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DONNARUMMA Armed with a new EP, Billy Billy, Adelaide’s Donarrumma are going on tour but not before kicking it off with a ticketed show on Saturday 1 July at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with tickets via Moshtix. SALVI’S FINE GUITARS’ SWAP MEET
Steve Slavi, of Salvi’s Fine Guitars, is set to hold another free entry musical swap meet from 1pm until 4pm on Saturday 29 July at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with all welcome.
With a record number of Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on applications, Semaphore Music Saturday 8 July and have invited Festival (to be held at Semaphore The Luke Louie Trio and Eli from Friday 29 September Belle to join them. until Monday 2 October) will launch its program from 4pm on SCALA Sunday 30 July at Semaphore The next SCALA event will Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, be held from 8pm (doors at Semaphore, as part of Guitars 7.30pm) on Thursday 29 June In Bars (And Other Places) and is to feature the talents of with performances from Hana Andy & Marta, Zac Eden and Brenecki, Haystacks Calhoon The Idea Of Light with the and Cowboys Of Love. added bonus of Bohemian BBQ food truck parked out the front. SHAMBOLICS BLUES & ROOTS WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL Club5082 are presenting six nights of free entry blues and roots music at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm on Friday 7 July (Muddy Road and Mick Kidd), Friday 21 July (Dukes Of Jump and James Hickey), Friday 4 August (Thirty Two Twenty and Exeter Blues) and Friday 18 August (Karin Page and JJ Fields) as part of Guitars In Bars (and Other Places) and Umbrella Winter City Sounds with drink specials each night and some local restaurants and eateries (Caffe Cena, Café di Roma, Almina and Ben Hurs) offering attractive discounts to those attending the shows. KITCHEN WITCH
Before touring sunny Melbourne, Adelaide’s Little Captain are all set to launch their debut single, You’re The Trash… I Am The Bin, and will be doing so at
Kitchen Witch have been enjoying a free entry winter residency during June at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide which
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Shambolics are set to undertake a free entry bash at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 7 July and invited St Judes and Ben Gel & The Boneyard Saints to join them. TIMBERWOLF Adelaide’s Timberwolf will be hitting Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, as part of his Hold You Up tour from 8pm on Friday 14 July with tickets via Moshtix.
THE SAUCERMEN Adelaide’s The Saucermen have been quiet of late on the rockabilly scene but have just announced a free entry show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 8 July and have kindly invited garage rockers The Systemaddicts to join them with news that the gig (CONT P36)
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anytime we have enough songs to make an album - go ahead and make it. That’s kinda how we do it, every two or three years you come up with a body of work. . . making the songs good or not -it’s what you’ve gone through at that time in your life, that’s how we talk about it.”
TRAPT Interview by Ian Messenger You may be forgiven to be unaware of Californian hard rock outfit TRAPT as they have never toured Australia before, but this will change in July as the quartet will bring their big guitar sound to the Governor Hindmarsh main stage. One might be content to put on the rainsuit and go fishing after you sold 2.5 million albums worldwide, but BSide spoke to frontman Chris Taylor Brown I think in Chicago as he was sound checking for an intimate acoustic show.
“We’re just on an acoustic tour right now, doing TRAPT’s best songs acoustic, myself and our drummer doing the drumbox cone thing. People have been digging it and we’ve had a blast doing it, so you know that’s what we like to do is play live. And we’re bringing the full experience to Australia for the first time.” It was 2002 when TRAPT had their massive hit Headstrong and have put out an impressive seven studio albums. I asked Brown how long is he going to record albums, like, until he dies? “Well, yeah. Anyone who calls themselves a songwriter should be writing songs. So that’s kind of what we do, write songs, and 6
don’t think we are metal or nu-metal in any way. . .
“We have eclectic songs, we want to be hard sometimes, we want to be melodic and leave space, and we want to be a dynamic band. We don’t want to see how many kick drum beats we can get into a bar of a song,” laughs Brown.
‘I think the bands out there who stick true to what they want to do in music, and their sound, I think last longer than bands that are just part of a theme and sound like every other band.”
Hard rock music often seems a rebellion against the status quo of society, of man versus society, yet TRAPT ventures TRAPT is ready to come out to Australia for into personal their first tour, although they are territory when well known on the many loud tour circuit beyond “I think ba bands wouldn’t America. sically the sense b dare to go. I ehind asked him “We make a point it is be you rself about that. to hang out with all and do wh our fans after a show, at you w ant to do a “Yeah personal to say hi to them, nd things you sign autographs or need to do a nd know, and whatever, to get to never apolo stuff I see know them and ask gise for it - that’ other people them how they got into s the going TRAPT and what TRAPT ‘headstron g’ through. has become for them. part you kn . . emotions I’m going Hanging out with our ow.” through, or I can relate to fans. . . we’re vibing over what someone else is going that stuff.” through. I think that’s maybe what’s best what we write about.” TRAPT play The Headstrong was such a popular song, and I wondered what it was that made that track hit a big nerve with such a wide audience.
“I think basically the sense behind it is be yourself and do what you want to do and need to do and never apologise for it - that’s the ‘headstrong’ part you know,” muses Brown. “That thing - so many people out there apologising for being who they are. . . fear is what’s keeping people back, so call yourself ‘headstrong’.” TRAPT recently played the Make America Rock Again festival, and I asked him what he thought the state of hard rock and metal was in America now. “I think it’s pretty strong in Australia, it’s pretty strong in UK, it’s pretty strong in America. I don’t think it ever goes away. I think that TRAPT is a band that’s never been pigeonholed as nu-metal thing, it’s just kinda bull. You go ‘je-je’ on the guitar and it’s nu-metal I guess. Some of our songs have a heavy edge to them, a hard rock edge, but I
Gov on Wednesday 5 July with Baltimore Poet and Terminal Zero. Tickets through Oztix
Where? Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh When? Wednesday 5 July Tickets: Oztix
THE UNDERTONES THE UNDERTONES By Robert Dunstan
“We are presuming that, of course, but looking back it is remarkable that it didn’t somehow happen,” he continues. “And it’s all the more remarkable because our brother, who played guitar in the band in the very early days, emigrated to Australia in the ’80s although he has since moved back but still has family there. So John and I have a niece and nephew who live in Perth.”
Legendary Northern Irish punk band The Undertones are embarking on their first ever Australian tour which has original band members joined by singer Paul McLoone who hooked up with them when they reformed in 1999 as original singer Feargal The Undertones Sharkey declined to be sprang to life in involved. BSide Magazine enjoyed a chat over the telephone early one evening to guitarist Damian O’Neill who plays in the band alongside McLoone, brother John O’Neill (also on guitar), bass player Michael Bradley and drummer Billy Doherty. It’s remarkable that the band never made it to Australia back in their heyday.
“I’m sure we were often asked,” Damian says with a laugh, “but certain members of the band didn’t like being away from home for too long. So we now think, knowing that, our manager would get offers but didn’t bother to respond because he knew it wouldn’t 8
– alongside songs by The Boomtown Rats, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Ramones, The Only Ones, Wreckless Eric, Mink DeVille, Patti Smith Group and more – to the 1978 film That Summer.
“Oh, I remember that,” Damian says. “It was a great album and I used to have it on vinyl but it’s disappeared over the years. I have no idea where it got to.” The guitarist is naturally left-handed but plays guitar right-handed.
“You’ve been doing [London]Derry your homework “It was in Oct ober of in 1974 and haven’t you?” Damian 1979 and we to ured come 1978 had laughs. “Where did you there with Th scored hometown read that? But yes, I do. e Clash just be residency at The The first guitar in our fore the release of Lo Casbah just as house was ndon punk rock was an old acoustic which Calling so the y were beginning to our older brother, Jim, doing a lot of so ngs happen. They had. And then my two from that gre came to the other brothers, John and at, great album.” attention of Vincent, started to play influential UK it but were both rightradio announcer handed. John Peel who paid for a recording session in Belfast which yielded the “But for me it was too hard to keep song Teenage Kicks. restringing it to play it left-handed so I just learnt to play it as it was,” he says. It was that song that first brought “And because it was so hard, I used to The Undertones to my attention as spend hours on it. I remember spending it had appeared on the soundtrack weeks up in my room working it all out.
“Looking back it was amazing that I did that – I could have been the next Jimi Hendrix – but that’s what happened and it would now feel really weird to play a left-handed guitar after all these years. I just don’t think I could do it. It would feel unnatural now.” And what was it like growing up in Derry when Northern Ireland was awash with religious conflict?
“As you know, there were some bad times with The Troubles and it was very bleak,” Damian sighs. “And there was nothing to do. All we had was football and music. We’d spend a lot of time outside playing football. And there were no youth clubs to go to or anything. “I think that really helped us as a band because once we got into playing music, which we convened in our living room and bedroom, that’s all we did because, as I say, there was nothing else to do other than football.”
Damian says there were virtually no places to even play to an audience when the band first began gigging. “We did our first gig in a scout hall,” he laughs. “And that was only because Feargal was a scout leader – not too many people know that – so we played to about six cub scouts who were about nine years old. But we went down really well.
it to death on his radio show after paying for us to record it – and that resulted in us getting signed to a major record label.”
Surprisingly perhaps, Teenage Kicks only charted at number 31 on the UK singles charts and didn’t even dent the Northern Irish charts, while the band’s only top 10 entry in both charts was My Perfect Cousin, a song Damian penned with bass player Michael Bradley for their second album, Hypnotised. “And that’s something Michael and I are always pointing out to John,” Damian laughs. “My Perfect Cousin was our only top 10 hit.”
The guitarist, who formed That Petrol Emotion with his brother John when The Undertones split up, has very fond memories of the band’s first foray to the US. “It was in October of 1979 and we toured there with The Clash,” he easily recalls. “And it was just before the release of London Calling so they were doing a lot of songs from that great, great album.”
will include all the hit material.
“And since we reformed, we’ve also recorded a couple of albums [2003’s Get What You Need and 2007’s Dig Yourself Deep] so we’ll be doing four or five songs from those,” he states. “But, yeah, we always do lots of the old songs from the first albums.”
Northern Irish punk band The Undertones make their first ever tour to Australia to play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 9 July with The Systemaddicts and Green Circles as special guests and with tickets on sale via the venue or OzTix. Where? Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh When? Sunday 9 July Tickets? OzTix
Damian concludes by saying that their set list for the Australian tour
“We then graduated to Catholic church halls and even played a couple of school halls,” he laughs. “We’d play anywhere just to get the experience. And then we got a residency at The Casbah. It was our lucky break because it was a pub in the centre of Derry so John wrote a song about it called Casbah Rock. “And that residency was our big break as it meant we could play quite often,” Damian adds. “And we learnt our chops and started writing our own songs and the word spread and more and more people were coming to the gigs.”
Did the word of mouth spread to places such as Belfast?
“No, not at the time,” Damian says. “That only happened after we’d recorded Teenage Kicks and were getting played on the radio. So it was after being encouraged by John Peel – he played
What is your latest release(s), how are they coming out (vinyl, USB), are you touring something in particular when you play at Enigma? We’ve done a 2 track 7” and then we recorded an album titled Weapons of Mass Distraction which we released on USB card which includes a few film clips. We were going to press it to vinyl but thought it best to just do it this way for now.
Under The Cut interview by Ian Messenger Made up of past members of some pretty successful bands from a few years back, a new incarnation led by Chris Debono is returning to Adelaide with their unique blend of eighties sounds and hard hitting three piece. BSide was only able to hold a back and forth email interview with Debono and it goes a little somethang like this: When did UTC form, and why? Mid 2014 in a round about way. It came about when Alex Wood from Christ Crusher (Melbourne grind syndicate) came over and kept asking me to start a band with him as he was a huge identity theft fan. We initially started an instrumental band with Kev from Mass Appeal on bass. That went on for a few weeks and then kinda fizzled out. Fast forward to 2016 and Alex and I started hanging out again and we had a good chat about a different approach and I’ve always wanted to do an 80’s vibe band as I originally did nearly 20 years ago! So I pulled out some of those old tunes and rehashed ‘em and we formed Under The Cut. Alex has since departed as he felt it wasn’t really his scene and now we’ve got Justin Bond from Coerce and Away From Now fame. Alex and I are still brothers and I love him dearly for making me get off my arse and back into music again.
What band is your greatest or one of greatest influences, and why?
When you first picked up a guitar how old were you and what did you first start playing?
I was 14. My mate Chris had an electric guitar sitting in his room and he started playing Yankee doodle. I was amazed that someone I knew could pay a guitar. I got him to teach me and a few months later I was playing every Metallica solo I could learn. Its funny actually because I could play solos before I could play rhythm. Chris at the time said “Ummm now can you teach me” haha. What’s the most fun gig you ever played?
I’ve pretty much enjoyed every gig I’ve ever played but the ones that stand out the most would have to be the Arthouse shows back in the day. One in particular would be the first time I’d ever witnessed people going nuts to my band - Identity Theft. That was such a buzz. Tell me about Arthouse, for those of us in Adelaide who might not be aware?
“I’ve always o an wanted to d nd 80’s vibe ba y as I originall 0 did nearly 2 years ago!”
Thats a tough question! Thanks to an older sister who loved music I grew up on Joy Division - Iron Maiden - Roy Orbison - AC/DC - The Human League and many more..
But If I had to choose which band influenced me to play/write the most it would have to be a band called Aclys from Germany which Dave Collins (MYC) put me onto. He’d picked up a 7” from Greg Spiral Objective back in the day and once I’d heard that I was in heaven! That band was Identity Thefts main influence.
The arthouse was a pub that would give any band a go. I guess the CBGB of Australia. It was run by the most loveliest couple I’ve ever met, Marie and Pete and then later on Marie’s daughter Mel took over. You always felt welcome and a part of the arthouse family pretty quickly.
It was covered in amazing artwork by locals and by overseas backpackers that were staying at the pub. Ah the memories....
There’s nothing to say that we won’t be pressing it on vinyl in the future. We’re just coming up to play a show and we will have copies of our releases on hand to sell at the gig. We’ll also be giving away a few copies at the Enigma show. A USB release is such an awesome idea, but you must need to make your artwork very small. Do you have a tiny paintbrush or something?
Well my cat Puzzle has tiny paws, so she was in charge of producing the artwork for it. She did pretty well and is looking forward to designing our EP cover. She’s shown me a few ideas so far but she seems to be leaning towards painting pictures of food which isn’t really our vibe, so I have to have a good chat to her. What are the future plans?
We’ve just finished an EP with Sam Johnson at Holes And Corners. (Bennies and Smith St producer/engineer) Also Jay (MYC - IDTheft) and I have started a thrash band called Horrified hopefully we’ll have something out soon!
Under The Cut (ex Coerce and Identity Theft) play Enigma Bar which is 173 Hindley St, Adelaide, with Heartbeats In The Hallway (ex Price of Silence and Forcefed 9) on Friday 30 June. Where? Enigma Bar, 173 Hindley St, Adelaide When? Friday 30 June
she adds. “So we’ll now be able to support them with their projects. It opens everything up and I now think crowd funding is a lovely way to open new doors.” The Weeping Willows came together when Laura and Andrew were both playing with Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes.
“Laura and I both felt we wanted to do music that was more acoustic,” Andrew says. “And that’s nothing against Lachlan because he’s great, but we just felt we wanted to do an acoustic duo thing and keep it more stripped back. “We wanted to do some country duets – things like June Carter and Johnny Cash – and then we started doing our own material in that kinda vein. Weepy country songs.”
THE WEEPING WILLOWS THE WEEPING WILLOWS By Robert Dunstan Alternative country act The Weeping Willows (Laura and Andrew) are coming back to town armed with their new Americana offering, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’, for two shows with special guests at each. “We try to get to South Australia a couple of times each year because we love it there and have made some good friends,” Andrew begins. “We know Marta Bayly and Andy Armstrong from Andy & Marta really well and Courtney Robb too. “Y’know, there seems to be a really nice community vibe in SA between musicians with everyone supporting each other which is a beautiful thing.”
“So we can’t wait to get back because it seems in SA that everyone comes out to support the shows,” Laura then suggests. “And we’re touring with Brad Butcher for his new single, Well Dressed Man, which is from his new album so it’s going to be a lot of fun. “And, I kid you not, but Laura and I would eventually like to retire and live somewhere in SA like Aldinga or Willunga,” Andrew laughs. “But that’s another 30 years away.”
The duo, whose last visit to SA was to perform at the award-winning Fleurieu Folk Festival, recorded Before Darkness Comes A-Calling over in Los Angeles with engineer Ryan Freeland whose work has previously won Grammy awards. “We’d got onto Ryan, who has done some great albums over the years, via email at first,” Andrew says. “And then there was a lot of
back and forth correspondence working out when we could come over and when he was available. “And Ryan was great because we were working in his little home studio in Los Angeles over the course of a week,” he continues. “And Ryan is one of those engineers who records everything. He just has everything running all the time. ‘So, with one song, we did a quick rehearsal before actually recording it but Ryan said that run through he’d recorded was actually the best take so that’s what ended up on the album.”
The new album has picked up rave reviews in a number of high profile music magazines and was nominated for no less than four Golden Guitar awards at this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival.
“We didn’t win anything in the end,” Andrew laughs, “but it was fantastic to be nominated four times “With one song, in various categories. We also got to play we did a quick at the awards night rehearsal before so it was nice to be part of such a massive actually recording production as that.
it but Ryan said that run through he’d recorded was actually the best take.”
“And we really pushed ourselves to record live as much as we could so it was like what people would be hearing at a gig,” Laura adds. “That’s pretty much the sound we wanted to capture and Ryan did that.” The Weeping Willows’ new album came about due to a crowd-funding campaign which, while successful, was not something Laura initially approached with ease.
“It just didn’t sit comfortably with me at first until people started pointing out that it really just asking for money for an album before it had been recorded,” she says. ‘Even so, I remember nervously hovering over the ‘submit’ button for ages before pressing it.
“They had me using a electronic pack instead of a guitar lead which I’d never done before,” he says. “That was quite an experience as I’m way more used to working with broken down PA systems and dodgy guitar leads.”
The Weeping Willows will have Brad Butcher and Harry Hookey with them when they play the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 1 July. The Weeping Willows and Brad will also be at McLaren Vale’s The Singing Gallery on Friday 30 June.
Where? Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton When? Saturday 1 July Where? The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale When? Friday 30 June
“But the whole campaign was really successful – people said that once you hit 30% you are pretty much guaranteed of making the full target – and while a lot of friends who also play music supported us, we also made a whole lot of new friends who play music. “So that was a very nice aspect about it all,”
thing. Songs In The Key Of Soul won’t be about replicating the songs we hear on the recordings but replicating the energy of them.
“Being there is what makes a live performance special for those who are there on the night experiencing it,” Dino says. “Technology is yet to capture that because you can listen to a record or watch a video but it’s never going to be the same as actually being there when it was all happening. Being at a live show is something you can never replicate because it’s all about being in the moment.”
SONGS IN THE KEY OF SOUL By Robert Dunstan Dino Jag, currently enjoying great success with his Breakthrough EP, and Gail Page, a former contestant on The Voice, have teamed up to present Songs In The Key Of Soul as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds, so we enjoyed a chat to Dino about how it all came about. “In between writing your own material and working on your own shows, you get some of your inspiration for all of that by listening to some of the classic songs,” he begins. “So I thought it would be good to put on a show and work with a bunch of musicians I had never worked with before on some of the classic soul songs.
“And working with new people is always exciting because you always get a fresh energy going on as no one really knows quite what to expect,” Dino laughs. “It’s all about coming up with something fresh and new and, for me, getting on stage with Gail and a bunch of people I have never worked with before is very exciting.
“It’s as exciting as writing a new song or watching the birth of a new performance,” he says. “So we are really looking forward to capturing the really raw energy of those old soul songs and infecting the crowd with it.
“And that’s the way a lot of those songs were first performed,” Dino adds. “And some of them – such as Stevie Wonder’s Living For The City which we do in the show – were very cutting edge for the time and still relevant. For example, Sam Cooke’s A Change Is Gonna Come, which we will also be doing, is still relevant today. The song’s message still resonates today.”
Dino is excited to be working alongside Gail Page.
“I’ve never worked with her before but have seen her sing,” he enthuses. “And the fact Gail is now living permanently in South Australia is a real gift for us because she has such a huge voice. I’d say it’s one of the biggest voices around and there is so much emotional depth to it. And, in terms of vocal range, she is just staggering.
Dino and Gail have enlisted the services of a stellar band for Songs In The Key Of Soul.
“We’ve got Enrico ‘Mick’ Morena on drums, a seasoned musician who has played with everyone – everybody from Kate Ceberano through to The Baker Suite as well as some internationals – and on guitar we’ll have Georgy K [George Klironomos] with Tristan Rodda on bass and also backing vocals which is very important for this show,” Dino reveals.
“We are reall y looking forwa rd to capturing the really raw energy of tho se old soul song s and infecting the crowd with it .”
“So as soon as I thought about the show and started thinking about doing some duets with someone, Gail was the first person I thought of,” Dino says. “And when I contacted Gail she was very excited about it and, because we have never worked together before, there’s going to be some magical edginess as we both try and find our way in and around the songs we’ve chosen.
“We’ll need to find that harmony so that’s what is going to make it exciting and has got us both really pumped up for the show,” he adds. Dino goes on to say that songs by artists such as Sam & Dave and Aretha Franklin will feature in the show.
“They won’t always be what people expect though because Gail and I will be doing some of them as duets which was not always the way they were originally done,” he explains. “And, for some, Gail will be singing songs originally performed by male artists and I will be delivering some of the songs by female artist. “We wanted to really mix it up and make it interesting for the audience as well as ourselves,” Dino then explains further. “We’ll really be twisting it up and bring a live kind of approach to the whole
“And we’ll have two keyboard players,” he then announces. “Russell James will be focusing on piano and other elements of that, while Dave Ross will be hitting the organ pretty hard and also doing some string effects.
“And we purposely didn’t include a horn section because we wanted to steer the arrangements in a different kind of way,” Dino continues. “With a horn section there’s always the danger of it becoming the old, clichéd soul arrangements and we are going for something a bit different.
“We wanted to steer well away from that and have more of a focus on an old school R&B sound with a focus on guitar and keyboards,” he concludes.
Dino Jag and Gail Page will present Songs In The Key Of Soul as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds at The Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullerton, on Friday 14 July with tickets via Moshtix or at the door for $35. Where? The Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullerton When? Friday 14 July Tickets: Moshtix or on the door 19
CARS 3 (G) *** The third in Pixar’s Cars series (the 18th Pixar movie all up, and 11 years after the first Cars pic) obviously isn’t quite as fresh as the first but, then again, neither are four-wheeled protagonist Lightning McQueen, Pixar main-man and producer John Lasseter, and indeed all of us. Therefore, and quite movingly, this expands upon themes that some audiences thought made their Toy Story 3 too dark, meaning that TS3 is about the certainty and pain of growing up and no longer being a kid, and Cars 3 is all about the inevitability of getting old and losing your touch.
In that weird world where cars and trucks talk, Lightning (Owen Wilson’s voice again) fears that he isn’t fast enough anymore, especially with the appearance of Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer’s voice), a technologically advanced and awfully up-himself motor vehicle. When Lightning crashes during a race with Storm and others and is publicly humiliated, he spends four months being serviced (so to speak) and being haunted
by memories of his beloved mentor Doc Hudson, as voiced by Paul Newman, who has actually been gone for nine years now but is heard here via sweet outtakes and unused audio from the first film.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (M) ** The fifth in the interminable Transformers series (10 years after the first), and the fifth from unstoppable producer/director Michael Bay, this is easily the least of the lot, an exhaustingly overlong and hopelessly chaotic bucket-of-FX-bolts that’s, once again, equal parts testosterone, cheese and bullcrap, but this time there’s a liberal sprinkling of bizarre pretentiousness in there too.
With the usual strong voice work from a bunch of starry types (from Tony Shalhoub to Orange Is The New Black’s Lea DeLaria) and fine, gorgeously colourful animation (but what did you expect?), this looks like it should be the last of the Cars movies, so please, a moment’s silence, and get ready for a grease and oil change.
Yeager is now an improbable fugitive, and he hangs out in South Dakota with a bunch of Transformers voiced by John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and others, and heaps of typically frenzied stuff happens before Cade and Bumblebee are whisked off to England where no less than Anthony Hopkins takes the money and runs as Lord Edmund Burton, who knows all about an impending apocalyptic thingie that only Cade and the Transformers can avert. Thrown in Laura Haddock as brainy academic Vivian Wembley (who, as this is a Hollywood movie, has to be squashed into a tight Only a true Transformers dress as soon as possible), geek could make proper details that don’t make sense sense of the wildly unless you’ve seen each overcooked plot (although entry in the series a dozen only a true Transformers geek would dare sit through times (noooooooooo!!!) Part 5 anyway), but we begin and the usual and unending apocalyptic-smash-‘em-up with an explanation of how finale, and you’ve got the most the clanking robots were infuriating blockbuster of the mixed up with Arthurian season. legends, and Stanley Tucci pops up as a drunken Merlin. But wait: yep, you guessed it, Then we’re into details about a Transformers-hating make way for another sequel hinted at in an inexplicable world where the WTF, bit during the end credits, and sorry, TRF (Transformers despite the fact that this one Reaction Force) keep them has so far proven the least under control - except, somewhat pointedly, in Cuba, financially successful of the Transformers titles. And stop where series regular John the world! I want to get off!!! Turturro overacts in a few
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When Lightning decides to start training again, he’s forced to work with new and pushy sponsor Sterling (Nathan Fillion) and is teamed with sprightly rookie Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo), and although Mater (Larry The Cable Guy) keeps enthusiastically turning up for loud encouragement, Lightning feels like he’s past it. But is he? Well, as this is a Pixar movie you can’t quite be sure, and while it all seems to be moving in an enjoyable if standard direction, don’t get too comfortable.
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TRINITY SESSIONS 15TH BIRTHDAY By Robert Dunstan
Trinity Sessions, a regular series of music concerts held at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, is celebrating its 15th year of operation in 2017 and have some exciting events planned. BSide Magazine spoke to Roger Freeman who, alongside partner Yvonne, curates the concerts held at the church and began by asking how it all came about.
“Occasionally you have to be a bit selfish,” Roger laughs. “I’d got back into going to see live music in the ‘90s after a bit of a break from it and, as I was getting older, I was getting a bit over going to pubs and thought there had to be something better. “And because Church Of The Trinity has always been quite a liberal one, I thought I wouldn’t mind seeing some live music put on there,” he continues. “So I talked to them about it – I don’t think they really understood quite what I was getting at at first and neither did I really – and it all went from there after I’d spoken to Pete Arthur of Junior – it was Pete who came up with the name Trinity Sessions after The Cowboy Junkies’ album – and Sue Arlidge who was managing Fruit back then. “And when we first started it up we had no idea what it be like,” Roger continues further. “We only had four concerts in 2002 – the original plan was to put on
one each season – but it’s grown since then and more and more people approach us about playing there.
“And I started to approach people I wanted to see play there – people like Mick Thomas and Sally Dastey,” he adds. Roger says it did take a while for some to come to terms with performing in a working church.
“I think they thought it would be a bit too formal and bit scary due to the audience being so quiet,” he considers. “Another concern was that it would have a crappy PA but we have a good sound engineer who gets a great sound. So once people started playing there and found out what it was like, they were keen to play Trinity Sessions again. And
playing in a church also meant they could pull out some of the quieter material that may not suit a pub environment.
“And some would also be surprised we had a bar,” Roger laughs, “because it just wasn’t something they were expecting to come across in a church. And then Little Seeds Catering came on board a couple of years ago to provide light snacks.” It wasn’t too long before Trinity Sessions was hosting international performers.
“The first one was Ireland’s Brian Kennedy in October of 2003,” Roger announces. “And that came about when an interstate promoter got in touch because she was looking for somewhere different for him to perform. Brian has played Trinity Sessions a few times now.
Roger goes on to say that ticket sales are ticking along nicely for two special concerts they have lined up in July to celebrate the church’s 15 years of activity.
backburner at the moment,” he adds. Roger had to think for a while when I ask what have been some of his favourite moments.
The first, on “I reckon having t a Sunday 16 July, Arlo Guthrie play re g f ts o “There are lo will feature The there because it’s e could local bands w Baker Suite, The just something you but kinda n se o ch e v a h Yearlings, Tara don’t ever think who had Carragher and would happen wanted those ion with ct e n n co Myles Mayo with with someone e m so e W s. n io ss e the second one on of that stature,” S Trinity r u fo t a th Sunday 30 July to he says. “So that also thought ld u o w t boast the talents was a special one h ig n r bands pe of Junior, Vincent’s and came about work best.” Chair, Dr DeSoto and after we’d had Kelly Menhennett Ralph McTell play and Roger says those there and his booking agent then local artists were chosen due to thought it would be the perfect place their long association with Trinity for Arlo to play in Adelaide. Sessions over the last 15 years.
and I have always wanted to have them play at Trinity Sessions,” he says. ‘So that’s another one crossed off the wish list. And another one we have recently crossed off that list is Liz Stringer because we have her coming up later in the year. “And we’ve got a Canadian couple called Madison Violet coming up too,” Roger says. “They played Trinity Sessions years and years ago when they were called Mad Violet and were one of our favourites, so we are really looking forward to having them back.”
Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, are celebrating their 15th birthday this year and will have a series of special concerts throughout the year with the first “Kelly Menhennett, for example, did two taking place one of her very early gigs at Trinity on Sunday 16 July Sessions supporting Patty Larkin,” and Sunday 30 July Roger says. “And Junior were Trinity from 4.30pm. The Session regulars in the early years first will feature and have reformed for the birthday The Baker Suite, show. And Myles Mayo from Special The Yearlings, Patrol played Trinity Sessions a lot. Tara Carragher and Myles Mayo “To be honest though, there are lots with the second of great local bands we could have one to boast the chosen but kinda wanted those talents of Junior, who had had some connection with “And I remember Vincent’s Chair, Dr DeSoto and Trinity Sessions,” he adds. “And we Darren Hanlon playing there many Kelly Menhennett with tickets also thought that four bands per years ago with Courtney Barnett and now available via Dramatix night would work best.” she ended up staying at our house for the individual shows with overnight,” Roger then quickly recalls. a special discounted price for Trinity Sessions have also hosted “So she kindly gave us a signed CD and those who wish to attend both. some tribute concerts over the a tea towel. It’s the quirky things like years with an array of local artists that you remember best. presenting a concert in homage to Where? Church Of The Trinity, 318 well-known performers. “And I recall Sally Dastey playing there Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk. and asking if she could sing The Lord’s When? Sundays 16 & 30 July from “That all kicked off when Taasha Prayer while her mum was listening 4:30 pm Coates of The Audreys, who used over the phone. So she did that and Tickets: Dramatix to play Trinity Sessions a lot in then told me her mum was so moved the early days and recorded half she was crying at the end.” of their first EP there, approached us about putting on a Gram and Roger concludes by saying Trinity Emmylou concert for charity. And Sessions have a lot coming up with we’ve since staged a few more – we Fruit playing there on Friday 3 did a Neil Young one and another to November with tickets selling so well Paul Kelly. that he hints of a second concert. “We haven’t done one for a while but there is a Paul Simon one on the
“And we’ll have Slava and Leonard Grigoryan there on Saturday 15 July
BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN By Jakam Kourasanis In the beginning, Bon Scott snarls from the front of the stage, SM58 held to his mouth with the cord draped around his arm, Angus commanding the stage like a madman, Malcolm, Phil and Mark laying down a solid foundation groove that hits ya like a juggernaut drill aimed for your skull. That was AC/DC. The real AC/DC, before drugs, drink and death took control of Australia’s most powerful rock band. Bon Scott died in February 1980, the 19th to be exact.
It was thought that Bon had taken the future of the band with him, until parents Isa and Chick, told the boys that Bon wouldn’t have wanted them to split. Less than six months after his death, his band released the massive Back In Black album, which cemented their place in rock history. Scott’s death hit the band hard, the album was a tribute to him, and the all black cover was a sign of a band in mourning (the band’s name and album titles were embossed on first vinyl releases).
With AC/DC’s future currently uncertain, fans are eager to hear classic AC/DC played live. A lot of deeper cuts the band recorded with Bon haven’t exactly been played with Brian (there are some, yes, and Axl Rose has sung a few with the band), but these songs never gained their rightful place in AC/DC’s often predictable set-lists. These set-lists, which deter fans from buying new live releases, hardly get touched until the band releases a new album, takes out the old album’s singles, places the new album’s singles in, shuffles the order and goes out on the road and tours. AC/DC’s influence in rock is undeniable. Everybody from thrash metallers Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Scott Ian (Anthrax – who has Malcolm and Angus tattooed on him), hard rockers like Slash, punk rockers Dropkick Murphys, as well as new bands who have sung the bands praises (Robert Ortiz – Escape The Fate). 26
James Morley (bassist for The Angels, 1989-92) is a lifelong AC/DC fan, and has spearheaded the Bon But Not Forgotten tours for the past six years.
James said he came up with the idea about five or six years ago. “I wanted to do something for Bon’s birthday [Sunday 9 July] and have it as big as possible,” he says.
This year’s line-up mirrors the 2011 one, albeit without guitarist Mick Adkins. The line-up has also included members of AC/ DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo, The Poor, The Choirboys, Screaming Jets. “Most of our musos are accomplished musicians,” James, who got his start in Perth, drumming for cover bands during his teenage years, after picking them up at the age of nine, says. James says he professionally got into music at 16.
Angels albums Beyond Salvation (1989) and Red Back Fever (1991). The Poor frontman Anthony ‘Skenie; Skene is on vocals, and YouTube sensation and guitar equipment manufacturer SoloDallas is playing lead guitar.
Morley says he got Simon, Mark and everyone involved because he wanted to keep it as true to the real AC/DC as possible.
“Even with its revolving line-up, Mark’s been there most years and I’ve been there every year,” he said. “There’s only so many songs you can do, so we change the line-up around, get in other AC/DC fans, those who grew up with it, to keep it fresh and interesting. “Everyone adds their own
“There’s a few little flavour to the songs songs AC/DC too, which is good,” James never played live an says. “There’s been a lot of d a few we wan people involved, but this ted to do ourselve year is the quintessential s. line-up. I keep in touch There’ll be a few with Mark and Simon surprises ther e regularly and I see Skenie for diehard A C/DC around every time I’m fans.” in Brisbane. He’s a mad
“I kicked over to the bass, playing in bands around Perth,” he reveals. “One of James’ early bands was a covers band who played “mostly Angels, AC/DC and probably Midnight Oil.”
Around this time, The Angels were looking for a bass player. “I heard [bassist] Jim [Hilbun] was leaving, so got hold of the band and said I was interested, I got an audition, and fell in from there. Because of my old band, I knew all the songs,” he adds. Former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright (1983-89) and bassist Mark Evans (197577) are the band’s rhythm section. Wright provided the drums to the albums Fly On The Wall (1985), Who Made Who (1986), Blow Up Your Video (1988) before Chris Slade took over in late 1989. Evans played bass on the albums TNT (1975), Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976), Let There Be Rock (1977).
Former Angels’ bassist James plays rhythm guitar. Morley appeared on The
Bon Scott fan and did the first one with us with Dave Gleeson five years ago. “It’s pretty easy to get a line-up together and it’s all what we want to do. Filippo and I have been talking on-line for a couple of years and he’s the closest I’ve ever heard anybody to Angus Young and he knew how I played like Malcolm, so it was bound to come together.
“We’ll do the usual Let There Be Rock and Whole Lotta Rosie, all the hits. There’s a few songs AC/DC never played live and a few we wanted to do ourselves. There’ll be a few surprises there for diehard AC/DC fans.”
Bon But Not Forgotten will be celebrating Bon Scott’s birthday by playing the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 6 July with tickets via the venue or Oztix. Where? Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh When? Thursday 6 July Tickets: Oztix
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You have to be there. Many would have likely noted that the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, have recently been availing themselves of Facebook’s live option and have been going live on the now quite popular social media site and regularly streaming some of their music happenings, which, let me tell you, are many and varied
somewhere it’s a gentle wave goodbye and if they are returning home it’s a nice welcome back. Occasionally, however, I will shake my fist at the people sitting in cockpit and shout quite loudly, “Think about what you are doing to the pub’s internet system.”
surfaced on Facebook and someone in Pt Lincoln had immediately commented that they were some 650K “Being there is what makes away yet were still able to a live performance special somehow experience the for those who are there on gig. the night experiencing it,” Dino had said. “Technology So that can only be a Anyway, I digress is yet to capture that good thing. Another good somewhat. But let that all because you can listen to aspect is that you could sink in as it flies past you. a record or watch a video be elsewhere in the pub The hotel began doing so but it’s never going to – such as the toilet, in a while ago but initially At first I pondered upon the be the same as actually the beer garden waving experienced some teething pub’s idea of sending out being there when it was all or cursing at the planes problems – all seemingly live video as I felt it may happening. Being at a live constantly passing you sorted now – due to an make people stay at home alleged intermittent and not frequent the venue show is something you can by overhead or even never replicate because completely outside the internet connection in that quite as much but have it’s all about being in the pub ordering from the inner western suburbs area since had second thoughts. moment.” food truck of the day – and which, I have reason to Whenever I see such live with the aid of portable believe, was most likely due footage I now often wish The other great thing mobile phone device, to the low-flying aeroplanes that I was there taking it about the pub putting still be watching the that can often be seen all in as nothing can beat out live video of some of performance taking place swooping the pub’s beer actually being there. their shows is it can reach out in the ‘tin shed’. garden. people who could not Dino Jag echoed similar possibly get there as much As an aside, I often wave sentiments about the live as they tried. This was to the people in the planes music experience when brought to my attention as they swoop overhead I recently chatted to him recently when live whenever I am at the about his upcoming show Wheatsheaf as I figure Songs In Key Of Soul with footage of a Dr DeSoto gig at the pub suddenly that if they are going the interview magically
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4pm on Sunday 9 July with tickets via OzTix.
St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Wednesday 5 July with special guests Ryan Martin John and Tom West. DUSTIN TEBBUTT
Adelaide’s Tom Redwood, now based in sunny Melbourne, has announced a huge national tour for his Cold Mother Night album which will bring him to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with his illustrious band on Thursday 29 June with Vic Conrad & The First Third as special guests. IN HEARTS WAKE
Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Mitchell have joined forces to create the Distant Call tour which lands at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 1 July and it will brings the two songwriters together which has them sharing the stage and band, swapping songs with Alex The Astronaut as special guests and tickets via the venue or Oztix. GRIGORYAN BROTHERS
Bryon Bay’s In Hearts Wake will be bringing their metalcore intensity to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 11 July with tickets via the venue or OzTix with Japan’s electronictinged Crossfaith, Polaris and Sheffield’s While She Sleeps serving as very special guests. JACOB DIAMOND
WA’s Jacob Diamond will be bringing Docks, the first single from his debut album, when he ducks and docks into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George
CHARLIE MARSHALL & THE CURIOUS MINDS NHATTY MAN Melbourne’s Charlie Marshall Ethiopia’s Nhatty Man and & The Curious Minds have a Gara will be joined by Local sublime new album, Sublime, Revolution when they play and will be bringing it to the Nexus Arts at North Tce’s Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Lion Arts Centre from 8pm on St, Thebarton, on Friday 28 Saturday 1 July with tickets via July with Work Horse and then <eventbrite.com>. to Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Saturday 29 July THE VEEBEES with Thanes and Mogerlain The VeeBees are heading back with an easy $10 entry at each. to town from Canberra and NSW to play some VB-inspired GOLD CLASS punk rock at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, with Meatbeaters, Perdition and The Toss from 9pm on Saturday 8 July.
Melbourne quartet Gold Class will be fresh from a European tour when they bring their classy post punk offerings to Singer Paul McLoone will the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 join many original members Waymouth St, Adelaide, from (guitarist and chief songwriter 8pm on Thursday 6 July with John O’Neil, his brother tickets via Moshtix and special Damien (guitar), bassist guests Fair Maiden and Deep Michael Bradley and drummer Red, Billy Doherty), when Northern Irish punk band The THE WEEPING WILLOWS Undertones make their first Alternative country act The ever tour to Australia to play Weeping Willows will have the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Brad Butcher and Harry Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday Hookey with them when they 9 July with The Systemaddicts play the Wheatsheaf Hotel, and Green Circles as special 39 George St, Thebarton, on guests and with tickets on sale Saturday 1 July. The Weeping via the venue or OzTix. Willows and Brad will also be at McLaren Vale’s The Singing TRAPT Gallery on Friday 30 June.
Armed with a new ABC Classics album, Songs Without Words, Grigoryan Brothers (Slava and Leonard) will be presenting it at Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter American rockers Trapt are City Sounds from 7.30pm on heading down under for Saturday 15 July with tickets their first ever tour and will via <dramatix>. be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, SHIRAZZ JAZZ BAND Melbourne’s Shirazz Jazz Band Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 5 July with Terminal Zero and play swingin’ Dixieland jazz and will be doing so when they Baltimore Poet as special guests and tickets via the swing into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, venue or Oztix. for a return performance from
HITMEN DTK Sydney-based legends Hitmen DTK are still as solid as a rock and will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Saturday 22 July with Pro-Tools and Meatbeaters as special guests and tickets via the venue or OzTix.
with a chuckle. “I was bowling that night too but wasn’t privy to the conversation Wally had with Eddie.”
I saw The Meanies in action last year when they played A Day On The Green alongside Jebediah, Spiderbait, You Am I and Something For Kate with the Adelaide leg at Peter Lehmann Wines in the Barossa Valley marking a special anniversary for the long-running outdoor event.
THE MEANIES THE MEANIES By Robert Dunstan Quite legendary Melbourne band The Meanies have announced what will be their final tour for the very foreseeable future so BSide Magazine had what turned out to be a very informal chat to singer Link Meanie. “Yeah, I’m moving over to Spain and getting married,” he begins. “So who knows when The Meanies will tour again.
“I may come back at some stage and we’ll do some shows but it won’t be for some time,” he adds. Does the move also spell the end for your other band, Sun God Replica?
“Once again, who knows?” Link responds. “It will certainly make shows for either band very few and far between. But I’d like to think everything was still open and the options to do something were still there.” Link is looking forward to making his home in Spain.
“I already know a lot of people over there due to various tours,” he says. “And, obviously, through my partner. So I definitely won’t be lonely although I will miss my friends back in Australia. “My first plan for Spain is to get settled, get a bit domestic and look for a job,” Link says. “I’ll just be taking a break although I do have a bunch of new songs I’ll eventually do something with.
“The only other time I’ve ever taken a break from music was when The Meanies stopped playing in the mid ‘90s,” he adds. “And I went completely crazy for a while and had to start doing music again. So I’d imagine I’ll eventually get something happening.” Spain has always been responsive to Australian bands with Bang! Records releasing albums by The Drones, Beasts Of
Bourbon, The Scientists and more with many touring that territory.
“Impacto Records also put out the Sun God Replica album [The Devil & The Deep] in Spain,” Link also points out. “And they are great although it’s more of a hobby label.” The Meanies formed in 1988 and have since toured the world, played three Big Day Out festivals, had their songs covered by other bands on a series of singles in 2008 and are regarded by many, including Frenzal Rhomb, as influential. The Meanies now boast a long legacy and enjoyed many highlights. “Well, it has been something like 30 years,” Link laughs. “It’s all a bit of a blur really but doing things like playing with Bad Brains and getting up to sing with them a couple of times stand out.
“I had an absolute ball on that tour,” Link announces. “We were so well looked after by the organisers. The camaraderie between all the bands was just great too because they were all bands we had played with heaps of times over the years. “So they are all good friends and a good time was had by all,” he adds.
Link then announces that he was still in bed and about to put his socks on. “Sorry, where were we?” he then asks when his mission is accomplished.
I’ve forgotten as I had an image of you putting your socks on and then thought of something a young Elvis Presely once said. Asked if stardom had changed him at all, Elvis responded by saying that he still had to put his pants on one leg at a time.
“It’s all a bit o f a blur but doing thin gs like playing with Bad Brains and ge tting up to sing with th em a couple of tim es stand out.”
“And working with [Sub-Pop producer] Conrad Uno in Seattle was great because it was the first time we’d been overseas,” he continues. “Conrad was such a relaxed, easy-going chap it was a real pleasure.”
“I guess other highlights have been playing with such a lot of great bands over the years,” Link adds. “Opening for Pearl Jam on their first Australian tour was great as we were playing to such huge crowds.” Legend has it – and it was documented in Wally Meanies’ chapter in the book Rock Reader Volume 1: Underneath The Riffs – that a young Eddie Vedder had seen The Meanies when they played in Seattle and, while out bowling with the band after the show, had asked if his group ever toured Australia, would The Meanies be along for the ride.
“That’s how the story goes,” Link responds
“Ha, is that where that saying comes from” Link asks with a laugh. “I’ve always wondered but I can now imagine Elvis saying it.”
Did I not see somewhere that The Meanies recently released a box set?
“A box set? Oh, I’d like one of those,” Link laughs. “No, we didn’t put out a box set but Poison City did re-release a lot of our stuff last year.” Link says he has too many fond memories of Adelaide to easily recall any particular highlights.
“We always have a really good time in Adelaide but I guess what sticks out most is hangin’ with the guys from Meatbeaters [Stan, Ock, Splodgie and Staf],” he announces. “I’ve had some great times with Ock at parties over the years.”
The Meanies will be hitting Enigma Bar, 173 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 14 July with Rat Catcher and The Toss as special guests and tickets via Moshtix. Where? Enigma Bar, 173 Hindley St, Adelaide When? Friday 14 July Tickets: Moshtix
FRIDAY 21 JULY STORMZY (UK) at Thebarton Theatre SATURDAY 22 JULY Hitmen DTK (Sydney), ProTools and Meatbeaters at Governor Hindmarsh
THURSDAY 29 JUNE Tom Redwood (Melbourne) and Vic Conrad & The First Third at Grace Emily
FRIDAY 30 JUNE Big Scary, Cub Sport and DJ CC:Disco at Governor Hindmarsh La Bastard (Melbourne) and Kitchen Witch at Grace Emily The Weeping Willows and Brad Butcher at The Singing Gallery (McLaren Bale) SATURDAY 1 JULY Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Mitchell at Governor Hindmarsh La Bastard (Melbourne), Hana & Jessie Lee and St Morris Sinners at Exeter Hotel The Weeping Willows, Brad Butcher and Harry Hookey at Wheatsheaf Hotel
MONDAY 3 JULY Clare Bowen (Nashville) at Her Majesty’s Theatre
WEDNESDAY 5 JULY Trapt (US), Baltimore Poet and Terminal Zero at Governor Hindmarsh Jacob Diamond (WA) at Wheatsheaf Hotel
THURSDAY 6 JULY Gold Class (Melbourne), Fair Maiden and Deep Red at Grace Emily Bon But Not Forgotten (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 7 JULY Tora (Byron Bay) at Jive Death Bells (Sydney), Glass and Draining at Edinburgh Castle Hotel
SATURDAY 8 JULY The VeeBees (NSW), Meatbeaters, Perdition and The
Toss at Hotel Metro
WEDNESDAY 26 JULY Little Mix (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre Jon Stevens (Sydney) and Kate Ceberano (Melbourne) at Her Majesty’s Theatre
SUNDAY 9 JULY The Undertones (Northern Ireland) and The Systemaddicts at Governor FRIDAY 28 JULY Hindmarsh Charlie Marshall & The Shirazz Jazz Band (Melbourne) Curious Minds (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel and Work Horse at Wheatsheaf Hotel TUESDAY 11 JULY Tristen Bird & The High In Hearts Wake (Byron Bay), Crossfaith (Japan), Polaris and Country Howl (Melbourne) While She Sleeps (Sheffield) at and Ben Searcy Trio at Steins Taphouse (Nuriootpa) Governor Hindmarsh Touche Amore (US) at Fowler’s SATURDAY 29 Live JULY Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds (Melbourne), Mogerlaine and Thanes at Hotel Metro The Blackeyed Susans (Melbourne) and The Yearlings at Wheatsheaf Hotel WEDNESDAY 12 JULY Mark Seymour & The Bay City Rollers (Scotland) at Undertow (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Governor Hindmarsh 40UP (Sydney) at Jive THURSDAY 13 JULY Tristen Bird & The High Bay City Rollers (Scotland) at Country Howl (Melbourne) and Governor Hindmarsh Ben Searcy Trio at Edinburgh Castle Hotel FRIDAY 14 JULY Phil Emmanuel (Sydney) at The Wedding Present (UK) Beachouse Café (Encounter and Pink Noise Generator at Bay) The Jade Monkey The Meanies (Melbourne) at SUNDAY 30 JULY Enigma Bar The Blackeyed Susans (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf SATURDAY 15 JULY Hotel Grigoryan Brothers (Melbourne) at Trinity Sessions Tristen Bird & The High Country Howl (Melbourne) Broads (Melbourne), Alana and Ben Searcy Trio at Sails Jagt and Aaron Thomas at (Clayton Bay) Grace Emily SUNDAY 16 JULY Joe Pug (US) and Courtney Marie Andrews at Grace Emily THURSDAY 20 JULY Scott Darlow (Melbourne) at Exeter Hotel
TUESDAY 1 AUGUST Read Friends (US) at Fowler’s Live THURSDAY 2 AUGUST Pete Murray (Brisbane) at Nautilas Theatre (Pt Lincoln)
THURSDAY 3 AUGUST Pete Murray (Brisbane) at Her Majesty’s Theatre Ill Niño (US) at Fowler’s Live SATURDAY 5 AUGUST X (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh
WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST New Found Glory (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST Frenzal Rhomb (Melbourne) and Totally Unicorn at Governor Hindmarsh Ocean Grove (Melbourne), Justice For The Damned, Broken and The Beverley Chills at Fowler’s Live SATURDAY 12 AUGUST James Norbert Ivanyo (Sydney) and Dyssidia at Jive SUNDAY 13 AUGUST Starset (US) at Fowler’s Live THURSDAY 17 AUGUST Josh Pyke (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 18 AUGUST Husky (Melbourne), Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke at Jive SATURDAY 19 AUGUST Trophy Eyes (Sydney) at Fowler’s Live
THURSDAY 24 AUGUST With Confidence (Sydney) at Fowler’s Live FRIDAY 25 AUGUST Fist Full Of Rock: Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Jebediah and Adalita at Thebarton Theatre
TUESDAY 29 AUGUST Hawthorne Heights (US), Red Oaks (US), Sienna Skies and Mark Rose at Fowler’s Live FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER The Jungle Giants at Governor Hindmarsh
SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER City Calm Down (Melbourne) and The Cactus Channel at Governor Hindmarsh TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER Christopher Cross (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
GOLD CLASS Gold Class interview by Ian Messenger Gold Class are getting a lot of love these days and that is about to mushroom with the immanent release of their sophomore album Drum. About to embark on their first cohesive Australian tour audiences at The Grace Emily are about to witness this inspiring Melbourne quartet smashing a melodic and uniquely Australian take on UK’s post-punk and outsider literature. BSide Magazine had a good chat to frontman Adam Curley who is busy in Melbourne selling out venues like The Corner Hotel, and first I asked Curley about that old chestnut ‘influences’. I hear The Smiths in his voice but also Eddie Current Suppression Ring in the guitar, not to mention Interpol. But it is always feels rude to bring up stuff like that. “It’s always been a funny thing with this band, but obviously with any band people throw around names of stuff they think you sound like, but the whole idea behind the band in the
beginning and we’ve kept to it is that everyone is responsible for writing their own parts. We don’t really talk about what we want a song to sound like, or at the start of the band didn’t ever talk about what we wanted the band to sound like. . . I know that we get lot’s of UK stuff which is fine but definitely everyone in the band listens to far more Australian music than anything else. I mean I go and see my friend’s bands play and that’s about it, really,” laughs Curley.
than a music background. And I don’t play anything in the band so the words are sort of all that I have to work with. I guess in terms of thinking about the album as an album and not just a collection of songs that didn’t fit together, it’s more about the words and the themes and how they all work together and what I wanted the album to do thematically – yeah probably drawing more from books than music,” agrees Curley.
Drum is a very pared down, gritty I asked Curley about recording with his press statement production “I wanted it to be regarding the new album values more a Drum: “I wanted it to be akin to DIY record of defian ce, a record of defiance, a or those a resistance to th e resistance to the idea of unembellished idea of scramblin g scrambling for a place at Joy Division for a place at a ta a table that wasn’t set albums. I ble that wasn’t set fo for you. A sort of a love wondered if r letter to anyone who Curley had you. A sort of a lo ve not only can’t meet the a take on letter to anyone w ho standard but doesn’t this style of not only can’t m eet want to.” This position production the standard bu that informs his art as compared to the t doesn’t want to.” lyricist and singer of over-produced, Gold Class reminded highly layered, me of outsider fairy floss literature such as that offerings of so of Nietzsche, Kerouac and Bukowski. many small indie bands in Australia these days. “I’ve definitely read all of those people in the past,” laughs Curley. “I kind of “Yeah I don’t know, I don’t have much come from more a writing background of a take on it. I get surprised at
how much we get called a heavy band or a punk band. To me it’s all pretty melodic, and I think it just comes down to the fact that so much of the stuff that gets played on the radio is over-layered and built up production-wise. “For us it’s more of the fact it’s four of us, and a lot of our songwriting is about working with space and building songs out of not just noise but also the space between instruments.”
don’t want to bombard people with stuff they haven’t heard before, so it’s nice to do a half-half set I think.”
Drone’s legend Gareth Liddiard recorded Drum, which may be a surprise to some of us because he has only ever recorded his own band before and is not known as a go-to man
After recently selling out the Corner Hotel I asked Curley what the response generally has been for their live shows lately in Australia.
“In Australia it’s been good. I mean it’s kinda always been good. The thing is we haven’t really toured that much in Australia. By the time people were paying attention to our last record we’d already done a lot of trips around and played shows and we never played a cohesive tour of Australia so this one coming up is really our first one.
“We haven’t been to Brisbane in over a year and we haven’t been to Adelaide in probably the same amount of time,” he laughs. “Melbourne’s always been good but that’s partly because we built stuff up here from the very beginning, from playing to absolutely no one to shows selling out and stuff which is awesome. We get messages from people all the time asking us to come so hopefully the tour goes alright.”
It’s You was their great debut album that got a lot of respect I think for its genuineness and lack of artifice. Drum, which is a maturity of the band’s sound and certain to raise them to a new level of publicity isn’t due for release until August 18. What are audiences expected to hear on this upcoming tour of the Drum’s single Twist In The Dark? “Yeah we’re doing about half-half at the moment. We’ve played the old songs for a pretty long time but actually they’re working really well with the new stuff so it’s nice to mix it up. We
“It was really nice and he’s bit of a musical genius and a nice person to have around, and half the time he’d spend watching memes on his phone that he’s found on the internet of you know, like goats chasing each other,” laughs Curley.
Gold Class talk of dualities such as submission and authority; and repetition and propulsion. Their music is very embedded with conflict and tension, and I asked Curley if this was an idea or a vision from the start, or simply what naturally progressed out of the act of playing music. “I think it’s hard to say whether it happens naturally or not,” considers Curley. “I have an idea that everyone in the band is interested in that musically, and interested in creating tension in the music, and then also interested in writing songs in a way that then release the tension in some way, like in a chorus or something.
for producing. I asked Curley how things went getting Liddiard in recording a Gold Class album.
“It was good. He got kinda recommended to us from a friend when we were thinking about producers and we certainly wouldn’t have thought of him for the fact that he hadn’t worked with any other bands besides from The Drones. We didn’t know that it was an option. “But he was really interested in us and came and watched us practice a few times, recorded some demos, and so when we got to the studio he had a bunch of ideas already formed and how we would record some songs and what sounds we could add or what changes we could make to make it more interesting. “That’s why we thought it would be good to work with him because we knew he would be full of ideas and would probably push us in ways that were more interesting than just recording the songs live as they were. . . he was really awesome about it and was a real champion of the record from the very beginning.
“And lyrically I’m definitely interested in the push and pull of things. You know, in the world things aren’t ever one way or another way, nothing is black and white and often things that feel bad for you are also sort of an outlet. Or you can turn stuff around from being a bad situation into something that is actually liberating, or escape is a way to seek pleasure. You know, so you are both running from things and running towards things at the same time. “The record definitely is interested in that, and maybe it’s just happenstance that those lyrical ideas have matched up with that kind of music that we write. I’m not really sure to be honest. It might just come down to the fact that we’re interested in working with each other because we’re all interested in those thoughts and ideas and that kind of music.”
Gold Class will play at the Grace Emily Hotel as part of their Australian ‘Twist In The Dark’ single tour on Thursday 6 July. Tickets through Moshtix. Where? Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide When? Thursday 6 July Tickets: Moshtix
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just completed a new album, Menu Of Sin, which they will be launching as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds at Semaphore Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore, from 4pm on Sunday 23 July with no less than JJ Fields as special guest and tickets at the door.
CEREMONY Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, is set to host Ceremony: A Tribute to Joy Division – New Order from 8pm on Friday 28 July as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds and it will feature Kimonono, Mogerlaine, Last Days Of Kali, Pink Noise GREEN CIRCLES Generator, Thanes, Only Objects and Craig Division with tickets via Moshtix. AMC HALL OF FAMERS AMC Hall Of Famers, Dave Blight, Chris Finnen and Trev Warner, will be backed by the AMC Combo when they play Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Friday 30 June with Taco Cat food truck parked out the front tickets at the door or via <trybooking. com>. The same line-up also plays Bridgewater Inn, 387 Mount Barker Rd, Bridgewater, on Saturday 8 July with tickets also via <trybooking.com> and at Stone Pony at Willunga’s Wirra Creek Music from 7pm on Friday 21 July. GOOD WINTER The Porch Sessions are set to present Good Winter: An Ode To Bon Iver at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Wednesday 19 July which will feature Timberwolf, Jesse Davidson, Ollie English, The Winter Gypsy, Katie Miller, Bjear, Zen Panda, Delia Obst & Dom Symes, Sophie Orchard and Dan White with tickets via Moshtix
Blue Stockings, and it’s to be a free entry affair at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 12 August with their guests being none other than Wild Rocket and Ponytail Kink as well as Emily Wyatt.
SONGS IN THE KEY OF SOUL Dino Jag, currently enjoying great success with his Breakthrough EP, and Gail Page, a former contestant on The Voice, have teamed up to present Songs In The Key Of Soul HELPLESS as part of Umbrella Winter City Following great past successes, Sounds at The Arkaba Hotel, Tom West and friends will 150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullerton, again be presenting Helpless: on Friday 14 July with tickets via The Songs Of Neil Young at Moshtix or at the door for $35. the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on THE SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS Saturday 8 July with tickets via the venue or Oztix. CAFÉ TROPPO Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Sq, Adelaide, boasts great organic food, craft beer, old-fashioned cocktails, seasonal tapas and natural wines and, as well as regular events, has live acoustic music and a brand new menu on Friday evenings from 6pm with Tom West on Friday 23 June and PJ Michael on Friday 30 June. FIDEL’S
As part of Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Guitars In Bars, Green Circles have asked Post War to join them at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Friday 14 July.
Fidel’s is an alternative music and arts club situated at 66 Wattle Ave, Royal Pk, which happens from 4pm until 8pm on Friday evenings and also on the second and fourth Sunday of each month with SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA donations at the door. The As part of Adelaide Guitar second Sunday of the month Festival’s Guitars In Bars, serves as a session to which legendary Adelaide band anyone is invited to roll Sympathy Orchestra will be up while there is a special playing in intimate acoustic concert each month with the mode at Boomers On The next taking place from 4pm Beach, Mosely Sq, Glenelg, from on Sunday 23 July featuring 2.30pm on Sunday 23 July. Yellow Blue Bus, Vagaband and Good In Parts. ADELAIDE ROLLER DERBY
DAVE BLIGHT & MICK KIDD Dave Blight and Mick Kidd have Adelaide Roller Derby has
launched its 2017 season with the next bout to be from 6pm on Saturday 8 July at Wayville’s Adelaide Showgrounds. ARD are also excited to announce that in 2017 they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary (that’s a whole decade of rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’!) throughout the year culminating in a special birthday celebration event on Saturday 16 September.
THE SUNDAY REEDS
The Sunday Reeds have announced another gig to launch yet another single,
Adelaide’s The Shaolin Afronauts, who have performed at Glastonbury in the past, will take to the stage of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, as an 18-piece ensemble as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds on Thursday 27 July to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Quest Under Capricorn with tickets via the venue or Oztix. BOB & ROBB
Soursob Bob and Courtney Robb have teamed up as Bob & Robb to play the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from around 4pm on Sunday 2 July. BLUES & BOWLS Adelaide Bowling Club, 15 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town, hosts Blues & Bowls on the last Sunday of each month from 2pm with $10 tickets at the door (or $8 for club members) and Sunday July 23 to feature Rhythm & Julz and Sunday 27 August to feature The Blackhawks. FRUIT Much-loved Adelaide group Fruit have agreed to reform to play Trinity Sessions, Church of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, from 7.30pm on Friday 3 November to help
celebrate the church’s 15th year Henderson, Tom Kalleske and as a live music venue. Tickets Pearl Tassell), have organised a via <dramatix>. free entry show in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh THE BIG BEANIE BASH Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, The Big Beanie Bash and on Saturday 15 July. Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds have come THE BURNSIDE LIBRARY together to raise money for the The Burnside Library, 401 Hutt St Centre which helps Greenhill Rd, Tusmore, is South Australia’s homeless starting a local music collection during winter and will be and looking for any South holding a unique evening of Australian musicians or bands music and beanie wearing at that would be willing to donate the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 a copy of their EP or album to Waymouth St, Adelaide, on go in it. It can be any genre of Sunday 30 July which will music. In fact, the more diverse, feature The Timbers, Banjo the better! Please contact the Jackson, Joe Man Murphy & library on 08 8366 4280 for The Gypsy Rumble, Georgy more information. Rochow and Cal Williams Jnr with tickets via Moshtix. THE ASSOCIATES Adelaide blues band The SATISFACTION Associates have announced the launch of their second album, Tales Of A Rich Girl, at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 26 August with tickets via the venue or Oztix and heaps of special guests on the night including Nick Kipridis, Paul White and more.
and will have a series of special Sundays (open from 4pm) with concerts throughout the year with the first two taking place on Sunday 16 July and Sunday 30 July from 4.30pm. The first will feature The Baker Suite, The Yearlings, Tara Carragher and Myles Mayo with the second one to boast the talents of Junior, Vincent’s Chair, Dr DeSoto and Kelly Menhennett with tickets now available via Dramatix for the individual shows with a special discounted price for those who wish to Saturday evening now reserved attend both. for private functions which can be made by calling the bar on 0405 THE MUSES’ POP UP RECORD 005 447. BAR The Muses, established in RACHAEL LEAHCAR 1968, was one of Adelaide’s Rachael Leahcar has announced longest running record stores a concert at the Governor but successfully went online a Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, few years ago but is now back Hindmarsh, SA, on Sunday 19 as a bricks ‘n’ mortar store at November to present songs from Espresso Royale, 357 Magill her new album and more with Rd, St Morris, which is open tickets via the venue or Oztix. from 9am until 4pm weekdays (not Tuesdays) and Saturdays from 9am until noon selling VINYL SOUL new and secondhand vinyl, Local Adelaide podcast, Vinyl bargain DVDs, CDs, turntables, Soul, was awarded national accessories, gifts and more with prize for Best Literature, Arts new stock every week! & Music Podcast when Cast The long-running Satisfaction FRIDAY NIGHT FREE FOR ALL Away Awards ran the first ever – The Stones Show now has The front bar of the Governor UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Australian podcast evening a even dozen consecutive sold Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Four-piece band Until Further in Sydney at the Giant Dwarf out shows under their guitar Hindmarsh, now has a new open Notice, which features Rob Theatre. Aiden Grant hosts and straps so are looking at making mic evening known as Friday Scott and saxophonist Carol producers his music focused it 13 when they play the Night Free For All with free Andersen and who present podcast in Adelaide and his Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port entry and all welcome from classic rock, R&B and soul in podcast also supports local upRd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 8pm. If you’d like to get onstage, the front bar of the Governor and-coming bands from Adelaide 12 August with special guests email <fridayfreeforall@ Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, with previous artists including Acoustic Fix and tickets via the thegov.com.au> to reserve a Hindmarsh, every Tuesday Bad//Dreems, Motez and venue or Oztix. spot. afternoon have now scored a Nakatomi to name but a few. free entry evening gig in the SCOUTED THE GOV’S VARIETY SHOW front bar from 8.30pm on ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018 Presented by Music SA as The Gov’s Variety Show has Saturday 26 August. It’s been less than a month part of Umbrella Winter returned to the front bar of since the 2017 Adelaide Fringe City Sounds, Scouted, a the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 NOOK NOSH finished, but organisers are chance to discover some of Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on the already on the hunt for a key SA’s best unsigned talent first Saturday of each month, piece of marketing for next year’s including Young Offenders, an array or performers of all festival. Graphic designers from Alana Jagt, Tom West, Bec persuasions, a 9pm start and all over Australia and across the Stevens, Electric Fields, Mane, entry via donation. globe are being invited to submit Battlehounds and more to be their ideas as part of the 2018 announced, will be happening RECLINK COMMUNITY CUP Adelaide Fringe Poster on Friday 28 July at an array of This year’s national Reclink Competition which is offering a live music venues in Adelaide’s Community Cup boasts The $2,000 cash prize and free event East End. Go-Bewteens’ Streets Of Your registration to the winning artist. Town as its theme and will For more information, please visit PORCHLIGHT PARADE be coming to Norwood Oval, <adelaidefringe.com.au>. The Parade, Norwood, on the afternoon of Sunday 16 July. Boutique small bar Nook Nosh, THE BRITISH HOTEL TRINITY SESSIONS’ 15th 111 Unley Rd, Unley, features The British Hotel, 13 North Pde, BIRTHDAY CONCERTS live acoustic sounds from Port Adelaide, boasts a fine dining Trinity Sessions at Church Of 5pm on Sundays and has a room with a new menu and a As part of Umbrella Winter The Trinity, 318 Goodwood courtyard area at the rear. Pop wine of the month along with free City Sounds, Porchlight Rd, Clarence Pk, are celebrating in for sips ‘n’ nibbles from 3pm entry live acoustic music from Parade (the folksy trio of Kate their 15th birthday this year on Wednesdays through to 6pm on Fridays. 37
THURSDAY 29 JUNE Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Arkaba Hotel – Sporty’s Bar: Quiz Thursdays (7pm) Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-A-Long Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (7-10pm) Dog & Duck – Brillz (9pm) Gaslight Tavern – Swap Team Jam (free entry) Gilbert St Hotel – live music with free entry from 7pm Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with free entry from 8.30pm Grace Emily – Tom Redwood and Vic Conrad & The First Third from 9pm Hampstead Hotel – KG’s Quiz Wiz (7pm) Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Lion Hotel – Bloky’s Boys (free entry from 8pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon to 2pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live jam from 7.30pm PJ O’Briens – DJs (10pm) Royal Family Hotel (Pt Elliott) – open mic night Wheatsheaf Hotel – SCALA: The Idea Of Light, Andy & Marta and Zac Eden from 7.30pm FRIDAY 30 JUNE Ambassadors Hotel – live music from 5.30pm Aussie Inn Hotel (Hackham) – live music (from 7pm) Brew Boys (Regency Pk) – Open Mic from 5pm British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free entry live music from 7pm Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live music from 6pm by PJ Michael CASAblabla – live funk and soul band from 11pm with free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music Dog & Duck – Chunky Dip and Holly J (9pm) Duck Inn – live music from 7pm Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Enfield Hotel – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (6pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm
Fidel’s Bar (Royal Pk) – open from 4pm Gaslight Tavern – live band from 8pm Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Big Scary, Cub Sport and DJ CC:Disco and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: open mic from 8pm Grace Emily – Kitchen Witch, La Bastard and Satan’s Cheerleaders with free entry from 9pm Hackney Hotel – Courtyard Sessions (7pm) Halfway Hotel – live music from 7pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – original bands from 9pm Hotel Royal – Vinyl Fridays with DJ Delta and DJ Pero (5pm) Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ (8pm) North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 7.30pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from 8.30pm Payneham Tavern – live music from 7.30pm Plant 4 (Bowden) – Five from 5 with acoustic music from 5pm Publishers Hotel – After Work live jazz from 5.30pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 5pm Ramsgate Hotel – DJ Scotty B, Manov and Bollocks (9pm) Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jaki J Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 8pm Slug ‘N’ Lettuce – resident DJ Jay Bangers The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm The Singing Gallery – The Weeping Willows and Brad Butcher Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music from 8pm Warradale Hotel – live music from 8.30pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Hall Of Famers: Dave Blight, Mick Kidd and Chris Finnen with the AMC Combo and tickets at the door Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 6pm) Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm
SATURDAY 1 JULY Belgian Beer Cafe – live acoustic music (5pm) Blue Gums Hotel – DJ Mitch (8pm) CASAblabla – live soul band from
Federal Hotel (Semaphore) – live music from 4-8pm Gilbert Street Hotel – acoustic blues (2pm) Glenelg Football Club – live music (4pm) Grace Emily – Courtney Rob and Soursob Bob from 4pm Hotel Metro – eclectic DJ from 4pm Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub – live music from 2pm Mile End Hotel – live music from 3pm Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music midnight with free entry prior to from noon – 2pm 10pm Clovercrest Hotel – live band from North Adelaide Hotel – Vogue Duo Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic 7.30pm Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – music from 5pm Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Live Duo (9pm) Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live Sessions from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from music (from 4-8pm) 3pm Dog & Duck – The Dog Presents Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live from 7pm music from 4pm Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse Semaphore Workers Club – live with live bands and Djs blues from 4pm Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – (9pm) Findon Hotel – live band from 9pm live acoustic music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) Gaslight Tavern – live bands – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm Governor Hindmarsh – Main Wheatsheaf Hotel – Don Morrion’s Room: Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Raging Thirst with free entry from Mitchell and Front Bar: live band 4pm with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Donnarumma, Luke Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm) Louie Trio and Ollie English Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from MONDAY 3 JULY 8pm Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Hotel Metro – live original bands Mondays from 7.30pm from 9pm Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ Nantale Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions (8pm) Governor Hindmarsh – Lord MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake Palmer Hotel – open mic from 2pm Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob’s Pink Moon Saloon – live music BBQ Jam (free entry from around from 5pm 8.30pm) PJ O’Briens – live band from Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends 10.30pm Pretoria Hotel (Mannum) – DJ from (free entry from 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters 9pm Trivia from 6.30pm Ramsgate Hotel – DJ (10pm) Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA: Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jabel Union Hotel – Reggae On from 8pm Emerging Artists from 7.30pm Victoria Hotel – live band from 9.30pm Waterloo Station Hotel – karaoke from 8pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – The Weeping Willows, Harry Hookey, Small Town Alien and Brad Butcher from 8pm with tickets at the door Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 9pm
TUESDAY 4 JULY CASAblabla – DJ Bertie spinning jazz, soul and funk from 7-10pm Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge blues jam with special guests (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders (free entry from 7pm) Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: American Appalachian Folk Sessions from 7pm SUNDAY 2 JULY Grace Emily – Pub Bingo with eyes Bacchus Bar – Bachata By The down from 7.30pm Beach (3pm) Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Crown & Anchor – Sunday Tuesday from 8pm in front bar Rubdown Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm) music from 4-9pm Port Dock – open mic evening Duck Inn – duck in for some live Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam music from 3pm Duke Of York – free entry Sunday Beer Garden Sessions from 2pm until 10pm and Infinity Sundays with DJs from 4pm with $5 entry El Greco (Pt Adelaide) – The Greek Beach Boys
WEDNESDAY 5 JULY Austral Hotel – hip hop and R&B DJ from 9.30pm Brecknock Hotel – Open Mic Night
CASAblabla – Salsa Colonel Light – Open Mic Night Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Thomas Williams (7pm) Crown & Sceptre – Brazuca Brazilian Party with $5 entry Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Trapt (US), Baltimore Poet and Terminal Zero and Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – cold Coopers from 4pm until close and Move2Live from 6pm Hotel Metro – live original music from 9pm Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Night La Boheme – The New Cabal (free entry from 9.15pm) Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free entry from 8.30pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon-2pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted by Elder Conservatorium Of Music with free entry from 7.30pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night The Highway – Open Mic Night Union Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge (8pm) Wheatsheaf Hotel – Jacob Diamond (WA), Tom West and Ryan Martin John THURSDAY 6 JULY Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-A-Long Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Coopers Ale House Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Gaslight Tavern – The Swap Team Jam (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 7pm with free entry Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Bon But Not Forgotten and Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with host Billy Bob with free entry Grace Emily – Gold Class (Melbourne), Fair Maiden and Deep Red from 8pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm La Boheme – Mike Bevan Brazilian Trio (free entry from 9pm) Lion Hotel – Bloky’s Boys (free entry from 8pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon to 2pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live jam from 7.30pm Royal Family Hotel (Pt Elliot) – open mic night Southwark Hotel (Thebarton) – Open Mic from 7pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Sime Nugent and Emily Davis
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Helpless: The Songs Of Neil Young and Front Bar: live band with FRIDAY 7 JULY free entry from 9pm Ambassadors Hotel – live music Grace Emily – The Systemaddicts from 5.30pm and The Saucermen and someone’s Blue Gums Hotel – live music from significant birthday from 9pm 5pm Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel Boomers Café (Glenelg) – Friday Hotel Metro – original bands from Funk from 7pm with free entry 9pm with free entry British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free Jive – Little Captain (CD launch), entry live music from 6pm The Luke Louie Trio and Eli Belle Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live from 8pm music from 6pm MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake CASAblabla – live band from 11pm North Adelaide Hotel – live music with free entry prior to 10pm from 8pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) Wheatsheaf Hotel – Haystacks – open mic and jam night from Calhoon and Bones Alexander with 7.30pm with house band free entry from 9pm Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm SUNDAY 9 JULY Crown & Sceptre – YOYO with DJ Crown & Anchor – Sunday Tr!p Rubdown from 7pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live Cam’s Karaoke (7-11pm) music from 4-8pm Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic Duke Of York – free entry Sunday music from 7pm followed by Beer Garden Sessions from 2pm karaoke until 10pm and Infinity Sundays Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – with DJs from 4pm with $5 entry Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from El Greco (Pt Adelaide) – The Greek 9pm Beach Boys Gaslight Tavern – live bands Fidel’s Bar (Royal Pk) – friendly Governor Hindmarsh – Saloon Bar: open music session with al welcome Irish Sessions and Front Bar: open from 4pm mic from 8pm Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic Grace Emily Hotel – Shambolics, St blues from 2pm Jude and Ben Gel & The Boneyard Governor Hindmarsh – Main Saints with free entry from 9pm Room: The Undertones (Northern Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Ireland), The Systemaddicts and Lounge from 7.30pm Green Circles Hotel Metro – live original bands Grace Emily – Don Morrison’s from 9pm Raging Thirst and Haystacks Jive – Tora (Byron Bay) from 8pm Calhoon Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music music from 8.30pm from noon – 2pm Payneham Tavern – live acoustic Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music from 7.30pm music from 5pm Plant 4 (Bowden) – Five from 5 North Adelaide Hotel – Vogue Duo with acoustic music from 5pm Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Prospect Town Hall – Club5082’s Sessions from 3pm Winter Music Festival with Muddy Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live Road and Mick Kidd with free entry music from 3pm from 7pm Publishers Hotel – live music from Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live 3pm music from 5pm Semaphore Workers Club – live Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm with $10 entry blues from 8pm with $10 entry Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic acoustic music from 4-7pm music from 5-8pm Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – live Three Brothers Arms music from 4pm (Macclesfield) – live music Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) Wheatsheaf Hotel – Ray Smith & – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm Friends and Chris Finnen from 9pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Shirraz Jazz with free entry Band (Melbourne) from 4pm Woodville Hotel – live music and Wheaty Brewing Corps third Yankalilla Hotel – live music from birthday. 7.30pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm) SATURDAY 8 JULY CASAblabla – soul and funk band MONDAY 10 JULY from midnight with free entry prior Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music to 10pm Mondays from 7.30pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live Duke Of York – Monday Night music from 4-8pm Karaoke Sessions Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse Governor Hindmarsh – Balcony Gaslight Tavern – live bands Bar: Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe
Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm The Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm)
TUESDAY 11 JULY CASAblabla – DJ spinning jazz, soul, funk and more from 6.30pm Crown & Sceptre – Vex On The Decks Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Comedy with $5 entry Fowler’s Live – Touche Amore (US) and guests Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge Blues Jam with special guests Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders (free entry from 7pm) Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: In Hearts Wake (Byron Bay), Crossfaith (Japan), Polaris and While She Sleeps (Sheffield) and Front Bar: American Appalachian Folk Sessions from 7pm Grace Emily – Risky Quizness Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Tuesday from 8pm Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam The Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm)
WEDNESDAY 12 JULY Austral Hotel – hip hop and R&B DJ from 9.30pm Brecknock Hotel – Open Mic Night CASAblabla – Salsa Night Colonel Light – Open Mic Night Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Thomas Williams from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – Brazuca Brazilian Party with live band, DJs and $5 entry Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Bay City Rollers (Scotland) and Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – Move2Live from 6pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Night La Boheme – The New Cabal (free entry from 9.15pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon-2pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted by Elder Conservatorium Of Music with free entry from 7.30pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night The Highway – Open Mic Night The Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free entry from 8.30pm)
its 30th anniversary at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 11 November with special guests The Garden Path and tickets via the venue or Oztix. TRISTEN BIRD
JUST ANNOUNCED WINTERSTEADY 2017 Going Steady Music will be presenting the second edition of Wintersteady on Saturday 22 July as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds, and it is to boast interstate and local acts such as Wolf & Cub, Party Dozen, The Black Heart Death Cult, Sacred Shrines, The Dunes, Glass Skies, Sons Of Zoku, The Asteroid Belt, Druid Fluids, The Bleeding Flares, The Howling Fog and Little Dust along with a host of Three D Radio presenters spinning tracks during the festival. Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, and the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, are the venues involved with it being a ticketed event at Crown & Anchor (tickets via Moshtix) and free entry at the Exeter Hotel. There will also be a free entry Wintersteady 2017 launch party on Friday 21 July at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, featuring Thanes and Avant Gardeners. CITY CALM DOWN
it up by playing a licensed allages show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Sunday 13 August with tickets on sale from Wednesday 21 June via Moshtix. THE AINTS
Presented by Feel Presents, Ed Kuepper, of The Saints, has reformed The Aints with Peter Oxley (Sunnyboys), drummer Paul Larson (The Celibate Rifles), keyboard player Alister Spence and a guest brass section as The Aints 2.0 to present the songs from The Saints’ iconic debut album and more on a national tour and will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 10 November with tickets via the venue or Oxtix. THE STEMS
Melbourne rockers City Calm Down, accompanied by The Cactus Channel, have a new single, Blood, and are heading out on tour with the bands playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 2 September with tickets on sale via the venue or Oztix.
STARSET Presented by Select Touring and Blue Murder, American darkwave outfit Starset have announced their first Australian tour with the band set to finish
Perth’s The Stems, featuring original members Dom Mariani, Julian Matthews and Dave Shaw will be joined by Ashley Naylor (Even and RocKwiz OrKestra) and Davey Lane (You Am I) when they perform their At First Sight Violets Are Blue album in full to celebrate
Melbourne’s Tristen Bird is returning to town with his band, The High Country Howl, armed with a new album, Yonder Comes The Sun, which was recorded in Melbourne, Muscle Shoals and Memphis and will play Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds to launch the first single, Anywhere You Wanna Go, from 8pm on Saturday 29 July with special guests Ben Searcy Trio as well as regional launches in the Barossa Valley at Steins Taphouse, 28 Barossa Valley Way, Nuriootpa, from 8pm on Friday 28 July and Sails at Clayton Bay from 1pm on Sunday 30 July. RICH DAVIES & THE LOW ROAD Folk rockers Rich Davies & The Low Road are on tour and will be dropping into the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 5 August. As an added bonus, they will have Adelaide’s Craig Kelly on bass duties and Rachel & Ben as special guests.
CHRISTOPHER CROSS Ride like the wind to grab tickets for Christopher Cross, known for such songs as Sailing and Arthur’s Theme, when he plays the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 5 September with tickets available via the venue or Oztix. MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Pennsylvanian Goth metalcore outfit Motionless In White have announced a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 21 November as part of their Graveyard Shift tour with
special guests Crown The Empire and tickets via the venue or Oztix.
THE NEW DEAD VIII Metal festival The New Dead VIII will hit Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, from high noon until midnight on Saturday 7 October with a huge line-up of Brujering, Lock Up, Abramelin, Napalm Death, Alkira, Truth Corroded, Blunt Shovel, Voros, Orpheus Omega, Earth Riot, Hidden Intent, Dark Cell, Black Rheno, Hubrid Nightmares and In Malice’s Wake with tickets via Moshtix.
BROADS Melbourne noir country crooners Broads (Kelly Day and Jane Hendry) have released Vacancy and will be launching it as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, from 7pm on Saturday 15 July with special guests Aaron Thomas and Alana Jagt tickets via <stickytickets.com.au>.
HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS American post hardcore band Hawthorne Heights have announced an Australian tour with River Oaks (Shane Told from Silverstein, playing songs from Silverstein and his solo work), Sienna Skies and Mark Rose to play their first two albums, 2004’s The Silence In Black & White and 2006’s If Only You Were Lonely in full at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Tuesday 29 August with tickets via Moshtix. THE TEA PARTY Ever popular Canadian rock trio The Tea Party have announced a tour with a show at Thebarton Theatre on Thursday 2 November to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Transmission album with tickets via Ticketmaster.
Songs In The Key Of Soul, TRAPT, The Meanies, Trinity Sessions, Bon But Not Forgotten, Weeping Willows, Gold Class, Cinephile, Gig Guide and...
Published on Jun 29, 2017
Songs In The Key Of Soul, TRAPT, The Meanies, Trinity Sessions, Bon But Not Forgotten, Weeping Willows, Gold Class, Cinephile, Gig Guide and...