BSide Magazine #102

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ISSUE #101 DECEMBER 14th- DECEMBER 27th 2017


ALSO INSIDE: The Original Wailers, This Way North, Fistful Of Trojans, Féfé, EgoFest Live Review and much, much more... or via the Heavy SA Facebook page. SURVIVING SHARKS


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Club5082 is set to host the album launch for Adelaide ska exponents Fistful Of Trojans and it will be taking place as a free entry, licensed, all-ages skank at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm on Friday 15 December with special guests Kate Pomery and DJ Old Skool Andy and drink specials throughout the evening and the beer garden open from 5pm for food and drinks. FLAT CAP PRODUCTIONS

Helmed by Darren Lane, Adelaide-based Flat Cap Productions can offer affordable merchandise in the form of badges, stickers and stubby holders for bands and venues along with the filming of live gigs and interviews for promotional purposes. Contact Darren on 0425 085 449 or via email at with a nice discount if you make mention of BSide Magazine. PONYTAL KINK

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EDITOR: Robert Dunstan CONTRIBUTORS: Mad Dog Bradley, Ian Messenger, Romana Ashton LAYOUT: Ian Messenger COVER: Charlotte Padbury

Imogen Brave have asked Surviving Sharks and recent Three D Radio Tope 20+1 chart toppers Swamp Kitteh to join them for a show at Crown & Sceptre, 308 King William St, Adelaide, on Saturday 16 December with tickets at the door from 9.30pm. LILY & THE DRUM

The 20-piece Crump Cake Orchestra, fresh from a successful album launch for Copy Copy, have arranged to perform their blend of big band jazz, soul, funk and hip hop at a free entry show the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Saturday 23 December at which they will be delving into their extensive back catalogue to present now less than two sets which may well include some musical surprises for this special time of the year.


Blues and rock duo Lily & The Drum will be making a return to Stein’s Taphouse, 28 Tanunda Rd, Nuriootpa, on Friday 15 December with an easy $5 admission price.





26 > FISTFUL OF TROJANS Mary Webb has announced the launch for her second new single and it is to be at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 14 December.

Following a successful concert earlier this year, Ronnie SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA Taheney has just announced another show, The Last Swim, at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 3 February and is also advising that it will be her final live outing with tickets via the venue bound to sell fast. HEAVY SA 2018 Heavy SA 2018 will hit Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, from noon on Saturday 14 April and band submissions are being taken now at truthincrecords@

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f e f e FÉFÉ By Robert Dunstan Féfé is making a return to Adelaide to perform at So Frenchy So Chic In The Park as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s upcoming French Festival. Last here in 2014 to take part in the centre’s Sessions at Space Theatre and prior to that to perform at WOMADelaide in 2010, the French-born artist was also here recently on a promo visit. The promo involved radio interviews Féfé got to meet B1 and B2 and have his photograph taken with them – and a So Frenchy So Chic In The Park showcase in Adelaide’s Gresham St as a street party. “It was a funny day because it rained most of the afternoon but the sun came out just as the street party was about to happen,” he says in a strong French accent. “It went really well but we were scared it would keep raining and people wouldn’t come. But the rain stopped, the people came and it was really nice.

“And we did similar events in Sydney and Melbourne too,” he adds.

Féfé was born in France to Nigerian parents and became a founding member of the rap crew OFX before becoming involved with Saian Supa Crew as the’90s drew to a close

with that crew existing for a number of years.

At the beginning of 2017, Féfé released his third album, Mauve, via Wrasse Records, which includes a duet with Ayo on Naija – Remasterisé with Naija being the name given to Nigeria by its inhabitants.

‘And some of it follows the story of Nigerian people because traces of them can be found in places like Cuba, Brazil and Trinidad,” he remarks. “So I went to all those places, as well as Nigeria, to find ‘the sound’.” I remark that lots of artists have come from Nigeria, including King Sunny Ade, Tony Allen and the Kuti family. “Exactly,” Féfé happily agrees, “and I was first introduced to the music of King Sunny Ade at home. He was part of the music of youth. But my dad introduced me to a lot of great music because he listened to a lot of different styles. He would listen to American soul music, Stevie Wonder and all that. If it came out in the ’70s, I have probably heard it.”

In 2009, Féfé issued his debut solo album, The artist says that his set at So Frenchy So Jeune à La Retraite, which was produced Chic In The Park will include material from by Dan The Automator as was his second Mauve as well as songs from his album, Les Charme des “When I first first two albums. Premiers Jour. heard music I “And it’s going to be crazy,” he thought, ‘Wow, laughs. “I think it’s the first time Féfé, who has featured on a number of So Frenchy that’s magic’. And So Frenchy So Chic have staged an So Chic compilation then I started outdoor concert in Adelaide so it’s albums, has fond going to be lots of fun. learning the memories of performing at WOMADelaide in 2010. piano and that “And it was the first time I came started my love to Australia that I met the people “Oh, it was a crazy, crazy from So Frenchy So Chic,” Féfé for music.” fun festival,” he laughs. adds in conclusion. “And they were “I shouldn’t have been fantastic and now, every time they there but was booked at the last minute do a new city, I’m there. We have a great as a replacement for an artist that had to relationship and I love working with them.” withdraw. So I only found out at the last moment and it was just crazy but I loved it.” He got into music by accident rather than design. “I should have really been a doctor,” Féfé laughs. “But when I first heard music I thought, ‘Wow, that’s magic’. And then I started learning the piano – I was playing that old French nursery rhyme song, Frère Jacques – and that started my love for music.

“And from there I started writing poems but I was what they called an A-Plus student and music was more like a little hobby for me,” he continues. “So I was going to be a doctor, but by age 14 or 15 I had already starting writing my own raps and was loving it.

So Frenchy So Chic In The Park, featuring Féfé, Juniore, General Elektriks and L.E.J, takes place on Friday 12 January at Pinky Flat as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s French Festival with bookings via BASS.


THIS WAY NORTH By Robert Dunstan Melbourne duo This Way North (Cat on drums and vocals and Leisha on guitars and vocals) came together several years ago after the two musicians had struck up a friendship while the respective bands they were in at the time were touring Canada. “Leisha and I first met in Canada about four years ago,” Cat says. “She was playing in a band called Jungle with her sister and I was touring with Benny Walker. And, when you are overseas, you can’t help but run into other Australians. You can often hear them in the crowd. So we started hanging out. “But it was funny as it wasn’t until we were just about to head home to Australia that Leisha and I worked out we live just around the corner from each other in Melbourne,” she laughs. “The following year we were at the same Canadian festival but, instead of going home, two of

Work],” she says. “And we were over there playing heaps of beautiful festivals. We were gone for three months and we got to “When we came home we organised to jam meet some incredible people and saw some together without even thinking of a gig at amazing sights.” the end of the rainbow,” Cat says. “But it was just such a light-hearted, wonderful This Way North have engaged Adelaide’s Hey experience and we were both relishing Harriett (Skinner Mitchell, Tushar Singh, Jon in it. I’d been playing session drums for Gameau and Georgy Rochow) to take part in about 15 years so it was great to just play their single launch. what I wanted. “We’d heard some really great things about “The jams we did just brought out this them so got in touch to see if they would be wonderful creative thing with a youthful interested in taking part,” Cat says. “And they spirit,” she laughs. “So we thought we may were really, really keen and they’ve been super as well share it and started booking gigs fun to work with. and thinking about maybe doing some recording. It’s now become a full-time “So we are now really looking forward to thing.” seeing them play live because all we’ve been able to do at the moment is just listen to their The duo recently filmed a live clip for music,” she continues. “But we are really Make It Work at Shane O’Mara’s Yikesville enjoying it because they have great energy.” studio which has attracted much attention. This Way North are already working on plans “We’d been trying to make for next year that will include a proper film clip but it just “It was just such another visit to Adelaide for their wasn’t coming together,” a light-hearted, EP launch. Cat says with a sigh. “We wonderful had a plan for it but it just experience and we “We’re hoping things will settle wasn’t happening and we thought, ‘You know what, were both relishing down a little bit in January and let’s just do a live studio February, but we’ll then be looking in it. I’d been session’. And that actually at touring from then onwards,” Cat playing session says. “We just want a bit of time gives a great indication of what we are about when drums for about off to breathe before we begin to we play live. 15 years so it was rehearse for the tour and all that. Leisha’s band had decided to stay there. So she was without a band.

great to just play “It’s sometimes hard to represent what you actually what I wanted.” “The EP will be released in March do with a scripted film clip and then we’ll be going pretty because you can get caught up in being much everywhere with it,” she concludes. too arty,” she laughs. “And, personally, my favourite things to see are live clips. “And I knew Shane at Yikesville because he now calls me whenever he needs a session drummer since first working with him [as drummer] on Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheels’ album,” Cat says. “And I’ve often been involved in events he’s organised at Caravan Music Club. Oh, yeah, and Shane produced This Way North’s first EP too.” The Make It Work single was recorded in Canada with guidance from Derek Downham and Tim Foy. “When we were touring Canada last year we recorded a couple of songs with Derek and Tim in Toronto and they were both really great to work with,” Cat announces. “They were very inspiring and pushed us in just the right direction with just the right amount of pressure. “So we went back this year and did four songs with them [including new single Make It

This Way North have a new single, Make It Work, and are hitting the road for a huge tour that will have them performing at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Sunday 17 December with Hey Harriett as special guests.

bangin’ my songs out for people.” What’s been some of the most memorable shows you’ve played so far and why?

SONiA By Robert Dunstan New York’s SONiA (disappear fear) is making her way back to Australia since first coming here in the late ’90s so we duly emailed off some questions and began by asking how she first got involved in music. “I wrote little musicals in grade school and then I got a guitar who became my best friend. I could tell her anything and she didn’t laugh or tell anyone my secrets. We became the best of friends and still are. But now her name is Santa 2.” What were your early musical influences and how have changed over time?

“I loved Joni Mitchell. But the biggest influence was Phil Ochs. He was a buddy of Bob Dylan only more of an intellectual geek – not as slick – and had serious emotional issues. I loved and love Stevie Wonder, Springsteen, The Gypsy Kings and Broadway musicals.

“My mom was big into opera and my dad jazz so a bunch of stuff was coming through our home stereo in Baltimore.” I had read that you are an admirer of Phil Ochs. How did you come to discover his music and what attracted you to it?

“His music spoke to me – he sounded sincere. And that he was not driven to do music to be a rock star because he was striving to change the world – that’s what music means to me – and that he could make a career of it even with that voice. I thought I could try and now, 30 years, later here I am 7,000 miles from Baltimore strumming and

“Some of the scariest moments are also the best – like playing in Stockholm headlining Europride right after the best ABBA cover band in the very town that ABBA was from. I was so nervous but they filled the stage with colourful ice gas

and I appeared through the rings of Saturn with just my guitar and it was perfect.

awesome booking agent who opens up many doors for us.” I note that you are mostly touring in solo mode these days. Do you feel that often allows you to connect with your audience more?

“In a word yes but that is not to diminish the magnificence of touring with a great band or orchestra. In the performance of the song you hear how what you are playing fits together. If you are solo it fits into the room and directly into the audience.” What inspires you do write?

“Living life inspires me. To quote myself, ‘Life can knock you down, love picks you up’, from my song Abraham. I could write a song any minute of the day but the Best ones seem to marinate and then surface more slowly.”

“Playing in a bomb shelter in the Presented by Arty Records, Misgave in Israel in 2006 and knowing much-regarded New Yorkthat my song, Shorashim, which means roots in Hebrew was “The song is based artist SONiA the song played many (AKA disappear fear) about how times on German radio during the Arab spring. The song is really there are has 17 albums to about how really there are no borders and her credit and will no borders and we just make we just make be touring her latest them up. It’s like that sign today I saw in Mary St which them up. It’s double offering, Live said, “Filter coffee, not people’.” At Maximal, when she How often have you managed to play shows in Australia?

like that sign today I saw in Mary St which said, “Filter coffee, not people’.”

“I started at Woodford in 1998 and came over around seven times to play many festivals and clubs. In 2009 I performed at Sydney Opera House sharing the bill with Idan Reichel. But now it’s been almost 10 years since I’ve been there.” How has this upcoming Australian tour come about?

plays Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, from 5pm on Sunday 14 January with doors at 4.30pm and Adelaide’s Zac Eden as special guest and with a licensed bar, catering by Little Seeds and tickets via DramaTix. au/events/1850

“We have been hoping to return to Australia and New Zealand for several years. But before my dad passed away I didn’t want to be so far away from him. And then my mom has had some strokes so I had to see to it that she has the proper care which I feel she has now.” Your latest album, a double, was recorded live in Germany. How did that come about? Had you performed at that club, Maximal, is the past? “Maximal is a club Near Frankfurt and is my Stone Pony. It launched me into a real career in Germany. I love my peeps there in Rodgau and it’s a small jazz club normally and it was a thank you to them and my

fascination to work with another company that had something else totally different going on.”

Although homeless, without money, having had to sell his guitar, Anderson was around the studios pouring tea and sitting in on sessions with Steve Windwood, Nico and Eno, Elton John and Jimmy Page, and being a familiar face to Blackwell he was sent to the studio to meet Bob Marley.

the original wailers The Original Wailers by Ian Messenger The Original Wailers are coming to wail down the house at Governor Hindmarsh Hotel with an extra show added due to huge demand. Featuring the original lead guitarist Al Anderson who recorded and toured with Bob Marley extensively, audiences will be in for a treat as the band goes through the whole Legend album plus more titbits of genius.

BSide Magazine got on the blower to Al Anderson in his Gold Coast hotel room and found him to be a relaxed, easy going guy. Soon we were chatting about how he got to meet Bob Marley and join The Wailers and thereby switched from working for Richard Branson and Virgin Records over to Chris Blackwell’s Island Records.

“I didn’t know anything about The Wailers,” recalls Anderson. “The Wailers were the underground monsters on their way up. And they were splitting up. I was at Paul Kossoff’s house, the lead guitarist for Free.

“Chris Blackwell [Island Records] called him and said, ‘I need you to come and do a session for Bob Marley. Got the Natty Dread sessions here and I want you to come and put some guitar on it.’ And he [Kossoff] had a great touch, a real smooth cat. “[Kossoff] said, ‘Ah my health isn’t really well right now and I’ve got a friend of mine here right now I think could substitute for me.’ And so it was me. And Blackwell said,

‘what’s the guy’s name?’ Kossoff said, ‘Al.’ Blackwell says, ‘oh he works here.’

“I went down and there’s Bob Marley,” Anderson remembers, “I had never met him before. Before I got to the studio Paul Kossoff introduced me to Catch A Fire and Burning. So that was my introduction to Bob Marley & The Wailers. I had never known of Catch A Fire and Burning which was their early music, and Simmer Down and all that stuff I hadn’t heard till way after.

“So I got to the session and there’s Bob and Chris Blackwell and I said, ‘what do you Making the move from Virgin Records to want me to do?’ and they said, ‘just go into Island Records was for reasons of interest the studio and listen to the music and do for Anderson. something. We wanna hear what ya got. So they played the music over the headphones “Being over at Island was different,” says and there was a guitar there and I said, ‘I Anderson. “It was palm trees, jerk chicken think I know where this guy’s going.’ kinda things, rice and beans, great food. Got this guy named Chris Blackwell who’s a Jamaican-born Englishman, and he was “So I think the first song was No Woman No really smooth and very psychologically in Cry. And the first pass – I heard the song, tune with the musicians and artists and knew where the chords were going because everything so I thought this guy was really Bob’s music was very simple, but poetically cool. amazing – so I played one track, and then “You know Richard Branson gave me by the second time I knew the song better, everything I needed in terms of what and by the third one I nailed it! I played he promised me, and then it was like a everything I wanted to play in it and they’re

like, ‘Argh you’re playing too much man. Is it OK? we’ll just take it.’

“And so they took the first one, the first track, the first track. The same thing went for Lively Up Yourself, So Jah Seh, Roadblock and all the rest; and they were all “ I was going number ones. “And so Chris asked me would I be interested in leaving the band that I was with – a progressive jazz-rock African group. I was going to Nigeria before I was going to Jamaica. And Chris – ‘nah you’re not going to Nigeria, you’re going to Jamaica and work with Bob Marley.’”

to Nigeria before I was going to Jamaica. And Chris – ‘nah you’re not going to Nigeria, you’re going to Jamaica and work with Bob Marley.’”

Jamaica was a third world country and I asked Anderson about his conditions when he moved over there to join The Wailers. I had heard that things were pretty rough.

“I had no money, I was hungry,” laments Anderson. “It was rotten man, but I remember, after I did the recordings of Natty Dread album I only remember the songs that I heard, and I went like, ‘man, don’t quit!’ because I was gonna bounce, yeah, I could not handle it.

“Bob didn’t have any money. He couldn’t give me a per diem, he couldn’t give me transportation to which I was promised from the Island Record Company. And he was supposed to put me in a hotel and I would be living better than they were, you know what I mean? So I just roughed it. I was a scrub just waiting for my turn. “And we ended up releasing the album a year and a half later after the worst conditions. The first night he drove around a whole bunch of hotels and I realised this guy doesn’t have any money, he’s not making me any deals from me because if he’s gonna put me up in a hotel for one night – I’m here for the whole year! “You can imagine, you know I meet you, you’re working with my company and I everyday gotta pay everyday a hotel bill for you, or every month, whatever – it wasn’t there.

“So I ended up sleeping on the sofa, sleeping on the floor, but before I got to Jamaica I flew from England to Delaware and lived with his mother and two half-brothers. I was there for four months. And then I got to know him, his family and his mom. She cooked great food,” laughs Anderson. “I slept on the sofa, for months. Just waited till we could get to Jamaica and start to practice for recording and touring.

“It took Chris so long to release Natty Dread I was suffering. Because he had Paul McCartney & Wings at the top of the charts, Human League and all those guys were massive, Clash were really hot. So he wanted to wait for that space where there was nothing happening and then just drop Natty Dread right in on it, pop!” and Anderson makes a loud popping sound. “And he did, and it just took a long time, and before all that happened it was tough for me. But I wouldn’t change anything, if I could turn back the clock any day man.”

The Original Wailers play Bob Marley & The Wailer’s Legend album at The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday

20 December (sold out) but now a second show has opened up due to popular demand for Monday 18 December and selling fast. Supported by One Planet. Tickets through Oztix.



The amazing one-person band that is Bob Log III will be hitting Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Saturday 15 December with special guests Glass Skies and Tough Boys and tickets via Moshtix. THIS WAY NORTH

The Cactus Channel have added an Adelaide date to an extensive national tour that will now bring the soulful indie combo to Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 15 December with tickets selling fast via Moshtix.

PARADISE LOST Presented by Metropolis Touring, long-running UK Gothic doom metal band Paradise Lost will be heading Adelaide’s way for the first time to play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 17 December with tickets via the venue or Oztix and with special meet and greet packages also available. THIRSTY MERC

Armed with a new song, Better In The Shed, Australian legends Cosmic Psychos have announced a show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Friday 15 December with Amyl & The Sniffers and Meatbeaters as special guests and tickets via Moshtix,

JAMES REYNE James Reyne and his band will be presenting All Crawl when he steps into the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 22 December and Saturday 12 December (SOLD OUT) with tickets via the venue or Oztix. THE CACTUS CHANNEL

Sydney rock band Thirsty Merc will be celebrating 15 years of musical activity when they head out on a huge national tour that will have them winding it up by playing no less than three shows in SA with the first on Thursday 14 December at Golden Grove’s Village Tavern, Friday 15 December at Norwood Live, Osmond Pde, Norwood, and then Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 16 December with tickets via usual outlets. PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS Perth’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets will be on their High Visceral (B Sides) national tour when they hit Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Wednesday 27 December with special guests Moonhunter, Somnium and Hideous Sun Demon with tickets via Moshtix.



The much-loved The Kransky Sisters have announced a run of Christmas shows with news that they will be bringing it to Adelaide Festival Centre’s Dunstan Playhouse on Friday 15 December at 7.30pm and Saturday 16 December at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Book at BASS. THE EAST POINTERS

This Way North have a new single Make It Work, and are hitting the road for a huge tour that will have them performing at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Sunday 17 December with Hey Harriett as special guests.

59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 10 January with tickets via Oztix.

Canada’s award winning rootsorientated band The East Pointers, who were a huge hit at this year’s WOMADelaide, have announced a huge tour which will include a show at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Thursday 14 December with tickets via Moshtix.

A DAY ON THE GREEN The Living End, Spiderbait, Veruca Salt, Tumbleweed and The Fauves will be playing Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale, on Saturday 17 March with tickets via Ticketmaster. ARCHITECTS UK metalcore band Architects will be making their way to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel,

Presented by Arty Records, much-regarded New Yorkbased artist SONiA (AKA disappear fear) has 17 albums to her credit and will be touring her latest double offering, Live At Maximal, when she plays Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, from 5pm on Sunday 14 January with doors at 4.30pm and Adelaide’s Zac Eden as special guest and with a licensed bar, catering by Little Seeds and tickets via DramaTix. WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM

Washington-based black metal outfit Wolves In The ThroNe Room are touring their new album, Thrice Woven, and will be playing Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Wednesday 18 April with tickets via Moshtix.

P.O.D. Esteemed American rock band P.O.D. will be playing songs from Satellite and more when they hit the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 18 April with tickets via the venue or Oztix. ALBERT LEE Much-loved and respected English guitar player Albert

Lee has been announced for Adelaide Guitar Festival and will be playing Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre on Saturday 11 August with tickets via BASS. TRINITY SESSIONS FRINGE Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, have just announced an array of Adelaide Fringe 2018 shows with Mike McClellan on Friday 23 February, The Young Folk on Saturday 24 February, Steve Poltz on Wednesday 7 March and Chris While & Julie Matthews with Vincent’s Chair on Thursday 15 March with all tickets via FringeTIX.

sunshine when they their lively alternative country ditties at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 4 February to promote their Lucky EP. CANNED HEAT

Legendary American blues band Canned Heat, who famously performed at Woodstock back in 1969, are on the road again and will be playing their hard-edged blues at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 28 March with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

PAIN Sweden’s industrial metal exponents Pain, led by Peter Tagtgren, will have Witchgrinder as special guests when they play Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Thursday OH WONDER 24 May with tickets via Moshtix. LEAH SENIOR Melbourne’s Leah Senior will be the guest of Naomi Keyte when she plays the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 28 January with Mary Webb also on the bill.

Oh Wonder, in Australia to play with Beck, Phoenix and Grace Jones in Sydney, will be taking a wonderful detour to play the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 28 February with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

THE LEMONHEADS Those disappointed that The Lemonheads would not be coming to Adelaide for A Day On The Green can now rejoice in the fact they will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 8 March with Immigrant Union ANDREW STRONG as special guests and tickets via the venue or Oztix. THE KILLERS Due to unprecedented demand, The Killers have announced a show at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 8 May. DESTRUCTION Germany’s Destruction will be weaving a path of thrash metal destruction when they head out on a national tour that will include a show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adeliade, on Saturday 21 April with tickets via Moshtix. ALFANANT AlfanAnt (Ant and Alf) hail from the Sunshine Coast but will be enjoying some SA

Andrew Strong, who came to fame when he featured strongly in the film The Commitments, will be performing the classic soundtrack with his band in full at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh on Thursday 22 March with tickets via the venue or Oztix. JACKSON BROWNE American singer songwriter Jackson Browne will have his

full band with him when he plays Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre on Thursday 22 March.

Symphony Orchestra on Friday 9 March at Adelaide Town Hall with bookings via BASS.

SEPULTURA Presented by Metropolis Touring, Brazilian metal band Sepultura are heading to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Wednesday 16 May as part of an Australian tour with special guests Death Angel from San Francisco and tickets via the venue or Oztix.

KIM CHURCHILL Folk rocker Kim Churchill will have just completed a tour of the UK and Europe when he drops into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Friday 26 January.

ROY ORBISON Late American singer Roy Orbison will be in dazzling hologram format when he sings all his hits with a 40-piece orchestra at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Sunday 13 May with tickets via TickeTek. UNDERGROUND LOVERS Melbourne’s legendary Underground Lovers have announced a visit with news they will be performing in The Garden Of Unearthly Delights as part of Adelaide Fringe 2018 with tickets on sale via FringeTIX. SALIVA American hard rockers Saliva are embarking on their first tour of Australia and will be playing Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Wednesday 14 February with tickets via Moshtix. PHOENIX MINI-FESTIVAL Adelaide will receive a big spark of hip hop this summer when Phoenix Mini-Festival, headlined by Chris Webby and featuring also Complete, Kogz and Sever, heads to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 6pm on Friday 26 January with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

GREENLEAF Sweden’s Greenleaf are heading to Australia and will be playing Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 10 March alongside Filthy Lucre, Sons Of Zoku and Dirty Pagans with tickets via Moshtix. KATE MILLER-HEIDKE Kate Miller-Heidke will be performing with Adelaide

GOLDLINK Hip hop artist GoldLink spans a variety of genres with his highly danceable music and he’s heading to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 24 March with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

TOM REDWOOD Tom Redwood (photographed here by Ben Searcy) is making a return to his home town and has arranged to play a show at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 8.30pm on Thursday 11 January with Hate (Hana and Kate) and Somnium. CHRIS BOTTI American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti has announced that he will be playing music from his many albums at Grote St’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on Monday 19 February with tickets via BASS. MARLON WILLIAMS Marlon Williams will be performing at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Monday 15 May to promote the release of a new album, Make Way For Love, with special guests and tickets on sale via the venue or Oztix. PAINTERS & DOCKERS Melbourne’s notorious Painters & Dockers will be making a much-welcome return to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh on Friday 19 January with tickets via Oztix

WONDER WHEEL (M) *** Eighty something writer and director Woody Allen just keeps on working away, and this follow-up to the warmly nostalgic and more successful Café Society is a darker affair that feels cramped and TVlike, despite the presence of legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (and is the flat look to do with the fact that Amazon Studios helped produce - or is Woody trying for claustrophobia but only managing cheap?).

Anyway, this isn’t really a comedy, and yet as one of his more serious dramas, it doesn’t quite click either, and ultimately just seems like a bunch of mean and desperate people shouting at each other. At a Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s, we’re introduced to Carolina (London-born actress Juno Temple, looking great in the period dresses - and doesn’t Woody know it?), who’s returned to live with her estranged Dad Humpty (Jim Belushi) and has some shady characters looking for her.

The on-the-wagon Humpty, of course, lives in the park with his wife Ginny (Kate Winslet in the best and most devastating

role here) and her son Richie (Jack Gore) from a previous (and even worse) marriage, and they all proceed to reside in a small space and get on each other’s nerves.

Enter young lifeguard Mickey (Justin Timberlake, who narrates), a Woody Allen character if ever there was one, as he parrots on about existentialism and great authors while also starting an affair with Ginny, who falls in love with him when, quite obviously, she shouldn’t. This secret liaison is dangerous enough but gets even trickier when wanted woman Carolina gets involved, and this takes on an altogether dubious and dicey edge, as it’s more than possible that Woody is trying to make some not-so-veiled attempt to justify his own controversial private life. Again!!!

Jim and Justin are okay here (Jim is credibly scary yet pathetic and Justin almost impresses) but Juno is fine and Kate even better, and certainly their performances are enough to offset the big (and perhaps creepy) problems here. And don’t worry because even though this latest Woody outing isn’t a classic, he’s still got several hundred movies left in him and should keep on working well into his second (or third) centuries.


THE SECRET SCRIPTURE (M) **1/2 Dublin-born co-writer and director Jim Sheridan’s reputation rests on three movies he did with star Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot, In The Name Of The Father and The Boxer), but in recent years his pics have been more flawed or, in the case of 2011’s Dream House, serious disasters. This filming of Sebastian Barry’s novel has been in development for a while and probably got overcooked along the way, and the result is a chilly, uneasy and awfully Irish drama that features a rare irksome star turn from Rooney ‘I’ll Do Anything!!!’ Mara. In the early ‘80s we meet Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), a supposedly disturbed woman who’s lived in the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital since 1942, when she was accused of murdering her baby, and in the years since she’s grown more fragile but no less convinced that she wasn’t the killer (and you can already see where this is going already). When new psychiatrist named Dr. William Greene (Eric Bana looking a bit out-of-place) takes on her case as the place is being shut

down (to build apartments surprise!!!), Rose starts to tell her story, and we cut back to the ‘30s when somehow the tall and still formidable Vanessa looked more like the short, waifish and American Rooney. Rooney’s Rose is evacuated and sent to live with her aunt in the Republic (her Dad is deceased and her mother was also insitutionalised) and runs into trouble with her supposed flirty habits when her friendliness with pilot Michael McNulty (Jack Reynor) stirs up the expected misogynist and anti-Brit sentiments. She also meets Father Gaunt (Theo James, a long way from the Divergent films), whose stereotyped hatred of sexuality is pretty over-the-top, as he glowers away at her and her ‘nymphomaniac’ ways, and when she starts a relationship with Michael, well, there’ll be all Catholic Hell to pay.

Perhaps this sounds like it should work but, somehow, it simply doesn’t, and the performances are all fairly disappointing, with RM almost caricaturing herself and Theo such a villain he might as well be twirling his mustache. And, well, Jesus!!! MDB

FROM PAGE 2 Boomers On The Beach, 1 Moseley Sq, Glenelg, on Sunday 17 December.

Show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Thursday 28 December with Daniel J Townsend as special guest and with tickets via Tickettailor.

is a Port River cruise on The Flinders St, Adelaide, SA, with Dolphin Explorer that will all invited to attend. feature Satisfaction – The Stones Show and Acoustic COOPS & THE BIRD Remedy from 7pm on Saturday 17 February with the cruise boat leaving from Port Adelaide’s Queens Wharf and tickets via Eventbrite. AUDIOISM

Coops & The Bird have asked Emily Davis Trio to join them for a free entry show at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Friday 15 December.

THE SCARFS The Scarfs will be coming out of some kind of hibernation to play THE KRUSTY COWBOY KLUB a free entry show on Christmas Eve (Sunday 24 December) at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, at which there will also be some shameless Shit Disco action. GOATS HEAD FESTIVAL Tickets are selling fast to Goats Head Festival at Macclesfield’s The Three Brothers Arms Hotel from 3pm on Saturday 16 December and which will feature the talents of Gumbo Ya Ya!, Gail Page Band, Aaron Thomas & The Human Patters, Lazy Eye, Kings & Associates, Hana & Jessie Lee’s Bad Habits with tickets via the pub COSMO THUNDECAT Cosmo Thundercat’s final show for the year will be taking place at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, as a free entry affair from 9pm on Saturday 16 December with special guests Dean Forever and Matthew Miles who hails from Melbourne.

MRO MRO (Emma Rowe) and Cal Williams Jr have teamed up to play at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Saturday 15 December with entry via donation to raise funds for Backpacks 4 SA Kids. SKYHAMMER Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, is set to host Skyhammer, Mind Remover, Priority Orange and Fireace for its last licensed, allages rock show for the year from 7pm on Friday 29 December with drink specials, pool tables, beer garden and an entry fee of an easy $10.


Audioism is a new Adelaide business with over a dozen years industry experience that specialises in mobile recording and can come direct to you to record and can also offer photography for promotional purposes as well as various other services. Audioism will also be running a live music event on Friday 2 February THEE EL CAMINOS and looking for solo performers Surf rockers Thee El Caminos who’d like to win a recording will be playing the Grace Emily package. The event is to be held Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, at Pirie St’s Bluebee Room and Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday is open to any solo artists with 30 December and have invited Jamel, Big Daz, Lisa Hill and Green Circles to join them for Adam Pondok Senggigi already the free entry musical bash. signing up. The Krusty Cowboy Klub will once again be saddlin’ up in the new year and ridin’ into the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, for a spur-rattlin’, fun-buckin’-tastic lowdown hoedown on Friday 5 January with tickets via the venue.


Adelaide music legends No Fixed Address have announced a return to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, and will be playing in the salubriously intimate front bar from 8.30pm on Saturday 20 January with tickets via the venue’s website or by telephoning 1300 762 545.

THE BOAT THAT ROCKED BENJAMIN ROBERTS Presented by Platinum Event Benjamin Roberts will be Agency as part of Adelaide presenting The Intimate Ukulele Fringe, The Boat That Rocked

TYMPANO Presented by At Fates Productions and Evergreen Artists, alternative funk and groove exponents Tympano are set to headline a huge show at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 7.30pm on Friday 22 December alongside Kings Within, Melbourne’s Colour & Shade, Riverwood and Rotary Art Show with tickets at the door for $15 or $10 via pre-sale from the bands.

Sean Kemp, who has played in various local bands and continues to perform around town with Surviving Sharks, has announced that the launch of his debut solo offering will be at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 15 April (which just happens to be his birthday) with special guests Bullfight. THE JD LORD BAND Twelve-piece ensemble The JD Lord Band have announced that they will be presenting an evening filled with swingin’ ’60s music and the soulful sounds of the ’70s when they play the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 20 January with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

THE RED SKULL The Red Skull will be presenting a Big Night Out AMC SA MUSIC HALL OF FAME when they take to the stage Adelaide Music Collective are of the Governor Hindmarsh set to induct live sound engineer Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, Jon Lemon, international tour on Friday 2 March to pay manager Andrew Zweck and tribute to Big Day Out bands jazz guitarist Carl Orr into the such as Nirvana, Pearl SA Music Hall Of Fame with Jam, Soundgarden, Red the ceremony to take place from Hot Chili Peppers and The 6pm until 10pm on Friday 15 Killers as well as a special December at St Pauls Creative set showcasing the best of the Centre, cnr Pulteney and Aussie BDO bands such as

Powderfinger, Grinspoon and, of course, The Living End.

THE SOUND GARAGE Got a gig coming up and need a set-up? The Sound Garage, 1/179 Hindley St, Adelaide, is offering a 25% discount to those who have a show that week. Contact Jordan on 0481 155 892 or just pop in.

CAFÉ TROPPO Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Sq, Adelaide, boasts great organic food, craft beer, a fresh new wine list, old-fashioned cocktails, seasonal tapas, a new bar menu and, as well as regular events, has live acoustic music under the name Spring Boogaloo and a brand new menu on Friday evenings from 6pm. NOOK NOSH

Boutique small bar Nook Nosh, 111 Unley Rd, Unley, features live acoustic sounds from 5pm on Sundays and has a courtyard area at the rear. Pop in for sips ‘n’ nibbles from 3pm on Wednesdays through to Sundays (open from 4pm). LONELY STRETCH Lonely Stretch, a side-project from Matt Reiner who plays guitar in Adelaide psych rock outfit The Dunes, have just released a brand new song, Not Very Much, which stormed into the number two position in the current Three D Radio’s Top 20+1 chart in its first week of release. Check it out via Bandcamp. CLUB5082 As part of Touriffic Prospect, Club5082 will be hosting Green Day tribute band Basket Case with special guests Hit & Miss at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, as a licensed, all-ages event from 7pm on Monday 15 January.

DAVE HUDSON Adelaide’s Dave Hudson, an enigma even to himself, has his musical journey pretty organised as he’s announced a show on Friday 2 March at which he will be presenting songs from his The Journey album at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with his five-piece band. MOVE2LIVE Move2Live at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, Here’s the deal. Meet prior to 6pm on Wednesday evenings and then head off for a 40-minute walk, run or whatever with a bunch of lovely people and then head back to the pub for refreshments and a natter about this and that. CAFÉ TROPPO Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Sq, Adelaide, boasts great organic food, craft beer, a fresh new wine list, old-fashioned cocktails, seasonal tapas, a new bar menu and, as well as regular events, has live acoustic music under the name Spring Boogaloo and a brand new menu on Friday evenings from 6pm. SPINE 96 Spine 96, an Adelaide rock quartet who dabble in the absurd, cynical and darker sides of life with a touch of surrealism thrown in, have just released a self-titled album via boutique Melbourne label Off The Hip and is now available via all good record stores – think Rock Therapy, 536 Goodwood Rd, Daw Park, Clarity Records, 60 Pulteney St, Adelaide, Mr V Music, 115 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore and, of course, Off The Hip Records, 381 Flinders Ln, Melbourne – and Bandcamp link.

CARNIVAL LATIN NYE Say adios to 2017 and hola to 2018 at Carnival Latin NYE at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 31 December. Kick off with a delicious dinner in the venue and then stick around to party all night and into the small hours with tickets via the venue or Oztix. THE BURNSIDE LIBRARY The Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore, has started a local music collection

and is looking for any South Australian musicians or bands that would be willing to donate a copy of their EP or album. 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. VINYL SOUL

THE BRITISH HOTEL The British Hotel, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide, boasts a fine dining room with a new menu and a wine of the month along with free entry live acoustic music from 6pm on Fridays.

ACOUSTIC CLUB TUESDAY Acoustic Club Tuesday is a free entry acoustic showcase plus open mic that takes place in the front bar of Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, from 8pm on Tuesday evenings. Check out their Facebook page for details about the weekly line-up.

PROTON PILL Long-running Adelaide band Proton Pill have their longrunning Wednesday evening residency at The Lion Hotel, Local Adelaide podcast, Vinyl 181 Melbourne St, North Soul, was awarded national Adelaide, with the introduction prize for Best Literature, of three flavours of 25c chicken Arts & Music Podcast when wings, $6 Coopers Pints and $5 Cast Away Awards ran the Fireball shots. How do they do first ever Australian podcast it, ladies and gentlemen? evening in Sydney at the Giant GUMBO ROOM BLUES JAM Dwarf Theatre. Aiden Grant The weekly free entry Thursday hosts and producers his music evening Gumbo Room Blues focused podcast in Adelaide Jam in the front bar of the and his podcast also supports Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port local up-and-coming bands Rd, Hindmarsh, has a new stage, from Adelaide with previous a new backdrop, drink specials, artists including Bad// an ARBA information stand and Dreems, Motez and Nakatomi a jammer’s board. to name but a few. mag blues

after working all day countless fucking hours this week not with my hands but with my head in front of a computer meticulous attention to detail my eyes turning to jelly beans my back turning to an old cranky post of a jetty spilling out onto a lake of bubbling acid I appear from my study and grab a beer from the fridge and she says, “did you sell enough ads this week? is there any money? I’ve had to do everything while you’ve been in your study, everything. all the housework, looking after our baby, cooking dinner, taking the car to the garage which we can’t even afford to pick up because there’s no money on our credit card.”

my wife who is my only chance of love this side of eternity refers to the magazine business.

“no, we didn’t sell enough ads this week, but did a great interview with John Alfred Meyers. you know, Mad Meyers.” “who?”


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THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY Gene Simmons (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre

THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER The East Pointers (Canada) at Jive King Parrot at Adelaide Uni Bar

FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER Bob Log II (US), Glass Skies and Tough Boys at Jive British India (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Cosmic Psychos (Melbourne), Amyl & The Sniffers and Meatbeaters at Fowler’s Live The Cactus Channel (Melbourne) at Edinburgh Castle Hotel SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER Paradise Lost (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh This Way North (Melbourne) and Hey Harriett at Hotel Metro Tristen Bird (Melbourne) at 90 Miles Wines: Wharf Barrel Shed

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WEDNESDAY 10 JANUARY Architects (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 11 JANUARY Knuckle Puck (US) and Roam (UK) at Fowler’s Live

FRIDAY 12 JANUARY Junkie Kut (UK), Splinter Cell, Zyphor, K.C.O.S and Rusha at Bunker Sports Bar & Grill Jeff Duff (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh SATURDAY 13 JANUARY Gyroscope (WA), Horror My Friend and The Best Extras at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY Laneway Festival at Hart’s Mill (Pt Adelaide) FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY The Lachey Doley Group (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Alpha Wolf (Melbourne) at Enigma Bar

SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY Hotter Then Hell: Grinspoon, The Superjesus, 28 Days and Rackett at Coopers Alehouse (Gepps Cross) SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY AlfanAnt (Sunshine Coast) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (US) and Cancer Bats (Canada) at Fowler’s Live

MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY Chris Botti (US) at Her Majesty’s Theatre

TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY Stiff Little Fingers (Northern Ireland) at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY George Maple (London/Aus) at Governor Hindmarsh Prljavo Kazaliste (Croatia) at Fowler’s Live Sarah McLeod (Sydney) and Sean Kemp at Jive Mike McClennan (Sydney) at Trinity Sessions SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY The Young Folk (Ireland) at Trinity Sessions Cub Sport (Brisbane) at Fat Controller SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY Dweezil Zappa (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY Overkill (New York) at Fowler’s Live

WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY SUNDAY 14 JANUARY We The Kings (US). Across THURSDAY 1 MARCH Lupe Fiasco (US) at Governor The Atlas and Something To Ball Park Music (Sydney), Ali MONDAY 18 DECEMBER Hindmarsh Rescue at Governor Hindmarsh Barter and Hatchie at Governor The Original Wailers (Jamaica) SONiA (New York) and Zac Eden Hindmarsh and One Planet at Governor at Trinity Sessions THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY Hindmarsh Iron Chic (New York) at FRIDAY 1 MARCH THURSDAY 18 JANUARY Edinburgh Castle Hotel Cold Chisel, Kasey Chambers WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER Stick To Your Guns (New York) and Bad/Dreems at Adelaide The Original Wailers (Jamaica) and Being as An Ocean at FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY 500 and One Planet at Governor Fowler’s Live Ne Obliviscaris (Melbourne) at Hindmarsh Fowler’s Live SATURDAY 2 MARCH Guttermouth (US) at Crown & FRIDAY 19 JANUARY Rise Against (US) at Thebarton Live (US) at Adelaide 500 Anchor Painters & Dockers (Melbourne) Theatre at Governor Hindmarsh SUNDAY 4 MARCH FRIDAY 22 DECEMBER SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY Robbie Williams (UK) at James Reyne (Melbourne) at WEDNESDAY 24 JANUARY The Stranglers (UK) and Ruts Adelaide 500 Governor Hindmarsh Parkway Drive (Byron Bay) and DC (UK) at Thebarton Theatre inuette (London) and Silent Polaris (Sydney) at Governor WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH Duck at Grace Emily Hindmarsh WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY Steve Poltz (Can/US) at Trinity Saliva (US) at Fowler’s Live Sessions SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER THURSDAY 25 JANUARY James Reyne (Melbourne) at Leprous (Norway) at Jive FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY THURSDAY 8 MARCH Governor Hindmarsh Nancy Ruth (Canada) at Holy Holy and Heaps The Lemonheads (US) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Good Friends at Governor Governor Hindmarsh TUESDAY 26 DECEMBER Hindmarsh Dave Graney & Clare Moore FRIDAY 26 JANUARY Primal Scream (UK) at HQ (Melbourne) at Hotel Metro Phoenix Mini Festival: Chris Roger Waters (UK) at Adelaide FRIDAY 9 MARCH Webby, Complete, Kogz and Entertainment Centre 360 (Sydney) at Governor WEDNESDAY 27 DECEMBER Sever at Governor Hindmarsh Hindmarsh Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Kim Churchill (Melbourne) at Kate Miller-Heidke and (Perth), Moonhunter, Wheatsheaf Hotel SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Somnium and Hideous Sun The Australian Motley Crue at Adelaide Town Hall Demon at Jive SUNDAY 28 JANUARY Show at Fowler’s Live Naomi Keyte, Leah Senior SUNDAY 7 JANUARY (Melbourne) and Mary Webb at SATURDAY 10 MARCH Crooked Weather (UK) at Wheatsheaf Hotel SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY Greenleaf (Sweden), Filthy Wheatsheaf Hotel (from 4pm) BHG (US) at Governor Lucre, Sons Of Zoku and Dirty WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY Hindmarsh Pagans at Jive TUESDAY 9 JANUARY The Maine (US) at Fowler’s Live Four Year Strong (US) at

SUNDAY 11 MARCH Big Country (Scotland) at Governor Hindmarsh TUESDAY 13 MARCH Thursday (US) and Quicksand at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 16 MARCH Joe Feliciano (US) and Wendy Matthews at Governor Hindmarsh SATURDAY 17 MARCH A Day On The Green: The Living End, Spiderbait, Veruca Salt, Tumbleweed and The Fauves at Leconfield Wines (McLaren Vale) TUESDAY 20 MARCH Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Gilbert O’Sullivan (Ireland) at Festival Theatre THURSDAY 22 MARCH Andrew Strong (Northern Ireland) at Governor Hindmarsh Jackson Browne (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre FRIDAY 23 MARCH Harry Manx (Canada) at Goveror Hindmarsh SATURDAY 24 MARCH GoldLink (US) at Governor Hindmarsh SUNDAY 25 MARCH Neck Deep (Wales) at Governor Hindmarsh MONDAY 26 MARCH Bruno Mars (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre TUESDAY 27 MARCH Arch Enemy (Sweden) at Fowler’s Live WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH Canned Heat (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 29 MARCH Thundamentals (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 5 APRIL Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters (UK) at Thebarton Theatre

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL Primus (US) and The Dean Ween Group (US) at Thebarton Theatre Neil Diamond (US) at Botanic Pk THURSDAY 12 APRIL Don Walker & The Suave Fucks (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL Wolves In The Throne Room (US) at Fowler’s Live P.O.D. (US) at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 20 APRIL Rose Tattoo (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 21 APRIL Destruction (Germany) at Fowler’s Live

SUNDAY 22 APRIL Jimmy Barnes at Thebarton Theatre FRIDAY 27 APRIL Shaun Kirk (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

MONDAY 30 APRIL Squeeze (UK) and John Cooper Clarke (Manchester) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 14 MAY Dr Feelgood (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh TUESDAY 8 MAY The Killers (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre

MONDAY 14 MAY Marlon Williams (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 16 MAY Sepultura (Brazil) and Death Angel (US) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 24 MAY Pain (Sweden) at Fowler’s Live FRIDAY 15 JUNE The Whitlams (Sydney), Alex Lloyd (Sydney) and Deborah Conway (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE Streetlight Manifesto (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

fistful of trojans

“Old Skool Andy has been a mate from way back,” The Rev says of the now quite legendary selector. “So we just call him and, unless he’s off working interstate, he always agrees and says yes.

“And Katie is the daughter of a mate of mine, Dean, and she’s amazing,” he continues. “She’s quite young but we did a gig out at Para Hills and Dean suggested her as a support. And we thought, ‘Ah, yeah, okay’, without being all that into the idea.

FISTFUL OF TROJANS By Robert Dunstan Adelaide-based ska exponents Fistful Of Trojans are set to launch their debut offering, In The Rough, and, after looking around for a suitable venue, have elected to present it at Club5082, a live music initiative of City Of Prospect. “We didn’t really know where to do our launch but Chris [Hayne] from the band had been involved in something else at Club5082 and had a contact number,” Fistful Of Tojans’ singer and occasional ukulele player The Reverend Raphael says. “So we called them and they got straight back and it was booked in before we knew it because they were really keen on the idea. “And our drummer, Peter [Allan], played there with Shades Of Blue when they did some blues nights [as part of Guitars In Bars] at Club5082 and said it was a pretty tidy place and very well run,” he continues. “And while it’s the official launch for In The Rough, we’ve already been handing it out to people at other gigs,” The Rev notes with a chuckle. “As soon as we got hold of them, we didn’t say no to anyone buying one.”

Fistful Of Trojans formed some years ago – The Rev originally led Adelaide ska band The Seen – and have often been the combo of choice whenever overseas ska legends such as The Selecter, The English Beat and Bad Manners have skanked their way into town.

“That comes from back in the old days when I used to run an international search engine called Skahoo,” The Rev reveals with a laugh. “That basically indexed all the ska bands all over the world and a lot of ska acts got to

know me through that. So whenever I knew they were coming to town, I’d put my hand up to do the support because I was pretty much in the loop.

“But she got up on the stage and just started belting out some amazingly stylised versions of some cover songs as well as some amazing originals,” The Rev continues. “It’s like she’s a million years old in the body of a youngster. So we got Katie up to sing a couple of songs with us that night.

“And then we did a big ska reunion late last year out at Modbury and got her involved in “I’d get into the ear of Dave Wakeling that,” he says. “And I’d said to her, ‘If you are of The English Beat and say, going to do covers, remember that ‘Well, I reckon we should do the “What we plan the punters will be into ska and support’,” he says. “And I toured to do is put stuff like that’. So she starts doing with Bad Manners back in 2000 amazing versions of songs out everything these so whenever they come back… by Madness. Just amazingly good. we’ve done Although I’d be happy to just go along and watch if another ska so far with “I think she’s going to go pretty band wanted to give it a shot.” – I was at her EP launch for different mixes far Freed the other night and the and put it out place was packed and she was so In The Rough is essentially a live as a 12-inch good I started to tear up – because studio recording undertaken at something about the way vinyl record.” there’s John Gowen’s Mile End studio. she sings,” The Rev enthuses. “It’s very stylised and while she’s not “It’s mostly originals – six of them – with a belter like Amy Winehouse, Katie has that a couple of covers,” The Rev reveals. kind of phrasing that I really think will turn “One of the covers is a medley of her into quite a star.” Liquidator and Longshot Kick The Bucket and the other is my ukulele-introed Club5082 will host the album version of The Specials’ Monkey Man. “So it’s eight songs although we did record another six but they were with our first keyboard player and done about 12 months ago,” he reveals. “So we decided not to put them out until we get around to putting a new keyboard track on the songs. “And what we plan to do, when we’ve done that, is to put out everything we’ve done so far with different mixes and put it out as a 12-inch vinyl record,” The Rev says.

The combo (Rev Raphael alongside rhythm guitarist and vocalist Bet Champ, lead guitarist Chris Hayne, bass player Darren Lashford, keyboard player Ben McCall and drummer and singer Peter Allan) have engaged Katie Pomery as their special guest with Old Skool Andy set to spin some tunes between sets.

launch for Fistful Of Trojans’ In The Rough and it will be taking place as a free entry, licensed, allages skank at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm on Friday 15 December with special guests Katie Pomery and DJ Old Skool Andy and drink specials throughout the evening and the beer garden open for food and drinks from 5pm.

flamenco when she performs at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Thursday 25 January with ticket details via her website.

59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 12 January with tickets via the venue or Oztix. THUNDAMENTALS


Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with his band, The Suave Fucks, on Thursday 12 April with tickets via the venue or Oztix. PRIMUS

Welsh pop punksters Neck Deep are bringing a Download Festival sideshow to The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmars on Sunday 25 March with tickets from the venue or Oztix. JUNKIE KUT

Primus will be joined by no less that The Dean Ween Group when they present their Ambushing The Storm Tour at Thebarton Theatre on Wednesday 11 April with tickets bound to sell fast via usual outlets. TRISTEN BIRD

BHG is saxophone player Michael Blicher, pianist Dan Hemmer and drummer Dr Steve Gadd and, armed with a new album, will be performing their jazz fusion at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 18 February with tickets via the venue or Oztix. LADYBEARD


Presented by ARMI, global sensation Ladybeard will return to his native Adelaide for a kawaii-core experience at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Tuesday 9 January as a licensed all-ages show with tickets via Moshtix. CROOKED WEATHER

Presented by Terror-Forma, the UK’s Junkie Kut will cuttin’ sick with some hardcore breakcore and electronic punk terror and more at The Bunker Sports Bar & Grill, 21 Pulteney St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Friday 12 January with special guests Splinter Cell, Zyphor, K.C.O.S and Rusha with $10 tickets at the door. DON WALKER

In what has been an eventful year for Melbourne-based alternative country musician Tristen Bird, he has announced his final show for 2017 and it is to be at Goolwa’s 90 Miles Wines: Wharf Barrel Shed from 2pm on Sunday 17 December with tickets via the venue’s website. NANCY RUTH

Hailing from sunny Yorkshire, Crooked Weather are a folk-infused band who will be presenting their original songs at a free entry show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 7 January. JEFF DUFF

Don Walker, of Cold Chisel fame, has announced the release of a vinyl boxset, Blacktop, of solo material and a national tour that will have him playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59

Nancy Ruth is a Canadianborn singer, songwriter and recording artist with a powerful stage presence who will be cooking up a very tasty brew of jazz, Latin, and

Thundamentals have announced their 10th anniversary hip hop tour which will bring them to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Thursday 29 March with B-Wise as special guest and tickets via the venue or Oztix.

Sydney’s Jeff Duff will once again be presenting his exceptional tribute to the late David Bowie when he brings it to the Governor Hindmarsh,

Legendary UK R&B group Dr Feelgood will make everyone feel good when they play their classics at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 3 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix. ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SHAPE SHIFTERS

Due to demand, Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters have added a concert in Adelaide to their Australia tour and will play Thebarton Theatre on Thursday 5 April.

ARCH ENEMY Sweden’s Arch Enemy have announced a show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Tuesday 27 March with tickets via Moshtix.


Dave Graney and Clare Moore will once again be presenting their annual Boxing Day show at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Tuesday 26 December from 4pm. STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO

another night, another city burns nothing like being on a bender when you are married and have a family. my wife was dark,

American rock and ska exponents Streetlight Manifesto have been quick to announce a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 27 June with tickets via the venue or Oztix. SHAUN KIRK

as dark and as cold and as distant as Pluto.

my drinking was the worst thing in her life.

so it was a Tuesday night at dinnertime and we were eating spaghetti with meatballs which normally has a splash of cooking wine in it,

but that had been emptied down my throat along with champagne given to us for our wedding and a random bottle of Midori I had found crammed at the back of the cupboard next to the old sauce bottles. it had been a terrible week.

Blues, soul and roots artist Shaun Kirk will be howling at the moon when he launches his new album, Howlin’ At The Moon, at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Friday 27 April. IRON CHIC

I was disappearing from the house repeatedly only to come back with arms loaded with beer scotch vodka white wine red wine etc.

I lifted a fork-load of steaming spaghetti to my mouth.

the tomato sauce dripped onto my chin then down onto the bulge of my stomach.

“this is nice sweetie,” I said, wiping myself. “are you drinking tonight?”

the lack of care in her voice was killing me.

New York-based punk rockers Iron Chic will be rollin’ into the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on Thursday 8 February.

had to go for at least one night dry. one night. a lifetime. “any ice cream?”


before I hit the first bass note. I hope I don’t pass out from hunger.

We start off with 2000 and Something from our debut album Drowning in History (which was some years ago now). I think about how I wrote it in a dingy apartment in St Kilda East, Melbourne.

egofest EGOFEST @Ed Castle Live Review Anxiety, Fries and Whisky: A personal account Review by Romana Ashton (The Sunday Reeds) Photos by Iain Dalrymple Photo credit (The Sunday Reeds): Tom Mortimer I have lived in Adelaide now for almost a year and a half. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was making the decision to move from Melbourne. Why the hell would you do that? This is what most people ask me when I tell them my story. Well, I think that last Saturday night’s gig goes a long way to explaining why I moved and why I have stayed so far…

When Pete Howlett asked my band The Sunday Reeds to play at EgoFest to support Hitmen DTK (Sydney) and The Exploding White Mice, I answered with a resounding YES. The proposed line-up was impressive. In preparation for the show, I try to educate myself about Adelaide’s rock ‘n’ roll history so I explore Greasy Pop Records’ releases as well as familiarising myself with the music of Exploding White Mice (who were on that label).

I also start having mild panic attacks two weeks’ prior to the gig having possibly taken on too many commitments. This is generally what I do to survive life. Keep busy, keep going. I’m not sure how many performers or artists suffer from anxiety, but I assume it is a lot. I can tell you that when I perform it’s an emotional ordeal every, single, fucking time. Sometimes it is manageable, sometimes it isn’t. Even when it isn’t and I’m a seething mess inside, I somehow manage to perform and look like I have it all together. Having a drink often helps.

Even though I always have anxiety I often get a massive high from performing. As writer T S Eliot astutely observed: Anxiety is the handmaiden to creativity. It’s a cruel fact that anxiety often goes hand in hand with a good performance. It’s the adrenaline rush that’s required to generate energy for a show. I always survive but at an intense cost to my own well-being. The night before the show, I have a very late rehearsal with the boys as my guitarist’s flight is delayed. It’s a great run-through. It makes me feel more confident but I can’t ever shake the nerves and find it near impossible to sleep.

On the night of the gig, we turn up early for a quick sound check and I already feel sick to my stomach. Of course, everything is fine. But that’s not how I’m feeling. Then it’s time to play. I had been waiting for some fries to turn up at our table, but alas, they don’t make it so I take my order number up to the stage. Then I flex my fingers and try to shake off the feeling of impending doom

So far, so good. The crowd is starting to build which comforts me to some degree. I always think it is odd that I feel more comfortable and less nervous with a larger audience. I feel less alone that way. I don’t want to talk much between songs, I prefer to hit it hard and get it done.

People are here to check out this ‘new’ band. I just want to show them what we can do. We go through our set to our more recent singles Pretty People, Blue Stockings and Drowning in my Love. The sound of applause. I think we’ve done alright. Michael, the sound engineer, is a gem and the mix is perfect. Apparently, we played a great set. Phew. Now I can relax, sort of. The waitress finally brings out the fries I was waiting for and I quickly escape to the beer garden. Some passing punters tell me how good we were. I just need to breathe. I also need whisky. Next up are the Meatbeaters. I’ve seen Meatbeaters play a couple of times at the Cumberland Hotel and they never fail to get people excited and closer to the stage. They play a mean rock ‘n’ roll set in a similar vein to Motórhead. Now the EgoFest party is in full-swing.

I’ve heard stories about Pete Howlett’s punk rock band the Bloodsucking Freaks. I’m about to find out why. Pete is a fiery ball of pent-up frustration and energy. He never remains still for very long. Bloodsucking Freaks are immensely entertaining. Humorous banter makes it even more enjoyable with the band having a dig at the audience and at each other. They play such

songs as Bottlesick, Scumfuckin’ Asshole and Kunt. They finish up with a cover of G G Allin’s Bite It You Scum with members of Pete’s other band ProTools joining in the fun. It’s quite the spectacle to behold.

It’s approximately midnight or so when Exploding White Mice take to the stage. The drummer, David Bunney dismantles the kit and puts it back together again. It’s gonna be a long night….

When they do finally start, a small but vigorous mosh pit begins. One punter loses his spectacles on the ground. He eventually finds them and amazingly they haven’t been stomped on. Some guy wearing a cap and a bad cardigan is gleefully ramming into everybody and I gleefully push him back. The further away from me, the better. I’m starting to feel socially exhausted and I’m on my fifth or sixth whisky. The Mice play Fear, I Just Want My Fun and their version of The Shadows of Knight’s Bad Little Woman amongst others. The lead singer, Paul Gilchrist reminds me slightly of Jon Voight for some reason. For most of the crowd, who were obviously fans back in the day, it is a huge nostalgia trip and a thoroughly enjoyable one at that.

It’s now 1am on Sunday morning. Hitmen DTK take to the stage with more energy than I currently care to muster. Singer Johnny Kannis looms over the crowd as he climbs up on tables near the stage. They play all their hits and a few covers. I Don’t Mind and Everybody Knows are crowd favourites, as are versions of The Sex Pistols’ Pretty

Vacant and The Flamin’ Groovies’ Shake Some Action. It’s around 3am before I get my gear and merchandise and hit the road. But not before my guitarist loses his beloved guitar. Turns out another guitarist accidentally took his. It gets sorted out eventually and now I’ve hit the metaphorical wall. My nerves are shot and I need to recharge, but I had a good time. As I seem to be somewhat of a masochist I look forward to doing it all over again…and again.

hana & jessie-lee

state, and imagines the loss of place when Adelaidians make that youth pilgrimage to Melbourne in search of wider life-circles. A conundrum Brenecki currently finds herself in.

“I’m singing the song kind of about Adelaide and Melbourne but as a relationship. So if you were leaving Adelaide to go to Melbourne, Adelaide would be saying to you, ‘well, you can move away but that city is never going to love you like I do.”

Hana and Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits play A Honky Tonk Christmas with Max Savage & The False Idols, Koral & The Goodbye Horses and Ryan Underhill at The Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Sunday 17 December. Kids under 16 free. $10 presale tickets at or $15 on the door. Children must be on their way home to bed by 8pm. Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits by Ian Messenger Hana and Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits have just released their Southlands album on nice 180 gram vinyl and are continuing their large alt-country presence here in Adelaide and far beyond SA’s rabbit-holed borders. From upcoming festivals in Tamworth and Womadelaide this female duo of telecaster guitar twangs and narcotic vocal drawls have got something other musicians may pine for – the smell of success. Their annual Christmas show is up for reactivation at the Grace Emily Hotel with a tonne of guests musical and otherwise. Yet heady celebrations aside there’s nothing like the swamp of spiritual sobriety when songs like “Road To Ruin” jolt you to that special place where the reveller comes face to face with their own stark misery. It’s a musical highlight of the album.

tunes, and the song refers to the last hour of driving on the Roper River Highway before she got to her workplace. Brenecki explains to BSide Magazine that her interest in country music was encouraged by fellow workers on this far-flung office who wanted to hear some country music classics.

“When I worked on the mine site all the guys I worked with were country boys and they were always asking me to play or learn Johnny Cash or Waylon Jennings songs and that sort of thing. “So I played a lot of country music up there and I also listened to a lot. When the mine site closed I went back to Adelaide and started The Sloe Ruin with Jess [Zubkevych].

“Yeah so working up there inspired me to keep playing country music. It’s kinda appropriate music when you’re living out in the middle of nowhere.”

“Road To Ruin” was written when Hana Brenecki was working in the Northern Territory on a mine site where conditions The title track were understandably bleak. When not on “Southlands” refers the job there was plenty of time to pen some to our southern