (Melbourne), Night Birds, Stabbitha & The Knifey Wifeys and The Lizards at Enigma Bar FRIDAY 16 JUNE Thundamentals (Blue Mountains) at Governor Hindmarsh Hanson (US) at Thebarton Theatre Larissa Tandy, Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds and The Hushes at Wheatsheaf Hotel
Pretty and Kim Salmon at Governor Hindmarsh Sara Tindley (Melbourne) and The Yearlings at Wheatsheaf Hotel Clint Boge (Qld) at Jetty Bar (Glenelg)
FRIDAY 7 JULY Tora (Byron Bay) at Jive
THURSDAY 29 JUNE Tom Redwood (Melbourne) at Grace Emily
SUNDAY 9 JULY The Undertones (Northern Ireland) at Governor Hindmarsh Shirazz Jazz Band (Mel-
FRIDAY 30 JUNE Big SATURDAY 17 JUNE Scary, Superheist (Frankston), Cub Frakenbok, Dreadnaught, As A Sport Rival, Born Of Dust, Terminal and DJ Zero and Suffer The Evenue at CC:DisFowler’s Live co at GovWEDNESDAY 21 JUNE ernor Lewis Watson (UK) at Fowler’s HindLive marsh La BasTHURSDAY 22 JUNE tard Luca Brasi (Tasmania) at Gov- (Melernor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 23 JUNE All Our Exes Live In Texas (Sydney) at Jive The Baby Animals and Screaming Jets at Governor Hindmarsh William Crighton (Sydney) and The Biter Darlings at Wheatbourne) and Kitchen Witch sheaf Hotel at Grace Emily The Weeping Willows and SATURDAY 24 JUNE Brad Butcher at The Singing Husky (Melbourne), Tia Gallery (McLaren Bale) Gostelow and Hot Spoke at Jive SATURDAY 1 JULY The Baby Animals and Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Screaming Jets at Governor Mitchell at Governor HindHindmarsh marsh Orsome Wells (Melbourne) at La Bastard (Melbourne), Crown & Anchor Hana & Jessie Lee and St Sara Tindley (Melbourne) and Morris Sinners at Exeter The Yearlings at Mt Compass Hotel Supper Club The Weeping Willows, Brad Ripley Hood (Melbourne) and Butcher and Harry Hookey at Michael Plater (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Hotel Metro Strawberry Fist Cake (MelMONDAY 3 JULY bourne) at Edinburgh Castle Clare Bowen (Nashville) at Hotel Her Majesty’s Theatre SUNDAY 25 JUNE WEDNESDAY 5 JULY Radio Birdman (Sydney), Died Trapt (US) and Terminal Zero
SATURDAY 8 JULY The VeeBees (NSW), Meatbeaters, Perdition and The Toss at Hotel Metro
bourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel TUESDAY 11 JULY In Hearts Wake (Byron Bay), Crossfaith (Japan), Polaris and While She Sleeps (Sheffield) at Governor Hindmarsh Touche Amore (US) at Fowler’s Live WEDNESDAY 12 JULY Bay City Rollers (Scotland) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 13 JULY Bay City Rollers (Scotland) at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 14 JULY The Wedding Present (UK) and Pink Noise Generator at The Jade Monkey The Meanies (Melbourne) at Enigma Bar
SUNDAY 16 JULY Joe Pug (US) and Courtney Marie Andrews at Grace Emily THURSDAY 20 JULY Scott Darlow (Melbourne) at Exeter Hotel FRIDAY 21 JULY STORMZY (UK) at Thebarton Theatre SATURDAY 22 JULY Hitmen DTK (Sydney) and Pro-Tools at Governor Hindmarsh WEDNESDAY 26 JULY Little Mix (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre Jon Stevens (Sydney) and Kate Ceberano (Melbourne) at Her Majesty’s Theatre FRIDAY 28 JULY Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel SATURDAY 29 JULY Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds (Melbourne) at Hotel Metro The Blackeyed Susans (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Mark Seymour & The Undertow (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh 40UP (Sydney) at Jive SUNDAY 30 JULY The Blackeyed Susans (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel TUESDAY 1 AUGUST Read Friends (US) at Fowler’s Live WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST Pete Murray (Brisbane) at Nautilas Theatre (Pt Lincoln) THURSDAY 3 AUGUST Pete Murray (Brisbane) at Her Majesty’s Theatre Ill Niño (US) at Fowler’s Live SATURDAY 5 AUGUST X (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh
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THE MUMMY The Mummy: Interview with Director Alex Kurtzman, by Mad Dog Bradley.
Alex Kurtzman [below] was visiting Sydney to publicise the new The Mummy (which has nothing to do with the Brendan-Fraser-starring series of pics) when we chatted with him, and while he admitted to being somewhat exhausted he nevertheless went into plenty of illuminating detail about working with Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, issues regarding FX and make-up, and no-longer-secret plans for a whole new run of film versions of ‘Universal Monster’ favourites. The Mummy is only your second feature film as director (after handling lots of TV and writing and/or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Amazing Spider-Man series), and it’s certainly most different from your People Like Us , so how exactly did you get involved in such a production? “It is totally different, yes… Universal had come to me about doing The Mummy and I was really very excited about it as I’m a lifelong fan of the ‘Universal Monsters’ [usually listed as the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man - who isn’t really a monster but 34
that’s okay - and The Creature From The Black Lagoon]. “I thought it would be interesting to try and come up with a really different take, and over time I’ve had the gift of being able to work with a whole lot of truly talented directors who were so generous and allowed me to watch them work… “So I wanted to take what I had learned and put it to the test, and so I threw my hat in. At that early point I had no idea that Tom Cruise was going to be involved, and that still amazes me… I worked with him on Mission: Impossible III, and we just have this shorthand and we enjoy working together, and so yes, it’s been a joy. How long are we talking for the production, from you signing on to us being here talking about it?
“It was probably about three years: one year, maybe, of working on the script, and then two years making the film.” As well as Tom Cruise your film also features Russell Crowe, and you couldn’t really have two bigger stars in any movie, so what was it like working with them both together? “Tom and Russell have been friends for over 20 years - I believe
they met in Australia, actually - and they wanted to work together for a long time, and so when we decided to put the Dr. Jekyll character in the film, we just looked at each other and
said, ‘Russell would be amazing for this!’
move is like an Olympic athlete, but I also saw in Kingsman that there was a whole performance going on just in her eyes.
“And it was nice: it was nice to see them work together and to watch their friendship bloom… And it was “She has her soul in her eyes… And daunting and exhilarating for me, as a I knew that no matter how lifelong fan, to work with them both, much but they treated makee s nic a w t i : e me so well and c i r up or e h t e “It was n g o t with such respect. CG work m e h t e e d We had a great we to s heir frien t h c t a time.” used, w and to was t i d n A her om… o l b g p n i i t h a s r The fact that Russell eyes nd exhila a g n i t o is playing Doctor t n , u an da lifelong f a Jekyll is sort of a s a , e for m spoiler, but it won’t be both…” m e h t h t for long… work wi “It’s been announced and it’s out there… We didn’t want to put another monster into this movie, if there wasn’t a real and organic reason to do so, but when we had Tom’s Nick Morton character having the door be opened to this world, we realised we needed a character who could be there to explain the nature of evil. “Someone who was a doctor, who’d worked with evil, and the more we worked with the idea, the more we thought that it had to be Doctor Jekyll.
would just radiate. That’s the thing that’s important about the ‘Universal Monsters’: you feel empathy for them even as you fear them.” And what about working with the CG? “Well, Tom and I were committed to making as much of this as practical as possible. Obviously there is a tremendous amount of CG in the film, but I wanted it to be more invisible than usual… So instead of saying, “Hey, let’s put them against a screen and paint a CG desert backdrop”, I said,
Let’s talk about the big secrets that are coming out about what looks like a whole new series of movie revamps of the ‘Universal Monsters’… “You’ll hear about it soon [and it’s since come out - to a point] that Universal are going to introduce a ‘Dark Universe’ and it will be dedicated to the ‘Universal Monsters’, and the idea is that we will have actors like Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem playing parts, and each monster will get a movie. “The next one we’re doing will be The Bride Of Frankenstein, and Bill Condon [who actually directed Gods And Monsters in 1998] will be directing it… It’s very exciting as it’s going to involve people who love these monsters and have deep histories with them, and the idea is to build a new Monster Universe. Will Javier Bardem be playing Frankenstein’s Monster? “I’m not going to tell you who he’ll be playing! [laughs] But I can tell you that Johnny Depp will be playing The Invisible Man… And the rest, well, you’ll have to wait and see!
The Mummy is now screening at cinemas absolutely everywhere.
Your Mummy is also going to be much discussed because she’s a woman… “When I decided to make my Mummy a woman I couldn’t think of who to cast… I’d seen Sofia Boutella in Kingsman and I’d seen her work as a dancer, and her control of her body is incredible. Her ability to
‘Let’s actually take them to Namibia!’”
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You’re The Trash… I Am The Bin, and will be doing so at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Saturday 8 July and have invited The Luke Louie Trio and Eli Belle to join them. BLUES & ROOTS WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL Club5082 are presenting six nights of free entry blues and roots music at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm on, Friday 23 June (Shades Of Blue and Nick Kiprids), Friday 7 July (Muddy Road and Mick Kid), Friday 21 July (Dukes Of Jump and James Hickey), Friday 4 August (Thirty Two Twenty and Exeter Blues) and Friday 18 August (Karin Page and JJ Fields) as part of Courtney Robb, Lost Woods, Guitars In Bars (and Other AP D’Antonio, Hannah Yates and Already Gone to take part in Places) and Umbrella Winter City Sounds with drink speraising funds for the Leukeamia cials each night and some local Foundation at an event from 4-11pm on Sunday 18 June at the restaurants and eateries (Caffe Cena, Café di Roma, Almina Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Wayand Ben Hurs) offering attractive mouth St, Adelaide, with a $10 discounts to those attending the donation at the door and a huge raffle with some major prizes set to shows. take place. THE ASSOCIATES Adelaide blues band The AsTHE BIG BEANIE BASH sociates have announced the The Big Beanie Bash and Umlaunch of their second album, brella Winter City Sounds have Tales Of A Rich Girl, at the come together to raise money for Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port the Hutt St Centre which helps South Australia’s homeless during Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 26 winter and will be holding a unique August with tickets via the venue or Oztix and heaps of special evening of nusic and beanie wearing at the Grace Emily Hotel, guests on the night including Nick Kipridis, Paul White and 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Sunday 30 July which will feature more. The Timbers, Banjo Jackson, THE SHAMBOLICS Joe Man Murphy & The Gypsy Celtic rock band The ShambolRumble, Georgy Rochow and ics will be playing a free entry Cal Williams Jnr with tickets via show from 5pm on Friday 23 Moshtix. June at Brick City Bar, 73 Grenfell St, Adelaide, with the promise SATISFACTION of cheap drinky things.
AROUND THE TRAPS continuted. . . THE SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS Adelaide’s The Shaolin Afronauts, who have performed at Glastonbury in the past, will take to the stage of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, as an 18-piece ensemble as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds on Thursday 27 July to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Quest Under Capricorn with tickets via the venue or Oztix. GRID Grid have asked the legendary Sympathy Orchestra to join them for a gig at The Platform, a regular evening of original music at Railway Hotel, 247 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 17 June with an easy entry free of $5. DONNARUMMA Armed with a new EP, Billy Billy, Adelaide’s Donarrumma are going on tour but not before kicking it off with a ticketed show on Saturday 1 July at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with tickets via Moshtix. BOB & ROBB Soursob Bob and Courtney Robb have teamed up as Bob & Robb to play the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from around 4pm on Sunday 2 July.
DRAW YOUR (S)WORDS Spoken word and poetry event Draw Your (S)words is presenting a winter slam with a very special guest poet and five guest judges from 6pm on Friday 16 June at Jive, 181 Hindley st, Adelaide, with an easy entry fee of just $10. The long-running Satisfaction – The Stones Show now has a even FRUIT dozen consecutive sold out shows Much-loved Adelaide group Fruit under their guitar straps so are have agreed to reform to play Trinity looking at making it 13 when they Sessions, Church of The Trinity, play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday from 7.30pm on Friday 3 November 12 August with special guests to help celebrate the church’s 15th Acoustic Fix and tickets via the year as a live music venue. Tickets venue or Oztix. via <dramatix>. LITTLE CAPTAIN LEUKEAMIA FOUNDATION Before touring sunny Melbourne, Sticks, Strings & Music Wings Adelaide’s Little Captain are all have assembled Cal Williams Jr, set to launch their debut single,
Club, 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore, as part of Guitars In Bars (And Other Places) with performances from Hana Brenecki, Haystacks Calhoon and Cowboys Of Love. SCOUTED Presented by Music SA as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Scouted, a chance to discover some of SA’s best unsigned talent including Young Offenders, Alana Jagt, Tom West, Bec Stevens, Electric Fields, Mane, Battlehounds and more to be announced, will be happening on Friday 28 July at an array of live music venues in Adelaide’s East End. PORCHLIGHT PARADE As part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Porchlight Parade (the folksy trio of Kate Henderson, Tom Kalleske and Pearl Tassell), have organised a free entry show in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 15 July. THE BURNSIDE LIBRARY The Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore, is starting a local music collection and looking for any South Australian musicians or bands that would be willing to donate a copy of their EP or album to go in it. It can be any genre of music. In fact, the more diverse, the better! Please contact the library on 08 8366 4280 for more information. FRIDAY NIGHT FREE FOR ALL The front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, now has a new open mic evening known as Friday Night Free For All with free entry and all welcome from 8pm. If you’d like to get onstage, email <fridayfreeforall@ thegov.com.au> to reserve a spot. KITCHEN WITCH
THE HARD ACHES As part of an extensive tour, The Hard Aches will be playing Adelaide Uni Bar on Friday 16 June alongside Muncie Girls, The Football Club and Pemberton with tickets selling rather fast via Oztix. KENNETT Alt power blues rockers Kennett have invited DirtyFrank to join them for a free entry musical shindig in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 9pm on Saturday 17 June. SEMAPHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL With a record number of applications, Semaphore Music Festival (to be held at Semaphore from Friday 29 September until Monday 2 October) will launch its program from 4pm on Sunday 30 July at Semaphore Workers
Kitchen Witch, who are pretty stoked about having their album on limited edition vinyl, have a free entry winter residency during June at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, Friday 16 June with Melbourne’s Grasshole and Hydromedusa, Friday 23 June with Moonhunter and Child before concluding on Friday 30 June with Melbourne’s La Bastard and Satan’s Cheerleaders.
THE GOV’S VARIETY SHOW
hitting Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, as part of his Hold You Up tour from 8pm on Friday 14 July with tickets via Moshtix.
TRINITY SESSIONS’ 15th BIRTHDAY CONCERTS The Gov’s Variety Show has Trinity Sessions at Church Of returned to the front bar of the The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Clarence Pk, are celebrating their Rd, Hindmarsh, on the first Sat15th birthday this year and will urday of each month, an array have a series of special concerts or performers of all persuasions, a throughout the year with the first 9pm start and entry via donation. two taking place on Sunday 16 July and Sunday 30 July from RECORD FAIR 4.30pm. The first will feature The A free entry record, CD, DVD and Baker Suite, The Yearlings, Tara book fair is set to take place from Carragher and Myles Mayo with 9am until 5pm on Saturday 24 the second one to boast the talJune and Sunday 25 June ents of Junior, Vincent’s at Aldgate Pump Chair, Dr DeSoto and Hotel, 1 Strathalbyn Kelly Menhennett with Rd, Aldgate, with tickets now available the pub advising that via Dramatix for the meals can be booked individual shows with a by calling 08 8339 special discounted price 2015. for those who wish to attend both. TRISTAN NEWSOME Tristan Newsome will be live THE SAUCERMEN and dangerous in the front bar of Adelaide’s The Saucermen have Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, been quiet of late but have just Adelaide, from 7.30pm on Monday announced a free entry show at evenings during the month of the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 WayJune. So that would be Monday mouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on 18 June and Monday 25 June Saturday 8 July and have kindly with free entry each evening and invited The Systemaddicts to join the expectation of some guests. them with news that the gig will also mark someone’s 50th birthday LORELAI celebrations. Local singer songwriter Lorelai is all set to launch her Secret Love THE MUSES’ POP UP RECORD single and video clip from 8pm at BAR The Stirling Hotel, 52 Mt Barker The Muses, established in 1968, Rd, Stirling, on Friday 16 June. was one of Adelaide’s longest running record stores but successfully FULL TILT JANIS went online a few years ago but Full Tilt Janis, a respected Janis is now back as a bricks ‘n’ mortar Joplin tribute act boasting the vo- store at Espresso Royale, 357 cal talents of Melissa Jubb, have Magill Rd, St Morris, which is open invited The Woodstock Revolufrom 9am until 4pm weekdays (not tion, featuring Mac Johnson on Tuesdays) and Saturdays from vocals, to join them for a show 9am until noon selling new and at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 secondhand vinyl, bargain DVDs, Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 5pm on CDs, turntables, accessories, gifts Sunday 18 June with $20 tickets and more with new stock every via the venue or Oztix or $25 at week! the door. UKULELE DEATH SQUAD. RECLINK COMMUNITY CUP This year’s national Reclink Community Cup boasts The Go-Bewteens’ Streets Of Your Town as its theme and will be coming to Norwood Oval, The Parade, Norwood, on the afternoon of Sunday 16 July. With some highly successful SUN THEORY Adelaide Fringe shows behind Sun Theory will come out of them, the highly energetic Ukulele a long hibernation to play the Death Squad have announced Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, the launch of a live album at the Thebarton, from 9pm on Saturday Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Way24 June and assure everyone that mouth St, Adelaide, on Sunday it will likely be a packed house as 25 June with tickets on sale now it’s also said to be their last show via the band’s website at <ukuuntil hell freezes over. leledeathsquad.com> and Yatri as special guest. TIMBERWOLF Adelaide’s Timberwolf will be
YOUNG MODERN Young Modern are set to play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 25 August alongside The Dust Collection and Safari Set with tickets via the venue or OzTix. COFFEE POT DREGS NIGHT Spoken word artists Kami and Emily will be opening up an evening of shenanigans from 9pm on Thursday 22 June at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, with Piers Diprose in solo acoustic mode and The Pro-Tools to finish off the evening with a not too subtle blast of punk rock.
next bout to be from 6pm on Saturday 8 July at Wayville’s Adelaide Showgrounds. ARD are also excited to announce that in 2017 they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary (that’s a whole decade of rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’!) throughout the year culminating in a special birthday celebration event on Saturday 16 September.
VINYL SOUL Local Adelaide podcast, Vinyl Soul, was awarded national prize for Best Literature, Arts & Music Podcast when Cast Away Awards ran the first ever Australian podcast evening in Sydney at the Giant Dwarf Theatre. Aiden Grant hosts and producers his music focused podcast in Adelaide UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE and his podcast also supports local Four-piece band Until Further up-and-coming bands from Adelaide Notice, which features Rob Scott with previous artists including Bad// and saxophonist Carol Andersen Dreems, Motez and Nakatomi to and who present classic rock, R&B name but a few. and soul in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, every TuesIt’s been less than a month since the day afternoon have now scored a 2017 Adelaide Fringe finished, but free entry evening gig in the front organisers are already on the hunt bar from 8.30pm on Saturday 26 for a key piece of marketing for next August. year’s festival. Graphic designers from all over Australia and across DINO JAG the globe are being invited to submit their ideas as part of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition which is offering a $2,000 cash prize and free event registration to the winning artist. For more information, please visit <adelaidefringe. com.au>. 2017 ARBA MEMPHIS BLUES CHALLENGE The 2017 ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge will kick off at Semaphore Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore, from 8pm on Friday 16 June with heat one to feature The Streamliners, Lazy Eye and The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers. Heat two will take place at the same venue from 4pm on Sunday 18 June with Holler & The Bones, The Black Diamond Roots Band and Steve Brown Band set to battle it NOOK NOSH out with the final, featuring a number Boutique small bar Nook Nosh, of special guest acts, to happen 111 Unley Rd, Unley, features live from 3pm on Sunday 25 June. As acoustic sounds from 5pm on Sun- always, Pistol Pete will be on BBQ days and has a courtyard area at duties. the rear. Pop in for sips ‘n’ nibbles from 3pm on Wednesdays through THE BRITISH HOTEL to Sundays (open from 4pm) with The British Hotel, 13 North Pde, Saturday evening now reserved Port Adelaide, boasts a fine dining for private functions which can be room with a new menu and a wine of made by calling the bar on 0405 the month along with free entry live 005 447. acoustic music from 6pm on Fridays. Dino Jag will be in stripped-back mode when he launches his acclaimed Breakthrough EP at Norwood Live, Norwood, on Saturday 24 June with Virgil Reality on trumpet and Nick Romano on drums plus very special guests in the form of award winning blues trio Lazy Eye and tickets selling quickly via Moshtix for dinner and show (now SOLD OUT) or show only.
RACHAEL LEAHCAR Rachael Leahcar has announced a concert at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Sunday 19 November to present songs from her new album and more with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
RONNIE TAHENY Following a successful concert earlier this year, Ronnie Taheney has just announced another show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 3 February of 2018. Yep, 2018. How’s that for organised?
ADELAIDE ROLLER DERBY Adelaide Roller Derby has launched its 2017 season with the
THURSDAY 15 JUNE Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Arkaba Hotel – Sporty’s Bar: Quiz Thursdays (7pm) Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-A-Long Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (7-10pm) Dog & Duck – Brillz (9pm) Enigma Bar – Clowns (Melbourne), Night Birds, Stabbitha & The Knifey Wifeys and The Lizards Gaslight Tavern – Swap Team Jam (free entry) Gilbert St Hotel – live music with free entry from 7pm Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with free entry from 8.30pm Grace Emily – The Cortex Shift and Henry Phillips with free entry from 9pm Hampstead Hotel – ¬KG’s Quiz Wiz (7pm) Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Jive – Seth Sentry and DJ Sizzle Lion Hotel – Bloky’s Boys (free entry from 8pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon to 2pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live jam from 7.30pm PJ O’Briens – DJs (10pm) Royal Family Hotel (Pt Elliott) – open mic night Wheatsheaf Hotel – SCALA: Plan B, Ivo & Greg and Casey Thomson FRIDAY 16 JUNE Ambassadors Hotel – live music from 5.30pm Arkaba Hotel – Denis Sheridan Big Band from 8pm Aussie Inn Hotel (Hackham) – live music (from 7pm) Brew Boys (Regency Pk) – Open Mic from 5pm British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free entry live music from 7pm Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live music from 7pm CASAblabla – live funk and soul band from 11pm with free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music Dog & Duck – Chunky Dip and Holly J (9pm) Duck Inn – live music from 7pm Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Enfield Hotel – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (6pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Kara-
Sunday Beer Garden Sessions from 2pm until 10pm and Infinity Sundays with DJs from 4pm with $5 entry El Greco (Pt Adelaide) – The Greek Beach Boys Federal Hotel (Semaphore) – live music from 4-8pm Gilbert Street Hotel – acoustic blues (2pm) Glenelg Football Club – live music (4pm) Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Full Tilt Janis oke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Clovercrest Hotel – live band Grace Emily – Sticks Stones & MuGaslight Tavern – live band from from 7.30pm sic Wings Leukaemia Foundation 8pm Coopers Alehouse Gepps Fundraiser: Already Gone, Hannah Governor Hindmarsh – Main Cross – Live Duo (9pm) Yates, Cal Williams Jr, Courtney Room: Thundamentals (SOLD Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Roob, Lost Woods, AP D’Antonio, OUT) and Saloon Bar: Irish Seslive music (from 4-8pm) from 4pm with $10 donation at the sions and Front Bar: open mic from Dog & Duck – The Dog Presents door 8pm from 7pm Hotel Metro – eclectic DJ from Grace Emily – Kitchen Witch, Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse 4pm Grasshole and Hydromedua with with live bands and Djs Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub – live free entry from 9pm Elephant British Pub – DJ music from 2pm Hackney Hotel – Courtyard SesClarke (9pm) Mile End Hotel – live music from sions (7pm) Findon Hotel – live band from 3pm Halfway Hotel – live music from 9pm Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live 7pm Fowler’s Live – Superheist music from noon – 2pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s (Frankston), Frakenbok, DreadNorth Adelaide Hotel – Vogue Duo Lounge from 7.30pm naught, As A Rival, Born Of Dust, Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic Hotel Metro – original bands from Terminal Zero and Suffer The music from 5pm 9pm Evenue Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Hotel Royal – Vinyl Fridays with DJ Gaslight Tavern – live bands Sessions from 3pm Delta and DJ Pero (5pm) Governor Hindmarsh – Main Publishers Hotel – live music from Jive – Oliver Tank (Sydney) Room: Bad//Dreems (SOLD 3pm Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ (8pm) OUT) and Front Bar: live band Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live North Adelaide Hotel – live music with free entry from 9pm music from 4pm from 7.30pm Grace Emily – The Heggarties Semaphore Workers Club – live Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live (CD launch) and Hana Brenecki blues from 4pm music from 8.30pm with tickets at $10 Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – Payneham Tavern – live music Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G live acoustic music from 4pm from 7.30pm from 8pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) Plant 4 (Bowden) – Five from 5 Hotel Metro – live original bands – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm with acoustic music from 5pm from 9pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Jen Lush and Publishers Hotel – After Work live Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ band (CD launch) and Mary Webb jazz from 5.30pm Nantale (8pm) with $10 tickets at the door Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music from 5pm Palmer Hotel – open mic from music (free entry from 2pm) Ramsgate Hotel – DJ Scotty B, 2pm Manov and Bollocks (9pm) Pink Moon Saloon – live music MONDAY 19 JUNE Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jaki J from 5pm Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Semaphore Workers Club – live PJ O’Briens – live band from Mondays from 7.30pm blues from 8pm 10.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Slug ‘N’ Lettuce – resident DJ Jay Pretoria Hotel (Mannum) – DJ Karaoke Sessions Bangers from 9pm Governor Hindmarsh – Lord The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic Ramsgate Hotel – DJ (10pm) Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe music from 5-8pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jabel Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob’s Three Brothers Arms (MacclesUnion Hotel – Reggae On from BBQ Jam (free entry from around field) – live music from 8pm 8pm 8.30pm) Warradale Hotel – live music from Victoria Hotel – live band from Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends 8.30pm 9.30pm (free entry from 8.30pm) Wheatsheaf Hotel – Larissa Tandy, Waterloo Station Hotel – karaPublishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds oke from 8pm Trivia from 6.30pm and The Hushes with tickets at the Wheatsheaf Hotel – Dr Desoto Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA door from 8pm and Courtney Robb & Snooks La Sessions: Angus Mason CD launch Woodville Hotel – live acoustic Vie with free entry from 9pm from 7.30pm music (free entry from 6pm) Yankalilla Hotel – live music Worldsend Hotel – 4 Kings Loud, from 9pm TUESDAY 20 JUNE Voodoo Horizon and Attonbitus CASAblabla – DJ Bertie spinning Yankalilla Hotel – live music from SUNDAY 18 JUNE jazz, soul and funk from 6.30-9pm 7.30pm Bacchus Bar – Bachata By The Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge Beach (3pm) blues jam with special guests (free SATURDAY 17 JUNE Crown & Anchor – Sunday entry from 8.30pm) Belgian Beer Cafe – live acoustic Rubdown Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders music (5pm) Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – (free entry from 7pm) Blue Gums Hotel – DJ Mitch (8pm) live music from 4-9pm Governor Hindmarsh – Front CASAblabla – live soul band from Duck Inn – duck in for some live Bar: American Appalachian Folk midnight with free entry prior to music from 3pm Sessions from 7pm 10pm Duke Of York – free entry Grace Emily – Pub Fics with eyes
up from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Tuesday from 8pm in front bar Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm) Port Dock – open mic evening Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE Austral Hotel – hip hop and R&B DJ from 9.30pm Brecknock Hotel – Open Mic Night CASAblabla – Salsa Colonel Light – Open Mic Night Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Thomas Williams (7pm) Crown & Sceptre – Brazuca Brazilian Party with $5 entry Fowler’s Live – Lewis Watson (UK) and Winterbourne Gaslight Tavern – World Series Songwriters Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – cold Coopers from 4pm until close and Move2Live from 6pm Hotel Metro – live original music from 9pm Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Night La Boheme – The New Cabal (free entry from 9.15pm) Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free entry from 8.30pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon-2pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted by Elder Conservatorium Of Music with free entry from 7.30pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night Supermild – DJ Craig Flanigan The Highway – Open Mic Night Union Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge (8pm) THURSDAY 22 JUNE Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-A-Long Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Coopers Ale House Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Gaslight Tavern – The Swap Team Jam (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 7pm with free entry Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Luca Brasi (Tasmania) and Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with host Billy Bob with free entry Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm La Boheme – Mike Bevan Brazilian Trio (free entry from 9pm) Lion Hotel – Bloky’s Boys (free entry from 8pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music
from noon to 2pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live jam from 7.30pm Royal Family Hotel (Pt Elliot) – open mic night Southwark Hotel (Thebarton) – Open Mic from 7pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Elder Conservatorium Song Writer Showcase with free entry from 7.30pm FRIDAY 23 JUNE Ambassadors Hotel – live music from 5.30pm Blue Gums Hotel – live music from 5pm Boomers Café (Glenelg) – Friday Funk from 7pm with free entry British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free entry live music from 6pm with Ben Ford-Davies Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live music from 6pm CASAblabla – live band from 11pm with free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – YOYO with DJ Tr!p Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Cam’s Karaoke (7-11pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets (SOLD OUT) and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: open mic from 8pm Grace Emily Hotel – Kitchen Witch, Moonhunter and Child with free entry from 9pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Jive – All Our Exes Live In Texas from 8pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from Joe Ahern from 8.30pm Payneham Tavern – live acoustic music from 7.30pm Plant 4 (Bowden) – Five from 5 with acoustic music from 5pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 5pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 8pm with $10 entry The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music Wheatsheaf Hotel – William Crighton (Sydney), The Biter Darlings and Cosmo Thundercat from 8pm Woodville Hotel – live music Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm SATURDAY 24 JUNE CASAblabla – soul and funk band from midnight with free entry prior to 10pm Crown & Anchor – Orsome Wells (Melbourne)
Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse with Strawberry Fist Cake (Melbourne) Exeter Hotel – A Day Of Clarity with free entry Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: The Baby Animals and Screaming Jets (SOLD OUT) and Front Bar: live band with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Loud Love” The Music Of Chris Cornell with free entry from 9pm Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – Ripley Hood & Kelly Hewson (Melbourne) and Michael Plater (Melbourne) from 9pm with free entry Jive – Husky (Sydney), Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke from 9pm Mt Compass Supper Club – Sara Tindley (Melbourne) and The Yearlings MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 8pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Refugee Fundraiser from 2pm with $20 tickets at the door and Sun Theory with free entry from 9pm
Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm) MONDAY 26 JUNE Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions Governor Hindmarsh – Balcony Bar: Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm The Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm)
TUESDAY 27 JUNE CASAblabla – DJ spinning jazz, soul, funk and more from 6.30pm Crown & Sceptre – Vex On The Decks Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Comedy with $5 entry Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge Blues Jam with special guests Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders (free entry from 7pm) Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: American Appalachian Folk Sessions from 7pm Grace Emily – Risky Quizness Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Tuesday from 8pm SUNDAY 25 JUNE Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rub- The Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo down from 7pm (free entry from 8.30pm) Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE Duke Of York – free entry Austral Hotel – hip hop and R&B Sunday Beer Garden Sessions DJ from 9.30pm from 2pm until 10pm and Infinity Brecknock Hotel – Open Mic Night Sundays with DJs from 4pm with CASAblabla – Salsa Night $5 entry Colonel Light – Open Mic Night El Greco (Pt Adelaide) – The Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross Greek Beach Boys – Thomas Williams from 7pm Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic Crown & Sceptre – Brazuca blues from 2pm Brazilian Party with live band, DJs Governor Hindmarsh – Main and $5 entry Room: Radio Birdman, Died Gaslight Tavern – World Series Pretty and Kim Salmon Songwriters Grace Emily – Ukulele Death Governor Hindmarsh – Front Squad (live CD launch) Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live Society from 7pm music from noon – 2pm Grace Emily – Move2Live from Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acous- 6pm tic music from 5pm Hotel Metro – live original bands North Adelaide Hotel – Vogue from 9pm Duo Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Night Sessions from 3pm La Boheme – The New Cabal (free Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live entry from 9.15pm) music from 3pm Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live Publishers Hotel – live music music from noon-2pm from 3pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic Semaphore Workers Club – live from 7.30pm blues from 4pm with $10 entry Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – by Elder Conservatorium Of Music live acoustic music from 4-7pm with free entry from 7.30pm Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic live music from 4pm Night Wellington Hotel (North AdeThe Highway – Open Mic Night laide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from The Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free 2pm entry from 8.30pm) Wheatsheaf Hotel – Sara Tindley (Melbourne) and The Yearlings from 4pm with $15 tickets at the door
MT MOUNTAIN Mt Mountain Live Review by Ian Messenger Mt Mountain are a Perth five-piece who recently touched down in Adelaide during their Australian ‘Dust’ tour. Mature and mesmerizing they had the packed crowd at The Grace Emily Hotel seemingly dumbfounded at just how good a band can be. Underground psychrock doesn’t get much better than this, here or abroad, and who knows where this young-ish band will end up especially after the immense success of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. A lot of bands play great music but sometimes you walk away from a gig and say, “that was art.” You could almost hang it on a gallery wall. Ladies would come 40
and go speaking of Mt Mountain. . . From classy visuals covering the band and the back wall of the Grace, to the drummer locked into a contagious trance, hollowed out wah pedals and the general held-back moodiness of the songwriting and measured instrumental delivery of the motionless guys up on stage you could say Mt Mountain are, for the want of a less hackneyed expression, transcending their genre. I don’t think anyone drove to the Grace that night in a spluttering Kombi, nor did I see a pair of flared brown corduroys in the house. A welcoming and open minded audience, one of the things about
Adelaide which is so envied by interstate bands, lapped up this so called psych rock band from the far west, but really is was just good music. Really really good. Psych or no-psych. They occupy their own space, and you are allowed to witness. Their arms and legs don’t move but their
hands gently noodle away in the big and also restrained sound – or should I say the ‘bigness’ comes out of their ‘restraint’. Reverse Stymon guitars and creepy ashram vibes add a confrontation of darkness and imposing disorder to the trip – in an existential breakdown there is no time for frivolities or banter – yet you look for something to appease the melting away of the familiar borders that hold us to the every day, be it your pint of beer, the girl standing next to you, or the mere cohesiveness of the artistic vision Mt Mountain smothers us floundering mortals of the suburban wastelands.
JUST ANNOUNCED TEX, DON & CHARLIE
erley Chills and will be hitting Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, for a licensed all-ages show on Friday 11 August with tickets via Moshtix.
The main room of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, will be set up in intimate dinner and show mode when Tex, Don & Charlie (Tex Perkins, Don Walker and Charlie OwEn) launch their new album, You Don’t Know Lonely, on Wednesday 13 September with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
WA’s Jacob Diamond will be bringing Docks, the first single from his debut album, when he ducks and docks into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Wednesday 5 July with special guests Ryan Martin John and Tom West. OCEAN GROVE Ocean Grove are touring their new album, The Rhapsody Tapes, with Justice For The Damned, Broken and The Bev-
Adelaide’s Tom Redwood, now based in sunny Melbourne, has announced a huge national tour for his Cold Mother Night album which will bring him to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with his illustrious band on Thursday 29 June. EVERCLEAR
Ethiopia’s Nhatty Man and Gara will be joined by Local Revolution when they play Nexus Arts at North Tce’s Lion Arts Centre from 8pm on Saturday 1 July with tickets via <eventbrite.com>. CLOWNS
Mark Olson, of The Jayhawks, is touring with Ingunn Ringvold and will be hitting the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Wednesday 6 September with tickets available.
Legendary Melbourne punks X, led by the one and only Steve Lucas, will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 5 August armed with a new ‘best of’ album, X-Citations 1997 – 1993, with tickets via Moshtix. TOM REDWOOD
Let’s make this clear. Everclear, who enjoyed a huge hit in Australia with Santa Monica, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of So Much For The Afterglow and will be playing that hit-laden album in full, along with Santa Monica, at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 4 October with tickets via the venue or Oztix. THE JUNGLE GIANTS
Polish up your dancin’ shows as The Jungle Giants will be stepping into the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, for their Quiet Ferocity tour on Friday 1 September with Lastings as special guests and tickets via the venue of Oztix.
Those Melbourne-based Clowns will be launching their new album, Lucid Again, at Enigma Bar, 173 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Thursday 15 June with Night Birds, Stabbitha & The Knifey Wifeys and The Lizards joining the punk rock party! STRAWBERRY FIST CAKE Melbourne punks Strawberry Fist Cake are due to land at Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on Saturday 24 June.
WHOOPEE! WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE By Robert Dunstan Denis Surmon and Stuart Day (AKA Messrs Doom & Gloom) have teamed up to present Whoopee! We’re All Gonna Die which will feature protest songs and ditties of death from the like of Dylan, Tom Waits, Barry McGuire, Tom Lehrer, Graham Nash, The Smiths, John Lennon and so many more with patrons actively encouraged to merrily sing along. This sing along-style show about death and imminent destruction will be celebrating the irony of death and destruction that, while being uncomfortable for many members of the human race, has provided fertile ground for songwriters over the years. The idea for the show was formed when Denis, who plays around Australia with Amber Joy & Her Holy Men and is a founding member of Adelaide power soul combo Double Wammy, and Stuart, of The Beggars and more, got talking one night. “I often work with Stuart on his various Neil Young shows [with the next one to take place as Young Neil Electric at The Railway Hotel 247 St Vincent St, Pt Adelaide, on Saturday 1 July] and also with Krusty Cowboy Club,” Denis says, “and one evening we were running some ideas past each other about putting something together. Denis goes on to say his own inspiration for getting the show up and running was when Donald Trump got elected as President of the USA. “I saw something on YouTube that said, with Trump elected, we’d just pushed the time on the Doomsday Clock forward to two minutes and 30 seconds before midnight, so we were two and a half minutes before Armageddon
and the end of the world.
Denis happily suggests that he has found the “The Doomsday Clock reasoned that we were perfect venue in which to stage the show. close to destruction and we were closer than we had been since The Bay Of “It’s the wine cellar at The Pigs – The US military attack on German Club,” he says. “We decid Cuba in 1961 – and it triggered e “I’ve done shows there d off an idea of exploring anti-war to get toge in the past – Sweet Baby and protest songs. And when I thJames used to run a regular e r and put o started exploring further I came n blues club there – so knew up with a whole heap of them. a merry sh it would work for this show ow as it’s quite intimate. It’s a that takes “And I then I saw that Barry a fantastic little venue and McGuire song, Eve Of Destruclight-heart perfect for a show like this as ed tion, from the ‘60s on YouTube it will be like being in a fallout look at the and I thought that with Trump shelter.” in power and him pushing for very intere stsome kind of war, we really ing yet quit Patrons will be encouraged were on the eve of destruce to sing along and to help serious sit tion. with this, song lyrics will be uation the wo screened behind the perform“And then Stuart, as Mr rld ers. Doom, came up with the is in at the idea of doing songs about moment.” “That’s the plan anyway,” Denis death,” he laughs. “And laughs, “and I’ve just bought a Stuart has an encyclopedic projector so we are already half knowledge of songs of all way there. So, yeah, the plan kinds and likes old and quirky songs. is to have the song lyrics screened up So we decided to get together and put on a on stage behind us with the choruses in big merry show that takes a light-hearted look at bold letters so that everybody can join in. the very interesting yet quite serious situation the world is in at the moment. “And there was a well-known song I was thinking of including but because we are doing it “And when Stuart and I had a meeting to talk at The German Club, we thought it best not to about it again before fine-tuning it, we thought include that particular one,” he concludes. we were on the right track because the songs I had in mind and the ones he’d thought about including really seemed to click when put Messrs Denis Surmon and together. “We thought it would be a great idea to put on a show and get the audience to sing along to songs that they mostly know anyway and have a bit of a laugh,” Denis says. “Neither of us are comedians, but it will be funny.” The show takes its title from a line in the Country Joe & The Fish song I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag which came to fame when it featured in the film and accompanying soundtrack for Woodstock. “When I mentioned the show to people, a lot of them asked about that Country Joe & The Fish song so I reasoned that a lot of people knew it,” Denis says. “It’s seems to be a song that almost everyone who saw the Woodstock film remembers it as a highlight for some
Stuart Day have banded together to present Whoopee! We’re All Gonna Die at the German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, in the club’s weinkeller (wine cellar) from 7.30pm on Thursday 22 June with an admission price of a deathly $10. Where? German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide When? Thursday 22 June Tickets? $10 on door
LIOR LIOR & ASQ By Robert Dunstan Ahead of releasing a new album, Lior is collaborating with Australian String Quartet to present Love, Loss & Compassion as part of this year’s extensive Adelaide Cabaret Festival program. Born in Israel, Lior’s family moved to Sydney when he was 10 and, after finishing high school and attending university, he released his debut album, Autumn Glow, in 2005 which was nominated for three ARIA Awards and had him appearing at WOMADelaide that same year.
album as well as a re-imagined version of Sim Shalom (Grant Peace) from the Nigel Westlake-composed orchestral song cycle, Compassion.
g Love, Loss & “I’ll be divin to in Compassion ck straight ba I s a n runs at Dunstan o that as so d A om Playhouse, get home fr k in th I Adelaide Fes“It’s going to be a really elaide. And c tival Centre, at ti c good cross section of male c e ly it’s a fair terial from my back cataause 6.30pm on Frilogue and I’ve very excited album bec e m o s day 16 June. about doing this version of I recorded e rn Sim Shalom (Grant Peace) u o Tickets via of it in Melb r in from Compassion which I e v o BASS. performed at Festival Theand some .” rk atre with Adelaide Symphony New Yo Orchestra and [oud player] Joseph Tawadros about three years ago because Nigel has drawn up an adaptation for a string quartet especially for the ASQ.”
He has since forged an eclectic career that has included penning Hoot’s Lullaby for the ABC series Giggle & Hoot as well as a collaboration with imminent shadow artists Stephen Mushin and Anna Parry for the interactive touring show The Shadows & Light.
“And while I am going to try and put some of my new songs into the concert, the reality is that I don’t yet have string arrangements for them,” he laughs. “But I may throw one or two at the ASQ during rehearsals and see what they come up with.”
Lior, who played the role of Motel Kamzoil in Fiddler On The Roof at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in 2015, says the collaboration with the ASQ for Adelaide Cabaret Festival came about when he approached the organisers about being involved in the festival.
Lior has completed recording his new album and is currently in the mixing process.
“I had been talking to Adelaide Cabaret Festival about doing something – maybe with a string quartet – and they then came up with the idea of working with [Adelaide-based] Australian String Quartet,” he says. “And while I have not worked with them before I have, however, performed with their cellist, Sharon Grigoryan, in various guises over the years. “So it all sounded like a great idea and I’ve heard great things about Adelaide Cabaret Festival so am very much looking forward to it,” Lior adds. The evening’s program is set to include some of Lior’s past successes along with a small preview of material from a forthcoming 44
“I’ll be diving straight back into that as soon as I get home from Adelaide,” he says. “And I think it’s a fairly eclectic album because I recorded some of it in Melbourne and some over in New York with Justin Stanley [of Noiseworks and Electric Hippes].. “So it has a kind of duality to it,” Lior reasons. “It’s rather varied and that’s always the challenge when you start on a new body of work because you don’t want to be doing the same as last time.”
Where? Dunstan Playhouse When? Friday 16 June Tickets: BASS
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