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ALSO INSIDE: The Port Rocks, Red Light Riot, Susan Lily, (Wasted) Wanderers, The Thrash Blast Grind Festival, Adam Page, Sun Rising, The Magnets, James Taylor live review, Cinephile, Gig Guide, Tour Guide and so much more…
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from 4pm on Sunday 19 February.
THE PORT ROCKS
The Port Rocks will return on Sunday 26 February as part of Adelaide Fringe with Emily Davis, Alana Jagt and Sascha March undertaking a ticketed event at Waterside Workers Hall, 11 Nile St, Pt Adelaide, and rockin’ free entry shindigs happening at The British Hotel, Commercial Hotel, Lighthouse Wharf Hotel, The Railway Hotel, Dockside Tavern and Port Dock Brewery.
Jungle City will be releasing their Sexwitch single with help from Somnium and Dirty Pagans at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 25 February with tickets via Eventbrite.
Donnarumma are bringing back Grace: The Songs Of Jeff Buckely for Adelaide Fringe and will be presenting it at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide on Saturday 18 February and Saturday 18 March and at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 24 February and Sunday 19 March with tickets selling quickly to all shows via FringeTIX.
Hindmarsh, from 8pm on Saturday 4 March.
Following a successful concert earlier this year, Ronnie Taheney has just announced another show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Saturday 3 February of 2018. Yep, 2018. How’s that for organised?
Timberwolf is touring his Washed Out single and in his hometown of Adelaide will be doing so at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, from 8pm on Thursday 16 February with tickets selling rather quickly via OzTix and Naomi Keyte also on the bill to play a set as special guest.
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,
Fidel’s is new, alternative music and arts club situated at 66 Wattle Ave, Royal Pk, which happens from 4pm until 8pm on the second Sunday of each month with Sunday 26 February featuring The Reverend &
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Around The Traps
Feature: Djuki Mala
The Port Rocks
Gig Guide - Cont
Red Light Riot
Butterfly: When City Meets Country
Sun Rising: The Songs Tha Made Memphis
Around The Traps - Cont
Thrash, Blast and Grind
Heading To Town
Heading To Town - Cont
Live Review: James Taylor
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PlanB have new a single, Wynton Marsalis, and will be playing a free entry affair in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, 2
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Sunday 25 June with tickets via the venue or OzTix and with Birdman headlining in Adelaide.
59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 6 April with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS
Nashville Pussy have been invited by Brant Bjork of Kyuss and Fu Manchu fame to join him at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Tuesday 9 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
While touring around the country with the swamp fox, Tony Joe White (the Governor Hindmarsh on Tuesday 11 April), Abbie Cardwell has announced a solo show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 9 April.
American hardcore act The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are embarking on their 10th anniversary Don’t You Fake It tour and will be jumping into Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 13 May with special guests Young Lions and tickets via Moshtix.
RUSSELL MORRIS The UK’s Gemma Ray will be playing Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 21 April.
Chicago blues exponent Mud Morganfield, eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, will be in town on Friday 7 April to play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday April 7 with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
RED LIGHT RIOT
Melbourne rockers Red Light Riot will be joined by Electric Sex Pants, Pigasus and The Bechdel when they launch their Remains EP at Gaslight Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, SA, on Friday 3 March and by Angelik, Fear & Loathing and Startakit at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 4 March with $7 tickets at the door.
ARIA Award winner Russell Morris is heading to town with his band to play the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 6 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
SARAH CARROLL & THE LEFT WING
The cigar-totin’ Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing have announced a huge national tour. In South Australia, catch them at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, on Saturday 25 March with The Heggarties and on Sunday 26 March the band will be marching up to The Globe Hotel at Yongala for a Sunday session.
Fresh from touring with Underøath, instrumental rockers sleepmakeswaves are set to further promote their third album, Made Of Breath Only, when they play the Governor Hindmarsh, 4
Sydney’s Hellions are set to bring their hardcore punk to Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Friday 5 May with Endless Heights, The Brave and Introvert with tickets via Moshtix.
The hard rockin’ Electric Mary will be hittin’ the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 1 April armed with new album Alive In Hell Dorado with tickets via the venue and OzTix. One of UK’s hottest singer songwriters, Lewis Watson, is returning to Australian shores in support of his second album midnight and will be playing an all-ages show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Wednesday 21 June with tickets available soon via Moshtix.
Died Pretty and Radio Birdman are teaming up for a double headline national tour and will hit the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on
SMOKE STACK RHINO
Melbourne-based blues rockers Smoke Stack Rhino are heading to Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Friday 10 March to play alongside local bands Rat Ta’ Mango and Tympano.
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Inside because it’s just such the funniest show ever. “And, oh yes, Ivan Aristeguieta is a beautiful guy from Venezuela who now lives in Adelaide,” she adds. “He’s brilliant so I can also recommend his show, Juithy.”
The Garden Of Unearthly Delights is once again returning to Rundle Pk as part of Adelaide Fringe and, as in previous years, boasts some wonderful shows which will span everything from comedy through to music, cabaret, theatre and so much more housed in almost 20 venues. By Robert Dunstan BSide Magazine speaks to organiser Michelle Buxton of Buxton Walker and begins by mentioning when her company first came to town with The Famous Spielgeltent back in 2000 and which, from memory, had a white picket fence around it.
“I think they are all really fabulous,” she genuinely adds. Once again, The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ program is a very considered one with something for everybody. “I think so,” Michelle agrees. “And I’m really excited about the music program
“Yeah, yeah,” she laughs. “It was just the one tent in Rundle Pk and back then Adelaide Fringe was bi-annual so we didn’t come back until 2002. And by then we’d teamed up with Scott Maidment of Strut & Fret so we had two tents. “But that was when we thought, ‘Wow, this site could actually take a few more tents’, so The Garden Of Unearthly Delights was born for the next Adelaide Fringe. We changed our thinking completely and it’s grown organically since then to what it is now.” The idea has also spawned a few copy cats in recent times.
Since then they have toured the world and played WOMADelaide as well as making their debut in The Garden Of Unearthly Delights back in 2015. “But we could only get them here back then for about three shows,” Michelle points out. “So this time they are here for a twoweek season. And I just love them because they make me smile. They are so joyous.” And how does the program come together? Are artists curated or do they apply to perform? “It’s a bit of both,” Michelle says. “We get approached and others we specifically get onto because we’ve seen what they are doing and like it and think it would be a good fit for the Garden.
this year because as well as lots of old friends such as Vika & Linda and Leo Sayer, we’ve got lots of fresh new people such as Clairy Browne and Olympia.
“And then there’s Ash Grunwald who is “It has, yes,” “We want just the best and, Michelle to create an of course, The laughs. Black Sorrows, atmosphere where “But that’s also very people might suddenly Emma Pask, flattering as go, ‘Ah, what the hell, I’ll Kate Ceberano… The music list it shows we go and check out this just goes on were on the show [Dragapella!] by really. right track. But each of The Kinsey Sicks’.” “And, as usual, those copy there’s masses of cats, as you say, great comedy,” Michelle have something adds. different to offer which is a great thing. They each Michelle is especially looking have a different flair and a forward to seeing BSide different focus. Magazine front cover stars 6
Djuki Mala who hail from East Arnhem Land and came to fame in 2007 when their Zorba The Greek YouTube clip went viral.
“And, we actually have more people wanting to perform that what we can fit in,” she says. “But that’s a good thing.” Michelle then says Blanc De Blanc will be a show well worth considering. “It’s a show I’ve already seen and really loved,” she remarks. “Blanc De Blanc do circus cabaret very, very well. And I’m also dying to see what Limbo have in store for us this year with Limbo Unhinged. “I also have another couple of shows I’m really looking forward to checking out,” Michelle says. “Sammy J’s new show, Hero Complex, is going to be really brilliant. And I’d also recommend Asher Trekeaven’s Peter & Bambi Heaven: The Magic
Michelle is pleased to hear that last year I took a friend from Sydney to experience The Garden Of Unearthly Delights and he was most impressed with the carnivallike atmosphere. “That’s what we like to hear because that’s always been what we’ve been trying to create,” she responds. “We always want to create an exciting, vibrant atmosphere where everyone feels welcome. “And it’s an atmosphere that hopefully entices people to check out something different,” Michelle laughs. “We want to create an atmosphere where people might suddenly go, ‘Ah, what the hell, I’ll go and check out this show [Dragapella!] by The Kinsey Sicks’.” The Garden Of Unearthly Delights also caters for children on the weekends. “There’s quite a lot of shows for kids, especially during the day on weekend,” Michelle says. “But what I do suggest is that if people are taking kids in the afternoon, they perhaps stick around and take in one of the 6pm of 7pm music shows. “All the early shows are family-friendly, but, of course, as the night wears on they can get a big raunchier.” Michelle concludes by suggesting that Adelaide Fringe is the best of its kind in the world. “I’ve seen a lot of them and Adelaide Fringe, in my opinion, is the greatest,” she says. “For starters, it’s generally great weather. And you don’t always get that. As much as I love Edinburgh Fringe, it always seems to be raining for some reason.” The Garden Of Unearthly Delights runs at Rundle Pk as part of Adelaide Fringe from Thursday 16 February until Sunday 17 March. Visit https://www. gardenofunearthlydelights. com.au/ for all the information.
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with what you are doing, there can be a tendency to become a bit blasé about it. If I add an element of risk, it keeps me focussed as well as keeping myself and the audience on the edge of our seats. And audience really pick up on that and just with that situation alone, it adds an extra element to the spontaneity. “Every audience each night is going to have a different sound and that’s what will also make it really interesting for me as the performer,” he then suggests. Has any thought been given to recording each performance and then making it available to the audience who were involved?
ADAM PAGE As part of Adelaide Fringe at Royal Croquet Club’s Ukiyo, multi-talented Adelaide-based multi-instrumentalist Adam Page has announced two shows with one being a reprisal of the successful, family-friendly Like It Or Loop It and the other being a brand new offering, YouTunes. By Robert Dunstan
Adam’s new show, YouTunes, is going to be an interactive experience.
Adam, who will also be presenting Like It Or Loop “It’s called YouTunes, It as part of Stirling an obvious play Fringe in the “If you on ITunes and Adelaide Hills, YouTubes, says the idea are totally and what I’ve to have two comfortable with done with shows came my shows in what you are doing, from Royal past is to Croquet there can be a tendency the have heaps Club. to become a bit blasé and heaps of instruments “They’d about it. If I add an on stage,” he spoken to element of risk, says. “And, me about from there, also doing a it keeps me I build up the kids’ show as focussed…” music by looping Royal Croquet all those instruments. Club wanted to add more of that kind of thing “But then I thought that I’d – a series of family-friendly shows – to their program this like to include the audience more in what I was doing,” year which is awesome,” he says while casually munching Adam continues. “So, over the last year or so, I’ve on a healthy bowl of salad. been experimenting with sampling audiences as well ‘So I mentioned that I had as orchestras. Like It Or Loop It which I’ve done a bunch of times “I played with Adelaide around Australia and also Symphony Orchestra last over in New Zealand,” Adam continues. “It was also part of year and one of the pieces involved a lot of live sampling the Come Out Festival [now of the orchestra which I then known as dreamBIG Festival] triggered using drum pads,” in Adelaide a couple of years he reveals. “So YouTunes will ago. follow that path and a huge “So, yeah, it’s a lot of fun with percentage of the sounds I’ll be using in the show will be a lot of music and hopefully sounds I will be recording on some kind of subliminal the spot. message I can send out to the little tackers,” he adds “And it’ll be power in with a laugh. “I want to numbers so I won’t be picking make the point that music is on anybody but I will be very awesome and virtually asking the audience if there anyone can do it.” is someone who can whistle 8
really well. And there always is. So, I’ll grab that sound or I’ll ask the audience to make a clapping sound. “It’ll be very much an on the spot creation each night and bit of workshopping as well so that the audience understands what is going on,” Adam explains further. “And they will be part of the sounds I am making the improvisation from. “I will also have some of my own instruments but it will be a much more strippeddown artillery,” he then announces. “And I will also be asking the audience for emotional instructions as well so that I can build some kind of scenario. So there will be a lot of back and forth involvement throughout the whole ‘journey’ and what kind of ‘feeling’ is going to come out of the music that is being made. “But it’s going to be fun and hopefully it works,” Adam, who also operates recording studio Wizard Tone and has just released Promise, an album of Native American flute tunes on his Wizard Tone label, considers. It also sounds like there will be a fair element of danger with YouTunes. “Ah, most certainly,” Adam laughs. “Always, but, for me, I really like putting myself into that situation. If you are totally comfortable
“There has now,” Adam, laughs. “That’s an interesting idea. But no, I won’t be doing that. Basically one of the elements of the show is that I am using my computer with a keyboard attached so can’t really record anything as well. And the show, being part of Adelaide Fringe, will have a fast turnaround so there wouldn’t be enough time to set anything up before the next show on that night. “I also like that fact that if you are there in the audience, you will experience it,” he reasons. “And it’s not something that should be relived. It’s only there in that point of time only.” Multi-instrumentalist Adam Page has 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-it-or-loop-it>. He is also performing Like It Or Loop It as part of Stirling Fringe at The Pocket, Stirling Lawns, Coventry Library, from 3pm on Saturday 25 February and Saturday 4 March with more details at <stirlingfringe.com.au/ children-s-events-1>. Adam will also be presenting his brand new show, YouTunes, at Royal Croquet Club’s Ukiyo at 8pm from Sunday 5 March until Sunday 19 March with tickets via <adelaidefringe. com.au/fringetix/ youtunes>.
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THE MAGNETS’ CAN YOU FEEL IT? by Catherine Blanch Redefining the boundaries of a cappella music, UK six-piece vocal outfit The Magnets are returning to Adelaide for their fourth season, with a sensational new line-up – the absolute cream of their crop – to present to Fringe audiences some of the hottest vocal and beatboxing talent on both the international and London’s West End a cappella scene.
as performers, which is a return to what The Magnets was originally designed for – to have six guys on stage, having a good time. The standard of singing is much higher, as is that of the beatboxing which is now at another level altogether. Of course, Andy Frost was good, but Ball Zee (and Hobbit who sometimes performs with us) just wipes the floor with all before him. And he’s a genuinely lovely guy.
Legendary undefeated 3x UK “Our new bass man, Champion beatboxer and Duncan, we call Mr Six mouth music specialist Ball Pack,” Callum says. “He’s Zee knits the show together fit and muscled up so he with his incredible toolwill definitely get his top kit of vocal sound effects, off in the show. It’s quite rock-solid beats, and jawimpressive. He’s also a dropping, show-stopping gymnast so you might solo. Bass-hunk expect a few flips from Duncan Sandilands “It’s him as well. We provides the presented really want to keep rock solid vocal in a much more it child friendly, foundations we’re pretty and fully friendly way that but sure Catherine chested solo brings the audience Blanch would highs. quite like in and has them [laughs]! that Top voices keep coming Callum McIntosh, “This year’s show back.” Billy Boothroyd, contains so many Michael Conway and different things in the one Australia’s own Damion package, everything from Scarcella form an exquisite rock, pop, swing… something collage of vocal talent, from for everybody,” he says. rich Scottish baritone to “We’re still sticking with our Jersey Boy falsetto. Magnets humour; we have one number where we do We speak with Callum Barbie Girl in eight different McIntosh prior to the sextet styles from Reggae to pop, boarding a plane to bring to swing, to barber shop, their latest show Can You to opera. I think it’s one of Feel It? to Adelaide Fringe. the things that separate The We ask about the change Magnets from everyone else; in dynamics since the transitions in the group’s line- it’s important to not lose that charm. up. “The balance between everybody is so much better now,” he begins. “Everyone on equal terms 10
“Our top singer, Michael Conway, has the voice of an angel like you’ve never heard before, and performed the
lead role in The Jersey Boys on London’s West End,” Callum adds. “He tells people that The Magnets are now younger, sexier and they can dance a bit [laughs]! Having the 3x UK Beatboxing champion Ball Zee with us is going to blow audiences away.
Feelin’ Good, and bookends with Can’t Stop The Feeling and Michael Jackson’s Can You Feel It? The whole show really is about feeling good and we present that through lots of different styles of music and singing.”
“Billy Boothroyd has been quite successful lately; he’s been performing with a group called the Submotion Orchestra in Europe, and has written some hits that have done really well on the iTunes
“Mine is still Pencil To The Lead, which we performed the last time we were in Adelaide, and it works so well in building up the show. But I have so many favourite moments in the show. Our new beatboxers do so much more than just the drum work. It’s like having Thom Thum in your band.
charts. So, each of us is involved in many projects which, I think, it’s a good place to be.” What songs are you offering up this year? “We’re doing a really interesting version of Feelin’ Good, a bit of Jolene, Minnie The Moocher – which is usually Mikey’s number but Billy will be doing that in his place,” he says. “We’ve got a bit of Adele, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, a bit of Justin Timberlake and, if time allows, we’ll also have a quite intriguing encore for the show with a loop station with a bit of AC/DC blended in with some Eminem, Adele and The Bee Gees. “We’ll also be doing a Sam Smith song called Lay Me Down which just phenomenal with Michael Conway singing it. There are quite a few surprises in the show will makes for a real crowdpleasing stuff.” Where does the show title come from? “It’s called Can You Feel It? because the show starts with
How about a favourite song?
“He, Ball Zee and Hobbit all know each other and because Thom is performing at Fringe as well, we’re hoping to get him in for a guest spot on the show. Billie is so excited about coming back. Ball Zee sounds really good in his clips, but to hear him live, it’s just like nothing you’ve ever heard.” Callum tells us that the boys have a new album called Can You Feel It? which not only contains most of the songs from the show, but will also be available during Adelaide Fringe. Considering how buys the boys have been on tour to India, China, Australia, Edinburgh and Germany, it’s good to know that fans will be able to take the boys home with them after the show. “For the people who have seen us before, I would say that this show is a real step up from anything we’ve done,” Callum concludes. “The beatboxing is world class, we all look better on stage and it’s presented in a much more friendly way that brings the audience in and has them keep coming back.” The Magnets perform Can You Feel It? at The Factory at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights, at various times, from Friday 17 February until Sunday 19 March. Book at FringeTIX
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Kuerschner on bass, Tom Kneebone and Tyler Benter on electric guitars and Luke Eygenraam on drums. “Yeah, we are just finishing tracking it at the moment and just have a couple of things to tweak before we can start mixing it,” she notes. “So the hope is to get it out in May or June. And it’s a bit more rock than what Buffalo Boyfriend were although there is definitely a bit of the alternative country sound in there as well.” She goes on to say much of it was recorded at Mixmasters with Tom Barnes then stepping in. “So the band bits were done with Mick [Wordley] up at Mixmasters and then the vocals and other bits have been done at Tom’s little home studio,” she explains further.
THE PORT ROCKS The Port Rocks is making a return to the historic township of Port Adelaide for Adelaide Fringe and will once again boast a number of free entry events throughout the day at various local hotels as well as a late afternoon ticketed event, Syrup, Sass & Song, at Waterside Workers Hall. By Robert Dunstan The day will kick off at 10am on Sunday 26 February at North Parade Car Park adjacent to the British Hotel, 11 North Pde, Pt Adelaide with the ever-popular car show Show N Shine which will highlight shiny, wellpreserved and much-loved cars from the ’50s and ‘60s. The British Hotel will then play host to Raunchy Sugar from high noon until 5pm and the venue will also be having the hour-long Casablanca Pin Up Parade from 1.30pm. Newmarket Hotel, cnr Commercial Rd and Dale St, will host well-known jazz singer Marlene Richards from 1-4pm, while Lighthouse Wharf Hotel. 1 Commercial Rd, will boast the talents of alternative country singer Tara Carragher from 2-5pm. Commercial Hotel, 29 Commercial Rd, will pave way for classic rock band Heavy Load and Acoustic Chaos from 2pm until 6pm, while The Railway Hotel, 247 St Vincent St, will have Peter Tilbrook from 2.30pm until 5.30pm. 12
Meanwhile, Port Dock Brewery Hotel, 10 Todd St, will host Choirmaster & The African Chorister Ensemble from 3-6pm and the nearby Dockside Tavern, 130 Lipson St, will be rockin’ out with the sounds of Classic Hits Band from 4-8pm.
Adelaide Fringe shows,” she admits with a laugh. “And I’ve never been to Waterside Workers Hall before so I am looking forward to that as I have been told it has a lot of history,” she says of the art deco venue that was constructed by the Working Men’s Association (later Waterside Workers Federation) back in 1926 and is now home to arts company Vitalstatistix.
The Port Rocks’ only ticketed event, Syrup, Sass & Song, is to be held at Waterside Workers Hall, 11 Nile St, from 5-8pm and it will feature Emily Davis and her band alongside Sasha March and Alana had only just returned her trio with Alana from an interstate jaunt Jagt opening the when we spoke. “I’ve afternoon in never been solo mode. “Yeah, I hopped over and played a to Waterside “Yeah, I felt show in a bar in Workers Hall before Fitzroy and then that with Emily and another one so I am looking Sasha both in Nortchcote forward to that as playing and also did Syrup, Sass Bendigo and Pt I have been told & Song Arlington,” she it has a lot of with their says. “So there was bands, it would a lot of driving.” history.” be a point of difference if I opened The musician, formerly the afternoon by myself,” one half of indie folk Alana says. duo Buffalo Boyfriend, is currently working on a five“And besides, none of my song solo EP with her band band were available as they that includes keyboard are all involved in other player Aaron Nash, Dylan
Alana, who features on backing vocals for The Bitter Darlings on their debut EP, Stuart Highway, and also helped them out at their recent launch as well as the band’s performance at Semaphore Music Festival, concludes by saying it’s likely her solo set at Syrup, Sass & Song will include a cover or two. “So I’ll be doing all the songs from the new EP and I may do a cover or two,” she says. “Maybe a Leonard Cohen song and I have been playing a lot of electric guitar lately and doing a Ween cover. “It’s Ween’s Sarah which isn’t one of their really crazy songs,” Alana laughs. “And I don’t see anything wrong with throwing a couple of covers into a set. “And Emily and Sasha are always great value so it will be quite a rockin’ afternoon,” she happily suggests. The Port Rocks returns on Sunday 26 February as part of Adelaide Fringe with Emily Davis, Alana Jagt and Sascha March undertaking the ticketed event, Syrup, Sass & Song, at Waterside Workers Hall, 11 Nile St, Pt Adelaide, and rockin’ free entry shindigs happening at The British Hotel, Commercial Hotel, Lighthouse Wharf Hotel, Newmarket Hotel, The Railway Hotel, Dockside Tavern and Port Dock Brewery.
THE PORT ROCKS Where When Tickets
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THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY
Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – Cold Chisel tribute band East 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 Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (7-10pm) Dog & Duck – Brillz (9pm) Enigma Bar – Mothers Cake (Austria), Alithia, Tony Font Show and Overview Effect Festival Theatre – David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed featuring Tim Rogers, iOTA. Deborah Conway, Adalita and Steve Kilbey with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Gaslight Tavern – Swap Team Jam (free entry) Gilbert St Hotel – live music with free entry from 7pm Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room – Descendents (US) and Clowns (Melbourne) and 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 and Timberwolf and Naomi Keyte (Sold Out) Hampstead Hotel – K G’s Quiz Wiz (7pm) Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Jack Ruby – The Oh Balters, The Real Mac Dimarco and Ripcord 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
FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY
Aussie Inn Hotel (Hackham) – live music (from 7pm) Brew Boys (Regency Pk) – Open Mic from 5pm Brick City Bar (Grenfell St) – DJ Mark Yusef Wilson and guests with free entry 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 Crown & Anchor – Black Coral, The Howling Fog and Blood Plastic Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music Dog & Duck – Chunky Dip and Holly J (9pm) Duck Inn – live music from Just Enough at 7pm Duke Of York – My Generation with DJ Craig Flanigan from 10pm Dunstan Playhouse (Adelaide Festival Centre) – Tubular Bells For Two Edinburgh Castle Hotel – The Hunted Crowns (Melbourne) 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 – Sons Of Zoku and Kitchen Witch Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – 14
16 February - 01 March 2017
Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Festival Theatre – David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed featuring Tim Rogers, iOTA. Deborah Conway, Adalita and Steve Kilbey with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Fowler’s Live – Trophy Eyes Gaslight Tavern – Craig Shaw (UK) and Salvy & The Hired Help with tickets at the door from 8pm Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily – Camp Cope (SOLD OUT) Hackney Hotel – Courtyard Sessions (7pm) Halfway Hotel – live music from 7pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Hotel Royal – Vinyl Fridays with DJ Delta and DJ Pero (5pm) Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ (8pm) North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 7.30pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from 8.30pm Payneham Tavern – live music from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – After Work live jazz from 5.30pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 5pm Ramsgate Hotel – DJ Scotty B, Manov and Bollocks (9pm) Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jaki J Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 8pm Slug ‘N’ Lettuce – resident DJ Jay Bangers State Library Of SA (Courtyard) – AMC Sessions: Women in Music with Tarntanyangga (Victoria Sq) – Music In The Square from 5.30pm The Coffee Pot – Rad ‘N’ 80s The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music Warradale Hotel – live music from 8.30pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Sam Brittain, Meg Lagrande, BR Dalton and Tara Carragher with tickets at the door from 7pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 6pm) Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm
SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY
Adelaide Oval – Guns N’ Roses (US) and Wolfmother (Sydney) Belgian Beer Cafe – Chris Vanderhaak (5pm) Blue Gums Hotel – DJ Mitch (8pm) CASAblabla – live soul band from midnight with free entry prior to 10pm Clovercrest Hotel – live band from 7.30pm Crown & Anchor – Katie Steele (WA)
Crown & Sceptre – Banquet with DJ Craig from 9pm until late with free entry Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Live Duo (9pm) Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (from 4-8pm) Dog & Duck – The Dog Presents from 7pm Dunstan Playhouse (Adelaide Festival Centre) – Tubular Bells For Two Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse with live bands and Djs Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Findon Hotel – live band from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: For Your Love and Front Bar: The Tonight Show and Vic Conrad & The First Third with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Donnarumma presents Grace: A Tribute To Jeff Buckley Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Land Of Promise – live bands Little Pub Off Hindley – Jamie K from 5pm Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ Nantale (8pm) MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake New Dublin Hotel (Glenelg) – Krazy Katz from 8pm Nexus – Circle Of Rhythm Palmer Hotel – open mic from 2pm Para Hills Community Club – live band from 8pm Pink Moon Saloon – live music from 5pm PJ O’Briens – live band from 10.30pm Pretoria Hotel (Mannum) – DJ from 9pm Ramsgate Hotel – DJ (10pm) Rocket Bar – Fortunes (Melbourne) from 9pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jabel Union Hotel – Reggae On from 8pm Victoria Hotel – live band from 9.30pm Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – Rob Scott Waterloo Station Hotel – karaoke from 8pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Isaac Wallace & Ozafro with tickets at the door from 9pm Worldsend Hotel – The Vinyl Club from 9.30pm Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 9pm
SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY
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 Federal Hotel (Semaphore) – Lily & The Drum from 4-8pm Fowler’s Live – The Thrash, Blast & Gring Festival with King Parrot, Hidden Intent and more Gilbert Street Hotel – acoustic blues (2pm) Glenelg Football Club – live music (4pm) Governor Hindmarsh – Explosions In The Sky (US) Grace Emily – The Coconut Club’s Ukulele Death Squad from 5pm and Up The Nerdsville Track from 8pm Hotel Metro – eclectic DJ from 4pm Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub – live music from 2pm Mile End Hotel – live music from 3pm Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon – 2pm North Adelaide Hotel – Vogue Duo Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music by Melanie Sander from 5pm Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm Overway Hotel – live music from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from The Haggards 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 – Doctor Desoto, Tara Carragher and Kelly Menhennett with free entry from 4pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)
MONDAY 20 FEBRUARY
Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Those Kodiaks and The Barkers and 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 Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA Sessions: Will Vinson (UK/US) with tickets at the door
TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY
CASAblabla – DJ 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 – Main Room: Yellowcard (US) and 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) Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA Sessions: Will Vinson (US/UK) with tickets at the door
WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY
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 and Run It Out/ Walk It Out from 6pm and Up The Nerdsville Track from 8pm 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) Wheatsheaf Hotel – Swing That Cat with tickets at the door
THURSDAY 23 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 – Up The Nerdsville Track from 8pm 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 Wheatsheaf Hotel – Swing That
Cat with tickets at the door
FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY
Ancient World – Horror My Friend 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 & Sceptre – YOYO with DJ Tr!p Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Cam’s Karaoke (7-11pm) Duke Of York – My Generation with DJ Craig Flanigan from 10pm Edinburgh Castle Hotel – My Echo (Melbourne), Dead Joe and Mayweather Enigma Bar – Kat O & The Collectables (Melbourne), Mon Cherie and The Vanity Fair Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Fedora’s Restaurant (Hilton Hotel) – Susan Lily presents Butterfly: When Country Meets City from 7pm Gaslight Tavern – I Spit On Your Gravy (Sold Out) Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily Hotel – Haystacks Calhoon and Coops & The Bird from 9pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Her Majesty’s Theatre – Amanda Palmer (US) Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Jive – Donnarumma presents Grace: A Tribute To Jeff Buckley 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 Rocket Bar – The Gooch Palms (Newcastle), Dumb Punts and Larsen SA Writers Centre (187 Rundle St) – Soul Lounge: Anisa Nandaula and Argus & The Liar from 7pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 8pm with $10 entry State Library Of SA (Courtyard) – AMC Sessions: Women In Music with free entry from 1pm The Coffee Pot – Rad ‘N’ 80s The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music Wheatsheaf Hotel – A History Of The Blues from 8pm with tickets at the door Woodville Hotel – live music Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm
SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY
CASAblabla – soul and funk band from midnight with free entry prior to 10pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse Exeter Hotel – Neon Tetra, Burnside Mums and The Winter Gypsy from 5pm
Fedora’s Restaurant (Hilton Hotel) – Susan Lily presents Butterfly: When Country Meets City from 7pm Gaslight Tavern – I Spit On Your Gravy (St Kilda) Governor Hindmarsh – Latino Night and Front Bar: The Tonight Show and Vic Conrad & The First Third with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Jungle City (CD launch), Somnium and Dirty Pagans with from 9pm Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – original live bands from 9pm Her Majesty’s Theatre – Amanda Palmer (US) Land Of Promise – live bands MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 8pm Tonsley Hotel – Just Enough Wheatsheaf Hotel – Dreamboogie Presents Old Blues New Grooves from 8pm with tickets at the door
SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY
Beach House Café (Encounter Bay) – Satisfaction: The Rolling Stones Show from noon (limited tickets via 08 8552 4417) British Hotel – The Port Rocks: Show N Shine (10am), Raunchy Sugar (from noon) and Casablanca Pin Up Parade from 1.30pm Commercial Hotel (Port Adelaide) – The Port Rocks: Heavy Load and Acoustic Chaos Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rubdown from 7pm with Nikai, Alice Haddy and Seth Henderson Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Dockside Tavern (Port Adelaide) – The Port Rocks: Classic Hits Band from 4pm 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 Fidel’s – Reverend & Mrs Rowdy alongside Rob Scott and friends, Flamenco maestro Al Valodze and ukulele maestro Jenny Allen with donations at the door from 4pm Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 2pm Grace Emily – The Coconut Kids Ukulele Death Squad from 4pm 4pm Lighthouse Wharf Hotel – The Port Rocks: Tara Carragher from 2pm Mick O’Shea’s – Jamie K from 3pm Newmarket Hotel (Port Adelaide) – The Port Rocks: Marlene Richards from 1pm 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 Port Dock Brewery Hotel – The Port Rocks: The African Chorister Ensemble from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Railway Hotel (Port Adelaide) – The Port Rocks: Peter Tilbrook from 2.30pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm with $10 entry The Coffee Pot (Rundle Mall) – Spoke N Slurred poetry with Alison Bennett and more with free entry from 5pm Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4-7pm Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – live music from 4pm
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Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – A History Of The Blues from 4pm with tickets at the door Williamstown Hotel – The Chairmen from 2pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)
MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY
Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Atmosphere (US) and Brother Ali (US) and 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 28 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 1 MARCH
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: Animals As Leaders (US), Plini (Sydney) and Nick Johnson (Canada) and Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – Run It Out/Walk It Out from 6pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Night La Boheme – The New Cabal (free entry from 9.15pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon-2pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted by Elder Conservatorium Of Music with free entry from 7.30pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night The Highway – Open Mic Night The Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free entry from 8.30pm)
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FIFTY SHADES DARKER (MA) **
E(rika) L(eonard) James’ ‘erotic fan fiction’ rapidly became an appalling cultural phenomenon and a ghastly series of books. This is, of course, the second in the movie trilogy after Fifty Shades Of Grey, and yes, the sequel is slightly better in the hands of American director James Foley (replacing the English Sam TaylorJohnson) - and yet it’s still sometimes hilariously awful. And about as sexy as a trip to the dentist, despite the stars prancing around in cautiously-filmed stages of undress and liberal use of lingerie, a leg-harness-thingie and (in a sequence bizarrely set to Van Morrison’s Moondance), a set of ‘Ben Wa Balls’ (look it up!). They split up at the end of the original, but mousey Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is being extravagantly stalked by brooding and B+D-obsessed Seattle billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan, far better in TV’s The Fall) because, it seems, that’s what you do after a breakup (and that’s just the beginning of the dangerous sexual politics that feminists understandably hate about these pics). When they finally meet at a photographic exhibition that features multiple images of Dakota’s face (a perk of being the 16
star), the pair have dinner, discuss getting back together and eventually do just that (d’oh!). Although Ana makes it clear that there are to be no contracts and less bondage, that she wants to have a life of her own, and that she wants him to share his dark truths. And give her his heart (naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!!!). Understandably running out of plot once sadomasochism’s no longer allowed (mostly), this one’s script (by Niall Leonard, author James’ hubby) throws in dodgy new characters to try and keep us interested. There’s a mysterious gal named Leila (Bella Heathcote), there’s gormless Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson), Ana’s boss at her publishing job, and there’s Christian’s ‘Mrs Robinson’ a.k.a. Elena Lincoln, as excruciatingly played by Kim Basinger, whose scenes look to have been filmed all in the same drunken afternoon. And hold on to your hats and your knickers, as Foley filmed the final episode in this saga back-to-back with this one, and it’s due next year under the title Fifty Shades Freed, although surely it should have been called Fifty Shades Even Darker: Treat ‘Em Mean, Keep ‘Em Keen? Or Fifty Shades Darker Still: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em? Or maybe Fifty Shades So Bloody Dark: I Do Like To Be In Dakota?
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PATRIOTS DAY (M) ***
A seasoned, if rather irritating, actor (on his way in the ‘80s with Wes Craven’s Shocker) but now more known for his work as co-writer, director and sometimes producer on big, intense factual tales featuring Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, shot back-to-back with this one), Peter Berg’s chronicle of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, is probably his best effort, although, the wounds are still fresh and all the pro-USA detail is a little irksome at this tense time. Wahlberg turns up as the problematically fictionalised Tommy Saunders, a police detective with a gimp leg who’s working off his suspension by doing uniformed duty at the carefully-recreated race. Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman with distracting make-up) is present too when the bombs go off and Berg (perhaps controversially but still effectively) uses some real footage alongside intimate staged glimpses via the victims’ mobile phones (sorry, cell phones). The FBI is soon on site, and Kevin Bacon is strong as Richard DesLauriers, who’s uneasy about using the word ‘terrorism’ at first but eventually has no other option.
JK Simmons is also in there (if disconnected from the main investigation) as Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese; a chainsmoking, old-school sort. And then there are the bombers themselves, who are played by Alex Wolff and Themo Melikidze (as Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev) and depicted in as much detail as legally possible, and in a way that might well be accurate, but which paints them less as evil murdering monsters and more a pair of deluded dickheads. They think they’ll get away and somehow proceed to New York for more. They hijack a car and complain that it hasn’t got an iPod dock, and when Dzhokhar must jump out and use an ATM he worries that he looks “wack as f***”. Tamerlan’s wife Katherine Russell is far colder and scarier, and is portrayed, pretty startlingly, by Melissa Benoist - a.k.a. TV’s Supergirl! A powerful (to a point) and watchable enough blockbuster, despite the fact that it was cooked up in less than four years, this leaves you wondering what the workaholic Berg might do next. After all, he doesn’t want to be pigeonholed solely as a director of movies that make America great again… or does he?
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vocals really add to the lyrics.” “And the band also really brings that all to life,” Kris then decides. “We’ve been really lucky to have worked with some really talented musicians in this band.” The band’s new clip for All That Remains is footage of the band playing live. “It’s the first one we’ve done where we’re actually playing our instruments,” Nina laughs. “And we did it in this awesome rehearsal space and recording studio that has a tattoo parlour at the front. It’s called Electric Circus. “So it’s a dark, grungy video clip of us smashing the song out live,” she adds.
Melbourne’s Red Light Riot have been together for a while now – since 2013 to be exact – but will soon be making their way to Adelaide for the first time armed with their new EP, The Remains. By Robert Dunstan So, BSide Magazine had a chat over the phone one lazy Saturday afternoon to guitarist Nina von Johannsohn (pictured second on left) and singer Kris Killriot (second on right) and began by asking how the band came together. “It was really Kris and I who started the band,” Nina says. “We’d started jamming together and then started looking around for other players.” Former Adelaide resident Brett Parrish, known for his work with Ben Gel & The Boneyard Saints and Glen & The Peanut Butter Men, is now Red Light Riot’s drummer.
through The Scarlets,” Nina, who was once the guitarist with ongoing Melbourne trio Wolfpack, continues. “It was just through the Melbourne music scene really.” The band have since done a plethora of shows in an around Melbourne. “Yeah, we’ve done heaps with some great bands,” Kris says, “and it’s building up every year. So, we now can’t wait to get over to Adelaide. We’ve actually been trying to get over for ages but it’s never happened.
“Brett’s our most recent “And we were listening to addition,” Nina says. “But, some stuff by Pigasus today funnily enough, when Kris and can’t wait to see them. and I first started to get a And Electric Sex Pants have band together, he was going an interesting name. It’s to be our original drummer. a pretty awesome Brett was going to name.” come over from Adelaide to join “We were “And I lived us but it never listening to some in Adelaide happened. for a while,” stuff by Pigasus Nina then “So, as fate today and can’t wait announces. has it, Brett “It was a did eventually to see them. And while ago move over Electric Sex Pants now but to Melbourne I used to and has ended have an interesting get to the up joining name.” Cranker a fair the band,” she bit and I have laughs. played in Adelaide before at Enigma Bar Red Light Riot’s other two with Wolfpack.” members are guitarist Ed Jones and bass player Nick When we chatted, the band Ivkovic. were in the midst of finishing off a video clip for the first “We knew Ed through him single from their The Remains working with The Brothers EP. Grimm and we knew Nick 18
“It’s a song called All That Remains which we’ve chosen as the lead single and it follows a couple of singles and the aim next is to do a full album,” Nina says.
While the EP, to be issued in very early March, will be released digitally, the band are adamant that physical CDs will also be available at live shows. “Yeah, it’s still relevant to do that,” Nina reasons. “If you’ve captured people at a gig with a really strong live performance you want to have something they can grab to take away with them. “You can’t rely on people going home and buying a digital version,” she adds.
“We’ve had a couple of setbacks as far as doing a whole album – y’know lineup changes and all that – but that’s a next goal as well as a tour of Japan which we’ve already lined up.” Kris and Nina share the song writing. “We just come up with the riffs and general structure and, week by week, at band practice, the songs come alive,” Nina says. “It’s always been that way with Nina and I because we know each other so well,” Kris says. “She might write a riff and come up with a name for the song and then I’ll come up with some lyrics that revolve around that title. “But we always have a certain idea about the lyrics,” she adds. “Yeah, it’s a good working relationship,” Nina readily suggests. “And Kris’ awesome
“Yeah, I’m really old school that way,” Kris laughs. “I want something I can hold in my hands and I want a CD I can play in my car. I want that psychical copy. CDs are still relevant.” “And I’ve got a lot of CDs lying around at home that remind me of the gig I went to when I bought it,” Nina concludes. “So, yeah, we’ll definitely have copies to sell when we come over to Adelaide.” Melbourne rockers Red Light Riot will be joined by Electric Sex Pants, Pigasus and The Bechdel when they launch their Remains EP at Gaslight Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, SA, on Friday 3 March and by Angelik, Fear & Loathing and Startakit at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 4 March with $7 tickets at the door.
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casually dropping in and being shown the facilities, has now woven her story into Butterfly: When Country Meets City. “It’s a show in two parts,” she says. “The first half has a fair bit of narration and I’ve also written a brand new song for the show which is about a particular incident. But people will have to come along to find out what that incident was.
BUTTERFLY: WHEN CITY MEETS COUNTRY Susan Lily has an interesting story as she was raised in Hay on the Hay Plain in New South Wales and then tried her hand at comedy in Sydney before moving to Melbourne to continue that caper where she kinda eventually fell into music. By Robert Dunstan Now based in Adelaide where she continues her music career, Susan has woven her story into words and songs and is set to stage Butterfly: When Country Meets City as part of Adelaide Fringe. After growing up in Hay, Susan – who says the jail in Hay was once used to house wayward ladies from the big cities and the township in general has much history – headed to Sydney. “I travelled round a little bit and then did my very first comedy gig at the Harold Park Hotel in Glebe,” she says of the comedy spot that remains a fertile breeding ground for comics with many well-known ones first getting a start there. “And then I went to Melbourne and began doing comedy in the Gershwin Room at the Espy in St Kilda,” Susan continues. “So I went from one iconic venue to another. And then, after a couple of years, I started bringing some music into it.
“And Nikki knew Paul well so when I said, “What do I do now?’, she said, ‘Well, Paul needs some singers for a new project’. So I ended up working with Paul and then I asked if he’d help me write some songs and he said, ‘Yeah, sure’. “And I only found out years later that he rarely does that,” Susan laughs. “People said to me later that Paul is very, very particular about who he works with. So that was really nice.”
“I’ve also written a brand new song about a particular incident. But people And what led will have to come you down the country music along to find out road? what that incident “I always felt I was.”
“And then people started saying they loved my songs more than my jokes so I started taking singing lessons with a lovely lady called Nikki Nichols who has a strong history with Melbourne’s music scene. Nikki was one of the original back-up singers with John Farnham but is also a great singer in her own right and just recently released a solo album. “And the great thing about Nikki was that she taught me to really believe in myself,” she enthuses. “Around the same time I was taking guitar lessons from Colin Badger [of the bands Painters & Dockers and Sol Nation] without having any idea that he also had such a history,” Susan laughs. “But he was a cool teacher and Colin also taught me a lot about music theory. 20
“So, suddenly, I two amazing teachers and then, via a music program in Melbourne, I got introduced to Paul Norton who had had a couple of top 10 hits [notably Stuck On You] back in the ’90s,” she continues.
was a rock chick,” Susan laughs, “but I was also quite capable of singing blues and soul. But the people I was working with always said I had more of a country voice and feel. “And then I found this thing on the internet about the Gympie Muster and there was seven weeks left to enter a country music talent competition,” she recalls. “So I went up there with my three songs and, while being very much a novice, I got a commendation for one of them along with a nice little cheque. “So I felt that was what I really wanted to do so I took about eight songs to Paul and amongst them was a cheesy song I wrote in about 30 seconds that I didn’t want to show him. “But when he saw it he said, ‘That’s perfect because it’s quirky just like you’. So, Got The Monkey Off My Back was the very first single I released,” Susan adds.
Susan, who is a regular presenter on community radio station Wow! FM (100.5FM), was then told she would have to make a big decision. “I was still doing some comedy but it was suggested I should really focus on doing that or doing music. It had to be one or the other. “So I thought about it and it didn’t take long to choose music,” Susan says. “But I still bring in a little bit of comedy between songs. And, because there’s now no pressure to be funny, most people think I am actually funnier.” Susan, who chose the Hilton Hotel as her Adelaide Fringe venue after
“And for the second half I will be joined by my partner, Graham [Burkin], on bass and it will be more just songs although I will also be telling how I came to write them which will help give them a bit more life. “It’s always good for audiences to have an understanding about where songs come from,” Susan concludes. Susan Lily will 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/fringetix/ butterfly-when-country-meets-city>.
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“And with so many good songs, it’s been a question of what to leave out,” he adds with a laugh. “Once you’ve done a couple of songs by the major artists it doesn’t leave much room for too many more. “But, at the end of the day, we also wanted to include some songs from the African American guys who paved the way for artists such as Elvis and all that.”
SUN RISING: THE SONGS THAT MADE MEMPHIS
Sun Rising are returning to Adelaide Fringe to present The Songs That Made Memphis which pays homage to that city’s famous Sun Studios where artists such as Elvis Presley, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more all began their recording careers in the ’50s. By Robert Dunstan BSide Magazine enjoyed a lengthy chat over the telephone to guitarist and singer David Cosma about the show, which has previously enjoyed great success at Adelaide Fringe and also Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In fact, such is the show’s popularity a third one has now been added to their Adelaide Fringe jaunt as a Saturday afternoon matinee. “Yeah, we’ve just been told about that,” David enthuses. “It’s quite humbling but it seems we always do really well in Adelaide and I reckon it will be fourth or even fifth time we’ve done the show there. Sun Rising also presented the show at part of Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2015. “Yeah, yeah, and we were over there the year before that for some kind of vintage festival at Adelaide Convention Centre and we’ve been over there under our own steam a couple of times as well.” How did the concept come about? “It was mainly myself and the piano player, Damon Smith, because we’d been working together on our own original music,” David says. “But Damon is a huge Jerry Lee Lewis fan and I have a fascination with Elvis so Damon suggested we do a show based around those two guys. 22
“And then, when we brainstormed it further, we came up with the idea of doing a show based around all the artists who had got their start on the Sun Records label,” he continues. “And while we were already pretty familiar with the history, once we started to put together a theatre-style show, it just became bigger and bigger.
just 100% ourselves on stage but try to present the songs as best we can. “The other thing is that we tie the whole show together with a narration,” David explains further. “Over a two-hour period there are 30 songs linked together with stories. And a lot of people don’t know the back stories about people such as Elvis, Cookie BB King, Carl Perkins and is doing all those.
“And “It needed a big show to really Baker tell the story,” a couple of songs David adds. “And what “And from the female began as a Sun artists. She’ll be doing while side project Records about five did have a a song by Barbara years ago has few one hit Pittman and a song wonders, since taken on a life of its many of its by Maggie Sue own. It took off artists went Wimberly.” straight away and on to become has become what it household names is.” and their music is still popular some 60 years later,” David is quick to point out he says. that the members of Sun Rising are not attempting Sam Phillips had opened to impersonate any of the Sun Records in Memphis artists they are paying primarily to record African homage to. American blues artists such as BB King, Howlin’ Wolf and “We all come from an more. original music background,” he explains further, “so it’s “That was his intention just us doing the songs as and when you think about we might do them in our that era, it must have been own shows as a cover song incredibly tough to be an or two. But it’s music we all African American,” David love and appreciate and to sighs. “So Sam was incredibly see it resonate with so many visionary in that way to people is fantastic. commit himself to doing that. “And while we usually refer to it as a ‘tribute show’ because that’s the easiest way to get it across to people, it is more so a homage in that we don’t dress up or anything. We are
“And Sam would go on to say later that Howlin’ Wolf was the most incredible artist he ever worked with and was even better than Elvis.
David now considers that The Songs That Made Memphis has a long shelf life. “For what began as a little side project, here we are five years later still talking about it,” he laughs. “And while we’ve done a lot of Australia including WA a few times, we haven’t played the show much along the east coast. “So, yeah, we still feel it has a lot of life left in it yet and there are new places to do it,” David adds. “And we have only marginally changed the show from when it began. It’s not had to be continually reworked to keep it fresh because audiences just keep coming along to see it as it is.” Sun Rising will also be armed with a special guest when they hit town. “Yeah, we’ve roped in Cookie Baker,” David says of the former Adelaide resident who now calls Melbourne home. “And Cookie is doing a couple of songs from the female artists that recorded for Sun Records,” he continues. “She’ll be doing a song by Barbara Pittman and a song by Maggie Sue Wimberly. “And we’ve bent the rules just a bit because originally we wanted to keep it strictly to stuff recorded for Sun Records,” David adds. “But, with Cookie on board we are including Jackson which Johnny Cash did in the ’60s with June Carter for another label. Sun Rising will present The Songs That Made Memphis at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, from 7.30pm on Friday 24 February and Saturday 25 February and now also at 2.30pm on Saturday 25 February as part of Adelaide Fringe with bookings via BASS.
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Continued Mrs Rowdy alongside Rob Scott and friends, Flamenco maestro Al Valodze and ukulele maestro Jenny Allen with donations at the door.
HORROR MY FRIEND
Horror My Friend (photograph by Ian Laidlaw) are all set to launch a new single, DIYS, at Ancient World, 116A Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 24 February with tickets via Moshtix and Siamese as special guests.
Already Gone, an original rock band from Adelaide featuring an eclectic mix of rock, grunge and indie with twists of roots, blues, country and folk, will be launching their debut CD at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth st, Adelaide, from 9pm on Friday 10 March with help from a swag of cool guests and a few surprises on the night
The Tonight Show (snappily snapped here by Michelle Boswell) are set to play a free entry gig from 9pm on Saturday 18 February in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, and have invited Vic Conrad & The First Third to join them.
Susan Lily is set to present Butterfly: When Country Meets City as part of Adelaide Fringe at Fedora’s Restaurant, 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/fringetix/butterflywhen-country-meets-city>.
Alison Bennett exploded on to the local scene by taking out the 2016 South Australian win for the Australian Poetry Slam before heading off to compete at the nationals in the Sydney Opera House. She is now set to appear at The Coffee Pot, 27 Rundle Mall, at a free entry Paroxysm Press Spoke N Slurred affair from 5pm on Sunday 26 February.
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 Sunday 19 March with tickets via <adelaidefringe. com.au/fringetix/ youtunes>.
Trenches along with I, Icarus and Haze as guests and $10 tickets at the door from 8.30pm.
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Alternative country band Those Kodiaks and the ARIAnominated The Barkers are reforming for some special Adelaide Fringe shows in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 7.30pm until 10pm on Monday 20 February, Monday 6 March and Monday 13 March with tickets via FringeTIX.
After a recent graceful hit out, Black Coral have once again teamed up with likeminded alternative rockers The Howling Fog to hit Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Friday 17 February and, also invited along Blood Plastic for a show presented by the guys at Going Steady Music.
Club5082 are again set to present the free entry 8 Nights Of Summer at Vine St Plaza, Prospect, from 5pm until 7.30pm and which commences on Friday 3 March with drinks, eats and live music. They are also presenting another Twilight Concert at Prospect
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Memorial Gardens, 1 Menzies Crs, Prospect from 6pm on Friday 24 February featuring Soul Macumbia.
Neon Tetra are all set to launch their EP, Dos, in the beer garden of the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, from 5pm on Saturday 25 February as a pay what you can event with Burnside Mums and The Winter Gypsy helping things along.
New local band Tiersman will be making their live debut when they play Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, from 9pm on Friday 24 February with Colonised who are soon heading to the studio, and Godhuli is also on the bill and DJ Poptical Illusion playing tunes in the front bar. Tickets at the door on the night for an easy $8.
Adelaide’s The Byzantines are having an EP launch from 5pm on Saturday 18 February in the salubrious beer garden of the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, and have invited Cosmo Thundercat to join them in the festivities.
BONUS CARTWHEEL DAY
Bonus Cartwheel Day is a free entry day of bicycle wheels and wacky costumes in an interactive picnic setting and will be taking place at part of Adelaide Fringe, from 10am until 30m at Kurrangga Pk BMX Track, cnr Unley and Greenhill Rds, on Saturday 25 February with Lily de Leo serving as the mistress of ceremonies.
A GHOST ORCHESTRA
Hardcore metal combo A Ghost Orchestra will be launching new album, Blood, when they haunt Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Saturday 11 March with Melbourne’s In
Experimental 10: Album One is a collaboration that showcases local musicians and their songwriting, musicianship and production skills as recorded at MixMasters but Mick Wordley and Willie McCracken. It presents a blend of rising stars and stalwarts. The contributors to the album are now coming together for a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Pot Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 31 March with The Experimental 10, The Chris Finnen Electric Guitarspeak Band, Mick Kidd & Dave Blight and Susan Lily with tickets at the door.
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 March and Saturday 1 April with a licensed bar and food available and tickets via <forgottenfollies.com>.
The Halfway Hotel, 668 Port Rd, Beverley, is set to host charity event Rockabilly Sunday featuring The Silverados from 2-6pm on Sunday 19 March with $5 entry, hot rods, BBQ and raffles.
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.
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/ book/event?eid=246302>. 23
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“We’re heading over to the Europe to tour with a band called Lich King who are from Massachusetts,” he announces. “That’s in May for two weeks and it will be our first time over there so we’re loving the fact we’re heading over. “And then we will be supporting Desecrator, a band from Melbourne, in late April and early May,” Chris adds. The Thrash, Blast & Grind Fest is a metal event travelling around the country with the experience set to drop into Adelaide as a licenced, all-ages affair with King Parrot headlining alongside Psycroptic and American band Revocation as well as Whoretopsy, Black Rhino and local legends Hidden Intent. By Robert Dunstan King Parrott are no strangers to the Adelaide metal scene as the five-piece, Melbournebased outfit often tour here as a headline act. They picked up an ARIA nomination in 2015 and won Cherry Bar’s Act Of The Year only a couple of years after forming. Their latest album, Dead Set, was recorded in the US with Phil Anselmo of Pantera fame. Likewise, Psycroptic are also no strangers to Adelaide audiences as the longrunning Tasmanian band – they formed in 1999 – have toured here many times and now have half a dozen albums to their credit. The band were also recently involved in a campaign to save the Tasmanian Devil from extinction.
Hate Eternal, Condemned, Unearth, Obituary, Kataklysm and Cannibal Corpse. Black Rheno are a genre-bending groove metal trio from Sydney who kicked off their career in 2015 and have since been featured on radio stations such as the influential triple j. They issued their debut EP, Let’s Start A Cult, and will be heading to town armed with a new single, No Time For Nuts, and video.
“We head into the studio before we go to Europe to hopefully finish it off,” Chris says. “We’ve already done a couple RHENO singles. “And we’re doing that at Against The Grain Studio and working with a guy called Andrew Kite,” he continues. “We’ve worked with him before and we just take in some recordings we like and he goes, ‘Right, this is what we need to do’. And Andy is so easy to work with too.
Adelaide’s Hidden Intent have been selected as the festival’s opening act and it’s an honour they are greatly excited about.
Boston-based quartet Revocation have toured this “And it’s always a country in the past armed thrill to jump on with their death metal stage at Fowler’s,” sounds that also takes in the trio’s bass player thrash metal. The band have and singer Chris six studio albums to their McThrashewen credit and in 2014 signed to announces. Metal Blade Records who “Whenever the band have released their last two is up on that stage, it offerings, 2014’s Deathless and last year’s Great Is Our Sin really feels like you are on a proper stage. which was produced by No offence the band and Zeuss “No to other and features venues, of offence to Megadeth’s course, Marty other venues, of but it Friedman just course, but it just as guest really feels guitarist really feels great. It great. It on The makes you feel like makes you Exaltation. feel like a a real band for that real band for Whoretopsy that whole whole time you are death time you are on metal band are on stage.” stage. hailing from Melbourne who “It’s also going to be a are signed to Vicious lot different for us because Instinct Records. The band most of the other bands formed half a dozen years are primarily more in the ago and have since issued extreme death metal scene,” two full-length albums and he adds. “But I reckon we’ll a couple of EPs. They have fit in well because a lot of the also toured or shared a other bands on the technical stage with the likes of Dying side, whereas we an old Fetus, Origin, Decapitated, school thrash metal. Suffocation, Nile, Cryptopsy, Psycroptic, Gorgasm, Vader, 24
“Basically we are just planning to play our faster, heavier
The band issued a debut album in 2013 and are currently working on its follow-up.
“He’s very quick at editing and all that stuff and I think ‘efficient’ is the word,” Chris concludes with a laugh. “He’s also funny and, when you are having a bad time with a song or something, he’ll crack a joke that will bring you back to earth.” numbers just to kick things off,” he adds. Hidden Intent sprang onto the local scene with a mix of vintage thrash metal and elements of groove along with rippin’ guitar solos courtesy of Phil Bennett and have since toured nationally as well as appearing at several metal festivals across the country. Chris, who recently staged the highly successful old school metal event Churches Of Steel and says another is planned for 2018, goes on to say that Hidden Intent have a big year coming up.
The Thrash, Blast & Grind Festival Tour features King Parrot and US band Revocation alongside US band Revocation as well as Black Rheno and Whoretopsy Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Sunday 19 February as a licensed, all-ages show with tickets via Moshtix and local band Hidden Intent selected to open the show.
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Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 22 March at which they will have American emo rockers Acceptance on the bill who will be making their Australian debut and with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
AMANDA PALMER DESCENDENTS
Friday 17 February with tickets via BASS.
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
Punk legends Descendents will be descending into the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 16 February with tickets via the venue or OzTix and Clowns as special guests.
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 and special guest Fazerblade.
Amanda Palmer is set to undertake two intimate concerts at Grote St’s, Her Majesty’s Theatre on Friday 24 February and Saturday 25 February with tickets via BASS.
TWELVE FOOT NINJA
Invincible hard rockers Twelve Foot Ninja are set to play songs from their Outlier album at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 4 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
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of great Adelaide Fringe shows coming up beginning with Eric Bogle and Amy Williamson from 7.30pm on Friday 24 February through until Sunday 26 February (at 6pm), Ireland’s The Young Folk from 7.30pm on Friday 3 March, the UK’s Jo Quail on Saturday 4 March at 7.30pm, and the UK’s Roo Panes on Wednesday 8 March at 7.30pm with tickets for all concerts via <dramatix.com. au>.
American doom metal exponents Windhand will be joined by good buddies Cough – they share a bass player – when they play Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Thursday 6 April with Space Bong and Tombstealer as special local guests and tickets via Moshtix.
CRAIG SHAW American pop punk outfit Yellowcard have announced their final tour and a self-titled offering and that they will be coming to say farewell at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 21 February with tickets via the venue or OzTix and special guests Like Torches.
TUBLULAR BELLS FOR TWO
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.
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.
SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
Grammy Award winning African choir Soweto Gospel Choir are returning to town to play Royal Croquet Club’s Riverbank Club, Pinky Flat, from 8pm on Wednesday 22 February with tickets at <adelaidefringe.com. au/fringetix/soweto-gospelchoir>.
TAKING BACK SUNDAY
Tim Rogers, iOTA. Deborah Conway, Adalita and Steve Kilbey will be presenting a tribute to David Bowie with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at Festival Theatre on Thursday 16 February and
UK-based rockabilly exponent Craig Shaw will have CC Jerome on guitar when he plays Gaslight Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, on Friday 17 February with Salvy & The Hired Help and $12 pre-sale tickets available via the pub by calling (08) 8346 3498.
Blenheim Music & Camping Festival, to be held 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>.
TRINITY SESSIONS’ FRINGE SEASON Long Island rock band Taking Back Sunday have lined up a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd,
Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwod Rd, Clarence Pk, has a whole host
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.
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 with local band Hidden Intent selected to open the show.
GUNS N’ ROSES
All we’ll say is Gun N’ Roses play Adelaide Oval on Saturday 18 February with Wolfmother as special guests
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Trojans and The Prophets Of Impending Doom also on the stellar bill.
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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.
Canada’s The Jerry Cans are coming back to town to undertake two Adelaide Fringe shows at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, on Wednesday 8 March and Thursday 9 March.
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVY
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.
JEFF LANG 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) with Perdition, Fear & Loathing and Soberphobia and now also Saturday 25 February with Perdition and Psycho Green on the bill and tickets selling mighty, mighty fast via the venue – call (08) 8346 3498 – for the second show.
THE HUNTED CROWS
The Hunted Crows are touring in support of their new EP, Young Man, and are stopping in at Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, on Friday 17 February to celebrate its release and will have Slick Arnold, Tork and Moonhunter as special guests..
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.com.au>.
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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.
The Resignators are joining forces with Mexico’s Los KungFu 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 26
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.
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JAMES TAYLOR, BERNARD FANNING AND KASEY CHAMBERS
Botanic Park Thursday 9 February
Review by Robert Dunstan Photographs by Ricky Hooper For reasons I don’t care to explain, I must confess to never really being a fan of American singer songwriter James Taylor even though he first became popular during my formative years. As much as I was attracted to artists such as Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen and, of course, Bob Dylan, James’ offerings just didn’t do it for me. Indeed, I do not even own any of his numerous albums although, strangely, I do have a copy of his brother’s debut album which was simply titled Livingston Taylor which I may well have bought because it was issued on the Capricorn label and boasted a splendid cover of Six Days On The Road. So, it was with some trepidation that I accepted an offer to head along on review James at Botanic Pk and I must admit that if I had known it was going to be a blistering 41C, I may have passed the baton to someone much younger and fitter. Besides, Kasey Chambers would be opening the show as well as 28
Bernard Fanning. But I had to feel sorry for Kasey and Bernard as they both suffered from a poor sound for some reason – James’ sound was crystal clear all night – and because they were playing during the heat of the late afternoon, most punters were taking solace under the shade of Botanic Pk’s trees and not venturing anywhere near the stage. As the sun set, however, the flock slowly moved to take up their positions near the stage and it wasn’t long before James was on. He opened with an old song, Wandering, as his band – featuring some of the finest musicians in the world – slowly joined him. James, dressed in chinos, a well-worn denim shirt and his now ubiquitous cap, then nervously announced Buddy Holly’s Everyday and then regaled us with a version so
different to the original it was pretty much unrecognisable. Along the way, he threw in many old favourites – Carolina On My Mind, Copperline,
Sweet Baby James, Fire & Rain, Steamroller (on which the band looked like they were having a great ol’ time) and Country Road – as well as offering up a few brand new songs under the guise that, ‘They sound just like the old ones’. James also paid tribute to Carole King – who would have been celebrating her 75th birthday at that very moment – by performing Up On The
Roof and You’ve Got A Friend, a song which, over the years, has virtually become one of his own. After some 90 minutes, James waved farewell only to emerge a few minutes later to encore with a stirring version of Knock On Wood and How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) before closing proceedings with the plaintive You & I Again. All up, it was an enjoyable evening despite the oppressing heat and it was great to see a concert in such a great outdoor setting without having to travel to a winery. Botanic Pk works well as a ‘new’ concert setting and somehow reminds me of being at WOMADelaide. And the crowd, mostly older folk, all greatly enjoyed James as they had been treated to what they expected and, by the end of the night, were all clapping and cheering along wildly. But, as I watched some people stand on their chairs and bop along to Knock On Wood, I had the distinct feeling I was the only sober person at a raging party.
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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
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 17 FEBRUARY
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) and Cable Ties at Grace Emily (SOLD OUT) Zeahorse (Melbourne) at Crown & Anchor Trophy Eyes (Newcastle) at Fowler’s Live Rick Price (Sydney) at Fleurieu Function Centre
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 Mojo Juju (Sydney) at Porch Sessions
TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY
Yellowcard (US) and Like Torches at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY
Amanda Palmer (US) at Her Majesty’s Theatre I Spit On Your Gravy (Melbourne) at Gaslight Tavern (Sold Out) Kat O & The Collectables (Melbourne), Mon Cherie and The Vanity Fair at Enigma Bar The Gooch Palms (Newcastle), Dumb Punts and Larsen at Rocket Bar My Echo (Melbourne), Dead
Joe and Mayweather at Edinburgh Castle Hotel
SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY
Amanda Palmer (US) at Her Majesty’s Theatre I Spit On Your Gravy (Melbourne) at Gaslight Tavern
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
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 Smoke Stack Rhino (Melbourne), Rat Ta’Mango and Tympano at Crown & ANchor
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
Frid 24 - Sat 25 February
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Urthboy (Melbourne), Joyride and Alice Ivy at Governor Hindmarsh The Young Folk (Ireland) at Trinity Sessions Red Light Riot (Melbourne), Electric Sex Pants, Pigasus and The Bechdel at Gaslight Tavern
SATURDAY 4 MARCH
Red Light Riot (Melbourne), Angelik, Fear & Loathing and Startakit at Hotel Metro Asta (Hobart) at Fat Controller Ceres (Melbourne) and Jess Locke at Crown & Anchor 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
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 (Sold Out)
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
Kevin Borich Express (Sydney) at The German Club
SATURDAY 18 MARCH
Signpost 2017: God God Dammit Dammit, Melbourne’s Chasing Ghosts, Japan For, Tim Hampshire, Joe Guiton, Shadow League, Gladstone, Queensland’s The Strums and Hanny J. Sydney’s Josh Arentz and locals Secondhand Squad, Across The Atlas, Brothers Goon, Burnout, Dead Joe,
Heath Anthony, Nine One Nine, Dylan Smith and The Brightside at Fowler’s Live Kevin Borich Express (Sydney) at The British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) MEGA 90’S: 2 Unlimited, Techtronic, Real McCoy and Dr Alban at Thebarton Theatre
WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH
Taking Back Sunday (US) and Acceptance (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Eddie Reader (UK) at Trinity Sessions
FRIDAY 24 MARCH
Balance & Composure (US) at Fowler’s Live I Built The Sky (Melbourne) at Enigma Bar
SATURDAY 25 MARCH
Kingswood (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh A Day On The Green: Hoodoo Gurus, Violent Femmes, Tim Rogers, The Whitlams and Models at Annie’s Lane (Clare Valley) Holly Throsby (Melbourne) and Sparkspitter at Jive MC Kerser at Fowler’s Live Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing (Melbourne) and The Heggarties at Grace Emily
SUNDAY 26 MARCH
Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing (Melbourne) at Globe Hotel (Yongala)
TUESDAY 29 MARCH
Eazy-E Tribute: E3, Diggy Dre, Tony Muthaphukkn G and T-Rill of CP Mafia, L Dogg and MC Triks at Governor Hindmarsh
WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH
Twenty One Pilots (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre
FRIDAY 31 MARCH
Dorsal Fins (Melbourne) at Rocket Bar Illy (Melbourne) at Thebarton Theatre Jeff Lang (Melbourne) and Josh Rennie-Hynes at Trinity Sessions
SATURDAY 1 APRIL
Electric Mary (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Fortay, Monsta G, Drae Cliche’, Mitchos Da Menace and so many more at Fowler’s Live Nick Oliveri (US) at Producers Bar Buried Feather (Melbourne) at Somnium at Grace Emily Panhandler (Sweden) and Tiger Can Smile at Crown & Anchor
THURSDAY 6 APRIL
Windhand (US), Cough (US), Space Bong and Tombstealer at Fowler’s Live sleepmakeswaves at Governor Hindmarsh 29
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It’s sounding pretty mega so far. It was a pretty daunting thought going into it, you start learning the songs and its daunting. . . but first rehearsal everyone had learned their stuff. I had just planned to play four songs, but we ended up playing about eight, about half the set, and it was sounding really good. We’ve had a bunch of rehearsals since and its sounding tighter and tighter.” Wanderers playing Crosby, Stills & Nash and Little River Band seems as logical to me as those days when you have a hard-earned thirst and you need a big cold beer. In future years would Wanderers do something like this again as a part of Adelaide Fringe?
On the west end of Hindley St sits one damn funky and much loved live music venue in Jive. Its hallowed stage has played host to many a great name in the music world over the years, and soon will have performers such as Holly Throsby, Donnarumma, David Liebe Hart and Adelaide’s own Wasted Wanderers stomping those old theatre floorboards. By Ian Messenger BSide Magazine thought it would be good to chat with old mates Wasted Wanderers. Soon to be referred to by the more straight-edged moniker Wanderers, front man Dusty Lee Stephensen explained their ambitious tackling of the harmonic rock songs of Crosby, Stills & Nash and, wait for it, Little River Band.
“I watched The Other Guys the other night, and Will Ferrell’s character worships his Little River Band CD, and throughout the movie his colleague wants to eject the CD and Will Ferrell’s like, ‘Nobody touches my Little River Band CD!’ “We all love Little River Band but no one else seems to be talking about them anymore, but there is a huge market out there, and it’s also a show no one else would do.
Wanderers formed out of the house band at the Grace Emily Hotel, have played WOMADelaide to a roaring success, and if you’ve ever “And the been to a Monday harmonies in night at Billy Bob’s “We all love CSN I think BBQ Jam at the Grace Emily Little River Band naturally lead onto you can see but no one else Little River how these particular guys seems to be talking Band. They’re doing a CSN about them anymore, the only tribute show other band this Adelaide but there is a huge I can think Fringe would be market out of that have a grandly good three voices idea, but what there…” used as one. about this Little We’ve been diving River Band? into it, it’s awesome, they’re a good groovy band… No one listens to them Solid grooves.” anymore, unless you’re accidentally tuned in to It would take a brave spirit to some cruising AM station leap into the deep end of the your grandfather left dialed famed three part harmonies up while he borrowed your of Crosby, Stills & Nash, wheels to get his dentures or perhaps it would take a fixed? youthful ‘I’m never gonna die’ ‘look mum no hands’ “Yeah Little River Band are recklessness. the ultimate dad band,” Dusty laughs, “but the thing “With this stuff you need is, I don’t know how, but three really strong male they’ve been kind of lost in voices and you need the cosmos in Australia, but someone to hit all the high in America they’re still huge. shit. We’ve got this mate who 30
can just smash it up there. Bradley Polain is our secret weapon. He’s actually known around town as a drummer, and right now plays drums for the Zep Boys, but he will be playing an acoustic guitar and hitting all those Nash notes.”
Well the Zep Boys, I was thinking, certainly don’t mind rewriting rock’n’roll scripture. I asked Dusty if we are to expect with these performances a ‘to-the-T’ rendition, or a Wanderers’ spin on this hallowed material. “Well there are some songs of CSN,” Dusty explains, “that when they recorded them Stephen Stills would jump around and record different instruments but then they would never play it the same way live. And when they played it live they played it kind of heavy, it sounded a bit like a mess to me, so we thought to do a couple songs similar to how they did it on the Déjà Vu album, because they never played it live like that. “Then there are other songs where we completely came up with our own arrangements, extra harmonies, added in piano and guitar solos, few segues, few different things going on.
“This is the kind of thing we would just do as a special event, once a year maybe. We don’t want to become a tribute band, and we don’t want to focus our time too much on that. “But seeing how it goes, one year I might like to do The Allman Brothers and The Band.” Jive is such a great venue, such a great layout of space. Will there be anything special happening in there for these two shows? Any merch tables? Those little pies and pasties that gets everyone excited? “We have talked about things but I don’t want to promise anything,” Dusty laughs. “We’ve talked about having a casual vibe with some food hanging about and maybe some vinyl playing in the intermission, you know similar era to what we are doing, the ’70s.” Wanderers (formerly Wasted Wanderers) will be paying tribute to Little River Band and Crosby, Stills & Nash when they play two shows at Jive, 181 Hindley St, on Friday 3 March and Saturday 4 March as part of Adelaide Fringe. https://www. adelaidefringe.com. au/fringetix/wastedwanderers-present-crosbystills-and-nash-little-riverband https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Kd-lUDa2Ums
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When Country Meets City When I recently chatted to Adelaide-based Susan Lily about her upcoming Adelaide Fringe show, Butterfly: When Country Meets City, I was more than very impressed to hear that she was staging it at the Hilton Hotel. “No, no, no, not that one,” Susan quickly pointed out. “It’s The Hilton Hotel on South Rd, Hilton. I’d popped in one day with a friend and thought it would be a great place to do my Adelaide Fringe show.” Ah, that Hilton Hotel. The one at Hilton and not the one alongside Tarndanyangga in the city. I was then quick to point out to Susan that many years ago The Hilton Hotel at Hilton was a regular home for country music and
was, from memory, run by The Adelaide Country Music Club, which still has a regular event on the first Sunday of each month at Dudley Pk’s Slovenian Club. And I remember it well as I remember stepping out of my rock’n’roll comfort zone one evening in the late ’80s to head to The Hilton so see a concert featuring bluegrass champion Trev Warner. I’d gone along as, back then, Trev was considered to be a legend in country music circles and must be even more so now, some 30 years later, with his induction into the SA Music Hall Of Fame. And it’s nice to see that Trev seems to be gigging regularly again, notably with the AMC Combo, but that’s probably because he got his pesky son, Kim, a green card and got him out of his hair and out
of the country and has been freed up considerably. I also remember going to the Hilton Hotel at Hilton late one afternoon for a beverage with a few people to reflect on what had just happened to us. A whole bunch of media people - those from television, radio and print – had been invited to Keswick Railway Station to meet up and interview touring American country musician Merle Haggard who was travelling around the country via train due to his dislike of flying machines. The thing was, as soon as Merle’s train arrived at Keswick Railway Station, Merle hopped off and hightailed it into the city in a cab armed with a telephone number that Willie Nelson had furnished him with when the latter found out Merle was heading our way. So, Merle’s publicist felt somewhat embarrassed at having their star abscond but quickly assured us that Merle would be back as soon as he came back. And, after about an hour of us media types chatting amongst ourselves, Merle magically re-appeared but before any of us could set about asking any pertinent
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questions, he set about talking to those in charge of Keswick Railway Station about getting a ‘smoking’ carriage attached to the train for the journey from Adelaide to Perth. And, I believe this was done – I was later told Merle had to pay handsomely for such a service – and then he set about tending to our questions. I can’t recall if I got a word in although I did record the whole press conference which I would still have (somewhere). Anyway, it had been such a bizarre experience that many of us seasoned media types needed a drink so we went to the nearest watering hole, which just happened to be, ironically in some ways, The Hilton Hotel at Hilton. Susan Lily is set to present Butterfly: When Country Meets City as part of Adelaide Fringe at Fedora’s Restaurant, 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/fringetix/butterflywhen-country-meets-city>. For more BOB’s Bits go to:
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is dreamly beautiful, but perhaps a bit too Disney musical for the contemporary scene. Finally, House Of The Sun, is epic in feeling and makes you realise these guys haven’t lost their charm or the relentless energy that pervades their song writing.
THE CLOUDS ZAFFRE (Indpendent) Reviewed by Ian Messenger I remember booking The Clouds for Adelaide Uni O’Ball back in the early ‘90s – hell, how old am I? They absolutely smashed it and were truly one of the bands of the Australian indie scene of that era. Now, after 20 years of studio silence, we have their next release to ruminate upon.
Zaffre is perhaps one for the fans, yet hopefully will serve as an introduction to what is an important body of work. Apparently, there are more recordings to come from these guys; whispers of a full album in the future.
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Zaffre is a three-track wonder-wall of that classic Clouds sound; catchy riffing guitars fused with the stratospheric harmonies of Jodi Phillis and Trish Young.
The Clouds will also be playing A Day On The Green alongside Cyndi Lauper, Blondie, Montaigne and Alex Lahey at McLaren Vale’s Leconfield Wines on Sunday 9 April with tickets via Ticketmaster.
Mable’s Bookshop, the first track, is a melding of power and playfulness, and draws upon Phillis’ work in a charity shop. Float In The Air is an aptly named piece for a band called The Clouds, and
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Legends on the Adelaide live music scene, St Morris Sinners’ latest gift, Songs About Insects, is an important album and one local music aficionados would be well recommended to have a serious listen to. Hints of The Birthday Party are always cool and there are certainly a number of Australian bands drawing from that signpost. But here we have a literary offering which will make bored librarians across the nation put down their Hannah Kent and gaze longingly through their Perspex to know that out there, among the hoi polloi, are full-blooded poets who swagger like it’s 1849 San Francisco. Bands who marriage music with words are pretty up there in my book, so have a listen to B.F.B.F and hear the soon to be doomed blowfly manifest in some angry fuzzing guitar tones. The swampy ballad of Frogmen puts you right in the slime. The impending rhythmic wrath introducing Praying Mantis Sally prepares you for the joyride of insect inspired lyrics, which will make you wonder if there is a line between our species. Songs About Insects is no
throwaway title, it is a thematic and considered output from guys who I am guessing don’t mind reading a little William S Burroughs on the side. Think Cronenberg’s talking cockroaches in his cinematic interpretation of Naked Lunch. If you don’t know what I am referring to don’t search it out, you’ll be a shrivelling mess. St Morris Sinners are supporting David Liebe Hart at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Thursday 13 April with special guests Rohan Henry and Purple Johnson Blimp Situation with tickets via Moshtix. http://jivevenue.com/ events/david-liebe-hartadult-swimtim-eric/ David Liebe Hart is a man I had the interesting pleasure of meeting on his last visit to our humble town not that long ago. A famed American comedian, musician and ventriloquist known for his roles on the Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job! And, a very nice man whom I’d imagine would hang out with every single member of his audience if he had the time, which he probably does, so watch out! Songs About Insects is available below and the band often have vinyl copies at their shows. https://stmorrissinners. bandcamp.com/album/ songs-about-insects-2
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