BSide Magazine #99

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ISSUE #99 NOVEMBER 2nd - NOVEMBER 15th 2017




ALSO INSIDE: Rival Fire, White Summer, Dino Jag, Ciara Walsh, The Aints, Jigsaw, The Clouds, Born Of Dust, Joe Jack Talcum, Crump Cake Orchestra, Paula Standing and much, much more…


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 Eventbrite here

Beyond The Picture will headline a licensed, all-ages show at Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, from 7pm on Saturday BORN OF DUST 4 November alongside Letters To Amy, Stranger Than Strangers and Orangutang with drink specials and, of course, pool tables and an entry fee of an easy $10. AUDIOISM

Born Of Dust, Silence The Unknown, To Hell With Paradise and Ourroboric will all feature at a licensed, 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. DINO JAG

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. Audioism will also be running a live music event on Friday 2 February and looking for SOLO performers who’d like to WIN a recording package. The event is to be held at Pirie St’s Bluebee Room and is open to any SOLO artists. Contact is here audioism@ with the website here: https://audioism.wixsite. com/home CRUMP CAKE ORCHESTRA

Dino Jag has announced his final show for 2017 and it’s to be a family-friendly, 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 stand-up 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. 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 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.

FLEUR GREEN & THE KEEPERS Fleur Green & The Keepers 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. BLUE KATZ

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


Well established blues trio Blue Katz have more shows coming up with Saturday 4 November at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with entry 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.


PAULA STANDING Singer songwriter Paula Standing is set to launch her Pity Me single from her Good Heart EP at the Daniel O’Connell Hotel, 165 Tynte St, North Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 17 November with Elaine McLaughlin as special guest and tickets via Trybooking or at the door with the $15 single ticket price (or two tickets for $20) to include a copy of the EP.


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I hear that one of your songs has found its way into US TV show Shameless. How did that come about?

white summer

“We received an email from an Australian sync company. We have been in communication with them for several years now. Before we scored the Shameless gig we had the same song, Dirty Highway, on another US show called Longmire.” And what is your involvement in Geelong’s Nevermind Adventure? “Throughout the years we have done many gigs and developed a great relationship with the Kustom Kommune bike community and played plenty of shows with them. Matt, a friend and a fan, runs Nevermind Adventure.” Where are you up to in regard to an album or a new EP?

“We have now released two singles, Zero In Tennis and Talk Me Through, from our debut album which is due out next year. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.”

WHITE SUMMER By Robert Dunstan Melbourne-based blues rock quartet White Summer are heading to Adelaide for the first time and will come armed with a new single, Talk Me Through, from their forthcoming Burke Reid-produced debut album which will is set for release next year. The band will make their debut in this town on a bill that will be headlined by Filthy Lucre and which will also boast the considerable talents of Insomnium and Heinous Crimes.

BSide Magazine emailed White Summer’s drummer, Alex Zielke, a few pertinent questions and began by asking how long the band (Alex alongside singer Jimmy Stanfield, guitarist Michael Barnsley and bass player Anthony Zielke) has been together and how did it happen? “The current line-up got together four years ago after Jimmy was in a motorbike accident. Jimmy was then the drummer and singer for White Summer but then they asked me to learn

You have chosen producer Burke Reid, who runs The Groove Studios and who has worked with The Drones, Courtney Barnett, Jack Ladder and more, to work with. How did this happen?

drums for the whole set in three days before a big launch show… The rest is history.” Had you played in other bands before? “Yes, another band called Guests Of Ghosts. We played a few shows with Adelaide band Glass Skies who are nice dudes.”

“We worked with Burke on our second EP, I Know A Place We Can Love. After this experience of friendship and professionalism it felt only natural to do an album with him as well.” What have been the career highlights so far?

What were White Summer’s early musical influences and how have these changed in more recent time?

“I think the early influences was stuff like QOTSA and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club which is very prominent sound that you can hear from our earlier releases. But with our new release, for example Talk Me Through, you can hear a more matured band with the songwriting. Earlier songs were more riffbased, whereas now I feel like the album will be a great reflection on our “At the songwriting as a whole.” Did you get the band name from the Jimmy Page instrumental that he first played with The Yardbirds before incorporating it into some of Led Zeppelin’s live shows?

“I think it’s the little moments when a fan comes up to you and tells you how much they appreciate your band. We have played some fantastic shows, had some cool sync deals and some cool publicity. But at the end of the day I think it’s all about the fans and that interaction is very special.” What might be the future plans for the band?

“There have been cheeky talks about a Europe tour, but we can’t talk too much about that at end of the moment.”

the day I think it’s all about the fans and that interaction is very special.”

“No, we didn’t actually! Our friend came up with the band name and we thought it sounded nice.” You are touring a new single, Talk Me Through, that will include some east coast shows with Ash Gunwaald. How did these come about?

“Great timing and hard work. We were booking our tour for Talk Me Through for around August. This was the same time the Ash Grunwald shows got announced. We have a booker that helps us out every now and then. So we gave him a buzz and voila!” And the Adelaide show with Filthy Lucre. How has this come to be? “This came through Glass Skies’ member Azz. He recommended that we get in touch with Filthy Lucre.”

Melbourne-based blues rockers White Summer will be special guests of rockin’ local duo Filthy Lucre when they play Producer’s Bar, 235 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Saturday 11 November alongside Insomnium and Heinous Crimes with $10 tickets at the door.

“And then, suddenly, it seemed like people were coming from everywhere,” she recalls with a laugh.

the audreys

The band, which went on to pick up ARIA Awards for their next two albums, When The Flood Comes of 2008 and Sometimes The Stars of 2010, are looking forward to making a return to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel as part of their tour as it’s a venue at which they have played many shows, including some sold out affairs, in the past. “I’m looking forward to playing on that stage again,” Taasha says. “In fact, the other night, I pulled out some of my old stage dresses and was trying to remember if I’d once worn them at the Gov or not.”

The band are asking fans to submit songs requests for the material to be played following the presentation of Between Last Night & Us. “We’re asking people what they want to hear from the other records,” Taasha says but suggests the requests, thus far, have been the usual suspects.

THE AUDREYS By Robert Dunstan Much-loved Adelaide band The Audreys are about to embark on a national tour to present their ARIA award winning 2016 debut, Between Last Night & Us, in its entirety along with songs chosen by the audience and on which they will have a very special guest in the form of Canadian troubadour Dylan Menzie. The band, who began life in Melbourne as a duo featuring singer Taasha Coates and guitarist Tristen Goodall before they relocated back to Adelaide, are looking forward to the venture which they had first envisioned happening on the album’s 10th anniversary last year until other commitments, such as life, got in the way.

We speak to Taasha just a day before she was due to hop on a plane bound for Sydney for the events surrounding Australian Music Week.

“Yeah, I’m going up there to do a little showcase with Tristan for the Americana Music Association Of Australia and also do some radio promo for The Audreys’ tour,” she begins. “And Tristan and I will also be doing some rehearsals with Cam for the tour because he still lives in Sydney.” Cam Goodall, Tristan’s younger brother, was an original member of The Audreys and played on their debut release before leaving to pursue what has become a highly successful acting

“So far there’s not been any requests that are out of the ordinary,” she says with a slight air of career that has included a very long stint in disappointment. The Lion King in the lead role. The singer thinks there will be another album from The Audreys in the future but, at present, “It’s great that Cam has time to do the is still focussing on her Shane Nicholsontour and it’s great that we’ll be doing the album from start to finish,” Taash says. “It’s produced self-titled debut solo release recorded fantastic to be playing with Cam again and, with her band, The Melancholy Sweethearts. in fact, Tristan and I haven’t toured like this “I’m going to take my solo album on a little for while apart from doing the occasional tour of Texas next year,” Taasha house concert. “I looked out says, “because when I was over over the stage there recently to do an official “And Between Last Night & Us showcase at the Americana Festival and hardly was pretty much an acoustic in Nashville I made some new album without any drums,” anyone was contacts. So I’m going to do a bunch she says. “And I’m now playing there. And of shows in Texas and then think a U-Bass which is like a bass about doing another solo album. then, suddenly, ukulele.” I would imagine that some songs may have not had much of an airing since the album’s release.

it seemed like people were coming from everywhere.”

“Some stayed in the set over the years but others are well-gone,” Taasha laughs. “There wouldn’t be any that have never ever been played live but there are certainly some songs from out debut that have not been played in quite a while.”

It could be said that Between Last Night & Us quickly catapulted the band into the limelight with literally hundreds flocking to see them in action when they performed on a small stage at WOMADelaide. “It did, yeah,” Taasha agrees. “It was suddenly like we were catapulted into the air. And I was only telling that story about WOMADelaide during a radio interview with Coast FM the other day. I remember that 10 minutes before we were due to go on, I looked out over the stage and hardly anyone was there.

“But, yeah, I think the next recording I’ll be involved in will be another record by The Audreys,” she concludes.

Multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys will be revisiting their breakthrough 2006 debut, Between Last Night & US Night, at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hndmarsh, on Sunday 5 November with Canadian troubadour Dylan Menzie as special guest and tickets via the venue or Oztix.


Coen-esque baddies break in one night and Rose winds up dead, the family are inundated with sympathy and Damon’s George Clooney’s sixth film as director and co-producer, portrayal of grief is powerfully as co-written by him, the real, but there’s rather more Coens (Joel and Ethan) and going on here, and Nicky can’t regular collaborator Grant understand what’s happening Heslov (and the first in which when Rose’s somewhat less he doesn’t appear), this has amiable twin sister Margaret been slammed by many for (also Julianne Moore) moves in. being too dark and cynical in its politics, and yet the grimly A heavy Coen-ish influence negative tone and blackly also shows in the character of satirical edges are exactly investigator Bud Cooper, who’s what make it work so well. played by Oscar Isaac, the star of their Inside Llewyn Davis And as a director Clooney (and making a big impression is never afraid of harsh despite being introduced (Confessions Of A Dangerous surprisingly late in the Mind) or political (Good action), as well as the scathing Night, And Good Luck) depiction of a rotten-to-thematerial, which seems to conservative-core 1950s, which make his fans uncomfortable, flies in the face of those in the poor dears. power, who’d like to think of it as an ideal period of peace and In the year 1959 a “colored” plenty (and not just in America family moves into an awfully too). white and all-American housing estate named And yet this is fairly obviously Suburbicon, and yet their Clooney’s film, and it’s plight isn’t quite the focus interesting that he chose not here, as instead we watch to appear in either Damon’s what goes on next door in the or Isaac’s roles - or, indeed, seemingly perfect home of as one of the vile villains. But, the Lodges, namely Gardner then again, we’d never accept (Clooney’s pal Matt Damon), gorgeous George as a bad guy, his wife Rose (Julianne now would we? Moore) and their young son Nicky (the wide-eyed Noah Mad Dog Bradley Jupe). When a pair of most

INGRID GOES WEST (MA) *** Aubrey Plaza stars in this, the first feature from co-writer/ director Matt Spicer, and while she’s best known for her snarky, sarcastic roles in TV’s Parks And Recreation and the indie fave Safety Not Guaranteed, she instead plays a character here that teeters on the edge of being quite pathetic and even dangerous, and yet we like her anyway… sort of.

and most cool Dan could be her friend for real. Once ‘in’ with Taylor’s circle, Ingrid is blissfully happy, but she makes several serious mistakes, particularly in overusing her mobile phone, and when Taylor’s nutty, druggy brother Nicky (Billy Magnussen) shows up and sees through Ingrid immediately, her cover is sure to be blown. And by someone even crazier than she is - or is he?

Featuring terrific work from Aubrey and Elizabeth A young Pennsylvanian (both with Marvel studio woman named Ingrid connections, as does Pom Thorburn (Aubrey) is Klementieff, who turns up introduced destroying the in a bitchy cameo), and with wedding of a “friend”, and Jackson in surprisingly sweet after a spell in an institution and funny form considering and the settling of her late his previous pic, this should mother’s estate, she can’t really be a fine and caustic help herself and becomes psychodramatic comedy, obsessed once more, this and yet there’s something time with a social media all a bit depressing about it ‘influencer’ and Instagram after a while, even if that is celebrity named Taylor obviously the point. And poor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen). Ingrid, as she fully believes Ingrid travels to LA, rents a that Instagram and Facebook room from Dan Pinto (O’Shea ‘likes’ are equal to having real, Jackson Jr. in his first film actual pals and genuine, lasting after playing his Dad Ice Cube human connections. in Straight Outta Compton) and sets about infiltrating Imagine that… Taylor’s life and becoming her friend, no matter what, and Mad Dog Bradley even though the kind-hearted

stuff such as funk, hip hop and even psych rock.

“I love all types of music and, without Crump Cake Orchestra sounding in any way gimmicky, I think that comes through with what we do,” he adds.

Copy Copy was recorded a Wizard Tone Studios which, alongside Chapel Lane Studios, Hillside Recordings, Island Studios and Stormfront Productions, is up for a SAM Award for Best Studio.

crump cake orchestra CRUMP CAKE ORCHESTRA By Robert Dunstan

“But I wanted to make sure I kept the “So the Copy Copy recording was a themes of voiceROM’s music and take it collaboration between the two studios inside our music,” he says. “For example, if really,” he adds. “And we’ve got Jarrad you take the song Copy Copy, the opening {Payne] and [multi-instrumentalist] Adam track on our album, there is a 7/8 bar Page on one of the tracks, within that which I put directly “I love all types Disney Noises. They are doing into our version even though of music and, background noises such as bird the two are drastically different. and animal noises so without Crump whistles But the theme is still there for that was quite funny.” those familiar with voiceROM’s Cake Orchestra original version CCO, who sometimes perform

Crump Cake Orchestra, a 20-piece collective that blends big band sounds with funk, hip hop and more, have been around the traps for a while now and are just about to launch a new album, Copy Copy, so BSide Magazine spoke to the ensemble’s leader and composer, “It was about taking the Evan Bassani, who provides samples, meaningful, melodic voiceROM fragments and developing it vocoder and flute to their sound. The idea for recording Copy Copy came about when the orchestra played a COMA (Creative Original Music Adelaide) show in 2015 at which they presented material by voiceROM (Dylan Marshall, Jarrad Payne and Luke Lendrum) and vice versa.

“Yes, it was part of COMA’s Flip series and we’d been drafted to do it with voiceROM,” Evan elaborates further. “So we did things to their music and they did things to ours. Basically, I used my analogue sampler – a pen and a piece of paper – and took the ideas of their music, which is for a trio, and made it into our large ensemble music.

“But voiceROM [whose version of CCO’s music saw release as Voicecake Orchestrom] went down a different route when they did Crump Cake’s music,” he adds with a laugh. “They had access to our recordings from our previous albums and made their Flip material out of those.”

“We used Wizard Tone as the recording space and both James Brown and Jarrad Payne from that studio helped set up, but we used Joseph Cheek from Island Studios as the engineer,” Evan says. “Joseph dragged in a whole bunch of his recording gear from Island as well.

sounding in any a stripped-back 12-piece for way gimmicky, I as small venues, chose to do their think that comes launch at Nexus Arts due to a through with number of reasons with not the being the venue’s large what we do.” least stage and new sound system.

further for a large ensemble,” he adds. ‘And while that was tricky, I found enough to make some new music out of it for Crump Cake.”

The CCO ensemble consists of Evan alongside lex Musolino (alto saxophone), Daniel Gibbons (alto saxophone), Alex Ioakim (tenor saxophone and flute), Giovanni Clemente (tenor saxophone) Natalie Cruse (baritone saxophone and clarinet), Sean Carey (trumpet), Sean Helps (trumpet), Luke White (trumpet), Christopher Bickley (trumpet), Dave Winnal (trombone), Steven Bickley (trombone), Alex Taylor (trombone), Thomas Voss (trombone), Mallory Steele (bass trombone), Greg Tenikoff (piano and synthesisers) Sam Cagney (guitars and effects), Nikki Stedman (bass guitar and double bass), Wade Nixon (bongo and conga), Andrew Wiering (vibraphone and clave), Chris Neale (drum kit) and vocalist Alexandra Mckay.

“We got together back in 2012 because I Evan says it was a challenging process as voiceROM’s material is generally made up of always had a vision of putting a big band together but one that was inspired by quite short pieces. what’s currently going on,” Evan says. “People often associate big band music “That was the thing because most of with jazz artists such as Glenn Miller and their stuff is under two minutes long,” he chuckles. “It was a real challenge in that way Count Basie – and don’t get me wrong and the other big challenge was that there is because I love all that stuff – but we wanted to incorporate more contemporary only three of them doing what they do.

“There’s also their association with COMA but it is one of the few local venues left where we can all fit comfortably on the stage,” Evan notes. “We did our last launch at The Promethean, but that’s a karaoke bar now so Nexus made perfect sense. We wanted to make it a really good launch.”

Crump Cake Orchestra will launch their Copy Copy album from 7.30pm on Saturday 11 November at Nexus Arts, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, with voiceROM as special guests and $15 (or $25 with a copy of the album) tickets via Eventbrite here copy-copy-album-launch-crump-cakeorchestra-tickets-37382952417

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born of dust BORN OF DUST By Robert Dunstan Alternative groove metal band Born Of Dust (photographed here by Mal Caporn when they performed at Heavy SA at Fowler’s Live earlier this year) are looking forward to their next show which will be a licensed, all-ages gig presented by Brain Binge Bookings that will also boast the talents of Silence The Unknown, To Hell With Paradise and Ourroboric. BSide Magazine speaks to vocalist and guitarist Izzy and guitarist Shamus who play in Born Of Dust alongside Glen on drums and back-up vocals and Craig on bass.

Izzy says. “We played all the songs one after another and recorded them as they came out.” The quartet are now in the process of writing material for what will form their next release.

“We’ve been putting song together and smoothing things down,” Izzy announces. “We have quite a few to work through but we are getting there. And, with any music, there has to be a fair bit of collaboration. So someone will kick something off. And when I write, I might write a rhythm and vocal line but it still takes a fair bit of input from the other guys to make it into a whole song. “The band gives that song a creative voice, so to speak,” he continues. “So regardless of who started the song in the first place, everyone [in the band] gets involved.

“It was fun but pretty stressful at the same time,” Izzy laughs. “But the night with Superheist ended up being an awesome one. We all had a ball, especially with Suffer The Evenue being very good friends of ours.” The band’s association with Brain Binge Bookings’ Marcos Vercher goes back to when they launched their live album.

“It was the beginning of last year,” Shamus says, “and Marcos put us on the line-up which was actually our album launch as well. And then we got a message from him asking about doing another show.”

Izzy and Shamus are both full of praise for Marcos’ tireless efforts in promoting original local music.

“We love what he does,’ Shamus enthuses. “Marcos does an awesome job. He’s got a great reputation and puts a lot of effort into what he does.” “And he’s not in it for himself,” Izzy chimes in as we round up the conversation. “And you can tell he genuinely loves the bands he puts on.”

Born Of Dust will feature at a licensed, all-ages rock show The band are very much looking Izzy says they are yet to work out where from 7pm on Saturday 11 forward to their upcoming show as November alongside Silence to record their next offering. they will be performing alongside The Unknown, To Hell With Adelaide bands they have not worked “We haven’t chosen a studio yet but Paradise and Ourroboric at with before. it’s a decision we’ll make once we have Minnesota Fats (formerly nailed down the songs and worked out “We love playing shows like that Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, which of them to definitely record. Then where we haven’t played with any of with drink specials and, of we’ll look at where we want to record the other bands before because it’s course, pool tables and an and who we want to work with.” usually the kind of thing where you entry fee of an easy $10. make a few new friends,” Shamus suggests. “It keeps it fresh too.

“And all-ages shows are a lot of fun, too,” he adds.

Born Of Dust’s last release was of a live studio recording, Live In Studio, comprising of nine songs.

“That was recorded live in the studio,”

The band, who also have a show on Saturday 2 December up in Pt Augusta alongside Hidden Intent, Aftershock and Suffer The Evenue, had much fun earlier in the year taking part in a quest to support Superheist at Fowler’s Live. Born Of Dust, along with Terminal Zero and Suffer The Evenue, all put in a concerted effort with the result

It’s a bit like The Beatles and The Beach Boys getting together and having a jam.”

Leading up to the show, Dino is also offering a private concert for those buying tickets whose names will go into a draw. “It’s a great way of saying thanks to those who take the trouble of pre-buying tickets and gives people a bit of incentive,” he says. “And the response to that has been so great we’ve announced another one with the deadline up until Friday 10 November.

dino jag DINO JAG By Robert Dunstan It’s been a big year for Adelaide’s Dingo Jag with the release of his Breakthrough EP, interstate jaunts, a show with Gail Page, a support slot in Melbourne with Status Quo and being the current mentor for Weekend Warriors. Dino, also up for a SAM Award for Best Pop Voice with the winner to be announced on Thursday 9 November, is now set to wind up 2017 with a stripped back, familyfriendly afternoon show at which he will have Throwing Flowers as special guests.

with the other performers so it’s a great experience for everyone involved because new friendships are made. You make new friends amongst your peers and things can happen from that.

“Basically, it means there will now be two chances so those who have already entered and missed out get to be in the next draw,” Dino says. “And, y’know, nothing will bring me greater pleasure than going to someone’s house or a place of their choosing and playing some songs for them and a bunch of friends. It’s a great way of saying thanks for buying a ticket to the show.” Dino says he’s been pleased to score some high-profile support slots this year.

“Once again, you are putting yourself in front “So I came off the boat really buzzing of people who may not know what you do,” he and felt really inspired by the “It’s a great way laughs. “Supporting Status Quo whole energy,” he enthuses, in Melbourne the other week of saying thanks was a flashback for me because “It’s a great way of getting yourself in front of people to those who take it reminded me of when I first who love music. It really started playing and learning shifted my energy in terms of the trouble of pre- their songs but it also got me in working harder and trying to buying tickets front of a huge crowd a Hamer find an audience that’s there and gives people Hall. It was just surreal. for the music.

a bit of incentive.”

“And it’s about finding new ways to give it to them,” Dino adds. “And that’s the thing about Rock The Boat because the people that go on them would not necessarily go to a pub gig, but once they have you on their radar and you’ve BSide Magazine chats away to Dino over the connected with them, they will come back telephone and he begins by suggesting that and see you play somewhere.” a turning point came for him late last year when he was invited to perform on Rock Since Rock The Boat 6, with Dino recently The Boat 6, a holiday cruise from Sydney for confirmed for Rock The Boat 8 next year, some 2,000 people. he says that he’s been approaching his career with a new mindset. “I was only thinking the other day that this time last year I was just getting off that “I’ve focussed more on ticketed events and cruise up in Sydney,” he says. “And it was a new ways to get myself in front of people,” pivotal moment for me because there’s a bit he says. “For example, this final show of mojo going on with those music cruises. of the year at the Governor Hindmarsh You’re floating around the ocean with all is a point of difference because it’s an these other performers and the audience is afternoon show. just there for the music and are very, very appreciative. “And once the word got out about the gig, people were saying, ‘Oh great! It’s a “It’s a win win situation because the Sunday afternoon’,” he laughs. “So they can audience is there solely for the music and bring the whole family if they want. It also the performers are on board to entertain has the added bonus of having Throwing and have fun,” Dino laughs. “It’s kind of a Flowers on the bill. I really dig that band utopia for both sides. and am definitely a fan of their retro kind of style of songwriting. “The bonus is that you get to party with the audience and make friends which you don’t “And I dig their harmonies because usually get at a normal pub gig,” he says. virtually all five guys in the band sing. “And the other bonus is that you get to mix

“And while it’s always a challenge getting in front of a huge audience like that – you just don’t know how they are going to take to you because they are usually only there for the main act – it’s also a great learning experience.” Dino Jag’s final show for 2017 will be a family-friendly, 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 stand-up 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. au/default.aspx?Event=79098

And wasn’t the last Saw seven years ago meant to be the final chapter? PS: Yes, but like Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter [the fourth in the original series], there were more sequels [lots and lots of them!]… So you can’t always trust titles.

MS: And this isn’t another Saw: this is Jigsaw! So it isn’t really a proper Saw film then?

jigsaw JIGSAW by MDB Australia-residing twin brothers and co-directors Michael and Peter Spierig’s three previous pics (Undead, Daybreakers and Predestination) have all been well-received by genretype fans, and they recently chatted to BSide about Jigsaw, their fourth feature and the continuation of the hugely popular Saw series (making it Saw VIII, even though Saw VII or Saw 3D in 2010 was subtitled The Final Chapter).

It was quite an unusual phone interview, however, as at the time (a month and a half ago) I hadn’t actually seen the film - no one really had as it wasn’t quite finished - and so much of the plot was secret and had to remain that way, even though it’s out in cinemas now. And therefore the conversation was often hilarious - and sometimes hilariously frustrating.

Okay guys, so I haven’t seen the film, and so I’m afraid you’re going to have to tell me about it - even though you probably - and contractually - can’t… MS: Yes, no one’s seen it. Maybe we haven’t seen it either… Maybe it doesn’t exist!

MS: No, it is! It takes place in the Saw world and 10 years after the death of John Kramer [AKA Jigsaw and played by Tobin Bell], and there’s this assumption that there’s a copycat and that someone’s committing crimes similar to John Kramer’s. And so yes, it is most definitely in the Saw universe. Your previous films’ credits have your names all over them, as you worked variously as their codirectors, co-writers, co-producers, editors, visual effects artists and more, but here you’re just on board as the directors. So were you enlisted by Leigh Whannell and James Wan [creators of the whole Saw thing], perhaps?

MS: We’d known Leigh and James for years… It wasn’t them who got us involved, no, but we did ask them for their blessing. What initially happened was that we’d done a couple of films for Lionsgate - Undead and Daybreakers - who own the Saw franchise, and we’d got to know them pretty well. So they asked us to come in and read a secret script and we went in and it was the new Saw film, of course, and we had to keep everything really quiet. Peter and I were a little apprehensive about it all, but when we read it we just really liked it, and it was very clever. There was something wonderful for us about taking on a directors-forhire job… With all our other projects, which we write and developed and produced, they just take so long [five years or more sometimes]… And so to have something already written, ready to go and financed, and for us to just be able to get on a plane and go to

Toronto and just do it, for me that was just great.

And you are right about the films becoming more and more violent Did you sign on to do it shortly after as they went on. If you the release of Predestination in look at the first one [way 2014? back in 2004], there’s some blood and guts in PS: Yes, a bit after that. At the time there, but it looks rather we’d been writing Winchester subdued compared to [more on that later] for about a year what was to come. and a half… This came to us when Winchester was about to go through This is your first movie the process of financing, and that can outside Australia too, take a while, so we saw a chance to right? do this in between. It all worked out perfectly. PS: Yes, it is, and we’d do it again, but our goal when we got into movies was So if this takes place in the Saw to try and bring the productions back universe then Tobin has to be in it here, and we’ve done that on four of somewhere, somehow? our five movies.

Okay, so could you tell us about your next movie Winchester [which has since been retitled Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built]? MS: Yes, so we shot it in Melbourne and we’re doing post[-production] in Brisbane. It’s based on a story about a real haunted house in San Jose, California, and we shot part of it at the real house, which is now a tourist trap, and then we got to do the rest of it in Melbourne, which was great.

And guys, please: can you tell me ANYTHING else about the movie that the fans need to know? and more violent Anything that doesn’t spoilt the secrets or break as they went on. If the embargo or whatever? And you can’t tell us And we got to do it with a wonderful you look at the first if some of the other group of people and with Helen Mirren Saw series regulars one, there’s some PS: There’s a whole bunch in the lead, and with Jason Clarke and Costas Mandylor and blood and guts in of brand new characters, Sarah Snook, and a whole bunch of the Shawnee Smith, for and they’ve all got crew were people we’d worked with in there, but it looks example - are in it something that they’re the past too. It’s a really special project. rather subdued hiding… But what that is either? compared to what you’ll just have to wait and Dame Helen watched your previous was to come. PS: It’s just going to see. There are twists, but movies? She must have been a bit be so much more twists are difficult here, startled by Undead and Daybreakers, interesting if you go to because unlike the first, surely? see it without knowing any of that. everyone’s going to watch this and right from the opening credits they’re MS: She watched Predestination and she You guys also wouldn’t have got going to be asking themselves, “Okay, loved it. One of the reasons we got to involved in this if it wasn’t a fresh so who’s the bad guy?” We all worked work with Sarah Snook [the standout take on the whole Saw idea too? really hard at coming up with a twist - star of Predestination] again was that Especially as the last few Saws got and I think that we really have. Helen loved her in the film and loved her so bloody extreme - and sometimes performance, and she asked us if Sarah so silly? MS: Yes, and when it comes to me could play her niece in Winchester. And and when I go and see a film, I want so we got to say to Sarah, “Helen Mirren PS: Yes, and we certainly acknowledge to know very little about it. That’s wants you to be in our film, so what that, and when we went into to pitch the most fun, instead of seeing all the do you think? Are you going to do it? and give the producers our take we trailers that give everything away and Hmm?” made very clear that we didn’t want turn out to be two-and-a-half-minute to make a movie that was even more abridged versions of the film. Jigsaw is now screening at cinemas violent than the other films. That everywhere. wasn’t our goal at all: our goal was to The twist can’t be that the original make sure that the mystery and the Jigsaw is still alive? We saw his intensity are there, and that the plot is autopsy in the opening sequence of being driven by the mystery, and not one of the sequels in truly graphic by the fact that the next trap is even detail, after all… more violent and gory than the last one… That’s not to say that there isn’t MS: You’re absolutely right and he’s blood and guts - it wouldn’t be a Saw been dead for 10 years. But there’s a film without it - but it’s about trying to mystery… do something new and different… PS: Yes, you can hear Tobin’s voice, of course, “And you are right in the trailer, but beyond about the films that you’ll just have to becoming more wait and see the movie!

“No, you didn’t because we never toured,” Ed responded. “The Aints only ever played Sydney and Melbourne and the Brisbane show last month was actually the first time we’ve played there.

“So I’ve been saying this tour will be the first time for The Aints in Adelaide and that’s what I am going to continue to say. What was the case in the early ’90s was that my other band at the time, which operated under the name The New Imperialists, used to do a couple of songs by The Aints.

“But it’s funny though because I had someone say to me he saw The Aints at a club in And The Aints Come Marchin’ In… Belgium which I knew wasn’t right,” Ed laughed. “But then he showed me a poster I recently had the great pleasure of chatting So I was extremely nervous about the away over the telephone to Ed Kuepper whole affair – I remember pacing the room with The Aints name on it. All I can think is that the local promoter may have used about the fact he has reformed The Aints some 30 minutes before his call was due and is bringing them to town to present to come through – as I was anxious about that name on the poster instead of The New Imperialists because he thought it would get material recorded or rehearsed between the asking just the right questions of such a more people along.” years 1973 and 1978 with his other band musical legend. with quite a similar sounding name. The interview – which has the luxury of a double page spread across pages 42 and 43 of this online issue of BSide Magazine – caused me to reflect upon interviewing Edmund in the past and it brought to mind the very first time back in the early ’90s.

Anyway, it all went well – in much the same way it all went well when I once interviewed John Cale of Velvet Undergorund fame after tying my stomach in knots for a day or so beforehand – and have since looked forward to each subsequent interview It was when I was freelancing for a relatively with Ed. short-lived Adelaide street press magazine by the name of Rip It Up and they had asked if I would be keen on interviewing Ed. Of When I recently spoke to him I mentioned course, I jumped at the opportunity and that I had very vague memories of The then had very nervous trepidation as it was, Aints playing in Adelaide at the Tivoli of course, to be with THE Ed Kuepper. Hotel back in the early ’90s.

UK rock band Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will be touring in 2018 with Canada’s Cancer Bats and will be playing Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Tuesday 6 February with tickets via Moshtix.



anniversary and will play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 20 February with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

Liam Gerner, a former local lad with several albums and a ukulele book to his credit, CLOUD NOTHINGS has announced two shows in SA to promote his new album with The Yearlings and will play Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Friday 17 November and then they will hit Ashbourne Memorial Hall from 7pm on Saturday 18 November with tickets for both via Liam’s website or at the door on the Presented by DRW, American night. alternative punk rockers Cloud Nothings have announced a tour THE AUSTRALIAN MOTLEY that will bring the Cleveland CRUE SHOW quartet to Fowler’s Live, 68 The Australian Motley North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday Crue Show have announced 24 February with tickets via a concert at Fowler’s Live, Moshtix. 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 17 February with special guests, Poison Us, a Poison tribute act, with a range of tickets (Gold, Platinum and GA) via Moshtix.



The much-loved Harry Manx, who blends blues with Indian spices, is embarking on yet another much-anticipated Australian tour that will have him playing the Governor London-based Australian singer Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 23 March George Maple, whose new, with tickets via the venue or 20-san song album, Lover, is Oztix. receiving much triple j action, has announced a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port FRANK CARTER & THE RATLLESNAKES Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 23 February with tickets bound to sell quickly via the venue of Oztix when they go on sale from Thursday 2 November. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Northern Ireland’s Stiff Little Fingers are set return to our shores to celebrate their 40th

Iconic Aussie rock band Rose Tattoo, led by Angry Anderson, can’t be beaten and will be heading to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 20 April with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

on a national tour that includes some dates with Ash Grunwald but in SA will be special guests of rockin’ local duo Filthy Lucre when they headline Producer’s Bar, 235 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Saturday 11 November alongside Insomnium and Heinous Crimes with $10 tickets at the door. HOLY HOLY


Melbourne’s enigmatic Pony Face will have no less than Lucie Thorne as special guest when they make a rare SA appearance to play a free entry show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 5 November. ANDREW MCCUBBIN

Melbourne’s Andrew McCubbin has a new vinyl album, Where There Once Was A Fire, and will be presenting songs from it and more at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Sunday 26 November. WHITE SUMMER Melbourne-based blues rockers White Summer are

Holy Holy will be playing tunes from their highly acclaimed new album, Paint, when they paint some wonderful musical soundscapes at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 16 February with special guests Heaps Good Friends and tickets via the venue or Oztix. BIG LEAGUE

Melbourne-based indie rockers Big League will be hittin’ town for the first time armed with a new Off The Hip release, I Thought Thunderbolt, and will be launching it at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Friday 24 November with Subtract S and Caveman Disco as special guests. LUPE FIASCO

American rapper Lupe Fiasco, who has not toured this country for a few years, will be performing at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 14 January with tickets soon via the venue or Oztix. GRETTA ZILLER

Melbourne’s Grettta Ziller, whose debut album, Queen Of Bomtown, is out now, and Andrew Swift have swiftly agreed to play a free entry show with local headliners Matt J Ward & The Rising Sons at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 389 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 26 November. LZE LZE, a well-regarded American band who faithfully recreate the sound of Led Zeppelin, will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 23 November with tickets via the venue or Oztix. NE OBLIVISCARIS

Prigressive metal band Ne Obliviscaris have announced an extensive Australian and New Zealand tour for latest album, Urn, that will kick off on Friday 9 February as a licensed, allages affair at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, with tickets via Moshtix. THE TESKEY BROTHERS

Melbourne-based soul revivalists The Teskey Brothers sell out shows all over the world so be quick to grab tickets when they play Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Thursday 30 November with tickets via Moshtix and Timberwolf as special guest.

JERKBEAST Melbourne’s Jerkbeast are coming to town to play Razor Blade Fest 2017 which is now in its fifth year and coming to SA for the first time and which will be taking place at Producers Hotel, 235 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Saturday 18 November. The event will have an all-ages component from 12.30pm featuring Jerkbeast, Burnout, Hivemind, Skyhamner, Ouroboric and Brat 86 and another for those over 18 from 7.30pm featuring Jerkbeast, Hivemind, Lead Worm, SX Riot, Line 39 and Priority Orange with tickets at $15 for each show or $25 for both.

RAW POWER Italian punk band Raw Power will be powering their way into The Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on Saturday 2 December with special guests Vicious Circle, Crisis Alert, Perdition and Talc with tickets via Eventbrite. THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP

Lachy Doley, recently named by no less than Glenn Hughes as, ‘the world’s best rock’n’roll keyboard player, is bringing his band to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 2 February with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

EGOFEST 2017 Presented by Studmuffin Tours, EgoFest 2017 is comin’ to Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on Saturday 9 December and will boast Hitmen DTK, Blood Sucking Freaks and Exploding White Mice, Meatbeaters and

The Sunday Reeds with tickets via Moshtix. INUETTE

Prog rockers inuette, who hail from SA but are now Londonbased, are coming home for the seasonal period to give

friends and family copies of new album Wildrooster but have also organised a show on Friday 22 December at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with special guests Silent Duck and more.

PRIMAL SCREAM The UK legends that are Primal Scream will play Hindley St’s HQ on Friday 16 February at which they will be presenting a ‘greatest hits’ set with lots of songs from Screamadelica.

Glenelg, from 2pm on Sunday 5 November. RIFLE CLLUB

town for the last three years, MUSIC SA T-SHIRT MARKET have invited Dean Forever, who specialise in dream pop, to join them for a free entry show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Friday 10 November. THE JD LORD BAND Twelve-piece ensemble The JD Lord Band have announced that they will be presenting an evening filled with swingin’ ’60s music and the soulful sounds of the ’70s when they play the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 20 January with tickets via the venue or Oztix. FISTFUL OF TROJANS

Club5082 is set to host the album launch for Adelaide ska exponents Fistful Of Trojans and it will be taking place as a free entry, licensed, all-ages skank at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm on Friday 15 December with special guests Kate Pomery and DJ Old Skool Andy and drink specials throughout the evening.

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. RUMOURS Presented by Platinum Event Agency, Rumours will be presenting the music of Fleetwood Mac when they play Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL, 10 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore, from 8pm on Saturday 18 November with tickets via Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite. THE HOWLING FOG


Helmed by Darren Lane, Adelaide-based Flat Cap Productions can offer affordable merchandise in the form of badges, stickers and stubby holders for bands and venues along with the filming of live gigs and interviews for promotional purposes. Contact Darren on 0425 085 449.

The Howling Fog will be taking their psych rock to the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, SA, from 9pm on Saturday 25 November for a free entry show with guests Moonhunter and synth rockers Poladroids. SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA Legendary Adelaide band Sympathy Orchestra will be in lovely acoustic mode when they once again play a free entry show at Boomers, 1 Mosely Sq,

St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Thursday 30 November and invited Banjo Jackson in duo mode to join them.

THE SEA THIEVES The Sea Thieves don’t play often so it’s nice to see they will be gracing the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 4.30pm on Sunday 12 November with Gab Hyde as special guest. Rifle Club, a four-piece local indie rock band, are set to play Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, from 7pm until late on Saturday 18 November alongside Soyboys, The Jade and Intrepid as a licensed, allages show with drink specials, pool tables and an entry fee of $10. THE SOUND GARAGE Got a gig coming up and need a set-up? The Sound Garage, 1/179 Hindley St, Adelaide, is offering a 25% discount to those who have a show that week. Contact Jordan on 0481 155 892 or just pop in.

THE BOAT THAT ROCKED Presented by Platinum Event Agency, The Boat That Rocked is a river cruise that will feature popular party band The Incredibles and Double Trouble, who will provide a highly entertaining interactive performance, from 7pm on Friday 17 November with the boat leaving from Port Adelaide’s Queens Wharf and tickets selling fast via Eventbrite. au/e/the-boat-that-rockedincredibles-party-cruisetickets-34499543062 THROWING FLOWERS

Fresh from their recent launch, pop rock exponents Throwing Flowers have organised a $10 ticketed show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George

DRUID FLUIDS Presented by Swirl Records, psych rockers Druid Fluids will launch a new single, Dr Miller, at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Friday 24 November with special guests Somnium and Zen Panda with $10 tickets via Moshtix or at the door if any remain.

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 24 November featuring Vincent’s Chair, Highly Strung, Jenny Allen and Weeping Angels with great food, drink specials and an easy $10 entry. 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 Naomi Keyte and Sarah King on Friday 3 November.

DOWN THE RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL Down The River Music Festival will be taking place as a family-friendly event at Morook in the Riverland from Friday 10 November until Sunday 12 November and will feature such acts as Lazy Eye, Throwing Flowers, OzAfro, Little Fishes and more with an acoustic stage and open mic along with onsite camping and accommodation nearby.


Tom West has scored a Friday evening residency for the month of November at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, and will kick it off on Friday 3 November with special guests each week to include Alison Coppe & The Janes, Donarumma, Liv Cartledge, Todd Sibbin, Kate Pomery, Ryan Martin John and Naomi Keyte. NOOK NOSH Boutique small bar Nook Nosh, 111 Unley Rd, Unley, features live acoustic sounds from 5pm on Sundays and has a courtyard area at the rear. Pop in for sips ‘n’ nibbles from 3pm on Wednesdays through to Sundays (open from 4pm) with Saturday evening now reserved for private functions which can be made by calling the bar on 0405 005 447. JEN LUSH

Jen Lush and her band have enticed Tim Moore to join them from 8pm on Thursday 16 November for a $10 ticketed show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, at which Jen will be presenting songs from her debut album, The Night’s Insomnia. DUST COLLECTION Dust Collection, out of hibernation and fresh from playing a huge show with Young Modern and Safari Set, will be performing again from 3pm on Sunday 12 November at the Crown & Anchor Hotel, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, with free entry.


And they keep rollin’. The long-running Satisfaction – The Stones Show will be playing their last show for the year at The German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, on Saturday 18 November with special guests Acoustic Fix and tickets on sale here: https:// event?eid=315126& Be quick as these rockin’ shows invariably sell out such is the band’s huge popularity. CONCHILLIA Six-piece band Conchllia, led by vocalist Gabrielle Ballard, will be proudly announcing their new name and future plans when they play a ticketed show in the beer garden of the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, from 6pm until 8pm on Saturday 18 November. 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 from 6pm) on Saturday 2 December with an $10 entry.

LONELY STRETCH Lonely Stretch, a side-project from Matt Reiner who plays guitar in Adelaide psych rock outfit The Dunes, have just released a brand new song, Not Very Much, which stormed into the number two position in the current Three D Radio’s Top 20+1 chart in its first week of release. Check it out via Bandcamp. 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.

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.

Saturday 25 November with tickets via the venue or here: default.aspx?Event=78745 THE BITTER DARLINGS

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 THE POOL BOUYS special guests Naomi Keyte The Pool Bouys will be bringing and Melbourne’s James Ellis & their punk and grunge rock The Jealous Guys. to Minnesota Fats (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie St, Adelaide, JIMMY MEEGAN from 8pm on Saturday 9 Jimmy Meegan is set to launch December for a licensed, allhis new single, New York, at the ages show with The Poets Of Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Slam Society and Blind Coyote St, Thebarton, as a free entry with drink specials, pool tables affair from 8.30pm on Saturday and an entry fee of an easy $10. 18 November and invited Delia Obst to be special guest. MARY WEBB Mary Webb has announced DAVE HUDSON the launch for her second Adelaide’s Dave Hudson, an new single and it is to be at enigma even to himself, has the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 his musical journey pretty Waymouth St, Adelaide, on organised as he’s announced Thursday 14 December. a show on Friday 2 March at which he will be presenting MAUVE songs from his The Journey Adelaide’s Maggie Rutjens is album at the Wheatsheaf now travelling under the name Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, Mauve and has organised SA. Take a listen to his music a launch show at the Grace here: https://davehudson2. Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 25 November with special MOVE2LIVE guests to be announced soon Move2Live at the Grace Emily and tickets via Moshtix here Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, Here’s the deal. Meet event/mauve-launch/98958 prior to 6pm on Wednesday . evenings and then head off LOOPING WITH LATITUDE for a 40-minute walk, run or For the first time, dynamic whatever with a bunch of lovely musical wizard Adam Page people and then head back to and the sassy Women With the pub for refreshments and a Latitude, who have been a going natter about this and that. concern for almost 20 years, will get together for Looping With SOAK UP FEST ’17 Latitude in a funky fundraiser Presented by Brain Binge for Never Alone and Luke Bookings, the full line-up Batty Foundation and it will for Soak Up Fest ’17, set to be taking place at the Governor take place at Minnesota Fats Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, (formerly Shotz), 192 Pirie Hindmarsh, from 12.30pm on

dramatically. But there are certain songs such as Nights In Venice, Swing For The Crime and even something like Messin’ With The Kid that will likely change from night to night. There are also a handful of new old songs in the set.

“So the set list is probably going to remain pretty much as it is because we are only doing a handful of shows with no intention to carry it further,” Ed suggests. “If there were to be more shows in the future, I would look at it again more seriously. At the moment, it has a nice balance with a lot of songs that everybody knows. Well, not everybody, obviously, but you know what I mean.

the aints THE AINTS By Robert Dunstan Ed Keupper has reformed The Aints to present songs by one of his former bands, The Saints, and with a successful first outing up in Brisbane under their belts, are looking forward to playing the rest of the country including Adelaide and already sold out shows in Melbourne and Sydney. We chat away to Ed over the phone and begin by suggesting that all reports indicate that the first show at the Tivoli in Brisbane in late in September went well.

“Look, I thought for a first show it went fantastically well,” Ed says. “I thought afterwards it might have been good to do an “All those things unannounced show as a combined got warm up because something me interested always goes slightly wrong about doing it – and it did – but, in spite and then, when of that, it was really, really the response to good.

“There’s also a few unexpected things in there that are not that well-known as well as some songs hardly anyone has ever heard the proposed before,” he then says. “We used to practice at ‘The crowd was great and tour was so my parents’ place on a the band is only going to get positive, I felt Saturday afternoon and better from hereon in,” he that indicated it run through a lot of stuff. adds. would be worth There were also songs I doing.” wrote but, because things Via the wonders of were moving so fast, I Facebook, Ed posted the didn’t even bother presenting them set list from the band’s first gig and to the band. it’s pleasing to not that the evening

kicked off with This Perfect Day and included such classics as Know Your Product, (I’m) Stranded and even River “And some of them were strong songs but they never got looked at apart Deep Mountain High. from maybe at a rehearsal or a party or something,” Ed says. “It’s kind of a set that crosses the three albums,” Ed says of The Saints’ (I’m) Stranded of 1977 and Eternally Yours and Prehistoric Sounds, both of 1978. “There are some songs that we just have to play and others that are fun to play,” he continues. “So I don’t think we’ll be changing that first night’s set list too

“And when this idea of reforming The Aints was first proposed I didn’t immediately jump at it because I wasn’t sure if there would be that much interest. But when I went back through lots of old notes and old cassette tapes, I became intrigued because there were a lot of songs I hadn’t thought about for a long, long time. Probably a couple of decades. “So that was what got me interested and then listening back to the old records was something I had not done for a long time,” Ed continues. “All those things combined got me

interested about doing it and then, when the response to the proposed tour was so positive, I felt that indicated it would be worth doing.”

they end up sounding like any old pub rock song.

made it widely known that when they played Brisbane, they considered it would be an honour if Ed were to join them on stage.

“It’s not going to be a low-budget version of The Aints because the horn players will be coming,” he says. “It’s about a two-hour set and it’ll be the full whack. It might be the only time this will happen so I didn’t want to put on a cheap show.

“And the thing I liked about all that was the really genuine enthusiasm The Undertones showed. At that stage I was also still in two minds about doing The Aints thing, so that show with them kinda swung me around to thinking it could work.”

“And they don’t and it’s not because of the chord progressions, but in the way they sit together rhythmically “So, yeah, they asked and I did that,” and that’s very important,” he adds. Ed recalls with a soft chuckle. “So we ran through This Perfect Day about Ed makes a point of saying that the one and a half times before their gig horn section will also be making and they were great. In fact, they their way to Adelaide as part of the remembered the song better than I entourage. did. I could barely remember how it went.

The Aints are Ed on guitar and vocals alongside bass player Peter Oxley (Sunnyboys), drummer Paul Larson (The Celibate Rifles), keyboard player “The horn players play on about Alister Spence and a guest brass seven of the songs,” Ed then reveals. section. “Obviously, they play on Swing For The Crime and Know Your Product “I’ve worked a lot with Peter [Oxley] and a couple of the old new songs, in the past and what I was looking but they also play on Messin’ With for with the rhythm section was a The Kid. The version that The combination of the sort of slightly Saints recorded didn’t have horns melodic approach that the original on it although I did do a horn version of The Saints had along with arrangement for that song as part of the very distinctive and fairly unique the last tour the original band did, interaction between the drums and but the horns weren’t on the album the guitar. And when I spoke to Paul cut.” [Larson] about that, he just got it. “A lot of people don’t acknowledge how distinctive the rhythm of the early Saints was. It changed into a more conventional approach over time but had a very unique and unusual sound in the early days. Most rock bands of that era didn’t have that. And while it’s flattering when other bands cover The Saints, I think that most of them – and I’m not showing any disrespect to them at all – don’t quite get how the guitar and drums interacted on those early recordings. “All that was why I picked those other players for The Aints,” Ed says, “because one thing the early Saints had going for them was a fairly distinctive rhythmic approach which, I think, made those songs work as much as the compositions themselves. If some of those songs are not played in quite the right way,

When Northern Ireland’s The Undertones toured Australia for the first time earlier this year, they had

Presented by Feel Presents, The Aints will be presenting the songs from The Saints’ iconic first three albums and much more at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 10 November with special guest Harry Howard & The NDE and tickets via the venue or Oxtix here au/?Event=74821

THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER The Tea Party (Canada) at Thebarton Theatre

SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER Dave Graney & The MistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel The Stems (Perth) at Governor FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER Hindmarsh Swing & Soul Spectacular: Kingswood (Melbourne) at Fat Juke Box Racket (Melbourne), Controller Lucky Seven and Lady Voodoo Gaol Blues Festival 2017: & The Rituals Dreamboogie, Gumbo Ya Ya, Hot Potato Band and Zyke Blue and more – Old Conchillia at Jive Adelaide Gaol Supersuckers (US) at Crown & Mono (Japan) at Adelaide Uni Bar Anchor White Summer (Phillip Island), Filthy Lucre, Insomnium and SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER Heinous Crimes at Producer’s The Snowdroppers Bar (Sydney), Kitchen Witch and Handpicked Festival: Matt Donnarumma at Jive Corby, The Jezebels, San Cisco Melvins (US) and Redd Kross and Jet at Lake Breeze Wines (US) at Governor Hindmarsh (Langhorne Creek) Stevie Nicks (US), The Pretenders (UK) and Zyke at SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER Botanic Park Dave Graney & The MistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER Anvil (Canada) and Hidden Kahl Wallis, Local Revolution, Intent at Fowler’s Live Abbey Howlett and other special guests at Governor MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER Hindmarsh Take That (UK) at Adelaide Paper Lions (Canada) at Crown Entertainment Centre & Anchor Pony Face (Melbourne) and WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER Lucie Thorne at Wheatsheaf GZA (US) at Fowler’s Live Hotel The Black Sorrows (Melbourne) at Cooper’s Alehouse (Gepps WEDNESDAY 8 NOVEMBER Cross) Timothy Nelson (Perth) at The Seventies Hitmakers: Grace Emily Richard Gower’s Racey, The Tonight Alive (Sydney) at Rubettes and Paper Lace at Fowler’s Live Governor Hindmarsh 80S Fest: Go West, The Cutting FRIDAY 10 NOVEMBER Crew, Wang Chung, Taylor The Aints (Brisbane) and Dayne and Paul Young at Harry Howard & The NDE Adelaide Entertainment Centre at Governor Hindmarsh Club5082: Rival Fire THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER (Melbourne), Terminal The Church (Sydney) and Zero and Baltimore Poet at Remy Zero (UK) at Governor Prospect Town Hall Hindmarsh Joe Jac Talcum (US) and Dandrew Stevens (US) at FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER Crown & Anchor Liam Gerner (Melbourne) and Neil Hamburger (US) at The Yearlings at Wheatsheaf Broadcast Bar Hotel

Something For Kate (Melbourne) and Slowly Slowly at Governor Hindmarsh SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER The Clouds and Falling Joys at Governor Hindmarsh James Ellis & The Jealous Guys (Melbourne), The Bitter Darlings and Naomi Keyte at Grace Emily Liam Gerner (Melbourne) and The Yearlings at Ashbourne Memorial Hall Razor Blade Fest: Jerkbeast, Hivemind, Lead Worm, SX Riot, Line 39 and Priority Orange and more at Producers Bar WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER Shattered Fortress (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER Cait Baker (Sydney) at Grace Emily Led Zeppelin Experience (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Hotel FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen (New Orleans) at Governor Hindmarsh Deep South Blues & Roots Festival at Pt Noarlunga Big League (Melbourne), Subract S and Caveman Disco at Hotel Metro 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 26 NOVEMBER Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Deep South Blues & Roots Festival at Pt Noarlunga Andrew McCubbin (Melbourne) at Hotel Metro

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 The Teskey Brothers and Timberwolf at Jive Diploid (Melbourne), Eyes More Skull Than Eyes, Biles and Spiteward at Hotel Metro 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) Stu Larsen (Aust) at Jive Raw Power (Italy), Vicious Circle, Crisis Alert, Perdition and Talc at Edinburgh Castle

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

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) Egofest: Hitmen DTK, Blood Sucking Freaks and Exploding

White Mice, Meatbeaters and The Sunday Reeds at Edinburgh Castle Hotel

MONDAY 11 DECEMBER The Human League (UK) at Thebarton Theatre

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 Guttermouth (US) at Crown & Anchor FRIDAY 22 DECEMBER James Reyne (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh inuette (London) and Silent Duck at Grace Emily 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 14 JANUARY Lupe Fiasco (US) at Governor Hindmarsh WEDNESDAY 24 JANUARY Parkway Drive (Byron Bay) and Polaris (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh THURSDAY 25 JANUARY Leprous (Norway at Jive

WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY The Maine (US) at Fowler’s Live

THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY Gene Simmons (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre

FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY Laneway Festival at Hart’s Mill (Pt Adelaide) FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY The Lachey Doley Group (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Alpha Wolf (Melbourne) at Enigma Bar

SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY Hotter Then Hell: Grinspoon, The Superjesus, 28 Days and Rackett at Coopers Alehouse (Gepps Cross)

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (US) and Cancer Bats (Canada) at Fowler’s Live

WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY We The Kings (US) at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY Ne Obliviscaris (Melbourne) at Fowler’s Live Rise Against (US) at Thebarton Theatre SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY The Stranglers (UK) and Ruts DC (UK) at Thebarton Theatre

FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY Holy Holy and Heaps Good Friends at Governor Hindmarsh Primal Scream (UK) at HQ Roger Waters (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre

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CIARA WALSH By Robert Dunstan Young performer Ciara Walsh is honoured and excited to be invited to perform as the second Childhood Benefit Concert alongside award winning Melbourne blues musician Geoff Achison, Lazy Eye and Mojo Dingo as the fundraiser is one close to her heart. Ciara quickly agreed to play at the concert, which will have a raffle prize of an Epihone guitar, when she was approached by organiser John Humphries about taking part.

“I’m beyond thankful to be involved as, personally being a childhood cancer survivor, I’ve seen and felt the impact it has directly on patients and especially their families.” How did you first learn to play your instrument or voice?

“I was always inspired by my dad, who is a musician, to play guitar and sing. I started classical guitar in primary school and then was more drawn to playing chords so I could explore my voice when I was around 10 which immediately made me resonate even more with music and fall further in love with playing.” When and why did you start performing?

“I started busking at local markets when I was around 11 and then over time began to play at little gigs and school performances,

I just felt an immediate sense of calmness and passionate energy when I started performing and I loved being able to share that energy with other people.

Where are you up to recording- wise?

“I’m only really just getting started, I’ve been writing a lot and gaining a lot of inspiration and experiences so I’m beyond excited to finally start creating and recording my own music.”

What were your early Who would be your dream producer to work musical influences and with? how have these changed over time? “Anyone with passion, talent and a good ear for music!” “My dad always played a great diverse range And who would be your dream musician to of music during my play with? childhood and I was always drawn to There’s so many! But it would be a dream to music with a lot of work with Angus and Julia Stone.” passion, emotion and a storytelling aspect. I What album would you put on the stereo really enjoyed female before heading out? vocalists such as Alanis “Probably the Pulp Fiction soundtrack Morrissette and Katie Melua, “…being a as it somehow gets me in a good mood then over time explored more childhood instantly.” genres but still seem to connect cancer the most to acoustic folk chilledAnd what would you put on the stereo out songs.” survivor, on a Sunday morning? “There’s just so many incredible artists that have inspired me it’s hard to recall them all. Where have you performed in the past and do you have any upcoming shows apart from Childhood Cancer Benefit Concert?

I’ve seen and felt the impact it has directly on patients and especially their families.”

“I’ve mainly just done busking but played at a few pubs in Adelaide and at surf lifesaving clubs. I have a gig at the Seacliff Surf Live Saving Club on Thursday 2 November.”

“Sunday Morning by Velvet Underground. Perfect relaxation!” And a favourite album cover?

“Jimi Hendrix’s Axis: Bold As Love because the art is just beautiful.”

And what might be your plans for the future?

“To continue my journey with music and hopefully work alongside more musicians, record and produce albums and learn as much as I can musically!”

Much-regarded Melbourne-based blues Do you get nervous before a performance? If artist and multiple award winner Geoff so, how do you get over this? Achison will be taking part in the next Childhood Cancer Benefit alongside “It depends on the day really. Some days I award winning local trio Lazy Eye as well feel completely relaxed and others I feel a as Mojo Dingo and Ciara Walsh at the bit off and nervous. I deal with it by realising German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, that it’s music, it’s supposed to be enjoyable from 7pm (doors from 6pm) on Saturday and shared and an experience. If I feel 25 November with tickets here https:// nervous I’ll just accept that and try to only feed positive thoughts and energy.” aspx?sh=CHILDHOO17 Are there any specific rituals you might undertake before taking to the stage?

“I usually practice a few affirmations and talk just send out a little message of gratification.”

What are some of your favourite cover songs to play and why? “There’s too many good ones! I do love playing Amy Winehouse covers because I feel her depth of emotion transcend through the lyrics which is so powerful.”

But first things first, Jodi is no longer in her twenties and the thought of touring rough and on couches would be as appealing as perhaps to Bronwyn Bishop, on another level, having to be chauffeured to her workplace in something that didn’t fly.

the clouds The Clouds by Ian Messenger Summer is coming and The Clouds are back but that’s not to say these seasoned performers are out-of-season. On the back of their strong Zaffre EP early this year and now the single Beautiful Nothingness the harmonically ladened Sydney darlings of Australian indie music are bringing their guitars to town and it would simply be a pity if you stayed at home and ate chips whilst watching ‘people’ compete in singing competitions. BSide Magazine had an enlightened chat to ol’ mate Jodi Phillis (I brought her, The Clouds, and Falling Joys over to Adelaide in the early nineties when I was still struggling with puberty along with the imaginary credit I used to gingerly flash around to tour companies) and we talked more than just touring and music but to our deepest undercurrent of reality – bang-o, hold onto your hats.

The latest single from The Clouds is Beautiful Nothingness, and it is uncanny. Dressed as a pop song the lyrics are not subtle in suggestions of an empty world beyond delusions. There is even a few seconds of silence in the middle of the song that is Doors-like in it’s insistence upon the listener to reach beyond.

“Well the song Beautiful Nothingness is about the empty conscious space that is under and inside everything in the universe which Recent support of Blondie means we’re all one, we’re all one thing. But and Cyndi Lauper for A in science they call that the ‘Unified Field’. Day On The Green is the So, you know, it’s not religious, it’s not even kind of thing Jodi Phillis spiritual. It’s just – this is what’s there that binds us all, every single thing. could get used to – ah we all deserve a little luxury, like those rolled up slices of sandwich “So yeah,” muses Jodi, “that’s what I’ve been where the crust is cut off and there’s a getting into lately.” toothpick skewered through it. So delicate. What brand is that Dijon mustard? “It was great, it was really fun. Quite a cushy festival that one,” says Jodi. “Everyone was well looked after. Great PA, great catering backstage,” she laughs. “Haven’t been doing it much over the years so to come back to that was great.”

To know The Clouds is to love them, and the female-heavy ADOTG tour refreshed much support from fans for whom it had been a long time between proverbial drinks. Unable to play anywhere other than on the tour fans who couldn’t come along to the festival simply missed out. The Clouds can’t ignore their fans hunger to see them live. “Yeah well I think we just have such great support from the people who listen to our music. You know they’re just such an amazingly supportive community so we felt that we had to do our own headline tour because a lot of people couldn’t make it to that festival.”

The Clouds are embarking on The Beautiful Nothingness Tour and will play at Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with old mates Falling Joys on Saturday 18 November. Tickets at Oztix.

we’ve all met him and had a couple of dinners after rehearsals and stuff.

“And John’s been very supportive of the band,” he adds. “And he’s just such a nice guy and so down to earth. You wouldn’t think he was one of the most famous people in Australia because he doesn’t act that way.” Some of War was recorded in the US prior to Zac joining the band on bass.

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“And then we worked with the two guitarists [Clint Vincent and Luke Palmer] from Dead Letter Circus as we’d been lucky enough to tour with them,” Zac reveals. “So we did another four songs for the album that they produced for us at Sony in Sydney.” And how did you end up joining?

“They were kinda looking for a bass player – “Well, sort of,” Zac says. “I joined they were just using some kind of bass synth the band two years ago – I’m a new in the beginning – and I already knew the member – so before that it was just drummer, Matt, and then Rival Fire supported Rob, Tim and Matt. And it kinda started a band I also play with, The Controllers, and a couple of weeks after that Rob and Melbourne rock band Rival Fire out with Rob wanting to “Rob certainly Matt contacted me to see if I wanted to do his own project but have been in constant touring didn’t want to call it The doesn’t want play bass for Rival Fire.” mode since the release of their Rob Farnham band.” people to think Interestingly, Zac plays guitar and debut album, War, and, in it’s all been sings with The Controllers. Fire, who have a Adelaide only very recently, the Rival publishing deal with handed to quartet are now coming back Sony Music, have gained we’ve recorded all of our stuff him on a plate “And much attention due to at Matt Darcy’s studio so that’s how to play a free entry Club5082 because of being I knew him,” he says. “So I do all the the fact their singer, show with Terminal Zero and Rob, is the son of John John’s son.” songwriting for The Controllers and, Baltimore Poet. Farnham and Zac says essentially, it was Matt that put the that factor has greatly idea into Rob’s head about me playing bass for “Yeah, we’re on tour with Oaska Punch at the helped pique interest in what they are Rival Fire. moment and played Enigma Bar a week ago doing. and got to meet the Terminal Zero guys who “Up until then I wasn’t a bassist but when Rob were also playing although, Rob, our singer, “It’s naturally helped us in many ways,” asked I said I’d give it a go,” he laughs. “But it’s already knew them,” bass player and backing he says. “But Rob, to his credit, tries to been really cool and because I sing as well, we vocalist Zac Connelly says. “And it was all a stay away from all that. While it doesn’t now have three singers in the band because lot of fun. bother him, he doesn’t want to trade on Tim does some backing vocals as well. the name. I think that’s why he didn’t “So we’re looking forward to coming back want the band to be The Rob Farnham “And I’m also involved in the band’s and playing with them again and we’ve Band. songwriting process,” Zac concludes. “Of the only heard good things about Club5082,” he four songs for the album we recorded up in continues. “We’ve heard it’s in a town hall “But the association has helped us Sydney, I helped write two of them. So that will and they have a lot of all-ages shows. And the because, quite clearly, some of the continue.” one we’re playing at will have a live tattoo people who have ‘liked’ our Facebook demonstration so that’ll be cool. page are major John Farnham fans,” he Rival Fire will hit Club5082 at Prospect laughs. “And that’s fantastic but it’s not Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from Are Rival Fire, Rob and Zac alongside Tim something we’d want to rely on. 7pm on Friday 10 November for a free Smyth on guitar and Matt Darcy on drums, entry, licensed all-ages show with Terminal into tatts? “And Rob certainly doesn’t want people Zero and Baltimore Poet as special guests to think it’s all been handed to him on a at which there will also be drink specials “I’ve got a couple, Rob’s got heaps as does plate because of being John’s son,” Zac and a tattoo demonstration. Tim who has tatts on his arms and ribs,” Zac says. “We work really hard as a band laughs. and want to make a reputation for what we do as ourselves.” Report suggest that Rival Fire And have you met Rob’s dad? originally came about as a “Well, funnily enough we used to backing band for rehearse at John’s house,” Zac reveals. singer Rob’s solo “And I used to think it was really cool venture. rolling up and then putting his code in to open up the gates to get in. So, yeah,

RIVAL FIRE By Robert Dunstan


Adelaide Festival Centre also presents four of its own world class festivals in 2018, beginning in January with the Adelaide French Festival, a parfait weekend of music, fashion, food and wine. Winter will be brightened by June’s awardwinning Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Adelaide Festival Centre has raised the curtain on its 2018 season, which will include six major musicals, 17 world premieres and 26 Adelaide premieres and Adelaide Guitar Festival in August will exclusives. be headlined by affable legend Tommy Emmanuel, while OzAsia Festival will be back with enticing contemporary culture Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic later in the year. Director Douglas Gautier says, “2018 is our biggest season yet – we are so delighted to Roof tiler turned comedy favourite Carl work with so many talented South Australian Barron will bring the Festival Theatre and national performing arts companies as house down with Drinking With A Fork, we reopen the Festival Theatre with a packed while maestro Ben Folds invites aerial song program. requests in his Paper Aeroplane Request Tour in February. “2017 has been an important and challenging year for Adelaide Festival Centre and we A special Chinese New Year Concert from appreciate the patience and support of our Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and patrons and community throughout the international guests will celebrate the Year redevelopment. All around us, Adelaide of the Dog, while the ASO’s George Michael: Riverbank is in the midst of transformation Listen to Your Heart pays tribute to the much and the precinct is really coming alive. loved - and missed - singer, songwriter and pop legend. In a fresh look at another “We are grateful to the Government Of South popular music icon, the innovative orchestral Australia for their immense and ongoing arrangements that made George Martin the support, and our loyal audiences, partners, fifth Beatle are explored in All You Need Is sponsors, and home companies who are so Love. important to our success.” The redeveloped Festival Centre’s new entrance, foyers and northern promenade, featuring a star-studded Walk Of Fame and new dining and drinking venues will be open for Richard O’Brien’s electrifying Rocky Horror Show and there’s plenty more sass when Club Swizzle hits town from 12 December.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s Christmas Proms will get everyone in the festive mood, and New Year’s Eve revellers will be spoilt for choice with packages available for both The Rocky Horror Show and Club Swizzle. The major musical offerings of 2018 include Green Day’s American Idiot, The Wizard of Oz, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mamma Mia! and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Kate Ceberano and Doug Parkinson lead a stellar cast in The Studio: 54 Reasons To Party, before the ASO joins forces with State Opera of South Australia to bring exquisite Korean singer Sumi Jo with dashing Argentine born Jose Carbo in Mad For Love. State Opera returns later in the year under the masterful direction of Graeme Murphy and featuring Greta Bradman’s jewel-like vocals in The Merry Widow. Jazz heavyweights Vince Jones and Paul Grabowsky combine their unique talents for Provenance, based on their 2016 ARIAwinning album, and thrilling in every key are international pianists Simon Trpceski, Paul Lewis and Piers Lane as part of Morgans International Piano Series. The Zephyr Quartet return with their acclaimed and

transcendent journey of light and sound, Between Light. Brink Productions bring acclaimed Australian actress Helen Morse to the stage to perform the dramatic text of Alice Oswald’s Memorial, re-telling Homer’s Iliad set to a new score by Golden Globe nominated composer Jocelyn Pook, while State Theatre Company South Australia’s ensemble bring sparkling new life to Jane Austen’s classic Sense and Sensibility. The middle of the year will shake up the foundations with the world premiere of Alison Currie’s Concrete Impermanence, Australian Dance Theatre’s ritualistic The Beginning Of Nature featuring Kaurna language vocals, an exhilarating physical retelling of the Fates from Greek Mythology in The Spinners, and The Australian Ballet’s opulent reawakening of The Sleeping Beauty. Two distinct Australian landscapes and cities are home to Aboriginal performers/ choreographers Henrietta Baird and Ngioka Bunda-Heath, who contemplate the complexities of a transplanted life in Spirit Festival’s Divercity. The program for innovative and experimental works of the future, Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE, presents the next wave of South Australian talent with new works from artists including Tim Overton, Ellen Steele, Finegan Kruckemeyer, Daisy Brown, Tobiah Booth-Remmers and Daniel Evans. Adelaide Festival Centre is home to community groups from diverse backgrounds, and will host a colourful variety of events and performances in World Of Cultures, including the return of Amazing India featuring dancers from Kalalaya School Of Indian Performing Arts and the launch of In Our Own Voices, a powerful new book about Middle-Eastern settlement in SA in a joyous concert of music, songs, dance, poetry and stories. A new year of curated exhibitions will feature new works by international and home-grown digital media artists, exhibited through the year on multimedia screens in the renewed Festival Theatre foyer and Northern Promenade. The exhibition Telling Our Story will focus on Adelaide Festival Centre from its beginnings to today, with Kaurna people past and present and the Adelaide Festival Centre’s architects, founders and designers.

For more information, please visit https://www.adelaidefestivalcentre. with all tickets via BASS.

“There’s a lot to look at,” Simon confers. “There’s certainly a lot of stuff to play around with and it’s a good trick to have that kind of gear in a studio because it can occupy the artist and stop them from asking silly questions about how the album is being mixed.”

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Simon says they last toured Adelaide in 2014 to promote Hypnotised and, after looking around for a suitable venue, ended up playing a nice little show at the Grace Emily Hotel. “We’d looked at doing the Wheatsheaf Hotel at that time but when I checked it out online, I kinda thought the bands just played in the front bar area and reckoned it would be a bit too small,” Simon laughs.

PONY FACE By Robert Dunstan Melbourne band Pony Face are making their way to Adelaide expressly to play a private concert, but have elected to also organise a show with special guest Lucie Thorne to showcase the songs from a new album, Déjà Vu, that will see the light of day early next year.

he then sighs. “I don’t really know what happened but we just weren’t looking forward to working it and touring it.” It’s worth pointing out that the afore-mentioned Casey Rice, before relocating to Melbourne, was once involved with American band Tortoise.

“But we are just about to put out our fifth record, Déjà V, at the end of this year,” he continues. “So that’s going to put us back on track. And it’s funny because after the Springsteen album we made an album that Casey Rice – who also mixed the Nebraska album – produced here in Melbourne after doing Hypnotised with us, but we never put it out. “We decided to shelve it,” Simon laughs before adding that the band may rerecord some of the songs from the unreleased album further down the track. “And it was funny because we spent two years putting it together but when it was finally ready, we just weren’t feeling it,”

It’s become the Adelaide venue of choice for Lucie Thorne who will be special guest when Pony Face take to the stage.

“It’s a good trick to have that kind of gear in a studio because it can occupy the artist and stop them from asking silly questions…”

“Yeah, Casey was their sound guy and almost like a member of the band because he was doing effects mixing from the BSide Magazine chatted away to the band’s desk,” Simon confirms. Simon Bailey and had to admit that even though Pony Face have been around for a Guitarist Shane O’Mara, a noted producer while, was not all that familiar with them. who has helmed several albums by The “We had a bit of a break for a while after we released Pony Face Presents Nebraska [a reimagining of Bruce Springsteen’s acclaimed 1982 acoustic album] and probably slipped under the radar for a while,” Simon laughs. “We didn’t do anything after that for about two years.

“But I was in Adelaide a couple of months ago and went to the Wheatsheaf to see Lucie [Thore] and The Yearlings play,” he says. “And I fell in love with the place once I saw exactly how it’s set up. It’s really great.”

Audreys, Rob Snarski and many more including The Meanies and Tim Rogers and is formerly of the band Rebecca’s Empire, has recently joined Pony Face.

“Shane was working with us on Pony Face Presents Nebraska and has since become a permanent fixture,” Simon announces. “So it’s great to have a really good guitarist in the band. And Shane has produced the album that’s coming out next. “And I first met Shane when we were playing in a band together called Brighter Later {possibly named after Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter album] who were around for about a year before breaking up,” he adds. “It was a 10-piece band with lots of interesting stuff going on – their recorded stuff is worth checking out – but Shane and I were like the two naughty boys and became fast friends really quickly.”

Shane’s studio, Yikesville, is said to have much vintage equipment as well as a solid array of instruments.

“Shane first put us together with Lucie when he put on a big bash for Bob Dylan’s birthday at Memo Hall here in Melbourne,” Simon says. “That would have been about 18 months ago now and we’ve kept in contact since.

“And the band hasn’t toured for a while now, although we’ve done heaps of shows in Melbourne, so we’re all excited about it,” he says. “We just did the Dashville Skyline weekend thing up in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales – Valerie June was just fantastic up there – so we’ve got our touring legs on.

“And because we’ve got a new album coming out, we’re using the show as a bit of a teaser for what to expect when we head back early next year with the album,” Simon concludes. Melbourne’s Pony Face will have Lucie Thorne as special guest when they make a rare SA appearance to play a free entry show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 5 November.

Best Song – presented by APRA AMCOS A.B. Original – January 26th (featuring Dan Sultan) Bad//Dreems – Mob Rule Timberwolf – Washed Out Tkay Maidza – Simulation West Thebarton – Moving Out Best New Artist Bec Stevens Donnarumma Dyspora Heaps Good Friends Lonelyspeck

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 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Artist A.B. Original Corey Theatre Glenn Skuthorpe Best Group A.B. Original Bad//Dreems Battlehounds Cosmo Thundercat Wanderers 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 Electronic Award – presented by Fresh 92.7 Abbey Howlett Hartway Nakatomi Southpaw We May Be Creatures

Experimental Award – presented by Ancient World Best Music Video Cobra Aaron Schuppan – Cosmo Thundercat’s Warning Bell The Cortex Shift Kieran Ellis-Jones – Sleep Talk’s Mother Darknife Lewis Brideson – Donnarumma’s Love Your Man Thanes O’Foley – Standard Union’s I Don’t Care Timberwolf Richard Coburn – A.B. Original’s January 26th

Folk Award – presented by Wheatsheaf Hotel Banjo Jackson Kaurna Cronin Naomi Keyte Tom West The Winter Gyspy

Heavy Award – presented by Australian Rock & Metal Institute Behold The Sea Ice On Mercury Sleep Talk Terminal Zero Wounded Pig Hip Hop Award – presented by Northern Sound System A.B. Original Daydream Fever Hinkey The Snail DyspOra 3SIDEZ

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 6.30pm on Thursday 9 November with tickets via Moshtix here: http://www.

you wonder if there is a punk/ mod heaven.

No Room for Squares – Ascend to Retro-Heaven with the Green Circles Album Review by Romana Ashton Having been around for at least the last 15 years playing gigs, writing songs and making albums, Green Circles have recently released their new album No Room for Squares. The band’s new offering couldn’t have arrived at a better time. They are set to play at the Wheatsheaf Hotel this Thursday 2nd November to celebrate the induction of Three D Radio and The Masters Apprentices into the AMC SA Music Hall of Fame. No Room for Squares starts with the warm embrace of Stephanie

Comes. Acoustic guitar and a meandering bassline are paired with backing vocals and a lead vocal that, at least to my ear, pays homage to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground’s Stephanie Says. After this dreamy start, the band launch into the harder and faster Long Live Sivinanda and then into the Stonesy and quite hypnotic Let Me Through. Both tracks showcase the signature Green Circles’ psychpop-garage sound of guitar, bass, drums and a very ‘60s sounding organ. At this point you start to settle into a kind of retro-heaven stupor, but just as you do, the band pull out a sublime cover of The Stooges’ 1969 complete with an organ solo and plenty of fuzzed up guitar. It makes

If this doesn’t make you happy, perhaps Girl in a Morris Minor will. A song that commences with the sound of a car engine having difficulty turning over and includes the lyrics: She was a girl in a Morris Minor. I’d never been with anyone finer, not even that girl in the ‘69 Holden, is bound to melt the hardest of hearts. Following the tradition of Australian garage rock ‘n’ roll in the vein of the Sunnyboys and the Hoodoo Gurus, Girl in a Morris Minor is a psychpop diamond in the rough with an affirmative nod to the Beatles’ Paperback Writer.

the album include an excellent cover of Gene Clark’s Elevator Operator as well as impressive live performances of Kneejerk Reaction, Dirty Taste and Five Blue Moons. Do yourself a favour and ascend to retro-heaven with the Green Circles.

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body clock handle this anymore? the grim reality of those who are closest and, foul public. flowers wilt in the vase. lawn is poisoned by the 45 degree sun. suburban bliss, babies, grandmothers that hold glasses of wine and tear not a teenager’s vanity to shreds but self-worth. blue skies are beautiful but uninhabitable. the mountains breed animals but clouds are unimpeded. legally one can eat all the vegemite sandwiches they wish but feet are metaphorically sinking into the earth one inch every six months. to find a picture from your childhood and nail it to the wall. ICTM

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Caiti 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.

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.

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.

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. THE TEA PARTY Ever popular Canadian rock

Canadian hair metal legends Anvil will be hitting Australian shores pounding the pavement towards Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, from 7pm on Sunday 12 November with special guests Hidden Intent and Shadow Realm and with tickets and a meet and greet option available via Moshtix. HOT POTATO BAND



UK band Ocean Colour Scene, whose tour to this country last year sold out very quickly, are making a return and will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 14 November with tickets 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

St, Thebarton, with the first on Saturday 11 November and then from 4pm on Sunday 12 November with tickets via Oztix. JUKE BOX RACKET




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.

A DAY ON THE GREEN 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

Hot Potato Band, who present delicious covers of popular songs, will be struttin’ their stuff at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, as an all-ages event from 8pm on Friday 3 November with special guests Conchillia and tickets via Moshtix. THE SEVENTIES HITMAKERS Richard Gower’s Racey, The Rubettes and Paper Lace will be playing all their many hits when they present The Seventies Hitmakers at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 15 November with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY Dave Graney & The MistLY will be playing two shows at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George

Melbourne’s Juke Box Racket will be heading our way to take part in the House Of Bamboo presentation Swing & Soul Spectacular alongside Lucky Seven and Lady Voodoo & The Rituals on Friday 3 November at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with $20 tickets at the door or $15 via the venue or Oztix. NEIL HAMBURGER

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. THE AUDREYS

Multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys will be revisiting their breakthrough 2006 debut, Between Last Night & US Night, when they head out on a

national tour that will see them play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hndmarsh, on Sunday 5 November with tickets via the venue or Oztix. THE SNOWDROPPERS Having been together for 10 long years, Sydney’s The Snowdroppers are calling it quits with a final tour that will have them playing Too Late To Pray in full and more at Jive, 191 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Saturday 4 November with very special guests Kitchen Witch and Donnarumma and tickets via Moshtix. RIVAL FIRE

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. THE EAST POINTERS

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.

playing Adelaide Uni Bar on Saturday 11 November. TRISTEN BIRD Tristen Bird is heading from over yonder and making a return to town and organised an array of shows 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


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 at which there will also Philly’s Joe Jack Talcum and be drink specials and a tattoo Dandrew Stevens of legendary demonstration. American punk rockers The Dead Milkmen have teamed A DAY ON THE GREEN up as Danjo for their first The Living End, Spiderbait, Australian tour which will kick Veruca Salt, Tumbleweed and off at Crown & Anchor, 196 The Fauves will be playing Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Friday Leconfield Wines, McLaren 10 November with tickets Vale, on Saturday 17 March selling fast via Oztix. with tickets via Ticketmaster. PAPER LIONS KAHL WALLIS 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.

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

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

Sarah McLeod, of The Superjesus fame, is back out on tour with her solo album, Rocky’s Diner, and will be playing Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 23 February (rescheduled from Sunday 5 November) with special guest Sean Kemp (and friends) and tickets via Moshtix. GYROSCOPE 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.

THE WHITLAMS Perennial Sydney favourites The Whitlams have announced their 25th anniversary pub tour which will have the band 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.

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 hit the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday November 30 with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

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 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. 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 album 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.

GILBERT O’SULLIVAN 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.

splash of Americana. A very typical singer songwriter inspired predominantly by the human story.” How did you first learn to play your instrument and use your voice?

“Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mother is a wonderful singer and played piano. I always sung and did my best to copy her. I began learning piano when I was 12 and when I left high school I studied music, majoring in voice. After a few false starts I finally started teaching myself guitar eight years ago and progressed when I started getting lessons in 2014.” When and why did you start performing?

I made my stage debut as Calamity Jane in a high school musical at age 16. When I studied music I was performing opera and operetta. This led to performing in a multitude of musicals and later plays. As my songwriting progressed, I eventually picked up a guitar, bought with the $900 sent by uncle Kevvie. In 2010 I was invited to play at a Variety Long Lunch in Roxby Downs and thus began my singer songwriter career.” What were your early musical influences and how have these changed over the years?

PAULA STANDING PAULA STANDING By Robert Dunstan Locally-based singer songwriter Paula Standing is about to launch Pity Me, the first single from her new EP, Good Heart, at which she will be joined by Elaine McLaughlin as her special guest, so BSide Magazine whizzed off a series of questions and began by asking where the EP was recorded and who was involved. “I recorded with Anthony Stewart at Red Brick Music with enormous help from Emily A Smith, my guitarist and teacher.

The recording began in September 2016 and I have more songs than are on the EP but am keeping them for later release. “Emily invited Ali Foster to drum on the first swag of songs and Holly Thomas on the last lot. Shireen Khemlani is playing bass on all the songs and I managed to nab Mick Albeck to play fiddle on a number of tracks. I have one song I play keys on and Marc Duncan has leant his flugelhorn talent which is a bit jazzy and was a pleasure to put together.”

How would you describe your music to someone who had not come across you before? “I tell people I am somewhere between folk and country with a

“When I was a kid I seriously wanted to be a singer and actress like Barbara Streisand. Countdown put paid to that, but I decided I had to start somewhere and classical is where I went. But eventually I just became tired of singing everyone else’s songs and decided to start composing my own. By then I was largely influenced by John Prine, Lucinda Williams, Iris Dement and Emmylou Harris.” Where have you performed in the past and do you have any fond memories of any particular shows?

“When I was performing in musicals and the like we often had audiences of hundreds. One benefit concert in a small Queensland town, 700 people turned out for a one night show. The buzz was exhilarating. Luckily it was a large hall. Now, I am insanely happy if there are 50 people. “The first Greenwich Village show I played with Andy & Marta and AP D’Antonio at La Boheme that we sold out and had to turn people away. It created an amazing ambience and for a moment we all felt we were in New York City in 1962.”

You are involved with SCALA (Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association). How did you first come across that organisation?

“Anthony Stewart from Red Brick Music recommended I check them out. I was impressed with the platform they offered original artists. I joined and entered FOOM. I made it to the finals a couple of times which was very encouraging. I volunteered to MC and sit on the door for shows and when a few positions opened up on the board this year decided to take the plunge.”

I have recently become a little enamoured with Mary Gauthier and she has a song called Mercy Now which I love. She also does a cover of a Fred Eaglesmith song, The Rocket, and I do that one as often as I can. There’s a song Boundary Road by All Our Exes Live in Texas from Sydney.

“A group of us from Three D Radio’s Hillbilly Hoot got together and did a Do you get nervous before a performance? cover of it calling ourselves Our ExIf so, how do you get over this? Spouses Got The Houses and since then I have been playing that one at open mics “I used to suffer a lot from nerves, not so probably way too often.” much now. I still have times when I don’t know I’m nervous until I Will you be choosing “But I can’t tell any special songs for the start to play and my fingers suddenly won’t work. I you what it is as upcoming launch? warm up pretty quickly and I want it to be a I try not to let it phase me. “Apart from the songs on surprise because the EP and couple of oldies I Best anti-dote for nerves is it is not one I have am planning to do a Lucinda practice. performed before.” Williams song. But I can’t tell Are there any specific rituals you what it is as I want it to you undertake before taking be a surprise because it is not to the stage? one I have performed before.” “Not really, I prefer not to become reliant on anything like that. I rather just get up and do it and rely on my ability to adapt.” What are some of your favourite cover songs to play and why?

Why have you chosen Elaine McLaughlin to play at your launch? How did you cross paths? “Elaine and I met through SCALA, we were both at an information night for

the last Umbrella Festival and she was looking to put on a show. I was already planning another Greenwich Village show, but decided it would be good to do an originals show as well.

“We worked together to produce Thrillng You Softly and performed it at The Jade Monkey. It was well-attended and we even made a profit. So, Elaine was the first person I thought of when I was looking for a support act. She has beautiful songs and an EP she recorded in the UK just prior to relocating to Adelaide. What are your plans for next year?

“I am planning a small tour over on the East Coast in January. But I will then be involved with the production of a new Adelaide Songs show for the Adelaide Fringe 2018 with a bunch of others.” Do you wish to add anything more.

“Just look out for a video clip for Pity Me which I am going to unleash before the launch.”

Paula Standing will launch her Pity Me single from her Good Heart EP at the Daniel O’Connell Hotel, 165 Tynte St, North Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 17 November with Elaine McLaughlin as special guest and tickets via Trybooking here https:// event?eid=327725 or at the door with the $15 single ticket price (or two tickets for $20) to include a copy of the EP.

coming out in the past decade or so. So we’re influenced by that as well.” The Giving Groove is their label in Philadelphia, and an interesting one at that. Profits are shared between the bands and a charity – “artist friendly, socially conscious” is the label’s motto.

joe jack talcum DANJO/JOE JACK TALCUM/ THE DEAD MILKMEN by Ian Messenger The Dead Milkmen are a Philadelphian punk band that’s been around since the early 80s, and had some MTV and college radio success with Bitchin’ Camaro (1986) and Punk Rock Girl (1988) and there are many among us who can remember those masterpieces of humour, punk, and youth culture. BSide Magazine had a chat to Joe Jack Talcum, guitarist and co-vocalist and founding member of The Dead Milkmen, ahead of his coming down our way with his bass player from The Dead Milkmen and also another of many of Joe’s other bands, Dan Stevens from Low Budgets. They will be performing as Danjo. Joe wishes he could tour Australia with the full band but his drummer and also his co-vocalist aren’t as flexible as he. The Dead Milkmen simply couldn’t make it due to schedules, however out of this Danjo was formed.

“I though, well, I’ve been playing a lot of my own shows – what I call ‘solo’ shows. I started asking Dan if he was available to play with me. It fleshes out the sound a little bit, to have a bass player and a vocalist to add harmonies, and we started calling ourselves Danjo for Dan and Joe Jack, that’s me.” The Dead Milkmen’s latest recording is the powerful and dark EP Welcome to the End of the World. People who love Flipper and no

bull lyrics that are full of sarcasm and punk irony would enjoy this offering. It’s certainly on the other side of the spectrum from Punk Rock Girl written in the 80s. “Stylistically I am using a lot more distortion on my guitar and a lot more reverb,” he laughs, “which generally makes it sound darker to people. “And musically, we’ve been getting into music that’s – we’ve always liked new wave and punk stuff, the late 70s and early 80s quite a bit, that’s when we started – but we also like the newer techno music that’s

“Girls Rock Philly is a charity organisation that we chose to receive half of the proceeds of the album. We get half and then they get half. That’s the idea of the label. Girls Rock Philly is a non-profit, dedicated to the education of young women in Philadelphia.”

Danjo, the duo version of The Dead Milkmen, will be playing at the Crown and Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Friday 10 November. Tickets at Oztix.

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Boston’s Palehound is fronted by songwriter Ellen Kempner and is an open door to her private world. From remembering lost love whilst holding fruit in the grocery store in Feeling Fruit, to remembering an argument with a friend who has now passed in If You Met Her, there is a lot to relate to.

by ian Messenger

You may have heard of The Courtneys before, but I guess you can be easily forgiven if you haven’t. They have been to Australia twice and this year managed to get as close as Ballarat, yet alas not to us.

Understandably being a punk musician in that paradoxically highly censored yet violent part of the world can be just like begging for incarceration. Jowan was detained in Jordan for ‘blasphemy’ and the Israelis aren’t shortlisting him for the Israel Prize.

The Canadian trio have a very cool punk-pop vibe and it was their 2015 visit to our shores that landed them a muchIt’s nice to hear about the lives of envied signing to New Zealand people who are in such different doyens Flying Nun Records. environments to us, yet still we

This is intimate singing, brave lyrics expressed in the details of life, and a fragility and vulnerability as she tries to understand the world around her. Virgo is their sixth track on this year’s release II and I can In 2015 the band won the Boston hear some old school B52s, yet Iron Deficiency, a couple Music Award for new artist of of tracks later, is unrelenting the year, and in 2017 they have in its independent and released their second album A perhaps Velvet Underground Place I’ll Always Go. encouraged defiance. If you are looking for something to listen to late at night as you’re driving interstate, or in need of a glimmer of light for a sullen bedroom, listen here

Jowan Safadi is well known in the underground Arabic music world for some time. Ever wondered what punk music sounds like in Palestine?

Let’s hope there can be more support for this band in Adelaide and a promoter can encourage them to stomp our stages. Listen here

have the common ground of not just music but those of us who have that old punk thread. Don’t expect to hear the Dead Kennedys in this though, there are some dark synth flavours and acoustic numbers to his solo output. Listen here

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