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Susan Lily is set to present Butterfly: When Country Meets City as part of Adelaide Fringe at Fedora’s Restuarant, Hilton Hotel, 264 South Rd, Hilton, from 7pm on Friday 24 February, Saturday 25 February and Saturday 11 March with tickets via <adelaidefringe. com.au>.

RODDY GORDON BAND Pop rockers Doctor DeSoto have requisitioned Tara Carragher and Kelly Menhennett to join them for a free entry shindig at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 19 February.

HANA & JESSIE-LEE

Hana & Jessie-Lee will be presenting songs from a forthcoming album when the two step into the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, on Saturday 11 February from 9pm for a free entry affair with The Timbers as special guests.

SUMMER SLAM

Club5082 will be presenting a free entry Twilight Concert at Prospect Memorial Gardens, Menzies Crs, Prospect, from 7.30pm on Friday 3 February that will feature Jungle City, Cherry Grind, Rat Ta’Mango and 50 In The City. For those who wish to indulge, there will also be a $50 picnic hamper boasting four drinks of your choice, a mini cooler of ice, picnic blanket and a pair of stubby holders, which can be reserved by contacting <party@vwbars.com.au>.

Roddy Gordon Band will be joined by the legendary Sympathy Orchestra In acoustic mode when they undertake a free entry musical affair at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton on Friday 3 February from 9pm.

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Clothesline

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BOB’s Bits

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Tour Guide

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Carus Thompson

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he plays Gaslight Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, on Friday 17 February with Salvy & The Hired Help and $12 pre-sale tickets available soon.

BLISS N ESO Keyboard wizard Lachy Doley has announced a show with his band at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 3 February to promote a new album. Lovelight, with tickets on sale now via the venue or OzTix and power soul combo Double Wammy as special guests.

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVY Melbourne punk legends I Spit On Your Gravy will be spittin’ away at Gaslight Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, from 8pm on Friday 24 February (SOLD OUT) ad also Saturday 25 February with Perdition, Soberphobia and Fear & Loathing on the bill and tickets now selling mighty, mighty fast via the venue – call (08) 8346 3498 – for the second show.

3 EYES TATOO CONVENTION

3 Eyes Tattoo Convention will be taking place at Adelaide Convention Centre, North Tce, as part of Adelaide Fringe from Friday 10 February until Sunday 12 February with information at <3eyesconvention.com>.

KING PARROT

Bliss N Eso have announced their Dopamine tour, which will bring them to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 10 February with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

CHURCHES OF STEEL

Churches Of Steel is an old-school heavy metal festival set to take place at Producer’s Bar, 235 Grenfell St, from 1.30pm until 1am on Saturday 4 February that will run across two stages and feature Melbourne’s Black Majesty, Alarum, Electrik Dynamite, Eyefear, Mason and Espionage alongside Sydney’s Darker Hall and Murder World, Brisbane’s Deraign and WA’s Death Dependent as well as local acts Mammoth, Hidden Intent, Raven Black Night, Electric Funeral, Shadow Realm, Skyhammer and Lucifer’s Fall with $20 tickets available via <churchesofsteel. bandcamp.com>.

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Hot Potato Band will be bringing their infectious cover songs to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 5 February with Local Revolution and Conchilla as guests and tickets via the venue or OzTix.

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Underøath have reunited for a tour to play their classic hardcore albums They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line and will be doing so at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 15 February with tickets via the venue or OzTix and sleepmakeswaves as special guests.

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WA’s Carus Thompson will have his band with him when he steps into the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, for a matinee performance on Sunday 12 February to launch his new album, Island, with Nathan Gaunt as special guest.

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Simple Minds and The B-52’s will play A Day On The Green alongside Models and Machinations at McLaren Vale’s Leconfield Wines on Sunday 5 February with tickets via Ticketmaster.

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY King Parrot and US band Revocation are set to headline the Thrash, Blast & Grind Fest at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, on Sunday 19 February with tickets via Moshtix and more acts to be announced with local band Hidden Intent selected to open the show.

Blenheim Music & Camping Festival, to be held at Blenheim in the Clare Valley with all proceeds going to New Hope Cambodia, has expanded into a two-day Easter event, Thursday 13 April and Friday 14 April, with a line-up boasting Deep Street Soul, Bustamento, Sahara Beck, Lazy Eye, DJ Driller, The Timbers, Max Savage & The False Idols, Bullhorn, Coconut Kids, Urtekk, Weezil, Chiara La Woo, Ciaram Granger, Maggie Rutjens, Juno ,Aiden Jazzy Jones, Various Nefarious, The Snowdropper, Bortier Okoe, Rune Billy Rattle, The Wholias, Headphone Piracy, Pat Ramm and Joe Man Murphy with tickets on sale now via <blenheimfest.com. au>.

British pop punkers As It Is will be armed with a new album, okay, when they hit Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, on Sunday 12 February for a licensed, all-ages affair with Undercast and Between You & Me as special guests and tickets via Moshtix.

Explosions In The Sky will kick off their Australian tour at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 19 February with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

New Zealand drummer Myele Manzanza and Adelaide bass player Ross McHenry will be undertaking a double album launch for their respective releases, OnePointOne and Child Of Somebody, at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, on Monday 6 February as part of COMA with tickets at the door from 7.45pm.

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Blackalicious will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 12 February with

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Royal Croquet Club is returning for Adelaide Fringe although this time it will be located at Pinky Flat (Tarnda Womma) on the River Torrens on War Memorial Drive. Once again, however, the open-air space will boast an array of venues – Ukiyo, The Black Forest, Panama Club, Menagerie, The Parlour and Neon Forest - with over 40 shows over the course of 32 days and nights.

By Robert Dunstan It will also boast a number of Australian premieres including Sirqus Alfon’s I Am Somebody, which will run in Ukiyo for the duration of the festival and is a musical phenomenon that mixes beatboxing, clowning, chaos, magic and comedy to create a genre all of its own. Hailing from Sweden, Sirqus Alfon (using stage names Babham Halim, Ejve Åhlsten and Emilio Åhlsten) began life as a street performance act “Yes, the three of us started out at the age of 16 back in 1997, so 2017 is our 20th anniversary,” Erik Rosales, one of the three performers and a creator behind the company, says. “So it’s been a while. We were street performers for about seven yours and toured all around Europe and North America. And we’ve also done a lot of work with Clowns Without Borders.”

“And we are in China at the moment – in Shanghai for nine shows – and we also did the show in Edinburgh [Scotland] and it was wonderful – really great – to see the response we got. So we were really happy – it was our second time there – because there is just so much competition. And we had people coming back to see the show over and over and again.

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“And there’s a quite funny thing I have been inspired by,” he says with a laugh. “A friend of mine, who gives speeches about technology, always asks the question, ‘If you wake up tomorrow morning and couldn’t use your smart phone, would you be happy?’ And, of course, everyone wants to wake up in the morning still being able to use their smart phone. It’s around 90% of people when they are asked. “But technology is also something that brings people together,” he states. “For example, being in China at the moment, we’ve seen that everyone here is using WeChat. So we will have to adapt the show to incorporate that. Because

“And it’s funny because at first they go, ‘Wow, look at all that amazing technology. How cool is that?’ But they don’t focus on how we are communicating with the technology.” The multi-media show also involves some audience interaction. “And, basically, that is down to our early days and our work on the streets,” Erik suggests. “As street performers, you kind of need that interaction because it helps people give you money if they feel engaged.

Clowns Without Borders was founded in Barcelona in July of 1993 “That is down and takes “But we are circus-style to our early days also very much performances and our work on using any new to refugee the streets. As street technology that camps comes out,” he performers, you around the continues. “For world. kind of need that instance we use interaction…” 3D printing in the “So, yeah,” Erik show now. And says. “We’ve done a lot of the show is refugee camps in about how to communicate quite a few countries. and work with all this new We recently did a camp in technology. Palestine.” The company also tour the world under their own steam and their current show is I Am Somebody, which has garnered strong reviews wherever it has played as it is a family-friendly offering that appeals to all ages.

quite close to themselves. I mean the worst thing that can happen is that their battery runs out.

“And technology is not something that is so exclusive anymore,” Erik says. “If you are on the subway, most people are looking at their smart phones or their IPads or whatever. And everybody seems to keep

they don’t have Instagram and Facebook here, they all use an app called WeChat to communicate. “Everyone is on it all the time and it’s their main means of communication in much the same way we use other social media,” Erik says. “And the Chinese are really into technology. Which has not been a total surprise.” Noe of the crew have been to Australia previously. “We’ve somehow travelled all over the world but never got down to Australia,’ Erik says. “So we’re really happy to be finally coming down as it will be the final piece in the puzzle. But we do have some friends in Adelaide. “One of our early mentors is from Adelaide and is

living back there now,” he continues. “His name is Dave and he is a really cool guy who used to sell juggling equipment in a little tiny city in Sweden. And he also played didgeridoo. And we met him at festivals when he went to them to sell his equipment.” Erik goes on to that much of Sirqus Alfon’s 20th anniversary year will be spent touring a new work. “It will be a busy year as we have just started a relationship with Aurora Nova, a big touring production company,” he says of the 20-year-old Berlin-based booking agency that boasts of growing roster of international artists and companies. “So there is a lot of work coming up for us,” Erik states. “We will be touring Germany, New Zealand and France with a new show. And, happily, that has come up really well which is not always the case. You can sometimes work for half a year creating something new only to then think, ‘Hmm, it’s okay but it’s not that good really’. And, with I Am Somebody, there might be something that lasts only for a couple of minutes in the show but we may have worked on that for a month and a half before we got it right and were happy with it. “You need to experiment – I don’t really know how to describe it – and somehow make it become closer to the audience,” he says. “Anyway, it’s always good to be proud of and happy with what you are touring,” Erik concludes. Sirqus Alfon’s I Am Somebody runs at Royal Croquet Club’s Ukiyo from Thursday 16 February until Sunday 19 March apart from Mondays with tickets at <adelaidefringe.com.au/ fringetix/sirqus-alfon-i-amsomebody>.

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American hardcore band Underøath have reunited for a tour to play their classic albums They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line, so BSide Magazine enjoyed a conversion with founding member Aaron Gillespie who plays drums with the band along with providing any ‘clean’ vocals and also enjoyed a stint behind the kit as a touring member of Paramore and well as being a member of The Almost. By Robert Dunstan The two-time Grammynominated Underøath formed in 1997 with its members coming from the Florida townships of Tampa and Ocala and had released a series of albums and undergone several lineup changes before 2004’s They’re Only Chasing Safety catapulted the band into the major league.

Safety and Define The Great Line and do them properly under our own terms’.” Aaron goes on to say that the band will soon begin rehearsals for their

The band split in 2013 after releasing a compilation album “Underøath that took in their have always career from done everything start to finish and then the best we can – we embarked on a farewell tour. take everything to the Fast forward a 10th degree – and we couple of years just felt the time and Underøath have elected to wasn’t quite return to the world right.” stage once again. “It all began with a series of group text messages,” the long-haired Aaron, who had departed ways with the band prior to the split to release material under his own name as a singer and guitarist, says when asked how it all came about. “Back in December of 2014 we were all sending messages to each other and discussing the idea of doing just one show to play the songs from They’re Only Chasing Safety. “But at that time I was playing drums for Paramore and was super busy and we just didn’t feel like we had the time,” he indicates. “Underøath have always done everything the best we can – we take everything to the 10th degree – and we just felt the time wasn’t quite right. And then we thought, ‘Well, let’s wait a couple of years and do the albums They’re Only Chasing 8

Australian tour and I suggest it will have been a long time since they tackled that material. “Ha, no,” he laughs. “We spent most of last year touring those two albums. We’ve been at it since January of 2016 and must have done about 100 shows since then. We’ve just been having a break for the holidays and haven’t played since October. “So we’ve had a bit of time off but we now need to rehearse so that we can be sure we don’t suck when we get down to Australia,” Aaron adds before going on to say the reformation shows have gone extremely well. “That tour last year was the most successful we’ve ever done,” he states. “Which is funny because, all these years later, we got back together and some of the

shows sold out six months in advance.” The band, for want of a better word, have had a tumultuous career with Underøath having to endure a number of line-up changes and Aaron being the only original member. “That’s interesting because I get asked quite a bit about being the only guy left,” he laughs. “But, the thing is, Underøath were a local band from Florida, and like any band just starting out, there’s going to be changes. And, to many, our current line-up is the one the world knows as Underøath because this is the line-up we had when had a first big success. “So, yes, while it’s true that I am the only original member, this is the line-up the world knows,” Aaron adds.

three at most – that turned into a three-year thing that included that Australian tour,” he says. “But now, with Underøath getting back together, I just don’t have time. But Paramore are still doing their thing and they remain good, good friends of mine.” Aaron says, being a surfer, the aspect he enjoys most about our country is the beaches. “It’s kinda like coming home,” he suggests with a laugh. “Because I grew up surfing, it’s kinda like being home but it has a different flavour. And, typically, I’ve always been down to Australia when it’s your summer so it’s like a holiday in the sun. I don’t live in Florida anymore – I live way up in the mountains – so it’s good to go somewhere where it’s pretty warm.” Aaron, a Christian, as are all the band members, is no longer involved in any youth group activities. “No, I haven’t done that for a while now,” he says. “I kinda found, for myself, I am a better voice outside of any form of organised religion. That works for some but I don’t think it’s for me anymore.” The musician has his own home studio. “So I’m always working on my own music and just released a new solo record [Out Of The Badlands via Tooth & Nail],” Aaron reveals. “I’m constantly workin’ on music. I’m one of those kinda guys.”

“This is the line-up that started making records professionally and doing the whole thing for real. “And most bands go through tumultuous times,” he then considers with a laugh. “When you are touring with six other guys there’s always going to be one person who is always happy and another who is going to be pretty pissed about something. And there’s always the one guy who is going to act like a total dick. It’s just the way it is when you are dealing with five other people because there are all these different emotions coming out. Everyone is different.” Aaron was last in Australia as a touring member of Paramore. “That was something that was just supposed to be for a couple of weeks – maybe

Aaron, whose mom sang in Christian country band Daystar, concludes by saying that Underøath are not sure what their next step will be. “For right now we are just focusing on this tour and getting everything running again,” he says. “But we do have big support tour coming up in the US with Bring Me The Horizon and then we continue our own tour in the UK as part of this reformation thing.” Underøath will play the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 15 February with tickets via the venue or OzTix and sleepmakeswaves as special guests.

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Tell us about some of the fantastic acrobatic feats you perform in Elixir. “The show is set in several acts, and so each time you drink a potion the physical attributes of the performers on stage change. We then record the results and experiment a little more with more potions. By Catherine Blanch Following a triumphant tour of the UK, performing to sold out audiences at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe Festivals, the Best Cabaret Brighton Fringe 2015 award-winning Head First Acrobats are once again bringing their sexy circus bodies back Adelaide Fringe with their own unique style of breathtaking acrobatics, bold circus tricks, zany characters and hilarious comic timing in Elixir. Featuring National Institute Of Circus Arts in Melbourne graduates Cal Harris and Rowan Thomas, we speak with founding member Thomas Gorham who tells us how the trio got together. “I wrote the original version of Elixir when I first finished school,” he begins. It was written for me and another acrobat called John, but he hurt his back and his knee and was unable to do the show. It was when Cal offered to help me build a teeter board – which is like a seesaw that you do flips on – we started doing some hand-tohand acrobatic together and we just found it really easy to work together. From there we decided to continue with the show and rewrote John’s part for Cal and created this show. “That was back in 2013 and Cal was still at school so we didn’t do too much with the show in the beginning. Then we decided to make it a three-person show and that’s when Rowan got involved. From there it became less of a drama and much more of a comedy. Rowan is a bit of a clown so we rewrote some more of the show. When the 10

boys finished school we went on tour and haven’t stopped since.” Your shows have a bit of a pantomime theme to them. Do you have a background in theatre? “No, I started out as a break dancer, Thomas says. “I wanted to make a career out of being physical, but being a professional beat boy in Australia wasn’t exactly a smart move for my career so I ended up at circus school.” Tell us about Elixir. How did that story of trying to create an elixir of everlasting life come about? “My original piece was a 15-minute solo show which was based around Brumby’s Bakery in Melbourne, and my final graduation showcase piece was a head trapeze/ breakdancing act where I was a zombie. So I wanted to write a show that would justify that sort of absurdity,” he explains. “Originally we were going to make different potions with different effects, but then we started thinking about how zombies were made – meaning that they’re not really magical but are made in a laboratory. We put a lot of pop-culture references into it and added a plenty of comedy, then all of a sudden we’re in the lab, sneaking around, drinking potions and making zombies.”

“The opening act is handto-hand acrobatics which is us standing on top of each other, flipping over, and doing handstands and headstands on top of each other,” Thomas says. “We also have some ladder acrobatics, hand balancing and some head trapeze – which is a trapeze that swings from the ceiling and you balance on it on the top of your head. The clowning character does some work in the giant Cyr Wheel; he’s a really technical artist that goes upside down and spins around with in the Wheel. Then we finish with the Teeter Board act which is the seesaw.” Having previously seen Head First Acrobats perform, I can honestly say that some of what you guys do is a little nerve wrecking. Even with all your years of practise and performing, do you still have moments where you get nervous? “Absolutely!” he chuckles. “It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve done a trick, if you could die doing it you’re focussed [laughs].” What’s the scariest thing that you do?

And these zombies imaginary or are each of you playing many different characters?

“Probably when I’m swinging on the head trapeze,” Thomas says. “I’m balancing upside down on a small platform that is attached to a bar while it’s swings from the ceiling; that moment that I let go and have to free balance is just a bit nerve wrecking every time… because if I fall off, I’m upside down!”

“We just play ourselves,” he says. “But, without wanting to give too much away, one of the characters does turn into a zombie.”

So, what part of you woke up one morning and decided that you wanted to spend your days putting your life at risk?

“My coach said to me one day that I would be good at this and I agreed to do it,” he laughs. Which performance moment most amazes you about your two acrobatic cohorts? “Cal is one of the only people in the world who can do a handstand on top of a freebalancing ladder, so it’s a pretty rare trick. He is about 152cm, which is quite tall, so that trick must be pretty scary for him – even though he does it all the time. “For Rowan, there are so many technical moves in his Cyr Wheel act; some of them are so complex that I don’t even know what’s happening,” he says. “If there was anything that would make him nervous, it’s probably one of the big tricks in the Cyr Wheel but, honestly, all of his tricks are really hard.” How similar is this year’s production of Elixir in comparison to last year’s performance? “We’ve had a lot of things change on the technical side, so we’ve got a really good sound, lighting plan and plot which have really upped the production value of the show. Comedy wise, it’s also improved; we’ve added so many more jokes. We started out as quite an acrobatic show, then an acrobaticcomedy show, and now it’s like a comedy-acrobatic show [chuckles].” Are you happier with it that way? “Absolutely!” Thomas enthuses. “We haven’t cut any tricks or acrobatics – we just kept putting more and more comedic moments into is so the show has got funnier each season. The only way to make this show even funnier is to keep finding more jokes, so that’s what we did.” Head First Acrobats’ Elixir runs at The Peacock at Gluttony, at various times from Tuesday 21 February until Saturday 18 March. Book at FringeTIX.


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Get set for a double whammy! The fact Sydney’s Lachy Doley Group are coming to town to launch their new offering, Lovelight, is cause for considerable celebration as they have asked that legendary power soul Double Wammy! reform and to roll up and join them.

I remember it well as (somewhere) I still have the official invite as it was a big affair funded by a major record label. The band had somehow inked a deal with a little label run by Neil Mumme (who used to run the Great Southern Blues & Rockabilly Festival at Narooma) and he was, in turn, associated with Festival Records who

shows in Adelaide for Austinbased guitar slinger Denny Freeman who had once played in a band called The Cobras with Stevie Ray Vaughan. Later, when Denny came back to town as a member of Bob Dylan’s touring and recording band, he again played with them at a low-key show at a pub somewhere on Waymouth St. It was a low-key affair because Denny certainly did not want Bob to hear that he was moonlighting. Anyway, that all brings me round to first time I came across keyboard player Lachy Doley and, I remember it well as he was also wearing shorts. Thing is, Lachy was in shorts because they formed an integral part of his school uniform and he had just

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and asked Lachy to feature on the classic song Highway Star alongside Hughes, guitarist Steve Vai and drummer Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

“When Glenn came to Sydney to play, Jimmy Barnes had recommended me to him,” Lachy had told me during an interview a couple of years ago. “And so I played some shows in Australia – one in Sydney at The Basement which was filmed for a DVD and one down in Melbourne – with Glenn and then, when Jon died, Glenn contacted me about playing on a tribute version of Highway Star. “He told me he was also getting Steve Vai and Chad Smith involved and it turned out great – it’s a really rockin’ version,” he says. “So I was stoked to be involved. “And there was some talk of doing a European tour [for the tribute album], but it never happened,” he’d then added with a noticeable sigh.

As such it only serves to remind me of the first time I saw Double Wammy! in live action mode and reckon it would have been in the late ’80s when they were regulars at long-gone and much-loved city venue Club Foote. It was back when Brian Morrison, who now plays guitar in the band who helms (mostly valve) amplifier repair shop Cityamp Workshop (2834 Logan St, Adelaide, SA, and contactable on 0409 756 388), was the combo’s Hammond player and I recall one night the instrument being rocked back and forth and back again while he was delivering a blistering Booker T-inspired solo. It added greatly to the show’s theatrics and, once seen, is something that is never easily forgotten. They became a band I always made a note of going to see whenever they hit the stage and I have rather vague recollections of them undertaking some kind of album launch at Hindley St’s Cargo Club sometime in the early ’90s. I do, however, have much clearer memories of when Double Wammy! did a CD launch at the Wheatsheaf Hotel.

put on quite a shindig. From memory, if was a Thursday evening and guests were treated to some cube of cheese on a stick and there were, of course, some complimentary liquic refreshments. And, of course, Double Wammy! played a number of numbers from their new album. I can also readily recall another occasion Double Wammy! played the Wheatsheaf Hotel as it was a very hot afternoon – it must have been summer – and they were set to play out in the beergarden. And the reason I remember it well is because they were all wearing shorts due to the oppressive heat! Until then, Pearl Jam were the only other band I had ever seen wear shorts on stage and that was only in video clips. So, to experience such as thing in the flesh was quite a musical treat. I also recall when Double Wammy! organised some

come from his chosen place of learning to a Double Wammy! rehearsal session at Derringers. He’d been seconded into the band due his brother, Clayton, leaving them to forge a career in Sydney where he has gone on to play keyboards with Jimmy Barnes and also frequently tour with Canada’s Harry Manx. Lachy, after playing around town with Double Wammy! as well as The Blues Brothers & Sisters Of Soul and leading his own acid jazz group, Planet Groove, then also took off for Sydney where he has also forged a considerable career as a member of Jimmy Barnes’ touring band as well as leading his own band. His prowess on the keyboards has also led Lachy to work with a number of high profile people and when Deep Purple’s keyboard player, Jon Lord, passed away some three years ago, that band’s former bass player Glenn Hughes put together a tribute album

As well as often working with Jimmy Barnes, Lachy also became an unofficial member of popular Aussie rock band Powderfinger until they called it a day. “Powderfinger had wanted a keyboard player on their [2013] album Vulture Street,” Lachy explained. “And someone suggested me to them. So I played organ and piano on that. “But it was about four or five years later that they rang and asked if I wanted to go out on the road with them,” he’d continued. “And then I played with them on every single show until the very end. “So that was pretty awesome because we also toured the world a few times,” Lachy added. Keyboard wizard Lachy Doley has a show with his band at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 3 February to promote a new album, Lovelight, with tickets on sale now via the venue or OzTix and power soul combo Double Wammy! as special guests.

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POOKY AND BLACKIE

France’s Forest Pooky (pictured) and Peter Black (Blackie of The HardOns) have teamed up for a tour that will have them gracing the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, on the evening of Thursday 9 February with tickets via the pub or OzTix.

CLIENT LIAISON

Client Liaison (Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan) will be launching their debut album, Diplomatic Immunity, at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 29 April and will have local lad Luke Million with them on synthesisers. Tickets via the venue or OzTix.

BAY CITY ROLLERS

Scottish band Bay City Rollers will play the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Wednesday 12 July with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

KBE

Ziggy Alberts will be bringing his cruisy, coastal vibes to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 11 February with tickets via the venue of OzTix for the licensed, allages concert.

Multiple ARIA Award winner Jeff Lang will be bringing his new album, Alone In Bad Company, to Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, on Friday 31 March with tickets via <dramatix>.

Presented by Blue Tongue Management, Sydney mob Koomurri, winners of the 2016 National Indigenous Dance Rites, are coming to Adelaide Fringe and will be performing at Tandanya, 253 Grenfell St, from Friday 17 February until Sunday 18 February and at the German Club, 223 Flinders St, from Wednesday 8 March until Saturday 11 March with tickets via FringeTix.

BURIED FEATHER

ZIGGY ALBERTS

JEFF LANG

TRIPFEST

Psych rock event Tripfest is making a return the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 25 February and will feature Melbourne’s Fierce Mild alongside likeminded locals Velvet Moth, St Morris Sinners and Iiah with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

Known for his roles on Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job! and Check It Out! With Dr Steve Brule, David Liebe Hart is an outsider musician, actor and painter who is heading to Jive, 181 Hindley St, with electronic wizard Th’ Mole as backing musician, on Thursday 13 April with special guests Rohan Henry, St Morris Sinners and Purple Johnson Blimp Situation with tickets via Moshtix.

KOOMURRI

TUBLULAR BELLS FOR TWO

Buried Feather have announced a tour that will bring the Melbournebased psych rockers to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, for a free entry show on April Fool’s Day (Saturday 1 April) to promote the release of a new album, Mind Of The Swarm with Somnium as special guests.

TOUCH BASS

Touch Bass, featuring Jauz (pictured), Snails, Slushii and LDRU, will be touring over Easter and touching down at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Friday 14 April with tickets via <touchbass.com.au> and usual outlets.

LES POULES À COLIN

THE RESIGNATORS

The Resignators are joining forces with Mexico’s Los Kung-Fu Monkeys to bring ska punk to the stage of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 22 April with tickets via the venue or OzTix with Fistful Of Trojans and The Prophets Of Impending Doom also on the stellar bill.

Fresh from sell-out seasons around the globe and winner of many five-star reviews and multiple awards, Tubular Bells For Two, a recreation of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, will make a return to Adelaide Fringe and will be performed at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, from 8pm on Friday 17 February and Saturday 18 February with a 2pm matinee on Saturday and bookings via BASS.

EAZY-E TRIBUTE

Folk act Les Poules à Colin hail from Quebec and are making the trek down under for an Australian tour which will have them playing Pt Noarlunga’s South Coast Folk Club on Thursday 20 April with tickets via the club at <southcoastfolkclub.com> or at the door on the night.

SHRAPNEL

MICHAEL PLATER

Sydney’s legendary Kevin Borich Express are heading to town as presented by Blue Tongue Management and will be playing an Adelaide Fringe show at the German Club, 223 Flinders St, on Friday 17 March with tickets via FringeTIX. The trio also play The British Hotel, 11 North Pde, Pt Adelaide, on Saturday 18 March with tickets via OzTix. 12

Melbourne’s Michael Plater will be making a quick return to town to play the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, on Sunday 16 April with Goldentone.

APIA GOOD TIMES

The next edition of APIA Good Times will feature The Black Sorrows (with Vika and Linda), Colin Hay, Deborah Conway and Mental As Anything and will hit Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre on Friday 19 May with tickets on sale via Ticketek from Monday 6 February.

Eazy-E’s son E3 (AKA Baby Eazy-E) will pay tribute to his father, one of the trail blazers of gangsta rap with special guest performances by Diggy Dre, Tony Muthaphukkn G and T-Rill of CP Mafia, L Dogg and MC Triks, at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 28 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

Sydney’s Shrapnel will be heading down with their psych rock and doing a free entry gig from 5pm at the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, alongside Workhorse, Vintage Violence and Drongo Tracks on Saturday 4 February to promote the release of Tranceplanetsugarmouth. The band will also be hitting Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, later that same evening with Vic Conrad & The First Third, Basty and Little Dust.


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THURSDAY 2 FEBRUARY

Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Arkaba Hotel – Sporty’s Bar: Quiz Thursdays (7pm) Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-A-Long Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Chihuahua Bar (Peel St) – JP Coe and James Hickey Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (7-10pm) Dog & Duck – Brillz (9pm)

Gaslight Tavern – Swap Team Jam (free entry) Gilbert St Hotel – live music with free entry from 7pm Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with free entry from 8.30pm Grace Emily – refreshingly cold Coopers beers from 4pm Hampstead Hotel – K ­ G’s Quiz Wiz (7pm) Hotel Metro –
live original bands from 9pm La Boheme – Mike Bevan’s Brazilian Trio from 9pm Lion Hotel – Bloky’s Boys (free entry from 8pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon to 2pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live jam from 7.30pm PJ O’Briens – DJs (10pm) Royal Family Hotel (Pt Elliott) – open mic night Thebarton Theatre – PJ Harvey (UK)

FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY

Aussie Inn Hotel (Hackham) – live music (from 7pm) Brew Boys (Regency Pk) – Open Mic from 5pm British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free entry live music from 6pm with Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live music from 7pm CASAblabla – live funk and soul band from 11pm with free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music Dog & Duck – Chunky Dip and Holly J (9pm) Duck Inn – live music at 7pm Duke Of York – Roc Tha Block hip hop from 8pm Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Tympano, Rat Catcher and Heinous Crimes Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Enfield Hotel – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (6pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm

Gaslight Tavern – live bands from 8pm Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Lachy Doley Group (Sydney) and Double Wammy and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily – The Howling Fog and Black Coral with free entry from 9pm

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SUNDAY 5 FEBRUARY

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music (from 4-8pm) Hackney Hotel – Courtyard DDK Bar (Greenfields) – Lucky Sessions (7pm) Seven, The Satellites and DJ Orange Halfway Hotel – live music from Blossom Special 7pm Dog & Duck – The Dog Presents Harts Mill (Pt Adelaide) – Laneway from 7pm     Festival Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s with live bands and Djs Lounge from 7.30pm Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke Her Majesty’s Theatre – Amber (9pm) Joy Poulton Emu Hotel – The Unforgiven and Hotel Metro – from 9pm Pigsy & Pedro from 9pm with free Hotel Royal – Vinyl Fridays with DJ entry Delta and DJ Pero (5pm) Findon Hotel – live band from 9pm Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ (8pm) Gaslight Tavern – live bands North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 7.30pm Governor Hindmarsh – Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live Satisfaction (SOLD OUT) music from 8.30pm Grace Emily – The Janes with Payneham Tavern – live music free entry from 9pm and even from 7.30pm freer before that Prospect Memorial Gardens – Her Majesty’s Theatre – Amber Club5082 Twlight Concert: Jungle Joy Poulton at 3pm and 6pm City, Cherry Grind, Rat Ta’Mango Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G and 50 In The City from 8pm Publishers Hotel – After Hotel Metro – live Work live jazz from Want original bands from 5.30pm 9pm y o u Railway Hotel (Pt r gig Land Of Promise – Adelaide) – live music li live bands s t ed? from 5pm Mayfair Hotel: Raglan Hotel – Rooftop – DJ Cam Blokland from Nantale (8pm) 4.30pm gigguide@ New Dublin Hotel Ramsgate Hotel – DJ b s id e (Glenelg) – Krazy m a g azine. Scotty B, Manov and Katz from 8pm Bollocks (9pm) com.au Nexus – Circle Of Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Rhythm Jaki J Palmer Hotel – open mic from Semaphore Workers Club – live 2pm blues from 8pm Para Hills Community Club – live Slug ‘N’ Lettuce – resident DJ Jay band from 8pm Bangers Pink Moon Saloon – live music State Library Of SA (Courtyard) from 5pm – AMC Sessions: Women in Music PJ O’Briens – live band from with Laura Hill from 10pm with free 10.30pm entry Pretoria Hotel (Mannum) – DJ Tarntanyangga (Victoria Sq) – from 9pm Music In The Square from 5.30pm Producers Bar – Churches Of The Coffee Pot – Rad ‘N’ 80s Steel, Melbourne’s Black Majesty, The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic Alarum, Electrik Dynamite, Eyefear, music from 5-8pm Mason and Espionagee alongside Three Brothers Arms Sydney’s Darker Hall and Murder (Macclesfield) – live music World, Brisbane’s Deraign and WA’s Warradale Hotel – live music from Death Dependent as well as local 8.30pm acts Mammoth, Hidden Intent, Wheatsheaf Hotel – Roddy Raven Black Night, Electric Funeral, Gordon band and Sympathy Shadow Realm, Skyhammer and Orchestra (acoustic) with free Lucifer’s Fall entry from 9pm Ramsgate Hotel – DJ (10pm) Woodville Hotel – live acoustic Regency Tavern – acoustic music music (free entry from 6pm) from 1-4pm and Zkye & The Guyz Yankalilla Hotel – live music from from 8.30pm 7.30pm Rocket Bar – Fortunes (Melbourne) from 9pm SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jabel Belgian Beer Cafe – Chris Union Hotel – Reggae On from Vanderhaak (5pm) 8pm Blue Gums Hotel – DJ Mitch (8pm) Victoria Hotel – live band from Brick City Bar – Spoken Word SA’s 9.30pm Summer Slam final heat Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – Rob CASAblabla – live soul band from Scott midnight with free entry prior to Waterloo Station Hotel – karaoke 10pm from 8pm Clovercrest Hotel – live band from Wheatsheaf Hotel – Spiral 7.30pm Dance with $10 tickets at the Crown & Anchor – My Disco door Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Yankalilla Hotel – live music from Live Duo (9pm) 9pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live

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Bacchus Bar – Bachata By The Beach (3pm) Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rubdown Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from Heavy Load from 4-9pm Duck Inn – duck in for some live music from 3pm Duke Of York – free entry Sunday Beer Garden Sessions from 2pm until 10pm and Infinity Sundays with DJs from 4pm with $5 entry Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Black Sabbath: free entry acoustic blues from 2pm Gilbert Street Hotel – acoustic blues (2pm) Glenelg Football Club – live music (4pm)

Governor Hindmarsh – Hot Potato Band, Local Revolution and Conchilla Grace Emily – Soursob Bob and J-wah! from 5pm with cold beers from 4pm Hotel Metro – eclectic DJ from 4pm Leconfield Wines (McLaren Vale) A Day On The Green: Simple Minds (Scotland), The B-52’s (US), Models and Machinations Lord Exmouth Hotel – Inferno from 4pm Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub – live music from 2pm Mile End Hotel – live music from 3pm Mint 2 (Glenelg) – Jamie Kuijpers Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon – 2pm North Adelaide Hotel – Vogue Duo Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music by Melanie Sander from 5pm Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm Overway Hotel – live music from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 4pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfiled) – Trev Warner & Bluegrass Junction from 2pm Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Melody Moko and The Wayward Henrys (Newcastle) with free entry from 4pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)

MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY

Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions

Governor Hindmarsh – Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm) Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm Thebarton Theatre – Puscifier (US) Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA Sessions: Myele Manzanza (NZ) and Ross McHenry

TUESDAY 7 FEBRUARY

CASAblabla – DJ Bertie spinning jazz, soul and funk from 7-10pm Crown & Sceptre – Matt Vecchio (VEX on The Decks)

Fowler’s Live – Periphery (US) Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge blues jam with special


guests (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders (free entry from 7pm) Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: American Appalachian Folk Sessions from 7pm Grace Emily – Pub Bingo with eyes down from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Tuesday from 8pm in front bar Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm) Port Dock – open mic evening Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam Torrens Arms Hotel – DJ Ryley (8pm)

WEDNESDAY 8 FEBRUARY

Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Bring Me The Horizon (US) Austral Hotel – hip hop and R&B DJ from 9.30pm Brecknock Hotel – Open Mic Night CASAblabla – Salsa Colonel Light – Open Mic Night Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Thomas Williams (7pm) Crown & Sceptre – Brazuca Brazilian Party with $5 entry Duke Of York – Stand-Up Comedy with host Lori Bell

Gaslight Tavern – World Series Songwriters Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – cold Coopers from 4pm until close Hotel Metro – live original music from 9pm Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Night La Boheme – The New Cabal (free entry from 9.15pm) Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free entry from 8.30pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon-2pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted by Elder Conservatorium Of Music with free entry from 7.30pm Raglans – Cam Blokland Band Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night Supermild – DJ Craig Flanigan The Highway – Open Mic Night Thebarton Theatre – B*Witched (Ireland), Atomic Kitten (UK), Club 6 and East 17 Union Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge (8pm) Zion Arts Café (Aldinga) – Open Mic Night

THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY

Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – Band Tribute from 7pm until late with free entry Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-A-Long Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Coopers Ale House Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry

Gaslight Tavern – The Swap Team Jam (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 7pm with free entry Governor Hindmarsh –Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with host Billy Bob with free entry Grace Emily – Pooky (France) and Blackie Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Jack Ruby – The Late Show with the Jack Ruby House Band

La Boheme – Mike Bevan Brazilian Trio (free entry from 9pm) Lion Hotel – Bloky’s Boys (free entry from 8pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon to 2pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live jam from 7.30pm Royal Family Hotel (Pt Elliot) – open mic night Southwark Hotel (Thebarton) – Open Mic from 7pm Thebarton Theatre – Icehouse (Sydney)

Wheatsheaf Hotel – SCALA: Marakesh Expresso and Vagaband with tickets at the door

FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY

Adelaide Entertainment Centre – The Hollies (UK) Blue Gums Hotel – live music from 5pm Boomers Café (Glenelg) – Friday Funk from 7pm with free entry British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free entry live music from 6pm with Ben Ford-Davies Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live music from 7pm CASAblabla – live band from 11pm with free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Anchor – D.R.I. (Texas), Wolfpack (Melbourne), Cosmic Kahuna, Alkira and Thrashboard Crown & Sceptre – YOYO with DJ Tr!p  Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Cam’s Karaoke (7-11pm) Duke Of York – Roc Tha Block hip hop from 8pm Edinburgh Castle – Mosquito Coast (WA), MEZKO and The Winter Gypsy Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm

Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Bliss N Eso and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily Hotel – Little Captain, The Oh Balters and Adie Haines from 9pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Jive – Spoken Word SA’s Summer Slam grand final Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from Joe Ahern from 8.30pm Payneham Tavern – live acoustic music from 7.30pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 5pm Rosemont Hotel (Hindley St) – The Australian Green Day Show from 9pm with $10 entry Salisbury Hotel – KISS Alive II with free entry from 9pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 8pm with $10 entry State Library Of SA (Courtyard) – AMC Sessions: Women in Music with Loren Kate and free entry from 1pm The Coffee Pot – Rad ‘N’ 80s The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm Thebarton Theatre – Opeth (Sweden) Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – Rob

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Wheatsheaf Hotel – Goldstein & Simon Basey (The Timbers) with free entry from 9pm Woodville Hotel – live music Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm

SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY

Benjamin On Franklin – Summer House Music Volume One from 8pm with DJ Jason Lee & DJ gMotion CASAblabla – soul and funk band Nuvo from midnight with free entry prior to 10pm Crown & Anchor – Drunk Mums and The Pinheads Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse featuring Mosquito Coast (WA), MEZKO and The Winter Gypsy

Gaslight Tavern – live bands Glenelg Beach – The Cat Empire (Vic), Xavier Rudd, Harts, Ocean Alley and Sahara Beck Governor Hindmarsh – Ziggy Alberts and Front Bar: live variety music and magic with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Hana & JessieLee, The Timbers and Harvey Lee Parke with free entry from 9pm Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – original live bands from 9pm Jive – Gosh! Indie DJ night from 11.30pm Land Of Promise – live bands Little Pub (Hindley St) – Jamie Kuijpers from 5-8pm North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 8pm Old Spot Hotel – Sweet Bad Lizzy and Sweet Anarchy Slug N Lettuce – McKenzie! from 9pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Lily & The Drum and James Hickey with free entry from 9pm

SUNDAY 12 FEBRUARY

Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Duke Of York – free entry Sunday Beer Garden Sessions from 2pm until 10pm and Infinity Sundays with DJs from 4pm with $5 entry Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Black Sabbath: free entry acoustic blues from 2pm

Fowler’s Live – As It Is (UK), Undercast and Between You & Me Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 2pm Governor Hindmarsh – Blackalicious (US) Grace Emily – Carus Thompson (WA) and Nathan Gaunt matinee and cold beers from 4pm Largs Pier Hotel – Jamie Kuijpers from 2.30pm Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon – 2pm Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music from 5pm North Adelaide Hotel – Vogue Duo Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm with $10 entry Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4-7pm Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – live music from 4pm Waterside Workers Hall (Pt Adelaide) – Around The Campfire:

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Electric Fields and Darlow (WA) from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel – Yellow Blues Bus from 4pm with free entry Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)

MONDAY 13 FEBRUARY

Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions

Governor Hindmarsh – Balcony Bar: Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm The Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm) Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA Sessions: from 8pm with tickets at the door

TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY

CASAblabla – DJ spinning jazz, soul, funk and more Crown & Sceptre – Vex On The Decks Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Comedy with $5 entry

Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge Blues Jam with special guests Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders (free entry from 7pm) Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: American Appalachian Folk Sessions from 7pm Grace Emily – Grace Emily Pub Bingo Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Tuesday from 8pm Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam The Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm)

WEDNESDAY 15 FEBRUARY

Austral Hotel – hip hop and R&B DJ from 9.30pm Brecknock Hotel – Open Mic Night CASAblabla – Salsa Night Colonel Light – Open Mic Night Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Thomas Williams from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – Brazuca Brazilian Party with live band, DJs and $5 entry Duke Of York – Stand-Up Comedy with host Lori Bell

Gaslight Tavern – World Series Songwriters Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Underøath (US) and sleepmakeswaves and Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – Sitara Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Night La Boheme – The New Cabal (free entry from 9.15pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon-2pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted by Elder Conservatorium Of Music with free entry from 7.30pm Raglans – Cam Blokland Band Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night The Highway – Open Mic Night The Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free entry from 8.30pm) Zion Arts Café (Aldinga) – Open Mic Night

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SPLIT (M) **1/2 LIVE BY NIGHT (MA) ***

Ben Affleck’s first feature film as director was an adaptation of a Dennis Lehane novel (Gone Baby Gone back in 2007 and starring his brother Casey), and now this, his fourth, is based upon another Lehane work (the second in a series following Joe Coughlin, and that actually might be a bit of a spoiler, as knowing it means that you can be pretty sure that the character survives this one). It’s a handsomelooking, strongly-played and often impressively violent epic, and yet, in the end, it somehow falls short of being a modern classic. During the Prohibition era we meet Ben’s Bostonian Great War veteran Joe, a shonky sort and bank robber with a disapproving police captain Dad (Brendan Gleeson as Thomas and playing up his Irish accent) and a notso-secret girlfriend named Emma (Sienna Miller), who’s also the partner of muchfeared gangster Albert White (English actor Robert Glenister playing up the nastiness with glee). When convoluted circumstances lead Joe to prison and then the employ of another

major crim kingpin (Remo Girone as Maso Pescatore), he’s assigned to take a gig in Tampa, Florida, setting up a gigantic casino and bootlegging booze with underhand help from piously religious police chief Figgis (Chris Cooper), whose aspiring actress daughter Loretta (Elle Fanning) is set to play an important part in the saga. Joe also falls for Graciela (Zoe Saldana, who’s not Avatar blue or Guardians Of The Galaxy green here), runs afoul of the KKK (cue lots of casually racist talk) and winds up attempting to convince us that he’s a sympathetic, principled and decent guy, which is really a bit of a stretch given his tendency to shoot up all and sundry with the nearest tommy-gun. And yet Ben is nevertheless good here, and shows a deft hand at staging bloody gunplay (especially in several showy montages vaguely influenced by Martin Scorsese and his Goodfellas, perhaps) and coaxing pleasing work from a name cast (Brendan, Zoe, Chris and Elle are particularly fine), although it all winds up just missing the mark… much like Ben himself (ouch!).

Mad Dog Bradley

Psychodramas and horror flicks would have you believe that multiple personality disorder (the more PC term is DID, or dissociative identity disorder) is extremely common, exciting and scary, and yet in actuality it’s very, very rare and not particularly cinematic, even if writer, director, producer and bitplayer (of course) M Night Shyamalan thinks otherwise. A trio of Philadelphian teens, namely emo-ish Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy from The Witch), birthday girl Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula), leave a party and are somewhat improbably abducted by an uptight-looking guy played by a bespectacled James McAvoy (a long way from his X-Men niceness). Locked up in a windowless room, the three at first think that more than one villain is behind their kidnapping, and yet naturally it‘s revealed that ‘Dennis’ is just one of a series of 23 personalities within the one guy, and therefore McAvoy has the actor-ish opportunity to play about 10 or so of them. And they include: campy, arty Barry; a dim 9 year old named Hedwig; and even (spoilers?) Patricia, a prim lady who freaks out when sandwiches aren’t sliced properly (and reminds

us that McAvoy looked great in drag in the filming of Irvine Welsh’s Filth too). If you can get over the little fact that the svelte James could easily be overpowered by three strapping and frightened teenagers then you’ll also probably swallow the whopper notion that the girls (and the star’s other ‘selves’) are worried as their captor is supposedly just about ready to manifest a would-be-terrifying 24th personality, and that his psychiatrist Dr Karen Fletcher (Betty Buckley, also in MNS’ The Happening and the original Carrie too) has a wacky idea that DID people are the next stage of human development, or something (like the X-Men, perhaps?). And, um, we wouldn’t be building to one of those boffo Shyamalan twists… would we? Although McAvoy is obviously strong (albeit in a ludicrous role/roles), there’s so much here that’s simply wrong, and the last 30 seconds have already proven hugely controversial, as many audiences don’t understand the final nutty revelation. And that trick isn’t going to be given away here, especially as genre fans are such an easily breakable bunch… get it???

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TUESDAY 7 FEBRUARY Periphery (US) FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY Miss Ink (Final Heat)

As It

SUNDAY 12 FEBRUARY Is (UK), Undercast and Between

You & Me

FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY

Trophy Eyes

SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY

Thrash, Blast & Grind Fest: King Parrot, Revocation, Hidden Intent and more SATURDAY 4 MARCH Masketta Fall (Melbourne) THURSDAY 9 MARCH – SUNDAY 12 MARCH Luke Heggie (from 7pm) Nick Cody (from 8.15pm) Rhys Nicolson (from 9.30pm) SATURDAY 11 MARCH – SUNDAY 12 MARCH Breakout Comedy (from 4.45pm) FRIDAY 24 MARCH

Balance & Composure (US) SATURDAY 25 MARCH

MC Kerser

SATURDAY 1 APRIL

Fortay, Monsta G, Drae Cliche’, Mitchos Da Menace and so many more THURSDAY 6 APRIL Windhand (US) and Cough (US) FRIDAY 7 APRIL

The Mountain Goats (US) SATURDAY 8 APRIL

Heavy SA 2017: Se Bon Ki Ra, Iron Worzel, Ice On Mercury, A ghost Orchestra and so many, many more The Devil Wears

TUESDAY 11 APRIL Prada (US) and Being

As An Ocean

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FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY

FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY

Lachy Doley Group (Sydney) and Double Wammy! at Governor Hindmarsh Laneway Festival: Tame Impala, Camp Cope, Luca Brasi, Julia Jacklin, Jagwar Ma and so many more at Harts Mill (Pt Adelaide)

SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY

Churches Of Steel: Melbourne’s Black Majesty, Alarum, Electrik Dynamite, Eyefear, Mason and Espionagee alongside Sydney’s Darker Hall and Murder World, Brisbane’s Deraign and WA’s Death Dependent as well as local acts Mammoth, Hidden Intent, Raven Black Night, Electric Funeral, Shadow Realm, Skyhammer and Lucifer’s Fall at Producer’s Bar My Disco (Melbourne) at Crown & Anchor Circle Of Rhythm (Australia) at Nexus

(Melbourne), Cosmic Kahuna, Alkira and Thrashboard at Crown & Anchor Bliss N Eso (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh The Hollies (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre

SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY

The Cat Empire (Vic), Xavier Rudd, Harts, Ocean Alley and Sahara Beck at Glenelg Beach Mosquito Coast (WA), MEZKO and The Winter Gypsy at Edinburgh Castle Hotel Ziggy Alberts (Byron Bay) at Governor Hindmarsh

PERIPHERY

MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY

COMA: Myele Manzanza (NZ) and Ross McHenry at Wheatsheaf Hotel

TUESDAY 7 FEBRUARY

Periphery (US) at Fowler’s Live

WEDNESDAY 8 FEBRUARY

B*Witched (Ireland), Atomic Kitten (UK), Club 6 and East 17 at Thebarton Theatre Bring Me The Horizon (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre

THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY

Pooky (France) and Blackie (Sydney) at Grace Emily Icehouse (Sydney) at Thebarton Theatre Suzi Quatro (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre James Taylor (US), Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers at Botanic Pk

FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY

Opeth (Sweden) at Thebarton Theatre D.R.I. (Texas), Wolfpack 18

SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY

Guns N’ Roses (US) at Adelaide Oval Katy Steele (Perth) at Crown & Anchor Rick Price (Sydney) at German Club

SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY

Explosions In The Sky (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Thrash, Blast & Grind Fest: King Parrot, Revocation, Hidden Intent and more at Fowler’s Live

TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY

Yellowcard (US) and Like Torches at Governor Hindmarsh

SUNDAY 5 FEBRUARY

A Day On The Green: Simple Minds (Scotland), The B-52’s (US), Models and Machinations at Leconfield Wines (McLaren Vale) Hot Potato Band, Local Revolution and Conchilla at Governor Hindmarsh Melody Moko and The Wayward Henrys (Newcastle) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

Craig Shaw (UK) & Salvy & The Hired Help at Gaslight Tavern David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed featuring Tim Rogers, iOTA. Deborah Conway, Adalita and Steve Kilbey with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at Festival Theatre The Hunted Crows (Melbourne) at Edinburgh Castle Camp Cope (Melbourne) at Grace Emily (SOLD OUT) Zeahorse (Melbourne) at Crown & Anchor Trophy Eyes (Newcastle) at Fowler’s Live Rick Price (Sydney) at Fleurieu Function Centre

Six-piece progressive metal juggernaut Periphery are returning to Australia

Tuesday 7 February

@ Fowlers Live SUNDAY 12 FEBRUARY

Carus Thompson (Melbourne) and Nathan Gaunt at Grace Emily (matinee) Blackalicious (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Around The Campfire: Darlow (WA) and Electric Fields – Waterside Workers Hall As It Is (US), Undercast and Between You & Me at Fowler’s Live

WEDNESDAY 15 FEBRUARY

Underøath (US) and sleepmakeswaves at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY

David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed featuring Tim Rogers, iOTA. Deborah Conway, Adalita and Steve Kilbey with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at Festival Theatre Descendents (US) and Clowns (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Mothers Cake (Austria), Alithia, Tony Font Show and Overview Effect at Enigma Bar

FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY

Amanda Palmer (US) at Her Majesty’s Theatre I Spit On Your Gravy (Melbourne) at Gaslight Tavern Kat O & The Collectables (Melbourne), Mon Cherie and The Vanity Fair at Enigma Bar

SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY

Amanda Palmer (US) at Her Majesty’s Theatre Tripfest: Fierce Mild (Melbourne), Velvet Moth, St Morris Sinners and iiah at Governor Hindmarsh

MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY

Atmosphere (US) and Brother Ali (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH

Animals As Leaders (US), Plini (Sydney) and Nick Johnson (Canada) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 3 MARCH

Urthboy (Melbourne), Joyride and Alice Ivy at Governor Hindmarsh The Young Folk (Ireland) at Trinity Sessions

SATURDAY 4 MARCH

Asta (Hobart) at Fat Controller Ceres (Melbourne) and Jess Locke at Crown & Anchor

SATURDAY 4 MARCH

Hunters & Collectors

(Melbourne) and Baby Animals at Clipsal 500 Twelve Foot Ninja (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Masketta Fall (Melbourne) at Fowler’s Live Jo Quail (UK) at Trinity Sessions

SUNDAY 5 MARCH

The Blues Brothers Revue (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

TUESDAY 7 MARCH

Teagan & Sara (Canada) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH

Blood, Sweat & Tears (US) at Governor Hindmarsh The Jerry Cans (Canada) at Grace Emily Roo Panes (UK) at Trinity Sessions H20 (US) at Adelaide Uni Bar

THURSDAY 9 MARCH

Midge Ure & India Electric Company (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh The Jerry Cans (Canada) at Grace Emily Luke Heggie (from 7pm), Nick Cody (from 8.15pm) and Rhys Nicolson (from 9.30pm) at Fowler’s Live

FRIDAY 10 MARCH

WOMADelaide at Botanic Park Luke Heggie (from 7pm), Nick Cody (from 8.15pm) and Rhys Nicolson (from 9.30pm) at Fowler’s Live

SATURDAY MARCH 11

WOMADelaide at Botanic Park Luke Heggie (from 7pm), Nick Cody (from 8.15pm) and Rhys Nicolson (from 9.30pm) at Fowler’s Live Dead Letter Circus (Brisbane) at Adelaide Uni Bar

SUNDAY 12 MARCH

WOMADelaide at Botanic Park Luke Heggie (from 7pm), Nick Cody (from 8.15pm) and Rhys Nicolson (from 9.30pm) at Fowler’s Live Dune Rats (Brisbane), Skegss and The Gooch Palms at Governor Hindmarsh

MONDAY 13 MARCH

WOMADelaide at Botanic Park Adele (UK) at Adelaide Oval Dune Rats (Brisbane), Skegss and The Gooch Palms at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH

Don Henley (US) and Jewel (Alaska) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Things Of Stone & Wood (Melbourne) at Garden Of Unearthly Delights Hang Massive (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 17 MARCH

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February Friday 3rd Troy Loakes

March Friday 3rd Daniel Petruzzeli

Friday 10th Ben Davies

Friday 10th Ben Davies

Friday 17th Robin George

Friday 17th TBA

Saturday 18th Open Mic Night Friday 27th Ben Davies

Saturday 18th Open Mic Night Friday 24th Ben Davies Friday 31st Robin George

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CARUS THOMPSON It’s been a while between drinks for WA’s Carus Thompson – his last release was a double live album – but he’s now back with a brand new offering, Island, and a tour that will kick off in Adelaide with his band at a Sunday afternoon, family-friendly matinee show that will also have Nathan Gaunt as special guest. By Robert Dunstan It’s been five years since the release of Carus’ last studio album, the Greg Arnoldproduced Caravan, but the musician says there are reasons for that.

the house we were living in in Melbourne and, at night, I’d head out there with a glass of red and the songs just started coming. And pretty soon I found there was a kind of thread.

“I’d been listening to a lot of Springsteen and just wanted “Well, since then I’ve had two to write some songs using kids so all that kinda puts a simple, everyday stories bit a stop to everything,” he but one that had an epic laughs. “And Caravan was theme,” Carus also the third record in reveals. “I wanted a row that I’d done to write storywith Greg [Arnold “It was the songs and of Things Of Stone first time I’d that’s what & Wood] and I focussed the third album ever seen him on and I’d sent over to and I didn’t realise because I’d Nashville to get been touring mixed. what an incredible Europe so performer he often, I just “So it was the end wanted to of a cycle – a decade is.” settle back here of hard-core touring and also try and throughout Australia write songs about and Europe – so I really felt what was going on here.” I’d reached a certain point,” Carus continues. “I always Carus, who is confident that felt that you wrote a record, his followers have remained then you recorded it and faithful and knows that he then toured it to death and has a strong following in then took a bit of a break Europe, ventured along to to recharge and write new see Springsteen in concert songs. recently over in Perth. “But because I was so busy “That was pretty amazing,” with the children, I didn’t he enthuses. “It was the write for quite a while,” he first time I’d ever seen him says. “But then we built a and I didn’t realise what an granny flat out the back of

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incredible performer he is. Watching him, I could understand that’s kinda what I’d always been trying to achieve with my own shows – not that I’m ever going to be playing huge stadiums. So it was a real lesson. There’s an emotional and intellectual side to what Springsteen does but it’s also very entertaining as well. He knows how to get a place rockin’.” “Bruce totally understands that it’s all about the moment,” Carus suggests. “It’s in the now and all about that moment which is the way a live show should be.” Island was produced by Joel Quatermain of Eskimo Joe. “I went to school with Joel so I’ve known him since I was about 14,” Carus says. “And when I spoke to Greg [Arnold] about working with Joel he said, ‘Just do it. It’s an important step’. And I think Joel is going to become one of the big-name producers over the next few years. I probably won’t be able to afford him next time. “He’s just got it going on and he’s really easy to work with,” he continues. “That’s not to say we didn’t have disagreements about some stuff, but you need that when you are making a record.” Joel also gets a couple of cowrites on the album. “They were songs I took along to record that I thought were finished,” Carus admits with a laugh. “But Joel would say, ‘No, no, we need to cut this bit out or add this. We need to work on this part’. So I just let him go for it because I’m not so precious anymore that I feel I have to do it all myself. But there were other songs Joel felt were fine.

“And because Joel is a drummer, he has such an incredible sense of melody,” he adds. ”He knows pop melodies and hooks inside out having worked with Eskimo Joe. Their music is quite different to mine, of course, but you can’t say they didn’t write really good songs.” Double J have already picked up Lies from Island to play on daily rotation. “And that’s great and really exciting for me because I don’t usually get that kind of response from radio,” Carus confides. “Although I did have a bit of success early on with triple j because I had a song, Ain’t No Crime that was the opening song on a compilation they put out.” When I saw that Nathan Gaunt was to be special guest for this tour, I thought Carus may have enticed him out of hibernation as I had not seen his name for a good number of years. “No, no,” Carus, who will tour Europe again soon, laughs as we round up the conversation. “Nathan went over to the US where he’s done really well for himself. He got spotted somehow by Carole King and ended up touring with her and it all gone from that. And he also got known by someone who used to work with Jeff Buckley. So it’s great that he’s going to be doing these shows with me.” WA’s Carus Thompson will have his band with him when he steps into the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, for a matinee performance on Sunday 12 February to launch his new album, Island, with Nathan Gaunt as special guest.

CARUS THOMPSON Where When Tickets

Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St Sunday 12 February


an album that didn’t treat the listener as someone who could only listen to a three-minute pop song. It was a challenge to sit and listen to the entire musical experience. “And it’s a fantastic piece of music and incredibly wellwritten by a guy who was only 17-years-old at the time,” Daniel adds. “That’s just amazing.” When musicians Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth elected to pay homage Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells in the Blue Mountains to a few friends and family, little did they know the concept would be such as success they are now able to successfully tour it around the world as Tubular Bells For Two. By Robert Dunstan “Aiden and I were completely taken by surprise because it started out and an exercise for us to reconnect,” Daniel announces. “We grew up together but had moved apart so when we found each other again, one of our favourite pastimes was getting together and listening to vinyl with a couple of glasses of wine. “And one night, during winter with a big fire going, Tubular Bells was one of those vinyl albums we were listening to,” he continues. “We just happened to put it on and we then thought it would be a good album to do with just two guitars. That was all we wanted to do with it. So we started mucking around with it and then thought, ‘Why don’t we learn the whole thing and then put it on at our local café’.

Tubular Bells certainly wasn’t a party album but more one that was best experienced alone in a meditative state.

“It’s funny you should say that because, at the beginning, I go into a very meditative state,” successful it’s been. Daneil says. “It We’ve been very slowly evolves “In the grateful and over that humbled by it” beginning some 10-minute or so thought it might be The opening musician a parody because we motif, so thinks that used were doing it at Fringe Ithat success has come Festivals, our aim has to get about due within always been to present the to many having fond the music of Tubular moment. memories Bells in the truest “And I of the original album. way we can.” need to do that because “We didn’t realise performing this what an important album piece is incredibly stressful,” Tubular Bells was to many he adds with a laugh. “The people,” Daniel says. ‘We music is quite mellow but I knew it was considered to be an iconic album but we didn’t often find myself thinking, ‘Shit, I have to race over to

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this time we’ll be performing the show in a proper theatre {Dunstan Playhouse]. Last time we were there, as good as it was, we were in a tiny little venue that was very cramped. I mean, it was great and the atmosphere was fantastic but it was a bit uncomfortable on those wooden planks.

“So we can’t wait to do the show in Adelaide in a theatre because it works best in a proper theatre with great sound,” he adds. “So we’ll be able to give people that this time.” Mike Oldfield has also become aware of the concept. “We’ve talked to him a few times over Skype and he’s given us his blessing and been very supportive,” Daniel says. “So that’s been great because he’s told us to keep doing it and he’ll reap the royalties. “And while in the beginning some thought it might be a parody because we were doing it at Fringe Festivals, our aim has always been to present the music of Tubular Bells in the truest way we can.” Tubular Bells For Two, a recreation of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, will return for Adelaide Fringe and will be performed at Dunstan

“But one thing led to another and we had the crazy idea of when, at the end of side one of the album, a procession of instruments is announced and we thought, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to include those instruments as well?’ We could announce them and then run around the stage and play them to try and make it sound like the original album. “And a friend ran a theatre restaurant in Katoomba so we approached him about the crazy idea and thought we’d get around 30 people,” Daniel says. “So we booked a night and it was going to be the one and only time we did it, but it sold out.” Since then, of course, the show has taken off.

realise it was such a personal one for so many people. Over the years, we have heard so many stories and, remarkably, they are all very similar. Somehow, in some way, Tubular Bells, helped people grow and gain a better understanding of themselves.

“We got asked to play again and again and then we toured it all around Australia and we’ve also taken it all over the world,” Daniel says. “We just can’t believe how

“And I wonder if that’s because it’s an instrumetal album that was thrown into the world of pop and rock music but gave people time for contemplation. It was

the other side of the stage to play that instrument next. I wonder if I’ll make it’. So the opening is the way to keep yourself calm and relaxed so that you can give the rest of the performance full justice.”

Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, from 8pm on Friday 17 February and Saturday 18 February with a 2pm matinee on Saturday and bookings via BASS.

When last in town in 2015, Tubular Bells For Two picked up a Fringe award for Best Music.

TUBULAR BELLS FOR TWO

“Yeah, so we can’t wait to come back,” Daniel says. “And

Where

Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre

When

Fri 17 & Sat 18 February

Tickets

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Sunday 19 March with tickets via <adelaidefringe. com.au>.

Continued RONNIE TAHENY

SURF’S UP

Chica Chica Electrica, Surfer Rosa, Ca$h and AP D’Antonio are set to hit Colonel Light Hotel, 141 Currie St, from 7pm on Friday 10 February for a colourful, all-ages affair with tickets at the door for an easy $10.

when she launches her seventh album, After The Haar, at Trinity Sessions, Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, from 3pm on Sunday 5 February with tickets and CDs at the door.

BLACK CORAL

Singer, songwriter and pianist Ronnie Taheny will present her annual show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 4 February with tickets selling fast via the venue or OzTix.

SALVI’S MUSICAL SWAP MEET

Steve Salvi, of Salvi’s Fine Guitars, has organised another SwapMeet on the afternoon of Saturday 4 February at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, at which people are invited to bring along unwanted musical gear of any kind and make a swap.

SOURSOB BOB

Soursob Bob has elected to undertake yet another free entry solo show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, from 5pm on Sunday 5 February and to make it an absolute superb afternoon of entertainment has also taken upon himself to ask J-wah! to join him.

ADAM PAGE

FORGOTTEN FOLLIES

Proudly sponsored by Maughan Thiem Port Adelaide and Unitcare Services, Forgotten Follies’ cabaret cruise is three evenings of immersive cabaret featuring The Ben Martin Trio, burlesque dancers including Sydney’s Sheena Miss Demeanour, crooners and more and will be happening on board Port Princess Dolphin Cruise which will leave from Fisherman’s Wharf, Commercial Rd, Pt Adelaide, from 7.30pm sharp on Saturday 4 February, Saturday 4 March and Saturday 1 April with a licensed bar and food available and tickets via <forgottenfollies.com>.

THE SUPERJESUS

Sarah McLeod and Stuart Rudd of The Superjesus are set to be inducted into the SA Music Hall Of Fame and will also be performing a short acoustic set on Friday 3 March from 7.30pm on the steps of State Library Of SA, North Tce, with tickets on sale now via <trybooking. com>.

MELODY MOKO

LITTLE CAPTAIN

Little Captain will be making their debut as a full band when they do a free entry gig with Adie Haines and The Oh Balters at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, on Friday 10 February from around 9pm.

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Alternative rock band Black Coral are in the midst of recording, but will be takin’ a break to play the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, on Friday 3 February from 9pm as a free entry musical affair with The Howling Fog who have also been spending time in the studio laying down some of their stoner, drone meanderings.

HEAVY SA 2017

There’s to be a heavy metal festival, Heavy SA 2017, at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, from high noon on Saturday 8 April that will boast a host of local metal bands including Se Bon Ki Ra, Iron Worzel, Ice On Mercury, A Ghost Orchestra and so many, many more with $12 tickets via Moshtix and the bands or $15 at the door. CHURCHESOFSTEELFEST

Alternative country singer Melody Moko will be presenting a sneaky launch of her new EP and an album preview at a free entry affair at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 5 February and has invited Newcastle’s The Wayward Henrys to join her.

PLANB

PlanB have new a single, Wynton Marsalis, and will be playing the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 8pm on Saturday 4 February.

THE PORT ROCKS

The Port Rocks will return on Sunday 26 February as

ADELAIDE’S TRUE HEAVY METAL FESTIVAL

THE LOW ROADS

The Low Roads will be joined by Dirty Frank and Sean Kemp when they do a free entry show from 9pm on Saturday 11 February at Crown & Sceptre Hotel, 308 King William St.

CATHERINE FRASER

Multi-instrumentalist Adam Page has announced two Adelaide Fringe shows, the family-friendly Like It Or Loop It, at Royal Croquet Club’s Ukiyo from 2pm on Saturday 11 March and 2pm on Saturday 18 March with tickets via <adelaidefringe. com.au/fringetix/like-itor-loop-it>. Adam will also be presenting his brand new show, YouTunes, at Royal Croquet Club’s Ukiyo from Sunday 5 March until

SAT FEB 4.2017-PRODUCERS BAR-235 GRENFELL ST ADELAIDE Scottish-style fiddle player Catherine Fraser will be joined by Sam Leske, Julian Ferraretto, Rachel Johnston, Hugh Gordon, Allye Sinclair, James Stewart Rattray and more

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BSide Magazine Issue #80. Featuring: SIRQUS ALFON ALSO INSIDE: Carus Thompson, Underøath, Tubular Bells For Two, Elixir. Plus BOB’s BITS,...

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