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FIDEL’S BAR Fidel’s Bar is an alternative music and arts club situated at 66 Wattle Ave, Royal Pk, which opens from 4pm until 8pm on Friday evenings and for a special Sunday afternoon concert each month with the next taking place from 4pm on Sunday 22 October featuring Chica Chica Electrica, Mel & The Blue Sun, Tzigane and Modegreens with great food, drink specials and an easy $10 entry.
Thanes, up for a SAM Award and soon set to be kartoffeling a new single with a big launch, have engaged brand new local band Swamp Kitteh, whose Meow Meow release currently FISTFUL OF TROJANS sits at the very top of Three D Radio’s Top 20+1 Chart, to make their debut with them at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, for a free entry show from 9pm on Thursday 19 October. CAPTAIN HELLFIRE
Captain Hellfire & The Wretched Brethren will be joined by Surviving Sharks and Bitchspawn when they present Spooky Rock 2017 at Crown & Sceptre, 308 King William St, Adelaide, on Friday 27 October with $10 entry and door prizes for best dressed. TREEHOUSE CASINO
Treehouse Casino will be hitting the stage alongside Ramparts, Strangway and Analogue Deluxe from 7pm on Saturday 25 November for a licensed all-ages show at Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, with drink specials, pool tables and an entry fee of $10.
The second annual Howard Kehl Rock Music Development Award, in memory of late and muchrespected 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.
LONELY STRETCH Lonely Stretch, a side-project from Matt Reiner who plays guitar in Adelaide psych rock Club5082 is set to host the outfit The Dunes, have just album launch for Adelaide ska released a brand new song, Not exponents Fistful Of Trojans and Very Much, which stormed into it will be taking place as a free the number two position in the entry, licensed, all-ages skank current Three D Radio’s Top at Prospect Town Hall, 126 20+1 chart in its first week Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm of release. Check it out via on Friday 15 December with Bandcamp. special guests Kate Pomery and DJ Old Skool Andy and drink NOOK NOSH specials throughout the evening.
THE AIRBENDERS Jazz combo The Airbenders, who enjoy a weekly, free entry residency at the Gilbert Hotel, 88 Gilbert St, Adelaide, on Tuesday evenings, will be joined by noted saxophonist Emile Ryjoch when they present the music of jazz organ legend Jimmy Smith at AJ’s Bar & Café, 146 Gawler Plc, Adelaide, from 5.30pm (music Boutique small bar Nook Nosh, from 6pm) on Saturday 2 111 Unley Rd, Unley, features December with an $10 entry. live acoustic sounds from 5pm on Sundays and has a courtyard area at the rear. Pop AUDIOISM in for sips ‘n’ nibbles from 3pm Audioism is a new Adelaide on Wednesdays through to business with over a dozen Sundays (open from 4pm) with years industry experience that Saturday evening now reserved specialises in mobile recording for private functions which can and can come direct to you to be made by calling the bar on record and is currently offering a 0405 005 447. Catch Short & Halloween DEMO special of four Sweet in trio mode from 5pm songs that are then mixed and on Sunday 22 October. mastered.
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“I reckon Cat Dog Bird have played the festival several times over the last 10 years including last year,” Jen begins. “And it’s such a beautiful festival with it being set in Willunga because both McLaren Vale and Willunga have a strong sense of local community. There’s a lot of country town support for the arts.
“And the line-up for this year is very impressive,” she says of the 50 international, national and local acts set to perform at the festival which will also boast sessions, dance, workshops, children’s entertainment and stalls. “So playing at the festival is a good excuse to take a three-day pass from general life and just play some shows and mill around checking out all the other acts. The BordererS are always such a lot of fun and I’m also really looking forward to seeing Kristina Olsen because I hear she’s fantastic. So it’s going to be great just wandering around and checking everything out. I’m also looking forward to seeing people I have not seen play before because there are always some great surprises.
jen lush FLEURIEU FOLK FESTIVAL By Robert Dunstan Fleurieu Folk Festival, an award winning event that attracts hundreds of people, 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.
release earlier this year of a solo album, The Night’s Insomnia, an album recorded by Chris Parkinson of The Yearlings who plays in Jen’s live band alongside Tara Carragher, Richard Coates, Robin Chalklen and Mark Seddon. The album, successfully launched earlier this year with a series of shows, featured songs for which Jen had set music to the words of poets such as Steve Brock, Juan Garrido-Salgado, Cate Kennedy, Kevin Brophy, Esther Ottaway, Ali Cobby Eckermann, David Brooks, Jill Jones, Ouyang Yu, Nathan Curnow, Kathryn Hummel and Renee Petitt-Schipp and comes with a book.
“For example, last year I saw Daniel J. Townshend for the first time and we became good friends,” Jen says. “He’s fantastic and originally from Tasmania but lives in Darwin now. But I’ll be catching up with him at Cygnet down in Tassie. And seeing people at the festival is a good way of talking to them about the Stone Pony concerts.”
Jen is greatly involved with Stone Pony which has been hosting regular Friday evening acoustic concerts at “It’s going to Wirra Creek Music, 175 Main Rd, be great just Willunga, since 2010.
wandering “We’ve usually not done a concert around and on the weekend of the festival so checking as not to step on their toes,” she everything out. says. “So this year we are joining I’m also looking in with them as the festival is forward to seeing very familiar with what we do people I have not and like how we are presenting the shows. seen play before because there are “So we approached them about always some great it and they were keen to have us on board,” Jen says. “So they have surprises.”
These will include Kristina Olsen, Alan Gogoll, Ken Nicol, Greg Champion, Co-cheol, 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 Jen is, therefore, excited about the Humbuckin’ Pickups and Trouvers. prospect of again presenting The Night’s Insomnia at Fleurieu Folk Jen Lush has performed at the festival Festival before taking it interstate previously with her band Cat Dog Bird for a series of shows including an but is looking forward to participating engagement at Tasmania’s Cygnet Folk at this year’s event to highlight the Festival.
chosen the artists – Tim Moore, Rowena Wise and Tom Richardson – and people will be able to buy tickets at the door on the opening night of the festival or use their festival pass.”
As well as appearing at Stone Pony and the festival, Tom Richardson will also be taking part in a special guitar concert also featuring
Chris Finnen, Alan Gogoll and former Steeleye Span guitarist Ken Nicol.
“Alan is from Tasmania and someone we’ve had at Stone Pony twice now and he’s just fantastic,” Jen enthuses. “So that concert will definitely be one worth seeing.”
For the festival, Andy & Marta, AP D’Antonio and Paul Standing will also be reprising their successful Adelaide Fringe, Umbrella Festival and Cabaret Fringe Festival show A Night In Greenwich Village which pays homage to New York’s folk scene of the early ’60s.
As a child, Jen attended the Goolwa and Victor Harbor Folk Festivals as her father, Dave Greenslade, played with an array of bands including Kestral and reasons that it’s what has helped form a fondness for music festivals. “Yeah, I used to love all that as kid,” she fondly recalls. “The first time I ever sang in public was at one of those festivals. I used to get up and sing with dad’s bands. But I was only a kid.” The festival is sadly marked this year as being the first since original organiser Peter Thornton passed away and Jen thinks he has left a great legacy.
“That’s been really sad but great to see how everyone has rallied round to help put on the festival this year,” Jen sighs. “Pete, who had been involved in the folk scene since forever, had been ill for a while now – he had lots of different treatments for his cancer over the years – and many were surprised he made it through to last year’s festival.
“So he pushed on a whole lot longer than anyone thought he would but a lot of that was due to his passion for music,” she adds.
Jen, who has a show coming up at the Grace Emily Hotel with Tim Moore on Thursday 16 November, concludes by saying she is in the process of writing for the songs that will form her next solo release. “I’m just writing lots of words down at the moment,” she says. “I was overseas
recently on holiday and got inspired to write about my ho hum little observances. Things like a crack in the pavement that always somehow manages to trip you up, or a house with the blinds continually being down. Little things like that.
“And I noticed a lot of those things when I was overseas because I was on holiday so had time to relax and take things in,” Jen, who reveals she is also in collaboration with Steve Lennox for a new project of his, says. “It’s the little details in life such as the pink toenails on someone’s foot on the train. “So I just need to take all the little observations and put them to music,” she laughs. ‘Normally my songs are heavily cloaked in metaphor but I don’t want to hide behind anything with the next album.” Fleurieu Folk Festival runs from Friday 27 October until Sunday 29 October in Willunga with tickets here: https://fleurieufolkfestival. oztix.com.au/Default. aspx?Event=76359
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“They were great as they were but we wanted to say, ‘Here’s where those songs are at now. This is what they have become’, and we are looking forward to the reactions,” he says. “Bear I mind too that Transmission was 21 years ago now, so we’ve all learnt a lot since then.” Jeff, who is hoping the new offerings will have a vinyl release, says the band have no plans to revisit any other albums.
the tea party THE TEA PARTY By Robert Dunstan Canadian rock trio The Tea Party are currently on the road celebrating the 20th anniversary since the release of the band’s ground-breaking third album, Transmission, which remains one of the band’s most successful releases.
in Adelaide because it’s a venue we have a special connection with. There are shows we’ve done there in the past that people still talk about.”
“I know it’s the thing to do now, but we feel, and with Transmission not included, it would be like flogging a dead horse,” he announces with a laugh. “We need to keep The Tea Party relevant and the way to do that is to put out new music which we will do next year.
“And we’ll be recording that album here at my studio, The River, in Byron Bay because it’s just such a dream to be here,” Jeff says.
The musician, who has lived in Byron Bay for a while now after relocating from Canada, first to Margaret River, and then NSW, says he has fond memories of performing at WOMADelaide with The Armada.
Jeff then agrees when it’s suggested to him that Thebarton Theatre may well have been the Adelaide venue at which “I’d just say Transmission had its first airing in 1997 before going on that if anyone to say that they are enjoying is thinking, ‘Ah, playing some songs from Transmission that often didn’t do I really need get an airing. to go and see
“Thank you for bringing that up because it’s not often I get to say that playing WOMADelaide was one of the highlights of my career,” Jeff responds. “I had a great band with me that I’d put together especially for that festival. And I remember it well because it was one of the last times Ravi Shankar ever played.”
The Tea Party “For various reasons, there were some songs we didn’t again?’, then the ever play because with the answer is, ‘Yes, album, The Edges Of Twilight, you definitely I ask if there might be anything Jeff still being such a big success, Jeff begins in light-hearted fashion by there were some songs from wishes to add. should’.” asking what band I’m calling him to chat Transmission we just never about before saying it’s been a real pleasure got around to doing. So it was challenging, to “I’d just say to your readers that if anyone is presenting Transmission to audiences say the least, when we began rehearsals for thinking, ‘Ah, do I really need to go and see around the world. the tour. The Tea Party again?’, then the answer is, ‘Yes, you definitely should,” he laughs. “If there is “As well as celebrating an anniversary – and “Songs such as Gyroscope, Alarum and another band out there than are as intense as that seems to be a thing to do these days even Emerald were songs we never even we are at the moment, I’d like to know about – Transmission is also a record that has attempted to play live,” he says. “We are just a them. It’s really something to behold.” remained in peoples’ psyche,” he states. “It’s three-piece and we don’t utilise any backing a record that still has relevance, especially tapes so what we have to do, the three of us, The Tea Party will play Thebarton with what’s going on is to holistically distil our music Theatre on Thursday 2 November in the world today. and figure out the important to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Transmission could be elements of each song and then released today and it work out how to present them in their Transmission album with tickets would sound ‘new’. via Ticketmaster here: http://www. a live situation. BSide Magazine spoke to singer and guitarist Jeff Martin who was at home in Byron Bay where he has been residing for a number of years.
“So we wanted to celebrate it more so than any of our other albums and when we did some shows – the one we are doing in Australia – back in March in Canada and the US, the band was firing on all cylinders. Musically, it was pure rock’n’roll in that the shows were beautifully dangerous. It’s extremely intense.
“And the love affair between Australia and The Tea Party is now a legendary one,” he continues with conviction. “So whenever we tour – whenever we are able to do a tour – it’s a special thing for all concerned. And especially playing at Thebarton Theatre
“So that was the challenge and it always is,” Jeff laughs, “but we always seem to get there in the end.”
Four of the Transmissions’ 11 songs, Temptation, Release, Psychopomp and the title song, were recently re-recorded at Jeff’s studio to be released to coincide with the anniversary tour.
“Since Transmission was released, those four songs in particular, have greatly evolved,” Jeff says. “They have all been staples in our live show since 1997 – well, maybe not Transmission quite so much – so we decided to rerecord them.
HAPPY DEATH DAY (M) ***
The latest from that hugely successful and genrespecialising studio Blumhouse (and director Christopher Landon of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse) is a sort of slasher version of Groundhog Day and cheeky enough to even feature a proper joke at that film’s expense (amusingly half-drowned-out by traffic noise), and it’s all held together by a cool, funny and sustained performance from Jessica Rothe(nberg). A college student named Tree (AKA Theresa) Gelbman (JR) awakens in a strange bed after a night of partying, and must contend with the guy she might have slept with (Israel Broussard as Carter), the head of her bitchy sorority (Rachel Matthews as Danielle) and others, as well as deal with the fact that it’s her birthday and she’s miserable. And, of course, everything leads to her being murdered by a baby-masked killer that night, but then she awakens to live the day again, and again, and eventually realises that she must work out who her murderer is or this whole Groundhog-esque business might come to a deathly end.
Using the situation for a little wish-fulfillment (just like Bill Murray did), she pours chocolate milk over Danielle’s head, struts the campus naked, teams up with Carter (who’s forgotten everything the next day) and starts thinking that maybe being nice to people might not kill her. Or, then again… Some might scream at the Groundhog riffing but this is just shamelessly enjoyable enough to not worry too much, with a lovely gag in the opening Universal logo, nice work from the unfamiliar cast, as much gore and nasty knife-flashing as possible with an M (or PG13) Rating and a star-making performance from Rothe (who you might recognise from a small role in La La Land, although she wasn’t murdered in that one). And maybe we all ought to prepare for the musical version of Groundhog Day, the Western version of Groundhog Day, the Biblical epic version of Groundhog Day, the porno version of Groundhog Day (which might have already happened, actually), and over, and over, and over, and over… Mad Dog Bradley
HOME AGAIN (M) ***
Writer and director Hallie Meyers-Shyer makes her feature début with the kind of goofily audiencepleasing charmer that her Mom Nancy Meyers goes in for (think The Intern, It’s Complicated, The Holiday and so on), and Nancy helped her out by serving as producer and being instrumental in initially getting this one’s script to star Reese Witherspoon, who here is at her most ReeseWitherspoon-ish. We open with LA single Mom Alice Kinney (RW) narrating her backstory, supplying some pleasant detail about the life of her late lamented film director Dad and explaining how his muse Lillian Stewart was her Mom, and she’s played by Candice Bergen in genuine B+W footage from the ‘60s and the 70something Candice in the modern day. Alice is separated from her music industry hubby Austen (Michael Sheen), living with her two young daughters (Lola Flanery and Eden Grace Redfield) and fretting about turning 40, and while she’s out partying with pals
she, of course, meets a trio of nice and rather youthful wannabe-filmmakers, Harry (Pico Alexander), George (Jon Rudnitsky) and Teddy (Nat Wolff), the last of whom she commences a relationship with.
Luckily the lads are awfully nice, and as they’ve got nowhere to go, it’s Lillian who suggests the three stay in Alice’s spacious home’s guest house, and we then get down to the business of the guys almost having their first feature financed, Alice and Teddy almost becoming serious, and Austen eventually showing up to fight for Alice, as she stands confused on the sidelines. All very contrived and cheesy at times, but this is graced by a fine performance by Witherspoon (not quite as dark as her role in TV’s Emmywinning Big Little Lies though), good work from Bergen, sweet playing from the boys (although Rudnitsky is more charming than Wolff) and a bit - just a bit! - of a hard edge. No, just kidding!
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“And Davey ‘s name came up so we asked him and he was more than pleased to take it on,” he adds. “So it’s going to be exciting for us as well because it’s such a strong band.” The Stems, who are pleased that they remain quite revered, have enticed Adelaide band The Garden Path to reform and play with them when they hit town.
THE STEMS By Robert Dunstan Perth’s The Stems shone brightly in the late ’80s and were one of the more successful alternative pop groups of that era with their ‘60s-inspired songs being featured in such movies as Young Einstein and the band being invited to take part in the final episode of the ABC’s Countdown. The band, which reformed some years ago for a series of shows, is now back in action once again due to it being the 30th anniversary since the release of their debut album, At First Sight Violets Are Blue, which the original band, joined by Ashley Naylor, of Even and RocKwiz Orkestra, and Davey Lane (You Am I), will be playing in full. BSide Magazine enjoyed a chat over the phone to Dom Mariani about the current tour among other things.
‘Yeah, and we’re looking forward to the tour and especially playing Adelaide,” he announces. “We haven’t been there for ages because I reckon the last time was on the Dig It Up tour with Radio Birdman and Hoodoo Gurus. And that was certainly a while ago now. Maybe in 2007. Ten years ago. Gee.” Dom says the idea for a 30th anniversary tour came from an idea that had been floated around.
“We were asked about it and had a think and we all felt it seemed right,” he laughs. “And we were all free and thought why not.” Some bands have made mention in the past that playing an earlier album in its entirety can be fraught with danger as some songs don’t appear to have stood the test of time.
“We did a lot of shows with them back in the day,” he says. “Exploding White Mice and The Spikes come to mind as well. Whenever we played Adelaide we’d use those bands. So we did a lot of shows with The Garden Path. And we heard they were all still around so it made sense to ask them to join us. As well as The Stems, Dom has other projects on the go including surf rock instrumentalists The Majestic Kelp.
“We still play a few gigs every year and we’ll be putting out our fourth album, High Seas, early next year,” he says. “And the funny thing about that is that I’m good friends with Doug Thomas who used to run Greasy Pop Records in Adelaide.
“Doug is a big fan of the band and has “When we played been sequencing our records “Ah, that’s not the case with us,” live we probably over the years – y’know, advising Dom laughs again. “At First Sight which song should go where on concentrated the album – so I am actually going was, as they say, ‘All killer, no more on the filler’. Ah, look, we cherry-picked to credit him as a member of the rockier songs. band for the next album as he is songs from the album to play live and there were others that simply The slower ones such an important part of The fell by the wayside as we began to tended to get left Majestic Kelp.” introduce new songs into the set, out back in those but I’m quite excited to be playing To coincide with The Stems’ 30th days…” some of those songs for the first anniversary tour to celebrate time. the release of their 1987 debut, At First Sight Violets Are Blue, Sydney-based ‘They always say that it takes three or four Citadel Records are set to reissue years to write and record a first album so the long-deleted album as a limited a lot of those songs came from a strong digipak ‘anniversary edition’ CD in early repertoire at the time. And when we played November. The album has been digitally live we probably concentrated more on the re-mastered and includes three bonus rockier songs than the slower ones. offerings. A vinyl reissue will also see light of day early next year. ‘The slower ones tended to get left out back in those days so it’s going to great Perth’s The Stems will be performing doing those songs again,” Dom says. their At First Sight Violets Are “But we did think, as an album, it was Blue album in full to celebrate its pretty strong.” 30th anniversary at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, As an added bonus, original members on Saturday 11 November with special Dom, Julian Matthews and Dave Shaw, guests The Garden Path and tickets will joined by Ashley Naylor and Davey via the venue or Oztix here: https:// Lane. tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=74718 “Ash has actually been with the band since we first reformed,” Dom points out. “He came onboard when we did a short European tour and has been with us ever since. And because we are trying to recreate the debut album which had some keyboards and acoustic guitar on some of the songs, we decided that, to do it faithfully, we needed another player.
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HOWIE’S KICK OFF By Robert Dunstan The Adelaide music community was rocked back in May of 2015 to wake up on a Sunday morning and discover, via the immediate wonders of social media, that local identity Howard Kehl had suddenly passed away. The shock took quite some time to sink in, but in September of 2016, a group of his many, many friends (as Shiny Heads Productions) organised a fundraising concert in order to pay homage to his name with the on-going Howard Kehl Music Development Award for SCALA’s FOOM (Festival Of Original Music) song competition set up with Peter Jenkins being the inaugural recipient. A similar fundraiser has been arranged for 2017, so BSide Magazine spoke to Stuart Rudd (bass player of The Superjesus and Fast Motor) and Catherine Blanch, who will serve as the afternoon’s MC. Stuart came across Howard when he first got involved in bands. “I would have been 16, maybe 17, and playing in a cover band and Howie used
“The way that came about was that Howie had a bunch of songs and asked me if I’d help him out with some demos,” he says. “So, in between touring commitments with The Superjesus, we’d get together and bash some stuff out. It then got to the point we had enough songs for an album – Howie was always writing new stuff – and he really had a strong direction about what Fast Motor should be. to come along and check us out,” he fondly recalls. “He’d do things like tune our drums and advise us on all sorts of stuff. “And then I’d see him out and about playing with bands or just supporting other bands – he seemed to be everywhere,” Stuart laughs. “And he was such an encyclopedia about music. ‘Check this guy out’, Howie would say to me. And he was the same with everyone else.”
“So we all sat down and thought about what we wanted to do with it,” Stuart continues. “I was on a break from The Superjesus so we worked on a few more demos and then started recording an album, but then, suddenly, Howard passed away.
“When I opened it “So it all sat there doing nothing it wasn’t until his family up it was filled with and contacted us,” he says. “They’d press clippings said, ‘We’d really like you to finish that album off’. So we went back about The into the studio with what we had Superjesus from and completed it.” newspapers and result is the long-awaited magazines from The Cellar Full Of Noise which is set to all over the place. be released to the world on the That’s the kind of last day of October. guy Howie was.” “I love that we [Shiny Head
Howard, who had a fondness for rock but was knowledgeable about all genres, was a friendly person who ingrained himself, in a good way, into the Adelaide music community and was a huge supporter of the local scene. “And here’s a fun fact about Howard,” Stuart laughs. “One day he came up to me with a large envelope and when I opened it up it was filled with press clippings about The Superjesus from newspapers and magazines from all over the place. That’s the kind of guy Howie was.” Catherine Blanch first met Howard some 25 years ago.
“We met at a Barmera Music Festival seminar at The Jolly Miller Hotel, hosted by the now late Rocky Page,” she says. “Howard came over and started talking and I guess we were just drawn to each other and had been friends ever since.
“Howard then got me a few support gigs around town, including one for Deborah Conway and another at the Adelaide Grand Prix,” she reveals. “The support he gave new and established artists over his 30 years in the music industry has absolutely helped to shape the Adelaide music scene as it is today.” Stuart became more closely involved with Howard more recently with the band Fast Motor that also features guitarist Mark
Productions] are part of something that will keep Howard’s legacy as a songwriter, performer, consultant and mentor alive, all while keeping Howard’s memory beating in our hearts – and maybe in the hearts of those that never had the pleasure of knowing him,” Catherine then says of the on-going concerts which are to become an annual event to fund the development award.
The second annual Howard Kehl Rock Music Development Award 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, Fast Motor 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.
as Blue Monday. They are futuristic anthems for how we all felt in the 80s as humanity teetered on the abyss of what became the end of history.
Peter Hook & The Light
Seeing this live is one of the last vestiges of the mystery of imagining the future.
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Peter Hook & The Light Live Review by Ian Messenger Photos by John Goodridge I always find it hard to review live performances of legends in the music world. In the end there is not much to say. They played well, the original magic of the songs which were written maybe thirty years ago is still hanging in there, hopefully, in shreds or random bucketfuls. The artist has or hasn’t successfully tapped into the unique emotion they experienced in their youth – our youth which to most probably seems ten thousand years ago. Another pleasure of these reunion type shows is the mere fact that you are in the same room as an artist who has been so important to your private inner world.
Now music can only look back on itself. Play any psych-rock album made in the last twenty years to a 1960s audience and they wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. Play Joy Division’s 1979 album Unknown Pleasures to a 1977 punk crowd and heads would have exploded. Peter Hook & The Light’s rendition of the Substance albums is quite a feat, helped somewhat by technology.
The internet has drained artists of their revenue as music streaming takes away from album sales, so now the impoverished The music you gorged yourself on at musicians must travel light. Full bands some point in your life seems remotely are financially toxic and even Peter Hook historical yet now you have the chance to can’t employ a swag of musos to fill out the see them, touch them, and be covered in electronically rich sounds of New Order. their stinky human sweat if you get close enough. It can be as unlikely to be in a I wasn’t the only one who lamented the room with Peter Hook as it is to be in a profusion of backing tracks. Many times the room with, say, Jim Morrison. drummer didn’t even hit the snare or kick But there the man was, smashing up the audience of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. At one point he even stopped playing and had security yank some punter out who was annoying ol’ Hooky. The man was in the middle of the crowd, perhaps a dozen or so people deep from the stage. Maybe he just had one of those mugs that is simply offensive, like Steve Buscemi. It reminded my friend flanking me when previously at The Gov he saw King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard refuse to continue to play until security brought the ejected punter back inside. Same same but different.
The New Order set was first and it was great for everyone to hear such numbers
drum and just sat back drinking water and hitting the occasional drum fill.
The audience loved the first set, the New Order set, yet I believe it was telling that when the backing tracks were jettisoned for the first few tracks of the second set, the Joy Division set, the electricity and energy of the music was profound, undrained and unsapped by the sterility of pre-recorded music. A profundity which the audience felt and they went crazy, more so than the entire New Order set which had odours of an old man smashing out some late-night karaoke. I doubt many people noticed the headphones coming off the drummer’s head but they unfortunately came back on for She’s Lost Control and the drummer took a big rest. If you saw Stephen Morris juggling the complicated percussion duties on the Live at Something Else BBC series almost forty years ago it makes you wonder if Peter Hook & The Light’s drummer just needs to be paid more. Or grow another couple of arms.
Extinctions, Josephine Wilson UWAP, 2017 Reviewed by Heather Taylor Johnson Give me an aging white male pretentious professor-type troubled by his memories and regretful of the life he’s led and I’ll show you a protagonist of an award-winning book. Jonathan Franzen and Philip Roth excel at this sort of thing, and Zadie Smith did it romping-good justice in On Beauty, and now there’s Extinctions, this year’s Miles Franklin winner by Perth writer Josephine Wilson. Wilson’s part-funny part-tragic depiction of Frederick Lothian, Professor of Architecture
extraordinaire, is a complex one, full of hubris and belated vulnerability. He’s a cringeworthingly self-absorbed type and therefore rather unlikable, which means I absolutely loved him. His story tells us that privilege, impatience and ego get you nowhere when you’re in an aged care residential facility without family or friends. He has artefacts – modernist chairs and a collection of Braun shavers – that reflect smart design as much as they reflect his desire to amass material wealth, but that’s pretty much all he’s got. His wife is dead and his daughter and son are lost to him, and every little thing around him, every useless artefact, holds a trace of them. Frederick spends the majority of the book locked inside his own memory, but it’s a slippery thing. Sometimes he wants to change it, and does. Sometimes he wants to forget it, but can’t. Though memory is so often false, it’s the only thing that can hold the truth.
So why does Frederick want the truth? Why now? Because he’s alone and the life he has made for himself is nearing an end. He’s becoming extinct. But not before his neighbour, Jan, complicates things. The two find themselves thrown together by a series of illfated events and help one another see that dependency is a gift, not a burden. Why hadn’t he realised it decades ago?
His daughter, Caroline, is also an academic, a curator working on the theme of extinction. Almost half of the book is devoted to her and though I was annoyed, at first, to have to leave the brilliantly rendered Frederick behind to make room for Caroline’s baggage, the book is better for her. Without Caroline, Extinctions would fall into the category of ‘Another Book About An Aging White Male Pretentious Professor-Type, Etcetera’. She adds so many thematic layers, leading us to surprising places like the Stolen Generation and nature versus nurture – places Frederick could never go, even though it’s detrimental that he does. Wilson’s talent is containing memory in its vastly sprawling form. Her control over flashbacks of significant images and dialogue is what makes this book the gem that it is. She cleverly suggests that we live in the past constantly, that every few seconds a word or a colour or a name recalls complex moments that shape our lives. This means that the forward movement of our present day is always tainted with the past. It’s not an original idea, but it’s one she’s crafted in an original way. I gobbled this book up in four days then spent the next four wishing I was still reading it. It’s humorous and heart-felt, with the perfect amount of nasty and plenty to get you thinking existentially. Wilson is a unique talent, so intelligent and risktaking, and the book is a reminder of what literature has the power to do. I can’t wait to read it again.
interview I had done (I remember saying at the time, “Oh, sorry, when he told me his name was Stuart I wrote down Stewart by mistake,” only to be told I had written Chatswood instead of Chatwood.) – much red wine was imbibed and good fun had by all. I saw the band again a few times – they had most definitely endeared themselves to Australian audiences – and remember a time when they played Thebarton Theatre (it may well have been when Transmission was first released) and was witness to an incredible thing.
Mad as a hatter. News that Canadian rock trio The Tea Party will soon hit town to celebrate the 20th year since the release of their third album, Transmission, has caused me to reflect on the number of times I have seen the band in action.
Eastern elements harked back to a time seemingly long gone.
I recall, as I ascended the stairs, that there was a huge waft of incense and upon reaching the top of said stairs, the whole The very first time was when they came to room was filled with the sickeningly sweet Australia for the very first time and in Adelaide scent. And, I may be wrong or I may be had played at a former ice skating rink on right, but I seem to recall that the venue in Hindley St known simply as The Venue which question, The Venue, had adorned its walls had previously been known as Cartoons. with Persian rugs to add even more flavour to the evening. I’d been invited along by record company EMI as I had done a phone interview for a Anyway, The Tea Party were quite local street magazine with bass player Stuart something to behold when they played on Chatwood and it had been such a good chat, stage and it really was like going back some it had somehow been published as feature 30 years in time. As such, it’s a concert I will article. always recall unlike that one I witnessed only last week. Anyway, I ambled along to the gig full of anticipation as I had been quite fond of the Later, backstage – where I was playfully band’s debut offering, Splendor Solis, as its chastised by the record company for spelling decidedly ’70s retro rock mixed with Middle Stuart Chatwood’s name incorrectly in the
Singer and guitarist Jeff Martin seemingly had the crowd in the palm of his had and had leant into the microphone to ask a simple question of them. The crowd then erupted into much cheering, agreement and clapping but suddenly went very quiet when Jeff leant back into the microphone and simply said, “Well, that’s good but I don’t.” It has been a simple, effective and somewhat chilling lesson into the fact that if you are a respected artist, fans are going to agree with whatever you say. The obvious response was to say a resounding, ‘Yes’, to such a question without thinking it through.
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 here: http://www.ticketmaster. com.au/the-tea-party-transmission-20thtorrensville-south-australia-02-11-2017/ event/130052D0D00D7F50?bba=1
record,” Wayde continues. “And I’ve also been speaking to a couple of clients about setting up and recording in a church. City Of Adelaide give out free rehearsal space in Pilgrim Uniting Church behind Adelaide Town Hall on Monday nights. “And, as we all know, churches are perfect places to record music,” he adds with a laugh. “They are like a goldmine as far as having a very natural sound. There’s a natural warmth and ambience so you can get a very high quality recording.”
AUDIOISM By Robert Dunstan Audioism is a new Adelaide business with over a dozen years industry experience that specialises in mobile recording and can come direct to you to record and also offers an array of other services. The fourmonth old business has been set up by Wayde Richardson after he successfully applied for the government’s NEIS (New Enterprise Incentive Scheme). Wayde, once involved in online, Melbournebased hip hop station Goonbag, says he set the business up as a mobile recording studio due to a number of reasons. “The primary one was to offer a recording solution to people who felt intimidated about the whole idea of going to a traditional recording studio or to those who wanted a bit more of a laid back approach to things,” he says. “What I tend to do is to go to people’s homes or their rehearsal space and set up and
He suggests that his mobile recording equipment is more than adequate for such purposes. “I’ve got assorted microphones, a MacBook with an audio interface which allows me to multi-track and I run Logic Pro X which is an industry standard as far as recording software goes,” Wayde says. “That’s pretty much all you need but I do also have means to avoid noise and any reflections and so forth.
“And because I have a clear set of ears and am also not emotionally invested in the songs, I can give the client a new perspective. Because I love all music, I can often hear something really good that the artist themselves may not have noticed.
“And if someone has a good recording to begin with, mixing and mastering then becomes a breeze,” Wayde considers. “There’s that old saying that you can’t polish a turd so mixing and mastering a good recording is a piece of cake. And I can offer that in someone’s home or rehearsal space.
‘That also takes the pressure off the artist because they can then just concentrate what they are doing.”
“And one thing I’ve learnt over the years is that with proper set up time, you can get perfectly good recordings using a mobile studio,” he states. “So far the results have been really, really good and the clients are more than happy with them. I can also offer recordings done at my home studio which is sometimes good for solo singer songwriters who don’t generally use a rehearsal space. We both agree that technology has greatly advanced over the years.
“You can now buy these amazing microphones that are about the size of a pen that you can plug directly into an iPhone or iPad and get a fantastic sound,” Wayde notes. “The quality is unbelievable. So I am able to take that kind of recording and then polish it up to an even higher standard.
‘That also takes the pressure off the artist because they can then just concentrate what they are doing,” he reasons. “I remember the days when I was recording myself and was constantly going back and forth from being someone making a song to someone producing it. And that can be mentally exhausting.
“If you are trying to create a musical masterpiece, you don’t want to be closely involved in how it’s being recorded,” Wayde laughs.
Audioism, which is currently offering a special Halloween demo special of four songs that are then mixed and mastered and has been endorsed as a local business by Brand SA, also offers other services.
“Recording and production is the core of the business – that’s the bread and butter – but I was continually being asked if I did video and photos as well as recording,” Wayde says. “So, as I’m a keen photographer, and have a Go Pro which can capture some really amazing footage, I am starting to do that. And I can also offer to write press releases as I feel I have a bit of knack for creative writing. “So I can give clients a whole package if they want it,” he considers.
“On top of all that, I’ve also worked as a DJ for many years,” Wayde announces. “So I still get asked to do a few corporate functions – I did a 30th the other night – so that’s also something I can offer. “I guess that’s what I am trying to do with Audioism – incorporate anything to do with audio into a business,” he concludes.
Audioism can be contacted on 0426 911 977 or by email at audioism@ outlook.com.au and have a very active Facebook page at https://www. facebook.com/audioismsa/
hit the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday November 30 with tickets via the venue or Oztix. CAIT BAKER
Multiple ARIA Award winners The Audreys will be revisiting their breakthrough 2006 debut, Between Us & Last Night, when they reconvene the band that recorded it for a national tour that will see them play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hndmarsh, on Sunday 5 November with tickets via the venue of Oztix.
Jimmy Barnes has just released a new memoir, Working Class Man, and is taking it on tour for an evening of stories and songs which will bring the event to Thebarton Theatre on Sunday 22 April with tickets via Ticketmaster on 136 100. THE WHITLAMS
Perth’s Gyroscope have announced their first studio recording for almost a decade and a tour that will bring the indie rockers to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Saturday 13 January with special guests Horror My Friend and The Best Extras with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
Perennial Sydney favourites The Whitlams have announced their 25th anniversary pub tour which will have the combo playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 15 June with Alex Lloyd and Deborah Conway as special guests and tickets via the venue or Oztix.
Culture Club will be gliding into Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Thursday 7 December and will have The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey and Eurogliders as special guests with tickets via Ticketek. MENTAL AS ANYTHING
Presented by AT Touring, Mental As Anything, now featuring Greedy Smith on vocals due to Martin Plaza’s health issues, will be slipping into town armed with a fivesong EP and will be playing Encounter Bay’s Beach House Café on Thursday 26 October (bookings 08 8552 4417), Aldinga’s Pepper Tree Café on Friday 27 October (bookings 0400 144 467) and then Club West Lakes on Saturday 28 October with bookings on 08 8242 1144. TIMOTHY NELSON
Cait Baker, daughter of renowned blues musician Greg Baker, will be launching her Zinc album at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Thursday 23 November with tickets via Moshtix. THURSDAY American post hardcore band
Thursday will be joined by Quicksand, who are about the release their first album for 20 years, for a double headline show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 13 March with tickets via the venue or Oztix. PARKWAY DRIVE
BRIAN FRASER & THE DRIVE
While in town undertaking some shows, Dave Graney has conveniently seized the opportunity to launch his new book, Workshy, and has chosen to do so at Imprints Booksellers, 107 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 6.30pm on Friday 10 November but please RSVP via the bookstore.
Award winning Australian blues legend Brian Fraser is touring with a band, The Drive, for the first time in a number of years and they will be taking their homegrown boogie to Semaphore Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore, from 4pm on Sunday 22 October with $10 tickets at the door and cheap drinks.
It has been a couple of years since Perth’s Timothy Nelson released Words Like Young but the WAMI-nominated artist, who has been recently traipsing around the US, will be hitting the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Wednesday 8 November. THE BENNIES Ahead of next year’s release of a new album, Natural Born Chillers, punk rockers The Bennies are touring with The Castaways and will
Byron Bay’s finest, Parkway Drive, have announced that they will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Horizons when they play the album in full at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 23 January with already sold out shows on Wednesday 24 January and Thursday 25 January with special guests Polaris and tickets on sale via the venue or Oztix.
THE KRANSKY SISTERS
The much-loved The Kransky Sisters have announced a run of Christmas shows with news that they will be bringing it to Adelaide Festival Centre’s Dunstan Playhouse on Friday 15 December at 7.30pm and Saturday 16 December at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Book at BASS. JOHN FARNHAM
John Farnham is set to headline A Day On The Green alongside Mondo Rock, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris and The Badloves at Peter Lehmann Wines (Barossa Valley) on Saturday 25 November with tickets via Ticketmaster. JAN PRESTON
Award winning boogie woogie pianist Jan Preston is on tour with a new album, Play It Again Jan!, and will be performing with a band that features Chris Finnen on guitar, at Parks Theatre, 46 Cowan St, Angle Pk, from 8pm on Friday 20 October with tickets at the door from 8pm. Jan is also heading to Auburn’s Courthouse, 4 St Vincent St, from 8pm on Saturday 21 October for those in the picturesque Clare Valley for the region’s twoday Carnival Of Music with bookings being taken via on 08 8849 2420. WE THE KINGS Pop rock sensations We The Kings are set to return to New Zealand and Australia
to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their breakthrough self-titled debut and will be playing it in full when they hit the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hndmarsh, on Wednesday 7 February for a licensed all-ages show with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
new single, N.D.Y, at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Friday 1 December with special guests and tickets via Oztix.
Skull Than Eyes, Biles and Spiteward when they play Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Thursday 30 November.
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
The infamous Neil Hamburger will be joined by magician and social commentator Dr El Sauvo and Paroxysm Press’ Kami, Alison Bennett, Chiara Gabrielli and Jason Half Artist when he performs at Broadcast Bar, 66A Grote St, Adelaide, on Friday 10 November with tickets available from the venue’s website.
KC & The Sunshine Band, Village People, Sister Sledge and Marcia Hines will play A Day On The Green at McLaren Vale’s Leconfield Wines on Saturday 9 December with tickets via A Day On The Green’s website.
Ireland’s Gilbert O’Sullivan, who enjoyed a slew of hits in the ’70s, will be bringing his 50th anniversary tour to Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre on Tuesday 20 March with tickets via BASS. 360
HOTTER THAN HELL Grinspoon, The Superjesus, 28 Days and Rackett will all be playing Hotter Than Hell from 8.30pm on Saturday 3 February at Gepps Cross’ Coopers Alehouse with tickets selling super fast via Oztix. ROBYN HITCHCOCK
360 will be undertaking an all-ages show when the rapper comes to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 9 March to highlight a new album, Vintage Modern, with tickets via the venue or Oztix. LEPROUS
Norwegian prog rockers Leprous, who will be in the country to headline Prog Fest in the eastern states, will be playing a sideshow at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Thursday 25 January with AlithiA as special guests and tickets via Moshtix. THE SINKING TEETH Fresh from an extensive tour of Europe, Melbourne-based post punk trio The Sinking Teeth will be launching their
Paper Lions, an indie dance pop trio from Canada, will be popping into Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, in full colour on Sunday 5 November to highlight their new album, Full Colour, with tickets via Moshtix.
Robyn Hitchcock, accompanied by Emma Swift, is making a swift return to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Wednesday 6 December with tickets via Eventbrite.
THE BLACK SORROWS Melbourne’s The Black Sorrows continue to tour relentlessly which is why they will be at Gepps Cross’ Coopers Alehouse on Wednesday 15 November.
MONO Japan’s Mono are touring the country for the first time with their experimental rock and be playing Adelaide Uni Bar on Saturday 11 November.
Melbourne’s Diploid will be joined by Eyes More
THREE D RADIO
Three D Radio (93.7FM) are to be inducted into Adelaide Music Collective’s SA Music Hall Of Fame at a special ceremony on from 6pm on Thursday 2 November at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, at which you can expect some live music with The Systemaddicts and Green Circles set to present a 30-minute sets with other surprises on the night. BEYOND THE PICTURE
Beyond The Picture will headline a licensed, all-ages show at Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, from 7pm on Saturday 4 November alongside Letters To Amy, Stranger Than Stranger and Orangutang with drink specials and, of course, pool tables and an entry fee of an easy $10.
SATISFACTION – THE STONES SHOW
And they keep rollin’. The longrunning Satisfaction – The
Stones Show will be playing The German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, on Saturday 18 November with special guests Acoustic Fix and tickets on sale via Trybooking. Be quick as these rockin’ shows invariably sell out such is the band’s huge popularity.
Well established blues trio Blue Katz have more shows coming up with Saturday 21 October at The Railway Hotel, 247 St Vincent St, Pt Adelaide, while on Saturday 4 November they will be presenting their musical wares at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with entry to each gig a mere $10. The long-running, seasoned band have also been invited to perform at the opening night of Port Noarlunga Deep South Blues Festival and will be performing at 9.30pm alongside The Bluescasters and The Harmonics at Port Noarlunga & Christies Beach RSL Club (Harmonica House) on Friday 24 November.
TARNANTHI AT THE PORT The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has teamed up with TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art to throw a street party which celebrates First Nation culture from noon until 5pm on Saturday 21 October at Black Diamond GOLONKA! Laneway Precinct (behind Pt Adelaide Town Hall) and the family-friendly event will feature visual arts, music (Main Stage featuring River Rogers & Big River, Lady Lash, Radical Son and Eddie Peters & Friends and Stowaway Stage to feature Neisha & Scott Rathman Jnr, Marlon Motlop and Nathan May), dance, It’s been a while but world workshops and storytelling. music collective Golonka! have organised a free entry show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 WIREHEADS George St, Thebarton, from 9pm Wireheads have a new album, on Saturday 28 October with Lightning Ears, as do The High Chimichurri Grill food truck Beamers with Cooked Drongo, parked out the front. so why not stage a double launch from 3pm on Sunday 22 October BORN OF DUST at Ancient World, 116A Hindley St, Adelaide, and then invite Insomnicide along for the ride? MUSIC SA T-SHIRT MARKET On Friday 3 November, Music SA are holding a T-Shirt Market as a part of Australian Music Month. Head on down and spend your lunch break at St Paul’s Creative Centre, cnr Pulteney and Flinders Sts, Adelaide, eating tasty food and buying some band T-Shirts to support local live music. And if you want to get involved, they want to sell your band merch! Drop your T-shirts off to Music SA before Monday 30 October to get involved and make some coin! Email jessi@ musicsa.com.au before you drop your shirts off!
will have Emily Davis as special guest support when they launch new album, When The Tide Rushes In, at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8.30pm on Saturday 4 November with $10 tickets at the door. ZAC EDEN
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 and earthy folk and soul singer Katie Miller and $15 tickets at the door. THE POOL BOUYS The Pool Bouys will be bringing their punk and grunge rock to Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 9 December for a licensed, all-ages show with The Poets Of Slam Society and Blind Coyote with drink specials, pool tables and an entry fee of an easy $10.
CLUB5082 As part of Touriffic Prospect, Club5082 will be hosting Green Day tribute band Basket Case with special guests Little Miss at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, as a licensed, all-ages event from 7pm on Monday 15 January.
Born Of Dust, Silence The Unknown, To Hell With Paradise and Ourroboric will all feature at a licensed, CRUMP CAKE ORCHESTRA all-ages rock show from 7pm on Saturday 11 November at Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, with drink specials and, of course, pool tables and an entry fee of an easy $10. FLEUR GREEN & THE KEEPERS Fleur Green & The Keepers
The 20-piece Crump Cake Orchestra, conceived from a
love of big band orchestration and dirty funk and hip hop beats, are all set to launch their Copy 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 Evenbrite. DINO JAG,
Dino Jag, currently serving as a mentor for Weekend Warriors, has announced his final show for 2107 and it’s to be a familyfriendly, stripped-back afternoon session from 2.30pm on Sunday 12 November at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, at which he will be joined by Nick Romano on standup drums and Virgil Reality on trumpet with exciting pop rock band Throwing Flowers as very special guests and tickets on sale via the venue or Oztix. MAUVE Adelaide’s Maggie Rutjens is now travelling under the name Mauve and has organised a launch show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 25 November with special guests to be announced soon and tickets via Moshtix. LOOPING WITH LATITUDE
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.
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 BITTER DARLINGS
Judes, Backyard Haircuts and Venice Queens with an entry fee of an easy $10 and pool tables at the ready.
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, has live acoustic music under the name Spring Boogaloo and a brand new menu on Friday evenings from 6pm with Cal Williams Jr on Friday 22 October and Barbara Ganoush on Friday 27 October.
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
THE BAKER SUITE Country rockets The Bitter Darlings have been quite quiet of late but all that will change when the quintet play a free entry show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 18 November with special guests Naomi Keyte and Melbourne’s James Ellis & The Jealous Guys. 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 event from 4pm until 11.30pm on Saturday 2 December, has been announced and it will be The Yardsharks, The Unknown Locals, The Craves, The Real Mac DiMarco?, St
Larsen will kick off their tour for new album Weightless Again up in Brisbane before taking in lots of other cities and then winding it all up in their hometown at Jive, 181 Hndley St, Adelaide, from 7.45pm on Saturday 28 October with special guests Sincerely, Grizzly, Pinkish Blu and Towns and with $10 tickets at the door.
It’s been a while but The Baker Suite will be back for a lovely afternoon of music at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 22 October with MUSIC SA tickets via Stickytickets. 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 the free entry psych rock fun continues on Friday 20 October with The Howling Fog before winding up on Friday 27 October with The Vulgars. 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 in association with Adelaide Roots & Blues Association, The Steve Brown Band and JJ Fields, both worthy winners of the 2107 Memphis Blues Challenge,
Music SA will be celebrating its 20th birthday on Thursday 30 November by holding a fundraising (to raise funds to continue to run free music workshops in 2018) quiz evening from 6pm until 10pm at St Paul’s Creative Centre, Pulteney St, Adelaide, with a bar and BYO food and $20 tickets ($180 for a table of 10) via Moshtix.
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Paddy McHugh’s oeuvre, and with a name like that I felt asking him about any connections to Ireland was more a rhetorical enquiry. However Paddy’s family history is shrouded in many unknowns, and he is just now exploring his Irish heritage. “Yeah I definitely have an Irish connection. I have an affinity with Irish music and Irish people. The drummer in my band is Irish, we’ve been good mates for a long time.
“It’s a good question,” says Paddy, “because I sort of felt culturally void for many many years. I didn’t identify with what you’d call the typical Australian bloke. You know, I was maybe too effeminate for that, I didn’t like sport and all those sorts of things. And it was kind of hard fitting in to the Australian stereotype.
PADDY McHUGH by Ian Messenger Paddy McHugh is one of those rare storytellers who is completely honest. Detailed and uncompromising tales of his everyday life should prick up the ears of devotees to country songstress Gillian Welch and even those who love and miss new books from Raymond Carver and Charles Bukowski. Raised in Tamworth, but now living in Brisbane, this folk-country underdog can send shivers down one’s spine.
Troubadour Music is currently touring Paddy McHugh, who is signed to ABC Music, and the reception has been deep and even emotional for some punters.
The Snowmen, which is a song about James Hardie and the mesothelioma issue, brought catharsis to an audience member who had been personally affected by the tragedy.
“I had a gentleman come up to me after the show and explained to me through tears he’d just gotten back from burying his father the week before, and that this song had been very meaningful to him. He said it was the first time he had let his guard down since the funeral.” Citing such key moments as fair reason why he bothers to get up and tour the country with his songs and his stories Paddy admits he also loves to tour just to socialise at pubs on the weekends.
He also finds connecting with an audience, no matter how big or small, an important stage in his work as an artist. “I really enjoy the response that you get as an artist from
a crowd. It might only be five people but if you can get that connection it’s an exhilarating feeling and it’s very validating.”
“But when I found the Irish culture and having a family history going back there were certain aspects to that culture that I really enjoyed. I’m currently just beginning to explore that Irish culture more.
“I’m going to be doing some work soon hopefully with some Irish artists, and I’ve Paddy was born and raised in Tamworth and the done some stuff in the past. I got a gig with country music he listened to and performed as a Sinead O’Conner and had a couple of great child never really left him. Fleeing to work with Irish “There’s a lot opportunities the hell out of there as a young people. And yeah, I’m looking man to form punk bands in Sydney of similarities forward to getting over there and perhaps wasn’t such a radical shift. between country finding out a bit more.” Paddy explains how the two forms of music are very much about and punk Old Men Of The Railway Hotel, everyday storytelling. because they are the final track of his new LP City Bound Trains, is a sad tale of a few “There’s a lot of similarities both forms of old men in a pub on Christmas Eve between country and punk because music that are seemingly unwanted by anyone. they are both forms of music cuts through the fairy reactionary.” Paddy that are reactionary. And they’re tale of the perfect lives we are just telling the story of a group constantly being sold and that out of people as it is, unfiltered. In there people are marginalised, uncared for, and country music it’s acoustic guitars and singing forgotten. about tractors or droughts or whatever’s affecting them. “Yeah look the whole world that we are sold through the TV and commercialism – it’s all “But in the city,” muses Paddy, “it’s guitars fake you know and the majority of people don’t plugged through an amp but they’re singing get there. Life isn’t what it’s sold to us as.” about the cops coming and high rents. There’s a lot of similarities so it wasn’t much of a See Paddy McHugh play solo at the crossover really and I pretty much flip-flopped Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, between the two, and I’m more on the country side these days.” Thebarton, on Friday 20 October. It an uncommon education to be raised in Tamworth, and Paddy thought playing and listening to country music was simply the norm. Going to Sydney as an eighteen year old made him realise that this wasn’t the case at all, and country music was ridiculed. However urban taste in country music seems to have had a renaissance.
“It is really interesting to see how country music is being received particularly in urban areas. When I first moved to Sydney people used to rubbish all country, and write off the whole thing. Including Johnny Cash. Five or six years later and you start seeing these guys walking the inner city wearing Johnny Cash shirts and they come up to you going – have you heard the Man In Black?” But much more than standard country there are obvious colourings of folk and Irish music in
It will be a real and no-bull double header with Melbourne’s alt-country big heart Jed Rowe. Free entry, but make sure you have a beer with these guys after.
“We played one as part of our last US tour and, because we hadn’t done one in such a long time, it reminded Nina and I of how much fun they were,” Louise says. “Day rock is pretty fun. And we like milling about and catching the other bands from the side of the stage and all that kind of thing. “And hanging out with the other bands backstage in the catering area at outdoor festivals is always fun too,” she adds.
Louise takes a long pause when I ask about favourite moments in Australia.
veruca salt VERUCA SALT By Robert Dunstan American band Veruca Salt, named after that spoilt rich girl and who first tasted success in 1992 with debut album American Thighs and the single, Seether, are very happy to be returning to this country next year to play a series of A Day On The Green outdoor concerts alongside The Living End, Spiderbait, Tumbleweed and The Favues as well as undertaking a couple of club dates in the eastern states. The band, who formed in Chicago, split up in 1996 due to ongoing disagreements between longtime friends (and guitarists and singers} Louise Post and Nina Gordon, although the former then continued with another band with different player using that name until all the original members (drummer Jim Shapiro and bass player Steve Lack) agreed to get back together in 2012 to tour and then record a new album, Ghost Notes, in 2015.
Louise tells BSide Magazine that it was Nina who instigated the reformation of a few years ago.
“She and I had been in contact increasingly over the years and then it began to become more and more regular,” Louise says. “So we made amends as we both wanted to move on and not be sitting with any of that anger and hostility toward each other. We both just wanted to have peace.
“And yet we’d never actually met up,” she continues, “and then Nina emailed to say, ‘Hey, Mazzy Star are playing Coachella Festival. Why aren’t we doing it?’ It was then
I realised we had more to do together and then we got together and started to write again.
‘There have been so many because we’ve been down there quite a few times now,” she eventually says. “Let me think. Oh, there was a time Nina and I were in Perth and we were having a flat white. It was just the nicest experience ever. Going to Tasmania was lovely too but we got up to seriously no good things in Sydney.
“Oh dear, I cannot say them out loud to you because there was serious stuff going on in all the hotels,” Louise laughs. ‘We were being “It was Nina who opened the door and very bad we’ve really reconnected and our lives and and misbehaving very, very badly. Let’s just families have become entwined and we see leave it at that. a fair bit of each other. We “I cannot say are into the next chapter.” them out loud to Louise concludes by saying Veruca Salt you because there are slowly working towards another Having last toured this was serious stuff album. country in 2014 – Louise retains fond memories of going on in all the “Let’s say we have an idea for another hotels. We were Adelaide and of playing album,” she laughs. “We definitely the Governor Hindmarsh – being very bad want to do another album but maybe the band are now looking and misbehaving want to make a beautiful, more quieter forward to making a return. very, very badly. album. When Nina and I first got the Let’s just leave it band together – it was just me and her “It’s great to be invited at first with acoustic guitars and our at that.” back,” Louise says, “and voices – the way our voices blended especially because we love always made us really happy. all the other bands on the bill for A Day On The Green. And when we last toured, we “So we’d love to capture that again,” Louise had Aussie band Bloods with us so we’re suggests. “I don’t think we want to make looking forward to playing with them on a record with bombastic drums and huge our couple of club shows in Sydney and guitars. I think we want to make something a Melbourne. bit quieter.” “We haven’t seen them since, although it was funny because when they toured the US, our drummer, Jim, bumped into them in a restaurant in Chicago. It was just a random thing but funny.
“So were super, super excited to be playing with Bloods again,” Louise, who once had a relationship with Dave Grohl that resulted in Foo Fighters’ song Everlong, says. “And people can expect to hear all the familiar songs along with some from the new album, Ghost Notes, as we hadn’t released that last time we came down. It’ll be a mixture of past and present and the people hoping to hear Seether will not be let down.” The singer and guitarist says the band enjoy playing outdoor festivals.
Veruca Salt will be playing with The Living End, Spiderbait, , Tumbleweed and The Fauves at Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale, on Saturday 17 March with tickets via Ticketmaster http://www. ticketmaster.com.au/promo/ku2sfd
THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER Áine Tyrell (Ireland/Australia) and Koral at Wheatsheaf 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 Jan Preston at Parks Theatre
SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER Less Than Jake (US) and Bodyjar at Governor Hindmarsh Tristen Bird (Melbourne), Sarah Straschko and Courtney Robb at Wheatsheaf Hotel The Belligerents (Brisbane) and Bus Vipers at Jive Jan Preston at Auburn Courthouse SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER Sebastian Bach (US) and The Babes at Governor Hindmarsh BR Dalton (Dublin/Fremantle) at Grace Emily Tristen Bird (Melbourne) at Wharf Barrel Shed (Goolwa) Brian Fraser & The Drive (Melbourne) at Semaphore Workers Club 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 Mental As Anything (Sydney) at Beach House Café FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER Mental As Anything (Sydney) at Pepper Tree Café (Aldinga) SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER Kavisha Mazzella (Melbourne), Nancy Bates, Vonda Last and Hannah Yates at Governor Hindmarsh Mental As Anything (Sydney) at Club West Lakes 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 Paper Lions (Canada) at Crown & Anchor WEDNESDAY 8 NOVEMBER Timothy Nelson (Perth) at Grace Emily
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 Neil Hamburger (US) at Broadcast Bar
SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER Dave Graney & The MistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel The Stems (Perth) at Governor Hindmarsh Kingswood (Melbourne) at Fat Controller Gaol Blues Festival – Old
Adelaide Gaol Mono (Japan) at Adelaide Uni Bar 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) and Hidden Intent at Fowler’s Live
WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER GZA (US) at Fowler’s Live The Black Sorrows (Melbourne) at Cooper’s Alehouse (Gepps Cross) 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 THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER Cait Baker (Sydney) at Grace Emily
FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen (New Orleans) at Governor Hindmarsh Deep South Blues & Roots Festival at Pt Noarlunga Graves (Wollongong) and Void Of Vision at Enigma Bar
SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER Childhood Cancer Benefit: Geoff Achison (Melbourne), Lazy Eye, Mojo Dingo and Clara Walsh at German Club Cat Stevens (UK) at Botanic Pk Deep South Blues & Roots Festival at Pt Noarlunga A Day On The Green: John Farnham, Mondo Rock, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris and The Badloves at Peter Lehmann Wines (Barossa Valley) Marie Wilson (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Horrorshow (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh
SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER Fuel (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER Robyn Hitchcock (UK) and Emma Swift (Sydney) at Grace Emily 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 Culture Club (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre
THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER The East Pointers (Canada) at Jive King Parrot at Adelaide Uni Bar
FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER British India (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Cosmic Pyschos (Melbourne), Amyl & The Sniffers and Meatbeaters at Fowler’s Live The Cactus Channel (Melbourne) at Edinburgh Castle Hotel SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER Paradise Lost (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh
WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER The Original Wailers (Jamaica) at Governor Hindmarsh
SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Deep South Blues & Roots Festival at Pt Noarlunga
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER Lloyd Spiegel (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Guitar Wolf (Japan) at Edinburgh Castle Hotel Never Shout Never (US) at Enigma Bar The Sinking Teeth (Melbourne) at Crown & Anchor SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER Tim Rogers (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel (5pm and 9pm) Celibate Rifles (Sydney) and Violetene at Fowler’s Live Stu Larsen (Aust) at Jive
THURSDAY 25 JANUARY Leprous (Norway at Jive
WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY The Maine (US) at Fowler’s Live FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY Laneway Festival at Hart’s Mill (Pt Adelaide) SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY Hotter Then Hell: Grinspoon, The Superjesus, 28 Days and Rackett at Coopers Alehouse (Gepps Cross)
WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY We The Kings (US) at Governor Hindmarsh 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
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 THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER The Bennies (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Diploid (Melbourne), Eyes More Skull Than Eyes, Biles and Spiteward at Hotel Metro
WEDNESDAY 24 JANUARY Parkway Drive (Byron Bay) and Polaris (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY Prljavo Kazaliste (Croatia) at Fowler’s Live SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY Cub Sport (Brisbane) at Fat Controller
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 A Day On The Green: KC & The Sunshine Band, Village People, Sister Sledge and Marcia Hines at Leconfield Wines (McLaren Vale) MONDAY 11 DECEMBER The Human League (UK) at Thebarton Theatre
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
SATURDAY 13 JANUARY Gyroscope (WA), Horror My Friend and The Best Extras at Governor Hindmarsh
SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY Steve Poltz (Can/US) at Trinity Sessions Dweezil Zappa (US) at Governor Hindmarsh SUNDAY 4 MARCH Robbie Williams (UK) at Adelaide 500 FRIDAY 9 MARCH 360 (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh
NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS The National Live Music Awards will be taking place on Thursday 7 December around the country with the local event happening at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, as a free entry affair although you must register your interest for a ticket via Oztix. SA Awards Presented in partnership with Radio Adelaide Live Act Of The Year presented by City Of Adelaide A.B. Original DONNARUMMA Electric Fields MANE West Thebarton
Live Voice Of The Year Dusty Lee Stephensen (Wanderers) Häna Brenecki (Hana & Jessie-Lee) Louis Donnarumma Paige Renee Court (MANE) Zaachariaha Fielding (Electric Fields) Live Venue Of The Year presented by OzTix Crown & Anchor Ed Castle Hotel Fat Controller The Governor Hindmarsh Grace Emily
Live Event Of The Year A Day Of Clarity Blenheim Festival The Porch Sessions Scumfest St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
SAM AWARDS Below are the nominated artists for the SAM Awards for 2107. Congratulations to all. PEER-VOTED AWARDS Best Studio Chapel Lane Studios Hillside Recordings Island Studios Stormfront Productions Wizard Tone Studios Best Engineer Gabs Agostino Kiah Gossner Matt Hills Simon Kither Tom Barnes
Best Music Festival/Event – presented by moshtix Blenheim Music & Camping Festival Futuresounds Porch Sessions Scumfest WOMADelaide Best Music Venue Crown & Anchor Hotel Exeter Hotel Fat Controller Grace Emily Hotel Jive Best Manager Ben Martin Craig Lock Matthew Hayward Sian Walden Tom Gordon
Best Cover Art Capital Waste and Jamie Brockenbrow – Space Bong’s Dead In Paradise Hebe Sayce – Neon Tetra’s Relections Henry Stentiford – The Bitter Darlings’ Stuart Highway Nic Ames and Sam Kruckemeyer – Kaurna Cronin’s Southern Loss Todd Fischer – Donnarumma’s Billy Billy
Best Music Video Aaron Schuppan – Cosmo Thundercat’s Warning Bell Kieran Ellis-Jones – Sleep Talk’s Mother Lewis Brideson – Donnarumma’s Love Your Man
O’Foley – Standard Union’s I Don’t Care Experimental Award – presented by Ancient Richard Coburn – A.B. Original’s January 26th World Cobra Best Song – presented by APRA AMCOS The Cortex Shift A.B. Original – January 26th (featuring Dan Darknife Sultan) Thanes Bad//Dreems – Mob Rule Timberwolf Timberwolf – Washed Out Tkay Maidza – Simulation Folk Award – presented by Wheatsheaf Hotel West Thebarton – Moving Out Banjo Jackson Kaurna Cronin Best New Artist Naomi Keyte Bec Stevens Tom West Donnarumma The Winter Gyspy Dyspora Heaps Good Friends Heavy Award – presented by Australian Rock & Lonelyspeck Metal Institute Behold The Sea Best Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Ice On Mercury Artist Sleep Talk A.B. Original Terminal Zero Corey Theatre Wounded Pig Glenn Skuthorpe Hip Hop Award – presented by Northern Sound Best Group System A.B. Original A.B. Original Bad//Dreems Daydream Fever Battlehounds Hinkey The Snail Cosmo Thundercat DyspOra Wanderers 3SIDEZ Best Male Artist Adam Page Dyspora Ross McHenry PNK FME Thom Lion
Best Female Artist Allume Bec Stevens Hunt Naomi Keyte Tkay Maidza
Best Release A.B. Original Bad//Dreems Lonelyspeck Naomi Keyte Tkay Maidza
THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS Blues/Roots Award – presented by Radio Adelaide Cal Williams Jr Donnarumma Glass Skies Lazy Eye Wanderers
Country Award – presented by Grace Emily Hotel The Bitter Darlings Hana & Jessie-Lee The Heggarties Kiera Workhorse
Jazz/Art Music Award – presented by Elder Conservatorium Alzarin Crimson Angus Mason Ashley Hribar Lone Soul Syndicate Ross McHenry Pop Award – presented by The Gov Dino Jag Germein Sisters Heaps Good Friends Rachael Leahcar Tkay Maidza
Punk Award – presented by Crown & Anchor Ambleside Bec Stevens Grenadiers She’s The Band Young Offenders Rock Award – presented by Fat Controller Bad//Dreems Baltimore Poet Cosmo Thundercat The Motive West Thebarton World Music Award – presented by WOMADelaide Adam Page The Coconut Kids Dadanii Okwabi Damushiensemble Daniela Ion RAVie
The third annual SAM Awards are to be held at Thebarton Theatre from Electronic Award – presented by Fresh 92.7 6.30pm on Thursday 9 November Abbey Howlett with tickets via Moshtix here: Hartway http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/ Nakatomi Southpaw event/2017-sam-awards/97707 We May Be Creatures
THE EAST POINTERS
Today, Labels and 4th Chamber along with Wu-Tang anthems and with tickets via Moshtix.
THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES
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. MELVINS
Melvins will have no less than Redd Kross with them as special guests when they play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 4 November with tickets via the venue or Oztix. GZA
Presented by Metropolis Touring, Wu-Tang Clan founding member GZA (AKA The Genius) will be making his way to Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Wednesday 15 November and you can expect such ditties as Liquid Swords, Living in The World
Off the back of the announcement of their debut album, You Work For Us, These New South Whales will be bringing their explosive power punk pop show to audiences at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Saturday 28 October with tickets via Oztix and special guests to be announced. 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.
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE American troubadour Justin Townes Earle will be dropping into Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, with special guests Joshua Hedley and The Bitter Darlings on Wednesday 25 October with tickets via Moshtix. ÁINE TYRRELL 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 at the door. POLARIS Sydney’s hardcore Polaris will be joined by Belle Haven, Deadlights, Daybreak and 23/19 when they play Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, from 7pm on Friday 20 October with tickets via Moshtix. THE BELLIGERENTS
Brisbane’s The Belligerents will be bringing their debut album, Science Fiction, to Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 21 October with Bus Vipers and more as special guests and tickets via Moshtix. 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. LESS THAN JAKE
Canada’s award winning rootsorientated band The East Pointers, who were a huge hit at this year’s WOMADelaide, have announced a huge tour which will include a show at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Thursday 14 December with tickets via Moshtix. 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.
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. THE TEA PARTY
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.
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.
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. TRISTEN BIRD
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. SARAH MCLEOD 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.
FOUR YEAR STRONG 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.
HORRORSHOW Hip hop dudes Horrorshow will be in acoustic mode when they make a return to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 25 November with tickets via the venue or Oztix. 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.
THE CHURCH 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 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 out, Marie Wilson is making a return in solo mode to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8.30pm on Saturday 25 November with tickets via Eventbrite. 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. 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 usual outlets.
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.
via the venue or Oztix with the option of special VIP packages.
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 all-ages 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 CHILDHOOD CANCER BENEFIT will have him playing two Much-regarded Melbourneadventure-laden shows at the based blues artist and multiple Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George award winner Geoff Achison St, Thebarton, on Saturday 2 will be taking part in the next December (one at 5.30pm and Childhood Cancer Benefit another at 9pm) with tickets alongside award winning local selling fast via Oztix. trio Lazy Eye as well as Mojo Dingo and Ciara Walsh at the ANVIL German Club, 223 Flinders Canadian hair metal legends St, Adelaide, from 7pm (doors Anvil will be hitting Australian from 6pm) on Saturday 25 shores pounding the pavement November. towards Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, from 7pm LEGACY on Sunday 12 November with Legacy, the world’s greatest special guests Hidden Intent tribute to the world’s greatest and Shadow Realm and with entertainer, Michael Jackson, tickets and a meet and greet comes to the Governor option available via Moshtix. Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 27 THE CLOUDS October and will be brought The Clouds have recently to life in a full-scale production reformed and requested that with a live band bringing the Falling Joys also reform and energy, the dance and music join them for a run of shows that spans generations with including the Governor tickets via the venue or Oztix. Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday SEBASTIAN BACH 18 November with tickets via The original voice of Skid Oztiz. Row, Sebastian Bach, will return to Australia this year CELIBATE RIFLES and will play the Governor Iconic Sydney band Celibate Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Rifles have locked in Saturday Hindmarsh, on Sunday 22 2 December to play Fowler’s October with The Babes as Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, special guests and with tickets with no less than Violetine as
have you heard?
Suzi Wu is a nineteen year old North London dynamo who stands large over her stripped back, broken down urban sounds. Unknown except a few peeps in London she may go on to big things now she is signed to label Lucky Number.
A mix of musical inventiveness and confidence and personality she makes it real and it sounds good. You get the sense that there’s too much bullshit going on around her for her not to say it like it is: “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, the guys are fuckboys, the girls are sluts. Is that good enough?” This opens her very cool track Teenage Witch. Listen here. . .
by ian Messenger
Ever heard of IDM, or Intelligent Dance Music? The naming of this sub-genre of dance music was not so popular by people who saw it as a slight against ‘not-so-intelligent’ dance music. Perhaps it is more about dance music you can listen to and not necessarily have to dance to.
Aye Nako’s new album Silver Haze starts up with sounds which may please fans of Sonic Youth, and the second and equally short track Sissy brings an unsettling dose of chaos which is what punk music is all about right? This Brooklyn punk outfit has a sharp energy amongst the fuzzed guitars which hypnotically brings you to your knees and then to the floor – or maybe that’s just me.
Jerrilynn Patton, or Jlin, is a producer from Gary, Indiana and has made a couple of remarkable They describe their music as “sad albums recently. In 2015 she debuted Dark Energy, and now punk songs about being queer, trans, and black.” we have Black Origami.
For a good dose of melodic punk you might want to check out Aye Nako, although if you get miffed by bands that sound like other bands it might be not for you, especially tracks like Particle Mace where not only the This is new music at its most vocals but guitar tid-bits owe too cutting edge. None of those retro much to ‘ol mates SY. tropes which stain our ears from this post-modern pastiche of hell I still feel it is worth a good listen, that is music in 2017. and it has other strong elements. Listen here. . . Listen here. . .
Nearly void of melody yet a supreme enquiry into what can be done to rhythms and where they might take us.
FLEURIEU FOLK FESTIVAL, The Stems, The Tea Party, Paddy McHugh, Howie's Kick Off, Audioism, Veruca Salt, SAM Awards, Cinephile, National Liv...
Published on Oct 19, 2017
FLEURIEU FOLK FESTIVAL, The Stems, The Tea Party, Paddy McHugh, Howie's Kick Off, Audioism, Veruca Salt, SAM Awards, Cinephile, National Liv...