BSide Magazine #103

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ISSUE #103 DECEMBER 28th - JANUARY 10th 2017



ALSO INSIDE: Junkie Kut, Don Morrison, The Crusty Cowboys, Fritz Dolly and much, much more...



George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Saturday 27 January as a free entry affair with special guests Nate & Rubes.

MINNESOTA FATS Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, is set to host an all-ages metal night from 6.30pm until late on Saturday 20 January featuring What Happens Salibu Macey are set to headline After Dark, Zelorage, We Ate a licensed, all-ages rock show The Search Party and Stoved at Minnesota Fats (formerly with drink specials, pool tables, Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, beer garden and an entry fee of an from 7pm on Saturday 13 easy $10. January alongside The J Walkers, Fake Nature and Colour Machine with drink GRENADIERS specials, pool tables, beer garden Grenadiers will be launching and an entry fee of an easy $10. their new album, Find Something You Love & Let It Kill You, at LUCKY SEVEN Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell st, Adelaide, on Saturday 17 March (also known as Election Day and St Patrick’s Day) with tickets selling fast via Moshtix.

SA’s first dedicated harmonica festival from 6pm on Saturday 6 January at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, will feature the talents of Snooks La Vie & Soursob Bob, Bobby Blues, Iron Dwarf and The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers along with solo folk acts and a rockin’ All Star jam session with tickets via the venue. There will also be a free tech, gear and tuition workshops with SA’s leading harp players.

CLEARWAY Presented by Platinum Event Agency as part of Adelaide Fringe, The Boat That Rocked is a Port River cruise on The Dolphin Explorer that will feature long-running party band Clearway and Pigsy from 7pm on Saturday 13 January with the cruise boat leaving from Port Adelaide’s Queens Wharf and tickets via Eventbrite.

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 THE GOV’S VARIETY SHOW Swing band Lucky Seven are set 31 December. Kick off with a to host a Swingin’ Speakeasy delicious dinner in the venue and with many special guests at the then stick around to party all night Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, and into the small hours with 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on tickets via the venue or Oztix. Saturday 30 December with tickets via the venue. The Gov’s Variety Show takes SUNSET SESSIONS place in the front bar of the EXETER BLUES Adelaide Festival Centre has Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port announced the free entry Sunset Rd, Hindmarsh, on the first Sessions for 2018 with an array Saturday of each month and of local performers. Catch Eric features an array or performers Santucci from 6pm on Thursday of all persuasions, a 9pm start 28 January, Alana Jagt Trio from and entry via donation and the 6pm on Friday 5 January, Nikko first for 2018 will take place on & Snooks from 6pm) on Saturday Saturday 6 January and is set 6 January, Kelly Menhennett to feature music from Nicole (from 6.20pm) on Friday 19 O’Rielley, Simon Ngui and Ben January, Eric Santucci (also & Bri, spoken word from James 6.20pm) on Saturday 20 January, Hickey, magic from Scott Cosmo Thundercat (6.20pm) Stunz, comedy from Taylor on Saturday 27 January, Ryan Goodwin and some dance from Exeter Blues (the duo of Martin John (6.20pm) on Friday Clockwork Manda. guitarist, singer and harp player 9 February, Sitara (from 5.50pm) Dave O’Leary and drummer on Saturday 10 February, Alison THE DUNES BJ Barker) have an EP launch Coppe and David Mazzarelli Organised by the lovely people for their debut offering, Mumbo from 5.50pm on Friday 16 at Going Steady Music, The Jumbo Deluxe, and it will be February and Sitara from 3.20pm Dunes are set to present a free at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 on Saturday 17 February. CONTINUED PAGE 18

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The band’s name drew the attention of Adelaide’s Fritz magazine who ventured along to review a live show for a feature online story.

“Yeah, that was funny,” Pat laughs. “So I’m going to send them a copy of the EP. And I’ve already dropped one into Three D Radio and heard one of the songs played on air.”

Joining Fritz Dolly for their launch will be Velvet Moth, a local psych rock crew made up of members of The Streamliners (brothers Dennis and Nick Kiprides) and GT Stringer’s internationally regarded luthier Jim Redgate.

“We’ve done a few shows with those guys,” Pat points out. “And because it’s a bit hard for any of us old buggers to get gigs these days, Pat says they then added another guitarist FRITZ DOLLY we have to stick together. It’s always nice when it became obvious they probably By Robert Dunstan though when someone pats you on the back needed one. and says, ‘Good onya for keeping at it and sill having a shot’. “I’m not really an electric guitar player,” he announces with a sigh, “so we really Adelaide quartet Fritz Dolly needed someone to play electric lead. We “And, as people, we go way back because (photographed above in trio rehearsed with a few guys and then came when I was with Milky Bar Kids and across Nathan Barnes who used to be with we played at Adelaide Festival Centre’s mode by Ben Searcy) are Sin Dog Jellyroll and he fitted like a glove. Amphitheatre with The Luau which Jimmy guitarist and singer Patrick Redgate was in. We must have both been And he and Andy get on really well and Loughry, drummer Peter Nathan plays some really simple, nice little about 20 or something.” bits.” Allan and bass player Andy D Pat, who mentions that Fritz Dolly Reference alongside relatively The band’s recorded offering “We rehearsed have a Grace Emily gig coming up, new member with a few guys also plays around the place in solo was undertaken at Matt and is happy to announce he Hills’ old Hillside studio. and then came mode has some Sunday afternoon shows After being together for about three years, “We did that on Good Friday across Nathan coming up at boutique bar Nook they are now about to launch an EP so BSide and Nathan was sharing a Barnes who Nosh on Unley Rd. Magazine chatted away to Patrick (AKA Pat house with Matt at the time used to be with “Yeah, the new owners got in contact The Rat) about all manner of fritzy things. so he knew how to turn all the recording gear on,” Pat Sin Dog Jellyroll and booked me for six gigs for next Patrick, who is well known locally due to and he fitted year,” he concludes. “And they are says. “We bunged some stuff previously being a member of such bands down using a drum machine like a glove.” always fun afternoons.” as he Milky Bar Kids, Turkey Ranchero, The app and then Pete [Allen], DeSotos, Pat & Me and so many more as well who is just so clever, went back and as his infamous Pat The Rat DJ sets, begins worked with Matt on replacing the drum Fritz Dolly will launch their by saying Fritz Dolly came about when he machine bits with real drums. EP at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, and Andy D Reference got together. “So it turned out pretty good and, 39 George St, Thebarton, “We’d had this idea of doing something surprisingly, we were even able to keep from 9pm on Friday 6 after I’d been to see Andy in a band called my original vocals from that first session,” Hawking,” he explains. “He really liked January with Velvet Moth as he adds with a laugh. “It’s four slices of playing with them but also wanted to do fritz.” special guests and the $10 something a bit more exciting and more entry fee to include a copy of adventurous. So we decided to form a thrash Fritz has a uniquely South Australian punk band. flavour as it comes from smallgoods icon the CD. bung fritz, a manufactured meat product “So we got together with a drummer and known under different names in other another bass player and went to that regions. rehearsal space behind Super Cheap Auto on Port Rd that’s been there forever,” Pat continues. “And we made a huge racket but “Fritz Dolly – the idea of a doll being made never got back together again. But Andy and out of fritz – had come up as band name a I kept writing songs in the lounge room at few times going as far back as the Turkey my place and it just kept going and turned Ranchero days,” Pat reveals. “But it was into what it is today. always thought to be a bit too weird. “And then Andy said he had a mate, Peter Allan, who played drums in blues bands who “But it’s just a silly name really and I like lived up in the hills, so we got him to join the fact that if something is fucked, it’s and started doing some gigs.” fritzed,” he laughs.

you’ve never heard any of those terms and like extreme punk, metal and rock, this is the electronic music you didn’t even know it existed.”

“I played a wicked little squat party in Fitzroy, Melbourne! Real chilled party culture. I also got offered to come and play in the Blue Mountains but budget is always an issue for these kind of DIY events. Especially for such long journeys over here.”

“The earliest cassette tape I remember being in love with was 100% Rap Originals with stuff by Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash and all that kind of thing. I was always into musical diversity because my parents were. They

“Yeah, I’ve always been into the Aboriginal concept of the Dreamtime. The place from where everything originates. The source. It’s where all good art comes from and it’s the job of the shaman to enter that realm and bring back information. Deluded? Insane? Possibly!

Junkie Kut’s earliest musical influences came via cassette tape.

JUNKIE KUT By Robert Dunstan The UK’s Junkie Kut describes his music as, ‘An accelerated, postapocalyptic version of The Prodigy, but way more extreme and inspired by resistance movements and radical subcultures worldwide’. He’s been living in this country for a while and is about to head out on tour before spending much of 2018 touring Europe armed with a new EP, Enter The Dreamtime.

BSide Magazine whizzed off a few questions and began by asking Junkie Kut where he grew up. “I grew up in Northwest England in a small city called Chester close to Liverpool. It was a pretty deprived culture, creatively and economically. Much like most northern towns, the aspirations were pretty limited unless you were middle class.” Junkie Kut first get involved in music at about the age of 15.

“I started writing music on guitars with a good friend. That’s basically all we did. This led onto a few punk, rock and ska bands which became a fulltime obsession. An identity. The rules were different in the world of musick. You made it up as you went along and you made stuff collectively with your best mates. No rules. No limitations. Just you, your imagination, marijuana and alcohol.” How do you describe what it is you do to those not familiar with your work?

“Generically, the genre I make is speedcore, hardcore, breakcore and noise punk but

Your latest recording, Enter The Dreamtime, will be out to coincide with the Australian tour. Can you tell us about the EP?

“The EP itself is the first release I’ve put out since 2013 so I’m really excited to inject some new noise into this reality! It’s very melody-driven “Around the age of 15 I went to my first squat and inspired by ancient civilisations rave. It must have been about 1991. Later on and the spirit of resistance to what I was absorbed by Placebo, Nirvana and nucapitalists bravely call ‘progress’. It’s metal, although secretly obsessed with Ibiza released on Splatterkore Reckords for trance classics and Busta Rhymes. free, as always, from Monday 1 “I’m a sucker January.” “The teenage years hit and in for nostalgia, came The Offspring, NOFX and but mostly How do you go about creating Rancid. Shortly after that, the your music? because the extremity began. I wanted to find anything that pushed the “It’s an unusual process limits of limits. I wanted to be shocked and extremity compared to conventional band threatened musically. I suppose recording. I write, record and have been produce all at the same time. Slipknot did that. And The Exploited. absolutely Junkie Kut tracks usually start obliterated.” from a kick-drum loop/pattern “Dance and rock had begun to and then I improvise vocals, fuse in my mind pretty early guitars and synth melodies over on, so techno was inevitably just around the the top until there’s something good to corner. These days I’m a sucker for nostalgia, work with! It’s a pretty loose formula. but mostly because the limits of extremity have been absolutely “It means I have almost sole control obliterated. There’s a certain over the whole process. I always design comfortability you get from Junkie Kut artwork myself too.” the music that guided you to this present moment.” Presented by Terror-Forma, the UK’s Junkie Kut will cuttin’ sick with some hardcore breakcore and electronic How often have you managed punk terror and more at The Bunker to play shows in Australia? I Sports Bar & Grill, 21 Pulteney St, saw that you were recently in Adelaide, from 9pm on Friday 12 Melbourne and that Battlecry, January with special guests Splinter from your 2012 album T.H.E.Y Cell, Zyphor, K.C.O.S and Rusha with (The Hierarchy Enslaving You) was filmed in a $10 tickets at the door. Melbourne squat. were into Bob Marley when I was young as well as Peter Gabriel, T-Rex and UB40.

“This is my first time is Australia! It’s been interesting searching for the underground in this country. It’s certainly different to Europe. I’ve found lots of people with optimism about organising events and making things happen but not so much direct action. Maybe you guys are generally too happy and chilled out in the sun!

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9pm on Friday 12 January with special guests Splinter Cell, Zyphor, K.C.O.S and Rusha with $10 tickets at the door.

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Nancy Ruth is a Canadian-born singer, songwriter and recording artist with a powerful stage presence who will be cooking up a very tasty brew of jazz, Latin, and flamenco when she performs at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Thursday 25 January with ticket details via her website.

LUPE FIASCO American rapper Lupe Fiasco, who has not toured this country for a few years, will be performing at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 14 January with tickets soon 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. PAINTERS & DOCKERS

UK metalcore band Architects will be making their way to the from 8.30pm on Thursday 11 Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, January with Hate (Hana and 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 10 January for a Kate) and Somnium. now SOLD OUT show. GYROSCOPE DAVE GRANEY & CLARE MOORE

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. DON WALKER

Perth’s Gyroscope have announced their first studio recording for almost a decade and a tour that will bring the indie rockers to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Saturday 13 January with special guests Horror My Friend and The Best Extras with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

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.

SONIA Presented by Arty Records, much-regarded New York-based artist SONiA (AKA disappear CROOKED WEATHER Hailing from sunny Yorkshire, fear) has 17 albums to her credit and will be touring her latest Crooked Weather are a folk-infused band who will be double offering, Live At Maximal, presenting their original songs when she plays Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 at a free entry show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, from 5pm on Sunday 14 January with St, Thebarton, from 4pm on doors at 4.30pm and Adelaide’s Sunday 7 January. Zac Eden as special guest and with a licensed bar, catering JUNKIE KUT by Little Seeds and tickets via DramaTix.

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 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 12 April with tickets via the venue or Oztix. PRIMUS 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. BHG

JEFF DUFF Sydney’s Jeff Duff will once again Melbourne’s notorious Painters be presenting his exceptional & Dockers will be making a tribute to the late David much-welcome return to the Bowie when he brings it to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Port Rd, Hindmarsh on Friday 19 Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 12 BHG is saxophone player January with tickets via Oztix. January with tickets via the Michael Blicher, pianist Dan venue or Oztix. Hemmer and drummer Dr Presented by Terror-Forma, Steve Gadd and, armed with a the UK’s Junkie Kut will cuttin’ TOM REDWOOD A DAY ON THE GREEN new album, will be performing sick with some hardcore Tom Redwood (photographed The Living End, Spiderbait, at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 breakcore and electronic here by Ben Searcy) is making a Veruca Salt, Tumbleweed and Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday punk terror and more at The return to his home town and has The Fauves will be playing 18 February with tickets via the Bunker Sports Bar & Grill, arranged to play a show at Hotel 21 Pulteney St, Adelaide, from Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale, venue or Oztix. Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide,

THUNDAMENTALS 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.

DR FEELGOOD 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.

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

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 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.

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 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 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 hardedged blues at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 28 March with tickets via the venue or Oztix. ON WONDER 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.

ANDREW STRONG 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. 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. 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. 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.

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 going on sale soon. 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.

caroline nin

when I did the show in Adelaide last time, people associated me as being just a showgirl in cabaret venue in Paris.

“But The Lido, which is on The Avenue des Champs-Élysées, is very famous but not so obvious to everybody,” she continues. “So I’ve written a new song to help explain that and also changed a few songs around at little as well.

“So there’s now some Sondheim in the show,” Caroline reveals, “because he had to be in there as Stephen Sondheim is just so amazing.”

CAROLINE NIN By Robert Dustan Paris-based chanteuse Caroline Nin is no stranger to Adelaide as she had made her way here several times in the past to perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival. She is now delighted to have been invited to make a return to present Songs & Stories From The Paris Lido as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s compact, three-day French Festival. Performed in French and English, Songs & Stories From The Paris Lido is a production that enjoyed its Adelaide premiere as part of Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2014, but Caroline is quick to point out that the show has evolved since then. “I have written an original song to better express the idea that The Lido is like the sister of The Moulin Rouge,” she says. “And I also found,

Songs & Stories From The Paris Lido tells

the tale of the struggles and heartaches of Lola Lola and includes songs from Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Shirley Maclaine, Liza Minnelli, Noël Coward and more.

like they were in the US. So, word of mouth spread and many jazz musicians moved to Paris where they were treated with respect. There were no issues and no segregation. “And people loved their music here in Paris and I often worked with American musicians in the ’80s,” she adds. “But there are no so many these days after they’d flocked there in the ‘60s.

There is a sadness in Caroline’s voice when I asked about the effect recent terrorist attack have had on her hometown. “It’s gone back to normal, considering everything, but now we have armed soldiers and the police on every street corner,” she sighs. “And for a while Paris was very quiet but it’s picked up again. So we do feel protected with all the security and the tourists are coming back, but things will never be the same again.” Caroline says she is has been touring extensively over the last couple of years and has greatly enjoyed performing on a luxury cruise ship.

“That was very nice,” she says. “I “It’s a fun and entertaining show but can be challenging for “It’s a fun and would board the ship in the early evening where some because, yes, I do go entertaining it had docked, have there and there is always show but can be dinner with the captain – some kind of audience challenging for as you do – then perform participation,” she says. some because, my show, stay on board “And I am going to use my overnight, disembark yes, I do go favourite word now and there and there the following morning say there will be lots of ‘shenanigans’.” is always some and then catch the train home. Many African American performers drifted to Paris following World War II.

kind of audience participation. “And it was a lot of fun,” And I am going to she adds with a laugh. use my favourite “It felt like being on The word now and say Love Boat. And it was there will be lots filled with Americans, of ‘shenanigans’.” English people,

“It came about, sadly enough, from the segregation in the US,” Australians and lots of Caroline says. “Many African Brazilians. Americans were in the armed services and some of them had travelled through “I’m writing a new show at the Paris – they were part of France’s moment which we hope to bring to liberation. And many of them soon Australia in 2019,” Caroline then realised they weren’t being treated

says of future plans. ‘It’s a musical and I am writing the lyrics and my piano player is doing the music. All I can say is that the story is based on a painting by an American painter. “That’s all I will say at this stage,” Caroline adds with a laugh. “But the show, which is a lot of work, especially the writing, will be performed with a large band and a string quartet. I will say that.”

Caroline is quick to say what she likes about Adelaide. “I think it’s the general ambience of the city,” she says. “I have greatly enjoyed it every time I have been there and I think it’s been four times now. And each time I make more friends.”

Caroline, who studied at Lille University, began her singing career in Paris jazz venue The Holloywood Savoy where she would deliver her interpretations of songs made famous by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday. “It wasn’t until I was 24 though which is late for a singer,” she says. “I had never sung before that. But I worked with a lot of American musicians and totally embraced the American Songbook. And, looking back, that was very special. “And while my English was okay, I had a very think French accent which some people liked and others didn’t,” Caroline laughs. “So I moved to London and planned to stay there for a year but it ended up being 12. All these gigs kept coming up.” Legend has it that Soft Cell’s Marc Almond came across Caroline and invited her to perform at his Soho club.

“And that eventually led to going to Edinburgh Fringe Festival where I was spotted by some Australian festival scouts who were doing some ‘shopping’ for artists,” she reveals. “So I was invited to Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2002 to do my Edith Piaf show.

“It’s that thing of just doing what you do and then having people happen across you which then leads to other things,” Caroline notes. “For example, that gig on the luxury cruise ship came about from meeting someone in a village in Austria.”

Caroline Nin will present Songs & Stories From The Paris Lido as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s French Festival at Dunstan Playhouse from 5pm on Saturday 13 January and from 7.30pm on Sunday 14 January with tickets via BASS.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s French Festival runs from Friday 12 January until Sunday 14 January at various locations. Check out the website for more details. https://www.

Propane Candy as special guests and $10 tickets at the gate. AUDIOISM

entry gig from the early time of 7pm (with the band on around 8pm) at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 29 December with the evening also boasting a vinyl DJ set to round out the evening.

pool tables, beer garden and an entry fee of an easy $10.

MINNESOTA FATS Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, is set to host a night of metal from 6pm until late on Saturday 27 WHEATSHEAF NYE January as a licensed, all-ages Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George evening which will feature St, Thebarton, will be having its Gorlapse, Born Of Dust, Suffer annual NYE bash on Monday 31 The Evenue, Aftashok, Massix December and it is to feature and Ouroboric with drink Max Savage & The False Idols, specials, pool tables, beer garden Big Bad Barry and The Lofty and an entry fee of an easy $10. Mountain Band with tickets on sale via Oztix for a measly $10 RONNIE TAHENY or at the door if any remain for $15. CLUB5082 As part of Touriffic Prospect, Club5082 will be hosting Green Day tribute band Basket Case with special guests Hit Or Miss at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, as a licensed, all-ages event from 7pm on Monday 15 January. 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 Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, is set to host Ponytail Kink,, Contract Love and Not For Humans with Teenage Sisters as headliners as an all-ages rock show from 7pm on Saturday 6 January with drink specials,

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 with special guest Zac Eden and is also advising that it will be her final live outing with tickets via the venue and 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@ or via the Heavy SA Facebook page. 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.

THE CRUSTY COWBOYS The Crusty Cowboys 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. THEE EL CAMINOS Surf rockers Thee El Caminos will be playing the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 30 December and have invited Green Circles to join them for the free entry musical bash. NO FIXED ADDRESS

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 Presented by Platinum Event Agency as part of Adelaide Fringe, The Boat That Rocked is a Port River cruise on The Dolphin Explorer that will feature Satisfaction – The Stones Show and Acoustic Remedy from 7pm on Saturday 17 February with the cruise boat leaving from Port Adelaide’s Queens Wharf and tickets via Eventbrite. CROWN JEWELS Crown Jewels, a band featuring Stuart Rudd of The Superjesus alongside musicians who have played with KISS’s Bruce Kulick, will be presenting some classic rock at The Old Spot Hotel, 1955 Main North Rd, Salisbury Heights, as an outdoor event on Saturday 6 January with

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 and looking for solo performers who’d like to win a recording package. The event is to be held at Pirie St’s Bluebee Room and is open to any solo artists with Jamel, Big Daz, Lisa Hill and Adam Pondok Senggigi already signing up. 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. SEAN KEMP

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 RED SKULL The Red Skull will be presenting a Big Night Out when they take to the stage of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 2 March to pay tribute to Big Day Out bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers as well as a special set showcasing the best of the 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. 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. 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 email <fridayfreeforall@ album at the Wheatsheaf Hotel,> to reserve a 39 George St, Thebarton, with spot. his five-piece band. VINYL SOUL 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 with. The café is also taking bookings for private functions. 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.

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. 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,

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 and his podcast also supports local up-and-coming bands from Adelaide with previous artists including Bad//Dreems, Motez and Nakatomi to name but a few. 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, 181 Melbourne St, North Adelaide, with the introduction of three flavours of 25c chicken wings, $6 Coopers Pints and $5 Fireball shots. How do they do it, ladies and gentlemen? GUMBO ROOM BLUES JAM The weekly free entry Thursday evening Gumbo Room Blues Jam in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd,

Hindmarsh, has a new stage, a new backdrop, drink specials, an ARBA information stand and a jammer’s board.

“And look, we love playing those old cowboy songs but also love dressing up in all the western gear,” he admits with a laugh. “It also adds to the theatrics of it. At the end of the day, we don’t do it for the money. We do it because we love playing those old cowboy songs and we do it for a laugh.”

the crusty cowboys

Sleepy Dawg says that while tickets sales have been sleepy, he’s the last to criticise those who don’t take advantage of cheaper pre-sales.

THE CRUSTY COWBOYS By Robert Dunstan The Crusty Cowboys (AKA Krusty Cowboy Klub and photographed above by Ian Fisk) will soon be saddlin’ up to present their musical comedy caper that has a focus on cowboy songs which may or may not include some parodies along with traces of nuts. The troupe, Sleepy Dawg Dawson (Denis Surmon) on guitar and vocals, Red Rash (Ian Polites) on keyboards and vocals, Stereo Jack (Brett Sody) on bass and vocals, Busta Saddlesore (Craig Rodda) on drums and Rusty Sheriff’s Badge (Stuart Day) on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals, began life a couple of years ago. “Yeah, we had a regular night at a pub in town at which we invited people to get up and play with us,” Sleepy Dawg announces. “But it didn’t really take off because, as good as the saloon was, it was probably on the wrong edge of town. The idea to do a variety show with guests was fine, but the pub was in the backwaters of the dark end of town. “But it was always such a lot of fun we’ve been continually looking for ways to put it on again. But it’s a lot of work because it’s not like a normal gig as there’s a fair bit of work in staging it.

“But we did a show last Adelaide Fringe under the name The Call Of The West that went pretty well so we thought we’d give it another go at a better known venue.”

The Crusty Cowboys, who all dress up in their finery whenever they are presenting a show, take old cowboy songs or the theme tunes to popular television westerns and

“Unless it’s someone I really, really, really want to see, I won’t buy a ticket when I know I can just roll up and pay at the door to get in,” he says. “But we either perform them straight or turn really do want to continue with the them into a clever parody. concept so we’re hopeful of getting a bit of a following. We are also looking “We’d like to turn them all into parodies, at putting together some kind of but Rusty Sheriff’s Badge and I have promotional video so that it’s a lot of respect for those “At the end of easier to explain to venues what old cowboy songs,” Sleepy the day, we it is we do.” Dawg says. “If a song fits into the context of the show, don’t do it for The musician concludes by the money. We saying they will be doing two we’ll perform a straight version of it. And some, do it because sets at the Governor Hindmarsh such as Rolling Along With and are easing into the change of we love The Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds, name from Krusty Cowboy Klub playing those to The Crusty Cowboys. Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette and Back In The old cowboy Saddle Again, you can’t songs and “I knew when we first started up parody anyway. we do it for a that the name Krusty Cowboy Klub may cause some problems,” laugh.” “And often the vocal Sleepy Dawg sighs. “I knew some harmonies between Rusty would somehow associate it Sheriff’s Badge and Red Rash can bring with the Klu Klux Klan. And then there tears to your eyes,” he then announces. were people who thought it was a club “So they tend to sing their songs straight you had to join.” because if you let me have a go at anything, normally I will bugger it up. I am much better doing the parodies. The Crusty Cowboys will once “So all the good songs – the ones that need to be treated with a great deal of respect – I stay well away from,” Sleepy Dawg adds with a laugh.

The troupe have found that the theme songs to old television westerns such as Rawhide and Bonanza, have proved to be popular.

“We do Rawhide as a parody though,” Sleepy Dawg is quick to point out. “But we did drop Bonanza because while I really love that guitar bit, I used to play it very badly. But we do throw in the theme song to Petticoat Junction because it’s such a fun one to do. “And we do Charlie Daniels Band’s The Devil Went Down To Georgia as The Devil Went Down To Australia and have fun with that. I’ve Got Spurs That Jingle Jangle Jingle is another fun one to do.

again be gettin’ back in the saddle again in the new year and ridin’ into the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, for a lowdown hoedown on Friday 5 January with tickets via the venue.

don morrison

“It’s also different enough for people who already have a lot of my stuff,” Don laughs. “Even if they have a CD with the same song on it, the one on the new CD is likely to be a quite different version.” Until recently, it had been over 25 years since Don ventured interstate to present his solo wares.

“And it’s been funny – and I don’t quite know how to say this with any modestly – but it seems I get a bit more respect in Melbourne for some reason,” he says. “If I do a gig here, people will say, ‘Oh, Don’s doing another bloody gig’, but whenever I head over to Melbourne people seem to get a bit excited about it.

DON MORRISON By Robert Dunstan Adelaide’s Don Morrison has just assembled a new themed CD, It’s A Long Drive, which features some new songs and some remixes of older material along with some rerecordings of earlier songs and, following a launch at one of his favourite haunts, will now be undertaking a second at another of his preferred local venues. “Every time I make a new album I always think I’ll do something special like hire out a hall or something,” Don muses. “But it never happens. So we had two gigs already booked – at Semaphore Workers Club and then at the Wheatsheaf – so we’ve turned those into launches.

“So it’s worth a trip over there just for the morale boost,” Don laughs. “And Melbourne is a fantastic place although I couldn’t live there. But going over every so often for a week is fine.”

Don’s new themed offering, subtitled Songs Of Streets, Roads & Cars, boasts 11 songs and includes Stuck In Neutral, Hay Plain Blues, Five Men In A Car, Grand Some years ago, Don published a book, This Junction Road, Kensington Road and more, Could Be Big, which was very well-received draws from his arsenal of solo albums as as an entertaining romp through well as those recorded with his various bands, including “I don’t really his extensive career but says he Open Road by The Lonely want to get any only has a few copies left. Cosmonauts. more printed up “It’s nearly run out so I’m not Don recorded and remixed the so am thinking sure what the next step will be,” songs for the album with Brett of making it into he says. “I don’t really want to get any more printed up so am Sody at his Sodypop Studio in an eBook. That thinking of making it into an Norwood. might be the eBook. That might be the next step. And I may update it a bit if I “I’ve done most of my stuff next step.” do that although it would just be with Brett and I highly more of the same. recommend it as he’s just so easy to work with,” he says. “And if you are working with a professional such as Brett, who gets “But I don’t want to let it just fade away,” Don decides. things done quickly, it’s more economical. “A couple of songs are new, a couple are untouched, some are re-recordings and others have been remixed,” Don then continues. “It’s a compilation but I put a lot of work into making it cohesive. So there was a lot of care and time that went into that so that it didn’t sound like it had just been quickly thrown together.

“We always do okay at the Workers Club,” he says of the Semaphore venue that was recently inducted into Adelaide Music Collective’s SA Venue Hall Of Fame, “and I like the place anyway. Their range of music can be pretty narrow – we’d be the least blues-based band they have “But once I had the there – but everyone loves the place and I’ve idea for songs about roads and streets heard interstate musicians suggest it’s one of and all that, it did come together pretty the best places they’ve ever played. quickly,” he continues. “And I’m getting out of Adelaide a bit more now and over to Melbourne and it’s always good to have “Same as the Wheatsheaf [also a member a compilation album. If someone wants of AMC’s SA Venue Hall Of Fame] although to buy a CD at a gig and asks what one to that it more of a listening audience,” Don buy – I usually have five or six available at suggests. “It’s friendly and very well run and gigs – it’s easy enough to say, “Ah, this new has a very good vibe as well.” compilation is pretty good’.

Don’s launch at the Wheatsheaf Hotel will be as Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst which is the singer and guitarist alongside his sons Eddie (bass) and Jake (guitar and keyboards) and drummer Andy Przygonski.

Don Morrison will launch It’s A long Drive at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, as a free entry show from 8.30pm on Friday 29 January. For more information, please visit http://www.donmo. com/Music/Don_Morrison.html.

Presented by Secret Sounds, Angus & Julie Stone will be performing on Friday 25 May at an all-ages show at Flinders Uni Plaza with tickets via Moshtix. FLYYING COLOURS TK REEVE


Tce, Adelaide, with their post hardcore musings on Tuesday 15 May with Comeback Kid as very special guests and tickets on sale via Moshtix. KE$HA

Melbourne’s TK Reeve plays raw, gritty blues with a groove and will be doing so when he plays a free entry show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Friday 12 January accompanied by Nathan Power and with Cal Williams Jr as special guest. NEIL & LIAM FINN

NSW’s Tori Forsyth, Melbourne’s Jemma Nicole and Carl The Bartender from NSW have organised a free entry show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from Ke$ha has announced a tour 8.30pm on Saturday 13 January, that will have her performing with a full band at Thebarton LAMINE SONKO Theatre as part of her Rainbow tour on Wednesday 4 April with tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Melbourne’s Flyying Colours will be flying into town when Swirl Records present Swirl Fest ’18 on Saturday 13 January at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, with the hefty line-up to also feature interstate acts Body Type and Sweater Curse alongside Siamese, Zen Panda, Druid Fluids, Neon Tetra, Goon Wizzarrd, Workhorse, It’s A Hoax, Blush Response and Ricky Albeck with tickets on sale now via Moshtix. RUBY DEE & THE SNAKEHANDLERS


Neil & Liam Finn have been engaged to perform at Woodside’s Bird In Hand Winey from 4pm on Friday 16 February with tickets via Ticketbooth. SEAGULL

Melbourne’s Seagull will be flying into town to land gracefully at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 6 January alongside Sparkspitter and Lauren Abineri.

Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence and iconic Sudanese singer Ajak Kwai have announced they will take to the road on their co-headline Afro Frequency tour and will play Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Saturday 3 March with tickets via Moshtiz. THE AHERN BROTHERS The Ahern Brothers have added an Adelaide show to their extensive national tour and it’s to be at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 5 February. SILVERSTEIN Presented by Destroy All Lines, Canada’s Silverstein will be hitting Fowler’s Live, 68 North

Perth’s Mt. Mountain will be mounting a welcome return to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 25 January with The Dunes and more as special guests. ANGUS & JULIA STONE

Direct from Austin, TX, Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers will be bringing their vintage rock’n’roll to the Gaslight Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, from 9pm on Saturday 9 February with The Saucermen and Pumpin’ Piano Cats as special guests. GANG OF YOUTHS Gang Of Youths will be here on Saturday 17 February with Middle Kids to play at Woodside’s Bird In Hand Winery with tickets via ticketbooth.

existing and dying for you as the forests of the world crash to the floor and are used like a drunk whore in a mountain village in Vietnam trodden on and about to remember nothing,

as the oceans churn with the particles of a trillion plastic supermans and the mackeral feed on the flashes of red and blue to be trawled by robot ships working for your superannuation fund which will starve you,

as the rivers flow with the blood of the earth which is mud to be drunk through the parched mouths of children with bellies bloated as the basketballs they sew and eyes as dark as the evening – for the little kid with the slimy nose, Pokemon collection, and an avowed hatred for broccoli and fresh fruit, and his mother sits in her idling giant Dodge as black as the CIA flicking through her phone, beautiful she is,

mid-thirties and probably does yoga,

parked next to me outside the supermarket.


JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (PG) *** No one can agree about whether this longtime-coming follow-up to 1995’s Jumanji is a sequel, a reboot or a remake (the same confusion dogged the similar Zathura), but it seems to be a bit of all three and, rather surprisingly, works better than the somewhat clunky (and already datedlooking) original. There’s also plenty of guiltypleasure humour to be had from the central star quartet and as many rude giggles allowed with a kid-friendly PG Rating (obviously producer/ director Jake Kasdan, of crude ‘mature’ pics like Bad Teacher and Sex Tape, just couldn’t help himself). Four high schoolers have the expected teen problems: Alex

(Alex Wolff) is a hapless nerd; Anthony a.k.a. ‘Fridge’ (Ser’Darius Blain) fears losing his scholarship; Martha (Morgan Turner) is grimly studious; and narcissist princess-type Bethany (Madison Iseman) can’t live without her damn phone.

When they all get detention and are forced to work in the school’s basement, they find the old Jumanji video game, joke about the primitive technology and are sucked into its fantasy world. It’s been given away elsewhere, so there’s no crime in revealing that wimpy Alex becomes a hunky he-man (Dwayne Johnson), Fridge a shrieking sidekick (Kevin Hart, still more famous in America than anywhere else), Martha









a coolly sexy Lara-Croft-type (Karen Gillan) and Bethany an “overweight middleaged man!!!” played by the always-vanity-free Jack Black.

The four must work together and get used to the rules of the game (and a limited number of lives) to battle an evil nature-possessed baddie named Van Pelt (Bobby Cannavale, actually pretty scary for this sort of thing). Although it looks and feels pretty juvenile, there’s quite a lot going on in this one’s multi-penned screenplay, especially when Fridge/Hart rebels against the idea of

being subservient, Martha/ Gillan feels embarrassed about so much of her flesh being exposed (her costume proved controversial in this one’s early photos, but it’s meant to be a commentary upon on objectification, um, okay?) and Bethany/Black must deal with the whole having-a-penis thing. You could hate yourself in the morning for enjoying such good silly fun, and yet this is nevertheless worth a look for terminal Jumanji groupies and anyone who’s already seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi 50 times.









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cosmic psychos live review

But it was a joke and Matt Weston, himself an audience favourite, leaves the stage when the big man McKeering aka Mad Macca rolls in with the sheepish grin of a school kid and the stomach of a man who loves beer and schnitzels and perhaps a side of beetroot. McKeering was in modestly mode and wearing a shirt, unlike in their latest music video. How does it happen that hundreds of young men and women are so desperate that a middle-aged man take off his shirt and bounce his stomach around. It’s a rare thing.

Cosmic Psychos Live Review by Ian Messenger Photos by Iain Dalrymple Cosmic Psychos came to Fowlers Live recently and gave the punters everything they wanted and then some. The Psychos served up chaos, over-the-line danger and lack of OH&S to their unique firebrand of catchy, masculine and pounding songs. Without even trying, beers in hand and cigarettes dangling, these fat old darlings of the grunge revolution put on a party try-hard dads of the Australian ‘burbs could never achieve. Forget plastic glitter hats and streamers – this

is the Dionysian festival where kids of the internet come rushing face-to-face with primal life in all its terror and comedy.

Film maker, manager and champion of the Cosmic Psychos Matt Weston [pictured pulling his shirt up] started off the set on guitar much to everyone’s disappointment – where’s the fat dude? Ross Knight tells the audience that their guitarist John McKeering is ill and Weston had to learn the entire backlog of Psychos’ material overnight. I was dumb enough to believe him, I hope others were as gullible.

The Cosmic Psychos did all the crowd favourites including the single they are touring “Better In The Shed”. Fowlers Live was packed and if you wanted to see the band you had to squeeze your way into the band area. With hundreds of punters screaming out the lyrics to

every song, and music that is as raw and intoxicating as this, you wonder how other bands get it so wrong.

Due to overwhelming punter demand Mad Macca took his shirt off for the last song. Needless to say people went ape-shit.

BSide Magazine interviewed Ross Knight leading up to this show and can be read here.

Grinspoon, The Superjesus, 28 Days and Rackett at Coopers Alehouse (Gepps Cross)

SATURDAY 6 JANUARY Seagull (Melbourne), Sparkspitter and Lauren Albineri at Grace Emily

SUNDAY 7 JANUARY Crooked Weather (UK) at Wheatsheaf Hotel (from 4pm)

TUESDAY 9 JANUARY Four Year Strong (US) at Governor Hindmarsh LadyBeard at Fowler’s Live

WEDNESDAY 10 JANUARY Architects (US) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 11 JANUARY Knuckle Puck (US) and Roam (UK) at Fowler’s Live

FRIDAY 12 JANUARY TK Reeve (Melbourne) and Cal Williams Jr at Wheatsheaf Hotel 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 Tori Forsyth (NSW), Jemma Nicole (Melbourne) and Carl The Bartender (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Swirl Fest ’18: Flyying Colours (Melbourne), Body Type, Sweater Curse, Siamese, Zen Panda, Druid Fluids, Neon Tetra, Goon Wizzarrd, Workhorse, It’s A Hoax, Blush Response and Ricky Albeck at Edinburgh Castle Hotel SUNDAY 14 JANUARY Lupe Fiasco (US) at Governor Hindmarsh SONiA (New York) and Zac Eden at Trinity Sessions

THURSDAY 18 JANUARY Stick To Your Guns (New York) and Being as An Ocean at Fowler’s Live FRIDAY 19 JANUARY Painters & Dockers (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 24 JANUARY Parkway Drive (Byron Bay) and Polaris (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 25 JANUARY Leprous (Norway) at Jive Nancy Ruth (Canada) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Mt. Mountain (Perth) and The Dunes at Grace Emily

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

WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY We The Kings (US). Across The Atlas and Something To Rescue at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY Iron Chic (New York) at Edinburgh Castle Hotel

SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY BHG (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

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

TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY Stiff Little Fingers (Northern Ireland) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY Unwritten Law (US) at Fowler’s Live

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

FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY Ne Obliviscaris (Melbourne) at Fowler’s Live SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY Rise Against (US) at The Young Folk (Ireland) at Thebarton Theatre Trinity Sessions FRIDAY 26 JANUARY Ruby Dee & The Cub Sport (Brisbane) at Fat Phoenix Mini Festival: Chris Snakehandlers (Texas), The Controller Webby, Complete, Kogz and Saucermen and Pumpin’ Sever at Governor Hindmarsh Piano Cats at Gaslight Tavern SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY Kim Churchill (Melbourne) Dweezil Zappa (US) at at Wheatsheaf Hotel SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY Governor Hindmarsh The Stranglers (UK) and SUNDAY 28 JANUARY Ruts DC (UK) at Thebarton WEDNESDAY 28 Naomi Keyte, Leah Senior Theatre FEBRUARY (Melbourne) and Mary Webb Overkill (New York) at at Wheatsheaf Hotel WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY Fowler’s Live Saliva (US) at Fowler’s Live Queen (UK) at Adelaide WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY Entertainment Centre The Maine (US) at Fowler’s THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY Live The Ahern Brothers THURSDAY 1 MARCH (Melbourne) at Grace Emily Ball Park Music (Sydney), THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY Ali Barter and Hatchie at Gene Simmons (US) at FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY Governor Adelaide Entertainment Holy Holy and Heaps Centre Theatre Good Friends at Governor FRIDAY 1 MARCH Hindmarsh Cold Chisel, Kasey FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY Primal Scream (UK) at HQ Chambers and Bad/ Laneway Festival at Hart’s Roger Waters (UK) at Dreems at Adelaide 500 Mill (Pt Adelaide) Adelaide Entertainment Centre SATURDAY 3 MARCH FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY Neil & Liam Finn (NZ) Lamine Sonko & The The Lachey Doley Group at Bird In Hand winery African Intelligence and (Sydney) at Governor (Woodside) Ajak Kwai at Jive Hindmarsh Live (US) and Birds Of Alpha Wolf (Melbourne) at SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY Tokyo (Perth) at Adelaide Enigma Bar The Australian Motley Crue 500 Show at Fowler’s Live Gang Of Youths and Middle SUNDAY 4 MARCH SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY Kids at Bird In Hand Winery Robbie Williams (UK) at Hotter Then Hell: (Woodside) Adelaide 500

WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH Steve Poltz (Can/US) at Trinity Sessions

THURSDAY 8 MARCH The Lemonheads (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 9 MARCH 360 (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Kate Miller-Heidke and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at Adelaide Town Hall

SATURDAY 10 MARCH Greenleaf (Sweden), Filthy Lucre, Sons Of Zoku and Dirty Pagans at Jive 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 WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL Ke$ha (US) at Thebarton Theatre

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

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

Thebarton Theatre Neil Diamond (US) at Botanic Pk

TUESDAY 8 MAY The Killers (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre

WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL P.O.D. (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

TUESDAY 15 MAY Silverstein (Canada) and Comeback Kid at Fowler’s Live

THURSDAY 12 APRIL Don Walker & The Suave Fucks (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 20 APRIL Rose Tattoo (Sydney) and Dallas Crane (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh SATURDAY 21 APRIL Destruction (Germany) at Fowler’s Live

SUNDAY 22 APRIL Jimmy Barnes at Thebarton Theatre

MONDAY 14 MAY Marlon Williams (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 16 MAY Sepultura (Brazil) and Death Angel (US) at Governor Hindmarsh