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Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 21 April with special guests Antonia & The Lazy Susans and Sincerely, Grizzly with tickets via the venue or Oztix. ASHES TO ASHES ILL STARRED CAPTAIN

Port Lincoln’s long-running duo Ill Starred Captain will have hometown friend Eli Iannucci with them when they play the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Friday 9 February and Willunga’s Middle Pub (Willunga Hotel, 3 High St) on Saturday 10 February.

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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 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 15 April (which just happens to be his birthday) with special guests Bullfight.

Adelaide’s Gumbo Ya Ya play well-seasoned New Orleansstyle music and will be Headliners The Poets Of Slam celebrating over 30 years when Society will be joined by The they step into the Governor Empty Threats, RedHeart and Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, ADM-73 for a licensed all-ages Hindmarsh, from 7.30pm on show of melodic fuzz rock from 7pm on Saturday 10 February at Friday 27 April with tickets via Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), the venue or Oztix and special guest acts to be announced 92 Pirie St, Adelaide, with drink specials, pool tables, beer garden, soon. chill area and an entry fee of an YOUNG OFFENDERS easy $10. CANCELLED

THE RED SKULL The Red Skull will be presenting a Big Night Out when they take THE HARD ACHES 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.

Adelaide punks Young Offenders will headline a show at Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, from HIGHTIME 9pm on Saturday 10 February The Hard Aches have announced Hightime have been on hiatus alongside Spanish punks Berri a huge national tour to celebrate but will make a return from 7pm Txarrak and locals Heinous the release of new album, Mess, on Friday 9 February when Crimes with $10 tickets at the and in their hometown they they play Jive, 181 Hindley St, door. will be making a mess at the Adelaide, alongside Dr Piffle & CONTINUED PAGE 18

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and I learnt so much about the craft of storytelling and context and call-backs and all of that from them, and um, I love it!” enthuses Joel. “I can’t imagine doing any other style of stand up.”

When asked about school life and what kind of kid he was, if he was the class clown or more reserved, Joel explains that he was mostly bored at school and slightly reserved.

joel creasey Joel Creasey by I.C.T. Messenger The Adelaide Fringe Festival is upon us again and who better to have as our cover story for this edition of BSide Magazine than the official ambassador of the Fringe, Mr Joel Creasey himself. BSide got on the phone to this gregarious raconteur of the world’s comedy stages and had a great chat. From New York to the UK, commentator of Eurovision, GQ Comedian of the Year and fresh from the set of Neighbours where Joel threw himself with relish into the role of a slut – no matter what walk of life you’re from everyone relates to the storytelling wit of Joel Creasey.

Comedy writing is perhaps one of the darkest arts, along with politics and horseracing, and when asked Joel explains that his comedy comes from his life experiences that he simply retells much in the same vein as Joan Rivers and her approach to stand up. “I think most comedians write their stand up out word for word and go and practice and practice and practice it,” says Joel. “I’m a bit different in that because my stand up is very autobiographical and literally every year is just an update of all the terrible things I have gotten up to in the past year to my audience.

“I just kind of live my year, and I’m one of those people who just fall into ridiculous situations. When something terrible happens to me I go, ‘well at least that will make good stand up,’ and I start compiling in my head. And then around now [before this tour] I start laying them all out and going, ‘all right, what’s the show, what’s

the storyline, what’s happened in the past year?’

“I was never the class clown. I was more the one at the back of the room whispering jokes under my breath to my friends around me. I was still a total teacher’s pet, but because I’m a backstabber,” laughs Joel, “I was nice to the teacher’s faces but then I’d just tear them to shreds under my breath.

“But I was so bored at school because I had my mind and heart set on performance. And “For example,” explains Joel, “in the past I went to an all-boys school that offered year I’ve been to Eurovision, I released football scholarships – there wasn’t a whole a book, I did Neighbours –um so they’re lot there for me,” laments Joel. “Apart from all so ridiculous – and I call a writing the boys!” partner but we don’t write any of it out. We basically sit around, Joel Creasey explains that “I’m a bit different coming to the Adelaide Fringe have a coffee, have a wine, and I tell her all in that because my is something he is really looking the stories and she says, stand up is very forward to, and as Fringe ‘that’s hilarious, put that ambassador he expects to autobiographical assume some feudal privileges. in the show. Do that one first, do that one second.’ and literally every Then I kind of just get up year is just an “Well it will be my world and do it. I don’t really premiere of the show. I mean update of all the I’m working on the show at the practice them.” terrible things I moment. I don’t really finalise If you have ever seen one have gotten up to it until the week before, in my of Joel Creasey’s shows You know there’s still in the past year to mind. you are immediately stuff happening right up until my audience.” I do it. The show is constantly impressed at how well he crafts a story, but he has changing. never studied storytelling like a literary writer might. “I’m excited,” enthuses Joel. “I’m also the Adelaide Fringe Festival ambassador this “The crazy thing is I sit around with my year, so I think I have the power to knight friends who are so much funnier than people and have people executed, so I’m me and they’re not even comedians excited about that. Yeah I’m going to have and I go, ‘oh, I wish I could tell a story Matt Gilbertson beheaded.” like you do,’” says Joel. “Um, so I kind of just learn off the people around me. Joel Creasey will be performing And I think the good thing is to not his show Blonde Bombshell be surrounded by comedians but by in the Garden of Unearthly different people who bring different things to the table. Delights for the Adelaide Fringe. “But in terms of my comedy inspirations I have always loved storytelling comedians like Fiona O’Loughlin and Joan Rivers. I actually think female comics are far superior to male comics in the storytelling department. I actually think they are far superior to male comics in all areas to be honest,” jokes Joel. “But particularly storytelling. I was lucky enough to tour with Joan Rivers and Fiona O’Loughlin for many years

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we all thought we’d just do the old stuff we used to play. But, because I have a studio in Melbourne, we may think about doing something. It’s just not something that’s on the top of the list of things to do.” Guitarist Phil Colson is Sia’s father.

“And it’s funny because there’s a photo of Rum Jungle from back in the day where we are all standing on a bridge on Hackney Rd and Phil is holding a little baby Sia,” James laughs. “And when Sia was singing with Crisp, they got offered a deal with an English label and she asked my advice about it. I said, ‘Yeah, jump on it’, but nothing came of it.

Rum jungle THE LEGENDARY RUM JUNGLE By Robert Dunstan Adelaide’s Rum Jungle were one of the more popular bands on the scene back in the ’70s and Friday evenings spent at North Adelaide’s Lord Melbourne Hotel have become the stuff of legend for those who can remember any of it. The band, guitarist Phil Colson, bass players Ian McDonald and Rod Cornish, saxophonist Bruce Sandow, keyboard player James Black and new recruit Mark Meyer on drums, all went their separate ways with all going on to play with some of Australia’s finest. I still recall going to a gig in Sydney at The Basement to catch jazz stylist Vince Jones and was delighted to see that not only was Bruce was playing sax with him but Phil was at the bar. Ian Mcdonald went on to play with Stars, Rod Cornish became a session musician and James Black still plays with Mondo Rock as well as being involved in SBS’ RocKwiz. “I only do the RocKwiz tours now,” James says. “I’ve taken a break from the television show. It was time to do that.” Rum Jungle reformed in 2015 to play in the Garden Of Unearthly Delights during that

year’s Adelaide Fringe and it proved to be a huge success.

“And Phil also just played at the 50th anniversary show of Foreday Riders and I flew up to Sydney for that,” he then announces. “And it was a fabulous thing because they had invited all the guitar players that had ever been with them over the years. And 50 years is something to celebrate.”

James, who produced Adelaide’s band The Hiptones’ debut album, Right Now, says that he still enjoys touring with Mondo Rock but it’s a different experience from treading the boards with Rum Jungle.

“Mondo Rock is a serious, well-oiled machine with nothing left to chance,” he suggests. “But Rum Jungle is just a lot of fun.

“And then we were asked to do it again,” “And another thing I love doing is playing James says, “but we weren’t interested. More so me because it’s a lot “It was worth the with Benny & The Fly By Nighters,” James enthuses. of work and I was the one effort of getting “They are a jump blues band putting all the nuts and bolts everyone back from Melbourne and I’ve together because everyone together for that toured overseas with them. else is spread all over the place. Rod lives in New York first reunion show. And Benny is a fantastic guitar player – probably now but came from London To be honest, I my favourite since Ross last time. thought we’d be Hannaford passed away – and lucky to get 150 he’s also a great songwriter “And then the guys putting on the stuff at the German people along but who spends half his time in Club asked and I said no it was more than Melbourne and the other half in Austin, Texas.” first before thinking, ‘Oh, it double that.” could be fun to do it again’, Legendary Adelaide band and getting back to them and Rum Jungle have reformed once again to saying. ‘Yeah, let’s do it’. So here we are stage a show at The German Club (AKA again. The GC), 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA, “And we had a lot of fun last time because from 8pm on Sunday 25 February with we all still like what we used to do,” James tickets selling fast via FringeTIX. https://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/ continues. “So it was worth the effort of fringetix/the-legendary-rum-junglegetting everyone back together for that first reunion show. To be honest, I thought af2018 we’d be lucky to get 150 people along – that’s what I was expecting and quietly hoping for – but it was more than double that. It was quite a surprise. “And we could only play a short set too,” he says. “So we thought we’d do it again at the German Club where we’ll have no real restraints. And Phil had said last time, ‘Hey, let’s play some new songs’, but


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This is a farcical book, a total sham of a book, and not just in the made-up biographies of a fabricated literary cannon, but even in the acknowledgements, the dedication and author bio, even on the very first page that lists ‘other books by the author’, on the page that offers up publishing information such as who’s credited with the author’s photo, and in the index (the index might well be the funniest part of the book). Everything about this book is fake news, though Donald Trump, with his lacking sense of humour, most likely wouldn’t get it.

Their Brilliant Careers, Ryan O’Neill Black Inc, 2016 Reviewed by Heather Taylor Johnson 2017 has been a cracker for Ryan O’Neill with a Prime Minister’s Award and a Miles Franklin shortlisting (among others) for his book Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers. These are serious awards for serious writing, and if I’m going to imagine the judges discussing O’Neill’s book at their deliberation meeting, I’m going to say they were laughing, there was maybe even a little leg-slapping, too, because contrary to popular belief, humour does have a place in literary fiction; it’s just that writers rarely go there.

ron the ox Ron The Ox by I.C.T. Messenger Ron The Ox is a five-man gang of rock’n roll energy and are currently engaged in the Friday night residency spot at The Grace Emily Hotel for all of February. BSide Magazine caught with Ox instigator Tom Kennedy in the beer garden at the back of the Grace and sank some brews and had a chat about this coveted residency gig.

Frederick Stratford is ‘the boldest and most successful plagiarist of the twentieth century,’ whose books include Odysseus, The Enchanted Mountain, Mrs Galloway, The Sun Comes Up Too, and A Journey to India, hacking into the wares of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Mann, Hemingway and EM. Forster; Sydney Steele is Australia’s best known writer even though, through disastrous mishaps, has no published work; Addison Tiller, author of the Pa and Pete ‘Homestead Stories’, is considered the ‘Chekov of Coolabah’, a major bush writer, truly ocker, though the only place he’d ever been, outside of his native England, was Sydney. These characters and many like them are ridiculous inventions, sometimes taking on attributes of true-life writers (the science fiction writer Rand Washington founded a cult called the Transvoidists, not unlike L.Ron Hubbard’s Church of Scientology), and they’re very, very funny, but sometimes there’s tragedy, and it’s O’Neill’s poignant melding of the heartbreak with the comic that takes Their Brilliant Careers out of the ‘merely hilarious’ tagline and enters it into something quite affecting. Matilda Young, for example, Australia’s first Nobel laureate, spent her childhood under the brutal whim of her poetry-hating step-father and her literary career battling extreme sexism (after winning the Nobel prize, the Western Sydney Advertiser ran a missable article titled ‘Sydney

“We hounded him pretty much,” Tom explains when referring to Grace management and getting the residency spot. “We’ve known George for a number of years from our old band The Sweet Decline. We played here many times, we had a residency in the past. And with Ron The Ox we had a couple of shows here that have been pretty successful. Beers over the counter always helps as well to get a gig.” Ron The Ox was formed in some way out of a reshuffle of The Sweet Decline, with the drummer being pulled out from the backline to the front. “Ron The Ox has been around coming up to two years. It was a bit of a by-product at the end of The Sweet Decline. Lee [Kennedy, cousin] and I were in The Sweet Decline, and when that finished up we decided to move Lee from the drums to frontman, he started learning guitar, and I moved from frontman of The Sweet Decline to bass player for Ron The Ox.”

Housewife Wins Writing Competition’, the kudos of ‘Australia’s first Nobel prize winner’ going to the true-life Patrick White). It’s not an unlikable story in today’s world, and in fact it’s strong commentary on the persisting gender bias of this industry. Even Tiller’s tale of living a lie as a ridgie-didge bushman is tragic in that he never could come clean, he never could write the serious literature he longed to. These writers, whether they are spoofs of real literary icons or O’Neill’s original inventions, have much to do with one another’s careers and personal lives, flitting in and out of each other’s bios, so that it’s not just sixteen characters he’s created but an entire bygone literary landscape. Readers will love the occasional appearances of and homages to actual literary figures such as Peter Carey, Helen Garner, David Malouf and Charlotte Wood. O’Neill himself pops in and out, too. O’Neill cleverly takes the micky out of the industry again and again. In one example he lists ‘three massive Australian poetry anthologies of the 1960s, Classic Australian Poems (1961), The Classic Poems of Australia (1965) and Australia’s Classic Poems (1969)’, which reminds me of a time not too long ago when we had the annual end-of-the-year anthologies Best Australian Poems and Best Australian Poetry. He references such literary journals as the conservative Quarter (the real-life Quarterly) and its leftists counterpart Overground (Overland), and it’s either our longstanding Southerly or Westerly that, in Their Brilliant Careers, becomes Northerly. In his send-up of the notorious Ern Malley hoax, he gives us the ‘Chapman affair’. One needn’t know the inside scoop on our literary history, but it certainly enhances the laugh-track, which leads me to my final assessment: for literary fanatics, this book is endlessly entertaining, and for those who aren’t so much into literature but enjoy the occasional read, this book is endlessly entertaining.

Half of the residency is already done but the third and fourth Fridays of February are yet to come. “The third week we have an acoustic night happening. It’s probably a first for Ron The Ox, we haven’t done any acoustic stuff before. So Anthony [Carbone] will be doing acoustic. And we have Ant Candelish from Ride Into The Sun with his new band Lost Palms I think it’s called, they’re playing. And we have Christopher Jaw-Moss. And the last night we have Conner’s [Jolly] band Chinese New Year.” Catch Ron The Ox on Fridays throughout February at The Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth Street, Adelaide. Free entry.


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February alongside Tabula Rasa and Nuseum with $15 tickets at the door.

Adelaide-based singer songwriter Steve Foster recently passed away and RAVEN BLACK NIGHT a tribute evening has been organised for Tuesday 13 February at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, which will feature friends such as Graham Davidge, Geoff Mayne, John Appleby, Chris Goodall and Michael Cooper plus more to be announced. The night will be MCd by Channel 7’s Paul Makin and will also include the footage Steve’s induction into the AMC South Australian Music Hall Of Long-running and highlyFame with entry via donation. regarded Adelaide metal band Raven Black Night will headline DAVE HUDSON a licensed all-ages show from Adelaide’s Dave Hudson, an 7pm on Saturday 24 February enigma even to himself, has alongside Hi Speed Life, Do A his musical journey organised Flip and more to be announced as he’s announced a show on at Minnesota Fats (formerly Friday 2 March at which he Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, will be presenting songs from with drink specials, pool tables, his The Journey album at the beer garden, chill area and an Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George entry fee of an easy $10. St, Thebarton, with his five-piece band, The Eclectic Collective, ICE ON MERCURY and Ben Ford-Davies as his very special guest. SWORD IN STONE Adelaide rock band Sword In Stone have invited Already Gone and Pink Noise Generator to join them for a free entry show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 23 March. SQUEAKER Squeaker will be launching a new single, The Touch, when they play as special guests of Melbourne’s Crystal Ignite and her band at the Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Saturday 10

Black Coral, who boast a new line-up with Ted Duncan on bass, and have some new tunes, have asked The Howling Fog to join them for a free entry psych rock show from 9pm on Friday 16 February at the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, which also happens to be opening night of Adelaide Fringe. HIGHTIME

STONE PONY Nancy Bates and Corey Theatre will be performing at Stone Pony’s first event of the year on Friday 10 February at Wirra Creek Music, 175 Main Rd, Willunga, with tickets via Ticketboo or at the door if any remain.

TWILIGHT SESSIONS City Of Prospect’s Twilight Sessions take place at Prospect Memorial Gardens, Menzies Crs, Prospect, every until Friday 23 February with food and drink available or BYO picnic, live bands and other entertainment each session. Catch some world beats on Friday 9 February from Bortier Okoe, Abraska and DJ Twon and some blues and roots on Friday 16 February from Alana Jagt, Aaron Thomas, Max Savage and Oisima. SALVY & THE HIRED HELP Rock’n’rollers Salvy & The Hired Help have invited brand new mod band Mode to join them for a free entry affair at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 10 February. KAURNA CRONIN

Hightime have been on hiatus but will make a return from 7pm on Friday 9 February when they play Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, alongside Dr Piffle & The Burlap Band, The Brothers Goon and All In with $15 tickets at the door and a special guest DJ spinning tunes between sets. CRUMP CAKE ORCHESTRA

Kaurna Cronin will have his band with him when he returns from yet another overseas tour and plays the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 7pm on Sunday 25 March with some soon to be announced special guests and tickets via Evenbrite. ADELAIDE 500

Adelaide band Ice On Mercury are calling it a day and have announced at final show at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Friday 17 February with $10 presale tickets available via the band or at the door on the night if any remain and with Ourobic as special guests.

Crump Cake Orchestra, fresh from the launch of their Copy Copy album, will be taking to the stage of Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 13 April (yikes) with special guests yeahyeahabsolutelynoway and Erasure Description with more details as they come to hand.

The Adelaide acts to play Adelaide 500 have been announced by Music SA’s Bands On Track with Hana & Jessie Lee and Donnarumma to play on Friday 2 March alongside Cold Chisel,


Kasey Chambers and Bad// Dreems, Kitchen Witch and Young Offenders to play on Saturday 3 March alongside Live and Birds Of Tokyo and Neon Tetra and Ollie English to play on Sunday 3 March alongside Robbie Williams and Sheppard. MINNESOTA FATS Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, is set to host a night of punk rock from 7pm until late on Friday 9 February as a licensed, all-ages evening which will feature Strigoaicia, Full Dose, Gutter Bong and Pigasus with drink specials, pool tables, beer garden, chill area and an entry fee of an easy $10. CANCELLED

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Seasoned rhythm and blues band The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers, who have risen from the still smouldering ashes of Indiana Phoenix, have a new, 11-song album, The Devil Lives Down My Street, in the can and a run of shows coming up including Pt Adelaide’s Railway Hotel on Sunday 11 February, Wheatsheaf Hotel on Friday 16 February, Macclesfield’s Three Brothers Arms on Friday 23 February, Mt Compass Tavern on Saturday 10 March, Adelaide’s Baddog (63 Hyde St) on Friday 16 March and Christies Beach Sailing Club on Sunday 25 March.

Rd, Hindmarsh, on the first Saturday of each month and features an array or performers of all persuasions, a 9pm start and entry via donation.

DOCTOR DESOTO Doctor DeSoto have invited Snooks La Vie and Courtney Robb to join them for a free entry show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton,

GRENADIERS Grenadiers will be launching their new album, Find Something You Love & Let It Kill You, at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell st, Adelaide, on Saturday 17 March (also known as Election Day and St Patrick’s Day) with Audioism is a new Adelaide tickets selling fast via Moshtix. business with over a dozen years industry experience that SUNSET SESSIONS specialises in mobile recording Adelaide Festival Centre has and can come direct to you free entry Sunset Sessions to record and can also offer for 2018 with an array of local photography for promotional performers. Catch Ryan Martin purposes as well as various John (6.20pm) on Friday 9 other services. February, Sitara (from 5.50pm) on Saturday 10 February, THE SOUND GARAGE Alison Coppe and David Got a gig coming up and need Mazzarelli from 5.50pm on a set-up? The Sound Garage, Friday 16 February and Sitara 1/179 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 3.20pm on Saturday 17 is offering a 25% discount to February. those who have a show that THE GOV’S VARIETY SHOW The Gov’s Variety Show takes place in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port

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FLAT CAP PRODUCTIONS

Helmed by Darren Lane, Adelaide-based Flat Cap FIDEL’S BAR 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 Fidel’s Bar is an alternative Darren on 0425 085 449 music and arts club situated HUMBLE BEE or via email at flatcapprod@ at 66 Wattle Ave, Royal Pk, Humble Bee, who have not gmail.com with a nice discount which opens from 4pm until actually played a gig since 2011, if you make mention of BSide 8pm on Friday evenings and will be celebrating their 10th Magazine. for a special Sunday afternoon anniversary by presenting a fundraising concert each month free entry show at the Grace AUDIOISM with the next taking place from Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, 4pm on Sunday 25 February Adelaide, from 8pm on Sunday with an easy $5 entry. 25 February with Hannah Fairlamb and Ben Revi as QUEEN OF DARTS special guests.

Queen Of Darts, a hard hittin’, beer drinkin’ rock band, will be releasing a new EP at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 10 February with special guests Rat Ta’Mango and Tympano with $10 tickets at the door..

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 and a brand new menu on Friday evenings from 6pm.

week. Contact Jordan on 0481 155 892 or just pop in. CAFÉ TROPPO Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Sq,

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. 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.


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For Your Love, the British rock invasion, will hit the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, as part of Adelaide Fringe, on Saturday 17 February with tickets via the venue or FringeTIX. THE YOUNG FOLK

Jennifer Degrassi Band will be joined by Bacharach Beehive Choir when they present an Adelaide Fringe show at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, to celebrate the music of Burt Bacharach on Wednesday 7 March with tickets via the venue or FringeTIX.

As part of Adelaide Fringe, Tara Carragher and her righteous band will be presenting NAZEEM HUSSAIN a Lucinda Williams tribute, Righteously, at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, at 8.30pm on Saturday 10 March and from 4.30pm on Sunday 11 March with tickets via FringeTIX. Highly regarded contemporary Irish folk quartet The Young Folk will be playing JOEL CREASEY Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, as part of Adelaide Fringe from 7.30pm (doors at 7pm) on Saturday 24 February with tickets via FringeTIX. LITTLE CAPTAIN

Presented by Live Nation, Joel Creasey, the crown prince of Aussie comedy, will be presenting Blonde Bomshell at Adelaide Fringe 2018 from 9.30pm on Monday 5 March until Sunday 11 March at Corona Theatre in The Garden Of Unearthly Delights with tickets via FringeTIX. FOR YOUR LOVE

As part of Adelaide Fringe, Little Captain are set to present The Songs Of The Velvet Underground on Wednesday 21 February and Friday 2 March at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with $10 tickets via FringeTIX.

Presented by Live Nation, popular comic Nazeem Hussain will be presenting No Pain, No Hussain as part of Adelaide Fringe 2018 when he undertakes a run of shows from Tuesday 20 February until Sunday 25 February at The Box in The Garden Of Unearthly Delights with tickets via FringeTIX.

LEAD BELLY Adelaide’s The Hushes will present the songs of blues icon Lead Belly at the FOWLER’S LIVE COMEDY Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, as part of Adelaide Fringe from 3-4pm on has a number of Adelaide Fringe comedy Sunday 18 February, Sunday 25 February shows happening with Brisbane’s Luke and Sunday 4 March with tickets via Heggie at 7pm from Wednesday 14 FringeTIX. March through until Sunday 18 March, Scotland’s Daniel Sloss from 8.15pm on SUSAN LILY Wednesday 14 March and then from As part of Adelaide Fringe, Susan Lily, 9.30pm until Sunday 18 March and the accompanied by her band, will be launching loose unit that is Melbourne’s Nick Cody a new album as part of her show Butterfly: from 8.15pm on Thursday 15 March The Journey Continues, which is to be staged until Saturday 17 March with tickets via at Fedora’s Restaurant at the Hilton Hotel, FringeTIX or Moshtix. 264 South Rd, Hilton from 7pm on Friday 9


THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective will make a return to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, for Adelaide Fringe and will play no less than half a dozen shows (Thursday 22 February at 7.30pm, Friday 23 February at 7.30pm, Saturday 24 February at 7.30pm, Thursday 15 March at 7.30pm, Friday 16 March at 7.30pm and Saturday 17 March at 7.30pm) under the name Do Uke Remember? with tickets via FringeTIX. SHAKE YOUR BOOTY (doors at 7pm) on Thursday 15 March with tickets via FringeTIX.

March and Saturday 10 March and from 5.30pm on Sunday 11 March with tickets via FringeTIX and Susan’s website.

THE MOTOWN STORY Presented by The Motown Connection, The Motown Story celebrates the Motown hits and will be presenting an Adelaide Fringe show at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 10 March with tickets via the venue or FringeTIX.

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 the renowned Billy Joel Tribute Concert Australia from 7pm on Saturday 17 Disco explosion Shake Your Booty features February with the cruise boat leaving from Port Adelaide’s Queens Wharf and all the classic ’70s disco hits and comes to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, tickets via Eventbrite and FringeTIX. Hindmarsh, as part of Adelaide Fringe on Saturday 24 February with tickets via the THE DARK SEEDS venue or FringeTIX. MIKE MCCLENNAN

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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 and FringeTIX.

WHILE & MATTHEWS Chris While and Julie Matthews are regarded as the undisputed queens of British folk duo and will have Vincent’s Chair in trio mode as very special guests when they play Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, as part of Adelaide Fringe from 7.30pm

As part of Adelaide Fringe, The Dark Seeds will be paying tribute to the songs of Nick Cave when they play Frome St’s Chateau Apollo on Thursday 22 February before they grace the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, Well-known Australian singer songwriter Mike McClennan will be highlighting a new on Tuesday 6 March and Saturday 17 album, Intermission, along with his classic March with tickets via FringeTIX. songs when he plays Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, STEVE POLTZ Clarence Pk, as part of Adelaide Fringe from 7.30pm (doors at 7pm) on Friday 23 February with tickets via FringeTIX.

Highly entertaining and rather engaging Canadian-born troubadour Steve Poltz is making his way back to Australia for the umpteenth time to play Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, as part of Adelaide Fringe and will play no less than two sets from 7.30pm (doors at 7pm) on Wednesday 7 March with tickets via FringeTIX.


so when they hit the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, as part of Adelaide Fringe on Saturday 17 March and Sunday 18 March with tickets via the venue or FringeTIX.

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ADELAIDE ROOTS & BLUES ASSOCIATION Adelaide Roots & Blues Association will present Blues At The Fringe at Global Music Revolution, 16/47 OG Rd, Klemzig, with Ben Ford-Davies and One More Mile on Friday 16 February and Nikko & Snooks and Kings & Associates on Friday 6 March with plenty of parking, Pistol Pete’s famous BBQ from 7pm, licensed bar and tickets via FringeTIX. BROTHER 2 BROTHER

The German Club (AKA The GC)), 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, has an array of seated, cabaret-style shows coming up as part of its In Concert Series for Adelaide Fringe, with Mike Rudd’s 1st Base presenting In Life After Life from 8.30pm on Friday 16 February and Saturday 17 February, Miles Davis tribute Kind Of Blue from 7.30pm on Saturday 17 February, Nathaniel presenting Let’s Get It On The Songs Of Marvin Gaye from 9.30pm on Saturday 17 February, Rumours with The Fleetwood Mac Show from 6pm on Sunday 18 February, The Flaming Sambucas with ABBA Gold from 8pm on Sunday 18 February, The Bald Eagles presenting their tribute to The Eagles, Hell Over Freezes, at 7pm on Wednesday 21 February and from 8pm on Sunday 11 March, Glenn Shorrock presenting the world premiere of From Ten-Pound Pom To Global Multiplatinum Artist from 8pm on Thursday 22 February (SOLD OUT) and now also Friday 23 February at 9.30pm,, Field, See & Mason with Down Under The Covers from 7.30pm on Friday 23 February, Andy Seymour with Buddy Diamond 1960 – A Night At The Stardust from 7.30pm on Saturday 24 February, The Brewster Brothers paying tribute to Bob Dylan from 9.30pm on Saturday 24 February, The Flaming Sambucas presenting Goodbye Yellow Brick Road from 6pm on Sunday 25 February, legendary Adelaide band Rum Jungle from 8pm on Sunday 25 February and Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks playing songs by Daddy Cool, Mondo Rock and more from 9.30pm on Saturday 3 March with all tickets via FringeTIX.

Adelaide’s Adam Page, who has collected an array of awards as part of his musical journey, has no less than four Adelaide Fringe shows coming up at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with bookings open now at FringeTIx for 7.30pm on Wednesday 21 February, Wednesday 28 February, Wednesday 7 March and Wednesday 14 Brothers Craig and Mark Holden will be March. backed by a seven-piece band when they present their acclaimed Brother 2 Brother THE PORT ROCKS show in the Domain Theatre at Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Pk, on Friday 16 February and Saturday 17 February as part of Adelaide Fringe with tickets via FringeTIX.

The Port Rocks is a free entry event taking place in various Pt Adelaide heritage pubs, galleries and wine bar venues as part of Adelaide Fringe on Sunday 25 February and it kicks off at 10am with the annual car and motorcycle event Show’n’Shine in the car park of the British Hotel, 13 North Pde, Pt Adelaide. MAD DOGS

Mad Dogs: The Full Cocker play the music of Joe Cocker and will be doing

A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES Cal Williams Jr, Kory Horwood and Lightnin’ Will will be presenting A History Of Early Blues as part of Adelaide Fringe at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 5pm-6.30pm on Sunday 18 February, Sunday 15 February and Sunday 4 March with tickets via FringeTIX.


hip-hop vocals have plenty of notches and footholds for it to leap anywhere within this bleak canyon of hell the duo ramparts.

on The Zombies Tour which will be coming to Adelaide in March.

Single Review Zombies / Deathbeat Independant by I.C.T. Messenger A supremely cool Melbourne two-piece outfit Deathbeat have just released a couple of singles Zombies and Heartbreaks and are soon to embark

Think Beastie Boys in 2027 going mental with invisible synthesizers, think DZ Deathrays going chow-mein, think white kids getting funked-up as they burn the rules of what you are meant to do with a drum kit and an electric guitar, think carving out your own schtick as you take over the famed Wo-Hop restaurant in NYC’s Chinatown – the location for the Zombies clip of intriguing one-shot iPhone minimalism. This newly formed setup of old time collaborators Steve Tyssen on drums and Julian Schweitzer on guitar is as powerful as it is original. The drum kit is pummelled more than pounded giving such a strong groove that the

The guitar tones that Schweitzer manages to create are truly 2018. Mirror Lies was an LP released by his other band Greenthief last year and aspirations for tonal originality were obvious. Zombies has Schweitzer’s guitar as a refreshingly unique palate of wah, synth and some secret lo-fi ingredient that, in the context of the whole mix, and in the words of ol’ mate Lebowski, ties the whole goddamn room together.

Listen to Zombies here, and wait like waiting for the man for the underground bacchanal that will be Deathbeat’s debut EP to be released later this year.


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“He was more into dance music,” he laughs. since then we’ve put on something like 50 “Pity that.” shows with over 200 performances,” Colin says.

BROTHER 2 BROTHER By Robert Dunstan Brothers Mark and Craig Holden used to play music together back in the late ’60 at The Pancake Kitchen in Adelaide but then ceased to do so as their university studies became more serious. Following university, Craig played with The Moonshine Jug & String Band, while Mark went off to become a pop star which then took him around the world as a songwriter before he moved back to this country and was a judge on the first seasons of Australian Idol. “So when Mark came back here – he lives in Melbourne – we’d get together some weekends and the guitars and songs would come out,” Craig says. “So that’s been great because it had been such a long time.”

That has led to the show Brother 2 Brother, a unique affair as it has Mark and Craig sharing vocals backed by The Rob Pippan Band. Craig sings some of his favourite rock, soul and pop covers with the high energy show also boasting much banter. “And Mark sings his hit songs and some of the hit songs he wrote for others such as Vanessa Amorosi,” Craig says of the show which enjoyed a successful run last year.

Brothers Craig and Mark Holden will be backed by a seven-piece band when they present their acclaimed Brother 2 Brother show in the Domain Theatre at Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Pk, on Friday 16 February and Saturday 17 February as part of Adelaide Fringe with tickets via FringeTIX. https://www.adelaidefringe. com.au/fringetix/brother-tobrother-af2018

THE GERMAN CLUB (AKA THE GC) By Robert Dunstan Adelaide’s The German Club (AKA The GC) has been involved in hosting Adelaide Fringe shows for several years now and, in conjunction with Ignition Entertainment and Rob Pippan Productions, will again be presenting a huge array of productions that span music, magic, dance, cabaret, comedy and theatre in 2018.

Mark’s son, Cane Goldsworthy, also steps up Ignition Entertainment’s Colin Koch says on stage. that he ‘discovered’ The German Club, which has five dedicated performance “And that’s great,” Craig says. “He sang a spaces, when looking for somewhere couple of songs last time and I think he’s suitable to present a show. going to do more this time. And he’s got a great voice – have you seen his band, Gorilla Jones? And it’s great that Mark has his son “I think that back then they had one Fringe show happening – and that was up there with him. I gave my son a guitar for his 14th birthday but he never really got someone from Queensland – so back in 2015 we did four or five nights there and into it.

“And, for 2018, we’ve got over 40 shows,” he says of events from the USA’s ever-popular Movin’ Melvin Brown, Germany’s Sylvia Brécko, UK magician Dave Rueben, UK comedians Claire Ford, Nicky Wilkinson, and Gary Tro along with two shows, Gypsy Fire Electric and Lord Of The Strings!, from the UK’s Matthew Fagan.

And then there are the multitude of music shows at the club presented by Rob Pippan Productions that include Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks, Mike Rudd, Rum Jungle, Glenn Shorrock, The Brewster Brothers, Field, See & Mason and Nathaniel Willemse presenting a tribute to Marvin Gaye. In conjunction with Shingleback Wine, the club will also be presenting a series of free entry showcases in its expansive Showroom from 1pm on Saturday 17 February, Saturday 24 February, Saturday 3 March and Saturday 10 March at which there will be cameo appearances from the stars of the venue’s full program of theatre, comedy, music, cabaret, dance and magic. Colin suggests that the German Club has proven popular with punters as it offers a different kind of Adelaide Fringe experience that is far enough away from the madding crowds. “We seem to have mastered the art of being a ‘friendly’ venue,” he says with a laugh. “The outdoor pop-up Fringe venues are great and offer a lot, but they are not for everyone, especially those who are a bit older. A show at the German Club is much more of a theatrical experience with decent sound and lighting. “So people feel quite comfortable,’ Colin suggests. “It also has proper toilets.”

For more information about what’s happening at The GC, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, for Adelaide Fringe, please visit https://thegcadelaide.com.au/


Do you get nervous before a performance? If so, how do you get over this? “I used to get nervous to the point of throwing up when we first started. But I think it all comes with time and figuring out a routine to relax yourself before the show. Usually a feed, a couple drinks and being surrounded by a handful of the best people calms down the nerves for me.” What’s been the most memorable gig you’ve played so far and why?

ZOLORAGE By Robert Dunstan Zelorage hail from Renmark but the rock band relish any opportunity to travel down and play a show in Adelaide. Such will be the case when they venture to the big smoke once again on Valentine’s Day to play Fowler’s Live as one of two local opening acts – the other being Octanic – on American rock band Saliva’s first ever visit to our shores.

We contacted the band’s drummer, Mark Polst, and asked how they would describe their music to those who have not come across then before?

“We are very similar to ’90s-inspired heavy rock and nu-metal. Huge riffs and drums with bass lines that bring everything together. I personally think our music hits a broad range of emotions. We fit in the metal category, but we definitely aren’t your typical full on, flat=out metal. “Moreso, something to jump and mosh to.”

How did Zelorage – Mark alongside Sam on vocals and guitar and Rowan on bass – get together?

“We all went to high school together. We lived next door to each other about 10kms out of town, but we didn’t even know each other or become a band until we hit high school.” What were the band’s early musical influences and how have these changed over time? “Early influences ranged from Silverchair to Sunk Loto, Korn, Coal Chamber, Staind, Sevendust. All that ’90s goodness. I think not much has changed. The original influences are still my favourites but it seems we have picked up a few newer style bands and artists along the way.   Where have you performed in the past and with what bands?

“We’ve performed all over Australia apart from WA and Tasmania. Previously supported Sevendust and Drowning Pool at the Gov, hed PE at the Prince Bandroom in Melbourne and every regional town or city you can think of in SA and Victoria. How did the upcoming show at Fowler’s Live with Saliva and Octanic come about? “We have dealt with Metropolis Touring before – the Sevendust and Drowning Pool shows – and always did pretty good with crowd attendance numbers. So they seem to help us out a lot with fitting us in with touring bands that we are suited to.”

“Being the main support for Sevendust’s Adelaide show! It was sold out and I got to meet one of my drumming heroes [Morgan Rose] who inspired me to be a drummer.” Where are you up to recording-wise?

“We have three full length albums out. And now a single that is to be released with a clip at the end of this month called When You Turn and a fourth full-length album towards the end of 2018. And who would be your dream musician to play with? “Abe Cunningham of Deftones. Need I say more, ha, ha.”   Future plans for you guys? “A few single releases in 2018 followed by the album and hopefully a lot more touring and great support slots!”

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 special guests Octanic and Zelorage and tickets via Moshtix. http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/ saliva-usa/99997 Hit up Zelorage and Octanic’s Facebook pages for discounted tickets.


MOJO JUJU Ready for a dose of futuristic soul funk? Melbourne’s Mojo Juju has you covered with her bold and seemingly effortless sound. She will take you on a musical journey exploring unending musical odyssey that has so far seen the soul-steeped singer swing from the Bayou to the heaving Nuyorican clubs of the ’60s and ’70s with fluid ease and matchless cool.

Blenheim Music & Camping Festival, held a working farm in the Clare Valley just an hour and a half north of Adelaide, is back for 2018 and boasts its biggest line-up yet over the coming Easter long weekend and will have two days of music, dancing, camping and all round good vibes. The festival will kick off from 5.30pm on Thursday 29 March featuring seven artists (West Thebarton, Mia Dyson, Karl S Williams, Ukulele Death Squad, Kelly Brouhaha, The Skeleton Club and The Shambolics).

Good Friday (Friday 30 March) will then roll in the festival’s traditional day filled with 15 artists (The Black Seeds (NZ), Mojo Juju, Timberwolf, Bootleg Rascals, Z-Star Delta (UK), Kings & Associates, Wanderers, eMDee, Amaru Tribe, Donnarumma, Akoustic Odyssey, Gorilla Jones, Headphone Piracy, Courtney Robb & Snooks, Joe Man Murphy and Trav Collins) alternating between two stage areas.

TIMBERWOLF Timberwolf is the moniker for Christopher Panousakis, an Adelaide-based singer the best South Australian, national and songwriter who has taken a step up in recent international bands and musicians. times with the release of his debut album Íkaros. Having taken influences from psych In 2017, 1,800 punters came to play rock and hip hop sounds dating back to under the whimsical full moon and raised the ’60s, his soundscapes and inspirations, $23,000 for the New Hope Cambodia explore discovering the true meaning of charity and the local region. Blenheim is vulnerability through simple songwriting and truly a feel-good festival where you can life experiences. play and pay it forward for a great cause which has raised near $76,000 so far. The festival is family friendly and welcomes kids to come dance the weekend away MIA DYSON with those under 12 years old gaining free Mia Dyson is a four-time ARIA nominated and entry to the festival. award winning Australian singer songwriter and guitarist, originally from Melbourne and currently living in Los Angeles. She’s toured with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Chris Isaak and Joe Cocker. She has just released her second American made album Idyllwild, that finds her continuing to explore the boundaries of what one woman can do with a rock’n’roll band and a guitar built by her father. Blenheim aims to support all things local. This includes the billing of 14 of South Australia’s greatest musicians, the local wine, cider and beer, local food vendors who supply delicious local produce and local traders in the Trumpet Lane marketplace. They also like to treat their punters as family and so to top off this music and camping experience there is a BYO licence. The line-up this year will focus on local South Australian artists but there will also be some bands from interstate and overseas.

As always, no two artists will play at once so punters can catch all 23 sets of the festival. Gates on Thursday will be opening at 3pm for two-day partygoers or at 10am on Friday for those who are joining for the one-day fiesta. BlenheimFest is a volunteer run, notfor-profit festival held annually on Good Friday. Located on a working farm with stunning views of the lush Clare Valley region, BlenheimFest is a unique and boutique music festival featuring some of

THE BLACK SEEDS Long established as one of New Zealand’s finest bands, The Black Seeds’ sound casts a wide net, layering funk, soul, Afrobeat and other eclectic elements over their dub reggae foundations. Described recently by the German Rolling Stone as, ‘The best reggae band in the world right now’, The Black Seeds supremely danceable live show infuses raw energy and good vibes wherever they go making the band a regular fixture at the world’s leading music festivals.

WEST THEBARTON Still flushed from their recent name change and the addition of smashing new drummer Caitlin Thomas, Adelaide’s seven-headed rock-hydra West Thebarton are fresh back from joining soul rock faves Polish Club on their national tour in late 2017. West Thebarton are also right on the edge of letting new tunes spill outta their locker. Reverend Ray and the gang have been committing their suburban homilies to tape and they’re sounding tip top. Jammed with even more charm and excitement than their Moving Out and Red Or White singles. This year is going to be a big one for the band. BlenheimFest was nominated as finalists for the Best Music Festival/Event award at the 2017 South Australian Music Award and also ar the 2017 Australian Music awards. It was an honour for BlenheimFest to be nominated and recognised at such prestigious events in this division and look forward to more nominations and a possible gong in the future.

Tickets are on sale now from www.blenheimfest.com.au


WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY Saliva (US) at Fowler’s Live Tromboranga (Brazil) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY The Ahern Brothers (Melbourne) at Grace Emily Jon Stevens (Sydney) and Dino Jag at Governor Hindmarsh

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 Merkules (Canada) at Fowler’s Live 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 Chad Morgan, The Muirs, Piers Diprose, The Pro Tools, Hellbound & Proud, The Cut Snakes, Badge Club, Kami’s Redneck Lounge and MC Dick Dale at Edinburgh Castle Hotel FRIDAY 2 MARCH Cold Chisel, Kasey Chambers, Bad/Dreems, Hana & JessieLee and Donnarumma at Adelaide 500

SATURDAY 3 MARCH Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence and Ajak Kwai at Jive Live (US), Birds Of Tokyo (Perth), Young Offenders and Kitchen Witch at Adelaide 500 Hockey Dad (Wingdang), Dear Seattle and Boat Show at Governor Hindmarsh Fanny Lumsden at Wheatheaf Hotel SUNDAY 4 MARCH Robbie Williams (UK), Sheppard, Neon Tetra and Ollie English at 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

WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL Ke$ha (US) at Thebarton Theatre

FRIDAY 16 MARCH Jose Feliciano (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 5 APRIL John Waite (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters (UK) at Thebarton Theatre

TUESDAY 13 MARCH Thursday (US) and Quicksand 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 Limp Bizkit (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Slick Rick (US) at Fowler’s Live FRIDAY 23 MARCH Harry Manx (Canada) at Goveror Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 24 MARCH d Henry Fenton (Sydney/ LA) and Tara Carragher at Wheatsheaf Hotel 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 Gomez (UK) at Old Adelaide Gaol

FRIDAY 6 APRIL Newton Faulkner (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 7 APRIL Pludo (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh The Smith Street Band (Melbourne), Bec Sandridge and Press Club at Thebarton Theatre Horrorshow (Melbourne) at Rocket Bar Lionel Richie (US) and Nile Rodgers (US) at Botanic Pk WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL Primus (US) and The Dean Ween Group (US) at Thebarton Theatre

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

SATURDAY 14 APRIL Childhood Cancer Benefit 3: Lachy Doley Group, Chris Finnen & Phil Manning and Mojo Dingo at The German Club

WEDNESDAY 16 APRIL Counterparts (US) and Stray From The Path at Fowler’s Live WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL P.O.D. (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 19 APRIL Polaris (Sydney), The Plot In You, Alpha Wolf and Ambleside at Fowler’s Live

WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH Canned Heat (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 20 APRIL Rose Tattoo (Sydney) and Dallas Crane (Melbourne)at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 29 MARCH Thundamentals (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Japanese Wallpaper (Melbourne) at Old Adelaide Gaol

SUNDAY 22 APRIL Jimmy Barnes at Thebarton Theatre

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


THURSDAY 26 APRIL Mark Wilkinson (UK/Syndey) at Wheatsheaf Hotel FRIDAY 27 APRIL Shaun Kirk (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

SATURDAY 28 APRIL Verge Collection (Perth) and White Blanks at Jive SUNDAY 29 APRIL GWAR (US) at HQ

MONDAY 30 APRIL Squeeze (UK) and John Cooper Clarke (Manchester) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 3 MAY Dr Feelgood (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 4 MAY DZ Deatherays (Brisbane), Clowns, These New South Wales and Boat Show at Governor Hindmarsh SATURDAY 5 MAY The Contortionist (US) and SikTh at Governor Hindmarsh

TUESDAY 8 MAY The Killers (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre THURSDAY 10 MAY Kid Congo (US) at Crown & Anchor

FRIDAY 11 MAY Shannon Noll (Cobdogla) at Governor Hindmarsh

MONDAY 14 MAY Marlon Williams (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh

TUESDAY 15 MAY Silverstein (Canada) and Comeback Kid at Fowler’s Live WEDNESDAY 16 MAY Sepultura (Brazil) and Death Angel (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Red Fang (US) and Drunk Mums at Fowler’s Live FRIDAY 18 MAY The Robert Cray Band (US) and Gail Page & The Dirty Roots Band at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 19 MAY APIA Good Times: Leo Sayer, Brian Cadd, Marcia Hines, Russell Morris (OAM), and John Paul Young at Thebarton Theatre SUNDAY 20 MAY Joshua Radin (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 23 MAY Jeremy Loops (South Africa) at Fowler’s Live

THURSDAY 24 MAY Pain (Sweden) at Fowler’s Live Circa Survive (US) at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 25 MAY Bad Manners (UK) and Jennie Belle Star (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh Angus & Julia Stone at Flinders Uni Plaza SATURDAY 2 JUNE The Iron Maidens at Fowler’s Live FRIDAY 15 JUNE The Whitlams (Sydney), Alex

Lloyd (Sydney) and Deborah Conway (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE Streetlight Manifesto (US) at Governor Hindmarsh TUESDAY 10 JULY P!nk (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre

WEDNESDAY 11 JULY P!nk (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre FRIDAY 20 JULY Ian Moss (Sydney) at Thebarton Theatre

TUESDAY 28 AUGUST Gene Simmons (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre


“Whether they make a lot of coin from their experience of selling art or just use it as a networking experience, I am not sure, but I derive much pleasure from creating a Forum for which these fine folk can display,” This year will be the sixth annual Low Brow Luau held at his beloved Colonel Light Gardens RSL “I always enjoy that gig and really dig the many musicians that have played for us at such a fair price.” As for the picture of the mid-century man with a brush in his hand?

Raymond P MoonDog, wellknown for his association with Kustom Kulture Weekender which makes a return in April of this year at its now regular home of Plympton’s The Highway, regularly holds signwriting workshops and has another coming up next weekend.

MoonDog started his signwriting apprenticeship way back in the day, let’s just say, ‘He has had a brush in his hand for 40 years’.

He states. ‘It’s always nice to go out to a gig and see someone wearing a MoonDog T-Shirt’. Other facets that he enjoys include garage art’ that naive/ untrained and low brow style that, ‘Everyone should have a crack at’ if they enjoy the colour and nature of an alternative life style, its surroundings and space.

In his spare time he has amongst other things been involved in the Kustom Kulture Weekender pretty much since inception.

“Yep my role is the Low Brow Art Kooks, Vintage Vendors, Pin Stripers and any During his apprenticeship, Raymond other creative people that celebrate any studied graphic art back when there was no of the many facets of a sub culture. I have photoshop and computers to assist in colour been fortunate enough to be somewhat and texture. There were also screen-print instrumental in bringing over the likes of classes at TAFE that he attended for four Keith Weesener, Ryan Ford, Paul Hughes, years and he became proficient with textiles Tubby The Pin Striper and Marcus Thorn (T-Shirts) and prefers this as his medium to together with many others that have had print on the opportunity to display their craft.

“Well I have noticed a short fall in the ‘art’ of traditional brush signwriting and thought that it was a good time to impart my ‘knowledge’ to those that would like to learn what I do… Well some refer to it as ‘art’ but I prefer to refer it as a trade… When’s the last time you saw Don Morrison put sheet music in front of him prior to playing a song? Now that’s art! “Many of my past students are commissioned to do brush work soon after completion of the two Saturdays with me, I so enjoy giving them a hand to get it right.

“I have been doing these workshops based on demand for four years now and I can’t tell you how much I dig it. The next is approaching soon. I am happy to send out an information sheet to those that may want to learn.” A final few words, MoonDog?

“Hipsters call it a ‘fashion’ but I call it my life.”

MoonDog is hosting another of his fun and friendly traditional brush sign workshops on Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February at the MoonDog Workshop. For more information, call or text on 0419 774 588 or simply email moondog@bettanet.net.au or visit Instagram Moondog61.


“I think we’ve put out 20 albums – maybe more, maybe less – or something,” he says. “But we kept putting out singles in the hope one would take off like I’ll Be Gone did. You see, that’s the problem with your first song being your biggest and only hit. It’s often the only song people know.

mike rudd’s 1st base MIKE RUDD’S 1ST BASE by Robert Dunstan New Zealand-born Mike Rudd (far left) reasons that he has kept going so long because he’s actually a slacker. Here for Adelaide Fringe to present Life After Life with his relatively new band, Mike Rudd’s 1st Base, he says that he was born to be indolent. “I think I’m a natural born slacker,” he says. “I know that my grandparents would have loved me to have taken up law but I ended up at art school. And then I regressed to rock’n’roll. “It will be very similar to what we did last year for Adelaide Fringe but, hopefully, a little more fluid or should I say a little more fluent,” Mike then says of Life After Life. “And there might be a few more numbers this time as well.

“But we haven’t recorded at all with this new band,” Mike says. “And that’s been a mystery to people as well as ourselves. But I have heaps of ideas just waiting to be expanded. And, one of the first things we will do, is record a song I wrote before I’ll Be Gone.

“There was a tea company and they had this little competition for someone to write a song,” he continues. “So I wrote a “And we keep the dream alive because little song and now I’m going to go back we have songs with middle eights and to it and expand upon it, and work it up into something. stuff like that,” he announces. “And I call the show Life After Life because it’s become a running gag that yes, there is life after Spectrum,” Mike says of the band he fronted in the ‘70s who scored a massive hit with their first song, I’ll Be Gone.

1st Base is a trio consisting of Mike alongside double bass player Jeremy Alsop (pictured middle) and accordion player George Butrumlis (right) of early Black Sorrows and the long-running Zydeco Jump presenting the songs of Spectrum and more in a unique fashion.

I recall going what was then to be Spectrum’s final show back in the ’70s “That’s because Life After Life is me moving into an acoustic phase with at Thebarton Theatre and it was a piano accordion,” he whispers. “But both completely sold out show. Jeremy and George are lovely players. And it’s so lovely to play with them. I “They were heady days,” Mike, who play a nylon-string guitar and, because says he got paid $30 for appearing at Sunbury Rock Festival back in the it’s acoustic, people can actually hear the lyrics. early ’70s, recalls. “But we didn’t really know what we were doing.

Mike, who reasons that major record companies have now been out of the picture for a couple of decades but haven’t realised it yet, says his new band is yet to record although Spectrum were rather prolific.

“I’m yet to work out whether that is a good thing or not,” Mike concludes with a chuckle.

Mike Rudd’s 1st Base will be presenting In Life After Life from 8.30pm on Friday 16 February and Saturday 17 February at The German Club, 223 Flinder St, Adelaide. https://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/ fringetix/mike-rudd-s-1st-base-inlife-after-life-af2018


HOLY HOLY Holy Holy will be playing tunes from their highly acclaimed new album, Paint, when they paint some wonderful musical soundscapes at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 16 February with special guests Heaps Good Friends and Kashaguava tickets via the venue or Oztix. NE OBLIVISCARIS Progressive metal band Ne Obliviscaris have announced an extensive Australian and New Zealand tour for latest album, Urn, that will kick off on Friday 9 February as a licensed, all-ages affair at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, with special guests Circles and Sun Of Gaia and with tickets via Moshtix. PRIMAL SCREAM The UK legends that are Primal Scream will play Hindley St’s HQ on Friday 16 February and will be presenting a ‘greatest hits’ set with lots of songs from Screamadelica.

DANNY MCDONALD Danny McDonald, of various Melbourne bands including the recently reformed P76, is on a solo jaunt that will have him playing a free entry show at the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Thursday 8 February with special guest Heath Weber. 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.

UNWRITTEN LAW American punks Unwritten Law will the playing The Black Album in full and many of their bit hits at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Thursday 22 February with tickets via Moshtix.

TROMBORANGA Barcelona-based salsa band Tromboranga are on a world tour and will be bringing their catchy rhythms to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 14 February with tickets via the venue or Oztix. There will also be limited table bookings available in the venue, so it’s a perfect Valentine’s Day night out with great food and smooth dancing all night! 

Melbourne duo Slim Dime will be presenting their old timey bluegrass when they play a free entry affair at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8.30pm on Saturday 10 February with The Cherry Pickers as special guests. THE AUSTRALIAN MOTLEY CRUE SHOW The Australian Motley Crue Show have announced a concert at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 17 February with special guests, Poison Us, a Poison tribute act from interstate, and DJ Motormouth with a range of tickets (Gold, Platinum and GA) via Moshtix.

SUPERMASSIVE As part of Adelaide Fringe, Grounded at Victoria Sq (Tarntanyangga) will be presenting music festival Supermassive on Sunday 25 February with the event to feature Sarah Blasko, Heaps Good Friends, Adam R&B VINE DAYS Page, Nunga Circus Kids, R&B Vine Days will feature Solli Raphael, Megaphone Boyz II Men, TLC, Blackstreet, Project, DJ Tr!p, frente! DJ Horizon and more when it and so much more with an hits McLaren Vale’s Leconfield assortment of ticket prices Wines on Sunday 11 available. February. CRYSTAL IGNITE JON STEVENS Former Bellusira front woman Crystal Ignite (photographed here by Carl Neumann Photography) will return to Adelaide for a final show before she leaves for the USA armed with a soon to be released debut album, Infinite Alchemy, and will play Crown Jon Stevens, of Noiseworks & Anchor, 196 Grenfell fame, has a new album St, Adelaide, from 9pm on recorded with Dave Stewart Saturday 10 February with of Eurythmics in Los Angeles special guests Squeaker, and will be bringing it and Tabula Rasa and Nuseum more to the Governor and $15 tickets at the door. Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 15 SALIVA February with Dino Jag as special guest and tickets via the venue or Oztix. SLIM DIME 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 special guests Octanic and Zelorage and tickets via Moshtix. SARAH MCLEOD

Sarah McLeod, of The Superjesus fame, is back out on tour with her solo album, Rocky’s Diner, and will be playing Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 23 February (rescheduled from Sunday 5 November) with special guest Sean Kemp (and friends) and tickets via Moshtix. THE CLOUDS

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 here CHRIS BOTTI

American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti has announced that he will be playing music from his many albums at Grote St’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on Monday 19 February with tickets via BASS. 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. IRON CHIC

at Thebarton Theatre on Wednesday 11 April with tickets bound to sell fast via usual outlets. THUNDAMENTALS New York-based punk rockers Iron Chic will be rollin’ into the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on Thursday 8 February. 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. 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.

ROBERT CRAY Award winning American blues artist Robert Cray and his band will have no less than Gail Page fronting The Dirty Roots Band as opening act when he plays the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 18 May 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

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.

NEWTON FAULKNER The UK’s Newton Faulkner, who will be in the country for Bluesfest, with UK’s ll now also be playing a sideshow at the Governor HIndmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh on Friday 6 April with tickets via the venue or Oztix. GOMEZ UK band Gomez will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bring It On

when they play Bluesfest but have announced a sideshow, as presented by Adelaide’s Beer & BBQ Festival, at Old Adelaide Gaol on Tuesday 27 March with tickets via <adelaidebeerfest.com.au>.

BAD MANNERS Presented by Metropolis Touring and DRW Entertainment, legends of fun time ska, the UK’s Bad Manners featuring Buster Bloodvessel, are returning for a greatest hits tour with their very special guest being rude girl queen of ska pop Jennie Belle Star, lead singer of much loved, London-based all-girl ’80s band The Belle Stars and they will be skanking away at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 25 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

MERKULES Audacious Canadian rapper Merkules has announced his first Australian tour and will be performing at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, as an licensed, all-ages show with doors from 6pm on Saturday 24 February with tickets via Moshtix. HOCKEY DAD Highly popular rock duo Hockey Dad have announced an album tour for Blend Inn with a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 3 March with special guests Dear Seattle and Boat Show and tickets on sale via the venue or Oztix. COUNTERPARTS Counterparts have announced a tour with Stray From The Path that will take the hardcore punks to Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Sunday 15 April with tickets via Moshtix. SLICK RICK Presented by Launch Australia, British-born American rapper Slick Rick will be making his way to Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Thursday 22 March as part of his very first Australian jaunt with tickets via Moshtix.

KUSTOM KULTURE WEEKENDER Kustom Kulture Weekender will return to The Highway, Anzac Hwy, Plympton, from Friday 6 April until Sunday 8 April with the exciting line-up of ska, surf, rockabilly and more to be announced soon and with Hot Rod & Kustom Showdown 16 set to take place in the venue’s car park from high noon on Saturday 7 April with an entry free of $5 per vehicle. PLUDO Pludo is Anthony Kupinic, a Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, producer and street performer with a super uber mega percussive twist, and he’ll be presenting his wares at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 7 April with tickets via the venue or Oztix. POLARIS Sydney-based metalcore crew Polaris will be fresh and honed from a huge national tour with Parkway Drive when they play Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Thursday 19 April with special guests The Plot In You, Alpha Wolf and Ambleside and tickets via Moshtix. SHANNON NOLL Shannon Noll will be presenting songs from a new album when he plays the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 11 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix. JAPANESE WALLPAPER Adelaide’s Beer & BBQ Festival wil present Melburne’s Japanese Wallpaper alongside E^ST, Odette and special guests at Old Adelaide Gaol on Thursday 29 March (Good Friday eve) with tickets via Eventbrite.


CAMERON JAMES An Evening With Malcolm as part of Adelaide Fringe from Friday 16 March until Sunday 4 March at The Factory in The Garden Of Unearthly Delights with tickets via FringeTIX. ABRASKA

Presented by A-List Entertainment, comedian Cameron James will be chilled out yet fired up when he presents Chilled Out/Fired Up at Adelaide Fringe from Tuesday 20 February until Saturday 24 February at Rhino On Raj with tickets via FringeTIX.

27 February until Saturday 3 March at The Howling Owl with tickets via FringeTIX. KC GUY

THE SKELETON CLUB Abraska (formerly Conchilla and featuring the voice of Gabrielle Ballard) will be presenting an Amy Winehouse tribute in the form of Black To Black at part of Adelaide Fringe at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 17 February with tickets via FringeTIX. RED BASTARD

Adelaideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Skeleton Club will be presenting Songs You Love To Hate as part of Adelaide Fringe at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 10 March with tickets via FringeTIX.

KC Guy (AKA folky singer songwriter Kasey Stephensen) will be wandering into the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, to present Chasing The Hare as part of Adelaide Fringe on Thursday 8 March and Thursday 15 March with tickets via FringeTIX.

JAMES SMITH Presented by A-List Entertainment, James Smith, as seen on Conan and Just For Laughs, LAWRENCE MOONEY will be presenting Pleasure Enthusiast as Presented by A-List Entertainment, part of Adelaide Fringe from Tuesday Lawrence Mooney will be presenting

Presented by A-List Entertainment, Red Bastard is making a welcome return to Adelaide Fringe to present How Free is Your Love? from 8.20pm on Friday 16 February until Sunday 18 March at Parosol Lounge at Gluttony with tickets via FringeTIX. SHANE DUNDAS Presented by A-List Entertainment, Shane Dundas will be presenting Believe: An Umbilical Brother Stands Up as part of Adelaide Fringe from Tuesday 20 February until Saturday 24 February at Rhino Room with tickets via FringeTIX.


ronnie taheny live review

Die, and a stunning Cinderella. The last song presented in this first section of the show is a lovely rendition of Versailles, featuring the Taheny clan on backing vocals. After a relatively short break, Taheny returns to the stage with her band. Long-standing collaborator Jarrad Payne plays drums, Flik Freeman is back again on bass, and Lainie Jamieson takes the keyboard role. As per the uniform requirements, they are all dressed in black. Drums and bass lead us into Bite Back At You, while Taheny’s singular wit is at the forefront in That’s Jesus. Everybody sings along in Irana and the result is quite beautiful.

Live Review Ronnie Taheny The Governor Hindmarsh Saturday 3 February

Toyland is a most dynamic number, really moving across the sonic spectrum, and Taheny’s “pop song”, Babel, goes down very well. The musicianship is fabulous. It sounds like these guys have been playing the crowd, particularly for his song together for years; not surprising given Chasing The Wind. It is clear that Adelaide will be hearing a lot more from the wealth of talent possessed by each individual member. Zac Eden.

Taheny has promised two sets, consisting mainly of fan favourites Review and photo by David – folks have been making setlist Robinson suggestions for the best part of a year. So it is with a sense of great expectation, So, this is it. After 25 years of gallant on a number of levels, that the crowd service, a slew of impressive albums and awaits her arrival. She appears to warm enough trans-continental yarns to fill a applause, resplendent in a black dress bookcase, Ronnie Taheny has announced and brightly-feathered hair. She greets that 2018’s annual Gov gig will be her her audience as she busily gets her last. It’s time to pass the baton, and stage setup organised, throws on her use her not-inconsiderable energies in electric guitar and launches into one of the ongoing support and mentoring of this writer’s favourite RT songs, Moving Adelaide’s emerging musical talent. No Door. It’s a great opener, and allows wonder, then, that the place is packed this Taheny to get into rock-star mode early evening. in the piece.

Taheny is relishing the experience. She jokes, clowns and, at times, is quite serious as she tells tales of her music, and of her career. The dialogue never strays into melancholy or sadness; this is all about celebrating a great artist and the songs she has given us, and sending her off with a bang. The set finishes on a high note, with Go putting an exclamation mark on the proceedings. A good song with a mighty fine climax. But wait, there’s more…

Taheny and the band return to the stage for another couple of songs. She thanks all and sundry, not just for tonight, but Taheny’s friends, family and fans have for 25 years of support. Wasting Away is We go way back to the first LP for the turned out en masse to bid her followed by the uplifting Guardian Angel beautiful piano number Aida, before making adventures are projected onto the skipping to the present for a new song, before Taheny finally disappears from the rear of the stage, which is nicely decked stage. Perhaps forever? Pardon from Paris. Taheny adds to the out with various pieces of swimming Whatever the future holds, Ronnie variety of her sound by utilising some apparel, hanging out to dry. Taheny will live long in the musical simple but worthwhile tweaks on her consciousness of those who have been guitar effects. She moves quickly from Before the main event, however, audience acoustic guitar to piano to electric guitar lucky enough to see and hear her play, members are treated to a glimpse of and back again. So quickly, in fact, that it whether it has been in Ireland, Germany, what is to come. Zac Eden, who has is hard to believe there’s just one person England or here at The Gov. been working with Taheny for a while on the stage. Irish Girls Wake allows now, plays a six-song set that gets the Bravo, Ronnie, Bravo. her to showcase her whistling skills. evening off to a very enjoyable start. He is Taheny is in good spirits; she regales obviously stoked to be on the Gov stage, the audience with stories about her and very quickly settles into the job in songs, albums and performances, set in hand. Eden is at home whether fingerthe context of world events that were picking or strumming, and has great occurring at the same time. range in his voice. His songs are intelligent and, lyrically speaking, cover a range of moods and emotions. He gets a great reaction from

Highlights from the first set include Photograph, a somewhat abstract recital of crowd-favourite A Darcy Before I


idea of not waiting until the whole album is finished before we start releasing some of them. Maybe we’ll release one at a time just to show people what we are up to.

LIVE By Robert Dunstan Adelaide fans of American band Live were greatly disappointed when they toured the country late last year but did not include this city in their itinerary. The band have now made amends by quickly returning for what will be an exclusive Australian show at Adelaide 500 alongside Birds Of Tokyo ad local acts Young Offenders and Kitchen Witch. “We knew when we toured last year that we’d be coming back for Adelaide 500,” singer and guitarist Ed Kowalczyk tells me over the telephone from the US early one morning before admitting that it was hard to keep it a secret at times. “So we’re looking forward to coming back so quickly,” he says. Ed says he has only recently got into car racing.

“Yeah, yeah, over the last couple of years I’ve been to a few Indy races and enjoyed it,” he declares. “There’s something about being near those cars when they are doing what they do. It’s such a rush, so when we got invited to play Adelaide 500 we thought, ‘Hey, what a cool party that’s going to be’. We can check out all the cars and what else is going on during the day and then do a concert at night. How cool is that?” The band, Ed alongside lead guitarist Chad Taylor, bass player Patrick Dahlheimer, drummer Chad Gacey and touring member Zak Loy on rhythm guitar, scored muxh international success with the release of their third album, Throwing Copper, but split acrimoniously with Ed in 2009 only to make up and reform in 2016.

“And things have changed and with the way things are now with social media and digital technology, you can do all sorts of things,” Ed reasons. “We had a sevenyear break and when we came back to it, everything had changed. But it’s exciting times, especially coming from an era like we did when everyone just released albums. These days, as soon as you have done a song, you can give people a taste of it.”

Playing Adelaide 500 will allow the band The band have been recording in their to play a ‘greatest hits’ kind of show as the own studio. focus will not be on a new album. ‘We have a studio at our headquarters in “We’ve always been a band that does York, Pennsylvania, and it’s a blessing that songs that we would get into trouble for we can work there any time of the day or not playing,” Ed laughs. “But we love all night,” Ed says. “We’re having a great time of our songs and so the show there although we may move “We had a we are doing now includes to another studio and work a couple of interesting cover meeting with with a producer. We don’t songs [Johnny Cash’s I Walk The David and he know yet. Line and Audioslave’s I Am The said I could “And our studio has become a Highway] and a few new songs play the role of bit of a commercial enterprise we are working on. a preacher. But because a few other bands “Live are a band that like to recorded there,” he the preacher have show that we are still interested concludes. in doing new music rather than got cut from the just rely on the songs everyone film so I ended knows,” he adds. ‘So we try up playing a Adelaide 500 and fit in as much as we can Live, Birds Of Tokyo, waiter.” whenever we play.” In doing some research prior to speaking to Ed, I discovered that he’d had a small role as a waiter in the 1999 film Fight Club.

“Ha, my one and only acting role,” he acknowledges with a laugh. “It was funny because I’d grown up on the east coast of the US but when Throwing Copper came out and did so well I moved to Los Angeles to get some sunshine. And a really good buddy was a film agent and I jokingly said to him over a few drinks in a bar, ‘Hey, can you get me a part in a film?’ “And he said, ‘Well, I have this script for a movie for a movie called Fight Club and I know that the director, David Fincher, is a big fan of Live’. So we had a meeting with David and he said I could play the role of a preacher. But the preacher got cut from the film so I ended up playing a waiter.”

Ed says the band are currently working on new material. “We are about seven or eight songs in but still trying to work out how to get them out there,” he says. “We are toying with the

Young Offenders and Kitchen Witch on Saturday 3 March, Cold Chisel, Kasey Chambers, Bad//Dreems, Hana & Jessie Lee and Donnarumma on Friday 2 March. Robbie Williams, Neon Tetra and Ollie English on Sunday 3 March. https://www.adelaide500. com.au/ticketing


Papillon and his last major blockbuster, The Towering Inferno (where he finally got to properly go head-to-head with his old rival, Paul Newman, and if you can sit through this one now you’ll see them both not-soquietly attempting to act each other off the screen).

Steve’s movie work is described here alongside his other great passion, racing (of all kinds, and often as dangerous as possible), and there’s possibly a little too much information about the friends he made in the sport, his various deathdefying adventures and some of the slightly forgotten film side projects that resulted from his pursuits. Zimmerman mentions little about 1971’s failed docudrama Le Mans but there’s a pleasant page or two chronicling the production of the same year’s On Any Sunday, as directed by the recently-late Bruce Brown, a bona fide legend in the somewhat small surf doco field.

Sections are also devoted to his friends and co-stars (Robert Vaughn was a close pal and James Coburn an admiring colleague), and Ali McGraw, who was paired with him in The Getaway and knew immediately that she would leave her husband and family for him, such was his fearsome gorgeousness. And she was right too.

The author perhaps goes too far with pages devoted to the Stetson hats McQueen favoured, the kind of desert boots he loved, the fabulously dated suits he wore in Thomas Crown and so forth, and while there are respectful insights into how he found God after his cancer diagnosis, there’s also noticeably little about some of the racier, raunchier things proper biographers have uncovered (such as Steve’s thorough enjoyment of care, there’s a little detail about Steve (of THE LIFE: STEVE MCQUEEN the swinging ’70s in all its, shall we say, course) falling into the wrong crowd and Dwight Jon Zimmerman permutations). But that hardly matters fighting, but then we discover that he calmed (Quarto US/Motorbooks) 2017, down once he attended California’s Junior as we don’t really need to know about the seedier side of Steve here: we want to hear Boys Republic, and would return there in 240pp, $39.99 about the massive movies he made, the later life to talk to the wayward kids. fancy cars he drove really fast, the beautiful women he brazenly romanced and all the He then got into performing after serving The prolific Zimmerman has written about poor guys he left beaten and bloodied in his with the Marine Corps in 1948 and wound Icon-Of-Cool McQueen (1930 - 1980) wake. What a life - albeit a short one. up being one of the first actors to smoothly previously and seems to be quite the lifelong move from the smallscreen to the big, with fan, and yet this contribution to ‘The Life’ many years in the popular Wanted: Dead Or D.M. Bradley series seems a little distanced, as if he was Alive leading to the original The Blob (from somewhat overawed by the subject and 1958, and where he’s credited as ‘Steven maybe got a bit “We’re not worthy!!!” about McQueen’), a couple of box-office duds it all. (Never So Few, Hell Is For Heroes and Soldier In The Rain) and a formidable string of huge Still, it’s an entertaining, enlightening read hits that made him one of the biggest stars in for anyone who wants to learn all about the world for many years. McQueen, who’s been gone for many years now but remains a much-admired toughMcQueen devotees have heard about how guy-with-a-heart Hollywood star with that he tried to upstage Yul Brynner (not a fan!) haunted yet smouldering look in those in the original The Magnificent Seven, but famous eyes. it’s still a funny story, and there’s also plenty of trivia about The Great Escape, The Sand Relating Steve’s sad childhood, complete Pebbles, the original The Thomas Crown with an absent Dad and a Mom who didn’t Affair, Bullitt, the original The Getaway,


RED FANG

Presented by Destroy All Lines, Portland’s Red Fang will have Drunk Mums with them when they play Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Wednesday 16 May with tickets via Moshtix.

Josh Cashman, who has spent time in the US and has toured with Tash Sultana, is making his merry way to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 11 February with Melbourne’s Jack The Fox to highlight songs from his Overflow EP and with tickets via Oztix or at the door.

Perth’s Verge Collection have a full-length debut album, Flaneur, so are taking it out on the road with special guests White DZ DEATHRAYS Blanks and heading to Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 28 April with tickets via Moshtix. D HENRY FENTON

Much-loved Brisbane duo DZ Deathrays have a bloody lovely new album, Bloody Lovely, and New Zealand-born singer are taking it out on tour with songwriter d Henry Fenton has Clowns, These New South a new album, Once I Fell Down Wales and Boat Show and will Twice, and will be marching it be sailing into the Governor around the country in March with Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, his final resting spot being the Hindmarsh, on Friday 4 May Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George with tickets via the venue or Country singer Fanny Lumsden St, Thebarton, on Saturday 24 Oztix. March with special guest Tara is bringing her Country Halls Tour to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Carragher. MARK WILKINSON 39 George St, Thebarton, from COUNTERPARTS 9pm on Saturday 3 March. FANNY LUMSDEN

CIRCA SURVIVE

Presented by Metropolis Touring, American alternative rock band Circa Survive will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 24 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix. VERGE COLLECTION

Australian-born singer songwriter Mark Wilkinson, who now lives in the UK, has announced a huge national tour that will have the popular Canada’s Counterparts will have singer playing the Wheatsheaf Stray From The Path with them Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, when they present their hardcore on Thursday 26 April. punk at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Wednesday 16 GENE SIMMONS April as a co-headline shindig with tickets via Moshtix. JOSH CASHMAN

from point of purchase or use them for the rescheduled dates. Gene will now be playing on Tuesday 28 August at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre. FRANK TURNER

Presented by Select Touring, the UK’s Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls have announced a huge Australian tour for new album Be More Kind that will bring them to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 9 December with tickets via the venue or Oztix. JEREMY LOOPS

South Africa’s Jeremy Loops is on a huge world tour but has found time to slot in a show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Wednesday 23 May with tickets via Moshtix. KID CONGO

After two sell-out Australian tours, legendary voodoo guitarist for seminal sexy bands like The Cramps, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and The Gun Club, Kid Congo Powers will return to play Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Thursday 10 May with his band, The Pink Monkey Birds. APIA GOOD TIMES

KISS’ Gene Simmons has rescheduled his Australian tour for February and will now be coming in August. Those with tickets can obtain a refund


APIA Good Times is making a return and will features Leo Sayer, Brian Cadd, Marcia Hines, Russell Morris (OAM), and John Paul Young at Thebarton Theatre on Saturday 19 May.

Saturday 14 April with tickets available via TickeTek with all proceeds going to Childhood Cancer Association.

the night is young

it’s not even eight o’clock and THE CONTORTIONIST the perfect couple next door are yelling again, joined by the persistent scream of their baby JOSHUA RADIN which is like a sine wave used in acoustic labs, but breaking up ever so slightly, and a plate smashes against a wall, and then the stereo is turned on full volume American progressive rock band strangely to Justin Bieber, The Contortionist will have all the while no less than SikTh with them their white BMW SUV rests glamorously in the front drive when they play the Governor yet slightly stained by the leaves of my gumtree Acclaimed American singer Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, of which songwriter Joshua Radin Hindmarsh, on Saturday 5 May the man complains about, has announced another huge with tickets via the venue or in mornings or evenings, Australian tour that will Oztix. when he is in his suit going to or from work and bring him to the Governor approaches me over the front fence Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, as I attend to my herb garden Hindmarsh, on Sunday 20 May and subtly demands I cut the gumtree down into little pieces and use with tickets, including special for firewood – meet and greet packages, think of all the money I’d save for my combustion heater available via the venue or Oztix. he’s suggested more than a couple of times – his presence is a like a dark black hole on the edge of where I live CHAD MORGAN but his wife is a glamorous young lady even when her baby welled inside her abdomen like a tiny moon of hell threatening to destroy all life on earth.

Presented by Studmuffin Tours, legendary country music legend Chad Morgan (hitting the stage at 8pm) will have The Muirs as special guests when he comes to town from 7pm on Thursday 1 March to play Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, with MC Dick Dale and riotous entertainment from Piers Diprose, Hellbound & Proud, The Cut Snakes, Badge Club, The Pro Tools (unplugged) and DJ Kami presenting his infamous Redneck Lounge and with tickets via Moshtix. THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP

The next Childhood Cancer Benefit, the third, will feature The Lachy Doley Group, Phil Manning & Chris Finnen and Mojo Dingo and will be happening at The German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, on

nearly eight p.m. and the sun approaches the ocean which is drowning in plastic and oil, my beard catches the gully breeze and jiggles like Father Christmas with a sack full of presents which will not save you. daylight still reveals the false, the bad and the ugly and I am not even half way through a carton of mid strength beer. sitting on the porch I pick my nose and flick it into the creeper. swig. burp. feel my fat stomach and count how many days it has been since I was at the gym. sixteen perhaps, my nemesis, the gym, the pinnacle of modern error, where it is a free for all, grown men almost kiss their image in the mirror. try different angles with their face, torso, buttocks. stroke their stubble, I kid you not. worse than women. male vanity with full impunity although I make a point to glower at them, my hate sent to them with my eyes. my eyes much like the cattle’s eyes that stare at you as you overtake an animal transportation truck heading to the abattoir as you pick jerky from your teeth with the corner of an envelope whilst the radio is playing another insipid track. listen here

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the beat & the selecter live review

enthusiastic singing and skanking. The Beat close their show with the expected extended version of Mirror In The Bathroom, which involves some great audience participation.

The evening finally draws to an end when Black and Hendrickson are invited to join The Beat on stage for a life-affirming rendition of Enjoy Yourself, a song made popular in ska circles by Specials on their second LP. This has been a really decent night out. For these bands to come to Adelaide is almost good enough in itself; the fact that they revel in putting on great shows is both refreshing and admirable.

LIVE REVIEW The Beat And The Selecter The Governor Hindmarsh Wednesday 31 January Review and photos by David Robinson It’s another evening for this town’s ska appreciation society to savour; a doubleheader from two of the giants of the genre: The Selecter and The Beat. Despite information to the contrary, it’s The Selecter who are playing first. “Good Evening, all you lovely people from Adelaide!” Pauline Black greets the crowd with a smile and, after being pumped up at the merch table for the last little while, looks more than ready to channel her energy into the show. She promises to bring, “A heavy dose of 2 tone music’, to The Gov tonight. The evening kicks off with The Avengers Theme, a song from 2013’s String Theory album. This is followed by Three Minute Hero, which takes the audience happily back to those very early days of the English ska revival. This sets the scene for the show; a good blend of the old and the new, with a slight leaning towards the former.

Black and her partner-in-music, Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, marshal the band and the audience through an hour of classic ska. The newer songs still carry the trademark sound of the band, something that proves a theme for the entire evening. All the classics are present: Missing Words, Danger, Train To Skaville, James Bond and On My Radio make the urge to dance impossible to resist for some. Of the more recent offerings, the slow reggae groove of Frontline and the title track of the band’s latest album, Daylight, are highlights.

The set concludes with a Carry Go Bring Home singalong, and then Too Much Pressure (which segues into Pressure Drop). After the break, The Beat hit the stage. Ranking Roger cuts a slightly different figure than the one punters probably remember from those classic clips of the early 1980s, but it is quickly evident that his voice still carries the authentic sound of the band. He admits it has “been a while”, but he’s glad to be back in town. Whine And Grine/Stand Down Margaret and Too Nice To Talk To get the crowd going again after the interval. The Beat, quite possibly more so than other bands of the era, had a distinctly unique sound. Some might say it was a sound almost impossible to recreate. It is amazing that this incarnation sounds spot on. The sax is almost perfect. Roger’s son, Ranking Junior, does a great job in the second vocalist role, and the blending of the two voices is reminiscent of The Beat in their pomp. All of the instruments are faithful to that distinctive sound that was enjoyed by thousands back in the day.

The set features another blend of old and new; after four cracking songs from the early days the band follows with a couple from the Bounce album, the group’s latest. In addition, the band also presents their take on Rock The Casbah, dedicated to the sadly-missed Joe Strummer. Roger keeps up the banter with the audience, offering lessons in the correct pronuciation of Wha’ppen, among other things. Tears Of A Clown, Save It For Later and Ranking Full Stop all come in the second half of the show, and these guaranteed audience pleasers are met with

The Selecter Setlist: Theme From The Avengers Three Minute Hero Frontline Breakdown Daylight Missing Words Remember Me Danger Taking Back Control The Big Badoof Train To Skaville James Bond On My Radio Carry Go Bring Home Too Much Pressure/Pressure Drop The Beat Setlist: Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret Too Nice To Talk To Doors Of Your Heart Hands Off… She’s Mine Side By Side Avoid The Obvious “A Nice Ballad That We Wrote Today” Rock The Casbah Monkey Murders Tears Of A Clown My Dream Save It For Later Can’t Get Used To Losing You Fire Burn Ranking Full Stop Mirror In The Bathroom Encore (with Pauline Black and ‘Dubs’ Hendrickson) Enjoy Yourself


BSide Magazine #106  

Joel Creasey, Live, Ron The Ox, Zolorage, Brother 2 Brother, Rum Jungle, Mike Rudd's 1st Base and so much more...

BSide Magazine #106  

Joel Creasey, Live, Ron The Ox, Zolorage, Brother 2 Brother, Rum Jungle, Mike Rudd's 1st Base and so much more...