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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.

AROUND THE TRAPS

AROUND THE TRAPS HANA & JESSIE-LEE’S BAD HABITS

Following a sold out album launch for Southlands, Hana & JessieLee’s Bad Habits are set to do it all over again at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 2 September and invited Kelly Menhennett and her band to join them as well as Alison Coppe & The Janes with tickets on sale via Moshtix. TIM MOORE Well-travelled troubadour Tim Moore will wind up at national tour by hitting the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 27 July at which he will have Maired Fagan as special guest. Tickets at the door or via Moshtix. SOUTH COAST WINTER SESSIONS South Coast Winter Sessions is set to take place from 7.30pm on Friday 21 July at Aldinga Institute Hall, 23 Old Coach Rd, Aldinga, and will feature the varied line-up of award winning trio Lazy Eye, Spirit Of Alondray and The Cherry Pickers with the hall boasting a fully licensed bar and tickets via Moshtix. TODD SIBBIN Todd Sibbin will be joined by his band when he launches a new album of musical goodness called J.I.C at a free entry affair at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 22 July with Ryan Martin John (and his band, no less) as special guests. 2

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Grid have asked singer songwriter Ryan Martin John and his band to join them for a gig as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s Guitars In Bars at The Platform, a regular monthly evening of original music at Railway Hotel, 247 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 29 July with an easy entry free of $5 and with the added bonus of having Matt Reiner of The Dunes serving as the evening’s special DJ.

DAVE BLIGHT & MICK KIDD Dave Blight and Mick Kidd have 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. 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 as part

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 such great local bands as Kimonono, Thanes, Pink Noise Generator, Craig Division, Only Objects, Mogerlaine and Last Days Of Kali with tickets via Moshtix.

EDITOR: Robert Dunstan CONTRIBUTORS: David “Mad Dog” Bradley, Ian Messenger LAYOUT: Ian Messenger COVER: Charlotte Padbury

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2 > AROUND THE TRAPS 8 > THE BLACKEYED SUSANS 16 > ANGOURIE RICE Presented by Mr V Music, Young Modern are set to play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 25 August alongside The Dust Collection and Safari Set with tickets via the venue or OzTix. DEAN FOREVER Adelaide’s Dean Forever have been in touring mode recently but will be playing a $10 ticketed show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Thursday 3 August to launch their latest offering, Could This Be OK?, with special guests Ryan Martin John and Abbey Howlett. SCOUTED Presented by Music SA as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Scouted, a chance to discover some of SA’s best unsigned talent including Young Offenders, Dyspora, Alana Jagt, Hunt, Tom West, Bec Stevens, Maggie Rutjens, Electric Fields, Ollie English, Mane, Nakatomi, Timberwolf, Battlehounds and Rin McArdle, will be happening on Friday 28 July at an array of live music venues in Adelaide’s East End. There will also be food trucks and the $20 ticket includes entry to all venues. Festival wristband: $20 + bf ($30 at the door) available from www. musicglue.com/scouted

17 > HITMEN DTK 19 > CHARLIE MARSHALL 20 > CINEPHILE 22 > BROADS 23 > MICK KIDD & DAVE BLIGHT 26 > WINTERSTEADY 28 > BOB’S BITS / UGLY KINGS 30 > HEADING TO TOWN 31 > TRISTAN BIRD 34 > AIR 35 > SCOUTED 36 > AROUND THE TRAPS CONT. . . 38 > GIG GUIDE 44 > GOLD CLASS

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THE BLACKEYED SUSANS By Robert Dunstan Six-piece Melbourne-based ensemble The Blackeyed Susans are coming to town for the first time in many years – it was likely when they released a box set about five or six years ago – and will be armed with their first studio album, Close Your Eyes & See, in many years. Beginning as a hobby band formed by some member of The Triffids, including late singer David McComb, the band has endured many line-up changes, several changes of location – they moved from Perth to Sydney in the late ‘80s and are now in Melbourne – but have somehow managed to weather any storms.

Bass player Phil Kakulas is the band’s main songwriter and it was he BSide Magazine spoke to early one Sunday morning a few nights after the band had played a special show at the National Gallery Of Victoria as part of the gallery’s current Van Gogh exhibition.

and working with The Drones. Paul Kelly and Courtney Barnett.

“And having Graham Lee and JP in the band again has really brought a new freshness to it,” Phil says. “That was never the intention in the beginning but Graham’s pedal steel is all over the album. He thought his parts out very well.” JP, of Hungry Ghosts, has served as a fine replacement for Dan Luscombe. “Yes, because they are both really fine instrumentalists,” Phil says. “And they are both individualists but both very sympathetic to what each song needs. So all those factors came to bear with this album.

“And as I was writing the songs I was thinking, “Hey, these would sound great played by The Blackeyed Susans and sung but Rob’. But, to me, the songs are still at their best when Rob is singing them.”

The world-weary song I Don’t Dance (Anymore) is something I could imagine Rob expressing.

“It’s a great arrangement that starts off with a Shepard tone which creates an auditory illusion. It gives the impression it’s constantly descending in pitch but, in fact, it never reaches the bottom.”

“And I was also lucky enough to have a bunch of songs that I thought Rob [Snarski] could sing,” Phil says. “And I knew they were songs that the rest of the group would connect with. It was a bit of a case of having nothing to lose in many ways and, because of that, any intentions were really pure.

“We’re really happy with the new album and think it’s been really worth the wait,” Phil begins. “It’s gone down really well and the launch gigs have mostly sold out.

“And some of that came from writing some pieces about the craft of writing songs for The Melbourne Review,” he adds. “It really rekindled the whole idea of why I love songs so much – the mysterious union between words and music.”

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“No, they just start off as songs and is never my first intention,” Phil notes. “But it’s something I think about during the

“And a few things really came together for Close Your Eyes & See,” he continues. “Dan [Luscombe], as the producer, was really instrumental in shaping the album and that’s because he knows the band inside out having been a member before going off

process although I never think, ‘What song would next suit Rob?’ There’s less choice than that.

Do you write songs with Rob in mind to deliver them for the band?

“It is, yeah,” Phil laughs. “It’s a song about me and where I was at at the time but Rob really connected with it and the same level. The songs really do come to life when he sings them.” I Asked My Mother has a kind of drum’nbass feel although it does not sound at all dated.

“That song was entirely created in the studio,” Phil says. “But the funny thing is, when you boil that rhythm down it’s almost quite Latin – almost Astor Piazolla. And then the horns come in and it’s almost like Ricky Martin’s nightmare.”

Rob did pen one song for the album however which is Colours Move. “It’s a great song,” Phil says. “And it’s a song that has been greatly realised by the band because it’s a great arrangement that starts off with a Shepard tone which creates an auditory illusion. It gives the impression it’s constantly descending in pitch but, in fact, it never reaches the bottom.


“It’s like an aural barber pole and if you want to know more about it, there’s a great Wikipedia page about the Shepard tone,” he advises. “And the bass on that song is playing a different rhythm and is almost circling around the rest of the instruments. So it all kind of swirls around and adds to the confusion of the song.” Phil does get to sing one of his own songs on the album in the form of the stream of consciousness piece Can’t Find The Moon.

“I didn’t go in with the intention of singing it though,” he reveals. “I had demoed all the songs with my own vocals before I gave them to the band and Rob recorded Can’t Find The Moon and did a perfectly good job of it but both Dan and JP tapped me on the shoulder and said that the demo I’d done might work better.

“So they asked me to do it, which I did,” Phil says. “But I don’t know – I was quite happy with what Rob had done with it. And it’s essentially a song about where I live and the kind of characters you might encounter on any given Autumn afternoon.”

I was just about to suggest Can’t Find The Moon is a bit Dylanesque but Phil beat me to it by saying, ‘It’s a bit Bob or course’. “Actually it’s more than a bit Bob because it very definitely has that feel,” he continues. “And I’ve been listening to his The Basement Tapes a lot recently – I grabbed that box set that came out – and I really love it. And I like the fact it was recorded with no expectations. They just thought they were making a bunch of demos for song publishers that would never be released so there’s a certain joyful playfulness about it.

“The worse things happen when you sit down to write a specific song,” Phil suggests. “For me the best stuff happens when I’m just

having fun and not thinking about it too much.”

The album includes a bonus offering, Glumpy, which comes after a few minutes of silence.

“That was an experiment,” Phil says. “I’ve always been fascinated by robotics and artificial intelligence and the influence of technology on our lives. So those kind of ideas were coming into my head and I was thinking about the notion of a machine being able to express emotions and breaking down as a result. “And the second part of it is from the human side with both those ideas coming together,” he says. “But what’s most interesting about that hidden track is that the rhythm comes from a toy from a McDonalds Happy Meal and its battery was going flat.

The Blackeyed Susans will be bringing their new studio album, Close Your Eyes & See, to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Saturday 29 July (with The Yearlings as special guests) and a two-set matinee from 4pm on Sunday 30 July with tickets via Oztix.

Where? Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton When? Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July Tickets: Oztix

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“It was wonderful and delightful and splendid! They’re all so wonderful and talented… I remember that when I met Kirsten I said, “It’s Angourie, like ‘flowery’”, and she said, “Oh yes, I get Kirsten all the time [it should be pronounced as the more German ‘Keersten’], and so I’ll work hard to get your name right!”… And it was so warm and welcoming, so there was this wonderful community feeling on the set. There were only 8 cast members so we had this very nice family atmosphere… We had a lot of fun.

ANGOURIE RICE by MDB Angourie (pronounced as if it were spelt ‘Angowrie’) Rice was in Melbourne when we chatted with her about her role as part of the ensemble gathered for writer, director and producer Sofia Coppola’s new version of The Beguiled. She talked about working with the film’s stars and Coppola herself, and more. Plus what it’s like to be a rising Aussie star at a mere 16 years old. Angourie, you’re originally from Sydney, right?

“Yes, I was born in Sydney but I lived in Perth, and then I lived in Germany for a year and now I go to high school in Perth. So I’ve lived all over - but I’m Australian.” And your name: Angourie. Where does it come from? “Ah, it’s the name of a beach in northern New South Wales, and my grandma lives there… It’s a big surf beach.” And if you’re 16 now, how old were you when you started acting?

was retelling it, and so I studied the script and the producers gave me some materials about what life was like for young girls during the Civil War… “I haven’t seen the original, but now that I’ve completed the film maybe I should.”

Did you get the chance to be in this film on the strength of your first film in America, The Nice Guys [alongside Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling]? And did you get that role on the strength of the Aussie apocalypse drama These Final Hours?

“I never went to America to audition or to have meetings. I never sort of went there for my career, and instead my career just sort of took me there. I’m really very lucky.” How did Sofia cast you?

“I did an audition… I actually auditioned for the role of Amy [played by Oona Laurence in the end, as the girl who finds Colin Farrell’s wounded soldier], but they thought I was a bit too old… And then I auditioned for Jane, the role I eventually got, and there was all this back and forth about whether I was going to get it, and I kept on thinking, ‘Come on, I want to do this!’ Sofia was great to work with and I’m very happy that I got to be involved in such an amazing project.

“I was about six.”

Had you also seen Sofia’s other movies as director? The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation, Marie Antoinette, Somewhere and The Bling Ring?

“I have not, no. Sofia said that she didn’t want it to be a remake of that film, and so I suppose I decided to respect that. She

How was it working with the stars? Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin?

As for the film: have you ever seen director Don Siegel’s original The Beguiled from back in 1971, and starring Clint Eastwood?

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“I had and I’m a huge fan, and my Mum is as well. I haven’t seen The Virgin Suicides actually, but I’ve seen all the others and I love them.”

Sofia’s films can be very deliberately paced [some might say slow - but they’d be wrong], so how is it working as an actress on such a film?

“Hmm… It was never boring, no, and the pacing makes sense, and you need it - you need that subtlety.” And what have you been working on since The Beguiled wrapped?

“I’m going to be in a movie called Every Day, which is based on a book for young adults. That starts shooting soon [and note that she also has a small role in Spider-Man: Homecoming but she didn’t reveal that when this interview was conducted].”

And finally: all these movies we’re talking about - These Final Hours, The Nice Guys, Jasper Jones and The Beguiled - are all pretty dark, so do you think of yourself as someone who specialises in darker-hued movies? Or might we be seeing a hilarious comedy starring Angourie Rice sometime soon? “A comedy would be fun, but I just want to be involved in great stories… A comedy would be fun though. I’ve been very lucky… In my mind I think of myself as a teenage girl who goes to school, just like everyone else, and my hobby is acting and that takes me across the world sometimes, and that’s fantastic. In the eyes of my friends and family I’m not a Hollywood movie star: I’m just Angourie. “When I sit at home and eat dinner and watch TV and pat my dog I’m just me, and going to a normal school and having a wonderful supportive family really keeps me grounded… I’m not in it for fame or money, as that would be very unrewarding. It’s not about that.” The Beguiled is now screening at cinemas everywhere.


Johnny says. “I thought we’d have some huge hits. But the record company didn’t know what to do with us. Warners had bands like Cold Chisel and The Radiaors and there were other bands around at the time like Mi-Sex and Australian Crawl.

“But we were just a bit too alternative,” he continues. “Apparently, so they told us, we didn’t have that Aussie sound. But I would have thought that if radio at the time had picked up maybe I Don’t Mind or Oh No, we might have done okay.

HITMEN DTK By Robert Dunstan Sydney legends Hitmen have reformed and are out on a national tour with Adelaide’s Pro-Tools as special guests so we chat away to charismatic singer Johnny Kannis about their upcoming Adelaide show. “We did our last shows in 2011,” he says, “because it was the 30th anniversary of the release of our first album. We worked out we were 30 years old so thought we had better celebrate. “But the very first version of Hitmen was back in 1978 just after Radio Birdman split up and some of those guys joined us,” he adds. Hitmen – who later changed their name to Hitmen DTK to stop any confusion with an American band – hit the Sydney scene in a big way in the early ’80s. Johnny kind of got his start as a 17-year old punk by Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman asking him to MC their shows and sing backing vocals on songs such as New Race and Hand Of Law.

Legend has it that Johnny hired Mark Holden’s famous white tails suit for a show.

“Deniz had said that if I was going to MC, it needed to be with some show bizness pizazz,” he recalls with a laugh. Deniz really encouraged me to get some moves together like James Brown. And a bit of Elvis as well. ‘Treat it like showbiz’, Deniz used to say. ‘Wear a suit with tails.’

“And I’d remember reading in Creem magazine that Handsome Dick Manatoba of The Dictators used to wear a white suit,” he says. “And I remembered this hire shop in Kent St and went and hired some white tails.

“But the guy at the shop said, ‘But you gotta bring ‘em back because it’s the same tails that Mark Holden hires’. But I never took ’em back. “I was actually loathe to do so because I used to smoke cigars on stage and the tails had a few burn holes in them,” he admits with a chuckle. Adelaide’s Pro-Tools are touring nationally with Hitmen.

“So we had to play live six or seven nights a week and that was how we got a following,” Johnny says. “But we did have some industry supporters – people like Donnie Sutherland and Anthony O’Grady.”

Johnny, who says that his favourite Hitmen album is their live offering, Tora Tora DTK, then concludes by saying that “I thought we all the band’s albums are now were going readily available on iTunes.

to be huge. I thought we’d have some huge hits.”

“That came about from something I saw on Facebook from them,” Johnny says. “I think it was a link to a song which I listened to and really liked.

“So I got in touch with Pete [Howlett] and sorted it,” he continues. “And, gee, isn’t he a character. He’s a real larrikin. And I know sometimes people take him the wrong way – y’know, with his crazy sense of humour but he’s never serious. “And it’s always good to have a band playing gigs with you that’s going to warm the crowd up rather than boring them shitless,” Johnny reasons.

“We used to do a lot of great double bills back in the old Hitmen days with bands like Lime Spiders, Celibate Rifles and Psychotic Turnbuckles,” he adds.

“So I’m hoping we’ll get a crowd in Adelaide because it’s a really good line-up because Pete has got Meatbeaters on board too,” he says. “And we always through in a couple of surprise covers.

“And we haven’t been to Adelaide since whenever,” Johnny laughs. “I think it was 1980 or ’81 when we came over and played the Tivoli and the Arkaba.”

“And that includes the ‘best of’ we’ve just put out,” he says of the 17-song Solid As A Rock album that includes a live version of Flamin’ Groovies’ Shake Some Action along with songs such as I Don’t Mind, In Your Eyes and Bwana Devil as well as no less than Jimmy Barnes guesting on Elvis’ Edge Of Reality. “And I’m always having to tell people this, but St Valentine’s Day Massacre, a live album we did back in 2009, has a secret track on it,” Johnny says. “It’s our version of The Doors’ LA Woman that comes on after about seven minutes of silence. “And I hated that because hardly anyone knows about it and it’s a really good version,” he laughs.

Sydney-based legends Hitmen DTK 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. Where? Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh When? Saturday 22 July Tickets: OzTix

When I saw the band at that time, I thought I was experiencing one of the world’s greatest rock’n’roll bands. “Yeah, I thought we were going to be huge,”

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“That was great but apart from him saying he was looking forward to hearing it, I haven’t heard back from him,” Charlie laughs. “And I also gave a copy to another hero of mine because I went to a talk in Melbourne the other week by Jane Goodall, the woman who does all that great work with chimpanzees, and handed her a copy. “To me, she is almost as iconic as David Attenborough,” the science teacher says.

CHARLIE MARSHALL & THE CURIOUS MINDS CHARLIE MARSHALL & THE CURIOUS MINDS By Robert Dunstan Melbourne band Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds are soon heading to Adelaide for two shows and will be armed with a brand new album, Sublime, and Charlie begins by saying their Melbourne launch went especially well. “We did that at The Spotted Mallard with an 11-piece band,” he says. “And because we had a brass section and a conga player we did Curtis Mayfield’s Move On Up. It’s a song I’d always wanted to do live so it was a blast.” The band (Charlie alongside Clare Moore on drums, Bryan Colechin on bass, Tim Deane on keyboards and Andrew Watson on violin) is a relatively new one for the singer and guitarist who is known for the long-running and still going outfit The Body Electric.

“Yeah, I came over [to Adelaide] about a year ago with The Body Electric and that was a lot of fun and was the first time I’d played there for ages,” Charlie says. “So it’ll be good to get back there with the new band.

“And the crowds always seem pretty enthusiastic in Adelaide,” he suggests. “I dunno, but people just seem to get right into it. So we are looking forward to the two shows. And the band is sounding great at the moment. It’s often the case when you’ve had a few gigs under your belt.” Charlie says he is more than pleased with how Sublime has turned out.

“Of all the recording I’ve ever done, this is the one that’s turned out the best,” he says.

“It’s the one I’m happiest with because it sounded good straight off the bat. Y’know, sometimes things take a while for you to appreciate.

“And then there are those times when you think, ‘Oh, I should have done that bit differently’,” Charlie laughs. “But with Sublime I can’t hear anything I would have done differently at all.” Charles goes on to say that having Darren Seltmann, formerly of The Avalanches, mix the album was a bonus.

In August, Charlie and his band will be involved in a National Science Week event in Melbourne alongside Rod Quantock, Sean Whelan, Caresse Cranwell and Alcia Sometimes.

“I’ve always been a fan of Rod Quantock,” he says, “and I saw him only a couple of months back doing a darkly comic piece about the state of the world today. So I’m looking forward to that one.” Charlie says The Body Electric is still a going concern as well as The Curious Minds.

“I’ve been writing lots of new songs but I am not sure yet which band they will be for,” he says with a laugh. “I tend to “I also gave a copy write stuff and then work out what band it would suit. But to another hero of mine because whatever band puts it out it’s going to be called Loaded I went to a talk because it will be loaded with in Melbourne the uptempo rock hits.

other week by Jane “Darren, who used to play with The Body Electric Goodall, the woman “And I think it will also have quite a soulful edge,” Charlie before he took off with The who does all that then muses. “So I am already Avalanches and never came great work with pretty excited about the next back, was great and he put chimpanzees.” album and how it will turn a lot of work into it,” he out. enthuses. “Darren and I get on really well and have very “And, quite possibly, Harem Scarem, the band similar ideas about music and how it from the early ’80s I was in with my brother, should sound. Christopher, might be reforming for a few shows,” he adds. “It’s going to be a bit of a “And it’s funny about The Body Electric reunion tour thing which we’ve been talking because I once had Warren Ellis in the about because someone wants to re-release band and then he took off to London with Dirty Three and never came back,” Charlie our back catalogue.” says. ”And then I had Darren in the band Melbourne’s Charlie Marshall & The and also Robbie from The Avalanches and Curious Minds have a new album, then they pretty much did the same thing Sublime, and will be bringing it to as they took off and never came back.” the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Friday 28 July with Work Charlie then ponders whether he might Horse and then to Hotel Metro, 46 Grote have made a career with being an A&R St, Adelaide, on Saturday 29 July with person for a record company rather than Thanes and Mogerlain with an easy $10 a musician before we move onto another entry at each. topic. When the album was completed, Charlie sent off a copy to Sir David Attenborough – he thought the scientific, ecological concept album might be of interest – and was delighted to receive a hand-written thank you note from the much celebrated broadcaster and naturalist.

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illegal home casino, which takes what looks like a day or two and surely cost Another in a long list of thousands of bucks none proudly dopey American of them have. The publicity states that Radio bad-taste comedies, this Birdman are “the greatest band you never heard of” but that is almost funny, here But anyway, this isn’t quite true, as they’ve had and there, what with the unsurprisingly results in a devoted cult following since central trio of stars, but the three of them getting their formation in 1974, but it’s so thoroughgoing in sucked in by the money first-time writer/director/ its ludicrousness that co-producer/editor Jonathan and the glamour and the Sequeira’s tremendous labourthey’ve certainly got their threat of violence, as well Keyboardist Philip ‘Pip’ Hoyle is of-love doco investigates why work cut out for them. as references to Martin now a respected doctor and his they’re considered proud interviews are the most serious, Scorsese’s Casino and lots outsiders. with sweetly Aussie humour Happy and goofy of seriously silly stuff, instead offered by drummer Ron Constructed like the (naturally) marrieds before (as per usual) it all retrospective Sex Pistols study Keeley, who laughs as he recalls Scott (Will Ferrell) and runs out steam before the throwing drumsticks at Deniz. The Filth And The Fury, with Kate Johansen (Amy final act and no less than And it’s hard not to feel a little each member interviewed sorry for the guys, as they tried Poehler) are awfully Jeremy Renner turns up separately due to geographical so hard to do it their way (they close to their daughter separation and bad blood, for a meaningless bit at the wouldn’t do Countdown, they this shows that the ‘Birdmen’ Alex (Ryan Simpkins), end (and it looks like he hated Skyhooks, they wouldn’t are older and wiser but no and as well as group had fun, so surely he can turn the noise down) that they less sharp and funny, as they hugs and family-evening didn’t properly make it like bands be excused). discuss the band’s formation, that came later, including Cold Walking Dead marathons dispute the ‘punk’ label, Chisel, Midnight Oil, Sunnyboys confirm urban legends about they also really want her The first flick directed and Hoodoo Gurus. But, really, live performances making to go to the college of her (and co-written and cowithout Radio Birdman those the street outside vibrate and produced) by Andrew Jay dudes simply wouldn’t be around. choice, which turns out studio mixing-desks smoke, to be super-expensive. Cohen, who until now has and make snarky comments And it’s heartening to know that After the expected about each other as only just co-written and coRadio Birdman are still out there longtime mates can. Ferrell mugging and produced such gormless touring, and still arguing for all some plot blather to fill laffers as the (Bad) they’re worth. Bless ‘em. The Michigan-born Deniz Tek, in time, they (of course) Neighbo(u)rs duo and Mike who formed the band with Rob ill-advisedly wind up And Dave Need Wedding Younger, speaks first and often Descent Into The Maelstrom screens from Friday 21 July, (perhaps adding to more ill teaming up with Scott’s Dates, this threatens to be feeling among the others), and and details of cinemas and drug-and-porn-addicted amusing for a while - but screening times can be found he comes across as the laconic and soon-to-be-divorced keeps rolling snake eyes. at gufilmhouse.com.au and lovechild of Billy Bob Thornton descentintothemaelstrom.net pal Frank (OTT Jason and Iggy Pop, which seems Matzoukas) to set up an Mad Dog Bradley fitting as the group’s name

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comes from a misheard Stooges lyric. There’s lots of cool detail about the Sydney music scene of the ‘70s (back when a scene was actually possible as people could afford to live in the city), and plenty of photos are shown along with comics and brief animation thanks to Warwick Gilbert, who was poached from the short-lived outfit The Rats and is revealed as one of the more philosophical members.

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Broads will be gracing the Grace Emily Hotel on this occasion having previously performed at such venues at the Wheatsheaf Hotel and Hotel Metro as well as once playing in a city warehouse for a special show staged by EcoCaddy. “Yeah, we’ve never played the Grace Emily before – I’ve never even stepped foot inside the place – but we’ve certainly heard a lot about it,” Kelly says. “So that’s another reason we are looking forward to coming back.” Aaron Thomas and Alana Jagt will be on the bill for Kelly and Jane’s Adelaide show.

“It’s always hard picking supports [for a show interstate] because you never quite know what they’ll be like – it can often go a number of different ways,” Kelly sighs. “But we’d seen some of Aaron’s stuff and then a lot of people started to recommend him to us. And both Aaron and Alana seem so lovely and are very enthusiastic about playing with us so we can’t wait to actually meet them. “It’s so nice to have people playing with you who are keen and excited,” she enthuses. Kelly says that she will be keeping herself busy when Broads go into a hiatus in September.

BROADS BROADS By Robert Dunstan Melbourne’s Broads, a noir country act featuring Kelly Day and Jane Hendry, released Vacancy earlier in the year and are currently touring the album with their band which will bring them to Adelaide for a show as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds. BSide Magazine spoke to Kelly Day over the telephone early one morning and, after asking if she was having a nice day, suggested Broads must be buoyed by the great reception Vacancy has received with the offering being named Album Of The Week on radio stations RRR, PBS and Edge FM. “All that’s been great,” she says. “And it’s still picking up some good reviews even though we launched it a while ago [back in February]. So it’s great that it’s still kicking along.” Broads first release was an EP but Kelly, who toured extensively in 2012 with Henry Wagons for the release of his Expecting Company album, suggests they wanted to step it up a notch for Vacancy.

“It’s a bit more fleshed-out,” she says, “because we got some other players in for about half the songs. There’s a couple of guitar players [Matt Dixon and Dan Lethbridge] and a drummer [Sarah Galdes] and bass player [Alex O’Gorman]. This, in turn, has led to Broads becoming less of a

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“I’m going to go back to doing some solo gigs which is where Broads came from in the first place,” she says. “And a couple of friends want to start up a punk band with me for something fun and different.

duo act and more of a full band.

“It’s kind of evolved into that and we’ve done all our launches for the album as a six-piece band so they are coming with us to Adelaide,” Kelly reveals. “We still get referred to as a duo – and we still are in some sense – but we now play as a six-piece band. “And we’ll have Tristan Courtney on bass for Adelaide and we’ve just got a new drummer in,” she adds. “That’s Ben Wiesner who often plays with The Audreys and a lot of other different people.” Broads will shortly begin a pregnant pause.

“I also want to start working on the next Broads album,” she continues. “And that way Jane can just come into the studio whenever she wants. So I’ll be making my own baby while’s she’s making a baby.”

The singer concludes by saying she tends to take care of much of the duo’s going to go songwriting.

“I’m back to doing some solo gigs which is where Broads came from in the first place. And a couple of friends want to start up a punk band with me for something fun and different.”

“The idea was to tour the album and then look at booking some festivals for summer,” Kelly laughs. “But Jane has fallen pregnant and will be having a baby at the end of the year so we’ve booked shows until the end of September and we will then go into hibernation for a bit until next year.

“We’ll push Jane along until September but we’ll take advantage of the time we can’t be gigging by writing songs and probably do some recording,” she adds. When Broads came to town in 2015, they had Adelaide’s Koral [Chandler] in support mode after having seen her play in Sydney. Koral has also just given birth to a baby boy, Ernest, with partner Tom.

“We know, we know,” Kelly enthuses. “And Koral has been Jane’s role model because we’d been watching what she’s been doing while she was pregnant.”

“Unfortunately, we don’t have too much time to collaborate as Jane works during the day and often has really long days,” Kelly reveals. “So most of the time I write the songs, do some harmonies and make demos and send them to Jane to see what she thinks. And then we just tend to take it from there.”

Melbourne’s noir country crooners Broads (Kelly Day and Jane Hendry now augmented by a full band) 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 and with tickets via <stickytickets.com. au>. Where? Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide When? 7pm Saturday 15 July Tickets: <stickytickets.com.au>


a wonderful opportunity. And while I often felt like it was just like being in Australia, when you look around you realise you’re not. It feels like you’re home but you’re not. “I mean the light switches are different and the cars are on the wrong side on the road,” he laughs. “You really have to watch out for that when you go to cross the street.”

MICK KIDD & DAVE BLIGHT MICK KIDD & DAVE BLIGHT By Robert Dunstan Guitarist and singer Mick Kidd and harmonica player Dave Blight have been working as a duo for a while now and following the release of Good Enough For Me, are all set to launch a new recording, Menu Of Sin, as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds and Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Guitars In Bars. BSide Magazine caught up with Mick and Dave late one cold afternoon at a place where dark ales were the order of the day. And, as often occurs when interviews are conducted in a pub, there was a fair array of small talk before the three of us got down to the mission at hand.

“Yes, we need to talk about The Menu Of Sin,” Mick laughs before downing the remains of his dark ale and heading off to procure another round. “We’re really pleased with the title,” he says upon his return to the table with three dark ales in hand. “And the album came about because some of the songs – and that was one of them – we’d had lying around for a couple of years but hadn’t recorded them.

to the last one, Good Enough For Me, we did together,” Dave notes. “And it is more than just a blues album because the songs have a different kind of stamp to them. Mick uses a resonator guitar on about five or six songs and it’s just given it a whole different feel.

The duo has engaged JJ Fields (Sav, formerly of The Streamliners) as the opening act at their upcoming CD launch and ironically he will be off to Memphis next year, alongside Steve Brown Band, as the local winners in this year’s Memphis Blues Challenge.

“And we’ll likely have another crack at “It’s got a much more swampy sound than that competition another time,” Mick says, the last one,” he suggests. “And, with me “because I think it’s important singing a couple of tunes, “We did the last that it’s not the same old faces it has more variety. It’s just upped the ante a bit more.” one on Mick’s little entering every year.” The album, which was yet to be mixed when we spoke, was recorded locally at Ca$hel St Studios.

digital recorder. He’d rock up to my place with a six-pack of beer and away we’d go. So Menu Of Sin is definitely more thought out.”

“That’s down at Pasadena and is run by Marty Jones,” Mick says. “And Marty often does the sound at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, especially on the COMA nights on Monday evenings, and was the sound engineer back in the days when I was playing with The Blues Train about 10 or 20 years ago.

“He’s a great engineer and we’ve always kept in touch,” he continues before suggesting that the duo has refined their sound a little more by using up to three or four microphones at a time during the recording process. “It’s just to get it sounding sweeter without being sterile,” Mick says.

“It’s just about getting a bigger, fuller sound “And Menu Of Sin in keeping with the album’s down on a record,” Dave agrees. “I mean, theme because it’s a song about revenge,” we did the last one on Mick’s little digital Dave says with a twinkle in his eye. recorder. He’d rock up to my place with a sixpack of beer and away we’d go. So this new “But that’s okay because Dave wrote the one is definitely more thought out.” words and I just wrote the music for that one,” the happily married Mick is then quick The duo took out an award last year at to point out. Adelaide Roots & Blues Association’s Memphis Blues Challenge with the reward “And Dave actually sings a couple of tunes being a trip to the US and, for Dave at least, on this one,” he then reveals, “and has also the jaunt was quite an adventure. co-written a song or two with me.” “And I’ve added some backing vocals on this album which makes it a little bit different

“Yeah, I almost got cleaned up over there,” Mick admits.

“I’ve been all over Australia in my travels but that and New Zealand is as far as I’d ever got before,” he laughs. “So the US was

As for the future, Dave and Mick already have at least one festival appearance lined up for this year in October and will be looking at getting on more as summer swings into action.

“We think festivals are the way to go,” Mick indicates. “You get to play with a bunch of other people and they are a good way to sell your CDs.”

Dave Blight and Mick Kidd have 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. Where? Semaphore Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore When? 4pm Sunday 23 July Tickets: Door

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WINTERSTEADY 2017 By Robert Dunstan Following the success of the inaugural Wintersteady in July of last year at Crown & Anchor, the psych rockorientated festival is back in 2017 with a larger line-up and is to be spread across two venues, Exeter Hotel and Crown & Anchor, in Adelaide’s east end as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds. Presented by Going Steady Music (Adam Vanderwerf of The Dunes and Azz Shaw of Glass Skies), the upcoming festival boasts the first gig for a few years by muchcelebrated Adelaide band Wolf & Cub who, since forming in 2002, have played such festivals as Big Day Out, Meredith Music Festival and Homebake along with the UK’s Great Escape. “Wolf & Cub haven’t played in Adelaide since 2013,” Adam advises, “but that’s mainly because they are spread around the place. Only Joel {Byrne] is still in Adelaide. “And we’d been chasing them for a while and, luckily enough, everything aligned,” he adds. “And once they were on board Wintersteady all kinda fell into place.

“Party Dozen [the Sydney-based duo of saxophonist Kirsty Tickle and drummer Jonathan Boulet] have not been to Adelaide before but have just put out an album, The Living Man, and it’s really great,” Adam says of FBi Radio’s recent Album Of The Week. He then goes on to say that many of the artists on the bill all have new material or are about to release some. “That’s certainly the case with a lot of the local bands,” he says before suggesting

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that putting the line-up together was a relatively easy task.

Adam says they are currently on track as far as ticket sales go, (“We’ve already doubled the sales of where we were this time last year so it’s already looking pretty good,” he reveals) but is quick to point out that once the target is reached for the Crown & Anchor show, sales will cease.

“We want to keep it comfortable for everyone so they can enjoy it,” Adam reveals. “We would rather have people enjoy it than “Azz and I had started looking around oversell. And based on some for bands a while back and feedback from last year, we’ve all the local bands, apart “We’d been got the headline acts at the from Wolf & Cub of course, chasing them Crown & Anchor and have a free are ones we’ve seen play over the last year,” Adam for a while and, entry component at the Exeter.” continues. “And the bands luckily enough, He concludes by saying that a were all picked because mix-tape of many of the dozen everything they are good live and sync bands playing Wintersteady into the overall theme of aligned And 2017 is now available. Wintersteady. once they were “And [Queensland’s] Sacred Shrines came over and played at the pre-party last year and were very wellreceived so they’ve been asked this year,” he adds.

on board it all kinda fell into place.”

Speaking of pre-party, another free entry one is set to play out at the Grace Emily Hotel the night prior to Wintersteady 2017 and will feature Thanes, Avant Gardeners and Last Days Of Kali who each feature a Three D Radio presenter. Like last year’s event, Three D Radio will also be supplying presenters to serve as DJs in between bands at both Wintersteady 2017 venues.

“I’d like to think that most of the people coming along to Wintersteady listen to Three D so it’s good to have them involved,” Adam says. “And it’s a good way for listeners to put a face to the voice they hear on the radio. Names to faces and all that.

“So, once again we’ll have Melvin Melvinson [of late Friday afternoon program Drivel Drive] involved because he played such great stuff last year,” he says. “I guess the festival is all about getting as many like-minded people involved as we can. “It’s all about putting on a festival that we ourselves would want to go to,” Adam adds. “So we work hard to make it something that even if we weren’t in we’d be buying tickets as soon as they went on sale.”

“Yeah, that’s now up on Bandcamp,” he says.

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 feature 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, Avant Gardeners and Last Days Of Kali. Where? Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide (FREE) Elsewhere? Crown and Anchor Hotel, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide When? Saturday 22 July Tickets: For Crown and Anchor stage via Moshtix


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Never too old to rock’n’roll An interesting thing occurred on Sunday 9 July when Northern Irish punk band The Undertones played the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel alongside local bands Green Circles and The Systemaddicts. Very early on in the evening a couple had parked themselves right at the front of the stage and they kinda stood out as they were of a vintage that suggested they might be the doting parents of one of the members of one of the local bands. Or, perhaps, relatives of the visiting band. Anyway, as soon as The Undertones took to the stage and kicked off with Jimmy Jimmy the pair began to jig around and sing along. Their antics, which quite belied their age, was noted by many including Deborella Orbit, a strong supporter of live music who seems to get to more gigs than I do, who took this sneak photograph of them. After the gig someone got talking to them and found out they were visitors from Wales and were in Australia for the express purpose of seeing all of The Undertones’ shows. The gentleman then pointed out that the evening’s performance was the 76th time he had seen the band play which impressed me as I was experiencing them for the first time. And when Deborella posted the photo of the couple on Facebook, I ‘stole’ it and posted it

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on my personal page and also BSide Magazine’s page where it attracted much attention and more than a few of those ‘like’ things.

Strangely enough, when a friend, Lily De Leo, was taking Krash for a brisk walk a couple of days later, a couple had approached her and asked for directions to Adelaide Goal. Lily quickly recognised them from the various Facebook posts and informed them that they had become famous with them saying that surprising news made them feel quite ‘chuffed’. I don’t know if she got around to giving out the directions to Adelaide Gaol but am pretty sure that Lily may have suggested to them, seeing as they were from Wales, they might wish to go whalewatching while in our vicinity.

Anyway, I hope they have a whale of a time while in this country and enjoyed seeing The Undertones play their final gig on Australain soil in Melbourne at the Corner Hotel.

THE UGLY KINGS by Robert Dunstan Melbourne rockers The Ugly Kings have already sold out their Promised Land single launch show at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar so are looking to do the same when they tour the rest of the country including an Adelaide launch for the seven-inch single at which they will be joined by local bands Filthy Lucre, Already Gone and Moonhunter. The Ugly Kings are four powerhouse blues rockers from Melbourne, comprising of vocalist Russel Clark, guitarist Christos Athanasias, bass player Nicolas Dumont and drummer Andy Alkemade who draw on influences from an eclectic and dynamic musical background. The band made a huge impact earlier in the year supporting Airbourne around the country, with Airbourne’s main man, Joel O’Keefe saying of the band, “Great show! The Ugly Kings have really got their own thing going on and it rocks! I love all the dynamics, pushing and pulling and then always smashing it out. Great intensity and power.” Their seven-inch single, Promised Land, has now been gaining massive momentum on Spotify since release with over 11,000 plays and counting with a monthly listener growth of 10K. The song has also been included on several playlists including Stoner Rock A-Z and Bandit Rock. The quartet, who cite influences from Jack White through to Jimi

Hendrix, The Dead Weather, The White Stripes, Deap Vally, Royal Blood, The Doors, Rival Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Black Sabbath and David Bowie, offer a powerful injection of energy and emotion to the modern rock scene, formulating what can only be described as power blues. The band’s unique catchy, melodic, groove-driven, foot stompin’ rhythm and riffs lay the foundations for the deep reaching and soulful emotive vocals.

“Loud, heavy, slightly-sludgy classic rock meets blues with a modern bend, played by a band that swaggered about the stage with a distinct, but subtle, air of cool,” says Australian Guitar. “By the end, Sydney was more than happy to learn words on the fly and sing along when the front man held his mic over the mosh. The Ugly Kings are well-versed in the art of restraint, they know when to move and make the crowd get on their feet, and when to step back and let the music do the talking.” Presented by Twisted Echidna Booking Agency, Melbourne rock band The Ugly Kings are coming to town to launch their power blues seven-inch single, Promised Land, and will be doing so at Crown & Sceptre, 308 King William St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 21 July and have invited Filthy Lucre, Already Gone and Moonhunter to join them with $10 tickets at the door.


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THE MEANIES

Much-loved and quite legendary Melbourne band The Meanies have announced what may well be their final tour for the time being and 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. X

69 Prospect Rd, Prospect, with $10 tickets at the door.

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, Avant Gardeners and Last Days Of Kali.

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MELVINS

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Melvins will have no less than Redd Kross with them as special guests when they play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 4 November with tickets via the venue or Oztix from Thursday 13 July.

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 City Sounds from 7.30pm on Saturday 15 July with tickets Presented by Twisted Echidna, via <dramatix>. Melbourne rock band The Ugly Kings are coming to town to CHARLIE MARSHALL & THE launch their power blues seven- CURIOUS MINDS inch single, Promised Land, Melbourne’s Charlie Marshall and will be doing so at Colonel & The Curious Minds have a Light Hotel, 141 Currie St, sublime new album, Sublime, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday and will be bringing it to the 21 July and have invited Filthy Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Lucre, Already Gone and St, Thebarton, on Friday 28 Moonhunter to join them with July with Work Horse and then $10 tickets at the door. to Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Saturday 29 July BROADS with Thanes and Mogerlain with an easy $10 entry at each.

JOE PUG

Indie folk artist Joe Pug will wind up his Australian tour with very special guest Courtney Marie Andrews by playing a show at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Sunday 16 July with tickets via Melbourne’s noir country Legendary Melbourne punks X, the pub’s front bar. crooners Broads (Kelly led by the one and only Steve Day and Jane Hendry now Lucas, will be playing the WINTERSTEADY 2017 augmented by a full band) have Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Going Steady Music will be released Vacancy and will be Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 5 presenting the second edition launching it as part of Music August armed with a new ‘best of’ of Wintersteady on Saturday SA’s Umbrella Winter City album, X & Rarities Volume 1, with 22 July as part of Music SA’s with special guests Horror My Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Sounds at the Grace Emily Friend and The Brothers Goon and it is to boast interstate and Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, from 7pm on Saturday 15 July with and tickets via Oztix local acts such as Wolf & Cub, Party Dozen, The Black Heart special guests Aaron Thomas and Alana Jagt with tickets via GOOD MORNING Death Cult, Sacred Shrines, Prior to heading off overseas on The Dunes, Glass Skies, Sons <stickytickets.com.au>. tour, Melbourne’s Good Morning Of Zoku, The Asteroid Belt, THE BLACKEYED SUSANS are coming to town to play Druid Fluids, The Bleeding Moody Melbourne combo alongside Avant Gardeners, Fair Flares, The Howling Fog and The Blackeyed Susans will Maiden, Narrow Gaugers, Les Little Dust along with a host be bringing their new studio Goolies, Dom Trimboli & The of Three D Radio presenters album, Close Your Eyes & See, Wizards and Clamor as part of A spinning tracks during the to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 Night Of Contemporary Music to festival. Crown & Anchor, George St, Thebarton, from take place from 7pm on Saturday 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, and 8pm on Saturday 29 July 29 July at Holy Rollers Studios, the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle

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(with The Yearlings as special guests) and a two-set matinee from 4pm on Sunday 30 July with tickets via Oztix.

TRISTEN BIRD 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.


“Stefan can’t do the first night [at Steins Taphouse in Nuriootpa from 8pm on Friday 28 July] due to another gig, so I’ve got Darren Zaza in from The Tangerines on guitar because I’ve played with him heaps in the past,” Tristen says. “And for the rhythm section I’ve got a couple of my dad’s mates who are both older guys but great players as they’ve been playing for years.

TRISTEN BIRD By Robert Dunstan Melbourne-based Tristen Bird will be playing with his band, The High Country Howl, when he hits town for three shows as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds to launch Anywhere You Wanna Go, the first single from a forthcoming album, Yonder Comes The Sun. BSide Magazine caught up with Tristen whose father, Dean, is actively involved in the local folk music scene when he was on a quick visit to Adelaide for someone’s birthday celebrations. We caught up at award winning city fashion retailer Midwest Trader in Ebenezer Plc one windy morning and then went across the road for a coffee only to find they only served chai which caused us both to recall the days when chai was all too popular at folk festivals around the country. A lack of caffeine notwithstanding, we quickly got down to business and I began by asking about Yonder Comes The Sun being recorded in Melbourne as well as over in the US at Muscle Shoals and Sun Studios.

“I’ve had a studio for a while now and had set it up for someone – I’d done a massive rewire and got in a new console – to record but that fell through,” Tristen says. “So I had some songs and thought I may as well use it myself so I started to record – on my birthday back in September as it happens. “And when I first got my studio happening, because I knew Clint [Hyndman] from Something For Kate, he’d helped me set it up and even loaned me a couple of drum kits which I still have,” he continues. “When it came down to needing drums on the album, I got back in touch with Clint and said, ‘I think you’re the man to do this’.

“It’s an Americana record but I just wanted to have someone on drums who had a bit of a harder edge,” Tristen says. “There’s more of a soul and rock feel to this album than previous ones I’ve done although it still has an acoustic element.” The musician goes on to say it was a similar case when selecting a guitar player for the album.

“And that’s how I am going to do it in each state,” he reasons. “I sorta thought that rather than the expense of travelling around with a full band all the time, I’d just draw on some great players in each state.”

Tristen concludes by saying he’ll be back on town in late August for another single launch at the Grace Emily Hotel and Gawler’s Prince Albert Hotel and, with the album to be released in September, has already lined up some Adelaide shows for October.

“So Stefan Hauk came over to Melbourne for a day and got into it straight away. He absolutely nailed it.”

“I know lots of players but, once again, was looking for someone with a bit of an edge,” he says. “And then I came across [Adelaide-based guitarist] Stefan Hauk from a clip on Facebook – something BSide Magazine had put up funnily enough – and immediately got in touch with him. “I wanted someone with a blues kind of edge but still with that slightly country feel so Stefan came over to Melbourne for a day and got into it straight away,” Tristen laughs. “He absolutely nailed it.

“I was then beginning to have more of an idea about the album and I’d met Jason Isbell and his band [The 400 Unit] when they played in Melbourne last year,” he continues. “So I’d stayed in touch with the bass player, Jimbo Hart, as I’d fallen in love with his style of playing. “So I asked Jim to play bass on the album after sending him some stuff and he said he would,” Tristen says. “And it couldn’t have come at a better time because The 400 Unit were kinda winding down for a bit after lots of touring and Jim was happy to do it.

“I’ve got a date booked at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in October,” he reveals. “And, once again, I’m going to spread myself around a bit and also book in a couple of regional shows.”

Melbourne’s Tristen Bird is returning to town armed with songs from 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 with free entry from 1pm on Sunday 30 July. Where? Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide When? Saturday 29 July Elsewhere? Regional SA

“It all went from there really,” he laughs. “So I’ve now got plans to go back to America again.”

For the three Adelaide shows, The High Country Howl will be Tristen alongside some local players including Stefan for two of the shows.

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FRIDAY 4 AUGUST My Friend The Chocolate Cake (Melbourne) at Dunstan Playhouse

SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER City Calm Down (Melbourne) and The Cactus Channel at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST New Found Glory (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER Placebo (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Mark Olson (US) and Ingunn Ringvold (Sweden) at Grace Emily

SATURDAY 5 AUGUST X (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 13 JULY Bay City Rollers (Scotland) at Governor Hindmarsh Skyscraper Stan (Melbourne) at Grace Emily

FRIDAY 14 JULY The Meanies (Melbourne), Rat Catcher and The Toss at Enigma Bar Helen Perris (Sydney) at Blueebee Room The Wedding Present (UK) and Pink Noise Generator at The Jade Monkey SATURDAY 15 JULY Grigoryan Brothers (Melbourne) at Trinity Sessions Broads (Melbourne), Alana Jagt and Aaron Thomas at Grace Emily SUNDAY 16 JULY Joe Pug (US) and Courtney Marie Andrews at Grace Emily Coloured Stone (NT) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 20 JULY Scott Darlow (Melbourne) at Exeter Hotel

FRIDAY 21 JULY The Ugly Kings (Melbourne), Filthy Lucre, Already Gone and Moonhunter at Crown & Sceptre STORMZY (UK) at Thebarton Theatre

SATURDAY 22 JULY Hitmen DTK (Sydney), Pro-Tools and Meatbeaters at Governor Hindmarsh WEDNESDAY 26 JULY Little Mix (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre Jon Stevens (Sydney) and Kate Ceberano (Melbourne) at Her Majesty’s Theatre

FRIDAY 28 JULY Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds (Melbourne) and Work Horse at Wheatsheaf Hotel Tristen Bird & The High Country Howl (Melbourne) and Ben Searcy Trio at Steins Taphouse (Nuriootpa)

SATURDAY 29 JULY Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds (Melbourne), Mogerlaine and Thanes at Hotel Metro The Blackeyed Susans (Melbourne) and The Yearlings at Wheatsheaf Hotel Mark Seymour & The Undertow (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh 40UP (Sydney) at Jive Tristen Bird & The High Country Howl (Melbourne) and Ben Searcy Trio at Edinburgh

Castle Hotel Phil Emmanuel (Sydney) at Beachouse Café (Encounter Bay) Holly Rollers: A Night Of Contemporary Music: Good Morning (Melbourne), Avant Gardeners, Fair Maiden, Narrow Gauges, Les Goolies, Dom Trimboli & The Wizards and Clamor at Holy Rollers Studio (Prospect) SUNDAY 30 JULY The Blackeyed Susans (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Tristen Bird & The High Country Howl (Melbourne) and Ben Searcy Trio at Sails (Clayton Bay)

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

THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER Kreator (Germany) and Vader (Poland) at Governor Hindmarsh MAX (US) at Fowler’s Live FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER Amy Shark, Fractures and Tom West (SOLD OUT) at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER Models (Melbourne) and Machinations (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Jen Cloher (Melbourne) at Jive WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER Tex, Don & Charlie at Governor Hindmarsh 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

TUESDAY 1 AUGUST Read Friends (US) at Fowler’s Live

FRIDAY 25 AUGUST Fist Full Of Rock: Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Jebediah and Adalita at Thebarton Theatre

THURSDAY 3 AUGUST Pete Murray (Brisbane) at Her Majesty’s Theatre Ill Niño (US) at Fowler’s Live

FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER The Jungle Giants at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 2 AUGUST Pete Murray (Brisbane) at Nautilas Theatre (Pt Lincoln)

TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER Christopher Cross (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

TUESDAY 29 AUGUST Hawthorne Heights (US), Red Oaks (US), Sienna Skies and Mark Rose at Fowler’s Live

THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER Tex, Don & Charlie at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER Pond (WA), Body Type (Sydney) and Reef Prince (WA) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 21 SPETEMBER Motionless In White (US) and Crown The Empire at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER The Getaway Plan (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER Young Lions (Perth) at Fowler’s Live SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (US) at Thebarton Theatre

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TOM WEST By Robert Dunstan Adelaide’s Tom West has been pretty busy of late with lots of shows still to come including an appearance at Scouted as part of Music SA’s Winter City Sounds along with an album launch later this year. The ticketed Scouted event, held to coincide with AIR’s Indie-Con (a music industry conference which will attract music industry-types from around the world), will showcase local unsigned artists and be spread across five venues in Adelaide’s east end. Tom begins by saying that while he has been a participant in similar industry showcase events in the past, he’s never been involved in one in Adelaide.

“So yeah, it’ll be good to finally do one here, on home turf so to speak, as I haven’t done one for a while,” he laughs before going on to say how it came about. “Music SA approached my management, Sian Walden at Little Acorn Music, and it all kinda went from there,” he says. “That’s pretty much how it happened. Music SA wanted to know if I was keen and of course I was.

“I did one in Canada some time ago so I kinda know what to expect,” Tom continues. “They are different to just a normal gig –there’s definitely a place for showcases though – and it’s about certain industry people being there and seeking you out.” I mentioned to Tom that a musician friend of mine once did an industry showcase in the US and was despondent about only a few people being there until one of them wandered up at the end of the night and offered his services as a booking agent for that territory. “It comes back to that old saying that you should play every gig to the maximum because you never know just who is going

to be there,” Tom reasons. “There may be that one industry person in the crowd who likes what you are doing and can then help push your career along. You just never know.

stage Helpless once again at the Gov.

“The Gov had a cancellation so they asked if we could do Helpless again,” Tom says. “And we were pretty pleased about that – the Gov wouldn’t have asked if they didn’t think it would work – because it was a Saturday night too which was a bonus.”

“But it is heaps cool to be playing a showcase in Adelaide where you know there is likely to be lots of familiar “It comes back to Tom concludes by saying faces in the audience,” he says. that old saying he will be putting out his “And I’m pretty sure I’ll be doing album in September. that you should it as a three-piece because I’m play every gig “That was done with Toddy going to be doing it with [Dexter Jones’ drummer] Kristy Mitchell to the maximum [Todd Sibbin] setting up his who will be doing a bit of mobile studio at Thomas because you percussion and, hopefully, Ryan Hill House up near Cudlee never know just Creek – Mount Crawford I Martin John,” the musician says. who is going to think it is,” he reveals. “It’s Tom, who will be playing in the an old farm house owned be there.” front bar of the Crown & Anchor by Forestry SA but they on the BSide Magazine stage and hire it out to people so we which is where he has previously done a rented it for a week to record. Monday evening residency, reckons it will be a pretty good spot. “We pushed all the couches out of the lounge room and set up the amps in “It should be pretty busy because YEWTH the hallway and away we went,” he says also have their Scouted event at Crown & of recording with Todd and Ryan with Anchor,” he says of the stage in the venue’s Donnarumma adding some bass. main room that will play host to Young Offenders, Bec Stevens (who recently “So that was pretty cool and lots of fun,” topped Three D Radio’s Top 20 + 1 Chart Tom says. with her More Scared Than Me release) and Battlehounds. Presented by Music SA as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Scouted, Prior to Scouted, Tom will be a chance to discover some of SA’s performing at the launch party best unsigned talent including Young for Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Offenders, Dyspora, Alana Jagt, Hunt, Guitars In Bars and will then Tom West, Bec Stevens, Maggie Rutjens, be staging a few of those shows Electric Fields, Ollie English, Mane, at Gresham St’s Mississippi Nakatomi, Timberwolf, Battlehounds Moon and will then be alongside and Rin McArdle, will be happening Fractures serving as opening act for Amy on Friday 28 July at an array of live Shark’s upcoming sold out Governor music venues in Adelaide’s East End. Hindmarsh show on Friday 8 September. There will also be food trucks and the $20 ticket includes entry to all venues. “That was pretty funny as the show had Festival wristband: $20 plus bf (or already sold out before I was even asked,” $30 at the door) available from www. Tom laughs. “But it’ll be pretty good to play musicglue.com/scouted to a full room at the Gov so that’s going to be exciting.” Where? Adelaide’s East End, various When? Friday 28 July It’s also a stage Tom is highly familiar Tickets: www.musicglue.com/scouted with as he has often staged Helpless: The Songs Of Neil Young (with much help from Todd Sibbin, Ryan Martin John and David Mazzarelli) at the award winning live music venue. In fact, the team were recently requested to

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AROUND THE TRAPS continuted. . . RECLINK COMMUNITY CUP

THE ASSOCIATES Adelaide blues band The 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT FREE FOR ALL The front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, now has a new open mic evening known as Friday Night Free For All with free entry and all welcome from 8pm. If you’d like to get onstage, email <fridayfreeforall@thegov. com.au> to reserve a spot.

their 15th birthday this year and will have a series of special concerts throughout the year with the first two taking place on Sunday 16 July and Sunday 30 July from 4.30pm. The first This year’s national Reclink will feature The Baker Suite, Community Cup boasts The Go- The Yearlings, Tara Carragher Bewteens’ Streets Of Your Town and Myles Mayo with the THE GOV’S VARIETY SHOW as its theme and will be coming second one to boast the talents to Coopers Stadium (Norwood of Junior, Vincent’s Chair, Dr Oval), The Parade, Norwood, on DeSoto and Kelly Menhennett the afternoon of Sunday 16 July with tickets now available via with an after party, featuring Dramatix for the individual Billy Bob & The BBQ Boys, to shows with a special discounted be held at Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 price for those who wish to The Gov’s Variety Show has George St, Thebarton. There will attend both. returned to the front bar of also be a pre-game gig bonanza the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 at Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on the St, Adelaide, on Friday 14 July SAM AWARDS first Saturday of each month, featuring Ripley, Bitchspawn, Entries are now open for Music an array or performers of all She’s The Band and Young SA’s South Australian Music persuasions, a 9pm start and Offenders from 7pm with Awards, marking the third entry via donation. $10 tickets at the door with all year of SA’s celebration of its proceeds to Reclink. flourishing music industry. THE MUSES’ POP UP SA artists and music-related RECORD BAR WHEATY MID-WINTER BALL businesses have until Sunday 6 The Muses, established in August to enterinto the running 1968, was one of Adelaide’s via the website, with a split longest running record stores between publicly-voted People’s but successfully went online a Choice Awards, and a range of few years ago but is now back peer-voted categories here play as a bricks ‘n’ mortar store at It’s that time of the year again the Governor Hindmarsh, Espresso Royale, 357 Magill so the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Rd, St Morris, which is open George St, Thebarton, will be Saturday 12 August with from 9am until 4pm weekdays presenting its annual and now special guests Acoustic Fix and (not Tuesdays) and Saturdays quite legendary Mid-Winter tickets via the venue or Oztix. from 9am until noon selling Mystical Masquerade Ball as new and secondhand vinyl, part of Music SA’s Umbrella bargain DVDs, CDs, turntables, Winter City Sounds and Guitars THE BURNSIDE LIBRARY accessories, gifts and more In Bars from 8pm on Saturday The Burnside Library, 401 with new stock every week! 15 July with Lucifer’s Lounge Greenhill Rd, Tusmore, is and Gorilla Jones providing the starting a local music collection UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE musical entertainment. Tickets and looking for any South Four-piece band Until are limited and available from the Australian musicians or bands Further Notice, which front bar! that would be willing to donate features Rob Scott and a copy of their EP or album. saxophonist Carol Andersen TRINITY SESSIONS’ 15th It can be any genre of music. and who present classic rock, BIRTHDAY CONCERTS In fact, the more diverse, the R&B and soul in the front bar Trinity Sessions at Church Of better! Please contact the of the Governor Hindmarsh The Trinity, 318 Goodwood library on 08 8366 4280 for Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, Rd, Clarence Pk, are celebrating more information. every Tuesday afternoon,

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have now scored a free entry evening gig in the front bar of said venue from 8.30pm on Saturday 26 August. NOOK NOSH

Boutique small bar Nook Nosh, 111 Unley Rd, Unley, features live acoustic sounds from 5pm on Sundays and has a courtyard area at the rear. Pop in for sips ‘n’ nibbles from 3pm on Wednesdays through to Sundays (open from 4pm) with Saturday evening now reserved for private functions which can be made by calling the bar on 0405 005 447. RACHAEL LEAHCAR

Rachael Leahcar has announced a concert at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Sunday 19 November to present songs from her new album and more with tickets via the venue or Oztix. VINYL SOUL

Local Adelaide podcast, Vinyl Soul, was awarded national


prize for Best Literature, Arts & Music Podcast when Cast Away Awards ran the first ever Australian podcast evening in Sydney at the Giant Dwarf Theatre. Aiden Grant hosts and producers his music focused podcast in Adelaide and his podcast also supports local up-and-coming bands from Adelaide with previous artists including Bad//Dreems, Motez and Nakatomi to name but a few. ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018 It’s been less than a month since the 2017 Adelaide Fringe finished, but organisers are already on the hunt for a key piece of marketing for next year’s festival. Graphic designers from all over Australia and across the globe are being invited to submit their ideas as part of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition which is offering a $2,000 cash prize and free event registration to the winning artist. For more information, please visit <adelaidefringe.com.au>.

THE BRITISH HOTEL The British Hotel, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide, boasts a fine dining room with a new menu and a wine of the month along with free entry live acoustic music from 6pm on Fridays. RONNIE TAHENY

Following a successful concert earlier this year, Ronnie Taheney has just announced another show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 3 February of 2018. Yep, 2018. How’s that for organised? 

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THURSDAY 13 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 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 – Main Room: Bay City Rollers (Sold Out) and Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with free entry from 8.30pm Grace Emily – Skyscraper Dan (Melbourne) 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 from 7.30pm featuring Trung Doan, Sean Tyner and Mantracoda with $5 entry

FRIDAY 14 JULY Ambassadors Hotel – live music from 5.30pm Ancient World – Cobra, Neon Tetra. Shoaib and more Arkaba Hotel – Songs in The Key Of Soul featuring Gail Page and Dino Jag 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) Enigma Bar – The Meanies (Melbourne), Rat Catcher and The Toss Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke

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with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Fidel’s Bar (Royal Pk) – open from 4pm Gaslight Tavern – live band from 8pm Governor Hindmarsh –Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: open mic from 8pm Grace Emily – Reclink Pre-Game Party with Bichspawn, Young offenders and more with $10 entry 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 Jive – Timberwolf from 8pm 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 Jade Monkey – The Wedding Present (UK) and Pink Noise Generator The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music from 8pm Warradale Hotel – live music from 8.30pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Green Circles ad Post War with free entry from 9pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 6pm) Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm SATURDAY 15 JULY Belgian Beer Cafe – live acoustic music (5pm) Blue Gums Hotel – DJ Mitch (8pm) CASAblabla – live soul band from midnight with free entry prior to

10pm Clovercrest Hotel – live band from 7.30pm Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Live Duo (9pm) Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (from 4-8pm) Dog & Duck – The Dog Presents from 7pm     Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse with live bands and Djs Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Findon Hotel – live band from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Porchlight Parade with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Broads (Melbourne), Alana Jagt and Aaron Thomas Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ Nantale (8pm) MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake Palmer Hotel – open mic from 2pm Pink Moon Saloon – live music from 5pm PJ O’Briens – live band from 10.30pm Pretoria Hotel (Mannum) – DJ from 9pm Ramsgate Hotel – DJ (10pm) Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jabel Trinity Sessions – The Grigoryan Brothers (album launch from 7.30pm) Union Hotel – Reggae On from 8pm Victoria Hotel – live band from 9.30pm Waterloo Station Hotel – karaoke from 8pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Wheaty’s Mid-Winter Masquerade Ball with Lucifer’s Lounge and Gorilla Jones with tickets at the bar or over the telephone Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 9pm SUNDAY 16 JULY Bacchus Bar – Bachata By The Beach (3pm) Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rubdown Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-9pm Duck Inn – duck in for some live 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 Federal Hotel (Semaphore) – live

music from 4-8pm Gilbert Street Hotel – acoustic blues (2pm) Glenelg Football Club – live music (4pm) Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Coloured Stone (NT) Grace Emily – Joe Pug (US) and Courtney Marie Andrews (US) 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 from noon – 2pm North Adelaide Hotel – Figjam from 2pm Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music from 5pm Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 4pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm Trinity Sessions – 15th Birthday Concert with The Baker Suite, The Yearlings, Tara Carragher and Myles Mayo Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Reclink Community Cup After-Party with Billy Bob & The BBQ Boys and entry via donation from 4pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm) MONDAY 17 JULY Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Crown & Anchor – Johnny American Horse and AP D’Antionio in the front bar from 7pm with free entry Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions Governor Hindmarsh – Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm) Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA: Nick Pennington and COMA Large Jazz Ensemble from 7.30pm with tickets at the door

TUESDAY 18 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 Grace Emily – Pub Bingo with eyes down from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club


Tuesday from 8pm in front bar Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm) Port Dock – open mic evening Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam

WEDNESDAY 19 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 – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – cold Coopers from 4pm until close and Move2Live from 6pm and Good Winter (Sold Out) 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 20 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 Exeter Hotel – Scott Darlow (Melbourne) 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 – Loren Kate 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 – Rothenberg In Adelaide Poetry Reading with free entry from 6.30pm

FRIDAY 21 JULY Aldinga Institute Hall – South Coast Winter Sessions: Lazy Eye, Spirit Of Alondray and Cherry Pickers Ambassadors Hotel – live music from 5.30pm Blue Gums Hotel – live music from 5pm Boomers Café (Glenelg) – Friday Funk from 7pm with free entry British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free entry live music from 6pm Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live music from 6pm CASAblabla – live 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 Crown & Sceptre – The Ugly Kings (Melbourne), Filthy Lucre, Already Gone and Moonhunter Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Cam’s Karaoke (7-11pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Motown Connection and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: open mic from 8pm Grace Emily Hotel – Wintersteady 2017 Pre-Party with Avant Gardeners, Thanes and Last Days of Kali with free entry from 9pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from 8.30pm Payneham Tavern – live acoustic music from 7.30pm Plant 4 (Bowden) – Five from 5 with acoustic music from 5pm Prospect Town Hall – Club5082: Dukes Of Jump and James Hickey Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 5pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 8pm with $10 entry The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music Wheatsheaf Hotel – The Skeleton Club and Indiago from 9pm with free entry

Woodville Hotel – live music Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm

SATURDAY 22 JULY CASAblabla – soul and funk band from midnight with free entry prior to 10pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Hitmen DTK (Sydney), The Pro-Tools and Meatbeaters and Front Bar: live band with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Todd Sibbin album launch from 9pm Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel Hotel Metro – original bands from 9pm with free entry Jive – from 8pm MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 8pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – The Hushes (Sold Out)

SUNDAY 23 JULY Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rubdown from 7pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm 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 Fidel’s Bar (Royal Pk) – Yellow Blue Bus, Vagaband and AP D’Antonio from 4pm with entry via donation Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 2pm Grace Emily – Ty Alexander and Marcello Cole Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon – 2pm Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music from 5pm North Adelaide Hotel – Vogue Duo Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm with $10 entry Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4-7pm Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – live music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Chris Finnen and guest from 4pm with tickets at the door Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm) MONDAY 24 JULY Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Crown & Anchor – Johnny American Horse and Marcello Cole in the front bar with free entry from 7pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions

Governor Hindmarsh – Balcony 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 25 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 Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge Blues Jam with special guests Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders (free entry from 7pm) Governor Hindmarsh – 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 26 JULY Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Little Mix (UK) 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 – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – Move2Live from 6pm and Thomas Kalleske, Garden Ruin and Jack Gray from 9pm Her Majesty’s Theatre – Jon Stevens and Kate Ceberano 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)

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Hindmarsh, on Saturday 9 September with tickets via the venue or Oztix. JEN CLOHER

JUST ANNOUNCED SKYSCRAPER STAN

Melbourne ensemble My Friend The Chocolate Cake have a gorgeous new album, The Revival Meeting, and will be launching it at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, from 8pm on Friday 4 August with tickets via BASS. RICHARD CLAPTON

Melbourne’s Skyscraper Stan – he’s quite tall – will be stepping into the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 13 July with special guests being the duo of Kev Walsh and Aaron Thomas with tickets via Oztix or at the door from 8pm. ROB SNARSKI

CALIGULA’S HORSE

Rob Snarski of The Blackeyed Susans will be launching and signing his book, You’re Not Rob Snarski (Crumbs From The Cake) at Mr V Music 115 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore, SA, from 1pm on Saturday 29 July as a free entry reading and Q&A session with someone called Robert Dunstan serving as the afternoon’s MC. MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE

CHASING VELVET

Jen Cloher has announced a show at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Saturday 9 September to showcase her third album with the added bonus of Courtney Barnett being in her band and tickets via Moshtix. COLOURED STONE

As part of a huge national tour to present songs from a new album, The House Of Orange, Australian music legend Richard Clapton will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 20 October with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

MODELS Models, who have recently reformed, will have Machinations as special guests when they play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd,

Spotlight Music Group are presenting a tour by Chasing Velvet to showcase their Wings EP and they will be joined by Those Who Dream and Joy In Motion at Ambassadors Hotel, King William St, Adelaide, on Friday 29 September with tickets from <chasingvelvet. com.au>. JON CLEARY & THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN

Prepare to go dancin’ in the moonlight when Bunna Lawrie’s Coloured Stone play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hndmarsh, on Sunday 16 July with tickets via the venue or Oztix: POND

Brisbane-based progressive metal band Caligula’s Horse have announced their only headline shows for 2017 with news that they will play Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, to present song from a new album, In Contact, on Friday 29 September with tickets via Moshtix.

DIESEL Diesel will be celebrating his 30-year anniversary when he brings his 30 Year Thang tour to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 14 October with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

Psychedelic rockers Pond will be kicking off a nationwide tour with Sydney’s Body Type and WA-based hip hop artist Reef Prince when they play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 15 September with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

New Orleans-based combo Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen have announced an Australian tour that will bring them to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 24 November with tickets soon via the venue or Oztix. LESS THAN JAKE American ska punks Less Than Jake will be celebrating their 25th anniversary when they play the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 21 October with special guests Bodyjar and young upstarts Foxtrot with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

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“And then I went to visit a good friend who owned a recording studio,” Gail continues. “And I was not in a good way because I was very emotional but I ended up singing in his studio all night by the piano.

SONGS IN THE KEY OF SOUL By Robert Dunstan Gail Page and Dino Jag have teamed up to present Songs In The Key Of Soul as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds at which, backed by a stellar band of musicians, they will be performing many old soul classics with some having a new twist. The show, which has “been in rehearsal mode for the last few weeks, will also mark the first time the singers have performed together on stage. “When I first met Dino I instantly liked him because he is so giving with his music and what he does,” Gail says. “And – and I had to think about this at the time – but we are so different as artists. But as soon as we started talking about doing some old soul tunes for Songs In The Key Of Soul it all clicked. “And our rehearsals are sounding really nice so it’s going to be a pretty exciting show,” she enthuses.

The singers will also be working for the first time with most of the musicians in the band – Enrico ‘Mick MOrean on drums, Georgy K on guitar and Tristan Rodda on bass along with keyboard players Russell James and Dave Ross.

“Due to that, it’s going to give the show quite an edge,” Gail reasons, “and it’s something we were only talking about last night. A lot musicians play safe – really safe – and are often over-rehearsed. But I didn’t know any of these guys apart from Enrico so we are all open to communication.

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“And that can often be a rare thing,” she continues. “So while it’s going to be a great show, we didn’t want it to be too slick. We want the show to come together on stage and be quite raw.

“And next morning his mother walked in and threw a big chunk of cash on the table and said, ‘Here you go. You’ve just made your first album and we’re going to put it out on our label’,” she continues. “What had happened was that unbeknown to me, everything I was singing the night before was being recorded. And then they got in some heavy hitters to play on it.”

That 2007 album, Colours That Run, went on to be nominated for a number of awards.

“And Dino and I have very different “Yes, I got nominated in seven of the eight styles,” Gail takes into account. “We are categories of The Chain Blues Awards totally different but at the end of the day which, until then, I didn’t even know we are coming together for existed,” Gail laughs. one thing and that’s Songs In “I won three of “And I won three of The Key Of Soul.” them and next thing I them and next I’m doing my first thing I know I’m know Dino had made mention in ever proper gig at The doing my first another interview (issue #90 Basement in Sydney. of BSide Magazine) that he ever proper gig at would sometimes be singing The Basement in “The next thing I songs recorded by female know is that I’m a Sydney.” singers and Gail would be singer,” she laughs singing soul songs more again. “And because I usually performed by male was surrounded by all these awesome artists. musicians, when they asked about my background and where I’d played before “That’s pretty much always been the I had to admit to them, ‘Guys, I haven’t case with me,” Gail says, “because been anywhere before. You’ve got to help basically I’m a tenor. Don’t get me wrong, me and tell me what to do’. I love doing the female stuff, but Dino’s voice is working out well on those songs. “And that turned out to be a good thing that has served me really well,” Gail says. “And we’ll be doing some duets and “I was like a piece of plasticine that they we’ve got a great medley happening,” could shape any way they wanted. she says. “And while we are flying by the seat of our pants – and that’s what’s “So while I’m an older person, doing this going to make the show raw and exciting music thing is still pretty new to me,” she – we also have to really understand what concludes. each of us is doing to make it work. And, refreshingly, it’s all about the songs.” Gail Page, a former contestant on The Voice, and Dino Jag, currently enjoying Originally from coastal NSW, Gail, a great success with his Breakthrough former contestant on The Voice, now EP, have teamed up to present Songs calls SA home but still often gets back to In The Key Of Soul as part of Umbrella Sydney for shows. I was also surprised Winter City Sounds at The Arkaba to hear that Gail has only been singing Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullerton, professionally for the last decade. on Friday 14 July with tickets via Moshtix or at the door for $35. “Oh, I always used to sing and parties and muck around stuff but, no, it wasn’t Where? The Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen until 10 years ago that I started taking it Osmond Rd, Fullerton seriously,” she announces. “I was a wife When? Friday 14 July and mother. Tickets: Moshtix or the door


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GOLD CLASS

on the skins would make any wouldbe poet distraught with envy to be in a condition sans such crack-whip rhythms propelling his schtick. They’re all a bunch of really nice guys too, I got drunkened wiv dem afta da show.

LIVE REVIEW Gold Class Live Review by Ian Messenger Another amazing night of music at The Grace Emily Hotel. This time revered Melbourne post-punk quartet Gold Class towered the stage with a genuineness and punch only seen in truly great acts. Sometimes a band is more than just a band when it harnesses an energy you are at a loss to describe, nor pinpoint whence it comes. On tour with their single Twist In The Dark which will be on their upcoming sophomore LP Drum, to be released in August, we had a great insight in what to expect as half the set contained songs from Drum, and half from their 2015 album It’s You.

Lead singer Adam Curley may be said to have drawn influence from The Smiths and Interpol yet there is no doubt he is an original. Is it a high tension rally call against the finality of our human condition as it plays out in his relationships, is it a futile clawing at the moon in the sky which cannot be grasped, or does the dude just need a god damn holiday but either way Curley’s existential crisis creates a lyrical act which I don’t mind to call art. I rate these guys with a rare degree of approval, and I think everyone 44

else crammed into the Grace that Thursday night thought the same way.

Guitarist Evan James Purdey wasn’t shrinking from his duties either. A one pedal guitarist who relies not on effects to boost his presence but mere spirit. And a guitarist who I would say is uniquely Australian.

Maybe there is a lineage from that particular sound of Radio Birdman’s guitarist Deniz Tek to Purdey’s cold fire guitar via Eddie Current Suppression Ring. If Tek brought out to Australia his Detroit style of incendiary playing after an engrossment with The Stooges, and what a nice engrossment that is, succeeding generations have morphed that into a particular Australian sound. You hear it also in The Drones among other contemporary bands. The backline of Jon Shub on bass and Logan Gibson

The highlight of the night is perhaps indicative of what to expect from Gold Class in the near future. Twist In The Dark is the single of their sophomore album Drum which will be released next month, and the performance of which is as good as rockn’ roll can get, seriously. It was a moment. It was bigger than life. I was intoxicated and somehow frightened at the same time, unsure what beast they’d summoned. The Grace’s mix on the night did complete justice to this event. There, I’ve said it. Never said such things in a review before. This band’s the shit.


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