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Presented by Rapscallion Entertainment, Ryan Martin John will be joined by his band, The Silver Linings, when he launches new single, Wright Street Lights, from 8pm on Friday 6 October at Crown & Sceptre, 308 King William St, Adelaide, with special guests Donnarumma and Lost Woods and with $10 tickets at the door. CRUMP CAKE ORCHESTRA

Adelaide-based indie folk artist Zac Eden is set to launch his EP and will be doing so from 9pm on Friday 27 October at The Jade Monkey, 160 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA, with his full band (Harry, Sam, Wade, Daimon and Oscar) and special guests the award winning Alison Marie The 20-piece Crump Cake and earthy folk and soul singer Orchestra, conceived from a Katie Miller and $15 tickets at love of big band orchestration the door. and dirty funk and hip hop beats, are all set to launch their Copy DEEP THROAT Copy album and will be doing so from 7.30pm on Saturday 11 November at Nexus Arts, North Tce, Adelaide, with voiceROM as special guests and $15 (or $25 with a copy of the album) tickets via Eventbrite.

DINO JAG Dino Jag, currently serving as a Deep Throat, which features mentor for Weekend Warriors, some of Adelaide’s most has announced his final show seasoned musicians including for 2107 and it’s to be a familyRock Hardwood, Leroy friendly, stripped-back afternoon Thunderpants Inc, Wilbur session from 2.30pm on Sunday Wong, Hugh Jorgan III and Dick Tingler, will be presenting 12 November at the Governor the great rock music of the ’70s Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, at which he will be when they play the Governor joined by Nick Romano on standHindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port up drums and Virgil Reality on Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 13 Roctober with DJ Motormouth trumpet with exciting pop rock band Throwing Flowers as very and tickets via the venue or special guests and tickets on sale Oztix. via the venue or Oztix. RYAN MARTIN JOHN

For the first time, dynamic musical wizard Adam Page and the sassy Women With Latitude, who have been a going concern for almost 20 years, will get together for Looping With Latitude in a funky fundraiser for Never Alone and Luke Batty Foundation and it will be taking place at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 12.30pm on Saturday 25 November with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

ALICE HADDY Club5082 are set to present a free entry, all-ages evening of acoustic roots and folk music from Alice Haddy, Naomi Keyte and Banjo Jackson from 7pm on Friday 13 October at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, with drink specials at the wellappointed bar and discount meals from the nearby Caffe Cena at 101-103 Prospect Rd, Prospect. SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA

EDITOR: Robert Dunstan CONTRIBUTORS: Mad Dog Bradley, Ian Messenger, Romana Ashton, Chris Horsman LAYOUT: Ian Messenger COVER: Charlotte Padbury


Legendary Adelaide band Sympathy Orchestra will be in acoustic mode when they once again play a free entry show at Boomers, 1 Mosely Sq, Glenelg, from 2pm on Sunday 15 October.

JESSICA WISHART Jessica Wishart is all set to launch her My Black Boy EP MAUVE at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 Adelaide’s Maggie Rutjens is now George St, Thebarton, from travelling under the name Mauve 7.30pm on Saturday 14 and has organised a launch October with special guests show at the Grace Emily Hotel, John Baker, Nancy Bates and 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Vonda Last and tickets ($15 Saturday 25 November with and $10 concession) at the special guests to be announced door. soon and tickets via Moshtix.


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we’ve often done duets together and really enjoy playing on stage together.”

Tommy says the opening night concert will have the guitarists playing separately as well as together.

“We’ll all play individually and then pair off,” he reveals. “Pedro and I will do some stuff together and Richard and I will play some stuff together as well.”

“Tommy [Emmanuel] is an iconic figure and a household name in Australia, but he has also become very well known internationally, and audiences worldwide are learning about his genius,” Slava says of procuring Tommy’s talents for next year’s festival. of course, I agreed immediately – and “Tommy has always been a musical then asked who I knew of who’d be chameleon in the way he does so many good to play there as well,” Tommy things so well and is very comfortable says. “Slava asked, ‘Who else do in different musical worlds. Audiences you think could bring something can expect what you get at interesting to the festival? “I immediately any Tommy shows – fireworks Guitar players that people reeled off a long and incredible energy and would appreciate.’ list of names. virtuosic playing which is And I included what he stands for. “So I immediately reeled off a long list of names,” he two players “But you will also see so laughs. “And I included two who I’ve worked much musical colour at this players who I’ve worked with before and performance thanks to the with before and have a have a good different musical language good chemistry with. chemistry with.” that Pedro and Richard will bring to it,” the festival’s “So that’s Pedro Javier artistic director adds. “It will Gonzalez from Barcelona be amazing watching Tommy adapt to and Richard Smith,” Tommy the others playing styles,” announces. “And they are both very different players but we all have a Presented by Adelaide Festival great chemistry. Richard is English Centre, Adelaide Guitar Festival but lives in Nashville now and he is going to blow people away. He can will be taking place from Friday play everything from Scott Joplin 9 August until Sunday 11 piano pieces on guitar – and I’m August with Tommy Emmanuel, talking about the really difficult ones – through to the music of Django, Chet Pedro Javier Gonzalez and Richard Smith performing Atkins and Jerry Reed.


TOMMY EMMANUEL By Robert Dunstan When Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, who has been based in Nashville for the last 15 years, announced an Australian tour for later this year many were disappointed that he had not included an engagement in Adelaide. There was, however, a very good reason for that as the musician already knew at the time that he would be doing a very special concert in August of next year as part of Adelaide Guitar Festival. “When you’ve asked to headline a big festival, you don’t want to do anything to hinder that,” Tommy reasons. “Not playing Adelaide later this year is a way of showing support for a festival that’s organised for me to play what will be a very special concert on the opening night.”

Tommy’s involvement with the Adelaide “And he’s also an amazing arranger and as funny as a circus – people are Guitar Festival for 2018 came about as going to love him,” he says. “Richard is long ago as last year. now one of my favourite people. And I’m not talking about him as a guitar “I was in Adelaide and the festival’s artistic director, Slava Grigoryan, caught player – he’s very good at that too – as up with me for a meeting,” the guitarist he is just so much fun to be around. He’s a brilliant source of information.” says. “Slava used to come and see me play a lot when he was really young so “And, of course, Pedro comes from the we got back a long, long way. Way back traditional way of playing Flamenco to the early ’90s. but also has a great repertoire that includes pop songs done in that “So Slava asked if I was interested in Spanish style,” Tommy enthuses. “And playing Adelaide Guitar Festival – and,

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Neil suggests. “So while I do focus on new songs, I can also include plenty of landmark material too.”

Back in the ’80s, Neil was with Warrumpi Band who toured regional Australia with Midnight Oil on the Blackfella Whitefella tour.

“And I see the Midnight Oil mob are back up in the NT at the moment,” he says of the Sydney band’s current world tour. “I’ve been getting reports from friends up there. People are saying they can hear them from their house and stuff.

neil murray NEIL MURRAY By Robert Dunstan Award winning Australian songwriter Neil Murray, who penned the well-known song My Island Home, tries to get to Adelaide at least once a year (“You can smell the desert from Adelaide,” he once told me) so is looking forward to including South Australia on his current trek which will include a city show along with a regional one. Neil, who will be accompanied by Damien Neil and Rachel Taylor, will be playing in Auburn in the Clare Valley before hitting the big smoke. “Yeah, up at the old courthouse there,” he says of the occasional live music venue and heritage listed building. “I’ve played there two or three times now and it’s just such a nice little spot. And Cherie [Harvey], who runs it, really looks after everyone. “I really like playing there but also wanted to do a gig in Adelaide, hence booking a show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel,” Neil says before going on to say that he’s played that award winning venue in the distant past.

“I did a show there a while back with The Yearlings,” he then announces. “It’s a great pub and I like that it’s a listening audience.” I seem to recall that Neil was recently writing and recording with Matt Walker of Lost Ragas. “That was last year after we’d done a few shows together,” Neil says. “We then

“And I heard they went out to Kintore and did a secret gig,” Neil says of the remote Western Desert community. “So it was good they got back out that way because they first played there with Warrumpi Band back in ’86.”

started mucking around in Matt’s studio Neil, a published author, has also been and working on a couple of songs but we invited to take part in the Word For Word just couldn’t find the time to finish them. Non-Fictional Festival in mid-November Being busy with other things meant we just which is a showcase for non-fiction writing couldn’t find time to get them up “It’s not a notion that will also boast Charles to scratch in order to make them Jenkins and Rob Snarski. easily accepted recordable.” by those in “Yeah, it’s in Geelong at the the literature The association came about when library,” he says with a chuckle. Neil was doing a show in Sydney. establishment. But I do feel that the best “To be honest, I don’t know too songwriters are much about it yet but have been “I had a gig at Petersham quite valid in that invited to be on a panel. So I’m Bowling Club and the booking looking forward to that because area.” agent contacted me and said, I love talking about writing of “Look, Matt Walker is in town any kind. and looking for a gig. Would you mind if he opened for you?’ And I’d heard of Matt and “I love anything to do with literature and said, ‘Sure, why not if he’s keen?’ I always try to promote the notion that writing songs is a form of literature,” Neil “So Matt did that and I really liked what he says. “But, for some reason, it’s not an idea was about,” Neil continues. “And he gave me easily accepted by those in the literature his then solo album and I had it on repeat establishment. But I do feel that the very when I drove back to Victoria. So I got back best songwriters are quite valid in that in touch about doing some shows together area. and we did that and I got him up to do a few songs with me. And that was great because “It’s just as valid as being a novelist,” he Matt also had his pedal steel player [Shane concludes. O’Reilly] with him. “So that was last year and for most of this year I’ve been playing shows again with Damien Neil,” he continues. “He’s a pretty renowned guitarist who plays with a lot of folk acts. And I’ve also got Rachel Taylor with me to do some backing vocals.

“So the shows will be two sets because I’ve now got plenty of songs to pick from,” Neil adds with a laugh. “It’s problematic in that way but a good problem to have all the same.”

The musician, named the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist Of The Year, says that playing two sets has now become the norm at his concerts. “I like it because it gives me a chance to be more wide-ranging with the songs I do,”

Neil Murray, accompanied by Damien Neil and Rachel Taylor, will play Auburn’s Courthouse on Friday 6 October before they wend their way to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, to play from 8.30pm on Saturday 7 October with tickets via Oztix here.

(Stefanie Rossi) goes away on a business trip, and he naturally goes on an uneasy bender-of-sorts, hanging out and horsing around with friends (none officially introduced), smoking bongs, wandering the streets, partying somewhat listlessly and semi-lusting for a local girl.

Who would have thought that aimlessness could be so compelling? Retter’s assured direction and Chhorn’s technical tricks on very limited finances keep a potentially rambling narrative under control, and the viewer is left persistently uncomfortable due to the YOUTH ON THE MARCH (18+) soundtrack, where we **** leap from hip-hop to radio interference to harpsichord Co-writer, director Mike Retter to grunting and beyond, all and co-writer, producer, editor suggesting something you and sound designer Allison can’t quite get your head Chhorn’s follow-up to the around. And yes, we build also Port Adelaide-created to a final act that, even in Stanley’s Mouth (and part of this carnal context, feels the Port Film Co-op as well) surprisingly steamy. treads some similar stoner ground but proves weightier, An artistic collaboration tougher, creepier and raunchier. that will hopefully continue Reminiscent, perhaps, of the for a long time yet, Retter sweatily disturbing works of and Chhorn are exactly American Larry Clark (like what the Port Adelaide Kids and the oh-so-infamous arts scene needs (and yes, Ken Park), this micro-budgeted there is one!). Hell, they’re feature nevertheless feels pretty exactly what the whole damn proudly Adelaidean, and should Adelaide arts scene needs! hopefully embarrass all the right people. The plot is vague in the best possible way, with a lankhaired teen named Gill (played by Ben Ryan) introduced in a series of idle poses, but Ryan’s performance and Chhorn’s discomfitting soundscape keep warning you that there’s much more going on in his seemingly addled mind. The kid’s obviously long-suffering Mum

BATTLE OF THE SEXES (M) ***1/2 The true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs has already been told in a 2013 doco (with almost the same title), but this bigscreen dramatisation from married co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks) is about more than sport, ‘70s nostalgia or even feminism: it’s about equality - gender, financial and marriage - at a time when we really need it.

Emma Stone is terrific as tennis Grand Slam winner Billie Jean King, who’s seen striking out against horribly chauvinist promoter Jack Kramer (Bill Pullman), campaigning for the rights of women in sport and experiencing a rather delayed but lovely coming-of-age when Mad Dog Bradley she meets hairdresser Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough, Youth On The March who starred alongside Emma in is screening as part of Birdman). Including Marilyn in the women’s tour, which raises Adelaide Film Festival at Hart’s Mill, Pt Adelaide, on some friendly eyebrows from Friday 13 October at 7pm. pal Gladys Heldman (Sarah All details are at: https:// Silverman) and wardrobe pro Cuthbert ‘Ted’ Tinling (Alan Cumming, of course), Billie titles/106205/youth-onwatches as Riggs (Steve Carell the-march from Little Miss Sunshine)

beats Margaret Court (played by an actual Australian, Jessica McNamee) in a much-publicised game where the former World Number 1 hoped to prove that men are superior to women in sport (and therefore everything). Eventually agreeing to take on Riggs in a match to be watched by millions, King must also deal with the appearance of her husband Larry (Austin Stowell), and Simon Beaufoy’s script admirably doesn’t turn him into a monster, as he’s caught in the middle of another battle-ofsorts, while Riggs’ wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue, looking great in the ‘70s fashions) is also threedimensional and obviously loves him, even if he drives her insane.

With a convincingly lived-inlooking period recreation, a line in sweet comedy, impressive recreations of the matches (where you can’t see the tricks, even if Emma has admitted to being a poor player) and surprising suspense (whether or not you know the final outcome of it all), this doesn’t quite sugarcoat Riggs (who was just a touch more repellent) and plays King’s unexpected love-triangle pleasingly, ahem, straight. All the more reason to just say ‘Yes’.

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album. The Freight Train Heart album was a big album.

“Yeah so we were the support act and I played in his band on that tour. Suddenly we had my wage which was enough to float the band. We all kinda lived on five dollars a day, on hamburgers and shared a six pack of VB.” Johnny Diesel And The Injectors eponymous debut album was produced by the legendary Terry Manning (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Joe Cocker, Brian Adams) and I asked Diesel a bit about that experience of going over to Memphis to record with him.


“I think we’d literally done a gig in Orange, you know, the night before we got on the plane. It was insane. We didn’t have any time “She said look, do you guys have a name? I DIESEL want to try and help you guys out, put it out off or anything. It was like gig, gig, gig, gig, by Ian Messenger gig, gig, gig, get on the plane! Fly to Memphis! in the paper ‘cause you’re all well known musos in the town [Perth]. And I heard this “So we were all like shattered. You know, we friend of ours call Johnny Dalzell Diesel will be coming to the got there and I didn’t have much of a that day, because his wife just We all kinda Governor Hindmarsh Hotel as fell pregnant again, they’d just voice because we had been touring lived on like crazy, doing like crazy crazy part of the Adelaide leg of his found out she was pregnant and five dollars drives. So when I hear my voice on he’d already had a couple of Australian 30 Year Thang Tour kids, and he made the joke ah, a day, on that album it’s like, yes, it’s me, but wherein he will play work man it’s a really worn out twenty little Johnny Diesel and his little hamburgers year old guy who’s just done 280 spanning his entire career injectors. and shared gigs you know in about 280 days. including a big chunk of his “You know of course if you’re a six pack of Hepfidelity album. “So when I sang again on the second a mechanic, or if you know VB.” album, to digress a little bit here, anything about trucks you know people were like what happened? that diesel engines are all about BSide Magazine got on the blower to ol’ Did you get singing lessons? I was like no, I the injectors. mate Mark Lizotte (aka Diesel) and had a just had three months off!” very long chat about stuff, and found him “I thought it was funny and cute and to be a very nice guy without the slightest “We arrived in Memphis and it was ten everything, so when she called up it was hint of pretention – I guess when you’ve sold o’clock at night, it was like forty degrees, you sort of floating in my mind still. It just 800,000 records you’re probably feeling popped out, I just said it as kind of a joke. know. There were fireflies flying around pretty comfortable. I thought this will be funny. It will turn up everywhere. And, um, I knew about fireflies because I grew up in America, I was born in in the newspaper that week and we’ll all First up I had to ask Diesel how he got America, I had seen a firefly before, but our have a laugh about it. that initial moniker Johnny Diesel And The drummer,” muses Diesel, “he was seeing these Injectors. things flying around and he thought he was “That’s pretty much what happened. going crazy seeing these spots in front of his At that point no one gave a rat’s arse “Well, it wasn’t intended for me, to start eyes. It actually freaked him right out until he about anything. We were not like going with. Pretty funny,” Diesel laughs. “Yeah I realised they were fireflies. Then it was like anywhere in a hurry. just heard someone say it as kind of a joke. the biggest relief,” Diesel laughs. We were playing one night a week at that “And so the next week came along and point. We’d all been in other bands. It was Catch Diesel play the Governor no one took the ad out of the paper and kind of ah – let’s just do something for the it stayed in again and again. Before you Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, hell of it. We were basically a nameless knew it the question was like – well, is this Hindmarsh, for his 30 Year Thang band.” our name? Well, might as well be, it’s as Tour. There will be two sets, and good as any name. But in my mind it was “We hadn’t talked about the future or lots of songs. Tickets at oztix. always named after the bass player.” anything, we just wanted to play one night a week, you know. I started writing some The band moved to Sydney and soon got songs. You know I had been in bands since involved with Jimmy Barnes and toured I was fourteen, and I think I was eighteen at with him, launching Diesel’s career that point, or nineteen. significantly. I asked Diesel about that. “Yeah it kinda just mushroomed. It was just a hobby thing, on a Tuesday or Wednesday night. And I heard this friend of ours make a joke about John’s name [Johnny Dalzell, bass] and later that day someone called up, the woman that looked after the room, the gig we used to play every Wednesday night – this bar at the back of a large nightclub.

“October of ’87 is when I met Jimmy Barnes. And I think we were touring by Christmas time. That summer basically.

“It all happened very very fast because he was about to hit the road, you know, in a big way, doing these big outdoor shows everywhere on that Freight Train Heart


“They may have even been in a band years ago but for those who have never been in a band before, it’s a real buzz,” he suggests. “And it’s a great way of bringing people together to make music. And music is very important.

“It’s very social – it’s not a competition and there’s absolutely no pressure – and it’s all about giving people an opportunity to be part of a band,” he says. “It’s about people coming together and from there we’ll have a rehearsal schedule and they will be coached in the lead up to a concert [in early December at the Governor Hindmarsh] where each band will then present their half-hour show.

“People get to meet

Dino, who is quietly excited to be chosen to open for UK legends Status Quo at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall later this month, acknowledges that the name Weekend Warriors can suggest to some that the organisation is aimed at older people.

“And I’ve had people say to me that the Weekend Warriors program is a great way to join a band,” Dino continues. “If you’ve been out of the scene for a while it can hard to find a way back in. I like to think of Weekend Warriors as being some kind of musical dating service that hooks people up.

WEEKEND WARRIORS By Robert Dunstan Adelaide musician and singer Dino Jag, who has been nominated at this year’s SAM Awards, is greatly excited to be appointed as mentor/coach for the next series of Weekend Warriors which will commence with a free entry jam night and, following a series of workshops, will conclude with a huge concert in early December.

likeminded people and if you find the right “And that’s why Weekend Warriors are chemistry, you can share a soon going to announce a “I know of people program aimed at younger stage with them,” he says. “And I know of people who who have gone people – those 18 and under,” have gone through the he concludes. “But I shouldn’t through the program and the outcome say any more about that until program and has far exceeded all it’s officially launched.” expectations with lifetime the outcome has relationships being formed.” A case in point is Adelaide band Moss who formed via Weekend Warriors in 2102 and have since enjoyed much success with their debut album and very recently made it into the final of a national band competition.

far exceeded all expectations with lifetime relationships being formed.”

Dino, who is staging his own show at the Governor Hindmarsh on the afternoon “I think Weekend Warriors flys under the of Sunday 12 November with Throwing radar a bit,” Dino cautiously begins. “It’s an Flowers, says that at the upcoming free entry organisation that’s been around for a while jam night, to which those of all ages are now but doesn’t seem to get the recognition it welcome to attend, everything will be laid warrants because they do really good work at. on. “But I’ve known about the program myself for “It’s in the main room of the Gov so there quite a few years and was very excited to be will be a backline and all instruments involved this year,” he says. provided,” he points out. “But there’s no pressure with people just encouraged to As its name suggests, Weekend Warriors is come along, have a jam on a few songs and designed to help those who were once active then see what it’s all about if they want to musicians get back into the scene again while sign up for the full program. They’ll also be also encouraging younger musicians to be able to casually chat to a people and get a involved. real feel for what it’s all about.” “I like the fact Weekend Warriors encourages people to get out there and play music for fun which is how we all began,” Dino enthuses. “It’s an opportunity for people to drag out their guitar that’s been gathering dust for a few years, dust it off and get playing again alongside others who are in the same position.

“There will be initial band meetings where people can discuss what songs they want to learn to play as well as four allocated rehearsals at which the bands are coached,” Dino continues. “And, if they want to do further rehearsals outside of the coached ones, they are encouraged to do that.”

Dino, who can offer a wealth of music industry experience while acknowledging that he himself is continually learning, goes on to say that those wishing to take part in the upcoming program following the jam night will then be matched with others with similar experience and musical taste.

The next free entry Weekend Warriors jam event will take place from 7pm on Monday 16 October in the main room of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, and you can register interest at au/

guitar band to get that real relationship happening.

“It’s way too easy to step on each other’s toes but we don’t,” Nick continues. “And the more we play together, the better it gets and I’m really enjoying doing music again. I’m enjoying playing guitar again because it’s no longer a prop I just strum away on. “And the band is good for Justin too because it gets him out there in front of people,” he laughs. “If it wasn’t for the band, he’d just be working away at his music shop. He’s just way, way too good to be just doing that.”


former Adelaide-based musician Justin Garner.

Nick began his music career as a young bass player in Melbourne band The Wreckery which was fronted by Hugo Race who later went on to join Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds before embarking on a solo career.

Nick begins by admitting that a few years ago he was more than ready to give music a wide berth. Hugo was in Adelaide only recently and at the time I happened across “We’ve been “I was just getting sick and some fantastic ABC TV footage tired of playing all these playing together on YouTube of The Wreckery solo acoustic shows and was for so long now in full flight. ready to give up on it all,” he that we really sighs. “I just felt that I’d said “It’s fantastic isn’t it,” Nick understand all I had to say. So getting acknowledges. “It’s a couple of each other as guys over here in Melbourne together with Justin was just what I needed to give me a guitar players. [who run the record label new lease of life.” Laneway Music] who are And that’s a

Melbourne rock band The Heartache State, who were recently invited to perform at the grand re-opening of St Kilda’s Esplanade Hotel (affectionately known as The Espy) alongside punk legends X and with Spiderbait’s Whitt serving as DJ, are heading to town huge thing for a armed with their second Nick had met Justin when the album, Last Of The Buffalo. former produced the one and rock’n’roll guitar band…” only album for the guitarist’s So we got on the blower to singer and guitarist Nick Barker, once of Nick Barker & The Reptiles, who formed The Heartache State in his hometown of Melbourne with

finding all that stuff and putting it up online. So they’ve found a whole load of old stuff – they’ve unearthed Adelaide-based band some great footage of The Southpaw – later known as Southpoor – Reptiles and Celibate Rifles – and they which also boasted guitarist Billy Bob, of are remastering it when it needs to have Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam fame, and bass player that done and then whacking it up on Stuart Rudd of Superjesus. YouTube. “So they’re having a crack at putting it out “I’d met their drummer, Jad [Green], first there because other labels – I’m talking because he was a big fan of about the major ones – are too slack to The Reptiles,” Nick says. “So do anything,” he says. “And that footage of I became friendly with Jad The Wreckery is just fantastic because I which led to me producing hadn’t seen that stuff since it was filmed Southpaw and that’s how I back in the mid-80s. So good on ’em met Justin and it all went from because at least people get to see that there. footage again.” “And, you know me, I have a huge belief in Justin and his abilities,” he says. “And we’ve been playing together for so long now that we really understand each other as guitar players. And that’s a huge thing for a rock’n’roll

Reviews have suggested that The Heartache State’s Last Of The Buffalo has the loose rock’n’roll feel of a ’70s album by The Rolling Stones. “Ha,” Nick laughs. “We certainly approached making the record as The Stones would have done back then. We didn’t rehearse anything and only went

in with some vague idea of how the songs would sound. We just had the two guitars and drums set up in the studio and somehow knocked the songs into shape. So when we recorded them, it was only the third or fourth time we’d ever played ’em.

“And from what I’ve read and from docos I’ve seen, that’s pretty much what a lot of bands, especially The Stones, did in the ’70s,” he laughs again. “Band just used to jam in the studio.

“And Last Of The Buffalo is much more of a band record than the first one,” Nick says. “That first album was going to be a Nick Barker solo album but turned into The Heartache State about halfway through. So the new one has a lot more of Justin about it.” Last Of The Buffalo was recorded at Yikesville under the guidance of producer Shane O’Mara as was the band’s debut offering.

“And once again it was great fun to make,” Nick says. “It was just Justin and me on guitars with Venom on drums and then I added the bass bits afterwards.

“And people have said to me, ‘Why didn’t you call the band Nick Barker & The Heartache State?’,” he says. “But, you know what, I really don’t think my name has all that much pulling power these days and I should know. And I didn’t want the band to be welded to my name. It’s a psychological thing too because taking my name off something somehow gives me more freedom.

“I have no big expectations for the band but it’s just something I wanna do to make the hairs on my arms stand up again,” Nick laughs.

The musician concludes by admitting that a good source of his annual income comes from playing in a tribute band.

“Yeah,” he sniffs. “I put together this band – me, Justin, Shane O’Mara and “And it stops people thinking it’s one Ashley Davies on drums – to do The of those heritage acts who reform to play songs that were hits for them 20 or Stones’ Goat’s Head Soup album and then someone said, ‘Why don’t you 30 years ago,” he laughs. ‘That doesn’t do Black & Blue?’, so we did that and interest me and while I will still do the it’s kinda snowballed. And the set list odd gig under the name The Reptiles, there’s no way I’d want to be involved in we’ve somehow now ended up with is the one from The Stones’ 1972 getting on those big nostalgia festivals of old bands doing their hits from years European tour. ago. “And with no advertising we sell out shows all over the place - places like The Caravan Club and stuff – and “I don’t see any point in doing that,” he sighs. “I wouldn’t want to do that circuit get over 300 people,” Nick laughs. “We even got flown over to Perth the and play my two big hits – with one of other weekend to do a private party. them being a bloody cover anyway – just for the sake of it. I’d much rather be doing new stuff with a band. I wanna be doing stuff that keeps me engaged with music.

“But we often look at each other and wonder what in the hell we’re doing,” he says apologetically. “We never

wanted to end up like this but somehow we have. It’s good money though so we don’t complain.”

Melbourne rockers The Heartache State will launch their second album, Last Of The Buffalo, at a free entry affair at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 7 October with special guests Cosmo Thundercat.

now is that I don’t have to get out of bed at any set time,” he continues. “And what I love is that I can get up when I want and then roll straight downstairs into my studio in my pyjamas and spend the rest of the day there if I want. I consider that to be a certain level of success if I can make money while still in my pyjamas.” Shane is currently in touring mode and looking forward to his visit to South Australia.

shane nicholson SHANE NICHOLSON By Robert Dunstan Singer songwriter Shane Nicholson, who has won numerous awards throughout the years for his countrytinged music as well as once being nominated for Producer Of The Year, has just released his sixth studio album, Love & Blood, and is currently taking it around the country to present his songs in solo mode and making two stops in Adelaide. With the usual opening chit chat out of the way, Shane and I had begun by discussing jobs and work and I asked what his first proper job was.

“I worked for a year installing garage doors when I was 18 0r 19,” he laughs. “The sole purpose of that, however, was to save up enough money to buy a caravan – which I did and then set it up on a vacant property up in Queensland – and then travel around playing music. “So I’ve never had a proper job since then,” Shane says. “But that job served its purpose – and a good purpose at that – and I certainly don’t miss the early morning starts. “I remember those 5.30am starts, especially the ones in winter, and what I love

“I’ve been out on the road for a couple of months now with another couple to go,” he announces. “But

implicitly,” Shane says. “He’s also become a really close friend and to work with someone like that.

“And I produced a dozen albums for other people last year, so when it came time to make my own record, I didn’t want to be sitting in the producer’s chair. I needed to step away from that role. And while there are not many people I would trust to produce something of mine, Matt is someone I trust implicitly. “It’s a given that he’s going to do a good job,” Shane then adds.

The album also features a guest vocal performance from Buddy Miller, the US musician who has worked with artists such as Emmylou Harris and Robert Plant as well as producing many albums and releasing a slew of his own records.

“Buddy was someone I’d met over in the tour is mainly weekend gigs so I can get Nashville at an Americana Convention a back to the studio and work at producing other few years ago,” Shane says. “So I thought I people’s records during the week. “I produced a knew him well enough to ask him to be on the new record. “And I’ve been enjoying going to dozen albums And it was one of my bucket places I haven’t played before,” for other list items I am slowly working Shane continues. “But with Trinity my way through. people last Sessions in Adelaide, it’s somewhere I’d played before and can’t wait to year, so when “And so I was lucky enough to get back to because my last show it came time get him involved because, to there remains a real highlight. to make my me, Buddy is the grand master of Americana,” he concludes. “And the venue in Tanunda, Barossa own record, I “So to send the song off to him Arts Centre, is one I’ve also played in didn’t want to and then wake up the next the past but only informally,” he says. day to find his vocals for One “So it was somewhere I wanted to do be sitting in Trick Pony in my inbox is one my own show. It’s a beautiful venue the producer’s of the wonders of modern and I have some good friends who chair. I needed technology.” live up that way too.” The musician is enjoying the freedom that touring solo brings.

to step away from that role.” Shane Nicholson will

play Trinity Sessions at Church Of The “I’ve been doing this kind of storytelling show,” Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Shane says. “And that way I get to run it very loosely – there’s no real set list – and I play to Clarence Pk, on Friday 13 the audience and tell a lot of stories as well as October with Kelly Menhennett playing lots of songs. as very special guest and tickets here. Shane and Kel also play Tanunda’s Barossa Arts Centre “I enjoy playing with my band because they on Saturday 14 October. are great but are all very busy,” he says. “So it’s hard to pin them down for a tour but I am really enjoying doing solo gigs and it’s something I began doing a few years ago which resulted in a live album [Pitch, Roll & Yaw - Live and Solo].” Love & Blood, Shane’s latest studio offering, was produced by Matt Fell.

“Having worked with Matt on my last album, Hell Breaks Loose, I trust him


take to the stage, singer Alister Wright bearing a resemblance to the controversial rapper with his cropped bleached -blonde hair asks the audience: Did anybody listen to Eminem on the way to the gig? Wright’s appearance is where the resemblance ends mind you. The music about to be performed couldn’t be more of a polar opposite to Slim Shady.

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cloud control Cloud Control – Live Review by Romana Ashton Photos by Iain Dalrymple On the back of their new album Zone, indie-psych band Cloud Control are touring around Australia to appreciative crowds. Recently the Triple J darlings covered ‘90s band The Cranberries’ Dreams on Like a Version. Last Friday night photographer Iain Dalrymple and I went along to the Gov to see what all the fuss is about. Apart from Cloud Control on the bill we discover that there are two other supports, The Winter Gypsy and Tiny Little Houses. The Winter Gypsy play a polished set and seem to enjoy what they do, which is always a good thing. Some rockin’ guitar solos and indie pop sounds entertain the crowd who have gradually filtered through to the stage area while other punters continue to loiter in the beer garden down the back.

Melbourne band Tiny Little Houses are up next with their ‘90s inspired sound that is something between Weezer and the early 2000s song Teenage Dirtbag by the band Wheatus. I am instantly transported somewhat back to the ‘90s and remember smoking my first cigarette behind the shed in the backyard. As I was a mild asthmatic, I coughed a lot but convinced myself that it was good.

Shortly after, Cloud Control launch into their first song. Their sound washes over the audience in sonic waves. Keyboard/ vocalist Heidi Lenffer is extremely energetic, hair swishing everywhere, tambourine in one hand, keys under the other, she is definitely a focal point of the band and works well with Wright sharing the vocals and stage. Drummer Ulrich Lenffer (Heidi’s brother) provides a solid backbone of beats to the band’s often spacey and dreamscape sound.

I also remember when Triple J first started broadcasting in my small regional Queensland town, Bundaberg. It was an exciting time to be a teenager and it felt like the world beyond the Brisbane line was finally being made available to the likes of me. But so much has changed since that time. Things aren’t the same and Triple J is now a mainstream radio station. I am awoken from my nostalgic reverie by the sound of Eminem’s Lose Yourself blaring throughout the venue. As the song builds momentum Cloud Control

Cloud Control open with the sedate Treetops and continue through their set to the more guitar driven Meditation Song #2, their title track Zone (this is how it feels) and crowd favourite Scar. During the night members of the audience dance and bop away in what I consider to be quite an orderly fashion in the vein of Flock of Seagulls, more reminiscent of the ‘80s than the ‘90s. Everybody seems to be having a reasonably good time and more of the audience start to blend into the now moderately swaying mass of bodies. I think about starting a mosh-pit but don’t think it is somehow appropriate at this gig. I drink some stout instead and think about having a cigarette and watching Eight Mile again.

“We also look to include a good proportion of young performers and children’s entertainers in the line-up,” she added. This year’s festival will also be an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of its founder, Peter Thornton, who passed away in June. His wife Annie and her fellow committee members are determined that 2017 will see another great event of which Peter would be proud.

FLEURIEU FOLK FESTIVAL By Chris Horsman Fleurieu Folk Festival will be proudly celebrating its 11th year when it takes place at Willunga from Friday 27 October until Sunday 29 October with an impressive line-up of performers. These will include Kristina Olsen, Alan Gogoll, Ken Nicol, Greg Champion, Cocheol, The BordererS, Fiona Ross, Rowena Wise, Tim Moore, Tom Richardson, Anatole Road, Astrail, Tom Richardson, Brushwood, Deb Tapfield, Dodsworth & Dodsworth, Fascisimo, Jen Lush, Kc Guy, Maggie Murphy & Liz, Rebecca Wright & Donald McKay, Saltwater Taffy, Snail, Springtide, Steve Ashley, Telenn Tri, The Connection, The Humbuckin’ Pickups and Trouvers.

The festival attracts many hundreds of performers and music lovers to Willunga’s Recreation Park and surrounding venues – almost a dozen in all – and will once reverberate with the sound of traditional and contemporary folk music from around the world as well as covering genres such as blues, bluegrass, roots music and Celtic traditions.

‘The festival [which will also boast open mics and jam sessions along with activities for children workshops as well as great food and arts and crafts] continues to go from strength to strength,” director Val Corfield said. “Each year we receive expressions of interest from a significant number of top quality entertainers from all over Australia and overseas. It makes selecting acts for the program extremely difficult but, ultimately, allows us to present a fantastic range of engaging artists to our audiences.

Named Community Event Of The Year in the 2016 City Of Onkaparinga Australia Day Awards, the family-friendly Fleurieu Folk Festival is packed with music concerts and sessions, dance, workshops, children’s entertainment and stalls. It is a great opportunity to get involved in an award winning community event as a volunteer, while patrons will be duly rewarded with a range of fringe benefits.

“We really appreciate our wonderful volunteers and the local business owners who support the festival,” Val also commented “Our gratitude also goes to the locals who billet our interstate and international performers.” Fleurieu Folk Festival runs from Friday 27 October until Sunday 29 October in Willunga with tickets here.

and recorded my vocals with him. . . bit a lot of money and as a do it yourself kind of band it starts to take it’s toll a bit so we decided lyric videos were probably the best to go moving forward as music video probably wasn’t a viable option for us at the time.

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AFTER CHANGE by Ian Messenger Young Adelaide five-piece After Change have their debut EP Feelin’ Fine ready to go and will be launching it very soon at Fowler’s Live. The metal/ rock outfit will be supported by a host of other acts for this all ages show and it’s set to be a real ring-dinger. BSide Magazine had a chat with singer Daniel Richards about the music of After Change and changes thereafter. First up I asked him how long the band had been playing together.

“Yeah so early 2015 is when we started practising and started writing some stuff

“But we decided we could get pretty creative with how the lyric videos went. And just thought that it might capture what we were trying to put into it a bit more ‘cause we found that a lot of the time these days music videos do get looked by, and things like lyric videos people are more tending to watch now “But our current line up that we have at because, you know, they want to know what the moment we’ve been together since I’d the song’s about and connect with it a bit say midway through last year.” better as well, so we feel it probably more or less worked in our favour.” After Change have a few lyric videos out there in YouTube land and I asked Richards why did they do them, how did Nothing like that sweet triumph they come about, etc. together. It wasn’t until September that year when we first started playing some shows. Obviously we released a couple of songs before then, but that’s pretty much when we started.

“So pretty much we put a lot of time and effort obviously,” explains Richards, “into writing these songs. And we spent a lot of money as well getting into pre-production as we worked with the vocalist of Hands Like Houses in the pre-production stage of the EP. “So there was a lot of travel, there was a lot of accommodation, there was a lot of time we spent on that. I even went back

when things are working for ya. Catch After Change launch their EP Feelin’ Fine with a bunch of guests including Windwaker, Days Of Deceit, Down With The Ship, The PLAYBOOK, Bearclaw Camp and Lost In Sounds. It is an all ages affair and tickets from Moshtix.


American band Four Year Strong will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Rise Or Die Trying when they play the album in full at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindarsh, on Tuesday 9 January with tickets via the venue or Oztix. DAVEY LANE


In an unguarded moment, The Church have announced a tour armed with their 26th studio album, Man Woman Life Death Infinity, which features new single, Undersea, and will be kicking it off on Thursday 16 November at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with the UK’s Remy Zero as special guests and tickets via the venue or Oztix. FRAZEY FORD

Davey Lane, of The Zhivagos, You Am I and, more recently, The Stems, has a new solo album, I’m Gonna Burn Out Bright, and will be playing songs from it at Edinburgh Castle, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on Friday 6 October. UKULELE RUSS

Canada’s Frazey Ford is making a return to Australia and will be armed with a new single, When We Get By, when the soulful singer plays Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 17 November with tickets via Moshtix. MARIE WILSON

Following a show at the same venue last year that quickly sold Alaska’s Ukulele Russ & His out, Marie Wilson is making One Man Frontier Band a return in solo mode to the are coming back to town and Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George playing the Wheatsheaf Hotel, St, Thebarton, from 8.30pm on 39 George St, Thebarton, from Saturday 25 November with 4pm on Sunday 8 October with tickets via Eventbrite. special guests Savior Plunk and tickets via Trybooking NICK CUNNINGHAM and Daisy Burger food truck Byron Bay-based indie folk singer planted out the front. songwriter Nick Cunningham

has joined forces with fellow Byron Bay resident Luke Morris for a trek around the country that will bring the pair to Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 13 October with tickets via Moshtix. KAHL WALLIS

A fundraiser for Amnesty International known as Warriors for Justice – Music For Human Rights is coming to The Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh on the afternoon of Sunday 5 November and the show will bring together the talents of Kahl Wallis, Local Revolution, Abbey Howlett and other special guests with tickets via the venue of Oztix.

HORRORSHOW Hip hop dudes Horrorshow will be in cherry blossom acoustic mode when they make a return to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 25 November for a welcome all-ages show with tickets via the venue or Oztix. A DAY ON THE GREEN The Living End, Spiderbait, Veruca Salt, Tumbleweed and The Fauves will be playing Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale, on Saturday 17 March with tickets via Ticketmaster.

MIA DYSON Rootsy artist Mia Dyson has a new single, Gambling, and is in touring mode which will have her playing The Royal Oak Hotel, 123 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, on Thursday 7 December with tickets via Oztix. UGLY KID JOE Ugly Kid Joe have announced their 25 year anniversary tour and will be playing America’s Least Wanted in full when

they hit Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Thursday 7 December with Dallas Frasca and Tim McMillan as special guests and tickets available via Moshtix. THE EAST POINTERS Canada’s award winning rootsorientated band The East Pointers have announced a huge tour which will include a show at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Thursday 14 December with tickets via Moshtix.

JOE JACK TALCUM & DANDREW STEVENS Philly’s Joe Jack Talcum and Dandrew Stevens of legendary American punk rockers The Dead Milkmen have teamed up as Danjo for their first Australian tour which will kick off at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Friday 10 November with tickets selling fast via Oztix. KNUCKLE PUCK

Chicago’s pop punk upstarts Knuckle Puck will return to Australian shores in January and are bringing the UK’s Roam with them heading to Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Thursday 11 January with tickets via Moshtix. KAVISHA MAZZELLA Melbourne’s Kavisha Mazzella has teamed up with local artists Nancy Bates, Vonda Last and Hannah Yates to present an all-ages fundraiser for We Care! and Homelessness SA at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 1pm on Saturday 28 October with tickets via the venue or Oztix. FRAME 313 Frame 313, a noisy bass and drums duo who hail from the north west of Sydney, will make their Adelaide debut when they play Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Thursday 5 October with special guests Meth Leppard, Dana Fairbanks and Apteria.


event from 4pm until 11.30pm on Saturday 2 December, has been announced and it will be The Weathered Headz, The Unknown Locals, The Craves, The Real Mac DiMarco?, St Judes, Backyard Haircuts and Teenage Sister with an entry fee of an easy $10 and pool tables at the ready.

Mary Webb will be gracing the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Sunday 15 October armed with her new single and Aaron Thomas in duo mode as special WEEKEND WARRIORS guest. ALOYSUIS LEESON Guitarist Aloysius Leeson will be launching his new album, Florilegium, at licensed bar The Space Between, first floor of 187 Rundle St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 21 October. THE EAST DISTRICT Indie pop rockers The East District have knocked together an album, Fly Tomorrow, Home Monday, and will launch it at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 6 October with Oceans and O’Donohue as special guests and $10 tickets at the door.

DAVE HUDSON Adelaide’s Dave Hudson, an enigma even to himself, has his musical journey pretty organised as he’s announced a show on Friday 2 March at which he will be presenting songs from his The Journey album at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton.

MOVE2LIVE Move2Live at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, Here’s the deal. Meet prior to 6pm on Wednesday evenings and then head off for a 40-minute walk, run or whatever with a bunch of lovely people and then head back to the pub for refreshments and a natter about this and that. SOAK UP FEST ’17 Presented by Brain Binge Bookings, the full line-up for Soak Up Fest ’17, set to take place at Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, as an all-ages

Dino Jag, currently basking on the success of his Breakthrough EP, will serve as mentor and host the next free entry Weekend Warriors jam event which will take place from 7pm on Monday 16 October in the main room of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, and you can register interest the Weekend Warriors’ website.

event, which will also have the auction of a Maton guitar and a merchandise stand, will be free entry to existing ARBA members with $30 membership tickets at the door or by signing up here at their website. Dinner bookings are available by telephoning 08 8347 4090. KAURNA CRONIN Kaurna Cronin has announced the launch of his new album, Euphoria Delirium & Loneliness (to be available on vinyl), and it’s to be with his band at Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Thursday 5 October with special guests Loren Kate and WA’s Jacob Diamond with tickets via Oztix. AFTER CHANGE

Adelaide-based alternative rockers After Change are feeling fine as they all set to release their debut EP, Feeling Fine, and will be launching it at a licensed, all-ages event at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, with Windwaker, Days Of Deceit, Down With The Ship, Bearclaw Camp and Lost In Souls from 7pm on Saturday 14 October with tickets via Moshtix

CAFÉ TROPPO Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Sq, Adelaide, boasts great organic food, craft beer, a fresh new wine list, old-fashioned cocktails, seasonal tapas, a new bar menu and, as well as regular events, THE BAKER SUITE has live acoustic music under the name Spring Boogaloo and a brand new menu on Friday evenings from 6pm with The café is also taking bookings for private functions. ARBA MEMBER MUSTER

Adelaide Roots & Blues Association (ARBA) is having a Member Muster from 6pm on Saturday 14 October at the British Workingmen’s Club, 11 Davis St, Wingfield, and it will feature The Chris Finnen Band and The Dirty Roots Band with an All-Star Jam to take place at the end of the evening. The

The second annual Howard Kehl Rock Music Development Award, in memory of late and much-respected Adelaide musician and identity Howard Kehl, will take place from 1pm on Sunday 29 October at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, and will feature special guest Vince Contarino (of Zep Boys), MC Catherine Blanch and the rockin’ bands Imogen Brave, Poundcake, FastMotor and Amberlist as well as the 2016 award recipient, Pete Jenkins, with $20 tickets via the venue (telephone 08 8340 0744) or at the door for $25. THE DUNES The Dunes have cleverly scored the Friday evening residency at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, for the month of October and will kick it off on Friday 6 October with special guests Little Dust and the free entry psych rock fun will then continue on Friday 13 October with Melbourne’s The Baudelaires and on Friday 20 October with The Howling Fog before winding up on Friday 27 October with The Vulgars.

THE 4 STAR HEROES Alternative rockers The 4 Star Heroes will be joined by Radix, Poly and Mogerlaine when they play Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, at an all-ages show from 7pm until 11pm on Saturday 7 October with drink specials and, of course, pool tables and an easy entry fee of $10.

BEYOND BLUE PRINT EXCHANGE Beyond Blue Print Exchange is an art exhibition that has taken over the walls of the fireplace room of the Governor It’s been a while but The Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Baker Suite will be back for Hindmarsh, and marks an a lovely afternoon of music opportunity to view and buy at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 the works of a number of local George St, Thebarton, from 4pm print-makers, as well as some on Sunday 22 October with other artworks that have kindly tickets bound to sell fast via been donated by supporters of Sticky Tickets. Beyond Blue. All artworks have been created with an intent HOWIE”S KICK OFF to shine a spotlight on mental health and proceeds will be donated to Beyond Blue and will support Chris Lytas in his endeavour to run the New York marathon in the charity’s name. THROWAWAY

Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, is set to host the bands Throwaway, Trench Effect, Roadhaul and Shadow Monarchy at an all-ages affair from 7pm until 11pm on Saturday 21 October with drink specials and, of course, pool tables and an entry fee of an easy $10.

ARBA Presented by Adelaide Roots & Blues Association, The Steve Brown Band and JJ Fields, both worthy winners of the 2107 Memphis Blues Challenge, will be performing at The Singing Gallery, 133 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, on Saturday 28 October with doors at 6.30pm, $25 entry and beer, wine and food available with all proceeds going to the artists. LARSEN

FUNDRAISER The Baker Suite and Chris Finnen have teamed up for a fundraising event to help improve feeding facilities for those homeless and the show will be taking place from 7.30pm (doors at 6.30pm) on Saturday 18 November at Noarlunga Centre Church Of Christ, 165 Beach Rd, Christies Beach, with tickets via Ticketek or the church office on 08 8326 1153. CASEY C ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN Looking for an effective gig poster? Casey C Illustration & Design offers an affordable service and in the past has designed gig posters for bands such as Babes Are Wolves, The Villenettes, The Aves, Porchlight Parade, Matt Ward, Kitchen Witch and a whole bunch of others including drawings in ShitAdelaide’s colouring and activity book. There is also a range of postcards available,

SWEET ANARCHY Sweet Anarchy have announced their Broken CD launch and it will be at Producer’s Bar, 235 Grenfell St, Adelaide, from 7pm Larsen will kick off their tour for on Saturday 21 October new album Weightless Again up with special guests Quaint in Brisbane before taking in lots Attraction, Ripcord and of other cities and then winding it Colour Machine with tickets at all up in their hometown at Jive, the door for $15 or only $10 via 181 Hndley St, Adelaide, from Big Cartel. 7.45pm on Saturday 28 October with special guests Sincerely, BEACH PARTY Grizzly, Pinkish Blu and Towns Croydon Bowling Club, Blight and with $10 tickets at the door. St, Ridleyton, will host a Beach Party from 7pm until late on MUSIC SA Saturday 9 December with Music SA will be celebrating bargain drinks, $5 entry, surf its 20th birthday on Thursday bands Swinging Surf Sex Gods 30 November by holding a and Chica Chica Electrica fundraising (to raise funds performing and all funds raised to continue to run free music going to Home Of Love & workshops in 2018) quiz evening Dreams, a home for orphans. from 6pm until 10pm at St Paul’s Creative Centre, Pulteney St, WINTER WITCHES Adelaide, with a bar and BYO food Winter Witches have chosen and $20 tickets ($180 for a table the date of Thursday 26 of 10) via Moshtix. October on which to play a gig at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 HILLSIDE FEST 5.0 Waymouth St, Adelaide. Esteemed Adelaide producer and very sound sound engineer SPINE 96 Matt Hills will be presenting Spine 96, an Adelaide rock Hillside Fest 5.0 at his new quartet who dabble in the recording studio on Saturday 25 absurd, cynical and darker sides November with the full line-up of of life with a touch of surrealism 15 bands/artists to include some thrown in, have just released a well-known names. self-titled album via boutique Melbourne label Off The Hip

and is now available via all good record stores – think Rock Therapy, 536 Goodwood Rd, Daw Park, Clarity Records, 60 Pulteney St, Adelaide, Mr V Music, 115 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore and, of course, Off The Hip Records, 381 Flinders Ln, Melbourne – and Bandcamp. SATISFACTION – THE STONES SHOW

And they keep rollin’. The longrunning Satisfaction – The Stones Show will be playing Encounter Bay’s Beach House Café from 1pm on Sunday 15 October (bookings via 08 8552 4417) and then The German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, on Saturday 18 November with special guests Acoustic Fix and tickets on sale via Try Booking. Be quick as these rockin’ shows invariably sell out such is the band’s huge popularity.

Monotremes will be launching their Wilderness EP at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 14 October with $10 tickets at the door and Koral and Alison Coppe & The Janes as special guests. 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. 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 diverse, the better! Please contact the library on 08 8366 4280 for more information.

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@> to reserve a spot.

FLIGHT Flight, which takes place on the first Saturday of each month at Northern Sound System, 173 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth, as a licensed, all-ages event from 8pm, will be going acoustic on Saturday 7 October when it presents Across The Atlas, Dylan Smith, Baltimore Poet and Quant Attraction with $10 THE GOV’S VARIETY SHOW tickets at the door. The Gov’s Variety Show has returned to the front bar of ALANA JAGT & THE the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 MONOTREMES Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on the first Saturday of each month, an array or performers of all persuasions, a 9pm start and entry via donation. 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 Following her performance at be made by calling the bar on this year’s Semaphore Music 0405 005 447. Festival, Alana Jagt & The

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home with a painting of Dame Edna Everage behind him. “Yes, how ironic was that?” Alice laughs. ‘That was quite hilarious.”

Alice, who is currently studying to be a naturopath, says her next plan is to record an EP.

“I think it will be an EP at this stage because when I studied music at Music SA, I was told that a full album is a really big creative choice,” she says. “But I definitely want to eventually do a full album because I still think it’s really lovely to listen to an album from start to finish.

ALICE HADDY ALICE HADDY By Robert Dunstan Singer songwriter Alice Haddy was born and raised in Streaky Bay, but has relocated to Adelaide in recent times and is now looking forward to headlining a free entry, allages concert with a focus on acoustic roots and folk music at Prospect Town Hall alongside Naomi Keyte and Banjo Jackson as part of Club5082’s ongoing live music presentations. “I’m very excited to be involved, especially as Club5082 approached me about it,” Alice begins. “I while I haven’t actually been to Prospect Town Hall, I have seen photos of the venue and it looks amazing.”

Alice, who suggests that while it will be a bit spooky playing on a Black Friday, she is not at all superstitious, says she is currently doing heaps of shows while penning material for an EP.

“I’ve been doing heaps of cover gigs – lots and lots at pubs, at weddings and some markets,” she says with a laugh, “but I am also writing my own songs for an EP.” Alice says she first got into music when she picked up her mum’s guitar.

“I’m an only child,” she laughs, “so it was something I picked up at first to keep myself busy. I was quite little so playing

guitar kind of came about organically and it all just fell into place.

“But I was told that people are now releasing EPs or singles before thinking about doing a full album,” Alice says.

Alice promises that some of her newlypenned material will receive an airing at her upcoming Club508s engagement.

“And maybe when I was about 16 or 17, I began to think about writing my own songs,” “I’ve written quite a few new songs recently Alice continues. “But when I now look back, and because of studying to be a naturopath the subject matter is now a bit “When I now look I’ve written one about using tacky. I wrote a lot of songs back herbs as a love potion,” she then about cars and my friends.” back, the subject reveals. “So I’ll be playing that matter is now a one for sure even though it Alice says she enjoyed growing bit tacky. I wrote doesn’t have a title yet.” up in Streaky Bay.

a lot of songs back then about Club5082 will cars and my present a free entry, friends.”

“It’s sometimes hard to explain to people because when you live in a city as it’s difficult to put into words how different it is to having that raw kind of environment all around you as it is over in Streaky,” she reasons. “My parents had a property about five kilometres from town so it was pretty isolated.” The musician has not previously performed on a bill alongside Naomi Keyte, but has done so in the past with Banjo Jackson.

“It was at a fundraiser a while ago – probably a few years ago now – for One Girl as part of one of their Do It In A Dress events,” Alice says. This announcement causes us both to chuckle as One Girl, who raise money to educate young girls in Africa, very recently came under fire from senator Cory Bernardi who had commented unfavourably about an activity they were staging at Craigburn High School. The organisation had been hoping to raise around $900 at the event, which has been in operation annually for a number of years, but the senator’s comments caused contributions to exceed $200,000.

We both then chuckle about the fact that people were posting an official photo of Bernardi posing for the camera at his luxury

all-ages evening of acoustic roots and folk music featuring Alice Haddy, Naomi Keyte and Banjo Jackson from 7pm on Friday 13 October at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, with drink specials at the wellappointed bar and discount meals from the nearby Caffe Cena at 101-103 Prospect Rd, Prospect.


entertained throughout the evening will be DJ Motormouth.

“DJ Motormouth, what an absolute legend,” Rock enthuses. “He’s a good mate of ours who has been around as long as we have and possibly even longer. And Motormouth is an old school DJ who works with the bands he’s appearing with. “He works hand in glove with the bands he DJs with because you hand him your set list and he makes sure he’s not gonna step on your tours by playing a song that’s on that list.

DEEP THROAT By Robert Dunstan Legend has it that the members of Deep Throat (Rock Hardwood, Leroy Thunderpants Inc, Wilbur Wong, Hugh Jorgan III and Dick Tingler) came together when they all found themselves kidnapped from a wild party in the ’70s and were thrown into a deep, dark basement. They recently escaped and are now setting about doing some gigs to dive deep back into the ’70s, so we let singer Rock Hardwood take up their enthralling story.

“I’m quite hesitant to call it a conspiracy but I am quite certain that it was quite a deliberate act that we all got locked away in that basement somewhere in Toorak over in Melbourne,” he begins with a sigh.

“All I remember – and it’s all a big hazy now – is that I was at a party in Melbourne and - I think his name was Ian or something like that – and one minute everything’s going just fine.

“And, whenever he can, DJ Motormouth also takes requests from the audience,” he adds. ‘That’s the way he works as a DJ with Deep Throat and that’s why Deep Throat enjoy working with DJ Motormouth. It’s a marriage made in heaven. And sometimes in hell.”

look and it seems like Number 96 isn’t even on the TV these days.” Rock concludes by suggesting that attendees may like to dress up in their ’70s finery for Deep Throat have chosen Friday The the evening. Thirteenth on which to “I’m quite present their musical wares. “It would be totally awesome hesitant to call it if people came through the “It’s Black Friday for some a conspiracy but I door on a pair of roller skates but, for us, it’s Good Friday,” am quite certain dressed up like Farah Fawcett,” Rock announces. “And it’s he says. “It would be good to that it was quite see a whole bunch of Charlie’s going to be a fantastic night because before we were a deliberate act Angels there. Or people from locked away we were on the that we all got Planet Of The Apes or any of the very cusp of signing a very Dirty Harry movies. lucrative deal with a major locked away in that record label. “Whatever floats people’s basement…” boats,” Rock says. “And if “So we’re back to reclaim they want to create a scene our crown and the couple of shows we’ve from Number 96 while they are up on the done so far have seen us welcomed back dancefloor, that would be good too.” with open arms. I think people have definitely missed us being on the scene. Deep Throat will be diving “And our female fans have really welcomed back our drummer, Hugh Jorgan III, because they had been waiting all these years to collect some unpaid alimony.” The band will take to the stage armed with a huge repertoire from the ’70s that will also span many genres.

“I was hanging out with Iggy Pop and exchanging tips on natural oils with Olivia Newton-John but the next thing I know was when I woke up in a basement with four other blokes.

“We’ll be playing all the music from the ’70s that made that era so awesome,” Rock announces. “It was an eclectic era in music because it started off with all the singer songwriters and there was glam rock and some heavy hard rock. And there was disco and then punk music which came along as a reaction to that.

“So it now seems like we’ve been away for a while,” he then sadly adds. “I mean I had a

Adelaide band Uncle Gilbert will be kicking the night off with a set of classic ’70s rock and helping to keep patrons

“So we formed a band which was actually on the cusp and destined for big things before we all got locked away,” Rock says. “So I think it was deliberate that we’ve been locked away for all those years.”

“So we do it all,” he says. “And we do some pop songs by some almost forgotten one hit wonders of the ’70s too. We’ve got it all covered.”

deep and presenting the great music of the ’70s when they play the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 13 Roctober with special guests Uncle Gilbert and DJ Motormouth and tickets via the venue or Oztix here: Default.aspx?event=78485

THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER Frame 313 (Sydney), Meth Leppard, Dana Fairbanks and Apteria at Hotel Metro Tina Arena (Sydney) at Thebarton Theatre

FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER Davey Lane (Melbourne) at Edinburgh Castle Alison Moyet (UK) and Katie Noonan at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Bernard Fanning & The Black Fins (Brisbane) at Governor Hindmarsh (Sold Out) The Kite String Tangle (Brisbane) and Golden Vessel at Fat Controller

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER The Heartache State (Melbourne) and Cosmo Thundercat at Grace Emily The New Dead VIII: Brujering, Lock Up, Abramelin, Napalm Death, Alkira, Truth Corroded, Blunt Shovel, Voros, Orpheus Omega, Earth Riot, Hidden Intent, Dark Cell, Black Rheno, Hubrid Nightmares and In Malice’s Wake at Fowler’s Live Bernard Fanning & The Black Fins (Brisbane) and Oh Pep! at Governor Hindmarsh Neil Murray (Victoria) and Damien Neil at Wheatsheaf Hotel SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER d Henry Fenton (Sydney) at Grace Emily Ukulele Russ & His One Man Frontier Band (Alaska) and Savior Plunk at Wheatsheaf Hotel

TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER Peter Hook & The Light (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER Casey Donovan and Cale

Morgan at Governor Hindmarsh Ben Salter (Brisbane) at Grace Emily

FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER Me First & The Gimme Gimmes (US) and Bitchspawn at Fowler’s Live (SOLD OUT) Shane Nicholson and Kelly Mennhennett at Trinity Sessions Nick Cunningham (Byron Bay) and Luke Morris (Byron Bay) at Jive SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER Diesel (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Shane Nicholson and Kelly

Mennhennett at Barossa Arts Centre ‘The Peep Temple (Melbourne) and Batpiss at Edinburgh Castle Hotel SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER Boney M (Germany) and Sean Kemp at Governor Hindmarsh

TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER Mayday Parade (US) and This Wild Life at Governor Hindmarsh (Sold Out) The Dillinger Escape Plan (US) at Fowler’s Live THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER Áine Tyrell (Ireland/Australia) and Koral at Wheatshef Hotel Northlane (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh

Alice Cooper (US) and Ace Frehley (US) at Thebarton Theatre (Sold Out) Busby Marou (Townsville) at Ramsgate Hotel

FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER Richard Clapton (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Jed Rowe at Wheatsheaf Hotel Polaris (Sydney), Belle Haven, Deadlights and Daybreak at Fowler’s Live SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER Less Than Jake (US) and Bodyjar at Governor Hindmarsh

The Belligerents (Brisbane) and Bus Vipers at Jive

SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER Sebastian Bach (US) at Governor Hindmarsh BR Dalton (Dublin/Fremantle) at Grace Emily WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER Lakÿn at Grace Emily William Singe (NZ) at Governor Hindmarsh Justin Townes Earle (US), Joshua Hedley and The Bitter Darlings at Crown & Anchor THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER Midnight Oil (Sydney), Spiderbait (Melbourne) and Bad//Dreems at Adelaide Oval’s Village Green

Boo Seeka at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER Kavisha Mazzella (Melbourne), Nancy Bates, Vonda Last and Hannah Yates at Governor Hindmarsh The New South Whales (NSW) at Crown & anchor THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER The Tea Party (Canada) at Thebarton Theatre

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER Swing & Soul Spectacular: Juke Box Racket (Melbourne), Lucky Seven and Lady Voodoo & The Rituals Hot Potato Band and Conchillia at Jive Supersuckers (US) at Crown & Anchor SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER The Snowdroppers (Sydney), Kitchen Witch and Donnarumma at Jive Melvins (US) and Redd Kross (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Stevie Nicks (US) and Pretenders (UK) at Botanic Park Woodlands Run Festival 2017: Lucie Thorne, The Yearlings, Pony Face, The Cherry Pickers and more at Woodlands Run (Finnis) SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER Sarah McLeod (Sydney) and Sean Kemp at Jive Kahl Wallis, Local Revolution, Abbey Howlett and other special guests at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 10 NOVEMBER The Aints (Brisbane) and Harry Howard & The NDE at Governor Hindmarsh Club5082: Rival Fire (Melbourne), Terminal

Zero and Baltimore Poet at Prospect Town Hall Joe Jac Talcum (US) and Dandrew Stevens (US) at Crown & Anchor

SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER Dave Graney & The MistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel The Stems (Perth) at Governor Hindmarsh Kingswood (Melbourne) at Fat Controller White Summer (Phillip Island) at Producer’s Bar Handpicked Festival: Matt Corby, The Jezebels, San Cisco and Jet at Lake Breeze Wines (Langhorne Creek) SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER Dave Graney & The MistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Anvil (Canada) at Fowler’s Live WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER GZA (US) at Fowler’s Live The Seventies Hitmakers: Richard Gower’s Racey, The Rubettes and Paper Lace at Governor Hindmarsh 80S Fest: Go West, The Cutting Crew, Wang Chung, Taylor Dayne and Paul Young at Adelaide Entertainment Centre THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER The Church (Sydney) and Remy Zero (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER Something For Kate (Melbourne) and Slowly Slowly at Governor Hindmarsh SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER The Clouds and Falling Joys at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER Shattered Fortress (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen (New Orleans) at Governor Hindmarsh Deep South Blues Festival at Pt Noarlunga Graves (Wollongong) and Void Of Vision at Enigma Bar

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER Cat Stevens (UK) at Botanic Pk Deep South Blues Festival at Pt Noarlunga Childhood Cancer Benefit: Geoff Achison (Melbourne), Lazy Eye, Mojo Dingo and Clara Walsh at German Club Marie Wilson (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Horrorshow (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Deep South Blues Festival at Pt Noarlunga

WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER Kawehi (US) at Grace Emily Gizzfest 2017: King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard, Kikagaku Moyo (Japan), La Luz (US), The Murlocs, Orb, Parsnip, Little Dust, Attila My Honey and Goonbomb at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER Lloyd Spiegel (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Never Shout Never (US) at Enigma Bar SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER Tim Rogers (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Celibate Rifles (Sydney) and

Violetene at Fowler’s Live Stu Larsen (Aust) at Jive SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER Fuel (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER Tyler Hilton (US) and Kate Voegele (US) at Governor Hindmarsh sleepmakeswaves (Sydney) and Rosetta (US) at Adelaide Uni Bar

THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER The Beautiful Girls (Bondi) at Governor Hindmarsh Ugly Kid Joe (US), Dallas Frasca and Tim McMillan at Fowler’s Live

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission (Melbourne) and Hana & Kate at Wheatsheaf Hotel Club5082: Gwyn Ashton (UK) and Kennett at Prospect Town Hall Gordi at Edinburgh Castle Hotel SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER Anathema (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER The East Pointers (Canada) at Jive

FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER British India (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Cosmic Pyschos (Melbourne), Amyl & The Sniffers and Meatbeaters at Fowler’s Live SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER Paradise Lost (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER The Original Wailers

(Jamaica) at Governor Hindmarsh Guttermouth (US) at Crown & Anchor FRIDAY 22 DECEMBER James Reyne (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER James Reyne (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh TUESDAY 9 JANUARY Four Year Strong (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 11 JANUARY Knuckle Puck (US) and Roam (UK) at Fowler’s Live

WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY The Maine (US) at Fowler’s Live FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY Laneway Festival at Hart’s Mill (Pt Adelaide)

FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY Rise Against (US) at Thebarton Theatre SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY The Stranglers (UK) and Ruts DC (UK) at Thebarton Theatre FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY Roger Waters (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Governor Hindmarsh Hotel which features a host band each evening followed by jams.

THE DORTY ROOTS BAND ARBA MEMBER MUSTER By Robert Dunstan ARBA (Adelaide Roots & Blues Association) was set up some years ago to help foster the wealth of local talent in the roots and blues genres. The association is currently on their annual membership drive ($30 per annum) which helps raise funds to keep the association active. As such, a Member Muster concert has been organised with members getting free entry and new patrons encouraged to sign up beforehand via the website below or at the door on the night via EFTPOS. Mick Young, the association’s secretary, says they’ve had a good response thus far to their current membership drive.

“And we are constantly exploring ways to give members a more tangible return for their annual $30 outlay,” he says. “So the Member Muster is one way of giving back to the members for the moment because they do love the local roots and blues scene and want to support it.


“We’ve also got a couple of big things happening but I can’t say too much as they are only in the planning stages at the moment,” he teasingly adds. “But there will an announcement coming “I’m shortly.” The Member Muster, which also helps raise funds to enable local acts to head to Memphis, USA, to compete in the annual Memphis Blues Challenge, is to be held at Wingfield’s British Workingmen’s Club.

“That’s been going for a while now but since the Gov’s front bar has been renovated – there’s a proper stage now with lights and everything – it’s been going very, very well,” Mick notes. “We are now regularly getting respectable crowds and it’s become a great spot for blues on a Thursday night. “And we’re also involved in Port Noarlunga Deep South Festival which is being held in late November,” he says. “And I’m sure that festival will be a huge success because there’s a real sense of community down that way and everyone is getting behind it.”

sure that festival will be The association, closely affiliated a huge success with likeminded interstate associations and who will be because there’s presenting a couple of Adelaide Fringe shows in 2018, present the a real sense Memphis Blues Challenge of community annual with entrants getting the down that way opportunity to travel to Memphis. and everyone is they have been very getting behind it.” “And successful and really helped raise

“It’s out of the city but it’s pretty central – it’s only a 20-minute drive from the heart of the CBD – and it’s a good venue as it has seating for 300 people and a massive dance floor,” Mick says. “It also has plenty of parking.

“And as well as the bands – The Dirty Roots Band and Chris Finnen and his band and a jam at the end of the night – we’ll have Snooks La Vie down front as the MC,” he says with a knowing chuckle.

“And on the night there’ll be a door prize and we’ll be raffling off a collection of the blues and roots CDs that in are in the running for the Albums Of The Year for 2108,” Mick continues. “We’ll also be having an auction for a handmade Maton acoustic guitar and the proceeds for that will go towards something we are starting up next year.

our profile,” Mick states. “And it’s caused the competing acts to considerably raise the bar in terms of presentation and have a focus on original material rather than covers.”

Adelaide Roots & Blues Association (ARBA) is having a Member Muster from 6pm on Saturday 14 October at the British Workingmen’s Club, 11 Davis St, Wingfield, and it will feature The Chris Finnen Band and The Dirty Roots Band with an All-Star Jam to take place at the end of the evening.

The event, which will also have the auction of a Maton guitar and a merchandise stand, will be free entry to existing ARBA members with $30 membership tickets at the door or by signing up here http://www. html Dinner bookings are available by telephoning 08 8347 4090 with more “It’s what we are calling the Youth In Blues Program and it’s to encourage young people,” information at he says. “So we’ll be running a series of workshops and we’ll have people such as Chris Finnen and Snooks La Vie presenting those or serving as guest speakers and with a concert at the end of it all.” Mick, who also presents long-running radio show Blues Power on Three D Radio (93.7FM) on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm, says ARBA also has a strong presence at the regular, free entry Thursday evening Gumbo Room Blues Jam in the front bar of the



American legends The Dillinger Escape Plan have announced their very final tour and will play Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Tuesday 17 October with special guest Lonely Speck and tickets via Moshtix. 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. THE TEA PARTY



Jed Rowe has a new alt country album, A Foreign Country, and is touring it nationally which will bring Peter Hook & The Light will him to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, be playing Substance (a 1987 39 George St, Thebarton, from collection of Joy Division and 9pm on Friday 20 October New Order songs) when they hit with Paddy McHugh as special the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 guest. Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 10 October with tickets via the BR DALTON venue or OzTix. BERNARD FANNING

Bernard Fanning, formerly of Powderfinger, will kick off at national tour at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 6 October (SOLD OUT) and now also Saturday 7 October with his band, The Black Fins, to promote the release of Brutal Dawn and with tickets via the venue or Oztix and the wonderful Oh Pep! as special guests. SHANE NICHOLSON

The Dollop, will be presenting their special, comedic take on a weird and wonderful moment or identity in Australian or New Zealand history in a one-off show with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

Dublin-born singer songwriter BR Dalton, who is now based in Fremantle, WA, will be having an album launch for Blood & Gold at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Sunday 22 October. ROSIE BURGESS TRIO Rosie Burgess Trio are heading back to town and will have Little Wise with them when they play the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 15 October.

Tristen Bird is heading from over yonder and making a return to town and organised an array of shows including a free entry album launch for Yonder Comes The Sun at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thbarton, on Saturday 21 October with special guests Sarah Straschko and Courtney Robb and at Goolwa’s Wharf Barrel Shed on Sunday 22 October and with Friday 17 November having him at Angaston’s Old Union Chapel, Saturday 20 November at Robe’s Caledonian Inn, Sunday 19 November at McLaren Vale’s Red Poles Gallery and Friday 24 November at Bridgewater’s Bridgewater Mill. BONEY M Long-running disco act Boney M, featuring vocalist Maizie Williams, will be playing with a full band when they hit the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Sunday 15 October with tickets via the venue or Oztix and Sean Kemp and co as special guests. SARAH MCLEOD


Ever popular Canadian rock trio The Tea Party have announced a tour with a show at Thebarton Theatre on Thursday 2 November to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Transmission album with tickets via Ticketmaster.

The Dollop’s podcast is Shane Nicholson has a new coming to the Governor album, Love & Blood, and is in Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, tour mode which will bring him Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 24 to Trinity Sessions at Church October at which Americans Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Dave Anthony and Gareth Rd, Clarence Pk, on Friday 13 Reynolds, known for their October with Kelly Menhennett popular weekly podcast, as very special guest.

Sarah McLeod, of Superjesus fame, is back out on tour with her solo album, Rocky’s Diner, and will be playing Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 6pm (an early start) on Sunday 5 November with special guest Sean Kemp (and friends) and tickets via Moshtix.


Irish singer Áine Tyrell has announced a solo tour for the release of a new EP and will be playing the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Thursday 19 October with Koral as special guest and with tickets via the artist’s website. 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 for two sets and with tickets via the venue or Oztix. RICHARD CLAPTON

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. D HENRY FENTON

d Henry Fenton is back in Australia to further promote his latest album, Twice I Fell Down Once, and will be doing a show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 5pm on Sunday 8 October.


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, who will be armed with a vinyl EP, and young upstarts Foxtrot with tickets via the venue or Oztix. NEIL MURRAY Neil Murray, the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist Of The Year, founding member of Warumpi Band and author of My Island Home, will be playing the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8.30pm on Saturday 7 October with Damien Neil as his special guest and tickets via Oztix. BEN SALTER

The salt of the earth that is Brisbane-based singer songwriter Ben Salter has a new album, Isolationism, and will be playing songs from it and more at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 12 October. CASEY DONOVAN Casey Donovan, who has enjoyed numerous awards and a slew of hit songs, will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 12 October with Cale Morgan as special guest and tickets via the venue or Oztix. BOO SEEKA It’s never too soon to announce a tour and Boo Seeka (Boo and Sammy Seeka) have done just that with news they will be heading to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port

Rd, Hindmarsh, armed with a new album, Never Too Soon, on Thursday 26 October with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

CHILDHOOD CANCER BENEFIT Much-regarded Melbournebased blues artist and multiple award winner Geoff Achison will be taking part in the next Childhood Cancer Benefit alongside award winning local trio Lazy Eye as well as Mojo Dingo and Ciara Walsh at the German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, from 7pm (doors from 6pm) on Saturday 25 November. SEBASTIAN BACH

The original voice of Skid Row, Sebastian Bach, will return to Australia this year and will play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 22 October with tickets via the venue or Oztix with the option of special VIP packages.

THE NEW DEAD VIII Metal festival The New Dead VIII will hit Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, from high noon until midnight on Saturday 7 October with a huge line-up of Brujering, Lock Up, Abramelin, Napalm Death, Alkira, Truth Corroded, Blunt Shovel, Voros, Orpheus Omega, Earth Riot, Hidden Intent, Dark Cell, Black Rheno, Hubrid Nightmares and In Malice’s Wake with tickets via Moshtix. THE HEARTACHE STATE

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 and or Southpaw) will be launch it at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 7 October with special guests Cosmo Thundercat. LEGACY Legacy, the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson, comes to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 27 October and will be brought to life in a full-scale production with a live band bringing the energy, the dance and music that spans generations. RIVAL FIRE As part of a national tour, Rival Fire, featuring The Voice of Rob Farnham, will hit Club5082 at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm on Friday 10 November for a free entry, licensed allages show with Terminal Zero and Baltimore Poet as special guests.

GIZZFEST 2017 Staged by King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard, Gizzfest 2017 will feature said band alongside Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo, America’s La Luz, The Murlocs, Orb and Parsnip on the main stage at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 29 November with the PAK Stage to feature Little Dust, Attila My Honey and Goonbomb with tickets via Oztix. TIM ROGERS You Am I front-person Tim Rogers is taking a detour and embarking on a solo tour that will have him playing two adventure-laden shows at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 2 December (one at 5.30pm and another at 9pm) with tickets selling fast via Oztix.

“I believe that the way society is heading, it is incredibly detrimental to our personal and mental well-being that the oversaturation of external digital and materialistic stimulation is everywhere.

“We are constantly bombarded by addictive information and it leaves no space for us to get to know ourselves. You spend quality time with someone you love to keep the relationship going, but what about quality time with ourselves away from external white noise?! In any case I suppose in a nutshell, I just want to help liberate people who feel insecure in themselves, I believe that self-connection and acceptance creates happy human beings. “It would be absolute sacrilege if I didn’t create something which could help people or change their ideas on things – even if it’s to help unite others that feel the same way. I have been given musical skills and a public platform so I want to use it for good and to make the world and it’s people a happier place. I don’t want to use it to glorify money, fame or butt implants. Unfortunately, this means I might make some people feel incredibly uncomfortable with some hard hitting truths in my songs. I want to be raw and genuine in my themes.”

zac eden ZAC EDEN By Robert Dunstan Adelaide’s Zac Eden, who grew up listening to hip hop but has since been swayed by indie folk music after learning guitar at the age of 22, is about to launch his EP so we asked the up and coming young artist – also a budding opera singer and about to perform the role of Figaro – how he first learnt to play guitar and use his voice. “I first stumbled upon music when I was 18. I did nothing very creative in high school and wasn’t into playing music, I only just listened to hip hop. My mum was gifted a classical guitar from my dad one Christmas because apparently she used to a play a little when she was younger-but the guitar was never used.

“It just sat in the corner of our hallway gathering dust until one day I picked it up and started playing around on it. I had no idea what I was doing so turned to the internet and it grew from there. It helped me overcome my ‘post high school’ career confusion as I filled my days learning about music. “I eventually decided I wanted to learn how to sing and started that at about 22, I was so embarrassed that I would drive my car to

a secluded parking lot and play learn to sing along to CDs… I would never practice at home.” And what was the attraction of music?

What were your early musical influences and how have these changed over time?

“I was obsessed with hip hop in high school, so much so that I would pop one earbud in my right ear and have the left ear for ‘listening’ to the teacher.

Turns out I’ve lost some hearing in my “I think I have always been very sensitive to right ear from that! I used to sounds and as a child I would go listen to Big L, Nas, Jay-Z, WU“Music crazy when dad used the electric saw Tang, Atmosphere, Notorious and some TV music used to really has been B.I.G etc. I used to really connect creep me out more than it should. something with the lyrics of hip hop and I One of my first musical memories that I have still am a lyric nut. was when I was about seven and I tried to match the droning sound the school air conditioner made and I remember being amazed at the feeling of matching a note and for some reason it really stuck with me.

“I used to always wonder what actually created sound too. So music has been something that I have always been attracted to, but I would also say that music’s ability to trigger a memories or your imagination is most fascinating to me.” And what kind of themes do you generally explore with your songwriting skills?

always been attracted to, but I would also say that music’s ability to trigger a memories or your imagination is most fascinating to me.”

“Recently my songwriting themes have been focused upon addressing much of denial that people face in themselves, others and society as a whole. I don’t want to preach, because no one likes how to be told to how to live, but I would love to make people think about who they are and face themselves in a healthy way

“Post high school I started listening to more ‘band’ music such as the Red Chili Peppers or Led Zeppelin thanks to my new found interest in guitar. Now I listen to absolutely everything to be honest, from Brian Jonestown Massacre to The Eagles through to Nick Cave and Lana Del Rey. I’ve also been learning opera singing too and I have my first major show coming up as Figaro in Mozart’s Marriage Of Figaro which has introduced me to classical music!

You have performed at SCALA. How did you first become aware of the organisation?

“SCALA first came to me when I was studying music at TAFE in 2009 and we had to perform an original song at a bar out of town. It’s a fantastic organisation and great to see so many people dedicated to the craft of writing a good song.”

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How long has the process been for writing the songs for the debut? “Some of the songs took their first baby steps early last year as I wrote them for my Honours degree. They have been tweaked like crazy since then but it has probably been a year and half all up.” Where did you record it and did you use a producer? “I recorded it with Matt Hills at his Hillside Studios and he is also my producer. Matt is so talented and, more importantly, humble and someone who genuinely loves music. He just wants to make good music and I think he is definitely accomplishing that.”

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Tell us a little about the musicians you have worked with on the EP – Harry, Sam, Wade, Daimon and Oscar. “I have worked or studied with the majority of the musicians in the band. I studied the popular music and production course at Adelaide Uni with Sam (lead guitar) and Harry (bass). Wade was the drummer in my first ever band about seven years ago and Daimon (keyboards) was in my most recent band. “I met Oscar (saxophone) at a gig we both played one night and we had a little jam over some songs and instantly connected with ideas! All of them are brilliant musicians really, and they have put so much effort into this project.” Tell us about the two special guests – the FOOM award-winning Alison Marie and earthy folk

and soul singer Katie Miller – you have chosen and how you first became aware of them. “Alison and Katie are both phenomenal songwriters and singers. I met Katie through a mutual friend and was really mesmerised by her sweet voice and soulful style of singing as she puts so much emotion into her songs that it’s hard to look away. I saw Alison play a few times for the SCALA songwriting competition heats and she has fantastic and raw lyrics which have a way explaining a situation perfectly. “Katie will be playing solo and Alison will be joined by a few others on stage at the EP launch.”

What are your future plans? Do you intend to tour interstate?

“I am looking to play a few gigs post EP launch in Melbourne this year but also teeing up some touring to other cities next year. My main goal is to release another album around the end of next year and then in 2019 have a tour organised for parts of Europe, particularly Scandinavia and Germany. “I have some friends in New York too so I would love to turn a holiday into a tour!”

Zac Eden is set to launch his EP from 9pm on Friday 27 October at The Jade Monkey, 160 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA, with his full band and special guests the award winning Alison Marie and earthy folk and soul singer Katie Miller and $15 tickets at the door.


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Hearted on the Nullarbor, is just one example of Convey’s ability to write rock anthems.

His more recent song Australia Day is unabashedly political and anthemic. It details the dispossession of Indigenous Australians and calls out those who say you are unAustralian if you don’t celebrate Australia Day.

It could probably replace Advance Australia Fair if it weren’t for the massive surge of conservatism that has hit us all in the past few years. It is THAT good. Lyrics such as I love Australia more than I can tell ya, but you won’t find me at your Australia Day BBQ make this song an absolute classic.

systemaddicts/ caveman disco The Systemaddicts/Caveman Disco Live Review by Romana Ashton Photos by Iain Dalrymple There are few places in the world that immediately feel like home. The Grace Emily Hotel is one of those places. Photographer Iain Dalrymple and I stumbled from the Gov to the Grace to catch the very last performance of the Systemaddicts for their residency last weekend.

We enter the Grace to be greeted with, as Iain puts it: A warm hug. This is the best description I can think of for one of Adelaide’s finest music venues. Equally warm and fired up for the show are the Systemaddicts, who have joined forces with Caveman Disco for one hell of an energetic final residency gig. The enigmatic frontman of both bands is singer/guitarist Liam Convey. Convey affectionately introduces the band as Discoaddicts before launching into a slew of catchy songs that reek of rock ‘n’ roll and punk rebellion. Christie’s Beach, off the Systemaddicts’ most recent album Broken

According to Iain, It is very difficult to get a static photo of Liam. He moves around A LOT. After the crowd dance their arses off to some Systemaddicts’ hits, the Discoaddicts launch into Breaking the Law by Judas Priest.

It is a fantastic choice of cover for this line-up as Convey most definitely makes the song his own with help from other members of Caveman Disco on backing vocals. If you’re starting to feel confused by all this swapping around, don’t worry, it is all part of the Systemaddicts/Caveman Disco experience.

unrestrained exuberance that is fascinating to witness.

If you get the chance to see either Systemaddicts or Caveman Disco or any combination of these two bands, DO IT. You won’t regret spending your time listening to Convey is notorious for writing songs just before he hits the stage and often shows other catchy songs that are imbued with a pure rock ‘n’ roll spirit which is sadly lacking in what I members of the band the chord changes just consider to be a really conservative time in before they play it. For those of us who are music and in Australia generally. less spontaneous, this is actually fucking terrifying, but in this case makes for an exhilarating live performance. The Systemaddicts are recording What makes the performance even more spontaneous is keyboardist Jamie Woolaway’s ability to improvise to just about anything that is thrown his way. Hair hanging down over his face, he looks like a mad composer as he becomes immersed in his own world while Convey and his brother Rory (who plays a mean sax) frequently push each other around the stage adding to the chaotic atmosphere. It is this contrast between Woolaway’s introversion and the Convey brothers’

their 4th album over the next few months and would love your support. Please go to www. They only need 150 people to pre-order the album for $20 so that they can release more songs for you to enjoy.