AROUND THE TRAPS
AROUND THE TRAPS SEMAPHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL
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THE SEA THIEVES The Sea Thieves have been quiet of late but will be see-sawing their way into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 6 August for a kid-friendly free entry affair at which they will have Alana Jagt as special guest. With a record number of applications, Semaphore Music Festival (to be held at Semaphore from Friday 29 September until Monday 2 October) will launch its program from 4pm on Sunday 30 July at Semaphore Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore, as part of Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Guitars In Bars (And Other Places) with performances from Hana Brenecki, Haystacks Calhoon and Cowboys Of Love with early bird tickets to the festival on sale from Monday 1 August. Check out http://www. semaphoremusicfestival.com/ to keep up to date on all the action. 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 2
are also excited to announce that in 2017 they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary (that’s a whole decade of rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’!) throughout the year culminating in a special birthday celebration event on Saturday 16 September.
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Club5082 are presenting a series of nights of free entry blues and roots music at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm on Friday 4 August (Thirty Two Twenty and Exeter Blues) and Friday 18 August (Karin Page and JJ Fields) as part of Guitars In Bars (and Other Places) and Umbrella Winter City Sounds with drink specials each night and some local restaurants and eateries (Caffe Cena, Café di Roma, Almina and Ben Hurs) offering attractive discounts to those attending the shows.
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The Big Beanie Bash and Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds have come together to raise money for the Hutt St Centre which helps South Australia’s homeless during winter and will be holding a unique evening of music and beanie wearing at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Sunday 30 July which will feature The Timbers, Banjo Jackson, Joe Man Murphy & The Gypsy Rumble, Georgy Rochow and Cal Williams Jnr with tickets via Moshtix here: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/ event/the-big-beanie-bash/95805 SALVI’S FINE GUITARS’ SWAP MEET
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SCOUTED By Robert Dunstan Presented by Music SA as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Scouted will present a great opportunity to discover some of SA’s best unsigned talent in the form of Young Offenders, Dyspora, Alana Jagt, Hunt, Tom West, Bec Stevens, Maggie Rutjens, Electric Fields, Ollie English, Mane, Nakatomi, Timberwolf, Battlehounds and Rin McArdle in Adelaide’s East End. For young Adelaide punk rock trio Young Offenders (vocalist and guitarist Kyle, drummer Leigh and bass player Ant) the music industry festival, which will be attended by a host of visiting industry figures, it’s an opportunity that comes in the wake of their return from an overseas jaunt.
“It’s a perfect show for us to do after getting back from overseas,” Ant, who returned home in time to strap on the boots for The Rockatoos for Reclink Community Cup, suggests. “The timing is just perfect. And it’s a great opportunity for us because, with all the delegates from Indie-Con being in town, you never know who might catch you play.”
As an aside, I then quickly relate to Ant the story of a friend who was set to perform at a similar showcase at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, some years ago who had been dismayed to find he would be presenting himself in front of only at handful of people. At the end of his performance, however, someone eagerly approached him about setting up some US shows.
“We’re hoping for an album but it may just be an EP,” Ant indicates. ‘We’ve got a heap of songs that are half-finished or three quarters done but then shows crop up or we’re working odd shifts and we don’t get together enough.
if you are playing to three people or three hundred, you should always play as if you are “It all takes such a long time,” he sighs, “and playing to thousands.” while I wouldn’t say it’s frustrating because we’ve been lucky enough to do a UK tour and Young Offenders enjoyed their trip overseas a few little tours around Australia, we really which they funded need to chill out together and get something “If you are themselves with much happening. help from a crowd playing to three funding campaign people or three “It’s definitely time to work on something along with a grant from hundred, you new to put out,” Ant concludes. ‘The last Arts SA which paid for album was in 2014 although we have put the flights. should always out a couple of singles since then.”
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“We felt pretty are playing to Presented by Music SA as part of privileged to be playing Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Scouted our music overseas,” thousands.” will feature Young Offenders, Dyspora, Ant says. “And we got Alana Jagt, Hunt, Tom West, Bec Stevens, to see a bit of the world as well. All of our Maggie Rutjens, Electric Fields, Ollie English, shows were in the UK, but we got to slip over Mane, Nakatomi, Timberwolf, Battlehounds and visit some other countries while we were and Rin McArdle, will be happening on there when we had a few days break between Friday 28 July at three live music venues in shows.” Adelaide’s East End. There will also be food trucks and the $20 ticket includes entry to An obvious highlight would have been all venues. Festival wristband: $20 + bf ($30 performing at Glastonbury on the stage at the door) available from www.musicglue. dedicated to the late Joe Strummer. com/scouted “Oh, yeah,” Ant enthuses. “Especially to be playing the Strummerville stage as we are all big fans of The Clash. That was fantastic. And while it was the second time I’d been to the UK and Europe it was a first time experience for Leigh.”
Kyle was born in the UK – his parents ran a live music venue and he played in a band there before they all relocated to Adelaide – but it was his first time ‘back home’ for about five years.
“Our last show for the tour was in his hometown of Deal [Kent] so that was pretty special,” Ant says. “After that, Kyle spent some time with family and friends and Leigh and I – and our friend Tyson who came with us – went to London for a few nights and hung out there.
Crown & Anchor: Three D Radio Stage – Bec Stevens from 6.10pm, Young Offenders from 7.30pm and Battlehounds from 8.50pm
Crown & Anchor: BSide Magazine Stage – Maggie Rutjens from 5.30pm, Ollie English from 6.50pm and Tom West from 8.10pm Producers Bar: Fresh 92.7 Stage – Nakatomi from 5.30pm, Hunt from 6.50pm and Electric Fields from 8.10pm
Producers Bar: Radio Adelaide Stage – Rin McArdle from 6.10pm, Alana “We also made some good contacts while we Jagt from 7.30pm and Timberwolf were over there but that was mainly with the from 8.50pm “And that’s the thing, “Ant laughs. “You just never pubs and through people we knew who are know and while it’s sometimes luck and timing,
involved in the Joe Strummer Foundation,” he continues. “We didn’t get to do a whole lot of industry networking but definitely made some good contacts for when we go back next time.” Ant says the trio are currently working on their next recording. “That’s the plan,” he laughs. “We got a couple of shows coming up after Scouted – one in August and another in
Tam O’Shanter Place: YEWTH Magazine Stage – Dyspora from 5.30pm, Heaps Good Friends from 6.50pm and Mane from 8.10pm
“We’ve been going for so long now we have a really clear idea what the Cake’s musical language is,” Helen states. “So whenever we are in the studio or at rehearsal there’s always these funny conversations where we say to ourselves, ‘Oh, that’s not really the Cake’, or even, ‘That’s a bit too Cake’, which means it sounds too much like something we’ve done before.
“When you have done as many albums as we have [The Revival Meeting is the band’s ninth offering not including a live album and a couple of compilations], it’s a fine line between creating something new and interesting and yet staying within the kind of sound we’re known for,” she then admits.
MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE By Robert Dunstan Much-loved Melbourne ensemble My Friend The Chocolate Cake are back with a new album, The Revival Meeting, and an encompassing tour that will bring them to Adelaide. BSide Magazine enjoyed a telephone conversation with the band’s cello player, Helen Mountfort, about the six-piece whose history stretches back to the late ’80s and which took its name from a song by Ya Ya Coralle. Such is MFTCC’s modus operandi that it’s not unusual to suspect each new album may quite possibly be their last. In fact, when this writer last spoke to keyboard player and vocalist David Bridie and asked what the band was up to, he’d suggested that no one really knew. “We’re never sure what’s going to happen because, basically, we only do it for fun,” Helen says. “And that’s especially true when there are six people involved. So, all the way along, we’ve put out an album and done some touring without ever giving much thought to the future.
“We then just hide away for a while and after a few years we get together and have a bit of a play and think, ‘Ah, yes, we should do a new album’.
“So we’ve now got a great new album and the shows we’ve done so far have gone really well so we’re pretty excited about doing the next leg of the tour. And we play the whole album along with a few old favourites so it’s fun to be playing brand new songs again.”
Releasing a new album every few years to coincide with a tour also makes the occasion more of an event.
The instrumental, Satellite Boy (Pumpy), reminded me of Penguin Café Orchestra.
“They were an original influence,” Helen laughs. “When we were touring Not Drowning Waving all those years ago, we used to listen to Penguin Café Orchestra in the car while on the road and just loved them. And then we thought, ‘Hey, we could do something similar to this. We have all the instruments’. So, yeah, when we first started out we actually did a couple of their songs.”
Mandolin player Andrew ‘Jim’ Carswell passed “It does,” Helen agrees. “Absolutely. I think if away in 2016 but his demo parts we’d have done an album “It’s been a big have been included on three songs. and tour every year we’d no influence because longer be around. Part of Jeffrey’s work was “And the final song on the album, the band’s longevity is that Fire Turns to Embers, was we’ve always taken massive always about finding The written all about Jim,” Helen says. breaks. So when we get back the beauty in the “We always called Andrew ‘Jim’ so together if’s always fresh and fun. ordinary. And David’s as not to get him confused with the other Andrew in the band, songs are kind of like [guitarist and ukulele player] “We only make a new record that.” Andrew Richardson.” when we feel like it and we do that deliberately,” she The album’s first single, Jeffrey Smart (Silver adds. “It’s a good way of operating as there’s no City), pays homage to the late Australian painter. pressure.” The ensemble’s fan base is such that it welcomes each new release and tour without question.
“It’s great to be playing mostly new material to people and they do love it,” Helen enthuses. “And on this tour we are doing an audience sing a-long which is something we’ve never done before. It’s for Easter Parade and when we’ve done it before we just stop playing and it’s wonderful to hear a thousand or so people singing along to it.
“The line in it we ask people to sing is, ‘Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition’, which is a very odd line in itself but it comes from an old wartime song that David has the sheet music for. So it should sound quite wonderful in the Dunstan Playhouse.” The Revival Meeting is a continuation of the ensemble’s alluring sound that mixes contemporary chamber music with folk, world music and the occasional gypsy rhythms.
“David’s mother was an amateur painter so she introduced him to Jeffrey Smart’s work at a young age,” Helen says. “And it’s been a big influence because Jeffrey’s work was always about finding the beauty in the ordinary. And David’s songs are kind of like that.
“And the people who take care of Jeffrey Smart’s estate love the song and were kind enough to let us use lots of archival footage for the film clip,” she adds. “So that clip was fun to make and Jeffrey Smart (Silver City) has become the signature song for the album.” 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.
Where? Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Center When? Friday 4 August Tickets: BASS
“Ha, yes, we now have two lagerphones,” Rich say of the quintessentially Australian instrument mostly utilised by bush bands that consists of beer bottle tops attached to a broom handle.
RICH DAVIES & THE LOW ROAD RICH DAVIES & THE LOW ROAD By Robert Dunstan Melbourne-based folk rockers Rich Davies & The Low Road released their album Ghosts late last year and then went out on tour as special guests of Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission. The band are, therefore, looking forward to heading back to SA under their own steam to play with news that they have also been engaged to perform at Semaphore Music Festival in September. We spoke to Rich Davies shortly before he was due to undertake a community radio interview about the band performing at Melbourne’s Leaps & Bounds Festival and discover that he’d snuck over to Adelaide quite recently in solo mode.
“Yeah,” he laughs. “Some friends, Dave Wright & The Midnight Electric, were heading to Adelaide to do an album launch and asked I wanted to jump in the van with them.
“My calendar was free so I thought why not,” Rich chuckles. “Any excuse to hit the road and do some shows is fine by me. And it was good to play some solo shows because that’s something I haven’t done for a couple of years as I’m really vibin’ on playing with the full band right now.
“And every gig we’ve played has been really good. People have been messaging us and saying how certain songs mean a lot to them. So that’s great that there’s some form of human connection with the songs. “That kind of thing makes it all worthwhile,” he adds.
Rich was born in Scotland but ventured to this country in 2002.
“We’d been booked to play a regional show in Victoria and they wanted us to have a rhythm section,” he continues. “So we couldn’t afford a drummer so I went out and bought a broom stick and made a lagerphone for a laugh. But we had a rhythm section for the gig and it worked well.
“And we’ve got Dobe Newton of the Bushwhackers living just around the corner so he’s been most helpful and given us lots of tips on how to make a good one. So we’ll be unvielling The Lagerphone MK2 on this tour.”
Rich concludes by suggesting that the “I came out here following everlasting band’s touring schedule has been inspiring love but that didn’t quite work out,” he in terms of thinking of the direction of the admits with a laugh. “But I next album. “We’ve got Dobe then found my ‘people’ in Melbourne’s inner north Newton of the “The sound of half a and just stayed because dozen people all singing Bushwhackers living I fell in love with the at once – as well as diversity of the music scene. just around the corner the harmonies we’ve
so he’s given us lots of developed – has been “And now that we’ve got very inspirational,” he the record out, there’s been tips on how to make a says. “It’s actually turned good one.” some talk of going back out quite different to Scotland and do a tour from the sound of the of there and the UK and album. Since we released the album and maybe Canada,” Rich continues. ”It would then taken it out on the road, the songs be a good excuse to get back and give my have developed even further to how we mum a cuddle.” recorded them. Rich, formerly of Rich Davies & The Devil’s Union who had an album to ther credit, will have the full band with him when he hits town and which now includes former Adelaide lad Craig Kelly on double bass.
“Craig can’t wait to get back and catch up with lots of old friends,” Rich notes. “And Craig, who we’ve known for a while now, is an amazing musician with great chops and a real pleasure to have in the band. And he’s coming over with his family which will be the first time for about four years or so. “And we’re really excited to be coming over too because over the course of the last year we’ve been touring relentlessly and the band is just getting better and better,” he proclaims. “It’s one of those things where you really start to feel you are in the groove. The Low Road, which is Rich on vocals, guitar mandolin and harmonica alongside Ayleen O’Hanlon on banjo, and vocals, Stirling Gill-Chamber on violin and vocals, Kat Ogilvie on accordion, lagerphone and vocals and Craig Kelly on double bass, will also boast a double lagerphone attack on this tour.
“The songs have gone ahead in leaps and bounds so it’s just a case of expanding on that for the next album,” Rich says.
Folk rockers Rich Davies & The Low Road are on tour and will be dropping into the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 5 August. As an added bonus, they will have Adelaide’s Craig Kelly on bass duties and Rachel & Ben and Emily Davis as special guests. The band will also be performing at Semaphore Music Festival on Saturday 30 September. Where? Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide When? Saturday 5 August
“Of course we all had radios and TVs so we heard what was going on in the world. There were things that we liked and things that we didn’t like. I liked the album Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bullocks but at the same time, even back then, I was waiting for the TV series like The Monkeys that would follow. The Monkeys in reverse. They were a concept that became a live band that rebelled against the studio, Sex Pistols came out rebelling against everything and I suppose the nearest thing to their TV show that you would call the Sex Pistols would have been the Young Ones. . . it was just as pre-fab as everything else.
“Personally, for warm-up music, it was fun to play a few Sex Pistols things because they were pretty funny. But to get into the mood to go to an X gig nothing beat Iggy and The Stooges Lust For Life or putting on the opening track to Rock’n Roll Animal Live. That stuff, even though we didn’t play anything like it, was far more inspirational.”
X by Ian Messenger Pioneering Sydney punk rock band X are coming to The Gov as part of their 40 year Anniversary Tour and that may make some people reading this feel very bloody old. The fact that frontman Steve Lucas is the only surviving member probably doesn’t make you feel any better. In the face of such harsh realities sometimes it’s best to close the blinds and turn on the TV. Or perhaps you can go down to The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, smash some suds, and bear witness to a ground breaking band that has been canonised by many in Australia, and their album X-Aspirations was included in 100 Best Australian Albums. With X you either love them or hate them. But for me I love this raw punk and also no-wave music that came out in the late 70’s and early 80’s. A beautiful up-yours to all those who covert careers and middleclass respectability, and as we shall see, an up-yours to the upyours’ers. BSide Magazine got on the blower to Lucas recently and asked him about all this and in particular the film clip to Degenerate Boy.
“The concept was to portray life as a degenerate boy. John Wilkinson directed it, looked at the lyric content and thought how we could bring this to life. He felt obliged to include a segment of DTs with the fornicating armadillos running around the pool table, and trying to intercut that with directed acting between Cath [Green] and Ian [Rilen] around the pool table and myself as being the degenerate falling all over the place. It was an interesting experience. John, the director, made a cameo as the slut I was chadding up at the bar. A lot of a close friends
I explained to Lucas that what I like and find unique in their first album X-Aspirations is although it is hard edged with the lyrics and vocals it has a three-piece simplicity to it and wasn’t a noisy album like Sex Pistols, not all washed out in sound.
had cameos in there. Look it was meant to be fun, we didn’t see that as being featured heavily on Countdown or anything like that, we just “Yeah yeah!” agrees Lucas, “and the multiwanted to have a laugh.” layered Ramones and all the rest of the stuff. You know the thing I’m finding these days, Methinks back to the beret-sporting artists whatever Generation we are up to now, X or in their French cafes of the .. Look it was meant Y.they Nineteenth Century and come up to me and they their utter loathing of the to be fun, we didn’t say they don’t hear it as a punk bourgeoisie. History is they hear it as hard core see that as being album, littered with casualties of new wave jazz. They see it as those who dared scream in featured heavily a jazz swinging thing with an the face of the sitting-pretties, on Countdown or attitude that just happened to and relaying these thoughts get called punk.” I asked Lucas how X was anything like that, received in Sydney in the late we just wanted to Sydney punk icons X seventies.
have a laugh.”
“We set out with very working class roots but somehow managed to transcend class. We poked as much fun at ourselves and at our audience as the ‘bourgeoisie’ or whatever you want to call them, and because we did it equally and fairly we were accepted and embraced by all. It was not uncommon to be talking to a dero in a crappy wine bar or stinky pub one day and then having dinner with Sir Justice Kirby the next evening. And all of that just fed into the material to write about. “There were some bands that came from very private school sectors and they seemed to do more bitching about stuff, spitting and screaming around their silver spoons – we had no silver spoons. We could see that without mutual support across the board there was no [getting anywhere]. You can lay all the shit on the upper middle class but who really does play patron to the arts? It’s not Joe Blow Barfly. And without your average drinking music loving punter a band would not exist beyond its basement or garage rehearsal.” So many bands were spawned in the late 70’s by that influential seed that was the Sex Pistols, and I asked Lucas if that was the case for X, or if they came from somewhere else.
will be playing at The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel for their 40th Anniversary Tour on Saturday 5 August armed with their new album X And Rarities, with Horror My Friend and Brothers Goon as supports. Tickets via Oztix. Where? Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh When? Saturday 5 August Tickets: Oztix
Eddie agrees that growing up in such a family has led to himself and Jake giving music a go.
“Our mum is a less obvious influence too because, while she never performed in bands, she was very musical herself,” he says. “But for Jake and I, I think seeing our dad and uncles performing together all the time kinda normalised it for us. It wasn’t something unusual. It was just thinking that music is just something famous rock stars do. “We’d grown up seeing the bands they were playing in [The Bodgies, The Sensational Bodgies, Double Wammy, Dead Lucky, Lost Romaldo Groove etc] so it was just something you kind of did.”
HAYSTACKS CALHOON HAYSTACKS CALHOON By Robert Dunstan Haystacks Calhoon are rather excited to be taking part in the launch of the official program for this year’s Semaphore Music Festival alongside Häna Brenecki and Cowboys Of Love as it will mark the first time the band have played Semaphore Workers Club. Two members, Jake (AKA J-Mo Stax) and Eddie (AKA The Colonel), have however played on the stage at the venue - which was recently inducted into the SA Music Venue Hall Of Fame – as the siblings both perform alongside their father, Don, in the band Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst. Haystacks Calhoon, who take their name from the infamous American professional wrestler Haystacks Calhoun and boast Jake and Eddie alongside guitarist Matt ‘ToneWolf’ Gregan and drummer Antoine ‘One Tonne’ Jelk, came into being in April of last year.
“Well, we had our first gig in April of last year but we sorta had a gig with a drummer and, after just that one gig, he left to move interstate,” Eddie says. “So we went quite for a while until we found someone else and then from November of last year we’ve been playing. “So you could say we’ve only been a going concern since November of 2016,” he says.
Prior to Haystacks Calhoon, Eddie and Jake had psychobilly combo The Hoodoo Voodoo Dolls as a going concern. “Oh, gee, I think our last gig with that band would have been the late 2000s,” Eddie laughs. “So it’s been six years ago now. And it was because Jake I hadn’t played in an original band of our own for a while that we got Haystacks Calhoon together.
“We’d still been playing a lot with dad in Prawnhead, but that’s all covers,” he says of the popular trio that give contemporary hits a rockabilly spin and who have been invited to play festivals across the country
Eddie, who slips in that Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst will be playing Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival in November, has also served time as a comedian.
“It’s been a while since I’ve done that but, yeah, I was in a sketch comedy group – there were 10 of us – but half of ‘em have gone overseas so that’s taken a little break.
“But I did a stand-up show on my own at last year’s Adelaide Fringe but it’s all on the backburner for the moment,” Eddie says. “I need to be a total arse at one thing rather than be half-arsed at two things.
“So we both had an itch to Haystacks Calhoon are also something original again “For Jake and I, involved in this year’s Semaphore but you also have to have seeing our dad and Songs Project for which a bunch of a really strong desire to do uncles performing songwriters and musicians each pen that,” Eddie suggests. “And a song with the picturesque seaside together all the time suburb as the theme. that’s especially so when you are not teenagers kinda normalised any more and have other it for us. It wasn’t “We’re super keen to be doing that,” things going on in your states before going on to something unusual.” Eddie life. The older you get, suggest they hadn’t yet quite come the more time it takes to up with a concept. organise four dudes to get together in a room to rehearse. “Mostly, we’ve been looking at words that rhyme with Semaphore to chuck into the song,” “But it’s come together well,” he continues, he then adds with a laugh. “But the whole “and we’ve recorded a song we’re sitting on project is an interesting idea so we are busy which we are going to launch at the Grace tapping away to see what we can come up with.” Emily Hotel in late November. We are just sorting out all the artwork and stuff.” Semaphore Music Festival (to be held at Semaphore from Friday 29 September Speaking of artwork, Haystacks Calhoon had until Monday 2 October) will launch its a great poster – a work of art you might say program from 4pm on Sunday 30 July at – for a gig they were doing at the Wheatsheaf Semaphore Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, Hotel. Semaphore, as part of Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Guitars In Bars (And Other Places) “Our uncle Geoff [Morrison] did that one,” with performances from Häna Brenecki, Eddie says. “I’m very fortunate that while my Haystacks Calhoon and Cowboys Of Love dad and uncles are all musicians, they also with early bird tickets to the festival on sale have various side projects to keep them going. from Monday 1 August. “So Geoff is a graphic design artist and did a Check out http://www. lot of work for The Wiggles, my dad makes semaphoremusicfestival.com/ to keep up to guitars [at Donmo] and my other uncle, Brian, date on all the action. mends amplifiers [at CityAmpWorkshop],” he says. Indeed, it’s a very musical family as yet another uncle, Matt, was recently posting on Facebook about his US trip about jamming away at Antone’s in Austin with the likes of guitar player Denny Freeman who once had a young Stevie Ray Vaughan in his band.
“I can’t wait to see Fair Maiden,” Jarren then chimes in.
“I just think their album [a self-titled debut] is just brilliant and if what they played at their A Day Of Clarity gig is any indication of their next album, it’s going to be equally as amazing. I just think they are the best band in Adelaide at the moment. “They have a very special sound,” Jarren adds. “It’s just the melodies and the harmonising. “I think if you have a pitch perfect singer [Ellen Carey], then you are set to do good things,” Melvin notes.
A NIGHT OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC By Robert Dunstan After a lay off of several years, Adelaide’s Avant Gardeners – who can have any number of guitar players in the band at any given time – were getting restless and in need of the kind of warm, glowing praise that only comes after playing to a responsive audience. So they set about organising an evening – A Night Of Contemporary Music – and invited some of their favourite bands to join them including Melbourne’s Good Morning as well as local acts Fair Maiden, Narrow Gaugers, Dave Blumberg & The Maraby, Les Goolies, Dom Trimboli & The Wizards and Clamor. And so it was to be that BSide Magazine settled into the luxury surrounds of the beer garden of the Grace Emily Hotel one cold and barmy evening to chat to Avant Gardeners’ Melvin, Sandy and Jarren. It should also be noted that Avant Gardeners’ Suze was also seated at the bench but no questions were directed at her due to the fact BSide Magazine had no idea at the time she was a key element of the band.
It was only when the band took to the stage that evening that we realised the error of our ways in regards to Suze but, perhaps, all can be forgiven because since the band’s inception all those years ago it would seem like several hundred guitar players have passed through its ranks. Indeed, a former member was at the gig in question and. asked if he intended to get up and play with them, just looked at his beer and emphatically stated, ‘No, I am just here to watch’. Anyway, we digress. Where were we? Ah, yes,
how did this shindig come about? “We all got together to organise it and I was put in charge of hospitality,” Melvin, who also plays in Colonised and presents the topnotch program Drivel Drive on Three D Radio at 5pm on Friday evenings, says. The chosen venue, Holy Rollers Studio, is former church now owned by City Of Prospect which is currently used as an artist’s studio.
“Yeah, and Ellen, Steph [Crase] and Hamish [Baird] are just so good with their harmonies in that band,” Jarren says. Good Morning are heading over from Melbourne to take part in A Night Of Contemporary Music.
“They are on an Australian tour before going overseas,” Melvin says. “So they had a gig in Adelaide on Friday [at Hotel Metro] so we tacked them on the bill at the suggestion of Dave Blumberg.
“We’re kinda thinking it’s an early Anglican “And, err, what exactly do Good Morning do?” church that might have had some kind of Sandy then inquires before I can facelift in the ’60s,” Sandy “If what they suggest to him that it’s supposed suggests. “And now it’s got to be me asking the pertinent played at their A a band practice room and some studios and they have Day Of Clarity gig questions. had some events happening is any indication “Oh, they’re a nice ‘90s pop band there.” and kind of jangly,” Melvin says. of their next “They’ve got an album out on “So, yeah, it has a licensed album, it’s going Bedroom Sucks [the same label bar,” Melvin is quick to point to be equally as as Fair Maiden] and they’ve got out. a tour T-Shirt they’ll be selling amazing.” as well.” “So,” he then says, “it all started with Avant Will Avant Gardeners, who will headline the Gardeners wanting to play a gig and then, affair, be staging regular shows at Holy Rollers all of a sudden, there’s seven other bands Studios? playing with us. “But that came about when we all thought about some of our favourite Adelaide bands and realised we couldn’t put something on without having Les Goolies play,” Melvin says. “And then we couldn’t not have Dave Blumbergs & The Maraby Band.
“Yeah, that album of theirs is just amazing,” Sandy then says of the recently released Gertrude, a South Australian rock opera of sorts about princesses and trains that has been released via Mile End bedroom label Drongo.
In doing some research, I could not find Dom Trimboli & The Wizards anywhere on the trusty Facebook. “No,” Melvin laughs. “They’re wizards and have no Facebook presence whatsoever.”
“Ah, we’ll just see how this one goes first,” Jarren says.
“It’d be nice [to do it again] but we’ve put such a lot of effort into organising this one, I’m not sure we’d want to spend the time to do it again,” Melvin sighs. “But, yeah, we’ll see. Maybe.”
Avant Gardeners will be playing alongside Melbourne’s Good Morning as well as Fair Maiden, Narrow Gaugers, Dave Blumberg & The Maraby, Les Goolies, Dom Trimboli & The Wizards and Clamor as part of A Night Of Contemporary Music to take place from 7pm on Saturday 29 July at Holy Rollers Studios, 69 Prospect Rd, Prospect, with $10 tickets at the door.
Where? Holy Rollers Studios, 69 Prospect Rd, Prospect When? Saturday 29 July Tickets: $10 on the door 25
Getting your two bobs worth When Rob Snarski, singer with mellow, dramatic Melbourne ensemble The Blackeyed Susans, approached me via social media about serving as the MC at his book launch in Adelaide for You’re Not Rob Snarski (Crumbs From The Cake), I was quietly delighted and quite overwhelmed but immediately accepted his wonderful offer.
In an attempt to reassure him that I was quite a dab hand at such tasks, I then mentioned that I had undertaken such a task only once before which was when I was suddenly asked to MC a Q&A session with David Bridie of the bands Not Drowning Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake. It was a few years ago at Semaphore Music Festival when David was playing at the event – which, coincidentally, will have its 2017 program launch at Semaphore Workers Club on Sunday 30 July from 4pm – and was also set to do a Q&A about his career.
I’d somehow been asked out of the blue to MC the event so I quickly curtailed my midafternoon drinking by rushing to the bar to get something stiff to help calm me down a bit. After all, this was the David Bridie who had once remixed The Blackeyed Susans’ song I Am A Singer as The Another Pond Remix for the band’s Blue Skies, Blue Sea EP of 1998.
It all went swimmingly well – we were down by the beach after all – and I remember telling myself to make a mental note of my MC activity and put it somewhere, if there was any room left, on my CV as I thought such a thing could come in handy for gaining me some gainful employment in the future. Speaking of crumbs from the
cake, I was recently asked to interview My Friend The Chocolate Cake and was fully expecting it to be with David Bridie. As it turned out, it was with New Zealand-born cello player Helen Mountfort – who is not at all crummy – and I was delighted as it meant I could spend the entire interview chatting away about what it was like playing strings on The Blackeyed Susans’ albums Mouth To Mouth and Spin The Bottle.
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.
Alas and alack, it was not to be and Helen and I spent the entire interview time talking about chocolate cake with nary a mention of any crumbs from the cake itself.
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,
Again, speaking of crumbs from the cake, I was recently asked to interview Melbourne band Charlie Marshall & The Curuos Minds and was fully expecting it to be with drummer Clare Moore which greatly excited me as I would get to spend the entire interview asking about what it was like playing vibraphone on Close Your Eyes & See, the latest album from The Blackeyed Susans.
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.
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Fortunately, the interview was with Charlie Marshall himself so was I able to spend the entire time talking about fiddle player Warren Ellis and how he was once a fully paid up member of The Blackeyed Susans and also of Charlie Marshall & The Body Electric. Melbourne’s Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds have a sublime new album, Sublime, and will be bringing it to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Friday 28 July with Workhorse and then to Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Saturday 29 July with Thanes and Mogerlaine and an easy $10 entry at each.
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Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, on Wednesday 2 August with tickets on sale via Moshtix and <destroyalllines. com>.
Robert Dunstan serving as the afternoon’s MC. MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE
CHARLIE MARSHALL & THE CURIOUS MINDS
career along with Hunters & Collectors tunes at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 29 July with tickets via the venue or OzTIx. TRISTEN BIRD
Melbourne’s Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds have a sublime new album, Sublime, and will be bringing it to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Friday 28 July with Work Horse and then to Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Saturday 29 July with Thanes and Mogerlain with an easy $10 entry at each. STARSET
Presented by Select Touring and Blue Murder, American darkwave outfit Starset have announced their first Australian tour with the band set to finish it up by playing a licensed allages show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Sunday 13 August with tickets on sale via Moshtix and special guests Favour The Brave and Across The Atlas.
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. REAL FRIENDS
American blues guitarist Eric Steckel has announced a return to our shores with news that he will be playing South Adelaide Football Club on Friday 29 September with special guest Stefan Hauk and with tickets via <trybooking.com> and also Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Monday 2 October with Stefan again guesting and tickets via the venue or Oztix.
RICH DAVIES & THE LOW ROAD
Folk rockers Rich Davies & The Low Road are on tour and will be dropping into the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 5 August. As an added bonus, they will have Adelaide’s Craig Kelly on bass duties and Rachel & Ben and Emily Davis as special guests. ROB SNARSKI
Legendary Melbourne punks X, led by the one and only Steve Lucas, will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 5 August armed with a new ‘best of’ album, X & Rarities Volume 1, with with special guests Horror My Friend and The Brothers Goon and tickets via Oztix. PETE MURRAY
The ever-popular Peter Murray has a brand new single, Take Me Down, from an upcoming new album, Camacho, and will be bringing it to Pt Lincoln’s Nautilus Theatre on Thursday 2 August and Grote St’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on Friday 3 August.
MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW
Mark Seymour will be celebrating 30 years of songwriting when he hits town with his band, The Undertow, to play material from his solo
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.
American emo pop punk legends Real Friends have announced a tour with Columbus and Harbours that will have the band promoting their latest offering, The Home Inside My Head, when they play a licensed, all-ages show at
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
headed mythological beast gasping for air as it rises from the womb of Precambrian mud. Yeah, maybe someone slipped something into my drink but this is a band that has gone from mature to a serious contender in just the last few months I have been watching.
WINTERSTEADY live review WINTERSTEADY LIVE REVIEW by Ian Messenger Active promoters Going Steady Music put on another of their psych rock mini festivals Wintersteady on an otherwise miserable and spiritually depleting Saturday night in July. As some of the best minds of Adelaide’s youth floated on an alcohol and chemical tinged splendour up and down alleyways and side streets like bemused tourists toeing the stark netherworld of transients and our homeless scattered over the freezing bitumen of the East End with the dignity of animals jettisoned from a rescue shelter because their ain’t no biscuits left – unwarmed and uncollected by the hot glue of this Adelaide psych rock scene which is so open, embracing, but for outsiders an impossible computation. But this is what the Umbrella Winter City Sounds music festival is all about. Adding life into quite a bleak urban scape that pesters Adelaide as this spinning glob of muck tilts
away from our direct line with the sun – yes, WINTER! And what a better band to listen to in such environmental dormancy than old mates Howling Fog. New on the scene and not new on the scene this Shoegazing quartet have got something real and genuine to offer a cold-fisted punter straggling past the Exeter Hotel at eight o’clock. It was the first band I caught of the night and along with Asteroid Belt, which I missed because I was having dinner, are two of the most sincere and no-bullshit bands in Adelaide – if you don’t mind me saying. With Howling Fog it is hard to tell if the washed out guitars are early 80’s England or super contemporary Australia. Maybe we could say timeless, which is completely different to retro bands covering the sounds of an older generation of musicians who now probably give a rat’s arse about their paisley shirt collections their wives threw out decades ago and are either droopyskinned ex-rockers sitting in full lotus on Mount Wutai or pushing up opium poppies in the lonely graveyard fields of Long Island. Blunden’s vocals cascade over the gritty lengthened tones of reverse reverb guitars, kick-ya motherf’n-arse bass and sparse and precision drumming. I particularly like the double guitar lead breaks which scream out like a twin-
Next up at the Exeter was Druid Fluids. They burst into the room with a good old rock’n’ roll number which was full of energy and somehow not cheesy. The band area at the Exeter was packed whereas the rest of the hotel was empty. This remained the same way for the whole night which says something about the economic value of live music. At first take Druid Fluids were fun loving and popular and they certainly won over the audience, but to my miserable surprise these kids then go deep and interesting and drag punters along like a tour guide crawling under the Pyramids of Giza. It’s watching someone explore music, seeing where it can go. A good, complex sound for a three piece but they may suffer headaches inflicted by the ghosts of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard standing over their future graves.
The last set I caught before I sunk into the oblivion of dreams and nightmares and uncontrollable reflux was headline act Wolf & Cub. Playing the main stage of Wintersteady which was the Crown and Anchor Hotel you instantly pick up on their pro shtick. Balanced, controlled, and psych in a nice way (if that makes sense). ‘Driving bass and drums’ sounds like a hackneyed expression but it’s important when bands pull it off, and it was soft vocals splashing over this danceable rhythm section that engaged the punters and brought them to an intense and unsafe space. The Cranka was jam packed for this partying band and there wasn’t a bored I-wannago-home face in the room. Yet moments later splayed out in the back of my friend’s Uber ride home I could hear my thoughts complaining: Partying’s fine, partying’s nice, but God I get sick of it sometimes.
Burnside Mums at Hotel Metro Lucie Thorne (Candelo) & The Yearlings at Wheatsheaf Hotel THURSDAY 24 AUGUST With Confidence (Sydney) at Fowler’s Live 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 Tristen Bird & The High Country Howl (Melbourne) and Ben Searcy Trio at Edinburgh Castle Hotel Phil Emmanuel (Sydney) at Beachouse Café (Encounter Bay) 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 Studios (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) TUESDAY 1 AUGUST Read Friends (US) at Fowler’s Live WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST Pete Murray (Brisbane) at Nautilas Theatre (Pt Lincoln)
THURSDAY 3 AUGUST Pete Murray (Brisbane) at Her Majesty’s Theatre Ill Niño (US) at Fowler’s Live Thee Cha Cha Chas (Melbourne) and Caveman Disco at Ancient World FRIDAY 4 AUGUST My Friend The Chocolate Cake (Melbourne) at Dunstan Playhouse
Ben Catley (WA) and Nathan May at Wheatsheaf Hotel Vera Blue at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 25 AUGUST Fist Full Of Rock: Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Jebediah and Adalita at Thebarton Theatre TUESDAY 29 AUGUST Hawthorne Heights (US), Red Oaks (US), Sienna Skies and Mark Rose at Fowler’s Live
SATURDAY 5 AUGUST X (Melbourne), Horror My Friend and The Brothers Goon THURSDAY 31 AUGUST at Governor Hindmarsh Rich Davies & The Low Roads Alex Lloyd (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh (Melbourne) at Grace Emily WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST New Found Glory (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST Frenzal Rhomb (Melbourne) and Totally Unicorn at
FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER The Jungle Giants at Governor Hindmarsh SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER City Calm Down (Melbourne) and The Cactus Channel at Governor Hindmarsh
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER Tex, Don & Charlie at Governor Hindmarsh (SOLD OUT) THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER Tex, Don & Charlie at Governor Hindmarsh Melody Moko (Melbourne) at Grace Emily Hotel FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER Pond (WA), Body Type (Sydney) and Reef Prince (WA) at Governor Hindmarsh
SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER Arcturus (Norway) and Blood Incantation (US) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 21 SPETEMBER Motionless In White (US) and Crown The Empire at Governor Hindmarsh Maja (Brisbane), Alana Jagt and Anthony Callisto at Grace Emily FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER The Getaway Plan (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh
SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER Young Lions (Perth) at Fowler’s Live
Governor Hindmarsh Ocean Grove (Melbourne), Justice For The Damned, Broken and The Beverley Chills at Fowler’s Live
SATURDAY 12 AUGUST James Norbert Ivanyo (Sydney) and Dyssidia at Jive SUNDAY 13 AUGUST Starset (US) at Fowler’s Live
TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER Christopher Cross (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER Placebo (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Mark Olson (US) and Ingunn Ringvold (Sweden) at Grace Emily
THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER Kreator (Germany) and Vader (Poland) at Governor THURSDAY 17 AUGUST Josh Pyke (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh MAX (US) at Fowler’s Live Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER FRIDAY 18 AUGUST Amy Shark, Fractures and Husky (Melbourne), Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke at Jive Tom West (SOLD OUT) at Governor Hindmarsh The Beat Taboo (Melbourne) and Juliette Seizure & The SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER Tremor-Dolls at Grace Emily Models (Melbourne) and Machinations (Sydney) at SATURDAY 19 AUGUST Governor Hindmarsh Trophy Eyes (Sydney) at Jen Cloher (Melbourne) at Jive Fowler’s Live The Beat Taboo (Melbourne), The Systemaddicts and
SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo at Wheatsheaf Hotel Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (US) at Thebarton Theatre
FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER Caligula’s Horse (Brisbane) at Fowler’s Live Chasing Velvet (Brisbane), Those Who Dream and Joy In Motion at Ambassadors Hotel Eric Steckel (US) and Stefan Hauk at South Adelaide Football Club MONDAY 2 OCTOBER Eric Steckel (US) and Stefan Hauk at Governor Hindmarsh WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER Everclear (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
The Fire Turns To Embers was written for Andrew ‘Jim’ Carswell, a sadly missed founding member of the band who passed away a couple of years ago. The album’s short closing piece, Jim’s Refrain, features his mandolin work recorded just before he died and is a lovely inclusion. At the end of the day, The Revival Meeting is like an old friend coming to visit and staying for an enjoyable couple of weeks before disappearing until next time.
MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE The Revival Meeting (MGM Distribution) Reviewed by Robert Dunstan
features on page 14 of this online issue of BSide Magazine.
“When our first album came out all those years ago you could only get it on CD,” she’d laughed. “So I had to go out and buy a CD player to listen to it.”
My Friend The Chocolate Cake will be launching The Revival Meeting at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, from 8pm on Friday 4 August with tickets via BASS.
As an aside, The Revival Meeting marks the first album by My Friend The Chocolate Cake to be released on vinyl. “And that’s funny,” Helen Mountfort told me during an interview that
In recent times a new album from Melbournebased six-piece My Friend The Chocolate Cake is rather like an old friend calling up out of the blue for catch up. Albums from the much-loved ensemble are few and far between these days – their last one, Fiasco, was six years ago although they did release and tour a ‘best of’ album Best (Cake) In Show in 2014 – so this new offering is a welcome surprise.
The album opens slowly with Poke Along Slowly, a reflective piece which is immediately followed by The Revival Meeting’s first single, Jeffrey Smart (Silver City), which is an ode to the late Adelaideborn painter and his work which often featured urban landscapes. As such, the song mentions things people could expect to encounter in that kind of environment – concrete girders, ring roads and carbon sunsets. The instrumental, Satellite Boy (Pumpy), readily recalls Penguin Café Orchestra’s signature tune, Music For A Found Harmonium, but as that piece is now almost 30 years of age, there is nothing wrong with paying respect to MFTCC’s early influences.
Are The Kids Alright? is a jaunty romp with singer David Bridie serving up a great Lou Reed impression while doing windmills at his piano. It also features some great backing vocals and is surely in line for the album’s next single.
Cellist Helen Mountfort is the author of two lovely instrumentals, Cry Beloved Cry and The Fortunate Isles, while viola player Hope Csutoros and Helen are responsible for Busojaras, which was written in respect to a Hungarian festival at which the townsfolk of Mohacs wander around dressed as monsters while swilling spiced wine.
13 Morphett St, Adelaide, with tickets via https://www. fagsinthefastlane.com/ TRINITY SESSIONS’ 15th BIRTHDAY CONCERT
THE MUSES’ POP UP RECORD BAR The Muses, established in 1968, was one of Adelaide’s longest running record stores but successfully went online a few years ago but is back as a bricks ‘n’ mortar store at Espresso Royale, 357 Magill Rd, St Morris, until Saturday 5 August and which is open from 9am until 4pm weekdays (not Tuesdays) and Saturdays from 9am until noon selling new and secondhand vinyl, bargain DVDs, CDs, turntables, accessories, gifts and more with new stock every week!
Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, are celebrating their 15th birthday this year and will have a series of special concerts throughout the year with the next taking place on Sunday 30 July from THE SUNDAY REEDS CEREMONY August with Thee Cha Cha 4.30pm and boasting the Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, is Chas from sunny Melbourne talents of Junior, Vincent’s set to host Ceremony: A Tribute and with Melbourne’s The Beat Chair, Dr DeSoto and Kelly to Joy Division – New Order Taboo on Friday 18 August Menhennett with tickets now from 8pm on Friday 28 July as before concluding on Friday available here: https://www. part of Music SA’s Umbrella 25 August with The Yard Apes dramatix.com.au/events/1790 Winter City Sounds and it will from Ballarat. feature such great local bands as HANA & JESSIE-LEE’S BAD Kimonono, Thanes, Pink Noise FIDEL’S HABITS Generator, Craig Division, Only The Sunday Reeds have Objects and Mogerlaine with announced another gig to launch tickets via Moshtix here: http:// yet another single, Blue Stockings, www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/ and it’s to be a free entry affair at ceremony-a-tribute-to-joythe Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth division-new-order/96121 St, Adelaide, from 8.30pm on
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STEVE ALMOND BENEFIT CONCERT Presented by Support Act, there is to be a benefit concert for Steve Almond featuring The Boys, Radio Hits, The Rustlers, Release The Hounds, The Classic Hits Band and Chart Busters at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 16 August from 7.30pm with tickets here: https://www.trybooking. com/301097
Fidel’s is an alternative music and arts club situated at 66 Wattle Ave, Royal Pk, which happens from 4pm until 8pm on Friday evenings and a special Sunday afternoon concert each month with the next taking place from 4pm on Sunday 27 August featuring Golonka!, Grid and Ray Smith and friends.
Saturday 12 August with their guests being none other than Wild Rocket and Ponytail Kink as well as Emily Wyatt.
Following a sold out album launch for Southlands, Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits are THE SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS 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 CAFÉ TROPPO tickets on sale via Moshtix Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Sq, here: http://www.moshtix. Adelaide, boasts great organic com.au/v2/event/hana-jesse- Adelaide’s The Shaolin JULIETTE SEIZURE & THE food, craft beer, old-fashioned lees-bad/97043 Afronauts, who have performed TREMOR-DOLLS cocktails, seasonal tapas and at Glastonbury in the past, natural wines and, as well NICHOLAS PENNINGTON will take to the stage of the as regular events, has live Jazz guitarist Nicholas Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port acoustic music and a brand Pennington, who has been Rd, Hindmarsh, as an 18-piece new menu on Friday evenings studying in New York on a ensemble as part of Music from 6pm with Bridget Fahey scholarship, has his album SA’s Umbrella Winter City on Friday 28 July with the launch for As It Was at Nexus Sounds on Thursday 27 July to café also taking bookings for Arts, North Tce, Adelaide, celebrate the fifth anniversary To mark the release of a new private functions here: http:// where he will be joined by the of Quest Under Capricorn with Off The Hip Records offering, cafetroppoadelaide.com/ stellar combo of Tim Bowen tickets via the venue or Oztix Seizure Salad, Juliete Seizure contact/ on upright bass, guitarist here: https://tickets.oztix.com. & The Tremor-Dolls have James Muller, drummer au/?Event=73930 lined up a free entry Friday FAGS IN THE FASTLANE Angus Mason and Jason evening residency at the Grace Fags In The Fastlane, a camp McMahon on saxophone from COMA Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth and crazy rock’n’ roll movie 7pm on Thursday 3 August COMA will be presenting Zephyr St, Adelaide, for the august from Adelaide’s Joel Collins with $15 tickets at the door Quartet and Daniel J Ross month of August with special of Zombie Zoo Productions, and the album, released on Quartet at Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 guests, including Ute Root from will enjoy its Adelaide premiere Wizard Tone Records, for George St, Thebarton, on Monday Melbourne on Friday 11 August, from 7.30pm on Wednesday sale on the night. 7 August from 7.30pm with and commencing on Friday 4 23 August at Mercury Cinema, tickets at the door from 7.15pm.
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. GRID
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. YOUNG MODERN
Thursday 3 August to launch their latest offering, Could This Be OK?, with special guests Ryan Martin John and Abbey Howlett.
SAM AWARDS Entries are now open for Music SA’s South Australian Music Awards, marking the third year of SA’s celebration of its flourishing music industry. SA artists and music-related businesses have until Sunday 6 August to enterinto the running via the website, with a split between publicly-voted People’s Choice Awards, and a range of peervoted categories here: http:// southaustralianmusicawards.com. au/enter/
JOHNNY AMERICAN HORSE Johnny American Horse has scored a free entry Monday evening residency and will be saddlin’ up an’ ridin’ into the front bar of Crown & Anchor,196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, from 7pm each Monday with special guest Ryan Martin John on Monday 31 July for the final ride. SCALA
MobiusX, who play jazz rock with gorgeously catchy melodies and virtuoso guitar and include material from the quite legendary Mobiustrips, are set to undertake a rare live appearance at a free entry show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 59 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Friday 1 September. BLUES & BOWLS Adelaide Bowling Club, 15 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town, hosts Blues & Bowls on the last Sunday of each month from 2pm with $10 tickets at the door (or $8 for club members) Sunday 27 August to feature The Blackhawks. FRUIT Much-loved Adelaide group Fruit have agreed to reform to play Trinity Sessions, Church of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, from 7.30pm on Friday 3 November to help celebrate the church’s 15th year as a live music venue. Tickets via <dramatix>.
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THE ASSOCIATES Adelaide blues band Kings & Associates (formerly 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. THE GOV’S VARIETY SHOW
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 here: https:// thegov.oztix.com.au/default. aspx?Event=74273
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Until Further Notice, a band featuring Rob Scott and saxophonist Carol Andersen and which rehearses in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, every Thursday afternoon from around 2pm, will be playing a free entry evening gig in the same venue from 8.30pm on Saturday 28 August. 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
The next SCALA event will be held from 8pm (doors at 7.30pm) on Thursday 27 July at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, and is to feature the talents of Chloe Warwick, David Robinson and Hatrick with Daisy Burger food truck also in attendance.
CARNIVAL LATIN NYE Say adios to 2017 and hola to 2018 at Carnival Latin NYE at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 31 December. Kick off with a delicious dinner in the venue and then stick around to party all night and into the small hours with tickets via the venue or Oztix. MOBIUSX
The long-running Satisfaction – The Stones Show now has a even dozen consecutive sold out shows under their guitar straps so are looking at making it 13 when they play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 12 August with special guests Acoustic Fix and tickets via the venue or Oztix. THE BURNSIDE LIBRARY The Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore, is starting a local music collection and looking for any South Australian musicians or bands that would be willing to donate a copy of their EP or album. It can be any genre of music. In fact, the more
The Gov’s Variety Show has returned to the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on the first Saturday of each month, an array or performers of all persuasions, a 9pm start and entry via donation. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Four-piece band Until Further Notice, which features Rob Scott and saxophonist Carol Andersen and who present classic rock, R&B and soul in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, every Tuesday afternoon, have now scored a free entry evening gig in the front bar of said venue from 8.30pm on Saturday 26 August.
THURSDAY 27 JULY Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-ALong Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (7-10pm) Dog & Duck – Brillz (9pm) Gaslight Tavern – Swap Team Jam (free entry) Gilbert St Hotel – live music with free entry from 7pm Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with free entry from 8.30pm Grace Emily – Tim Moore 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 with Chloe Warrick, David Robinson and more and $5 entry
Governor Hindmarsh – Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: open mic from 8pm Grace Emily – Soursob Bob & The O Bahn Express, Bastard Sons Of Ruination and Silent Duck with free entry from 9pm Hackney Hotel – Courtyard Sessions (7pm) Halfway Hotel – live music from 7pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – original bands from 9pm 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 Producer’s Bar – Scouted: Timberwolf, Alana Jagt, Rin FRIDAY 28 JULY McArdle, Nakatomi, Hunt and Ambassadors Hotel – live music from Electric Fields 5.30pm Publishers Hotel – After Work live Ancient World – Cobra, Neon Tetra. jazz from 5.30pm Shoaib and more Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live Aussie Inn Hotel (Hackham) – live music from 5pm music (from 7pm) Ramsgate Hotel – DJ Scotty B, Brew Boys (Regency Pk) – Open Mic Manov and Bollocks (9pm) from 5pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jaki J British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free Semaphore Workers Club – live entry live music from 7pm blues from 8pm Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live Slug ‘N’ Lettuce – resident DJ Jay music from 6pm Bangers CASAblabla – live funk and soul band Stein’s Taphouse (Nuriootpa) – from 11pm with free entry prior to Tristen Bird & The High Country 10pm Howl and Ben Searcy Trio with $10 Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – entry open mic and jam night from 7.30pm Tam O’Shanter Plc – Scouted: with house band Mane, Heaps Good Friends and Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live Dyspora music from 7pm The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic Crown & Anchor – Scouted: Young music from 5-8pm Offenders, Battlehouds, Bec Stevns, Three Brothers Arms Tom West, Ollie English and Maggie (Macclesfield) – live music from Rutjens 8pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live Warradale Hotel – live music from music 8.30pm Dog & Duck – Chunky Dip and Holly Wheatsheaf Hotel – Charlie J (9pm) Marshall & The Curious Minds Duck Inn – live music from 7pm (Melbourne) and Workhorse with Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke $10 entry from 9pm (9pm) Woodville Hotel – live acoustic Enfield Hotel – Jonny Star Family music (free entry from 6pm) Entertainment (6pm) Yankalilla Hotel – live music from Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music 7.30pm from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke SATURDAY 29 JULY with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Belgian Beer Cafe – live acoustic Fidel’s Bar (Royal Pk) – open from music (5pm) 4pm Blue Gums Hotel – DJ Mitch (8pm) Gaslight Tavern – live band from 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 – Tristen Bird & The High Country Howl and Ben Searcy Trio with $10 entry Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Findon Hotel – live band from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Mark Seymour & The Undertow and Front Bar: live band with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Chris Pickering Experiment, Autumn Passage and Cookie Baker Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Holy Rollers Studios (Prospect) – A Night Of Contemporary Music: Good Morning (Melbourne), Dave Blumberg & Maraby Band, Avant Gardeners, Fair Maiden, Narrow Gauges, Les Goolies, Dom Trimboli & The Wizards and Clamor Hotel Metro – Charlie Marshall & The Body Electric, THANES and Mogerlaine with $10 entry 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 Union Hotel – Reggae On from 8pm Victoria Hotel – live band from 9.30pm Waterloo Station Hotel – karaoke from 8pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Salvi’s Fine Guitars Swap Meet from 1pm with free entry and The Blackeyed Susans and The Yearlings (SOLD OUT) from 8pm Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 9pm SUNDAY 30 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) Grace Emily – Big Beanie Bash: The Timbers, Banjo Jackson, Joe Man Murphy & The Gypsy Rumble, Georgy Rochow and Cal Williams Jnr 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 – Vogue Duo 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 Sails (Clayton Bay) – Tristen Bird & The High Country Howl (Melbourne) and Ben Searcy Trio with $10 entry from 1pm Semaphore Workers Club – Semaphore Music Festival Program Launch featuring Hana Brenecki, Cowboys Of Love and Haystacks Calhoon with $10 entry from 4pm Trinity Sessions – 15th Birthday Celebrations with Dr Desoto, Junior, Vincent’s Chair and Kelly Menhennett Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – The Blackeyed Susans (Sold Out) Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm) MONDAY 31 JULY Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm 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 TUESDAY 1 AUGUST CASAblabla – DJ spinning jazz, soul and funk from 7-10pm Fowler’s Live – Real Friends (US) 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 2 AUGUST 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 with Samantha Cauliflower and Tristan Newsome from 9pm 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) Nautilas Theatre (Pt Lincoln) – Pete Murray 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)
THURSDAY 3 AUGUST 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 Fowler’s Live – Ill Niño (US) Gaslight Tavern – The Swap Team Jam (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 7pm with free entry Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with host Billy Bob with free entry Grace Emily – Dean’s Forever Her Majesty’s Theatre – Pete Murray 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 – SCALA Foom Festvial: Heat One
FRIDAY 4 AUGUST 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 Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Cam’s Karaoke (7-11pm) Dunstan Playhouse (Adelaide Festival Centre) – My Friend The Chocolate Cake (Melbourne) 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: Vera Blue and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: open mic from 8pm Grace Emily Hotel – Juliette Seizure & The Tremor-Dolls and Thee Cha Cha Chas (Melbourne) 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 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 – Ben Catley (WA) and Nathan May from 9pm with free entry Woodville Hotel – live music Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm SATURDAY 5 AUGUST
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: X (Melbourne), Horror My Friend and The Brothers Goon and Front Bar: live band with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Rich Davies & The Low Road (Melbourne), Ben & Rachel and Emily Davis 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 – Roller Derby Grand Final After Party Featuring Bad Jelly DJs with free entry SUNDAY 6 AUGUST 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) – friendly open music session with al welcome from 4pm Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 2pm Grace Emily – Jacob Diamond (WA), Banjo Jackson and Naomi Keyte 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 – Sea Thieves and Alana Jagt from 4pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm) MONDAY 7 AUGUST Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm 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) Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA: Zephyr Quarter and Daniel J Rodd Quartet from 7.30pm with tickets at the door TUESDAY 8 AUGUST 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 9 AUGUST Austral Hotel – hip hop and R&B DJ from 9.30pm Brecknock Hotel – Open Mic Night CASAblabla – Salsa Night Colonel Light – Open Mic Night Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Thomas Williams from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – Brazuca Brazilian Party with live band, DJs and $5 entry Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: New Found Glory (US) and Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – Move2Live from 6pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Night La Boheme – The New Cabal (free entry from 9.15pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon-2pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted by Elder Conservatorium Of Music with free entry from 7.30pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night The Highway – Open Mic Night The Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free entry from 8.30pm)
JUST ANNOUNCED THE BEAT TABOO Swampy Melbourne garage band The Beat Taboo are heading to town to play Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, on Friday 18 August as part of Juliette Seizure & The Tremor-Dolls’ Friday evening residency and then Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Saturday 19 August with The Systemaddicts and Burnside Mums. LUCIE THORNE
Alex Lloyd has announced an amazing up close and personal show at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 31 August with tickets via the venue or Oztix here: https:// thegov.oztix.com.au/Default. aspx?Event=75656
Much-acclaimed Irish singer songwriter Declan O’Rourke – Paul Weller often sings his praises – is embarking on an Australian tour that will have him performing at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Wednesday 4 October with tickets here: https:// www.trybooking.com/book/ event?eid=300715 THE HEARTACHE STATE
WA Troubadour Ben Catley will be making his Adelaide debut when he brings his talents to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Friday 4 August for a free entry affair with Nathan May as his guest.
HUGO RACE & MICHELANGELO RUSSO Hugo Race and Michelangelo Russo have announced an Australian tour and in Adelaide will be playing the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pn on Sunday 24 September with tickets here: https://tickets.oztix.com. au/?Event=72918 MAJA
Lucie Thorne will be stepping into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with The Yearlings as special guests from 8,30pm on Saturday 19 August with $10 tickets at the door.
Melbourne rockers The Heartache State have announced their second album, Last Of The Buffalo, which also comes with news that the band, featuring Nick Barker (of The Reptiles) and Justin Garner (of Southpoor/Southpaw) will be launch it a the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelai De, on Saturday 7 October.
Brisbane’s soulful folk artist Maga has a new EP, Still Bleeding, which she will be bringing to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Thursday 21 September with Alana Jagt and Anthony Callisto of (Cosmo Thundercat) as special guests and $10 tickets at the door.
NORTHLANE Presented by Live Nation, Sydney-based metalcore act Northlane have announced headline dates for the Australian leg of their Mesmer World Tour which kicks off in Adelaide at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 19 October with tickets via the venue or Oztix here: https://tickets.oztix.com. au/?Event=75607 SHANE NICHOLSON Shane Nicholson has a new album, Love & Blood, and is in tour mode which will bring him to Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk,
on Friday 13 October with Kelly Menhennett as very special guest and tickets here: https://www.dramatix.com. au/events/1806 JED ROWE Jed Rowe has a new alt country album, A Foreign Country, and is touring it nationally which will bring him to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Friday 20 October.
MELODY MOKO Alternative country artist Melody Moko has announced a huge national tour for the release of The Wreckage that will include a melodic pit stop at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 14 September. ARCTURUS Norwegian metal band Arcturus have announced an Australian tour with American band Blood Incantation that will have them playing the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 16 September with tickets via the venue or Oztix here: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/ default.aspx?Event=75665 THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES
Off the back of the announcement of their debut album, You Work For Us, These New South Whales will be bringing their explosive power punk pop live show to audiences across Australia with a show announced at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Saturday 28 October with tickets via Oztix and special guests to soon be announced.
TAM Oâ€™SHANTER PLACE YEWTH MAGAZINE STAGE
PRODUCERS BAR RADIO ADELAIDE STAGE
PRODUCERS BAR FRESH 92.7 STAGE
CROWN & ANCHOR THREE D RADIO STAGE
CROWN & ANCHOR BSIDE MAGAZINE STAGE
8.50 - 9.30
BATTLEHOUNDS 8.10 - 8.50
7.30 - 8.10
ALANA JAGT 6.50 - 7.30
HEAPS GOOD FRIENDS
HUNT 6.10 - 6.50
BEC STEVENS 5.30 - 6.10
5.00 PM - DOORS OPEN
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