BSide Magazine #109

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MR V RECORD FAIR Semaphore’s Mr V Music is set to be hosting a free entry record fair – number 14 as it happens – from 9am until 4pm on Monday 2 April (Easter Monday) at St Bede’s Church, 200 Military Rd, Semaphore. ERIC SANTUCCI

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 Tom West as special guest and tickets via Evenbrite. SCALA

SCALA (Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association) will be holding a very special event from 8pm on at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Thursday 22 March on the bill will be two guests from Canada, Scott Cook and Corin Raymond, with Alex & Emma rounding out the three-way bill and with tickets at the door being $5 for members – you can join up on the evening – and $15 for those yet to join the association.

Sons Of Zoku are all set to launch their Can Dead Dance EP and will be doing so at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 7 April with special guests Neon Tetra and Ezra Hope and tickets via Moshtix or at the door.

THE SCARFS Adelaide band The Scarfs, who are now claiming to be from Detroit in order to attract even more punters to their increasingly rare shows, have announced a free entry shindig at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Easter Thursday (Thursday 29 March) at which they will be joined by TxMx.

JEREMIAH JOHNSON The three super powers folk and blues will be united when Jeremiah Johnson plays a free entry show at the Wheatsheaaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, alongside Kelly Menhennett and Banjo Jackson from 8pm on Friday 23 March.

Eric ‘Tooch’ Santucci has recorded his debut album, Whiskey Man, at Mixmasters Studios, and is now set to unleash it into the world with PANACEA an absolutely huge concert in the courtyard of North Tce’s National Wine Centre from 1.30pm on Sunday 25 March with Wanderers, Zkye Blue, Alison Coppe & The Janes, Stefan Hauk, Alana Jagt and The Bitter Darlings. Pre-sale $20 tickets available at his website or $25 tickets at the door on the afternoon.

THE SUNDAY REEDS The Sunday Reeds have announced a free entry Friday evening April residency at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, which will kick off on Friday 6 April with special guests being Melbourne duo This Way North YOUR ROYAL HEARTLESS and The Molting Vultures Your Royal Heartless will be with Friday 13 April having launching their debut EP, Still guests Wild Rocket and Green Sounds, from 9pm on Saturday Circles, Friday 20 April boasting 24 March at Crown & Anchor, Melbourne’s The Belafontes and 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, with The Pro-Tools as guests before it special guests The Howling Fog all winds up on Friday 27 April and Not For Humans and with with Subtract S and Melbourne’s $5 entry at the door on the night. Primitive Calculators. SWORD IN STONE SONS OF ZOKU 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.

EDITOR: Robert Dunstan CONTRIBUTORS: Mad Dog Bradley, I.C.T. Messenger, Romana Ashton LAYOUT: I.C.T. Messenger, COVER: Charlotte Padbury


Panacea will be gracing the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 24 March with special guests Hey Harriett and Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes for a free entry musical evening from 9pm.



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together, we are always concocting what we can do next as Dyson, Stringer & Cloher.

“It’s all depends on timing though and us all being in the same place at the same time and actually having the time to do something,” she sighs. “We are all pretty busy with our own solo stuff at the moment. Jen is doing very well and sold out the US tour she did.” Mia’s father, Jim Dyson (of Dyson Guitars), was a noted luthier but has since retired.

mia dyson MIA DYSON By Robert Dunstan Australia’s Mia Dyson, now based in the US, is heading home armed with a new album, If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back, for a run of shows that will include an appearance at Blenheim Music & Camping Festival before she spends the remainder of the weekend at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest. Mia, who was about to step onto a plane bound for Australia after just completing an American tour when we spoke, says she’s looking forward to playing here again. “Yeah, but I’m quite frazzled,” she laughs. “It’ll be good to be home although I do land and go straight from the airport to Triple R in Melbourne to do a live to air. But I’ve got my American band with me for the first time so I’m really excited about that. And it’ll be great getting back to Bluesfest again. It’s been a long time. And I’ve never played Blenheimfest before so I’m looking forward to that. Mia’s American band is drummer Erin ‘Sid’ Sydney and Daniel Wright on bass with the former producing her new album at Portside Sound in the Muscle Shoals building alongside Alabama Shakes’ keyboardist Ben Tanner. “I haven’t listened to the album since we made it – I’m not one to listen to my own

“Yeah, it’s a bit sad but dad had to give up making guitars because his back was giving him trouble,” she reveals. “That was a few years ago now so they’ve moved up to Queensland from Torquay to enjoy the surf and sunshine.”

Mia, who has toured as a guest of Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt, grew up listening to vinyl albums – but I am loving playing the she claimed her parent’s collection when they songs live,” Mia says. “I feel like I am really moved to Queensland – so is delighted that If connected to the songs. Occasionally, I Said Only So Far I Take It Back is available in though, I do hear it when other people that format. play it and do like what I hear. I’m quite proud of it.” “It’s a real thrill,” she says. “It’s “He’s a very great seeing all the artwork Bass player David Hood, of the humble guy but properly, being able to actually famous Muscle Shoals rhythm very talented read the lyrics and putting the section, plays on If I Said Only and very, very record on the turntable. So I’m So Far I Take It Back which is connected to that really glad vinyl has made a currently Double J’s Feature comeback.” Album Of The Week. Muscle Shoals’

history because Mia has been based in LA for a “And David is on every track,” he played on number of years but says she Mia says. “And that came about likes to come home at least two because there’s still only a records by Aretha times per year. small community in Sheffield, Franklin, Wilson Alabama, and all those guys Pickett and Percy “After this tour I head back to the from that era are still around US for a tour and then do some and do sessions. So Ben Sledge.” summer festivals over there and Tanner, who produced the then will look at getting back to record, easily got in touch with David and Australia later in the year,” she concludes. asked if he wanted some work. “And David was amazing and an absolute treat to work with,” she adds. “He’s a very humble guy but very talented and very, very connected to that Muscle Shoals’ history because he played on records by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Percy Sledge.”

The musician, who worked with Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics) for a while – a song appeared on one of her EPs – but Mia says they were not really on the same wavelength, still keeps in close contact with Jen Cloher and Liz Stringer due to the band Dyson, Stringer & Cloher who last played together at Bluesfest. “Yeah, yeah,” Mia acknowledges. “Jen was on tour with me for a while in the US and that was the most fun ever. And, of course, Liz is over here a lot too so we catch up. They are two of my best buds – we’re very close friends. And, whenever we are all

Mia Dyson plays Blenheim Music & Camping Festival on Thursday 29 March with tickets here: https://www. See page 11 of this online issue for full set times for the two-day camping festival.


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between what people saw as ‘old’ music and the ‘new’ punk music.

“But because I was younger than some of the guys doing the ‘new’ music and had a bit of punk in me but loved old blues and soul, I fell right in the middle,” he laughs. “But, y’know, I think there is an edge in my voice that would not have happened if I hadn’t come from that period when punk exploded.”

john waite JOHN WAITE By Robert Dunstan It seems like it has been a long wait, but John Waite, who came to fame in the late ’70s as the bass player and lead singer with The Babys which led to so much more, is coming to town for his 40th anniversary tour after a scheduled visit last year had to be shelved.

John, who enjoyed as stint with Sir Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band in 2003, was born in Lancaster and played with a local band before moving to London.

After the demise of The Babys, John put together a super group of sorts as Bad English featured himself alongside Jonathan Cain (the writer of the song Working Class Man which became an anthem for Adelaide’s Jimmy Barnes) and Neal Schon of Journey.

‘What had happened was that after The Babys I decided to go solo,” John explains. “I had four solo “Yeah, I played with a band “I’d heard albums out that had been there and then moved to nothing but huge successes but then found London to play in a threegreat things I was running out of gas. I got piece jazz rock band,” he about her and sick of it all being about me reveals. “And then I quit checked out and having to keep talking them and moved back her YouTube myself up – ha, and here I am to Lancaster and, the doing it now – and I got sick stuff thought of writing songs by myself and week I got back with no prospects, I got an offer she was making solo records. to join an American band outstanding. He has already repacked his bags from Cleveland. So I can’t and is now looking forward to “But my manager had heading down under with his band wait to meet arranged a meeting with a for a show that will feature his many “So I went over there for guy from Epic Records about Sarah.” four months and then it worldwide hits – Missing You from a deal for a new solo album,” his solo career hit number one in the all exploded – all great fun he continues. “And he said, basically, US – performed either in acoustic or though – so I moved back to London I couldn’t write songs. So I thought, electric mode depending on the vibe and joined The Babys,” he adds. “Oh ‘Well, that’s it for me. Goodnight yeah, I was also at art school for on the night. Vienna’. And then my manager and four years so I’ve always been kinda me went for a drink and I came up “Oh, it’s been one of those days,” John plugged into the arts.” with this idea. laughs when we are connected by The Babys – originally a joke name phone to his home in Santa Monica “I said to him, “Why don’t I try and until they thought of a better one and ask how he’s faring. put a band together and look at - had formed in 1974 but it wasn’t doing it that way?’, so my manager until 1977 they had success – with “I bought a new guitar [a Martin went back to Epic with the idea and the song Isn’t It Time doing big D-18] the other day so I spent this they thought it could be interesting. morning looking for a case for it and business – which also coincided Next thing you know, we’ve got Bad with the punk era. then I had to go to the dentist and English. then drop into the dry-cleaners,” he announces. “It was supposed to be a “It was weird times,” John says. “And, in the beginning, it really day off and now I’m back home doing “Because there were acts like clicked,” he says. “It took a couple of Golden Earring – a band I love – all these [telephone] interviews for months to get it all together, another and Neil Young and suddenly, out the Australian tour. But it’s been couple of months to work the songs of nowhere, you had Sex Pistols. good – I’ve been enjoying doing up and then we came out swingin’ So there was an immediate divide them.” and everything was rosy.”

The band had immediate success with their self-titled debut which yielded three top 10 singles in the US, including Forget Me Not, but their second offering, the ironically titled Backlash, sank without trace.

“There was a lot of personal conflict and it wasn’t much fun making Backlash,” John admits. “We had to go back into the studio when we weren’t ready because we’d just come off a year-long tour for the first album and we were knackered – and I mean totally knackered with a capital ‘K’. “I remember sitting around in my house in Pound Ridge [New York] with a cellar full of wine just watching the snow fall outside and watching TV and the phone wouldn’t stop ringing,” he recalls. “It’d be the band or the record company saying, ‘You really have to come in and make another record’, and I just wasn’t ready and not very into it. But I gave it a try. “And then we had fights in the studio with the producer – it was mainly me fighting the producer – because, while I thought we had two thirds of a pretty good record, he didn’t like anything we’d written,” John sighs. “So that kinda stopped everything in its tracks. And then I basically told him to go fuck himself and walked out. I was pretty pissed off.”

I wouldn’t even bother touring,” John says. “Doing it that way keeps it really exciting. And we throw in a couple of covers as well – we do a Dylan cover most nights. Anything “Ah, fantastic,” John laughs. “It sounds can happen.” like Sarah and I will get on like a Backlash still saw a release but it did house on fire.” spell the end of Bad English who had John Waite will be playing the called themselves so because it was John concludes by expanding further Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port often pointed out that The Babys was on how his live shows work. Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday bad English due to its misspelling. Adelaide’s Sarah McLeod, of The Superjesus, will be touring around the county with John. “I’d heard nothing but great things about her and checked out her YouTube stuff thought she was outstanding,” John responds. “So I can’t wait to meet Sarah. With someone like that, with that amount of talent, I’m just proud to be on the same stage as her. So I couldn’t be happier to be touring with her.”

I mention that Sarah is prone to get on Facebook late at night and, armed with a glass or two of wine, go ‘live’ much to everyone’s amusement.

“We usually kick off by doing three or four songs with the full band as full on electric versions and then we’ll do a few acoustic, unplugged songs,” he says. “And then we’ll go back to electric. But it’s now become so fluid that some songs get the electric treatment one night and then we do them acoustically the next night. So it’s quite spontaneous and the audience can get quite involved. “And it’s a lot of fun and, y’know, if I couldn’t mix up the acoustic parts with the full on electric stuff,

5 April with special guest Sarah McLeod and tickets via the venue or Oztix. https:// aspx?Event=83089

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, in support of the great work of the Hutt St Centre and joining them on the night will local singer songwriter Ruby Mensforth and Hutt St Centre’s very own band, The Outsiders. It’s $10 at the door with proceeds going towards helping people experiencing homelessness rebuild their lives without judgement. YOUNG OFFENDERS

voclas with the added possibility of Whammy Sammy Detroit making an appearance. QUEEN ST MUSIC FESTIVAL Queen Street Music Festival is a free entry street party event featuring music, food and drink from 4pm until 9pm on Friday 6 April along Croydon’s Queen St and will feature The Dunes, Avant Gardeners, Wireheads, The Bitter Darlings and Workhorse. GLENN SKUTHORPE

Young Offenders are on a roll as they have just released a new single, You Be You, and are now set to play Melbourne’s infamous Corner Hotel on Good Friday before scooting home to hit Hindley St’s HQ Complex on Sunday 1 April (Easter Sunday) alongside Bodyjar, 28 Days, Game Over and The Lizards. UKULELE DEATH FEST Fresh from a run of sold out Adelaide Fringe shows, Ukulele Death Squad have now organised the family friendly Ukulele Death Fest which will be taking place from 11am until 6pm on Sunday 22 April at Kuitpo Hall, 772 Brookman Rd, Kuitpo, with the event, to which patrons are advised to bring a uke, to include interstate ukulele groups, workshops and more and with tickets selling fast via the festival’s website.

THE ICEMEN Adelaide legends The Icemen will be celebrating their 30th anniversary reunion with a winter shindig at the Cumberland Hotel, 76 Causeway Rd, Glanville, from 2pm until 6pm on Sunday 8 July with Ross Brennan on guitar duties, Tristan Rodda on bass, Gonzo on drums and Darren Constable on guitar and

Glenn Skuthorpe has invited Nancy Bates to join him at his single launch from 8.30pm on Friday April 7 at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with tickets via Trybooking. COSMO THUNDERCAT

Cosmo Thundercat are set to pump out some tunes from 6.30pm at Levi’s® Rundle Mall store on the evening of Friday 23 March before playing Hindley St’s HQ Complex on Tuesday 27 March with UK band Gomez, Mane and DJ Mark Yusef Wilson III. WINTER WITCHES Winter Witches have been quiet of late due to it not being winter have shows coming up from 4pm on Sunday 15 April at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St,

Adelaide, and then from 4pm on Sunday 20 May at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with special guest Lauren Abineri. GARAGEMANIA Garagemania has been resurrected for Easter and will be taking place at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Sunday 1 April (Raster Sunday) and the $10 entry show will feature Barbed Wire Dolls, Bloodstone Villians and Get Some.

SATISFACTION The long-running Satisfaction – The Stones Show is set to yet again play Encounter Bay’s Beach House Café from noon (band on stage from 1pm) on Sunday 8 April with bookings on 08 8552 4417 before hitting the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with a revamped tribute to The Rolling Stones with new songs such as Angie, Wild Horses and Out Of Time and it will happen on Friday 1 June with tickets for that one via the venue or Oztix and Acoustic Fix as special guests. GUMBO ROOM BLUES JAM The weekly free entry Thursday evening Gumbo Room Blues Jam in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, has a raised stage, a backdrop, drink specials, an ARBA information stand and a jammer’s board with Thursday 29 March being an Eric Clapton special featuring an array of Adelaide’s finest guitar players from 8.30pm.

Much loved and much missed Adelaide band Ironhorse have announced that they will be reforming for two shows from 7pm on Friday 18 May and Saturday 20 May (now already SOLD OUT) to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the release of their 1986 album, Lost Weekend with the chosen venue to be Para Hills Community Club, 360-370 Bridge Rd, Para Hills.

ROAD KINGS Road Kings are taking their bluesy rock and more to Gaslight Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, on Friday 23 March from 8pm with $8 tickets at the door.

SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA Legendary Adelaide combo Sympathy Orchestra will be in engaging semi-acoustic and also electric mode when they step into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, for a free entry musical shindig from 8.30pm on Friday 13 April (Yikes!). LUCKY SEVEN

World Lindy Hop Day is Saturday 26 May so swing band Lucky Seven have organised a hop at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, accompanied by Atlantic Street Band, dance troupe Swing Out Adelaide plus DJ Christine Orange Blossom on the decks and with tickets via the venue or Oztix. MOBIUSX


Adelaide jazz rock exponents MobiusX will again be taking to Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George

St, Thebarton, on Friday 25 May for a free entry musical affair. SEAN KEMP

Saturday 7 July with special guests The Al Milano Project and with $12 tickets via Trybooking or at the door on the night for $15.

Trybooking or at the door if any remain.




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.

HEAPS GOOD FRIENDS Fresh from a run of support shows, including playing Supermassive, heaps popular Adelaide electronica trio Heaps Good Friends are now out on their own headline Hug Me tour which will have them playing Hindley St’s Rocket Bar on Friday 20 April. JOE MAN MURPHY

The Hard Aches have announced a huge national tour to celebrate the release of new album, Mess, and in their hometown they will be making a mess at the 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.

Fusion will have Fyre Byrd and RedHeart as special guests when they launch their album, On & On, at Club5082 at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm on Friday 27 April for a licensed, all-ages show with the $15 ticket to include a copy of the album and $10 tickets at the door. ASHES TO ASHES

COURTNEY ROBB Courtney Robb has announced the launch of her new album, You Are Not Alone, which she is also putting out on vinyl, and it’s to be on a lovely winter arvo from 4pm on Sunday 3 June at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with special guest Tom Redwood and with tickets via Oztix. Ashes to Ashes (The David Bowie Experience) will be JOHNNY AMERICAN HORSE making its way to Club5082 Johnny American Horse has at Prospect Town Hall, 126 a run of free entry Monday Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA, evening shows in the front bar from 7pm on Friday 18 May of the Crown & Anchor, 196 for a licensed, all-ages show Grenfell St, Adelaide, with Gab from 7.45pm with Big Daz as Hyde joining him on Monday 26 special guest and tickets via March for the final one. Eventbrite.

Happy days are here for Joe Man Murphy as he has just announced an absolutely huge JIMMY BAY AND FRETS national tour for his new solo PATRICK album, Happy Days, which kicks off at Blenheim Music & Camping Festival on Friday 30 March and includes a stop at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Friday 4 May with very special guest Benjamin Roberts of Ukulele Death Squad – May the fourth be with you Joe. Expect blues, ballads and beers THE HONEY BADGERS when Jimmy Bay and Frets The Honey Badgers will be Patrick take to the stage of the presenting Soul Gumbo when Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George they play Aldinga’s Pepper St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Tree Café from 8pm on Sunday 8 April with tickets via


Adelaide’s Gumbo Ya Ya play well-seasoned New Orleansstyle music and will be celebrating over 30 years when they step into the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 7.30pm on Friday 27 April with tickets via the venue or Oztix and special guest acts to be announced soon.

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 and tickets via Moshtix. ADELAIDE COMIC & TOY FAIR The fourth annual Adelaide Comic & Toy Fair will be taking place from 9.30pm until 4pm on Saturday 28 April at The German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, with all kinds of goodies – comics, toys, video games, Lego and more – for sale. HIGHTIME

Hightime have signalled their inglorious return to live performances by announcing a huge national tour for April which will wind up in their hometown on Friday 27 April at Enigma Bar, 173 Hindley St, Adelaide, with special guests to be announced.

FIDEL’S BAR Fidel’s Bar is an alternative music and arts club situated at 66 Wattle Ave, Royal Pk, which opens from 4pm until 8pm on Friday evenings and for a special Sunday afternoon fundraising concert each month with the next taking place from 4pm on Sunday 25 March with an easy $5 entry and Sunday 22 April being a WOWFM fundraising presentation of Blue Matter, The Weeping Angels and Oldplay from 4pm with $10 tickets at the door.

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. THE FLEURIEU BLUESBREAKERS

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 Christies Beach Sailing Club on Sunday 25 March. MONTHLY MUSO MANIA Wow, man! Far out. Have you heard about the return of Monthly Muso Mania which kicked off from 2-6pm at Glanville’s Cumberland Hotel on Sunday 18 March? It now continues each month. FLAT CAP PRODUCTIONS

Helmed by Darren Lane, Adelaide-based Flat Cap Productions can offer affordable merchandise in the form of badges, stickers, black and white T-Shirts and stubby holders for bands and venues along with the filming of live gigs and interviews for promotional purposes. Contact Darren on 0425 085 449 or via email at flatcapprod@ with a nice discount if you make mention of BSide Magazine. AUDIOISM Audioism is a new Adelaide business with over a dozen years industry experience that specialises in mobile recording and can come direct to you to record and can also offer

photography for promotional purposes as well as various other services.

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

MOVE2LIVE Move2Live at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, Here’s the deal. Meet prior to 6pm on Wednesday evenings and then head off for a 40-minute walk, run or whatever with a bunch of lovely people and then head back to the pub for refreshments and a natter about this and that. SPINE 96 Spine 96, an Adelaide rock quartet who dabble in the absurd, cynical and darker sides of life with a touch of surrealism thrown in, have just released a self-titled album via boutique Melbourne label Off The Hip and is now available via all good record stores – think Rock Therapy, 536 Goodwood Rd, Daw Park, Clarity Records, 60 Pulteney St, Adelaide, Mr V Music, 115 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore and, of course, Off The Hip Records, 381 Flinders Ln, Melbourne – and Bandcamp.

CAFÉ TROPPO Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Sq, Adelaide, boasts great organic food, craft beer, a fresh new wine list, old-fashioned cocktails, seasonal tapas, a new bar menu and, as well as regular events, has live acoustic music THE BURNSIDE LIBRARY and a brand new menu on The Burnside Library, 401 Friday evenings from 6pm. Greenhill Rd, Tusmore, is starting a local music collection and NOOK NOSH looking for any South Australian musicians or bands that would be willing to donate a copy of their EP or album. It can be any genre of music. In fact, the more diverse, the better! Please contact the library on 08 8366 4280 for more information.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT FREE FOR ALL The front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, now has a new open mic evening known as Friday Night Free For All with free entry and all welcome from 8pm. If you’d like to get onstage, email < au> to reserve a spot. VINYL SOUL Local Adelaide podcast, Vinyl Soul, was awarded national prize for Best Literature, Arts

& Music Podcast when Cast Away Awards ran the first ever Australian podcast evening in Sydney at the Giant Dwarf Theatre. Aiden Grant hosts and

producers his music focused podcast in Adelaide and his podcast also supports local up-and-coming bands from Adelaide with previous artists including Bad//Dreems, Motez and Nakatomi to name but a few. THE BRITISH HOTEL The British Hotel, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide, boasts a fine dining room with a new menu and a wine of the month along with free entry live acoustic music from 6pm on Fridays. ACOUSTIC CLUB TUESDAY Acoustic Club Tuesday is a free entry acoustic showcase plus open mic that takes place in the front bar of Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, from 8pm on Tuesday evenings. Check out their Facebook page for details about the weekly line-up. PROTON PILL Long-running Adelaide band Proton Pill have their longrunning Wednesday evening residency at The Lion Hotel, 181 Melbourne St, North Adelaide, with the introduction of three flavours of 25c chicken wings, $6 Coopers Pints and $5 Fireball shots. How do they do it, ladies and gentlemen?

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do the record and he said, ‘yeah,’ and it was, I dunno, it was really easy. “I had a lot of the stuff recorded, about six of the songs, and then we did about another seven with him. . . he likes to use tapes so we recorded on tape. He’s a vibe kind of producer, he goes with the vibe rather than getting too technical. But he’s a very clever guitar player, he’s very musical, and he just seems to know his way around problems.” At this point I asked Henry about Mitch Easter’s studio.

D Henry Fenton by I. C. T. Messenger Based in little ol’ Los Angeles yet from Sydney, D Henry Fenton and his cohorts The Elizabethans will be stomping the stage at the Wheatsheaf Hotel this very Saturday.

“Oh yeah, it’s insane. He’s got a house in North Carolina and in kind of looks like the old Psycho house,” laughs Henry. “And it’s a really big studio out the back. Wilco have “Yeah he’s very instinctive,” says Henry. recorded there and stuff. It’s a two story huge “He could jump up with anyone and play complex, but yeah, out the back of his house. any groove and just fit right in. He’s got He’d have lots of cool guitars and he’d run off that kind of personality too. And he’s more of a rock drummer. He also plays in into his house and come back with a guitar and say, ‘try this, try this guitar,’ you know, Candlebox and they’re “He’s a vibe kind of lots of weird little pedals and a heavy kind of band. amps, just got everything there.” He does like playing the hard rock stuff, but he said he really likes my songs.”

producer, he goes with the vibe rather than getting too technical. But he’s a very clever guitar player, he’s very musical, and he just seems to know his way around problems.”

I was curious to know how Henry managed It is music that is hard to categorise due to snag such great to such a range of influences below the drummer to be a part of surface, however people who like Tom Petty his full-time band, The and maybe even The Smiths could find Elizabethans. themselves comfortably immersed in this honest musical outfit. “When I first got to LA I was looking around BSide Magazine had the pleasure of chatting for places to play,” explains Henry, “and a on the phone to Henry whist he was up in friend of mine said to go to a place called Queensland catching some rays. Cranes. That’s not there anymore but it had a cool little scene, some of the folk At the start of our phone conversation did well, a girl called Lissie and Truth & Henry explained to me he did go to the Salvage Co. recent Clouds gig and said how good it was, thereby finishing an interesting “I started playing bass for a friend’s band conversation we were having about The and Dave was playing drums in that band, Clouds when Henry was last in Adelaide as and that’s how I met Dave. He said if I ever we were sinking the suds at The Grace Emily need drums give him a hoy, so I played Hotel, then taxi’ing to The Gov to see Lachy with a few different drummers and then Doley shred a poor organ into tiny splinters. one day I summonsed up the courage and said, ‘Dave, do you want to play a show Lachy’s support for the night Stefan Hauk with us?’ and he’s been playing with me amazed everyone with his virtuosity on ever since – for a couple of years.” the blues guitar, and I remember Henry’s bewilderment at such a young talent and The recording of D Henry Fenton’s that Stefan Hauk would do very well in that first album Autumn Sweet was a great scene in America. experience for Henry as he nabbed ol’ mate Mitch Easter of R.E.M. fame to produce the Noticeable on Henry’s latest album Twice I album in his studio in North Carolina. Fell Down is a strong rhythm section which almost blows the hat off your head, whereas “It was a dream come true,” laughs Henry. his album previous Turnin is more a laid “I was in North Carolina, I had just got back and slightly country affair with Tom there. I had been talking to Stuart Coupe Petty and Counting Crows producer Steve who had this new label in Sydney before Holroyd taking charge of those twiddly I left called Laughing Outlaw. Anyway I knobs. And a rhythm section is always going ended up getting a deal, I went to SXSW to do well when you have Pearl Jam’s exand they saw me play, one of the investors drummer Dave Krusen telling the skins how really liked the music and said he’d bankit’s going to be. roll an album. So then I contacted Mitch to

Currently there is a tribute album out for James Blundell and Henry is singing on the title track, Pride. Henry explains that he has always had an affinity with singing perhaps more than with playing guitar, although his musical passions were inculcated in primary school by a visiting guitar teacher.

“When I was at primary school a guy came to school for guitar lessons and I just said to Mum and Dad, ‘I really want to learn guitar,’ so they got me a ten dollar guitar, which was pretty cheap, and I did guitar lessons.

“And I was always singing too. I used to sing a lot,” thinks Henry. “I think I’m more a natural singer. I used to get picked as the lead in the choirs and all that but I didn’t try, a lot of my friends used to make fun of me, but I always used to get picked for it. But I had fun with it, it was kinda cool. I always just loved it. A magical world.”

D Henry Fenton & The Elizabethans will be playing a free show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 24 March.

describe their music to those who have not come across then before?

ZELORAGE By Robert Dunstan

“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.”

Zelorage (photographed here by Samuel Phillips Photograpy) hail from Renmark but the band relish any opportunity to travel down and play a show in Adelaide and such will be the case when they venture to the big smoke once again.

“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?


On this occassion it will be to play as one of three local opening acts – the others being Surviving Sharks and Favour The Brave – on American rock band (hed) p.e.’s national tour which will mark the second time Zelorage have hit the same stage on the same night as the overseas act. We contacted the band’s drummer, Mark Polst, and asked how Zelorage would

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

“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) p.e. at the Prince Bandroom in Melbourne and every regional town or city you can think of in SA and Victoria.” What’s been the most memorable gig you’ve played so far and why? “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, When You Turn, and a fourth full-length album towards the end of 2018.” 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!”

Zelorage will play Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Friday 23 March alongside US act (hed) p.e., Surviving Sharks, and Favour The Brave with tickets via Moshtix.

released an EP or anything. Even just for myself, it’s a great thing to have.”

Eric has chosen to launch Whiskey Man on the lawns of the National Wine Centre during the afternoon. “It’s my first launch so I wanted to do something a bit special,” he reasons. “I didn’t want to do it at any old place and didn’t want to do it on a Friday or Saturday night either. I wanted something a bit more relaxed so an afternoon show where people can sit on the lawns and enjoy a nice glass of wine – or a beer – was the way to go.

ERIC SANTUCCI By Robert Dunstan Eric Santucci, known simply as ‘Tooch’ to his many friends, is the trumpet player with long-running Adelaide swing band Lucky Seven but is about to launch his debut solo album, Whiskey Man, which takes the musician and singer into a new musical territory as the offering exudes a soulful, downhome, alternative country feel.

Mixmasters Studios and locked that in so that I had a definite date and a deadline to work to finish off the songs,” he says. “I knew that if I didn’t book anything in I would just faffle around and not get anything done. “So I went up to Mixmasters for five nights in July of 2017 and stayed overnight up there the whole time,” Eric continues. “And I also roped in all my best mates to play on it. Damien Steele Scott produced it and he also played bass and acoustic guitar. And that was great having Damien there because he’s maybe one of the few people in Adelaide who understands that Nashville country sound I was going for.

The musician, who also fronts Proton Pill at North Adelaide’s Lion Hotel every Wednesday evening, has handpicked a huge number of local acts – Wanderers, Zkye Blue, Alison Coppe & The Janes, Stefan Hauk, Alana Jagt “I didn’t want to and The Bitter Darlings – to provide other entertainment at do it at any old the launch.

place and didn’t want to do it on a Friday or Saturday night either. I wanted something a bit more relaxed…”

We chat to Eric over the phone early one evening and discover – as if we didn’t “And I had Dusty Lee Stephensen already know – that he’s very proficient on [Wanderers] on guitar and Stefan Hauk his first instrument of choice. playing some guitar, Milush Piochaud playing some bass, Holly Thomas on drums, “I’ve been playing trumpet for about 21 Paul White on Hammond, Zkye and Tim years now because I started way back Wilsdon doing backing vocals and Julian when I was in reception Ferraretto on violin. and then did a jazz degree at Elder Conservatorium,” “So I was pretty happy he reveals. “But I am selfabout all that and now taught on guitar and other can’t wait to do my next stuff. And that’s been album,” Eric laughs. “I out of necessity because feel really honoured to I started doing solo, count all those musicians acoustic cover gigs. as friends and have them play on my record. And “And I began to love they will be playing doing that and because I’ve always had an alongside me at the launch.” interest in poetry, I then started writing songs so that my solo gigs would be a mix Whiskey Man will see a release on compact of covers and some originals,” Eric says. “I disc and vinyl before being made available guess it’s been a natural progression for on the usual online platforms. me.” Once Eric began to think about doing a solo album, he booked a studio before deciding on the songs to record. “I got in contact with [engineer] Tom Barnes and Mick Wordley up at

‘I thought it would be great for people to come along, relax on the lawns and hear some great music throughout the whole afternoon,” Eric adds.

“And the finished vinyl came back just the other day in time for the launch,” Eric says. “So that was a relief although I’d had a test pressing for a while now. It’s good to have Whiskey Man out on vinyl because it’s the first thing I’ve ever done – I’ve never

“They are all good friends basically, but because I am often doing gigs myself, it’s not often I get to see any of them play,” Eric laughs. “So I thought it would be a great way of getting to see them all play for a change. And they are all great acts with a focus on original music.”

Eric ‘Tooch’ Santucci will launch his debut album, Whiskey Man, with a concert in the courtyard of North Tce’s National Wine Centre from 1.30pm on Sunday 25 March with Wanderers, Zkye Blue, Alison Coppe & The Janes, Stefan Hauk, Alana Jagt and The Bitter Darlings. Pre-sale $20 tickets available at his website or $25 tickets at the door on the afternoon. https://www.ericsantuccimusic. com/abouteric

seriously Kitty-esque, and it’s hard not to hear her snarky signature voice reading it aloud in your head.

BRIDGE BURNING & OTHER HOBBIES Kitty Flanagan (Allen & Unwin) 2018, 258pp, $29.99 Australian comic, actress, TV wit and regular visitor to the Adelaide Fringe (of course), Kitty specifies early on in this collection of reminisces that what we’ve just begun reading isn’t really a strict autobiography, and she’s right, as she bounces around discussing some of her favourite pet subjects in only vaguely chronological order. There are sections about oftenunsupervised growing up in the ‘70s, a few chapters about her aimless 20s and not quite enough about how exactly she fell into stand-up comedy, and an awful lot about her many and various failed

relationships, which even she says she finds a bit much.

With intriguingly-titled chapters and sub-headings, particular highlights here include: ‘When I Was Young And Other Clichés’, with such offerings as ‘The Vardy Party’ and ‘Yoga Guantanamo’; ‘Hitch-Hiking, Older Men And Other Bad Decisions’, which features ‘How Am I Not Dead?’ (a familiar question we all wind up asking ourselves) and the illuminating ‘Bridge-Burning In Singapore’; ‘The Gravedigger’s Wife, The Stoner’s Prostitute And Other Failed Romances’, where you’ll be drawn in by such titles as ‘A Bit Of A Dick’ and ‘I Love A Bidet’; and, finally, ‘Put Less On Your Fork, Don’t Park Across Driveways And Other Things I Have Learned’, where she sums everything up, sort of, and gets surprisingly mature and reflective. No, really.

The sort of agreeably rambling tome that (like similar works by Wil Anderson, for example) feels like a series of expanded monologues from past and future stage shows, this pretty pleasing romp is

And you can’t help but wonder if there will be a sequel? Bridge-Burning 2: Bridge Harder? Bridge-Burning Over Troubled Water? Or even, perhaps, the posthumously-published The End Of Bridge-Burning: Goodbye Kitty?


“I think we were last over in October,” Tom says. “And we love Adelaide because you have such a great scene with bands like Thrashboard, All In, The Lizards and all the rest. Meatbeaters and The Pro-Tools too. But it’s always been a great scene over there going back to the days of The Bearded Clams and The Mark Of Cain. And then you’ve got bands like Young Offenders and others who are world class. We just love coming over to play with bands like that.”


WOLFPACK By Robert Dunstan

Melbourne punks Wolfpack enjoy a strong and loyal following in Adelaide so the three-piece are delighted to be returning to town as special guest of revered American band Suicidal Tendencies that will also have The Lizards rounding out the bill. BSide Magazine jumped on the blower to Wolfpack’s Drum Wolf (guitarist and singer Tom Brownrigg) and began by asking how the Adelaide trip with the Americans came about. Tom, who announces that the band went to see Gogol Bordello in Melbourne recently and have just started work on what will be Wolfpack’s fifth EP which will also mark their first vinyl offering, says they had heard rumours about Suicidal Tendencies hitting Australia.

“We’d heard from friends in the US who know the band about the tour so got onto them and they were like, ‘What? The Australian tour hasn’t even been announced yet’. So I think they knew we were keen.” Wolfpack have an interesting ethos as, while many other musicians cry poor, they give all profits to charity and run as a not-for profit entity and cut costs by crashing with friends in each state. “I’ll likely get shot down in flames for saying this but I think it’s privilege

Joining Wolfpack at their Adelaide show with Suicidal Tendencies will be local legends The Lizards who recently played a gig with 15-year old Kyle behind the kit due to regular drummer Marty being on maternity leave.

“Hey, I was at that gig,” Tom enthuses. “It was with Stiff Little Fingers at the Gov – how could I not come over from Melbourne for that? - and Kyle was great. He was doing The Ramones-style hi-hat – y’know, smashing the sixteenths on the hi-hat – and I wasn’t even playing drums when I was that age. So I can’t imagine how well Kyle is going to do if he continues on drums.”

to be a musician and play in front of people,” Tom suggests. “And I don’t think it’s something you should expect to get paid for all the time. Musicians are not special just because they have written a few songs. And we get all our negatives out on stage and turn that into a positive as a community thing. And, at “He was doing the end of the day, we’ve made some money for charity. That’s a The Ramones- The opportunity to head over style hi-hat and see Stiff Little Fingers also positive. – y’know, meant that Tom, who grew up on got to check out the Gov “We raised over $30,000 last smashing the Perth, and is now pumped to be hitting year,” he proudly continues. “But let’s not kid ourselves, it’s a lot of sixteenths on its stage. the hi-hat – fun for us and it’s our search for the eternal weekend. We get to and I wasn’t “It’s a great venue,” he concludes. “You can even go out into the beer travel around, meet great people even playing garden and still see the band. And and there are lots of people who drums when I I like the way its designed and support us. was that age.” that everyone in the venue can see what’s going on.” “To keep any of the money [we make] seems so wrong,” Tom decides. “We all have a roof over our US band Suicidal Tendencies heads and don’t need it. To get money will be stepping into the from doing something we love – which Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port we would be doing anyway – and then Rd, Hindmarsh, on Monday be able to give to charity is not us being generous. It’s just what we feel is the 26 March with special guests right thing to do.” It also helps that all the band members have regular jobs. “Our bosses all hate us though,” Tom laughs, “because we are always asking for leave. I don’t think any of us have any annual leave left. At the same time, our bosses all know that we are doing what we do for charity and respect that. They can see the passion we have.” Wolfpack often make their way over to Adelaide where they have made many friends.

Melbourne’s Wolfpack and local legends The Lizards with tickets via the venue or Oztix. au/?Event=82254





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. GOMEZ

John Waite, of The Babys, Bad English and an extensive solo career will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 5 April with special guest Sarah McLeod and tickets via the venue or Oztix. HARRY MANX The much-loved Harry Manx, who blends blues with Indian spices, is embarking on yet another much-anticipated Australian tour that will have him playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 23 March with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

Jamie Hutchings has a brand new offering, Bedsit, and will be launching it at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 14 April with Alana Jagt as special guest. (HED) P.E

LOWTIDE 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 Hindley St’s HQ Complex on Tuesday 27 March with tickets via <> and Mane, Cosmo Thundercat at DJ Mark Yusef-Wilson III as special guests. ARCH ENEMY

Sweden’s Arch Enemy have a show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Tuesday 27 March with tickets via Moshtix and special guests Truth Corroded and Shadow Realm.

Lowtide have just announced the release of a new album, Southern Mind, and are taking it out on tour which will have the Melbourne shoegazers gazing away at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 7 April with Dean Forever as special guests. GOLDLINK Hip hop artist GoldLink spans a variety of genres with his highly danceable music and he’s heading to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 24 March with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

(hed) p.e. are headed to Australia with their genre melding brand of G Punk which fuses rock, metal, soul, rap and rasta and will be playing Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, with Surviving Sharks, Zelorage and Favour The Brave as special guests on Friday 23 March with tickets via Moshtix. HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE Grote St’s Her Majesty’s Theatre will close for a well-deserved facelift but not before a grand closing benefit gala starring Johanna Allen, Cameron Goodall, Nancye Hayes, Ali McGregor, Meow Meow, Rob Mills and Tim Rogers with MC Jane Doyle and storyteller Peter Goers on Saturday 24 March with all proceeds raised go towards the theatre’s renewal project. Book at BASS.

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

ROSS THE BOSS Ross The Boss will be playing a full set of Manowar classics at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Friday 27 April with special guests Horizons Edge, Shadow Realm and Skyhammer with tickets, including VIP packages, available via Moshtix. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Revered US band Suicidal Tendencies will be stepping into the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Monday 26 March with special guests being Melbourne’s Wolfpack and local legends The Lizards with tickets via the venue or Oztix. JAPANESE WALLPAPER

Adelaide’s Beer & BBQ Festival will present Melbourne’s Japanese Wallpaper alongside E^ST, Odette and special guests at Hindley St’s Fat Controller(note change of venue) on Thursday 29 March (Good Friday eve) with tickets via Eventbrite.

D HENRY FENTON New Zealand-born singer songwriter d Henry Fenton


has a new album, Once I Fell Down Twice, and will be marching it around the country in March with his final resting spot being the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 24 March with special guest Tara Carragher. JACKSON BROWNE

The UK’s Newton Faulkner, who will be in the country for Bluesfest, is also playing a sideshow at the Governor HIndmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 6 April with tickets via the venue or Oztix and with Timberwolf announced as special guest. BULLETBOYS

SARAH BLASKO Fresh from an appearance at Supermassive as part of Adelaide Fringe, Sarah Blakso will now hit the road armed with her new album, Depth Of Field, and will play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 8 June with tickets via the venue or OzTix. CHOCOLATE STARFISH Chocolate Starfish, one of Australia’s biggest bands of the ’90s, are back with a new album, Spider, and will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarh, on Friday 13 April with Southern Empire as special guests and tickets via the venue or Oztix. KURT ELLING

American singer songwriter Jackson Browne will have his full band with him when he plays Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre on Thursday 22 March. NECK DEEP

Welsh pop punksters Neck Deep are bringing a Download Festival sideshow to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 25 March with tickets from the venue or Oztix and special guests Between You & Me, The Away Game and Bearclaw Clamp. SHERYL CROW US singer songwriter Sheryl Crow will be with Melissa Etheridge at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 4 April with tickets via usual outlets.

American hard rock band BulletBoys have a long history and a legion of fans and will be making their first ever trip to this country to rock hard at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, for a licensed all-ages affair with special guests Dellacoma and more on American jazz singer Kurt Saturday 5 May with tickets via Elling is touring with his Moshtix. quintet and will be making a return to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, COSMIC PSYCHOS Hindmarsh, on Sunday 27 May Aussie legends Cosmic Psychos with tickets via the venue or have just announced a huge Oztix. national tour – who is going to be looking after the farm? – that SILVERSTEIN will bring them to Fowler’s Presented by Destroy All Live, 58 North Tce, Adelaide, Lines, Canada’s Silverstein on Anzac Day (Wednesday will be hitting Fowler’s Live, 25 April) with no less than 68 North Tce, Adelaide, with Grenadiers and Juliette their post hardcore musings Seizure & The Tremor-Dolls on Tuesday 15 May with as special guests and tickets via Comeback Kid as very special Moshtix. guests and tickets on sale via Moshtix. CITY CALM DOWN With their highly anticipated second album Echoes In Blue due for release in early April, Melbourne fourpiece City Calm Down have announced their biggest Australian tour to date that will include a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 9 June with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

TONIGHT ALIVE Explosive Sydney band Tonight Alive are back out on the road and will play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 12 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix. THE BAMBOOS Melbourne-based funk and soul band The Bamboos are night time people so have

announced a run of shows across the country in the evening including one at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 18 August with tickets via the venue or Oztix. HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Presented by Silverback Touring, Sweden’s Hardcore Superstar will hit Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Sunday 17 June for a licensed all-ages show and with tickets via Moshtix. TODRICK HALL America’s Todrick Hall, a singer and dancer who has performed in the award winning musicals Kinky Boots and Memphis, is bringing his show, America: The Forbidden, to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 0 July with tickets via the venue or Oztiz. URBAN GUERILLAS Urban Guerillas, featuring Ken Stewart, are an Adelaide band who took off many years ago to find their fame and fortune in Sydney but who are now heading back to grace the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with their uncompromising punk tunes from 9pm on Thursday 17 May with no less and no more than David Robinson as special guest. CARUS THOMPSON Fremantle’s Carus Thompson, whose song, Beach Fires, is a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, is in touring mode and will be playing the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Friday 20 April to present songs from his latest album, Islands, and more and with tickets via Oztix.

Students must have some intermediate musical instrumentation or vocal experience. Beginners are not reccomended for this workshop. Dinner will be provided to students on Sunday.Â

AUTUMN JAMS City Of Prospect and Headspace Adelaide are very excited to announce Autumn Jams, a threeday songwriting and performance workshop for 13 - 17 year olds during National Youth Week and the April school holidays, at Club5082 in Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect.

Qualified staff of Music SA will mentor teenagers on songwriting, recording and

live performance, and finish the program with a live performance for friends and family on Sunday evening at Club 5082.Â

Students to provide their own (healthy) lunch on all three days. Register via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite. com/e/autumn-jams-schoolholiday-music-workshoptickets-42621797945 providing full name and email address so that a place in the program can be secured. Once this is complete via Eventbrite, you will be emailed an enrolment form and a copy of the 3 day program.

These free sessions, limited to 25 participants, will be taking place at Prospect Town Hall on Friday 20 April from noon until 4pm, Saturday 21 April from 10am until 4pm and Sunday 22 For more information, please April from 10am until 4pm with email Jessi Tilbrok at jessi@ a performance from 6.30pm until 8.30pm

sponsors Derringers providing $300 in prizes to the winners. This entire event is being run by students, for students as part of their Cert III course based at Seaton High School, by students from Seaton and Findon High Schools. Western Live Events is a studentrun industry model business that will prepare the students to enter the future music industry workforce trained in live event management.”

BATTLE OF THE BANDS Following the success of last year’s Battle Of The Bands, Western Live Events (a newly formed live event music company run by Certificate III students in Music Business/ Live Events from Seaton and

Findon High School) are proud to present Battle Of The Bands 2018. Participating bands will all be from the Western suburb areas from secondary schools from Henley, Seaton, Woodville and Immanuel high schools. The event will cater for entrants from years 8-12 with event

There will be a panel of judges from industry, media and Adelaide University in attendance.

Battle Of The Bands will run from 10am until 2pm on Thursday 5 April 2018 at Seaton High School Performance Studio, Glenburnie St, Seaton, and will feature bands from Seaton, Henley, Findon, Immauel and Woodville high schools with guest judges.


Melbourne’s Dave Graney & The mistLY have announced no less than three shows at Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Friday 10 August and Saturday 11 August and an afternoon matinee from 4pm on Sunday 12 August and tickets sure to sell fast via the venue. JETHRO PICKETT


Presented by Dirtcraft Productions, Behold Your Doom Fest will be taking place at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, from 6pm on Saturday 28 April as a licensed, all-ages event and will feature Merchant, Greytomb, Yanomamo, Rituals, Dirt, Freedom Of Fear and Hypergiant with tickets via Moshtix. DIDIRRI

Jethro Pickett will be accompanied by his new vinyl album, Trance, as well as Adrian Whitehead (once of The Trims and also armed with his new album) when they step into the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 31 March (Easter Saturday) with no less than Paul Vallen (also once of The Trims) as their special guest. BRITISH INDIA

Fresh from playing WOMADelaide and also SXSW, Melbourne’s sombre folk dandy Didirri will be dropping into the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 10 May on his Formaldehyde tour and will have Alana Jagt as special guest and there are tickets selling fast via his website. THE MAVIS’S

Melbourne’s much-loved British India have announced a return to their second home and will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on their Midnight Homie tour on Friday 6 July with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

Presented by Consume/Valve, Melbourne’s much-loved The Mavis’s have announced their 20th anniversary Pink Pills

tour that will take them around REEF the country and bring them to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 9 May with special guests and tickets via the venue or Oztix. MICHAEL MENAGER

Reef have announced a very special tour, Britrock Must Be Destroyed, with The Wildhearts and Terrorvision which will have each band playing a full set each evening – and with a different running order for each city – at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 29 August with tickets via the venue ot Oztix.

American-born singer songwriter Michael Menager has announced a long-awaited return to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 22 April FRONT END LOADER with The Baker Suite as very special guests. MOOSE BLOOD

Those crazy Front End Loader guys from Sydney are coming over to play a show at Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Presented by Destroy All Lines 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on and Chugg Entertainment, Saturday 24 March with no Canterbury’s Moose Blood less than Meatbeaters as will be cantering into Fowler’s special guests. Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 1 September for FIONA BOYES a licensed all-ages affair with Presented by Adelaide special guests Movements and Roots & Blues Association, tickets via Moshtix. internationally renowned Australian blues artist Fiona DANIEL CHAMPAGNE Boyes and her band are set to play from 8pm on Saturday 28 April at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with $20 tickets via Trybooking or $25 tickets at the door on the night if any remain. Guitar wizard Daniel Champagne has announced a huge national tour for the limited release of a new album, Snap Shot, and will be performing at Clarendon’s Riverbend Gazebo on Friday 11 May, Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 12 May and Willaston’s Live On The Deck on Sunday 13 May.


Jet will be celebrating the anniversary of their debut album, Get Born, when they hit the road for a huge tour that will have the rockers hitting Thebarton Theatre on Saturday 9 June with tickets via usual outlets. THE SCREAMING JETS

Newcastle’s The Screaming Jets have announced a coheadline outing under the name Rock Radio Riot with Boom Crash Opera which will bring the two Aussie rock bands to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, for two shows on Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September.


Diesel is doing a run of solo shows as part of his 30 Year Thang and will be playing Parafield Gardens’ Slug N Lettuce Hotel on Thursday 10 May, Norwood Hotel on Friday 11 May and then heading south to Victoria Hotel on Saturday 12 May.


From what I gathered this was a much loved show by people who really dig the BRMC. This might be because the band delivers in excess what rock’n roll has always promised yet bands infrequently have the imagination to deliver.

ROCKET SCIENCE Melbourne’s Thee Cat Burglars are heading over to play Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on from 9pm on Saturday 7 April and invited Juliette Seizure & The Tremor-Dolls and Psycho Derek & The Reissues to join them.

PERCH CREEK Melbourne’s much-loved Rocket Science will be rocketing into town to play Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Saturday 21 April armed with a new seveninch single, Lipstick Red, and with tickets via Moshtix.


Brisbane’s pirate metal legends Lagerstein will be partying hard with Sudden State when they hit the road for their Yeast Coast Brewery Tour which will include a show at Enigma Bar, 173 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Saturday 16 June.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ The Gov Live Review by I. C. T. Messenger photo Margaret Legedza

Melbourne-based pop folk exponents Perch Creek, four of whom are siblings, have a new single, Gold Shop, from a new self-titled album and will be hitting Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 29 June with tickets via Moshtix.

Daniel Sloss @ Fowlers Live Live Review by I. C. T. Messenger Scottish comedian and writer Daniel Sloss performed at the tail end of the Adelaide Fringe recently and was ironically well received by an audience he tried to morally and psychologically destroy.

What that element is one would be a fool to attempt to encapsulate in words, but the visceral and grinding electric guitars creating a mad ocean upon which the vocals float like a gothic prince who has somehow accidentally arrived into this shitfest – might be a ridiculous attempt in understanding what it is about BRMC. Their old songs were played to the crowd’s delight, and new material with its country dirt and bandsaw electric tones didn’t lose the crowd. The BRMC are not even afraid to pull out the harmonica, but when the entire audience is wearing your same black leather jacket you could pull out a tin whistle and do a Riverdance whist also reciting a poem you wrote about how much you love your mother, or maybe not. Asking the audience to secretly write a list of one hundred people knowing that everyone on that name would die, your revolt turns into a conspiring mind as the names of current despots of the world spring to mind.

Another mind game, a complex one, about a funeral and a woman meeting a man there, was unanswerable by the entire audience. Expect for one poor lass who triumphantly could answer the riddle, but then to understand that only a fellow sociopath could work something like that out. I think the rest of us sighed in relief, and were happy to be named immature and emotional.

Maybe this is what you call Stockholm Syndrome, where the victim falls in love with its tormentor. Scary stuff, but I don’t His routine lightened with think Daniel would be recoiling in jokes about his run-in with a paedophile as a child, and the shame to hear this. moral code of sending dick picks. He managed to convince the gathering at Fowlers Live that he is almost a sociopath, and Although my friend who proceeded to give reasons why. accompanied me had too much Just the nature of his comedy, cause to disagree with his ideas, that brand of comedian who I found him delightfully horrid. profits from an audience’s lack of empathy, displays his possible Check him out next time he is in sociopathic nature – and he teases Adelaide, especially if you like it out of you no matter how deep it TV shows like Black Books or Fargo. may be entrenched.

Roj & The Ramjets at The Highway (from 3pm)

THURSDAY 22 MARCH Andrew Strong (Northern Ireland) and Jessica & The Beating Hearts at Governor Hindmarsh Jackson Browne (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre Limp Bizkit (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre FRIDAY 23 MARCH Harry Manx (Canada) at Governor Hindmarsh (hed) p.e. (US), Zelorage, Surviving Sharks and Favour The Brave at Fowler’s Live

SATURDAY 24 MARCH d Henry Fenton (Sydney/ LA) and Tara Carragher at Wheatsheaf Hotel GoldLink (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Johanna Allen, Cameron Goodall, Nancye Hayes, Ali McGregor, Meow Meow, Rob Mills and Tim Rogers with MC Jane Doyle and storyteller Peter Goers at Her Majesty’s Theatre Front End Loader (Sydney) and Meatbeaters at Edinburgh Castle Hotel SUNDAY 25 MARCH Neck Deep (Wales) at Governor Hindmarsh

MONDAY 26 MARCH Suicidal Tendencies (US), Wolfpack and The Lizards at Governor Hindmarsh Bruno Mars (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre

TUESDAY 27 MARCH Arch Enemy (Sweden), Truth Corroded and Shadow Realm at Fowler’s Live Gomez (UK), Mane, Cosmo Thundercat and DJ Mark Yusuf Wilson III at HQ Complex

WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH Canned Heat (US) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 29 MARCH Thundamentals (Sydney) at

Governor Hindmarsh Japanese Wallpaper (Melb) at Fat Controller

SUNDAY 1 APRIL Bodyjar, 28 Days, Game Over, Young Offenders and The Lizards at HQ Complex WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge at Adelaide Entertainment Centre

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

FRIDAY 6 APRIL This Way North (Melbourne), The Sunday Reeds and The Molting Vultures at Grace Emily Newton Faulkner (UK) and Timberwolf at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 7 APRIL Kustom Kulture Weekender: The OzSkas (Brisbane), Haystacks Calhoon, Fistful Of Trojans, The Saucerman, DJ Liv and DJ Jade at The Highway Pludo (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh The Smith Street Band (Melbourne), Bec Sandridge and Press Club at Thebarton Theatre Horrorshow (Melbourne) at Rocket Bar Lowtide (Melbourne) and Dean Forever at Grace Emily Lionel Richie (US) and Nile Rodgers (US) at Botanic Pk Thee Cat Burglars (Melbourne), Juliette Seizure & The Tremor-Dolls and Psycho Derek & The Reissues at Hotel Metro SUNDAY 8 APRIL Kustom Kulture Weekender: Pat Capocci (Sydney0, The Tomahawks, DJ Curvella and

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

FRIDAY 13 APRIL Screamfeeder (Brisbane), and Madura Green at Edinburgh Castle Hotel

SATURDAY 14 APRIL Childhood Cancer Benefit 3: Lachy Doley Group, Chris Finnen & Phil Manning and Mojo Dingo at The German Club Jamie Hutchings (Sydney) and Alana Jagt at Grace Emily MONDAY 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

FRIDAY 20 APRIL Carus Thompson (Fremantle) at Wheatsheaf Rose Tattoo (Sydney) and Dallas Crane (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh The Belafontes (Melbourne), The Sunday Reeds and The Pro-Tools at Grace Emily SATURDAY 21 APRIL Destruction (Germany) at Fowler’s Live Rocket Science (Melbourne) at Crown & Anchor SUNDAY 22 APRIL Jimmy Barnes at Thebarton Theatre WEDNESDAY 25 April Jungle Giants at HQ THURSDAY 26 APRIL Mark Wilkinson (UK/Sydney) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

FRIDAY 27 APRIL Shaun Kirk (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Primitive Calculators (Melbourne), The Sunday Reeds and Subtract S at Grace Emily

SATURDAY 28 APRIL Fiona Boyes (Aust) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Verge Collection (Perth) and White Blanks at Jive Behold Your Doom Fest: Merchant, Greytomb, Yanomamo, Rituals, Dirt, Freedom Of Fear and Hypergiant at Fowler’s Live MONDAY 30 APRIL Squeeze (UK) and John Cooper Clarke (Manchester) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 3 MAY Dr Feelgood (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh Stereophonics (Wales) at HQ 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 BulletBoys (US) and Dellacoma at Fowler’s Live

TUESDAY 8 MAY The Killers (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre WEDNESDAY MAY 9 The Mavis’s (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 10 MAY Didirri (Melbourne) and Alana Jagt at Grace Emily Kid Congo (US) at Crown & Anchor Diesel (Sydney) at Slug N Lettuce

FRIDAY 11 MAY Shannon Noll (Cobdogla) at Governor Hindmarsh Daniel Champagne at Riverbend Gazebo (Clarendon) Diesel (Sydney) at Norwood Hotel SATURDAY 12 MAY Daniel Champagne at

Wheatsheaf Hotel Diesel (Sydney) at Victoria Hotel

SUNDAY 13 MAY Daniel Champagne at Live On The Deck (Willaston)

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 THURSDAY 17 MAY Urban Guerillas (Sydney) and David Robinson at Grace Emily 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 SATURDAY 9 JUNE Jet (Melbourne) at Thebarton Theatre

FRIDAY 15 JUNE The Whitlams (Sydney), Alex Lloyd (Sydney) and Deborah Conway (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh (Sold Out) SATURDAY 16 JUNE The Whitlams (Sydney), Alex Lloyd (Sydney) and Deborah Conway (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Lagerstein (Brisbane) at Enigma Bar

FRIDAY 22 JUNE Archie Roach and Tiddas at Dunstan Playhouse (Adelaide Festival Centre)

SUNDAY 12 AUGUST Dave Graney & The mistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE Streetlight Manifesto (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST Britrock Must Be Destroyed: Reef, Terrorvision and The Wildhearts at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 6 JULY British India (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 31 AUGUST The Screaming Jets (Newcastle) and Boom Crash Opera (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 23 JUNE Archie Roach and Tiddas at Dunstan Playhouse (Adelaide Festival Centre)

FRIDAY 29 JUNE Perch Creek (Melbourne) at Jive

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

FRIDAY 10 AUGUST Dave Graney & The mistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel SATURDAY 11 AUGUST Dave Graney & The mistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

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

SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER The Screaming Jets (Newcastle) and Boom Crash Opera (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Moose Blood (UK) and Movements at Fowler’s Live SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh







I see her in my dreams. Not quite sure what it means is the lyric that gets stuck in your head after listening to Monk and the Serpent. It’s difficult not to imagine being in a room filled with a smokey haze and beautifully Sons of Zöku’s Monk and the I first heard of Sons of Zöku Serpent: One Part Divine, One when I lived in Melbourne. My dressed women lounging around Part Wretched band had a couple of gigs lined on velvet couches, languid, their false eyelashes framing up in Adelaide and they were bloodshot eyes. Particularly so, by Romana Ashton on one of the line-ups. They unfortunately pulled out at the when you hear the lyric ‘flowers last minute. I had the flu at the in her hair.’ Suddenly you’re in time and almost passed out on- Dionysian San Francisco, 1967. Sons of Zöku’s new single Monk stage. Apparently, paracetamol, and the Serpent is a teaser for codeine and alcohol aren’t very If Monk and the Serpent is anything to go by, Sons of Zöku’s their forthcoming EP Can Dead friendly to one’s constitution new EP will add to the growing Dance. They are set to release the when combined. Who knew? canon of neo-psychedelic acts EP in the first week of April with Reverb-kissed vocals, sugary the official launch party kicking harmonies, jangly tambourine, that Australia is currently producing. off at Jive on Saturday, 7th of April. fuzzy guitar and ‘60s style keyboard with just the right The Sons of Zöku trio consists of amount of cheesiness pervades You can buy/download the new single from sonsofzoku. Ricardo Da Silva, Ica Quintela and Monk and the Serpent. Jordan Buck. Their sound seems to take its cue from bands such as With a catchy, almost popThe Brian Jonestown Massacre, sensible bassline that has you The Dolly Rocker Movement and involuntarily bopping your The Black Ryder. They fit into the head, combined with lyrics that neo-psychedelic music genre that connote an underlying quiet has its roots in the LSD fuelled desperation, the song is equal counter-culture of the 1960s. parts light and darkness.