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After an absence of some 15 years, Funkomatic 3000 (Adam Page on sax, Rick Bamford on guitar, Shane Ellery on keyboards, Ben Fuller on bass and Jeremy Kirk behind the kit) are reforming for a special COMA event at the Wheatsheaf Prior to plying their considerable Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, musical wares at Tamworth CLUB5082 from 7.30pm Monday 15 Country Music Festival, The As part of Touriffic Prospect’s January with tickets at the Heggarties and Matt Ward will street party along Prospect Rd on door and Staazi & Co vegan play Shamworth at the Grace Monday 15 January, Club5082 food truck parked neatly out Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, will be hosting Green Day tribute the front of the pub. Adelaide, from 7pm on Saturday band Basket Case with special 13 January with their very guests Hit Or Miss at Prospect NO FIXED ADDRESS special guest being Melbourne’s Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Rick Hart and with tickets at the Prospect, as a free entry, licensed, door for an easy $8. all-ages event from 7pm. SALIBU MACEY
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Salibu Macey are set to headline a licensed, all-ages rock show at Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, from 7pm on Saturday 13 January alongside The J Walkers, Fake Nature and Colour Machine with drink specials, pool tables, beer garden and an entry fee of an easy $10.
Exeter Blues (the duo of guitarist, singer and harp player Dave O’Leary and drummer BJ Barker) have an EP launch for their debut offering, Mumbo Jumbo Deluxe, and it will be at the Wheatsheaf THEBARTONIA Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, Mark this one in your diary! from 9pm on Saturday 27 From 3pm until midnight on January as a free entry affair with Saturday 3 February, Albert St, special guests Nate & Rubes and Thebarton, will be blocked off for ARIA award winning musician a massive street party outside Mikey G joining the headlining act the Wheatsheaf Hotel as a free to play some fiddle. event with an outdoor stage, roving performers, markets, food trucks and stalls, bars and loads of entertainment from Exeter CLEARWAY Blues, Adam Page & Django Presented by Platinum Event Rowe, Kelly Menhennett Band, Agency, The Boat That Rocked Kings & Associates, Hana is a Port River cruise on The Brenecki, Didier Kumalo, Dolphin Explorer that will The Baker Suite and Cosmo feature long-running party band Thundercat. Clearway and Pigsy from 7pm on Saturday 13 January with THE JD LORD BAND the cruise boat leaving from Port Twelve-piece ensemble The JD Adelaide’s Queens Wharf and Lord Band have announced that tickets via Eventbrite.
Adelaide music legends No Fixed Address will 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 TOSS The Toss and Meat Tray, who have not gigged for a while, have teamed up to play a fundraiser at Bremer Callington Footy Club on Saturday 20 January with the $10 entry going towards the building of a new community function centre. Free camping wil also be available and there will be full bar facilities with a BBQ and a Sunday morning breakfast to keep the campers happy.
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tour and stepped into the rehearsal rooms with The Living End.”
The Living End released Shift in 2016 and launched it in Adelaide with two huge shows at the Governor Hindmarsh, but Andy says they are already in discussions about their next album.
“We had a fairly hectic run over in America – we just got back a few days ago – and prior to that we did a couple of European tours,” he reveals. “And while we were over in America, where we did a bunch of shows with Midnight Oil, we were talking a lot about the next album.
the living end THE LIVING END By Robert Dunstan Last year was a big one for Australian rock trio The Living End as they toured Europe and the US under their own steam, did some shows in America as special guests of Midnight Oil and then came home to do another show with that band. This year also promises to be another huge one for the band as they will kick it off by headlining a series of A Day On The Green concerts alongside American band Veruca Salt with Spiderbait, Tumbleweed and The Fauves being on the huge rock bill. BSide Magazine chatted over the telephone late last year to drummer Andy Strachan while he was taking a break from a rehearsal.
“Yeah, we’re doing a gig for the NRL guys,” he says. “Funny thing is, I don’t know much about NRL and it’s a Triple M kind of thing. But we did a morning show for the AFL the other day.”
As Andy hails from South Australia – he was born and raised in Christies Beach and has now moved back after 25 years in Melbourne – we briefly discussed how NRL never took off in this state despite some major attempts before moving onto more relevant topics such as A Day On The Green. “It’s an epic line-up and it’s going to be so much fun,” he suggests. “I’m really looking forward to it because it’s like a Big Day Out line-up. And, as that doesn’t exist anymore, it seems like the A Day On The Green guys have grabbed the concept.
“So we’ll be getting together to do some writing soon and then look at what we’ve got for a new album,” Andy continues. “We actually feel pretty inspired at the moment because we’ve had such a good year. I dunno, “It’s also punter-friendly,” Andy enthuses. but the harder we work overseas, the more it inspires us to continue. It feels really creative “It’s pretty relaxed and casual and we and I think that has something to do with haven’t done A Day On The Green in playing night after night in America.” Adelaide before although we’ve done a couple of interstate ones. And McLaren Andy says that while touring Vale is just such a beautiful spot “Maybe we overseas is good, the costs are with, arguably, the best wine in can get a considerable. the world.” “And I haven’t seen The Fauves for years,” he laughs. “Their Dogs Are The Best People is still one of my favourite songs. And seeing Tumbleweed again is going to be great. That will be epic. And fun. And we used to do heaps of shows with Spiderbait back in the old days but haven’t seen those guys for years. And I always though the two bands worked well together.”
polling booth set up at the winery. People could have a couple of wines before they vote.”
Andy laughs when I mention A Day On The Green will be taking place on election day in Adelaide and that those on the electoral roll will be required to vote before heading to McLaren Vale.
“Maybe we can get a polling booth set up at the winery,” he then jokes. “People could have a couple of wines before they vote.”
Prior to joining The Living End in 2000, Andy was a member of various Adelaide bands before moving to Melbourne where he played with P76, Alcotomic and Pollyanna. “I was with Violetine for a little while too,” he laughs. “But I was playing with Polyanna, who were about to wind up anyway, when I auditioned to join The Living End. I’d been recommended to them and then, when they asked me to join, I said, ‘You’ll have to wait a couple of weeks while I finish this tour with Polyanna’. So I literally stepped off a plane from Tasmania at the end of that
“We don’t make a million bucks out of it that’s for sure,” he laughs. “By the time you’ve taken in all the touring costs including airfares and stuff it doesn’t leave much. It all adds up but we put together some good shows and have a pretty loyal and quite fanatical following over there which helps.
“And we generally play rooms that are comparable to the Gov in Adelaide,” Andy says. “There’s a place called Slim’s in San Francisco where we usually finish up a tour that’s very much like the Gov. It’s a well-run, dedicated, live music venue. And gigs at any of the House Of Blues venues are great to play as well.”
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 http:// www.ticketmaster.com.au/ promo/ku2sfd
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album, I wasn’t familiar with the musical at all.
“But I spoke to Craig [Illot], the director, and all the other creatives behind this production and was impressed by what they were doing which really helped,” Phil says. “But, when I first stepped on the rehearsal stage, it hit me how hard it was as there is so much to think about. I had to constantly keep making sure I was in the right place on stage and had all my props with me. “But after doing that season in Brisbane, I felt quite comfortable in the role,” he says. “Once you’ve done it a few times, it doesn’t seem so complicated to remember all the things you have to think about. So, by the end of the season, I was quite confident.”
AMERICAN IDIOT By Robert Dunstan American Idiot is a high-energy rock musical based on American punk band Green Day’s 2004 concept album of the same name. The show, first staged in 2010, has enjoyed great success around the world and is now heading to Adelaide. BSide Magazine speaks to Phil Jamieson, of the band Grinspoon, about the show in which he plays the lead role of St. Jimmy – and one which can be played by a male or female – and begins by asking of his involvement.
“I received an email from my manager in January of 2017 saying, ‘Here’s an odd one. Bit weird but would you be interested?’ and I immediately responded with a ‘Yes’.” Phil laughs. “And I’d said that without really thinking about it. It was only when I went up to Brisbane in early March for rehearsals that I realised what I’d got myself into. “It was something I’d never done before and I didn’t realise what was involved [in a stage production],” he continues. “I’d initially thought to myself, ‘Ah, I should be okay at this’, but I found it quite a challenge and very nerve wracking. It wasn’t something I was used to doing and while I knew Green Day’s
For the Brisbane season at QPAC, Phil shared the role of St. Jimmy with Chris Cheney of The Living End and in Adelaide will be alternating with Adalita (of Magic Dirt)..
“It’s quite a complicated show that tells a simple story,” he laughs. “There’s a lot happening on stage. It’s a 90-minute show with no breaks so everyone has to hold onto their seats. It’s a pretty big ride.” Phil says he is a big fan of Green Day from when he first heard them in the early ’90s.
“They were kind of like the antidote to the misery of grunge at the time,” he offers. “They had fun songs – songs about masturbation and stuff – but they were actually very well-written songs. And, after Dookie, I remember hearing Boulevard Of Broken Dreams [from American Idiot] and thinking, ‘Wow, this is a huge leap’. ‘With American Idiot, creatively and musically, the band had taken a great leap forward,” Phil says. “Getting to do those songs in the show is a real pleasure.”
The musical has a point of difference in that it’s based on a punk rock story.
“There are still some aspects of the show that touch on traditional theatre, though,” Phil responds. “There’s the element of it being a rock concert, sure, but people feel a different kind of euphoria when they walk out of the theatre.
“It came about that I will have to be elsewhere for a few dates of the Adelaide season and “But it has its theatrical parts so I was asked who could take my place,” would suggest it’s a gateway “There’s the Phil says. “I immediately suggested musical that attracts those element of it being Adalita because, as a youngster who might go to the Crown a rock concert, growing up in rural New South Wales, & Anchor to see a loud punk sure, but people I really looked up to Magic Dirt. She rock band but it also has feel a different will be perfect as Jimmy although, enough traditional theatre kind of euphoria unfortunately, I won’t get to see her in it, I believe, to appeal when they walk due to my other commitments. to people who are regular out of the theatre.” theatre goers. “I’m sure Adalita will bring her own passion and venom to the role of Jimmy because I like to think of him as a loveable rouge,” he laughs. “She’ll be different to me but it will still work. It’ll just be a different interpretation.”
American Idiot was first staged in 2010 on Broadway with Green Day’s Billie Jo Armstrong in the role of St. Jimmy and won several awards. There has since been countless productions of the show which attest to its success. “I think ours is something like the 40th production,” Phil suggests. “So, yeah, there have been lots. I think there’s been a Mexican American Idiot, a Chinese American Idiot and a Canadian one. But it’s an interesting show because it’s quite rich in detail and very moving. That’s hard to find these days.
“It’s also a love story,” he concludes with a laugh.
American Idiot runs at Grote St’s Her Majesty’s Theatre from 8pm on Friday 19 January until Sunday 28 January with booking via BASS. http://www.bass.net.au/ events/green-days-americanidiot/
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Zephyr Quartet (violinists Belinda Gehlert and Emily Tulloch, cellist Hilary Kleneif and viola player Jason Thomas, are also approaching maritime museums around Australia about staging the work.
“Baudin’s voyage was also a national one even though he’s known more for his explorations of the south coast and around the Coorong which explains why there are a lot of French other documents and drawings, notations place names in those areas,” Jennifer says. “So ZEPHYR QUARTET were kept of the music used in indigenous it’s a huge project and certainly the biggest By Robert Dunstan ceremonies. one Zephyr has ever done and that’s why we are only at this very early stage at present.” “We did a project in November of Under the name Art Stories, 2016 at the Maritime Museum called As well as being involved with Zephyr, Adelaide award winning Arrivals which told Jennifer, who is one half of the Zephyr Quartet and guests migration stories “What we are doing infamous Bad Jelly DJs, is also and during that, one will portray the journey to is giving people a managing local act Winter Witches of the curators said (Sweeney and Em) Australia of French explorer bit of a taste and an she really enjoyed Nicholas Baudin and his our approach explanation about “I’d worked with Jason [Sweeney] mission to exchange music and to storytelling,” the project which about 10 years ago when I was at Jennifer reveals. Feast Festival which was back when art as a tool of communication “She then will be fully realised he was more involved in art and and peace as part of Adelaide mentioned she at the next French filmmaking,” she explains. ‘So we’ve had access to the Festival Centre’s French Festival in 2019. This now been friends for about a decade original scores from and he was also very much involved Festival. the early 1800s that will essentially be a with I was managing Vitalstatistix as had come about conversation about well. So I guess you could say we’ve The event is a world premiere in association from Baudin’s trip kinda moved around each other in the concept…” with Brink Productions, South Australian and asked if we various things Maritime Museum and Muséum d’histoire wanted to use them. naturelle du Havre, although Jennifer Greer Of course, we said, ‘Yes’, without even “So when he put together Winter Gypsy with Holmes, who works with the quartet in a thinking about their significance. Em about 18 months ago, he asked if I would managerial capacity, is quick to point out manage them,” Jennifer says. “And we’ve just that it’s just a teaser for something much “But we discovered something very come back from an interstate tour and had bigger in 2019. exciting and that was that the boats some fabulous feedback from audiences and that came on the journey [to Australia] venues. So it’s all going well at the moment.” “It’s all still very much in the planning were full of artists and composers as stages,” she says, “because what we are well as botanists and zoologists,” she doing is giving people a bit of a taste and an continues. “They also had this very Art Stories runs at 3pm on explanation about the project which will be different approach to cultural exchange fully staged and realised at Sunday 14 January at Adelaide so music was composed the next French Festival in and then exchanged with Festival Centre’s Space Theatre 2019. This will essentially the indigenous people of with tickets, priced at a very be a conversation about the various countries as the concept and the affordable $10, available part of that journey and story of Nicholas Baudin their music, in turn, was via BASS. https://secure. although Zephyr will also transcribed and notated. adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/ be performing some pieces. Essentially, though, it will “We then discovered that ticketing/WEBPAGES/Event/ be a talk about the concept not much has been done Prices.aspx and the reasons why we with that music ever think it’s such an important since and it’s been kept in France at the story – especially for contemporary Muséum d’histoire naturelle du Havre,” Australia – and we’ll have people from the she adds. “They have now come on board, Maritime Museum, a couple of academics as well as the Maritime Musuem, and then and myself, along with Chris Drummond Brink Productions came on board to help from Brink Productions, will be facilitating us work out how to tell the story. the afternoon.” Baudin, who famously encountered English explorer Matthew Flinders in 1802 at what is now known as Encounter Bay and has a beach and an island named after him as well as two lizards, had set out from Le Havre, where the River Seine flows into the English Channel, in 1800 and, among many
“Brink will help with the dramaturg and Zephyr has a close relationship with that company as we composed for and performed with them in The Aspirations Of Daise Morrow which they staged in Adelaide a couple of years ago. Having worked with Brink on that, we know they
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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
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 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. 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.
“By then, Greg and I had really refined the show because we’d changed the script around – we’d taken some bits out and put some new things in – and it really took off from there.”
The show, which features narrative and song, includes such Piaf classics as the aforementioned La Vie En Rose as well as a number of the singer’s other hits such as Non, Je ne regrette rien.
MICHAELA BURGER By Robert Dunstan Michaela Burger, vocals, and Greg Wain, guitar, are all set to again present Exposing Edith, a theatrical show about Edith Piaf that won Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe ’16 and was nominated for a Helpmann Award as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s French Festival. Since its premiere, the show has toured nationally and also been presented at Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it scored some great notices.
“That was last year,” Michaela says, “and we did 26 shows that went really well. It was fantastic and the great thing for us was performing it in the same venue night after night. When that happens you are not constantly worrying about stuff because it’s all set up. When you tour a show and play different venues, a lot of time is taken up thinking about the technical side of things. Not having to do that every day takes a real load off.
“Piaf had some really big hits – everyone knows those – but we also thought, as well as putting in those, we also wanted to honour the chronological movement of Piaf’s life,” Michaela points out. “We didn’t just want to sing her songs but wanted to put it into a story. So we went back and researched because it’s become part of our lives,” Michaela enthuses. “It’s always good to do about the songs she was singing on the street it in Adelaide, too, because that’s where it when she was first discovered. We’ve put in Mon Legionnaire, although a few people all started.” are familiar with that one, and the last song “I go in and out of Piaf ever recorded. So there are songs How did Exposing Edith character because people know and some they won’t. come about? we wanted to “And I go in and out of character – I tell audiences “I guess it all started when play her sisters and her lovers before something about I was 17 – and I tell this playing myself – because we wanted to Piaf’s personal story in the show – and tell audiences something about Piaf’s life. We wanted to I went to France on an explain that rather personal life,” she adds. “We wanted to exchange program and than just focus on explain that rather than just focus on my host mother gave me her fame.” her fame.” an Edith Piaf box set of her greatest recordings,” Michaela says. “I’d also been introduced to Piaf by a fabulous French teacher I had at school but I don’t think it was until I got to France and started really listening to her music that I became affected by it. I can remember crying along to her songs even though, back then, I didn’t really know what she was singing about as I was only still just learning to speak French.
“When I was 19 and back in Adelaide I started doing cabaret and would always put a few Piaf songs into my shows,” she continues. “And then, one day, I was working as a paid busker at Adelaide Central Market and was singing La Vie En Rose and playing my ukulele and Greg Wain was in the next busking spot after “And, because we’ve had a bit of a break with me. And we discovered we both had a fascination for Piaf. We now often think our last show being in October as a twoit was a no-brainer that we would work week Victorian run, we are always pretty together on a Piaf show. excited about staging Exposing Edith again
“So we put in a proposal for Melbourne Cabaret Festival in 2014 and were accepted and then suddenly thought, ‘Gosh, we have to write a show now’,” Michaela laughs. “But we did the first season in Adelaide at [Grote St’s] La Boheme as part of Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival before taking it to Melbourne. We then put it on the following year for Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival and then got invited to do it at Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2016.
Michaela is quite delighted that Paris’ Caroline Nin will be taking part in the festival. “I saw Caroline’s show when I was a young cabaret artist and fell in love with her,” she says. “I really admire Caroline and am quite obsessed with what she does and can’t wait to see her perform again. And be involved in the same festival as her is such a thrill. “And it’s a French festival too,” Michaela laughs.
Exposing Edith will run at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, from 7pm on Saturday 13 January with tickets via BASS. https://secure.adelaidefestivalcentre. com.au/ticketing/WEBPAGES/Event/ Prices.aspx 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.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/
baby et lulu
BABY et LULU By Robert Dunstan Babe et Lulu are Abby ‘Baby’ Dobson (pictured left), formerly of the band Leonardo’s Bride and Lara ‘Lulu’ Goodridge (right) of FourPlay String Quartet who, together with their illustrious sextet, present well-known French songs. As such they are known to Adelaide audiences via performances at WOMADelaide, The Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Trinity Sessions. They are now looking forward to returning to Adelaide to perform at La Soirée Cliché, an auspicious event that will also boast SBS Food Safari’s Maeve O’Meara, with Cliché executive chef Fabien Streit providing a tantalising menu and live body-painting by Emma Hack with Adelaide Festival’s Banquet Room set up for the evening as a French Salon. When BSide Magazine hooks up with Abby via telephone, she is quick to point out that Adelaide always seems to hosting a festival of some kind. “Lara and I were saying that when we got invited to this one,” she laughs. “There seems to be so many festivals in Adelaide
and I often wonder who is responsible and if it’s always been like that. And I wonder how we get the rest of Australia to become as civillised. It’s just fantastic. And people actually book tickets, come out of their houses and head along. It’s wonderful.”
During the course of our delightful, early evening conversation, Abby admits that she often forgets about the existence of Google.
do something. As it happened, Lara had also just bought a book of 20th century French chansons.
“A few months later we were both back in Sydney and Lara was throwing a party and her boyfriend suggested that we sing a French song together,” she says. “So we found an accordion player and did that and completely fell in love with the whole idea of singing songs in French in harmony with each other.
“I’ll go around for weeks with a question about something in my head and then I’ll ask Lara and she’ll just google it,” she says. “She just gets on her phone and tells me the “We were quite smitten with the idea answer immediately. I completely forget and, in folly, we put on a show with you can do that. I just wander “We are told that a six-piece band – for one around with all these questions only – and it went so no one in France show in my head.” well and seemed to strike a is making music chord with everyone,” Abby Abby, who says that Lara and quite like we’re laughs. “We couldn’t work it herself are looking at changing doing. We’ve out – and we still can’t – why their airline tickets so they everyone seems to like two been told that Australian girls singing in can take in more of the French what we are French. Even French people Festival, say Baby et Lulu began when Abby singed to Lara’s doing is quite really like us which I find a record label, Craving Records, bit embarrassing. ‘Oh, you unique.” for her debut solo album, Rise are so good. You should come Up, in 2007. to Paris and play’.” “We’d known each other for a long time because we’d always crossed paths at airports and stuff when we were touring with our bands,” she says. “But we became firm friends when I signed to Lara’s label. And from that we both realised we both had the same sense of humour. “And then I’d moved to Paris for a while and Lara was there on a visit and we realised we both spoke French,” Abby continues. “So, while we’d never played music together before, we thought it might be amusing to
Baby et Lulu would like to do that one day but are not sure how it would happen.
“We’d love to but because we are selfmanaged, we just haven’t managed to make it happen,” Abby sighs. “We need someone to see us and then help us with the bookings and all that. And we also initially thought, ‘Why would French people want to see us?’. But we are told that no one in France is making music quite like we’re doing.
We’ve been told that what we are doing is quite unique.”
Baby et Lulu’s last recorded offering, Album Deux, their second, came out in 2015 and snaffled the ARIA Award for Best World Music Album but are only in the planning stages of what will be their third.
“We are currently just gathering material because, to be honest, there have been other things going on and we have only just paid off the last one,” Abby sighs. “We have to peddle very hard by touring for a good couple of years to pay off the recording debts. It’s expensive.” How do you gather the material for the Baby et Lulu recordings?
“When we first started, Lara and I would listen to lots of records and of quite a bit of research,” Abby says. “We needed to put a repertoire together and there was a certain criteria we were going for without really defining it to each other. We just found we were pretty much in the same spot.
“And now we get our songs from everywhere,” she continues. “For instance, the other day I heard a song, L’amour, L’amour, L’amour, which is Love, Love, Love, on a French television commercial for a supermarket chain. Or Lara will sit up late at night trawling the internet and then send me links. And I’ll go, “Yeah, I like that one’, or, ‘No, I don’t like that one at all’. “Or people will now suggest stuff to us,” Abby says. “They will say, ‘Oh, you must listen to this person’. And, to be honest, I had absolutely no knowledge of French
music at all when we began this. But Baby et Lulu has become so much fun that we often imagine us doing it when we reach 80. We won’t be wearing high heels, but we will probably have to wear wigs. And we probably won’t do much singing either. We’ll just tell stories, smoke cigarettes and drink.” Abby concludes by announcing that she has a new solo album almost in the can which just needs to be mastered.
“I don’t have a release date but it will be some time in the first half of 2018,” she says. ‘I went to Nashville to make it but it’s not a country record. It was just that there is a producer there, Brad Jones, who I really wanted to work with.
“I don’t usually take much notice of producer’s names but I noticed Brad’s name kept coming up on some really great albums I was listening to,” Abby says. “He did Melody Pool’s last two albums and they sound amazing. He also did an album with Bob Evans years ago that I really love.”
La Soirée Cliché, featuring Baby et Lulu and many more, takes place
from 7pm on Saturday 13 January at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Banquet Room with tickets via BASS. http://www.bass.net.au/ events/la-soiree-cliche/ 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. adelaidefestivalcentre. com.au/
tears and plastic tears I often feel the need to start a poem with words like ‘destitution’ or ‘pain’.
these words leap to mind. – like I’m some war hero or torture victim?
Single Review Cathedral/Mt Mountain Independent by Ian Messenger It was just the other day and I was driving down ANZAC Highway and turned on Three D Radio and tuned into what they were playing. Being in the depths of a summer haze I was not particularly aware of what time of the day it was or even what day of the week it was so I had no idea what program I was listening to – now the point of this ramble is that I started thinking about Mt Mountain, they had emailed me a few days before with their press release for their latest single, and I started to think – hey, this is it, this is the new Mt Mountain song! Cathedral is Mt Mountain’s single from their third LP Golden Rise, and kudos to this Perth quintet that you can instantly recognise their music. A distinct style, and signature vibe – the kind of thing that pays the bills, or used to. Cathedral is always driving forward with a rhythm section racing towards the sunset, downhill, footing almost lost on every step yet you can’t stop. Vocal-launches leaving you running in the air, freefalling in reverse and perhaps vacuumed towards their Cathedral in the sky where the weary passenger dips their face into a bowl of heavenly stardust served on a silver tray by strange humanoid pets that have materialised from a Dr Zeus book like reality was some kind of enjoyable nightmare.
Like any serious work of art Cathedral employs both light and shade, and there is certainly a level of subliminal menace creeping out of the walls of this euphoric structure. Recorded with Ron Pollard at Studio Sleepwalkers Dread it certainly indicates the Golden Rise LP will be another solid and popular piece of work by Mt Mountain.
I admit I did wish for a little more hi-fi to the sound of this track. My ears were hanging for more crispness in the drums and even the guitars. Although the genre of psych-rock is a more lo-fi style of delivery, Buried Feather’s 2017 release Mind Of The Swarm shows just how a hi-fi approach can work. Catherdral is by no means lo-fi but my personal taste for it was just to notch up the brilliance a touch. Probably not even worth mentioning. If you want to experience Mt Mountain in the best possible way then get on down to the Grace Emily on Thursday 25 January. Supported by The Dunes and The Howling Fog, they are a band which reins supreme as a live act. One of the best live shows I saw last year. A complete and mature act.
– nails hammered into my skull by green men who refuse my requests for alcohol? morphine? pornographic magazines? puppies and kittens? ham sandwiches? fast cars? a perfectly shaved pussy on a bed of garden salad? not much going on in life but is this ‘destitution’, or ‘pain’? is this Syria?
so there are men in this city getting prolonged and slowed-down blowjobs whilst they hold wineglasses in their hand filled with pinot noir hand-squeezed in the Adelaide Hills then tickled down the breast of the vintner’s wife;
so I may be staring at blank kitchen walls with only cups of tea to make and television to watch until the sun rises over this earth crust no god would deign to witness. no matter.
when people grow old, become sick and then die it’s just like turning off your computer and then on again. pigeons will coo again, like the sound my iMac with every reboot.
wars will rage and profits will be made for those who can get in on it.
Cancer Bats (Canada) at Fowler’s Live
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
FRIDAY 26 JANUARY Phoenix Mini Festival: Chris Webby, Complete, Kogz and Sever at Governor Hindmarsh Kim Churchill (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel SUNDAY 28 JANUARY Naomi Keyte, Leah Senior (Melbourne) and Mary Webb at Wheatsheaf Hotel
WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY The Maine (US) at Fowler’s Live THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY Gene Simmons (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
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
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 FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY Ne Obliviscaris (Melbourne) at Fowler’s Live Rise Against (US) at Thebarton Theatre Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers (Texas), The Saucermen and Pumpin’ Piano Cats at Gaslight Tavern
SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY The Stranglers (UK) and Ruts DC (UK) at Thebarton Theatre
WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY Saliva (US) at Fowler’s Live THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY The Ahern Brothers (Melbourne) at Grace Emily FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY Holy Holy and Heaps Good Friends at Governor Hindmarsh Primal Scream (UK) at HQ Roger Waters (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Neil & Liam Finn (NZ) at Bird In Hand winery (Woodside)
SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY The Australian Motley Crue Show at Fowler’s Live Gang Of Youths and Middle Kids at Bird In Hand Winery (Woodside) 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 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 Queen (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre
THURSDAY 1 MARCH Ball Park Music (Sydney), Ali Barter and Hatchie at Governor FRIDAY 1 MARCH Cold Chisel, Kasey Chambers and Bad/ Dreems at Adelaide 500
SATURDAY 3 MARCH Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence and Ajak Kwai at Jive Live (US) and Birds Of Tokyo (Perth) at Adelaide 500 SUNDAY 4 MARCH Robbie Williams (UK) at Adelaide 500
WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH Steve Poltz (Can/US) at Trinity Sessions
SATURDAY 24 MARCH GoldLink (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 9 MARCH 360 (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Kate Miller-Heidke and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at Adelaide Town Hall
MONDAY 26 MARCH Bruno Mars (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre
THURSDAY 8 MARCH The Lemonheads (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
SUNDAY 25 MARCH Neck Deep (Wales) at Governor Hindmarsh
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
MONDAY 14 MAY Marlon Williams (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh
TUESDAY 13 MARCH Thursday (US) and Quicksand at Governor Hindmarsh
TUESDAY 15 MAY Silverstein (Canada) and Comeback Kid at Fowler’s Live
FRIDAY 16 MARCH Joe Feliciano (US) and Wendy Matthews at Governor Hindmarsh
WEDNESDAY 16 MAY Sepultura (Brazil) and Death Angel (US) 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)
FRIDAY 23 MARCH Harry Manx (Canada) at Goveror Hindmarsh
MONDAY 30 APRIL Squeeze (UK) and John Cooper Clarke (Manchester) at Governor Hindmarsh
TUESDAY 8 MAY The Killers (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre
SUNDAY 11 MARCH Big Country (Scotland) at Governor Hindmarsh
THURSDAY 22 MARCH Andrew Strong (Northern Ireland) at Governor Hindmarsh Jackson Browne (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
FRIDAY 27 APRIL Shaun Kirk (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel
THURSDAY 14 MAY Dr Feelgood (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh
SATURDAY 10 MARCH Greenleaf (Sweden), Filthy Lucre, Sons Of Zoku and Dirty Pagans at Jive
TUESDAY 20 MARCH Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Gilbert O’Sullivan (Ireland) at Festival Theatre
SUNDAY 22 APRIL Jimmy Barnes at Thebarton Theatre
THURSDAY 24 MAY Pain (Sweden) at Fowler’s Live 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
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
FRIDAY 25 MAY Angus & Julia Stone at Flinders Uni Plaza FRIDAY 15 JUNE The Whitlams (Sydney), Alex Lloyd (Sydney) and Deborah Conway (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh
FREE MUSIC SCHEDULE Enjoy an eclectic mix of French music from gypsy jazz, to chanson française. Soak up the sunshine on the Riverdeck and be entertained by a range of musicians and roving performers celebrating the best in French music.
Louise Blackwell & The French Set Saturday 6pm, 7pm – Sunday 11:45am
La Mauvaise Repuatation Saturday 1pm, 2:20pm
DJ Guillaume Vetu Saturday 11:45am, 4:30pm
DJ Eric the Falcon Saturday 8–10pm
Extemporal Sunday 14 January 1pm, 2:20pm
Coconut Kids Sunday 14 January 4pm, 6pm
DJ WiPod Sunday 14 January 4:50pm, 7pm
Emcees: Jude & Sam
Bamboozled Roving performers
Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 25 January with The Dunes and more as special guests. GYROSCOPE
The Clouds have recently reformed and requested that Falling Joys also reform and join them for a run of shows including the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 11 February with tickets via Oztiz. STICK TO YOUR GUNS
Presented by Destroy All Lines and Chugg Entertainment, Stick to Your Guns are bringing their hardcore, Orange County punk to Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Thursday 18 January with special guests Being As An Ocean, Hindsight and Coves and with tickets via Moshtix. 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. MT. MOUNTAIN Perth’s Mt. Mountain will be mounting a welcome return to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232
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. JUNKIE KUT
Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Friday 12 January accompanied by Nathan Power and with Cal Williams Jr as special guest. JEFF DUFF
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 TORI FORSYTH 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 8.30pm on Saturday 13 January,
LEPROUS Norwegian prog rockers Leprous, who will be in the country to headline Prog Fest in the eastern states, will be playing a sideshow at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Thursday 25 January with AlithiA and more as special guests and tickets via Moshtix. 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. NANCY RUTH Nancy Ruth is a Canadianborn singer, songwriter and recording artist with a powerful stage presence who
Presented by TerrorForma, 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 $10 tickets at the door. SONIA
Presented by Arty Records, much-regarded New Yorkbased artist SONiA (AKA disappear fear) has 17 albums to her credit and will be touring her latest double offering, Live At Maximal, when she plays Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, from 5pm on Sunday 14 January with doors at 4.30pm and Adelaide’s Zac Eden as special guest and with a licensed bar, catering by Little Seeds and tickets via DramaTix. TK REEVE Melbourne’s TK Reeve plays raw, gritty blues with a groove and will be doing so when he plays a free entry show at the
Sydney’s Jeff Duff will once again be presenting his exceptional tribute to the late David Bowie when he brings it to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 12 January with tickets via the venue or Oztix. LEAH SENIOR
Melbourne’s Leah Senior will be the guest of Naomi Keyte when she plays the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 28 January with Mary Webb also on the bill. A DAY ON THE GREEN The Living End, Spiderbait, Veruca Salt, Tumbleweed and The Fauves will be playing Leconfield Wines, McLaren
Vale, on Saturday 17 March with tickets via Ticketmaster FLYYING COLOURS
KE$HA Ke$ha has announced a tour that will have her performing with a full band at Thebarton Theatre as part of her Rainbow tour on Wednesday 4 April with tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster.
ANGUS & JULIA STONE Presented by Secret Sounds, Angus & Julie Stone will be performing on Friday 25 May at an all-ages show at Flinders Melbourne’s Flyying Colours will Uni Plaza with tickets via be flying into town when Swirl Moshtix. Records present Swirl Fest ’18 on Saturday 13 January at the RUBY DEE & THE Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 SNAKEHANDLERS Currie St, Adelaide, with the hefty Direct from Austin, TX, Ruby line-up to also feature interstate Dee & The Snakehandlers acts Body Type and Sweater will be bringing their vintage Curse alongside Siamese, rock’n’roll to the Gaslight Zen Panda, Druid Fluids, Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, Neon Tetra, Goon Wizzarrd, from 9pm on Friday 9 Workhorse, It’s A Hoax, Blush February with The Saucermen Response and Ricky Albeck and Pumpin’ Piano Cats as with tickets on sale now via special guests. Moshtix. GANG OF YOUTHS NECK DEEP 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. Gang Of Youths will be playing LAMINE SONKO on Saturday 17 February with Lamine Sonko & The African Middle Kids at Woodside’s Intelligence and iconic Bird In Hand Winery with Sudanese singer Ajak tickets via ticketbooth. Kwai have announced they will take to the road on NEIL & LIAM FINN their co-headline Afro Neil & Liam Finn have Frequency tour and will play been engaged to perform at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Woodside’s Bird In Hand Saturday 3 March with tickets Winey from 4pm on Friday via Moshtiz. 16 February with tickets via Ticketbooth. 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 15 February. SILVERSTEIN Presented by Destroy All Lines, Canada’s Silverstein will be hitting Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, with their post hardcore musings on Tuesday 15 May with Comeback Kid as very special guests and tickets on sale via Moshtix.
DON WALKER 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 BHG is saxophone player Michael Blicher, pianist Dan Hemmer and drummer Dr Steve Gadd and, armed with a new album, will be performing at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 18 February with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
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.
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.
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. 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
THE LIVING END, American Idiot, Baby et Lulu, Zephyr Quartet, Michaela Burger and much, much more.