Issue #117 12 July - 25 July 2018 www.bsidemagazine.com.au
ALSO INSIDE: Legs Electric, PlanB, Alana Jagt & The Monotremes, Cinephile and so much, much more.
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I went up to her and said, ‘I want you to sing in my band doing originals.
“And she was like, ‘Nah, nah, nah, I’m really busy doing cover band stuff’,” Kylie laughs. “But I persisted and persisted and Ama finally relented and came down and had a jam with us and that was it.
“It took me ages to get her on board though,” she adds. “And, you know what, I reckon Ama was a bit dubious because she’d only ever done cover band stuff before. She’d never been involved with an original band. But we’ve now got a really good thing going.” As an aside, it was a couple of friends in Perth who first alerted me about Legs Electric as their son, Jon, does some of the band’s merchandise via his business, Hammer Ink Merchandise. Kenny Watt, who has worked and toured extensively with The Tea Party’s Jeff Martin, produced much of Legs Electric’s Two Sides EP, while Eskimo Joe’s Joel Quartermain produced the remainder. “Joel produced two songs and I’ve known him as a good friend for a long time,” Kylie says. “I’d first met Joel through the Perth scene and had always wanted to work with him.”
LEGS ELECTRIC By Robert Dunstan Hailing from Perth, Legs Electric play ’70s-inspired rock’n’roll and, having just released their Two Sides EP, are taking it out on the road which will include a highly anticipated mid-week show in Adelaide. It marks the band’s first trip to the city of churches although drummer and singer Kylie Soames is quick to point out that she has visited us in the past.
“Yeah, yeah,” she laughs. “I came over to see The Rolling Stones at Adelaide Oval a few years ago.”
The band has been around for some six years and after a few changes now boasts the solid line-up
of Kylie alongside lead vocalist Ama Quinsee, bass player Erin Gooden and guitarist Elana Haynes.
Joining Legs Electric (who sometimes play acoustic shows with Kylie on vocals and tambourine) for their Adelaide gig will be Surviving Sharks and The Straight Jacket Tailors. “I’ve never met The Straight-Jacket Tailors but, apparently, they are originally from Perth but now based in Adelaide,” Kylie announces. “And a good friend of mine, Travis [Dragani], who plays drums with Palace Of The King and sometimes with Baby Animals, recommended Surviving Sharks to us.
“It started out with my sister on bass and another guitarist and funnily enough, we never intentionally meant it to be an all-girl band – it just happened that way,” Kylie laughs. “It was never about “I’d first met gender because it’s always been Joel through about the music.” With Kylie’s sister having to opt out of the band, she then came across bass player Erin Gooden who had been playing with Brufield.
“And Sean Kemp from Surviving Sharks has been very helpful since day one so we can’t wait to meet them,” she says. “And the people at the Crown & Anchor – or The Cranka as I have found out you call it – have been super good to us as well.”
the Perth scene and had always wanted to work with him.” Perth’s Legs Electric
“And then we were looking for a singer and came across Ama at a rock club we used to have in Perth called The Rocker Room,” Kylie says. “And Ama got up on stage there one night and started singing AC/DC’s Highway To Hell and I was just like, ‘Holy crap! How good is she?’ So
will play a free entry show at Crown & Anchor Hotel, 296 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Wednesday 25 July with special guests Surviving Sharks and The Straight-Jacket Tailors.
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guitars and Luke Eygenraam on drums – plan to start recording the new songs and where and with whom do you plan to do it?
“We’ve been working on recording since September last year thanks to a grant from Carclew and we’re very thankful for their patience,” Alana says. ‘”We’re still working on it but obviously don’t want to release it until we’re totally happy with it. You can expect the first single at the end of the year.
ALANA JAGT & THE MONOTREMES By Robert Dunstan
Alana Jagt & The Monotremes have a run of shows coming up on Friday evenings at the Grace Emily Hotel with special guests each night as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds at which they will be presenting some new songs from a forthcoming recording. “We play the Grace Emily a lot, it’s one of the very best venues in the state; it’s an interesting space, it has great sound, it’s not too big and not too small, and George and the staff are amazing,” Alana responds when asked about the upcoming shows. “I really couldn’t speak more highly of them and we were discussing this residency late last year so it was a long time in the pipeline.” Do the new songs mark any new direction or are they a continuation of your current musical travels?
“I think the new ones we have are a bit less folky which is what I want,” she says. “And I’ve got a lot of ideas for new songs, it’s just a matter of nutting them out with the band and getting them to a standard where we are confident in adding them to the live set.”
“We’ve been recording the bed tracks at Mixmasters with Tom Barnes working as the engineer and then doing overdubs at Tom’s home studio. Tom did our last EP and has done a lot of great SA acts recordings over the past 10-15 years so he knows what he’s doing. He’s also super easy and organic to work with.”
“I think [Cowboys Of Love’s] Dave Blumberg is such an underrated musician And what do you have planned for the second and he’s one of my absolute favourite half of 2018? songwriters and instrumentalists. The Cowboys are also three of the nicest people ever so I knew right away I wanted “We have a few shows lined up that we’re not allowed to announce for various to include them on the “I think [Cowboys reasons (so you’ll have to follow bill. Of Love’s] Dave us on social media or check our We’re looking at doing “The Villenettes actually Blumberg is such website). another music video as well approached me as they an underrated as getting our new recordings had heard that I had the finished and a single released. musician and residency and were all going to be in town that weekend and it just fitted perfectly to have them do their reunion show with us and the Cowboys on the first night!
he’s one of my absolute favourite songwriters and instrumentalists.”
“Naomi [Keyte] and I had been talking about playing another show together so that just fitted really well, and Grim [Fawkner] is an old friend of mine. We met at Bendigo Blues Festival back when my previous group, Buffalo Boyfriend, played it in 2015 and since then we’ve played a bunch of solo shows together in regional Victoria and in Melbourne. “He got in touch as he’s touring with Kasey Chambers and wanted to do a few extra shows before their SA to WA leg of the tour started so that just worked perfectly.
“And McDiamond Swamp is a brand new band playing with us on the last night. You will have some special guests each night it’s their first show but I know they’ve been doing weekly rehearsals all year so – Cowboys Of Love, The Villenettes, Melbourne’s Grim Fawkner, they’re going to be tight. There are three really great singers in the band so you can Naomi Keyte and McDiamond Swamp. Can expect some fantastic harmonies and rock you say a little about each and why you vibes.” chose them? “For the first one we didn’t have anyone booked in for a long time, so I asked the Cowboys Of Love because they’re one of my favourite bands< Alana says.
When do The Monotremes - keyboard player Aaron Nash, Dylan Kuerschner on bass, Tom Kneebone and Tyler Venter on
“So, yeah, we’re busy but perhaps not in your traditional, live band sense,” she concludes.
Alana Jagt & The Monotremes have a run of shows at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds from 8pm with Friday 13 July having Cowboys Of Love and The Villenettes as special guests with $10 tickets at the door, Friday 20 July having Melbourne’s Grim Fawkner and Naomi Keyte as guests with $10 tickets at the door and Friday 27 July being a free entry affair with special guests McDiamond Swamp.
creative control. . . we had created a pretty healthy live thing, and were determined about what we were doing. We had a clear idea about what kind of band that we were, and what we liked and what we didn’t like. “When it came around to doing the record I think we wanted something a little bit different out of our debut album,” remembers Ritchie. “We wanted it to represent what we were doing live and also to be an extension of what the first two EPs were, which was a little bit more fuzzier for sure, a little bit more dirtier, more wah wah, more drenched in psychedelic rock sounds, bit more paisley and ripped jeans and we felt on that first album he didn’t get that.
tumbleweed Tumbleweed by I. C. T. Messenger Great Aussie stoner rock stalwarts Tumbleweed will be tumbling around the country as they tour a first ever vinyl release of their debut album that stretches back into the dazey green-smoke dawn of ’92.
Many a young stoner misfit smashed their heads around in the embryonic culture of moshpits and pre-internet landscapes of shameful visits to adult stores and where the weed was more like clumps of grass clippings missed by the groundsman on your school oval and you could almost get high, more an exercise in the imagination, but put on a cassette tape your mate made up for you of Theatre Of Gnomes or Weedseed and as you walked around listening to your Walkman things were just so much better.
After these two successful Tumbleweed EPs, and supports for Nirvana’s first gig in Australia, and also knocking around with Mudhoney, Iggy Pop and Rollins, the rambling quintet signed to Atlantic and worked with US producer Mr Colson to bring forth their debut gift to a generation of Australian devotees.
“But what he did get was that he heard the songs and he produced them in a way, um, from fresh ears, you know, like where he album didn’t reflect their live performance heard the song wrapped up in this sort of as they’d preferred, their label’s choice of sound and brought the song out,” says Ritchie. Mr Colson did achieve a production that enabled the songs to shine through in their “But you know it took me twenty-five years own right. to listen to it again to realise that that is what
happened.” “We were in a really really productive period and we had been “We were in a Next issue of BSide Magazine writing a lot of stuff but also really really this Tumbleweed article it was back in the days when continues! everything was falling into productive place for us,” says Ritchie. period and Richie talks of a young kid “We’d signed to Atlantic we had been who used to carry peoples Records in America and we’d released two EPs Weedseed writing a lot of amps around and played in a and Theatre Of Gnomes and stuff but also then little known band called they had both been pretty it was back in Nirvana, and their getting of good for us. We had been the Tumbleweed sound from a playing a lot of sold out shows, the days when range of personal influences. and in between shows we everything was were practising, so it was like falling into a 24/7 thing we were doing.
Tumbleweed tour the vinyl re-release of their self-titled debut, available now on Farmer & The Owl / Inertia but almost sold out (might be copies at gigs), and they play their Adelaide leg at The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh, on Friday 27 July, with guests Even and The Dunes. Tickets through Oztix.
place for us.”
“The American label at the time had a lot of hopes banked on us and they wanted to send out anyone with connection to, um, Nirvana I suppose. Doug Colson was an engineer who cut his teeth on records with Butch Vig at Smart Studios, so there was a loose, long-bowed connection there, and they thought yeah, he’d be great.
“One thing they didn’t think about I suppose was the fact that he didn’t know us,” laments Richie. “And looking back on it now we were sort of like taking advantage of any opportunity that came our way, and we were pretty much yes to anything, which sort of made things and created a lot of great opportunities.
BSide Magazine had a chat to Tumbleweed frontman Richard Lewis about the upcoming tour of their vinyl re-release, and “But at the same time what it did was we Richie explains how although the self-titled ended up giving away a lot of our personal
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California’s Machine Head will be making their way to HQ Complex, 149 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Wednesday 17 July with tickets via Moshtix. LLOYD SPIEGEL
Perth’s Legs Electric are an all-female band who play maximum rock’n’roll and have just released their Two Sides EP and are taking it out on the road which includes a free enty show at Crown & Anchor Hotel, 296 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Wednesday 25 July with special guests Surviving Sharks and The Straight-Jacket Tailors. OBIE TRICE
Presented by Raptix, American rapper Obie Trice will be celebrating the 15-year anniversary of his Cheers album when he plays a licensed, all-ages show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelade, on Friday 13 July with tickets via Moshtix as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds.
Sydney’s Tangents, that includes Peter Hollo of FourPlay, are touring their new offering, New Bodies, and will be playing Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 21 July with special guests Last Days Of Kali and A/Sweat as special guests. TUMBLEWEED
Award winning blues musician Lloyd Spiegel has embarked on a huge national tour for his new album, Backroads, which will wind up with a show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 21 July with tickets selling fast via the artist’s website or Oztix and El Diablo food truck parked out the front. Presented by Farmer & The Owl, Cheersquad and Young Henrys, Tumbleweed will be rollin’ and tumblin’ WINTERSTEADY: MODULATION into the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Presented by Going Steady Music, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with their stoner Wintersteady: Modulation will feature rock to play their 1992 self-titled debut Queensland’s Sacred Shrines alongside album in its entirety to celebrate its Battlehounds, Faraday Waves, Oko, release on vinyl on Friday 27 July with Butterfly Spine and some stellar Three D tickets via the venue or Oztix and Even Radio DJs at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell and The Dunes as special guests. St, Adelaide, on Saturday 21 July with $10 tickets via Moshtix or at the door if any JEFF LANG remain. Previous years have sold out so ARIA award winning musician Jeff Lang don’t snooze! will be stepping into Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, from 8pm on Friday 13 WILLIAM CRIGHTON July with tickets via Dramatix. William Crighton has a new album, Empire, and a national tour that will have SHREDFEST 2018 him playing the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Shredfest 2018 is heading to Edinburgh Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA on Thursday 19 Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, July with tickets selling fast via Moshtix and from 5.30pm on Saturday 11 August and Melody Pool as special guest. will feature WA’s Earth Rot, Melbourne’s
Mason, Hidden Intent, Se Bon Ki Ra, Christ Dismembered, Melbourne’s Trigger, Lucifer’s Fall and Roadhaul presenting blistering heavy metal with $15 tickets on section and special guests to play it in full sale now via Oztix. alongside other hits and will be bringing it to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY Hindmarsh, on Saturday 20 October with tickets via the venue or Oztix. ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
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 selling fast via Oztix. BEN HARPER & CHARLE MUSSELWHITE
Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling artists Ben Harper and blues harp player Charlie Musselwhite are bringing their second collaborative album, No Mercy In This Land, to Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on Saturday 14 July. LEZ ZEPPELIN
SKUNKHOUR Sydney’s Skunkhour are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their self-titled debut by taking it out on the road with a horn
FIGHT THE SUN Melbourne lads Fight The Sun are on their Goodbye Gravity Tour and will be playing Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 14 July with special guests Favour The Brave, Already Gone and Ripcord.
BAY CITY ROLLERS “It’s extremely sad that one of the founding members of Bay City Rollers and our very good friend Alan Longmuir passed away on Monday 2 July. Our love goes out to Eileen and Alan’s family brothers and sisters who were with him until the very end. Alan was a true gentleman and a brilliant musician. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have I know I speak on behalf of all Bay City just issued their debut album, Hope Downs, Roller fans across the world when I say we and are taking it out on the road with the love you Alan and will miss you dearly. Our Melbourne-based pop punk band hitting upcoming Australian and New Zealand Tour Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Saturday will be dedicated to the music we created 6 October with tickets via Moshtix and with Alan as the Bay City Rollers. I will see special guest Body Type. you all very soon.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers play the FOZZY Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 2 August.
Presented by Silverback Touring, American band Fozzy are on their Judas Rising tour and will be bringing their melodic hard rock to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 13 November with tickets via the venue or Oztix. AYDAN
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.
Aydan, who did well on this season of The Voice, will be performing a special matinee all-ages show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 8 September with tickets sure to sell quickly via the venue or Oztix.
MOONSHIFTER Melbourne’s hard rockin’ Moonshifter are on tour for their new album, Love Lust Fire Dust, and will be playing Enigma Bar, 173 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 8 September with Skyhammer, Born Of Dust and Ouroboric completing the line-up and $10 tickets at the door. THE ANIMALS Presented by Metropolis Touring, legendary UK band The Animals (founding member and drummer John Steel joined by keyboard player Mick Gallagher, Danny Handley on guitar and vocals and Roberto Ruiz on bass and vocals) will be performing all their classic hits including We Gotta Get Out Of This Place and many more, when they make a return to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 9 November with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
PlanB are also working on a new album for release later in the year. “We are in the final throes of putting down the first four songs at Sody Pop Studios,” Peter reveals. “And we’ve given Brett [Sody] at Sody Pop a fair bit of license in regards to the direction of the sound. It’s a bit of a departure from our last two albums, but still has the signature PlanB brass sound with a slightly harder edge.
PLANB By Robert Dunstan Adelaide’s PlanB (photographed by Aleksei Serov Photography) have been getting out and about in recent times, including much overseas touring, but many may not realise that the band have been a going concern, in some form or other, for 36 years now. Peter Flierl formed the band in 1982 from the ashes of Del Web Explosion and for a good couple of years PlanB, inspired by the soulful punk sounds of the UK’s Dexy’s Midnight Runners, shone brightly on the Adelaide scene.
“We took our name from Dexy’s song, Plan B,” Peter begins, “which Del Webb used to do. And, when I look back, PlanB did a lot of gigs. We kinda became flavour of the month out at Pooraka’s Bridgeway Hotel and we’d often find ourselves there supporting a lot of interstate touring acts. “So we were playing a lot and we did Ponde once too,” he then says of the infamous biker festival up near Murray Bridge.
“And what’s also funny about that is that there is a rapper in the UK who goes under the name PlanB,” Peter continues with a wry chuckle. “So when we played a certain festival in the UK last year we had to play under the name Plan Beat. But when I was
checking back, PlanB had played Ponde festival before the UK rapper with that name was even born.”
“Brett has a real affinity for the sounds of the ’80s and is doing a fantastic job,” he concludes. “And once we get back from the two overseas tours – the UK and Indonesia – we’ll start recording the next set of songs.”
PlanB (on stage at 7.30pm) will be very special guests when, The band – currently Peter alongside presented by Jim Sharman Patrick Stapleton, Rob Williams, Cameron Smith, Adrian Miller, David International, there is an Robinson, Peter McIver and David evening of Beatles Vs Stones Lloyd – will soon be heading “When I was at the Governor overseas yet again. checking back, Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday “For the last three years PlanB had we’ve been doing that on played Ponde 20 July with tickets via an annual basis,” Peter says. festival before the venue or Oztix. “This year will be our second the UK rapper https://thegov.oztix. time back to the UK and last with that name com.au/default. year we played Mongolia as well which was quite an was even born.” aspx?Event=88392 experience. We did Mongolia, Vietnam and Cambodia.
“We’ve also played China and, after we get back from the UK, we’re touring Indonesia later this year,” he adds.
Peter has spent time in South East Asia, so I wondered if that had helped set up tours to that region.
“Some of it comes down to that, yes,” he responds. “My wife, now an Australian citizen, is Chinese so that has been a great help too. But, yeah, when I was living over there I was playing in bands and mixing with lots of the local musicians. “So that knowledge and contacts are helpful in working out a feasible tour,” Peter says. “It makes it easier to work out the easiest way to get from one end of a country to the other and what venues may already have a backline in place.”
PlanB will be also treating punters to a free entry show in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarh, on Saturday 28 July from 8pm at which they will be playing some new songs from their forthcoming release as well as songs from the albums Too Late The Hero and Time Is A Diamond.
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ALREADY GONE Every second song will be one by Jimi Hendrix when Already Gone, Moraygun and Orangutang beat the crosstown traffic and gather together at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 4pm on Sunday 22 July for a free entry affair at an event to be known as Hendrix Vs Adelaide.
PLANB Before taking off on yet another overseas tour, PlanB will be phoning 0400 144 467 to book experience that specialises in treating punters to a free entry mobile recording and can come for dinner and show. show in the front bar of the direct to you to record and Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 can also offer photography for FLAT CAP PRODUCTIONS Port Rd, Hindmarh, on Saturday promotional purposes as well 28 July from 8pm at which they as various other services. They will be playing some new songs are also putting together a night from a forthcoming release as of acoustic music in Adelaide. well as songs from the albums Interested? Get in contact. Too Late The Hero and Time Is A Diamond. SCALA’S FOOM
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BEATLES VS STONES Presented by Jim Sharman International, it is to be an evening of Beatles Vs Stones at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 20 July with special guests PlanB (on stage at 7.30pm) with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
Legendary Adelaide punk band Hoot McKloot have reformed for a show at Enigma Bar, 173 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8.30pm on Friday 17 August with Perdition and Electric Sex Pants and $15 tickets via Moshtix or $20 at the door.
SALVI’S MUSICAL SWAPMEET Steve Salvi of Salvi’s Fine Guitars will be hosting another free entry musical swap meet at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 1pm on Saturday 11 August. Take along any music-related items you no longer require and swap it for something that takes you fancy. PORCHLIGHT PARADE
Porchlight Parade have announced that some free entry, family-friendly afternooning is to happen at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 4pm on Sunday 15 July with no less than Joshua J Wah McStubblington as special guest. MATTERHORN
THE SOUND GARAGE Got a gig coming up and need a set-up? The Sound Garage, 1/179 Hindley St, Adelaide, KATHIE RENNER & THE is offering a 25% discount to SEARCH PARTY those who have a show that week. Contact Jordan on 0481 155 892 or just pop in.
SALVY & THE HIRED HELP Salvy & The Hired Help, who will be celebrating their 10th anniversary later in the year, are taking their punchy, neo rockabilly to Aldinga’s Pepper Tree Café for the first time Audioism is an Adelaide business on Saturday 21 July with $5 with over a dozen years industry tickets via Trybooking or by
Matterhorn will be presenting songs from their new album of original material, Crimes Of Man, alongside some classic covers when they hit the Governor Singer Kathie Renner and her Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, band, The Search Party (which Hindmarsh, on Saturday 25 features Shaun Duncan and
August with special guests being hair metal tribute band Propane Candy and with DJ Motormouth on the wheels of steel and tickets via the venue or Oztix for an ultimate evening of rock and metal. A HISTORY OF THE BLUES Following a series of very successful Adelaide Fringe shows, Cal Williams Jr, joined by Lightnin’ Will and Kory Horwood, will be making a return to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, to present A History Of The Blues from 4.30pm on Sunday 15 July with special guest Emily Davis and from 4.30pm on Sunday 29 July with special guest Chris Finnen and tickets sure to sell fast via Eventbrite. SCOUTED 2018
THE NEW DEAD IX
The New Dead is an annual metal festival with The New Dead IX heading to Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, from noon on Saturday 22 September as a licensed, allages affair featuring The Black Dahlia Murder, Aborted, Whoretopsy, Truth Corroded, Harlott, Hadal Maw, Hollow World, Lynchmada, Lo!, Blackhelm, Depravity, Zeolite, Christ Dismembered and Freedom Of Fear with tickets via Moshtix.
DEEP THROAT It will be Friday Night Fever when Deep Throat play West Lakes Sports Club, Bradley Tce, West Lakes Shore, on Friday 10 August with special guests Uncle Gilbert and $25 tickets now available via OzTix or Mr V Music, 115 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore, or at the door if any remain with some cool prizes for ‘best dressed’.
Presented by Music SA as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Scouted is a showcase event of Adelaide’s live music exponents across all genres MATT WARD and will be taking place from 5.30pm on Friday 27 July across four stages – Jive (Runaway Weekend, Blush Response, Siamese and Dhungala Baarka), Nexus Live (Hannah & JessieLee, Naomi Keyte, The Winter Gypsy and Ollie English), West Oak (Neon Tetra, Fair Maiden, Donnarumma and Wing Defence) and Rocket Bar (Strict Face, Bree Tranter, Hartway and Argus & The Liar) – in Adelaide’s bustling West End. Matt Ward is all set to launch his new single, Annabelle, and LUKE CARLINO will be doing so at the Grace Luke Carlino has a new single, Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth Minute (featuring Daydream St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Fever) and will take it out on Saturday 25 August with tour before coming home and special guests Emily A Smith launching it at Edinburgh Castle and interstater Harvey Russell. Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on Friday 17 August with help from Daydream Fever, who are SHOOT THE NOOSE launching their God Market EP Shoot The Noose will be on the night with Prospeks, and joined by Rhys Howlett and special guests Rapaport and Brenton Manser from 8.30pm Planet Self and $12 tickets with on Saturday 28 July when they all presale tickets from https:// launch their Kanyaka album daydreamfever.bigcartel.com/ at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 product/god-market-ep-launch- George St, Thebarton, for a free adelaide-17-08-18-ed-castle entry show at which you will coming with a download copy of also be able to snag a snag from Daydream Fever’s EP. Captain Snag food truck which
will have snagged a spot out the will be released on Friday 3 front. August and that she will also be launching it from 2pm on THE RISING SUN HOTEL Sunday 29 July at Kuitpo Hall, The Rising Sun Hotel, 19 Main 772 Brookman Rd, Kuitpo, with North Rd, Auburn, is open $27 tickets via Moshtix or $30 for meals, accommodation at the door with a BYO wine and functions, has open fires and food platter offer. and lots of live entertainment on offer with plenty coming up in July as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City THE SEADRAGONS Sounds. Phone bookings for The Seadragons, essentially lunch, dinner and such are lyricist Steve Jones and recommended by calling 08 musician and singer Corey 8849 2015. Stewart, have just issued their debut single, 24th Of April, THE STREAMLINERS with it being readily available via Bandcamp and proceeds going to Former Ward 17, Repatriation General Hospital with the duo currently working on more music for release. Award winning blues band The Streamliners will be taking their soulful blues sound to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8.30pm on Friday 27 July with the $15 entry fee to include a CD and with Soza’s Sri Lankan food truck parked out the front. BIG TOM’S BLUES BAND Big Tom’s Blues Band will be paying tribute to guitar legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, Robby Kreiger, Jimmy Page and so many more along with presenting their own originals at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 8pm on Saturday 28 July. CHOIR AT THE PUB Helmed by Jennifer DeGrassi, Choir At The Pub has hit the salubrious front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 7pm on Monday evenings.
SWIMSUIT Swimsuit have announced a rare live outing and it’s to be from 4pm on Sunday 5 August at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with Winter Witches as special guests. LAURA HILL Laura Hill has announced that her new album, Secrets,
OVATION Presented by RAW Adelaide, Jimmy Hurford is set to have an exhibition of his photography work, Ovation, and it will happen from 6.30pm on Friday 20 July at Burnside Ballroom, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore. NOOK NOSH Boutique small bar Nook Nosh, 111 Unley Rd, Unley, features live acoustic sounds from 5pm on Sundays and has a courtyard area at the rear. Pop in for sips ‘n’ nibbles from 3pm on Wednesdays through to Sundays (open from 4pm). 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 from 4pm with $10 tickets at the door.
live performances including Megan Washington Peter Coombe The Audreys Fiona O’Loughlin
long lunches workshops live music comedy shows ice-skating
markets kids’ activities hearty food, mulled wine pop up bars and so much more!
Hart's Mill Precinct • Mundy Street • Port Adelaide
6 - 22 July
CROWN & SCEPTRE HOTEL 308 King William St, Adelaide Phone: 08 8412 4159 DAFT FUNK (Daft Punk and French funk tribute) DJs Luke Lombe, Smiley and Skot Holder plus percussion and visuals from 9pm
ZIG ZAG CITY SOUTH Presented by City South Association, Three Reasons and Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Zig Zag City South is a placemaking event designed to showcase the precinct’s unique character and culture while supporting local traders and organisations.
for the night being Follow The Trail Of Tribute Gigs. Five venues will be hosting free entry live music and DJ gigs based around some of the most famous artists and genres from the ’60s through to the noughties.
KINGS HEAD HOTEL - Two Rooms! 357 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000 Phone: 08 8212 6657 The second Zig Zag is a nighttime DAVINYLS live (The Chrissy music event happening on Saturday Amphlett and Divinlys 14 July from 8pm until 2am, along tribute) plus ’80s DJs in the King William, Carrington, Halifax Ballroom and Sturt Sts. This unique showcase IGGY VS ZIGGY (Iggy Pop and is a major event within the Umbrella David Bowie tribute) Winter City Sounds music festival DJ Mark Yusef Wilson and guests program with the evening’s theme in the front bar from 9pm
IRISH CLUB - UPSTAIRS 3-15 Carrington St, Adelaide Phone: 08 8212 3767 LUCIFERS LOUNGE live ( ‘60s croon and ’70s cool tribute) from 9pm. ROB ROY HOTEL 106 Halifax St, Adelaide Phone: 08 8223 5391 AUSSIE BOB & YOUNG NEIL ACOUSTIC (Bob Dylan and Neil Young tribute) from 9.30pm 55ML BAR 55 Mill St, Adelaide DJ BLACK DAD ROCK presents Golden Era hip hop tribute from 9pm Facebook event: https:// www.facebook.com/ events/520283565036590/
FRIDAY 13 JULY Jeff Lang (Melbourne) at Trinity Sessions Obie Trice (US) at Fowler’s Live
FRIDAY 27 JULY Tumbleweed (Wollongong), Even (Melbourne) at The Dunes at Governor Hindmarsh Mammal (Brisbane), Osaka Punch and Fresh Violet at Fowler’s Live
Pete Murray (Qld) at Norwood Live
SATURDAY 11 AUGUST Dave Graney & The mistLY (Melbourne) at SATURDAY 14 JULY Wheatsheaf Hotel Ben Harper & Charlie Pete Murray (Qld) at Musselwhite (US) at Norwood Live Thebarton Theatre FRIDAY 30 JULY Shredfest 2018: Earth Fight The Sun Mortis (Norway) at Rot, Mason, Hidden (Melbourne), Favour The Enigma Bar Intent, Se Bon Ki Ra, Brave, Already Gone Christ Dismembered, and Ripcord at Crown & SATURDAY 31 JULY Trigger, Lucifer’s Fall and Anchor Lloyd Spiegel (Melbourne) Roadhaul at Edinburgh at Wheatsheaf Hotel Castle Hotel THURSDAY 19 JULY Bob Dylan (US) at William Crighton and FRIDAY 3 AUGUST Bonython Pk Melody Pool at Grace Kasey Chambers at Warped (Melbourne), Emily Thebarton Theatre Grindhouse (Melbourne), Lanks at Jive Meatbeaters and FRIDAY 20 JULY Outright HC (Melbourne), Blue Flame Special Ian Moss (Sydney) at Stolen Youth, Homesick at Cumberland Hotel Thebarton Theatre and Stabbitha & The (Glanville) Knifey Wifeys at Crown & SATURDAY 21 JULY Anchor SUNDAY 12 AUGUST Wintersteady: Dave Graney & The Modulation: Sacred SATURDAY 4 AUGUST mistLY (Melbourne) at Shrines (Qld), The Hybernators Wheatsheaf Hotel Battlehounds, Faraday (Melbourne), Molting Waves, Oko, Butterfly Vultures and Green FRIDAY 17 AUGUST Spine and Three D Radio Circles at Grace Emily Regurgitator (Brisbane) DJs at Crown & Anchor The Babe Rainbow at Governor Hindmarsh Tangents (Sydney), Last (Byron Bay) at Jive Gretta Ray (Melbourne) Days Of Kali and A/Sweat Suzanne Vega (US) at at Jive at Hotel Metro Thebarton Theatre Courtney Barnett (Melbourne) at Thebarton FRIDAY 10 AUGUST Theatre WEDNESDAY 25 JULY Ed Kuepper (Brisbane) at Pist Idiots (Melbourne), Legs Electric (Perth), Governor Hindmarsh Weathered Heads and Surviving Sharks and Lez Zeppelin (New York) Bitchspawn at Rocket Bar The Straight-Jacket at Fowler’s Live Tailors at Crown & Dave Graney & The SAURDAY 18 AUGUST Anchor mistLY (Melbourne) at Chris Wilson (Melbourne) Wheatsheaf Hotel & Sweet Baby James at
Wheatsheaf Hotel Fraser A Gorman Melbourne) at Grace Emily The Braves (Melbourne), The Sunday Reeds, The Howling Fog and ICT Messenger at Hotel Metro SUNDAY 19 AUGUST Stryper (US) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 23 AUGUST Luca Brasi (Tasmania), Tiny Moving Parts and Eliza & The Delusionals at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 24 AUGUST Movements (US) and Eat Your Heart Out at Jive SATURDAY 25 AUGUST Psycroptic (Tasmania), Archspire and Hadal Maw at Fowler’s Live
TUESDAY 28 AUGUST The Charlatans (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh Gene Simmons (US) and Ace Frehley (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 Roots & Branches: Kristy Cox and The Weeping Willows at Trinity Sessions Phil Stack (Sydney) at Stamford Grand (Glenelg) 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 2 SEPTEMBER Michael Waugh (Melbourne) and Rich Davies (Melbourne) at Grace Emily
FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER Chocolate Starfish (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Freewyo (US) at Fowler’s Live
Horror My Friend at HQ Complex
SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko at Fowler’s Live Paul Dempsey (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh
THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER Booze & Glory (London) at Crown & Anchor FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER Hockey Dad at HQ Complex SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
Fever (Sydney) and Body Type at Jive
FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER Diesel (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh
MONDAY 8 OCTOBER Ke$ha (US) at Thebarton SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER Theatre Parkway Drive (Byron Bay), Killswitch Engage FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER and Thy Art Is Murder at The Ballroom Blitz Adelaide Entertainment (Germany) at Governor Centre Hindmarsh Diesel (Sydney) at Coopers Alehouse SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER (Wallaroo) Stephen Cummings (Melbourne) at FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER Wheatsheaf Hotel The Animals (UK) at Foreigner (US) and Governor Hindmarsh Cheap Trick (US) at XSLF (Northern Botanic Pk Ireland) and The Go Set (Melbourne) at Crown & FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER Anchor Ball Park Music and TUESDAY 13 NOVEMBER Fozzy (US) at Governor Hindmarsh MONDAY 19 NOVEMBER James (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh
TUESDAY 20 NOVEMBER Passenger (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh
SATURDAY 24 SATURDAY 8 NOVEMBER SEPTEMBER A Day On The Green: Aydan at Governor Scott Bradlee’s Post San Cisco at Thebarton John Farnham, Hindmarsh Modern Jukebox (US) at Theatre Richard Marx, Daryl Moonshifter (Melbourne), Adelaide Entertainment Braithwaite, Russell Skyhammer, Born Of Centre Theatre SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER Morris and Bachelor Dust and Ouroboric at Skunkhour (Sydney) at Girl at Leconfield Wines Enigma Bar TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER Governor Hindmarsh (McLaren Vale) Destroyer (Canada) at THURSDAY 13 Governor Hindmarsh SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER SEPTEMBER Rob Snarski (Melbourne) Osaka Monaurail (Japan) TesseracT (UK) at SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER at Wheatsheaf Hotel at Governor Hindmarsh Governor Hindmarsh Radio Birdman (Sydney), Josh Smith (US) and Chris Los Chicas (Spain) and Finnen at Semaphore FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER The Sunday Reeds at TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER Workers Club Plini (Sydney), Mestis Governor Hindmarsh Skid Row (US) at David Byrne (US) at (US) and David Maxim Bobby Kimball (US) and Governor Hindmarsh Adelaide Entertainment Micic (Siberia) at Jive Mark Gable (Sydney) at Unknown Mortal Thebarton Theatre Orchestra (NZ/US) at Fat SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER Controller The Sword (US) at DZ Deathrays, Pup SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER Fowler’s Live (Canada), Ali Barter and Rolling Blackouts Coastal
UMBRELLA WINTER CITY SOUNDS AND GUITARS IN BARS Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds, which includes Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Guitars In Bars, kicked off from 5pm on Friday 13 July with a huge, free entry street party in Bank St, Adelaide, as a celebration of SA live music, DJs, local street vendors, food, beer, wine, art and good times and continues until Sunday 29 July with plenty on offer. IMOGEN BRAVE
Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds from 8pm with Friday 13 July having Cowboys Of Love and The Villenettes as special guests with $10 tickets at the door, Friday 20 July having Melbourne’s Grim Fawkner and Naomi Keyte as guests with $10 tickets at the door and Friday 27 July being a free entry affair with special guests McDiamond Swamp.
SCOUTED 2018 Presented by Music SA as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Scouted is a showcase event of Adelaide’s live music exponents across all genres and will be taking place from 5.30pm on Friday 27 July across four stages – Jive (Runaway Weekend, Blush Response, Siamese and Dhungala Baarka), Nexus Live (Hannah & JessieLee, Naomi Keyte, The Winter Gypsy and Ollie English), West Oak (Neon Tetra, Fair Maiden, Donnarumma and Wing Defence) and Rocket Bar (Strict Face, Bree Tranter, Hartway and Argus & The Liar) – in Adelaide’s bustling West End. THE STEVE CHARLES BAND
Harry Baulderstone and Marcus Ryan are presenting Feelin’ Groovy, a musical tribute to Simon & Garfunkel from 7pm on Friday 20 July at Club5082 as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, with $10 tickets from Eventbrite. Pre-show meals will be available at the nearby Windmill Hotel, 94 Main North Rd, Prospect, and if you flash your ticket when paying the bill you will receive a 25% discount and go in the draw to win a $100 dining experience at the restaurant! SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA
Local rock band Imogen Brave will be joined by likeminded outfits Nuseum and Zalion when they present an all-ages affair at The Railway Hotel, 247 St Vincent St, Pt Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 14 July with cheap tickets via Eventbrite or $10 at the door as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds. ALANA JAGT & THE MONOTREMES
Alana Jagt & The Monotremes have announced a run of shows at the Grace
As part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds, The Steve Charles Band will be presenting two free entry shows at The British Hotel, 60 The Parade, Pt Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 14 July and from 3pm on Sunday 15 July with the added bonus of special guest Susan Lily at each show. Steve will also feature on Radio Adelaide’s Songcatcher at 9pm on Monday 9 July and will then present Mixtape at 10pm.
As part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds and Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Guitars In Bars, legendary Adelaide combo Sympathy Orchestra (guitarists Julian Barnett and Lyndon Gordon with the rhythm section of drummer John Appleby and Istvan Nemeth on five-string bass) will be presenting a free entry show from 8.30pm on Friday 27 July at the well-appointed Railway Hotel, 247 St Vincent St, Pt
Adelaide with bookings advised for meals on 08 8447 1527. SCALA’S FOOM
Entries are now being taken for SCALA’s annual FOOM (Festival Of Original Music) with the heats and final set to take place at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George, St, Thebarton, with heats from 8pm on Thursday 19 July and then each Thursday evening with the final to take place on Thursday 23 August as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds. DARK FOLK
Fergus Maximus will be launching his new album, Restless Soles, which he recorded at Wizard Tone with a bunch of guests, from 8pm on Friday 13 July at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton with Alison Coppe (of The Janes) as very special guest, a lovely food truck out the front and tickets via Moshtix as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds and Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Guitars In Bars. MAMMAL Mammal are coming to Fowler’s Live, 68
TARA CARRAGHER Tara Carragher and her illustrious band will be reprising some of her Lucinda Williams tribute, Righteously, along with her own songs when she plays at the program launch for the 2018 Semaphore Music Festival (Friday 28 September until Monday 1 October at Semaphore) at Semaphore Workers Club, 93 Esplanade, Semaphore, from 8pm on Friday 20 July with Nancy Bates and Courtney Robb & Snooks La Vie also on the bill and $15 tickets at the door as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds. JEFF LANG
North Tce, Adelaide, as part of a national tour on Friday 27 July with special guests Osaka Punch and Fresh Violet with tickets via Moshtix as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds. TWO CHICS & A BOOM!
Willunga’s Stone Pony will bring three singer songwriters and poets to unique retro lounge Vintage Vulture, 129 Currie St, Adelaide, for one cosy night of dark folk from 7pm on Saturday 28 July. Be swept up in tales of cities and belonging, death and sex, politics and wild weather with Tasmania’s Daniel J Townsend, Jen Lush and Go Fish (Emma Luker and Dylan Woolcock) and live readings by poets Steve Brock, Thom Sullivan and Kathryn Hummel and with $20 tickets via Moshtix as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds. FERGUS MAXIMUS
ARIA award winning musician Jeff Lang will be stepping into Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, from 8pm on Friday 13 July with tickets via Dramatix as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds. Paula Standing and Emily A Smith (of Dearly Departed) will be presenting OBIE TRICE Two Chics & A Boom as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds at Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Friday 20 July as an evening of retribution with tales of the underbelly to launch Paula’s single, Chic Chic Boom. Kicking off with a semi-acoustic set, the final set will be with a full band line-up presenting old and new songs from the two artists. Tickets at $15 are available via Trybooking or at the door on the night for $20 if any remain and Soza’s Sri Lankan food truck parked out the front. CREEDENCE & JOPLIN Presented by Brandon Promotions as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds, popular tribute acts The Creedence Revival and Full Tilt Janis will be paying homage to Creedence Clearwater Revival and Janis Joplin at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from the relatively early time of 5.30pm (doors at 5pm) on Sunday 22 July with tickets at $25 via the venue or Oztix or $30 at the door on the day if any remain.
Presented by Raptix, American rapper Obie Trice will be celebrating the 15-year anniversary of his Cheers album when he plays a licensed, all-ages show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelade, on Friday 13 July with tickets via Moshtix as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds.
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (M) ***1/2
developed a psychic link with Pym’s wife Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer, of course), who’s been long-trapped in the quantum realms (depicted in almostsub-2001 sequences).
of the five credited writers) and nice shifts in tone, as we move from goofily funny and romantic stuff to cool action to tough and moving family drama. And does it tie in with Avengers: Infinity War? Well, wait and see.
as ‘Ghost’ also appears. Much has been made of the fact that this character was a man in the comics, and here it turns out to be played by the relatively unknown Hannah JohnKamen, who’s surprisingly and frighteningly intense.
very young children, and yet there’s something pretty off The 20th Marvel movie (or is about much of this one, right it???) is again directed by Peyton Reed and, of course, a sequel to After some edgy laughs and the down to a bit that originally apparently had something 2015’s Ant-Man, although Paul reintroduction of Scott’s pal to do with ‘child grooming’, Rudd’s Scott Lang also turned Luis (Michael Peña, who has no less, and was removed by up in Captain America: Civil War one pricelessly witty bit), we the studio at considerable and is rather regretting it now. also get down to the business Notable for making the character of everyone fighting off a nasty cost. You’d also think that any of Ant-Man more interesting comedy with talking dogs baddie (Walton Goggins as than he is in the comics (where Sonny Burch), while Laurence couldn’t really miss, and yet he miniaturises, grows gigantic Fishburne turns up as Hank’s this one does badly, with and then gets stuck for anything bitter former colleague Bill charmless players, cheap FX, else to do), this also features Foster and a molecularlya convoluted storyline and an some fine comedy (Rudd is one unstable figure known only odd lack of toilet jokes.
Lang is being held in home detention by SHIELD (Randall Park is a hoot as fanboy-like agent Jimmy Woo), meaning that he gets to entertain his daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) with indoor games, and her visits are made easier as he’s on good terms with his ex-wife Maggie (Judy Greer) and her husband Jim (Bobby Cannavale, amusing in a few scenes). Scott can’t communicate with the fugitive Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Hope/The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) so they’re virtually forced to kidnap him, as he’s somehow
A preposterous plot set-up has an NYPD police Rottweiler named Max (and voiced by Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges) driven to join forces with a dopey FBI agent named Frank, who’s played by Will Arnett with frantic ham and mugging.
And, this being a Marvel movie, you absolutely MUST NOT leave the cinema until the end credits The opening sequence are completely over, for Hulk’s establishes that a stolen baby sake!!! panda (fortunately rendered
SHOW DOGS (PG) *1/2
via poor CG animation) is being secretly held by a nasty smuggling ring, and somehow this is linked to a big dog show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, ensuring that all involved get a nice, all-expenses-paid-by-thestudio holiday.
This dire kiddie pic from repeat offender director and executive producer Raja Gosnell (he of two Scooby-Doo outings, two Smurf movies and Frank has to enter the rough the like) might be enjoyed by Max into the competition to keep the undercover business
going, and Max gets to interact with a bunch of other dogs, all of whom talk in the voices of well-known players who evidently needed the money. There’s a disgraced French mutt named Philippe and voiced by Stanley Tucci, a vain pooch called Dante and voiced by Alan Cumming, a Zen canine with Shaquille O’Neal’s voice and a cute woofer named Daisy (Jordin Sparks’ vocals) that Max looks set to get frisky with but doesn’t (this is a PG movie, after all!). Oh, and just in case Frank wants to get frisky too, his love interest is a goofy animal lover named Mattie and played by no less than Natasha Lyonne, star of TV’s Orange Is The New Black, who yuks it up just as lamely as everyone else. And, as usual, hammering a film for kid should prompt anguished cries of, “Don’t be so mean! It’s only for littlies!!!”, which always seems to suggest that movies for rugrats somehow should be awful. Peculiar that. And arf, arf, arf.
TUMBLEWEED, Legs Electric, PlanB, Alana Jagt & The Monotremes, Cinephile and so much, much more.