ISSUE #110 APRIL 5th - APRIL 18th 2018
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THE OZSKAS > 07 SEAN KEMP > 10 JAMIE HUTCHINGS > 13 AROUND THE TRAPS > 18 CINEPHILE > 22 JUST ANNOUNCED > 31 HEADING TO TOWN > 36 TOUR GUIDE > 46 THE SUNDAY REEDS > 48 JOHNNY JUMPER > 52 ADELAIDE CABERET FESTIVAL > 53
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called Eager Thirteen. And then I met The Ozskas.”
The OzSkas have had some of their recordings feature on releases by UK ska label Specialized as part of an an-going series. “We did a version of Rude Boy when they put out a Bob Marley tribute, One Heart, and we also did a version of The Jam’s Takin’ My Love for a Jam tribute they’ve done,” Marty says. “And we are going to be releasing that ourselves over the next week or so as a single.
the ozskas THE OZSKAS By Robert Dunstan Sydney-based combo The OzSkas will be making their way to Adelaide this weekend to present their ska, reggae and rocksteady grooves at Kustom Kulture SA’s 16th annual Kustom Kulture Weekender at Plympton’s The Highway. BSide Magazine got on the blower to the band – Carol ‘Caz’ Bernhard on vocals, Marty Fabok on guitar, Perry Andronos on bass, Simon Wale behind the kit, Al Scott on keyboards and vocals with Jam Man on SFX – while they were gathered together for practice and began by asking how the invitation to present their wares in Adelaide had come about. “We did a project last year for Specialized, a UK label that puts out ska compilations for charity, and due to that, and in connection with Adelaide’s Fistful Of Trojans and a Specialized show with them in Sydney, we got to hear about Kustom Kulture,” Marty begins. “And I’m really looking forward to it as it will be my first time in Adelaide,” Caz then enthuses. “And it’s the same for Al although the others have all been before in other bands.” Marty and Perry are already familiar with Kustom Kulture in Adelaide as their former band, Sydney ska exponents The Allniters – who scored a national hit in 1983 with a lively cover of Bobby Bloom’s Montego Bay
–have performed at the weekender in the past.
“And we are in the middle of recording a song for the next Specialized project,” he continues. ‘That’s going to be a tribute to Trojan Records so we are doing our version of Prince Buster’s Take It Easy. Prince Buster’s version wasn’t an actual Trojan release but the very original one [by Hopeton Lewis] was.”
“We are also recording a couple of our original songs too,” Marty then adds. The band’s live performances feature their originals alongside some obscure ska songs.
The OzSkas have been plying their musical “But we put our own slant on any covers we wares for almost a decade and along the way have landed many support slots with throw in,” Marty says. “They sound like fresh new songs.” visiting international ska acts. “Yeah, it’s been about 10 years now although we’ve had a few line-up changes because some previous members were misbehaving too much,” Marty laughs. “But, about four years ago, we settled on the current line-up and it’s been solid ever since. The current line-up is very well-behaved although there is still a lot of good energy.
“There are “And there are such a lot of those great such a lot of old ska songs out there,” Caz reasons. “So it’s a lot of fun to take something those great old old and make it sound fresh and new.” ska songs out there. So it’s THE 16TH ANNUAL KUSTOM KULTURE WEEKENDER a lot of fun to FRIDAY 6 APRIL – Salvy & The Hired take something Help and Moraygun at Gaslight old and make Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, with $5 entry. it sound fresh and new.” SATURDAY 7 APRIL - Hot Rod &
“But we’d actually formed the band and then happened to see Caz singing and offered her the gig as our singer straight away,” he adds. “And then our guitarist had an accident and had to leave. James had an accident with a chainsaw.”
Kustom Showdown from noon and The OzSkas, Haystacks Calhoon, The El Caminos, Fistful Of Trojans and The Saucermen as well as DJs Liv and Three D Radio’s Jade O’Donahue from 5pm at The Highway, 290 Anzac Hwy, Plympton, with $10 entry.
SUNDAY 8 APRIL – Swap Meet from 10am, Midwest Trader’s Knees To The Breeze Bike Run and Pat Capocci, Roj & The “Yeah, he almost chopped his arm off,” she Jamjets, The Tomahawks and Swinging sighs, “and couldn’t really play anymore. It Surf Sex Gods with Miss Curvella on the was all quite sad because he’s such a lovely decks from 3pm at The Highway, 290 Anzac Hwy, Plympton, with $6 entry. bloke. It was quite devastating.” I thought Marty was possibly joking until Caz elaborated further.
Caz’s background is of interest as she grew up in Sydney and then found herself in Canberra.
“I started late,” she says. “I’d moved to Canberra and started a duo called Damage Control and then had an all-girl band called The Baby Shakers. And then I moved back to Sydney and joined a punk band
of years in a band called Colourblind [not the local group currently playing under that name],” Sean says. “They toured a lot and recorded in places such as Melbourne’s Sing Sing and I met her through playing in bands that were on the same bill.
sean Kemp SEAN KEMP By Robert Dunstan Sean Kemp is well-known and respected in Adelaide music circles as the drummer has played with many bands over the last couple of decades and is currently singer and drummer with alternative rock band Surviving Sharks and is also working behind the kit with Jessica & The Beating Hearts.
“We struck up a bit of friendship but drifted apart when our respective bands split up,” he says. “But then we started doing a bit of collaboration around the time I first started to learn to play guitar. But that all stopped when I got really busy drumming in bands as well as doing a bit of session work.
“I completely let go of singing and playing guitar and that was around “It was finished last year and I the time I also started to have some had given them a copy to play last mental health issues and almost had a December,” Sean says. “And now, complete breakdown,” Sean candidly with the launch coming up, they’ve reveals. “I was often drumming and been playing it a bit more. So I’m playing around the place but, mentally, more than thankful for that and the I was quite unwell. I had to have support that Three D have given me. therapy.”
“And one of my songs ended up on the station’s most recent Depth Charge compilation CD,” he continues with a laugh. ‘Funny thing is, it’s not a song that is on the EP. It was one I gave to them ages ago called Break Up, a song about an experience I had that I had completely forgotten about.
Sean is quite open about talking about his past mental health issues.
In recent times however, he has taught himself to play guitar and has embarked on a solo career – aided and abetted by Kirsten Glover and Sean’s brother Drew – that has led to “I also sent a copy of the the trio scoring a number of highEP to triple j and the profile support slots at such venues as song Many Roads got Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Governor played by them,” Hindmarsh Hotel and “I’ll show Drew Sean announces. Thebarton Theatre. one of my songs “And I was pleased with that because, and he’ll say, It has also led to ‘Y’know, I reckon even though I have the recording of an been around for a it would sound while, it’s difficult EP, the Craig Lewisbetter if we did it to get airplay on produced Flicka, and a lazy Sunday this way’, and he’s triple j due to all the afternoon launch. always right.” competition.” Flicka, which features a photo of Sean and Drew’s grandmother on the front cover, was recorded last year and has already found its way to many community radio stations with Three D Radio deeming it their Feature Of The Week back in January.
For his solo shows, Sean is invariably joined on stage by his brother, Drew, and Kirsten Glover.
“Kirsten is from the country and she came to town and spent a lot
“I think it’s important to talk about it because basically, I had hit a brick
wall and needed help,” he says. “I now want to help people going through a similar thing and some of my songs are about that recovery process. “I had to pick myself back up again,” Sean says with a reflective sigh. “And I remember at my last session, the therapist asked what I was going to do next and I laughed and said, ‘Well, I’m about to head down to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel and open for Hot Chocolate in front of about 800 people’. And she said, ‘Well, make that the start of your new way forward. Music is something you can latch onto and it’s a positive in your life’. “And that’s the time Kirsten came back into my life because she had seen me at my very lowest and was always encouraging me. I was very foggy for a while there – it’s almost like walking around a room in the dark not knowing where you are going and thinking there’s a wall in front of you – but she helped me focus. Kirsten lit the candle while I was in the dark.
“And she’s been a Godsend with my lyric writing and what I am trying to say,” he says. “She’ll look at my lyrics with a puzzled look and then say, ‘Sean, what exactly is it you trying to say with this song?’ And then we work on it. It might be a song about friendship, or one about mental health, or love, or loss.
issues,” he adds. “Looking back, I did some pretty dumb things.”
mean they don’t sound like The Whitlams but have that kind of vibe because they have Daniel Ross, who is Sean is also keen to acknowledge that an amazing piano player, and Simon is his brother, Drew, has also been a such a fantastic songwriter.” great help in assisting with the sound he wanted to achieve for his solo project.
Sean Kemp will launch his “Drew is a guitar player – and a much debut solo offering, Flicka, better one than I will ever be – so at a free entry show at the he knows how to work a melody,” Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George he says. “I’ll show Drew one of my St, Thebarton, from 4pm on “For example, the first song on the songs and he’ll say, ‘Y’know, I reckon EP, Many Roads, is about a friend who it would sound better if we did it this Sunday 15 April (which just happens to be his birthday) went through an emotionally very way’, and he’s always right.” and at which he will be abusive relationship,” Sean reveals. accompanied by Kristen Glover Joining Sean, who is also heavily “And, with Kirsten’s help, and the involved in Reclink Community Cup and brother Drew with special songs I had, I began to pick myself as a team manager, for the launch will guests Bullfight. up again and work properly as a musician,” the musician says. “And I began to get my social life back on track again because friendships had become a bit of a revolving door. As one person was walking out on me, another was coming in.
be relatively new band Bullfight.
“Yeah, it’s something that Simon Basey from The Timbers has put together,” Sean says. “I think they’ve only played once before and Drew and I were at that show. It was at West Thebarton Social [the old West “So some of the songs on the EP come Thebarton Hotel] and both Drew and from that time when I was trying to I loved ’em. sort myself out and make amends for some of the things I had done when I “They reminded me a bit of The was going through my mental health Whitlams,” he then concludes. “I
and five on side two. But I only did a very limited pressing and have now sold half of them but will be taking copies out on tour with me.” Many bands from the ’90s have been reforming for anniversary tours but Jamie says that nothing of that nature is planned for Bluebottle Kiss. “We get asked a lot by fans but that’s about it,” he laughs. “We last played in 2007. That was for two nights and we were unsure at the time if we’d continue with it. It turned out we didn’t. We also recorded those two nights with the idea of putting out a live album but that never happened either after the record company folded.
“So, yeah, plenty of people ask but they are hardened fans so it’s nothing substantial to base a big tour around,” Jamie adds. “We are all still in touch with each other though which is a start.”
JAMIE HUTCHINGS By Robert Dunstan Sydney’s Jamie Hutchings, who first made himself known in the ’90s with alternative rock band Bluebottle Kiss, has just released his sixth solo album, Bedsit, and is taking it around the country with Reuben Wills on double bass for an extensive tour that will include a stop in Adelaide.
Following his album launch tour, Jamie will a band I sing and play with called Infinity spend time working on the next Infinity Broke album. Broke,” he continues. “It’s great because it’s out in the middle of nowhere and we “I spent some time in South can just crash on the floor. “It really lends America last year and have been And because the shearing shed has a tin roof, it’s great itself to that greatly influenced by the rhythms I heard,” he says. “So I’ve written a during a storm. For a city boy, format because lot of new songs and already done it’s a pretty amazing place to it has such a some demos.” record.” Sophie Hutchings (piano), Mark Moldre (harmonica) and Jay Kong (violin) also feature on the album that has a sparse, late night feel.
vintage sound. I felt Bedsit was the kind of record that should be out on vinyl.”
“I’d always wanted to do something that was pretty stark,” Jamie declares. “Saying that, it “Yeah, I start over in Perth and kinda go always depends on how the songs turn from there,” Jamie says. “And it’s always out but with this one the songs I was great to get back to the Grace Emily in Adelaide because it’s such a nice place. And, writing seemed to be the right ones to do that. I felt they leant themselves to doing yeah, I’ll have Reuben with me – he played on the album – for everywhere except Perth. something really minimalist. ‘So the shows will be guitar and double bass because that’s the core of the Bedsit album,” he continues. “It’s really minimal – there’s no drums or anything – so we’ve been rehearsing that way and it’s sounding really good.” Bedsit was recorded on a farm outside of Bathurst, NSW.
“It’s a property about 14 kilometres from Bathurst that a friend of mine is taking care of,” Jamie says. “It’s his late father’s farm so he’s kind of the caretaker now and there’s a big old shearing shed on the property that he’s turned into an artist space. He’s a visual artist himself and paints there, but he also lends it out to people as a recording studio. “So I’ve recorded albums there before with
“It was also recorded in a very oldfashioned way and while I usually record everything on tape, the guy who has engineered my other albums reckoned I could do this one myself,” he continues. “He just gave me some mentoring over the phone. We used six microphones and recorded everything live – the double bass and guitar. I then did some overdubs – such as my sister playing piano – when I got back home to Sydney.” Bedsit has already been issued on vinyl.
“It really lends itself to that format because it has such a vintage sound,” Jamie says. “I felt Bedsit was the kind of record that should be out on vinyl. It’s kind of sequenced that way as well because there are four songs on side one
Infinity Broke has also been asked to participate in a festival in France in July as the band enjoy a strong following in that region.
“Yeah, so that will be Infinity Broke and another band I play with called The Tall Grass – that’s my collaboration with Peter Fenton from Crow – as well as something with a friend of mine, Mark Moldre, who I produce and arrange for. “So once this Bedsit tour is done, we’ll have to start some serious preparation for all that,” Jamie concludes with a laugh.
Jamie Hutchings will be launching Bedsit at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 14 April with Alana Jagt as special guest.
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the steve brown band MONTHLY BLUES AT CLUB5082 By Robert Dunstan Get set for a series of monthly, licensed, all-ages roots and blues events at Club5082 at Prospect Town Hall over coming months as presented in association with Adelaide Roots & Blues Association, BSide Magazine and Clare Valley’s Claymore Wines. These shows have come about due to the huge success of similar roots and blues events held at Prospect Town Hall last
year in association with Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Guitars In Bars initiative.
Kicking it all off on Friday 6 April will be the seasoned Steve Brown Band (photographed here by Nikki Hartmann Photography) who recently won the band section of ARBA’s annual Memphis Blues Challenge which had the quintet recently travel to Memphis, Tenn, to take part in the international finals.
Joining them on the evening will be relatively new outfit The House Wreckers who have already played The Gumbo Room Blues Jam and who will be joined at the show by special guest Snooks La Vie on harmonica duties. to cut it out and send it off for testing. It was fairly easy procedure with a local anaesthetic and at this point I wasn’t too scared. About two weeks later the results came back MALIGNANT.
“Yep, a malignant melanoma on my back. I think my mum did a good job at protecting me from the reality of what this really meant, however it was CHILDHOD CANCER BENEFIT 3 obvious in her eyes and face that she was devastated and absolutely terrified. I The third Childhood Cancer Benefit immediately got booked in with a plastic surgeon to remove an almost golf ball-size concert is to feature Chris Finnen amount of flesh from my back to be sent and Phil Manning in electric mode with Adelaide blues band Mojo Dingo off to be tested.
opening up proceedings. Headlining the benefit will be sensational Lachy Doley Group. The benefit concert is one close to Lachy Doley as he had skin cancer as a youngster.
“I had skin cancer when I was only 13 years old,” Lachy recently wrote. “It was terrifying. I came out of the shower with my towel around my waist when my mother spotted a TINY JET BLACK mole she hadn’t noticed before. It was right in the middle of my back so I certainly hadn’t seen it either. “Mum had the good sense to take me to the GP and he also thought it looked a bit dubious. They doctor thought it was best
“If the results came back clear of melanoma then it meant they had gotten it all the first time and it hadn’t spread. If it came back positive, it would have meant it was quite big and very possibly too late for me. “This was the world I had to face for the next two weeks, waiting for the results to come in. I remember my teachers at school were very supportive as I found impossible to concentrate at school too busy wondering what my future or lack of would hold. “The results came back CLEAR!!!! I will never ever forget that moment. Mum had
Gumbo Blues Room regulars The Bluescasters will have JJ Fields (who took out the solo section of ARBA’s Memphis Blues Challenge last year) as their opening act on Friday 1 June with more monthly blues shows to be announced in coming weeks including a very special one to coincide with International Blues Music Day in August.
FRIDAY 6 APRIL: The Steve Brown Band and The House Wreckers (with special guest Snooks La Vie) from 7pm at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Town Hall, Prospect, with $10 tickets at the door that include a complimentary drink. FRIDAY 4 MAY: The Streamliners and Travis Collins from 7pm at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Town Hall, Prospect, with $10 tickets at the door that include a complimentary drink. FRIDAY 1 JUNE: The Bluescasters and JJ Fields from 7pm at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Town Hall, Prospect, with $10 tickets at the door that include a complimentary drink. rang the school and one of the teachers came and found me to tell me the good news. “I was one of the lucky ones…
“Nothing is more heart-breaking than the thought of a innocent child being struck down with cancer. It simply seems so utterly unfair. The Childhood Cancer Association do their best to help these kids and their families cope by providing hands on support tailored to meet the needs of each individual family. “Please come to help raise some money for this wonderful charity.”
The next Childhood Cancer Benefit will feature The Lachy Doley Group, Phil Manning & Chris Finnen in electric mode and Mojo Dingo and will be happening at The German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, on Saturday 14 April with tickets available via TickeTek with all proceeds going to Childhood Cancer Association.
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EMECIA Emecia will be launch a new single at Fowler’s Live, 698 North Tce, Adelaide (note change of venue) on Friday 6 April and have invited Melbourne’s Colour & Shade (also launching a new album), with Kings Within, The Vestige and Old Ghosts also playing to at Prospect Town Hall, 126 launch their own new releases Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm and with tickets via Moshtix. on Friday 27 April for a licensed, all-ages show with the $15 ticket SCALA to include a copy of the album and $10 tickets at the door.
SCALA (Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association) have announced that Sarah Straschko, Zac Eden and Naomi Keyte will be playing the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Thursday 5 April from 8pm with the event being free to members and just $5 for nonmembers although feel free to join up on the night.
SCOUTED Music SA is excited to announce that Scouted will return in 2018 as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds. Scouted is a music showcase event featuring South Australia’s best unsigned talent and, as the official closing event for the Australian Independent Record Labels Association Awards & IndieCon conference, brings together music industry and music fans alike with the goal of getting our local talent seen by interstate tastemakers. This year Scouted will take place on Friday 27 July across multiple venues in Adelaide’s West End. So put the date in your diary and stay tuned for more announcements coming soon! FUSION Fusion will have Fyre Byrd and RedHeart as special guests when they launch their album, On & On, at Club5082
MY CAMERA NEVER LIES Adelaide’s Ian Bell has spent the last 40 years either in a DJ booth or shooting bands – not literally as he uses a camera – and now has an exhibition of his work, My Camera Never Lies, at Urban Cow Studio, 10 Vaughan Pl, Adelaide, with news that Melbourne’s Ash Naylor, of Even, The Stems and so many more, will be undertaking a special performance from 1pm on Saturday 14 April and that Ian will be DJing every Friday evening from 5-8pm during his exhibition. SEAN KEMP
Sean Kemp, who has played in various local bands and continues to perform around town with Surviving Sharks, has announced that the launch of his debut solo offering, Flicka, will be at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 15 April (which just happens to be his birthday) and at which he will be accompanied by Kristen Glover and brother Drew with special guests Bullfight, a new band recently formed by Simon Basey of The Timbers. FLAT CAP PRODUCTIONS Helmed by Darren Lane, Adelaide-based Flat Cap
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GOSH! Gosh!, hosted by indie DJ Craig Flanagan at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary from 11.30pm on Saturday 14 April with $5 entry, speedy entry, free foosball, drinks specials, cult movies on the big screen and lots of indie rock goodness. DEAN FOREVER Adelaide’s Dean Forever have announced a national tour that will kick off at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Wednesday 11 April before taking them along the east coast before ending up at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Friday 11 May.
GLOBAL MUSIC REVOLUTION CRUMP CAKE ORCHESTRA Global Music Revolution, 16/47 OG Rd, Klemzig, is Adelaide’s newest music retail store and offers a wide range of equipment including Fender and Blackstar products along with Cole Clark and Guild guitars and much more as well as a wide range of accessories. Crump Cake Orchestra, fresh from the launch of SATISFACTION The long-running Satisfaction their Copy Copy album, will be taking to the stage of Jive, – The Stones Show is set 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, to yet again play Encounter Bay’s Beach House Café from from 8pm on Friday 13 April (yikes) with special guests noon (band on stage from 1pm) on Sunday 8 April with yeahyeahabsolutelynoway and Erasure Description and bookings on 08 8552 4417 tickets via Moshtix. 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. LILY & THE DRUM
JIMMY BAY AND FRETS PATRICK Expect blues, ballads and beers when Jimmy Bay, Frets Patrick and Holy Locust, who are all the way from the US, take to the stage of the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 8 April with tickets via Trybooking or at the door if any remain. THE HARD ACHES
Lily & The Drum will be playing a rare city show when they step into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8.30pm on Friday 6 April with special guest Rusty Bonnet and $10 tickets at the door.
The Hard Aches have announced a huge national
tour to celebrate the release of new album, Mess, and will be making a mess at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 14 April with special guests Antonia & The Lazy Susans, Sincerely, Grizzly and now also Stabbitha & The Knifey Wifeys then from 4pm on Sunday 20 with tickets via the venue or May at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Oztix. 39 George St, Thebarton, with special guest Lauren Abineri. SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA Legendary Adelaide combo EMILY DAVIS Sympathy Orchestra will be Emily Davis and her illustrious in full electric mode as well as band will be launching a vinyl acoustic when they step into album, You Me & The Velvet Sea, The Railway Hotel, 247 St at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, Vincent St, Port Adelaide, from from 8pm on Saturday 14 8.30pm on Saturday 7 April April with her special guests and also in engaging semifor the evening being Fleur acoustic and electric mode Green, Dearly Departed and at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 Aaron Thomas with tickets on George St, Thebarton, from sale via Moshtix. The launch 8.30pm on Friday 13 April is to be followed by the 14th (Yikes!) for a free entry shindig. anniversary edition of Gosh! The quartet will also play a free with indie rock DJ Craig entry show in the front bar of Flanagan at 11.30pm. the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 8pm THE GOV’S VARIETY SHOW on Saturday 28 April. SUSAN LILY 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 with Susan Lily set to perform on Friday 6 April. GLENN SKUTHORPE
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. 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
The Gov’s Variety Show takes place in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port 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. Catch Richard & Elena, J Moore, Paula Standing, Kirk Watt and James Gilbert with special guest Bec Sandridge on Saturday 7 April. DONNARUMMA Fresh from playing Blenheimfest, Donnarumma will have Wing Defence, The Empty Threats and Dead Roo helping him launch a new single at The Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 21 April. THE SUNDAY REEDS The Sunday Reeds have 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 and The Molting Vultures with Friday 13 April having guests Wild
Rocket and Green Circles, Friday 20 April boasting Melbourne’s The Belafontes and The Pro-Tools as guests before it all winds up on Friday 27 April with Subtract S and Melbourne’s Primitive Calculators. STOLEN YOUTH Following a break of two years, Adelaide punks Stolen Youth have announced the re-launch of their 2006 debut album, Unconcious In Orthodox, on vinyl – and to be available exclusively at Clarity Records, 60 Pulteney St, Adelaide, on Record Store Day (Saturday 21 April) – and the huge show will be held at Enigma Bar, 173 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 27 April with it being a headline one for Hightime (taking to the stage at the witching hour) and with Brisbane’s Flangipanis also on the bill along with Stabbitha & The Knifey Wifeys and PBCBs and with tickets via Moshtix. SONS OF ZOKU
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. GOLDSTEIN
Adelaide folk rock band Goldstein will be launching their new CD, Message From Home, from 8pm on Friday May 11 at The Edinburgh Castle 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.
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 rock 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 vocals 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.
DILENETTES Get set for a huge late afternoon and night of music when Dilenettes grace the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, alongside Sincerely, Grizzly. Bitchspawn, Madura Green, Apparation, Melbourne’s Phil Wolfendale, Colourblind, Year Of Cold and Mount Seldom for Welcome To The Void from 4.30pm on Saturday 12 May with $10 tickets at the door. WANDERERS Fresh from playing Blenheimfest, Adelaide’s Wanderers will be wanderin’ around the country in April and June on a huge national tour for
HEAPS GOOD FRIENDS
their latest single, Off My Back, which will eventually wind up at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 9 June with tickets via Moshtix. 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.
(SOLD OUT) and Saturday 20 May (now also 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, with Lily & The Drum as special guests.
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 Hey Harriett have announced a Rd, Hindmarsh, accompanied huge run of shows that includes by Atlantic Street Band, dance troupe Swing Out one in sunny Melbourne on Adelaide plus DJ Christine Saturday 7 April before they Orange Blossom on the decks play Crown & Anchor on and with tickets via the venue Wednesday 18 April (with or Oztix. Contact Love and China Roses), Fat Controller on MOBIUSX Friday 20 April (opening for The Montreals), Adelaide Roller Derby on Saturday 28 April, Grace Emily Hotel on Friday 25 May as part of Little Captain’s month-long residency, a SCALA showcase at Wheatsheaf Hotel on Thursday 31 May and another gig at Edinburgh Castle Hotel on Saturday 16 June. Adelaide jazz rock exponents IRONHORSE MobiusX will again be taking to Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Much loved and much missed St, Thebarton, on Friday 25 Adelaide band Ironhorse May for a free entry musical have announced that they will affair. be reforming for two shows from 7pm on Friday 18 May
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 a now SOLD OUT affair at Hindley St’s Rocket Bar on Friday 20 April. JOE MAN MURPHY
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. SATAN’S CHEERLEADERS Satan’s Cheerleaders have announced a free entry shindig from 9pm on Saturday 28 April at Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with Kitchen Witch to serve as special guests. ASHES TO ASHES
Fresh from sell out shows, Ashes to Ashes (The David Happy days are here for Joe Bowie Experience) will be Man Murphy as he has just making its way to Club5082 announced an absolutely at Prospect Town Hall, 126 huge national tour for his Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA, new solo album, Happy Days, from 7pm on Friday 18 May which includes a stop at the for a licensed, all-ages show Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, from 7.45pm with Big Daz as Thebarton, on Friday 4 May with special guest and $10 tickets very special guest Benjamin via Eventbrite. There are Roberts of Ukulele Death also meal deals on offer at Squad – May the fourth be with the Windmill Hotel, 94 Main you Joe. North Rd, Prospect, with those flashing their ticket to receive THE HONEY BADGERS a whopping 25% discount! To book a table at the hotel call 08 8344 1046.
The Honey Badgers will be presenting Soul Gumbo when they play Aldinga’s Pepper Tree Café from 8pm on 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.
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.
BLOCKERS (MA) **1/2 Obviously not using that other word in its title as they’d never have been allowed (the poster uses a pic of a rooster just in case we don’t get it), this crude American comedy has an oddly conflicted edge as it feels a desperate desire to get as gross-out as possible while also pulling back to humanise the characters and having them talk about their feelings.
time with their respective dates, the adults go nuts and set out to be precisely what the title suggests.
There’s quite a lot going on here, as the trio like to think that they’re so progressive (they’re not), hopeless Hunter is initially the only one who believes they’re acting crazy, and so forth, but all of this is muffled by the need for crassness, as beer is piped up Mitchell’s bum, the olds find themselves trapped in a sex game (with cameo Single Mom Lisa (Leslie Mann players Gary Cole and Gina a.k.a. Mrs. Judd Apatow), happily Gershon) and the girls have married father Mitchell (former a voluminous group vomit in wrestler John Cena) and wouldtheir limo (and surely after be-deadbeat Dad Hunter (Ike that you’d want to postpone Barinholtz) are struggling with losing your virginity - but not the fact that their respective here). teen daughters are preparing to attend prom (a huge and Not exactly awful, but hardly hideous experience in so many what you’d call good either, US movies), finish school and this has a few scenes (like leave them, and the three have the surprisingly touching some moderately funny scenes one between Hunter and the as they agonise about their embarrassed Sam) that hint situations (and the fact that at what could have been if they’re not really friends too). only director Kay Cannon and When a tech issue means that writers Brian and Jim Kehoe they can see the secret texts didn’t feel that burning boxsent by Julie (Kathryn Newton), office need to get coarse. And Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) ___-block that!!! and Sam (Gideon Adlon) on their way to their big night, and discover that the kids are all planning to have sex for the first MDB
THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (M) ***1/2 Writer, director and producer Aki Kaurismäki’s last feature Le Havre (unusually shot in France and not his beloved Finland) suggested an interest in ongoing humanitarian crises (unlike his dark character studies Drifting Clouds and The Man Without A Past, and his beloved work with the Leningrad Cowboys), and his latest continues and expands upon these themes with grace, compassion and more than a dash of that distinctive, admittedly fairly weird Kaurismäki-esque comedy.
moments, but Khaled’s thread is far more serious, and a sequence where he tells his terrible story to the authorities (ie. to the camera) in a long take is subtly powerful indeed.
Eventually Waldemar and Khaled cross paths (and have a fistfight), but Waldemar is a decent man (without making a big deal out of it, or any showboating from the director) and quietly agrees to take Khaled on as a staff member, hide him from the police (and the fire wardens and so many others) and help him find the sister he lost several countries ago.
Perhaps a little too low-key to register as a must-see masterpiece (but almost), this Two parallel Helsinki-set nevertheless features fine work plots are kept apart for almost from Kuosmanen, Ali, Ilkka two-thirds of the film: one has Koivula as the almost-Leningradmiddle-aged shirt salesman Cowboy-looking doorman Waldemar Wikström (Sakari Calmnius, Simon Hussein AlKuosmanen) wordlessly leave Bazoon as Iraqi refugee Mazdak his wife, play high-stakes poker and others, and it’s sometimes and take over a financially gorgeously amusing, albeit in struggling restaurant, and the a most Kaurismäkian fashion other has a Syrian refugee (and yes, the unprepared will named Khaled (Sherwan Haji) surely be a bit baffled). It also, seeking asylum in Finland, a as the title hints, offers a sense country known for its supposed of hope in the face of the world’s equality. Waldemar has a increasing refugee crisis deadpan-funny scene with one however small. of his business contacts (played by Kaurismäki muse Kati MDB Outinen) and other humourous
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Melbourne’s Amistat will launch a new EP, Nostalgia, at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Saturday 14 April before heading back to Europe for summer with tickets for the local event at Oztix. THE FLOORS
GRINDHOUSE Grindhouse are heading over from sunny Melbourne to grace the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 21 April for a free entry rock show with Geelong’s The Dukes Of Deliciousness and Juliette Seizure & The Tremor-Dolls as guests. PVRIS
Presented by Principal Entertainment, exciting US band The Brian Jonestown Massacre have included a stop in Adelaide as part of a national tour and it’s to be at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 3 June with tickets via the venue or Moshtix. LEZ ZEPPELIN
Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist, Steph Paynes, all-girl quartet Lez Zeppelin has since gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts and will be proving so at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Friday 10 August with tickets via Moshtix. AMISTAT
Perth’s The Floors will be tearing it up at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on their Beat It Down tour from 9pm on Thursday 12 April. STRUNG OUT
Presented by DRW, legendary American punk act Strung Out have an Australian tour coming up at which they will be performing Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues in full as well as crowd favourites and will be doing so at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on American Independence Day (Wednesday 4 July) with pre-sale tickets via Mosthtix. IRON & WINE Presented by Handsome Tours, Iron & Wine, essentially US singer songwriter Sam Beam, has announced a tour which will include a visit to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 29 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
Currently on an extensive North American tour, including sets at Coachella Festival, Boston’s PVRIS will return to Australia in June and will hit the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 13 June armed with new album, All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell, and with tickets on sale via the venue or Oztix. STEVEN ADLER Presented by The Experience, American drummer Steven Adler, of Guns N’ Roses, will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Appetite For Destruction by playing it in full when he brings Adler’s Appetite to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 17 May with tickets, including special VIP packages, via Oztix or the venue with James Young to host a Q&A session with Steven and his mum, Deanna Adler. THE CRIBSv Following a long absence from our city, UK punks The Cribs are set to play Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Friday
play This War Is Ours in its entirety and crowd favourites and will hit Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Tuesday 29 May with special guest Awaken Am I and Between Kings and tickets via Moshtix. BABY ANIMALS Baby Animals have an EP set for release with the first single being Tonight and they have added a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 23 June as part of a national tour with tickets via the venue or Oztix. JOHN FLANAGAN TRIO
4 May with guests to be announced and tickets via Moshtix.
Bluegrass exponents John Flanagan Trio have a new album, Honest Man, and will be bringing it to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 13 May for a free entry session. THE UGLY KINGS
Presented by El Reno Music and Gigs Of The Week, Ashley Naylor, guitarist with Even, The Stems, The Grapes, RocKwiz and so many, many more, has announced an intimate, early evening solo show at Pirie St’s Rhino Room on Saturday 14 April with doors at 7.30pm and Ash on stage at 8pm. Ash will also be performing at 1pm on that same day at Ian Bell’s photography exhibition, My Camera Never Lies, at Urban Cow Studio, 11 Vardon Plc, Adelaide.
Presented by Metropolis Touring and Slingshot Touring, hip hopper and rapper TECH N9NE will have Krizz Kaliko as special guest at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 15 September with tickets via Moshtix.
Melbourne’s The Ugly Kings have announced a tour and it will include rock festival Holy BLACK IN BLACK Land alongside Israel’s Elephant Hive, Filthy Interstate act Black In Black play tribute Lucre, Sons Of Zoku, Jungle City, Somnium, to the music of AC/DC and will be doing Slick Arnold, Stone Eyes, Bitchspawn, so when they cross the border to hit Heinous Crimes, Sydney’s Particles, Berlin’s the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Pipe Man Vs Buck It and Slicker Drips at Hindmarsh, on Saturday 28 April with the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, tickets via the venue or Oztix. Hindmarsh, on Saturday 21 April with tickets via the venue or Oztix. ESCAPE THE FATE
GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS Presented by Premier Artists, Grant-Lee Phillips, of Grant Lee Buffalo fame, will have Matt Joe Gow as special guest when he kicks off an Australian tour at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Presented by Destroy All Lines, Escape Tuesday 8 May with tickets via the venue The Fate will return to our shores to or Oztix.
Melbourne’s Mildlife, who mine jazz, psych and disco for an irresistible groove, will play Frome St’s Chateau Apollo in support of their new album, Phase, on Sunday 6 May with tickets via Eventbrite. AXE GIRL
Perth’s Axe Girl, now a five-piece, will be stepping into Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, from 7pm on Wednesday 11 April with Anty!, Hanny J and The Brothers Goon. KE$HA
After cancelling a proposed visit, Ke$ha has announced that she will be performing with her full band at Thebarton Theatre as part of her Rainbow tour on Monday 8 October with tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster. AMYL & THE SNIFFERS
Presented by The Drunken Promoter, Melbourne’s notorious Amyl & The Sniffers are set to play Crown & Anchor Hotel, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on
Thursday 12 April as part of the band’s Cup Of Destiny tour.
KATANA CARTEL Melbourne’s Katana Cartel are on their Australian Grenade tour and will be exploding at Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, from 8.30pm on Khan, an alternative rock band from Saturday 28 April with special guests Raven Black Night, Priority Orange and Melbourne, have announced a national tour As I Destruct with $10 tickets at the door. for new album, Vale, with it winding up on Sunday 10 June at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide. BOOZE & GLORY
Presented by Arrest Records, Londonbased street punks Booze & Glory will kick off their first Australian tour at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Thursday 20 September.
VINCE JONES & PAUL GRABOWSKY Witness two heavyweights of Australian jazz - vocalist and trumpet player Vince Jones and pianist Paul Grabowsky – presenting their 2016 ARIA award winning album, Provenance, at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre, from 7.30pm on Saturday 7 April with tickets via BASS. CABLE TIES
GET YER BLUES ON Presented by Mildura Entertainment, Get Your blues On will be taking place on Saturday 5 May and Sunday 6 May as a family-friendly, licensed event at Tanunda’s Lindsay Wine Estate with Saturday to feature Mick Bennet’s Rusty Bonnet, Old Dogs New Tricks, Dave Blight & Mick Kidd, The Dirty Roots Band, The Bluescasters, Melbourne’s Geoff Achison, Lazy Eye and Melbourne’s Rhythm X Revival and Sunday to feature Mick Bennet’s Rusty Bonnet, Old Dogs New Tricks, Geoff Achison, Dave Blight & Mick Kidd, Kings & Associates and Rhythm X Revival with tickets via Oztix and with children under 15 years, accompanied by a responsible adult, receiving free entry. BALLET REVOLUCIÓN Direct from Cuba, Ballet Revolución returns to our shores so don’t miss this explosive production that blends breathtaking contemporary moves with sensual salsa to create a distinctly Cuban flavour when it runs at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre on Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May with tickets via BASS.
Cable Ties are cuttin’ ties with Melbourne for the weekend and heading over the border with Hexdebt to play some punk rock at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 7 April with local guests Stabbitha & The Knifey Wifeys and Insomnicide.
LOWTIDE 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 headline shindig with tickets via with Dean Forever as special guests. Moshtix. CHILDHOOD CANCER BENEFIT 2
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. 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.
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 Saturday 14 April with tickets available via TickeTek with all proceeds going to Childhood Cancer Association. JOHN WAITE 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.
THE SMITH STREET BAND Melbourne’s The Smith Street Band have moved up another notch will be taking to the stage of Thebarton Theatre on Saturday 7 April with special guests Bec Sandridge and Press Club.
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.
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.
DESTRUCTION Germany’s Destruction will be weaving a path of thrash metal destruction when they head out on a national tour that will include a show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 21 April with tickets via Moshtix. JAMIE HUTCHINGS
THEE CAT BURGLARS
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. PLUDO
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.
Esteemed American rock band P.O.D. will be playing songs from Satellite and more when they hit the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 18 April with tickets via the venue or Oztix and Baltimore Poet and Zelorage as very special guests.
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.
Canada’s Counterparts will have Stray From The Path with them when they present their hardcore punk at Fowler’s Live, 58 North Tce, Adelaide, on Wednesday 16 April as a co-
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.
Primus will be joined by no less that The Dean Ween Group when they present their Ambushing The Storm Tour at Thebarton Theatre on Wednesday 11 April with tickets bound to sell fast via usual outlets. SCREAMFEEDER
Brisbane’s legendary Screamfeeder have announced that they will be presenting two sets when they play Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on Friday 13 April with Madura Green as special guests and tickets via Moshtix. The band’s Kellie and Tim will also play Exeter Hotel, 246 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Thursday 12 April. 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. ROCKET SCIENCE 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.
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.
KURT ELLING American jazz singer Kurt Elling is touring with his quintet and will be making a return to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 27 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
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 Saturday 5 May with tickets via SILVERSTEIN Moshtix. Presented by Destroy All Lines, Canada’s Silverstein FASTLOVE will be hitting Fowler’s Live, Fastlove: A Tribute To George 68 North Tce, Adelaide, with Michael is coming to the their post hardcore musings Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port on Tuesday 15 May with Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 26 Comeback Kid as very special April direct from London’s West guests and tickets on sale via End with tickets via the venue Moshtix. or Oztix. TONIGHT ALIVE COSMIC PSYCHOS 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. Aussie legends Cosmic Psychos have just announced a huge national tour – who is going to be looking after the farm? – that will bring them to Fowler’s Live, 58 North Tce, Adelaide, on Anzac Day (Wednesday 25 April) with no less than Grenadiers and Juliette Seizure & The Tremor-Dolls as special guests and tickets 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. SARAH BLASKO Fresh from an appearance at Supermassive as part of
DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY 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. BRITISH INDIA 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. BEHOLD YOUR DOOM FEST 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 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 Wednesday 9 May and Thursday 10 May on his Formaldehyde tour and will have Alana Jagt as special guest and tickets selling fast via his website or Moshtix. THE MAVIS’S Presented by Consume/Valve, Melbourne’s much-loved The Mavis’s have announced their 20th anniversary Pink Pills tour that will take them around 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 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 with The Baker Suite as very special guests. MOOSE BLOOD Presented by Destroy All Lines and Chugg Entertainment, Canterbury’s Moose Blood will be cantering into Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 1 September for a licensed all-ages affair with special guests Movements and tickets via Moshtix.
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 musicsa.com.au until 8.30pm
THURSDAY 5 APRIL Tomahawks, DJ Curvella and John Waite (UK) and Sarah Roj & The Ramjets at The McLeod at Governor Hindmarsh Highway (from 3pm) Robert Plant & The Sensational Jimmy Bay, Frets Patrick and Shape Shifters (UK) at Thebarton Holy Locust (US) at Wheatsheaf Theatre (SOLD OUT) Hotel (from 4pm) 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 Emecia, Colour & Shade (Melbourne), Kings Within, The Vestige (Melbourne) and Old Ghosts at Fowler’s Live Nile Rogers (US) and DJ Driller at Jive (SOLD OUT) Ghouls (UK) and Quaint Attraction at Enigma Bar
WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL Primus (US) and The Dean Ween Group (US) at Thebarton Theatre Axe Girl (Perth), Anty!, Hanny J and The Brothers Goon at Crown & Anchor
THURSDAY 12 APRIL Don Walker & The Suave Fucks (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh The Floors (Perth) at Grace Emily Amyl & The Sniffers (Melbourne) at Crown & Anchor Tim Steward & Kellie Lloyd (Brisbane) at Exeter Hotel Ruby Fields (Cronulla) at Jive
SATURDAY 7 APRIL Kustom Kulture Weekender: The OzSkas (Brisbane), Haystacks Calhoon, Fistful Of Trojans, The Saucerman, DJ Liv and DJ Jade at The Highway FRIDAY 13 APRIL Pludo (Melbourne) at Governor Screamfeeder (Brisbane), and Hindmarsh Madura Green at Edinburgh The Smith Street Band Castle Hotel (Melbourne), Bec Sandridge and Chocolate Starfish Press Club at Thebarton Theatre (Melbourne) and Southern Horrorshow (Melbourne) at Empire at Governor Hindmarsh Rocket Bar Lowtide (Melbourne) and Dean Forever at Grace Emily SATURDAY 14 APRIL Lionel Richie (US), Nile Rodgers Childhood Cancer Benefit (US) and Leo Sayer at Botanic Pk 3: Lachy Doley Group, Chris Thee Cat Burglars (Melbourne), Finnen & Phil Manning and Juliette Seizure & The TremorMojo Dingo at The German Dolls and Psycho Derek & The Club Reissues at Hotel Metro Jamie Hutchings (Sydney) and Vince Jones & Paul Grabowsky Alana Jagt at Grace Emily (Melbourne) at Space Theatre Amistat (Melbourne) at (Adelaide Festival Centre Wheatsheaf Cable Ties (Melbourne), Stabbitha & The Knifey Wifeys Ashley Naylor (Melbourne) at Rhino Room and Insomnicide at Crown & Anchor SUNDAY 8 APRIL Kustom Kulture Weekender: Pat Capocci (Sydney0, The
MONDAY 16 APRIL Counterparts (US) and Stray From The Path at Fowler’s Live
WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL P.O.D. (US). Zelorage and Baltimore Poet at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 27 APRIL Shaun Kirk (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Primitive Calculators (Melbourne), The Sunday THURSDAY 19 APRIL Reeds and Subtract S at Grace Polaris (Sydney), The Plot In Emily You, Alpha Wolf and Ambleside Hightime, Stolen Youth, at Fowler’s Live Flangipanis (Brisbane), Stabbitha & The Knifey FRIDAY 20 APRIL Wifeys and PBCBs at Enigma Carus Thompson (Fremantle) at Bar Wheatsheaf Groovin’ The Moo at Adelaide Rose Tattoo (Sydney) and Dallas Showground Crane (Melbourne) at Governor Tammy Haider (Melbourne), Hindmarsh Jimmy Dawes and My Cherie The Belafontes (Melbourne), at Exeter Hotel The Sunday Reeds and The ProTools at Grace Emily SATURDAY 28 APRIL Fiona Boyes (Aust) at SATURDAY 21 APRIL Wheatsheaf Hotel Destruction (Germany) at Verge Collection (Perth) and Fowler’s Live White Blanks at Jive Grindhouse (Melbourne), Behold Your Doom Fest: The Dukes Of Deliciousness Merchant, Greytomb, (Geelong) and Juliette Seizure & Yanomamo, Rituals, Dirt, The Tremor-Dolls at Grace Emily Freedom Of Fear and Holy Land: The Ugly Kings Hypergiant at Fowler’s Live (Melbourne), Elephant Hive, Back In Black (Aust) at Filthy Lucre, Sons Of Zoku, Governor Hindmarsh Jungle City, Somnium, Slick Katana Cartel (Melbourne), Arnold, Stone Eyes, Bitchspawn, Raven Black Night, Priority Heinous Crimes, Sydney’s Orange at Edinburgh Castle Particles, Berlin’s Pipe Man Hotel Vs Buck It and Slicker Drips at Governor Hindmarsh MONDAY 30 APRIL Rocket Science (Melbourne) at Squeeze (UK) and John Crown & Anchor Cooper Clarke (Manchester) at Governor Hindmarsh SUNDAY 22 APRIL Jimmy Barnes at Thebarton Theatre THURSDAY 3 MAY Dr Feelgood (UK) at Governor MONDAY 23 APRIL Hindmarsh Forever Unclean (Denmark), Stereophonics (Wales) at HQ Sweet Gold, True Holiday and Dilettantes at Crown & Anchor FRIDAY 4 MAY DZ Deatherays (Brisbane), WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL Clowns, These New South Jungle Giants at HQ Complex Wales and Boat Show at Governor Hindmarsh (Sold THURSDAY 26 APRIL Out) Mark Wilkinson (UK/Sydney) at The Cribs (UK) at Crown & Wheatsheaf Hotel Anchor
SATURDAY 5 MAY WEDNESDAY 16 MAY The Contortionist (US), SikTh Sepultura (Brazil) and Death and Alithia (Melbourne) at Angel (US) at Governor Governor Hindmarsh Hindmarsh BulletBoys (US) and Red Fang (US) and Drunk Mums Dellacoma at Fowler’s Live at Fowler’s Live SUNDAY 6 May Mildlife (Melbourne) at Chateau Apollo
TUESDAY 8 MAY The Killers (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre TUESDAY 8 MAY Grant-Lee Phillips (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
WEDNESDAY MAY 9 The Mavis’s (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Didirri (Melbourne) and Alana Jagt at Grace Emily
THURSDAY 17 MAY Urban Guerillas (Sydney) and David Robinson at Grace Emily Steven Adler & Adler’s Appetite (US) at Governor Hindmarsh 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,
Hindmarsh Escape The Fate (US), Awaken Am I and Between Kings at Fowler’s Live
SATURDAY 2 JUNE The Iron Maidens at Fowler’s Live Tired Lion (Perth) at Jive SUNDAY 3 JUNE The Brian Jonestown Massacre (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
SATURDAY 9 JUNE Jet (Melbourne) at Thebarton Theatre
SUNDAY 10 JUNE Khan (Melbourne) at Crown & Anchor
THURSDAY 10 MAY Didirri (Melbourne) and Alana Jagt at Grace Emily Kid Congo (US) at Crown & Anchor Diesel (Sydney) at Slug N Lettuce
SUNDAY 13 MAY John Flanagan Trio (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel (from 4pm) 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 27 JUNE Streetlight Manifesto (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 29 JUNE Perch Creek (Melbourne) at Jive WEDNESDAY 4 JULY Strung Out (US) at Fowler’s Live FRIDAY 6 JULY British India (Melbourne) 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
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 Welcome To The Void: Dilenettes, Sincerely, Grizzly. Bitchspawn, Madura Green, Apparation, Phil Wolfendale (Melbourne), Colourblind, Year Of Cold and Mount Seldom at Grace Emily (from 4.30pm) Diesel (Sydney) at Victoria Hotel
SATURDAY 23 JUNE Archie Roach and Tiddas at Dunstan Playhouse (Adelaide Festival Centre) Baby Animals (Perth) at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 10 AUGUST Lez Zeppelin (New York) at Fowler’s Live Dave Graney & The mistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Pete Murray (Qld) at Norwood Live
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 Angus & Julia Stone at Flinders Uni Plaza TUESDAY 29 May Iron & Wine (US) at Governor
WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE PVRIS (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
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)
SATURDAY 11 AUGUST Dave Graney & The mistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Pete Murray (Qld) at Norwood Live SUNDAY 12 AUGUST Dave Graney & The mistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel TUESDAY 28 AUGUST Gene Simmons (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST Britrock Must Be Destroyed: Reef, Terrorvision and The Wildhearts at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 31 AUGUST The Screaming Jets (Newcastle) and Boom Crash Opera (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh
laughed, but we’ve all been there.
“Penny was a bit worried about playing Before moving onto the on Friday subject of the Grace residency, Thirteenth, but I wondered what was going then she read with on the recording front that actually for The Sunday Reeds. They it was a have been around a while fortuitous day and have put out some stellar for feminine work. power. I forget the whole story,” laughs Romana, “there was “Well we are very slowly an article that I posted [on Facebook] and recording a new album, but now I’ve had a bottle of really bad wine, so its been single by single,” I forget.” laughs Romana. “We’ve done the slow drip feed. We’ve The final night of the Grace residency released two or three over the will have local stalwarts Subtract S, and last year, and it’s been a slow also Melbourne underground legends process because it can be very Primitive Calculators who stretch back to time consuming, money, and the seventies, yes, to way back then. I asked everything else trying to work Romana what we might expect from them. out the logistics. So we’ve been feeling our way slowly “Well I saw them, I don’t know if it was last through that.” year or the year before, a gig I went to when I first moved to Adelaide. They played at Romana then explains that The Metro and I thought they were really they are still working with good. Played some newer stuff and some their esteemed mixer from older stuff.” the UK whom they have had a great partnership with now And apparently Primitive Calculators have for a while. some even more material to share with Adelaide audiences. “Yeah there’s a new album coming out that is coinciding with “We have our own recording set up, and them coming over… and they’ve got a then we have James Aparicio who has worked with a fair few bands. He’s a British slightly different line up as well to last time they came.” engineer. We’ve worked closely with him
the sunday reeds THE SUNDAY REEDS by I. C. T. Messenger Melbourne slash Adelaide altrockers The Sunday Reeds will be taking on hosting roles for the Grace Emily this April. With what promises to be a diverse line up on these succeeding Friday nights punters will be in for a nice dose of sonic surprise. BSide Magazine talked to the ever-charming Romana Ashton who fronts The Sunday Reeds last Tuesday night as she sipped not upon the nectar of the gods but by her own admission a very cheap bottle of plonk. I tried to make her feel better by saying, hey, at least it’s not out of a cardboard box. She
and got a relationship with him. He worked with Spiritualized, that’s the main one I can remember. He’s quite good at taking direction, he’ll suggest things but doesn’t try to take over too much.”
On the second Friday of the Grace residency some readers may find it altogether too much a gamble with fate to leave their house let alone enter a public house. Friday 13 April will be bringing Wild Rocket and Green Circles along as support, and ol’ mate Penny from Wild Rocket assures us that it’s actually a good date, something about feminine power. An article has actually been written about it, by a person.
The Sunday Reeds will be taking over the Friday night residency at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, throughout April. Supports as follows: April 6 will be This Way North from Melbourne, and Moulting Vultures; April 13 will be Wild Rocket and Green Circles; April 20 will be Belafontes from Melbourne and punk legends Pro Tools; and finishing off the Friday nights of April on the 27th is Subtract S and Melbourne’s underground gurus who are so underground they are digging a hole back to us from Kazakhstan – Primitive Calculators.
VALE JOHNNY JUMPER The Adelaide music community and beyond was rocked and shocked recently to learn that John Hilliard (AKA Johnny Jumper) had suddenly passed away. Johnny led legendary Adelaide ska band The Jumpers before going on to join rockabilly combo Milky Bar Kids who signed to Sydney label Regular Records and enjoyed a hit of sorts with a cover of an Elvis Presley song, Flaming Star. Johnny was spotted enjoying a day at WOMADelaide and his sudden passing
only a day or so later came as a total most colourful op shop finery. Blankets shock to all who knew him. Tributes and chairs will also be welcome. from his many friends came thick and fast and here’s a lovely poem penned On Guild guitar he’s got hot licks by his dear friend Nigel Lawrence He’s always dressed in op-shop chic (AKA Nasty Nasty) a couple of years He’s like a smile on a cocktail stick ago. Our dear pal Johnny Jumper. A private funeral for Johnny was held recently but as family and close friends are aware that many others would wish to pay tribute, a memorial afternoon is to be held in his honour from 12.30pm on Saturday 7 April.
Loves insects, bugs and butterflies He’s not that much like other guys Frogs in ponds light up his eyes Our deal pal Johnny Jumper.
Walk with him along the shore It is to be in the East Parklands on the he’s not that far from Semaphore corner of Bartels Rd and East Tce, and I’ll stop here - though I could say more will take the form of an open mic with ’Bout our dear pal, Johnny Jumper. all welcome to pay respects and those attending requested to dress in their Nigel Lawrence (Melbourne) 2016
Tiddas reunite to play treasures from their long lost album Dancing with My Spirit.
A record number of performers with Adelaide connections have their own shows including Mark Holden who draws on his family’s travelling circus history and his Countdown and Australian Idol days in Mark Holden’s Greatest Show on Earth. Other stars with South Australian links are Libby O’Donovan, Joanne Hartstone, Carla Lippis, Cameron Goodall, Tom Flanagan, Johanna Allen, Michaela Burger and Adelaide’s favourite German, Hans.
Artists channelling classic icons include Amber Martin (Janis Joplin in Janis: Undead), Matthew Floyd Jones of Frisky and Mannish (Richard Carpenter Is Closer to You), Queenie van de Zandt (Blue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell), award-winning actress Jane Clifton of Prisoner fame (Linda Ronstadt in Rock Venus), and Mikelangelo (Balkan Elvis in Eastern Bloc Rock and Tom Waits For No Man). Andrew O’Keefe “shouts” Johnny O’Keefe in a world premiere performance intertwining his own experiences with his uncle’s legendary stories. Comedic cabaret artists are a highlight this year. Australian comedian Lawrence Leung invites curious adventurers to step into his dubious, hilarious laboratory of Very Strange Things and Em Rusciano will perform with an 18-piece band for the first time in Difficult Woman.
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL The world’s largest cabaret festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, is back from Friday 8 June until Saturday 23 June at Adelaide Festival Centre and will feature more than 330 artists from five counties (including 280 Australians and 116 South Australians) in 52 performances. This year’s festival presents 16 world, 10 Australian, and 11 Adelaide premieres as well as 10 exclusives and three original shows commissioned or co-commissioned by Adelaide Festival Centre’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival. With this year’s theme of ‘EYES OPEN’, audiences should prepare for a diverse program of music, comedy and cabaret. Adelaide Cabaret Festival artistic director Ali McGregor: “I wanted to capture the sense of change in the world at the moment and how cabaret is, and always has been, at the forefront of telling the stories of change, reckoning, futility, and fun. I am so proud that we have such a diverse and international cross section of the very best that the cabaret genre has to offer. “I’m personally involved in the debut of my new show about Yma Sumac, directing a line-up of my some of my favourite variety, burlesque and circus acts in Glorious Misfits, and a show celebrating the work of Tom Waits with Charly Zastrau returning to musically direct. Plus, of course keep your eyes peeled for our cabaret dinner and the ever-popular opening, closing and (my favourite) family galas!”
Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and artistic director, Douglas Gautier, echoes Ali’s sentiments.
“Adelaide Festival Centre looks forward to delivering Ali McGregor’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival program. This year all festival events are back under one roof at the Festival Centre and with our brand new Walk Of Fame, foyers, bars and cafes open, we are ready to welcome some of the world’s greatest cabaret artists and the audiences that love them.’’ Festival headliners include Broadway royalty and two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in Don’t Monkey With Broadway and Tony Award winning and Golden Globe nominated co-creator of Hedwig & The Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell.
For one night only, The Cat Empire and a special guest line-up of cabaret artists will explore how we see music in Them There Eyes. Rock enthusiasts will flock to You Am I Plays Spinal Tap (with front man Tim Rogers). Known for her razor-sharp wit and sassy stage presence, Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black’s Big Boo) brings jazzy reinterpretations of Bowie’s greatest hits. New Zealand’s charming rat pack, Modern Maori Quartet showcase Maori waiata, showband hits, pop classics, and originals, while cclaimed artists Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney will share backstage confessions and decades of theatrical highs and lows in Bosom Buddies. Madeleine Peyroux will deliver jazz and blues standards in a stunning Adelaide premiere. Joey Arias returns to the festival to revive the spirit of NYC’s legendary Club 57 in Three Floors of Madness. Archie Roach and
The bizarre story of a giant ape set to rock music is narrated by neo-punk cabaret diva Yana Alana joined by HOMOsapiens in The Legend Of Queen Kong. Opera Australia soprano Antoinette Halloran’s Taking it Up the Octave is hilariously risqué while being breathtakingly tender.
Artistic director Ali McGregor will display her extraordinary vocals when she transforms into 1950s Peruvian songbird and Hollywood darling Yma Sumac. She will also reembrace her circus days with a selection of mischievous burlesque acts for modern-day vaudeville sensation, Glorious Misfits. Adelaide Cabaret Festival favourites are back again this year – the opening night Variety Gala, Closing Gala celebrating the winter solstice with soulful songs and Family Gala with a musical junkyard theme.
Punters will stay warm at this year’s Wintergarden on the Riverdeck and Adelaide Festival Centre’s new Star Kitchen & Bar will provide nourishment for all the senses between shows.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival runs from Friday 8 June until Saturday 23 June at Adelaide Festival Centre Book via BASS on 131 246 or online adelaidecabaretfestival.com. au.
IT WAS A GOOD GOOD FRIDAY By Robert Dunstan When award winning Waymouth St hotel the Grace Emily announced that, due to a change in the liquor licensing laws, they would be opening the doors for the very first time in its long and lengthy history on Good Friday, there was much rejoicing throughout the land – well, at least in Adelaide and surrounds. Armed with this information, it took local person about town Evan Williams less than a minute to figure out that if he were to arrive at the pub when it opened, he could order a Coopers Dark Ale and go down in the history books as the first person in the known universe to buy a drink at the Grace Emily on a Good Friday. Thus, he arrived at the popular pub well before it was due to open and plonked himself out the front in his easy chair and proceeded to count down the hours.
Then, having helped carry out the pubs ‘No Pokies No TAB’ sign, he marched up to the bar and ordered a pint of the good stuff therefore going down forever in the annals of history, Well played sir.