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ISSUE #82 02 March - 15 March 2017 IT’S FREE - www.bsidemagazine.com.au
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ALSO INSIDE: Seth Sentry, Midge Ure, The Jerry Cans, Signpost 2017, Baby Animals, Jasper Jones, Gig Guide, Tour Guide, CD Reviews, Live Reviews and much more…
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live acoustic music from 6pm on Fridays. The venue will also have the legendary Kevin Borich Express and Gwyn Ashton playing there on Saturday 18 March with tickets via the venue.
THE SUNDAY REEDS
Armed with a dreamy new single, Drowning In Love, The Sunday Reeds will be launching it at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Saturday 6 May with help from The Dunes and Thanes.
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>. Also performing will be The Baker Suite and John Brewster of The Angels well as The Yearlings, David Moyse of Air Supply and Rockin’ Rob Riley.
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 including The Best Extras and The East District and a few surprises on the night.
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, Adelaide, on Friday 3 March and Saturday 4 March as part of Adelaide Fringe. 2
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 and fourth Sunday of each month with donations at the door. The first Sunday of the month serves as a session at which anyone is invited to roll up while the fourth Sunday is a concert with the next taking place on Sunday 26 March which will feature Ukalalas, Nice Verdes, The Memes and Runebilly Rattle.
THE BRITISH HOTEL
The British Hotel, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide, boasts a fine dining room with a new menu and a wine of the month along with free entry
Indie folk singer Ellie Belle has been travelling a lot of late but will be playing a ticketed show at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Thursday 16 March. It will be $10 at the door at which you can expect lots of very special guests.
Local legends Sympathy Orchestra are set to play the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, in semi-acoustic mode for a free entry show from 8pm on Friday 24 March with Roddy Gordon Band as their guests.
Editor: Robert Dunstan Contributors: “Mad Dog” Bradley, Ian Messenger, Catherine Blanch, Bobby Goudie, Susan Lily, Ricky Hooper Layout: Peter M Kelly
Around The Traps
Feature: Kevin Borich Express
Gig Guide - Cont
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The Jerry Cans
Review: Those Kodiaks/ The Barkers
Heading To Town
Heading To Town - Cont
Bob’s Bits Explosions In The Sky
Around The Traps - Cont
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Saturday 27 May and from 4pm on Sunday 28 May.
A DAY OF CLARITY
Armed with a new single, Cigarette, Ali Barter is stepping out on her A Suitable Girl tour that will bring the indie act to Jive, !81 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA, from 8pm on Saturday 6 May with tickets via Moshtix and IV League as special guests.
Set aside Saturday 20 May for when Clarity Records, 60 Pulteney St, Adelaide, SA, celebrates its 7th birthday by hosting the free entry A Day Of Clarity featuring a plethora of indie rock bands from around the country at venues across the city’s flourishing East End.
the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Sunday 23 April with tickets via the venue or OzTix. Eque at Grace Emily
Melbourne’s Stu Thomas will be in solo mode when he plays Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, with Melbourne’s Dag on Friday 10 March and also the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Saturday 11 March at which he will be playing two sets.
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE All we need to say is that Tim will be gracing the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, on Friday 24 March with tickets via Moshtix.
Melbourne’s funky Biscotti (Carla Ori) is set to launch a debut album, Like Heaven In The Movies, with help from Abbey Howlett and Big Daddy’s Discotheque at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, from 8.30pm on Saturday 4 March. Biscotti also plays on the Bandstand in The Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Pk, from 6pm on Friday 3 March.
UK band Ocean Colour Scene, whose tour to this country last year sold out very quickly, are making a return and will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Tuesday 14 November with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
NEW FOUND GLORY New singer Paul McLoone will join original members (guitarist and chief songwriter John O’Neil, his brother Damien (guitar), bassist Michael Bradley and drummer Billy Doherty), when Northern Irish punk band The Undertones make their first ever tour to Australia to play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh SA, on Sunday 9 July with tickets on sale via the venue or OzTix.
American pop punk band New Found Glory have announced their 20th anniversary tour which will have them playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Wednesday 9 August at which they will be playing Sticks & Stones and Catalyst albums in full. Tickets via the venue or OzTix.
DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS
After some 15 years, Australian rock titans Midnight Oil have announced a world tour and that they will be playing an all-ages concert at Adelaide Oval’s A Village Green with Spiderbait and Bad//Dreems on Thursday 26 October with tickets selling faster than your bed can burn via Ticketek.
It is set to do a solo, intimate concert when Dan Sultan plays 4
Having recently launched his latest poetry video project, Sidelines, spoken word performer Luka Lesson is returning to the stage to deliver the raw performances that have seen him cement his reputation one of Australia’s most compelling wordsmiths. Catch him at The Jade Monkey, 160 Flinders St, Adelaide, on Thursday 16 March for a special all-ages performance at 6pm followed by an adults-only show at 8.30pm.
FACEMEAT: A ROCK OPERA
Iconic Australian act Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs have announced a reformation tour and a new album, When, and will be hitting Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on Sunday 23 April with Pro Tools and The Chairmen.
Facemeat: A Rock Opera will feature a spoken word tale of slow-burn entrapment narrated by the band’s writer David Sattout interspersed with a completely new suite of music and will run as part of Adelaide Fringe at Worldsend Hotel, 208 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 7pm on Wednesday 8 March, Thursday 9 March and Friday 10 March with tickets via FringeTIX.
Tasmanian punks Luca Brasi have announced their biggest headline tour yet which will kick off at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Thursday 22 June with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
UK-based blues-rock exponent Gwyn Ashton is back in the country and will be playing a $15 per ticket show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St Thebarton, SA, from 8pm on Thursday 16 March. Gwyn also has an all-ages show at the Colonel Light Hotel, 208 Currie St, Adelaide, on Thursday 9 March with The Chairmen and The Here Away with $10 tickets at the door. And check Gig Guide (pages 14 and 15) and Tour Guide for more of his SA shows.
Mick Thomas has assembled a compilation album, These Are The Songs, of his solo work that also includes four bonus songs and will be bringing it to Adelaide for two shows at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on
Adelaide’s Tom Redwood now resides in sunny Melbourne but is coming ‘home’ to launch Cold Mother Night with his band at Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, SA, from 3pm on Sunday 9 April with Kate Alexander as his special guest and phone bookings via Mr V Music on 08 8341 5234.
Long-running disco act Boney M will be playing with a full band when they hit the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Friday 13 October with tickets via the venue or OzTix from Tuesday 7 March.
JUKE BOX RACKET
Melbourne’s Juke Box Racket will once again be making a racket with their ’50s and ‘60s-inspired rock’n’roll at the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, on Friday 31 March.
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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.
Kevin’s website at <kevinborich1.com> features a section that deals with his cancer treatment some years ago and how his partner, a yoga and meditation teacher, was a great help. “I was lucky because I found out early,” he says. “It was in my nose and neck and I wouldn’t have known about it if not for a quite painless lump. So if you have it in your pancreas or somewhere like that, you are not really going to know about it until it’s too late. “But, y’know, if they can land something on Pluto and wonderful stuff like that, surely they should have been able to find a cure by now,” Kevin sighs.
Legendary guitarist Kevin Borich, who now resides on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, doesn’t get down to Adelaide as often as he would like and, invariably, uses a local backing band as The Express. With three Adelaide shows looming, he has now elected to head down with his regular rhythm section for the first time in many a year. By Robert Dunstan “Yeah, I don’t get down that regularly these days,” Kevin says while waiting to get the tyres changed on his vehicle for a trip down to Sydney. “And while it’s been great playing with Adelaide guys, who are always great, you only just get used to each other and then the gigs in that area are finished. You just get things right and then you’re off somewhere. “And when you are writing original stuff and doin’ your own thing, if you have a regular band, you actually get things happening properly,” he adds. “So I’m really looking forward to coming down with the two guys I’ve been playing with for a while now.”
accent, came over from his birthplace to Sydney with The La De Das in the late ’60s “We’d had some hits over there but followed people such as Max Merritt and Ray Columbus to Sydney because there were more people there than the whole of New Zealand,” he recalls. “These days, of course, everyone goes to the US or Europe but back in those days it was a big deal to pack up everything and head over to Sydney. It was seen as a big adventure.” The guitarist and singer has since enjoyed a very notable career and while doing some research easily came across YouTube footage of Kevin guesting with Santana on Soul Sacrifice.
“Yeah, I played with Carlos a couple of times,” he remarks. “That first time was at Rockarena in front of 60,000 people at Calder Raceway and then I played with “And they are both great Santana again a few singers as well,” years later. And, Kevin, whose son, “Back in that time, he had Lucius, plays those days it Buddy Miles, who drums with was a big deal to used to play with metal band Cog, Hendrix, out the pack up everything enthuses. front singing and head over to and playing Are they young Sydney. It was drums for him. guys? The Express’ rhythm section is John Howson on drums and Chris Gilbert on double and electric bass.
seen as a big adventure.”
“Well, they’re both younger than me,” Kevin, who will turn 70 next year, laughs. “But then I think that everyone is younger than me these days.” Kevin, who still retains a slight New Zealand 6
“So the closest I ever got to Hendrix was playing behind Buddy’s bum,” he laughs. Kevin has also worked with Joe Walsh of The Eagles and Richie Blackmore of Deep Purple.
“That was The Party Boys with Joe and he stayed at my place for a few days,” he says. “And I jammed with Richie the night after Purple had played Sunbury. He came to a show we were doing and played with us. And, people had said Richie was a pretty wild character but he seemed nice enough to me. He didn’t seem to have an ego.” Kevin also recorded albums with Renee Geyer and Dutch Tilders. Were they both direct to disc recordings? “The one with Dutch was,” he says. “And that was a bugger because you had to record a whole side of the record live in one take. So you’d do a song, stop for a second or so and go straight into the next. But if you got to the last song on that side of the record and somehow screwed it up, you’d have to go back right to the start and begin it all again. “So, because it was being recorded direct to disc, there was a fair bit of pressure,” Kevin suggests. “But the album, The Blues Had A Baby, came out really well.”
The musician’s latest release is the double album, Totem, but The Express are currently in the throes of cutting some new songs. “We’re going through some ideas I’ve got,” Kevin says. “And I now have my own studio and am in the process of learning a new software program to get my ideas down. There’s so much software available now and it’s getting better all the time but you just have to find out how it works best. “The easy part is that it’s on the premises so you don’t have to worry about hiring a studio and paying for all the time,” he concludes with a chuckle. 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, Adelaide, on Friday 17 March with tickets via FringeTIX and Gwyn Ashton as special guest. The trio also play The British Hotel, 11 North Pde, Pt Adelaide, on Saturday 18 March with tickets via OzTix and also at Encounter Bay’s Beach House Café on the afternoon of Sunday 19 March with tickets via the venue on 08 8552 4417. Kevin will also be making an in store appearance at Mr V Music, 115 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore on the afternoon of Saturday 18 March from 2pm.
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German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide Friday 17 March <fringetix.com.au>
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Ultravox and our manager turned up with two massive bottles of champagne, and he said that we had two albums and two singles in the charts at the same time. It was bizarre, truly, but wonderful.” Fade To Grey was such a big thing at the time and you still hear it on radio. Is it insulting to think of Visage as a one hit wonder? “No, and really, you’re right.” You must have heard Nouvelle Vague’s eerie cover version of that song? “Yes I did, and I liked it. It sounded like they were busking in an underground train station in Paris.”
Midge Ure spoke by phone to BSide (shortly before Christmas) concerning his Something From Everything tour and discussed his status as a near-Sex-Pistol (sort of), his work with the Rich Kids, Ultravox and Visage, his solo efforts and more, and how exactly his signature songs will be featured this time out onstage. by MDB So Midge: you were in Australia back in 2013, so what have you been up to since then? “I’ve been doing lots! I finished a new solo album about three years ago called Fragile, and that took a while, and then I promoted it around Europe, and so yes, I’ve been busy.”
“He didn’t even ask me if I was a musician so I said no! And the band turned out to be the Pistols, and I never knew if he wanted me as the singer, the guitarist, the drummer or what!”
All these songs and more are going to feature as part of your ‘Something From Everything’ tour, so can you tell us about how the idea for it came about?
“When you go on tour you always play the songs people expect to hear… You cannot NOT play Vienna or [Ultravox’s] Dancing With Tears In My Eyes, and as an artist you
It is right, however, that in 1981 you had two number one hits in two separate bands? Ultravox, with Vienna, and Visage, with Fade To Grey? That’s just about unprecedented…
We’ll get to your work with Ultravox, Visage and beyond in a moment but, first, can you tell us if the “Yes. During my years claim in your new with the Rich tour’s publicity “And Kids [with Glen blurb is true: the band Matlock, an did you really ex-Pistol] audition to turned out to I became be a Sex be the Pistols, and fascinated Pistol? with this new I never knew if he instrument, the “Well, that’s a wanted me as the synthesiser… strange one. I was stopped singer, the guitarist, And then I worked with on the streets the drummer or Visage, and that of Glasgow back what!” same year I joined in 1975 by a guy Ultravox, who had just who turned out to come back from America be The Clash’s manager, missing a singer and having Bernie Rhodes… He knew been dropped by their record Malcolm McLaren and he label. I joined them as I was was the weirdest-looking so excited by what they were person, with a dog collar doing musically… and everything, and he proceeded to tell me about “And then one day I was his history and asked me if I in the studio working with wanted to be in this band.
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And not always the big hit singles too… And play them together in a similar sort of format, so when I come there I’ll be on stage with several young multi-instrumentalists and we’ll do these very organic versions of these songs. “And instead of doing many of these songs with synthesisers, we’ll do them organically with instruments. It kind of makes the songs timeless, as you take away the drum machines and the production and you’re just left with the bones of the song, and it just flows effortlessly.” Would you describe the performances as acoustic? “Yes, I would, and some of them are difficult to do acoustically, like [Ultravox’s] Reap The Wild Wind, but you just find a way to do them… It keeps me on my toes and keeps me interested… And we’ll be doing [his solo hit] If I Was, a Visage track that has never been performed live ever, and more.” And Midge, what do you do once the tour is over? “Well, the tour’s going to take me well into 2017, and I’ll then continue working in the studio on orchestrated versions of Ultravox and other material… But will I tour with it, with a full orchestra? I’m not sure that’s within my budget!... And then I’ll be onto material for my next solo album.” Do you foresee a time you might retire from touring?
“2016 was such a hideous year for losing musical heroes, and so I can’t help but think that there’s a finite time for me to be doing this, but I have absolutely no intention of packing up my bags and putting on my slippers, don’t worry!” start thinking that you’re sick to death of playing just hits. And so you scan your back catalogue trying to find something you haven’t played before, something you might have played only once perhaps, and so I had this idea of going right back to 1978 and the Rich Kids and playing something from every official album that I’ve been associated with. “That’s 14 albums, and I’ve tried to pick a song or two from each album, songs that represent that album best.
Midge Ure, of Band Aid fame, has a tour that will have him playing at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with his three-piece band, India Electric Company, on Thursday 9 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
MIDGE URE Where
Governor Hindmarsh 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh Thursday 9 March OzTix 11
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the demo of Brass In Pocket is really interesting. People think songs just come out sounding the way they do, but they can often start off as just guitar and voice and then they get worked up into something that be drastically different. Songs can change so much from the original idea.
BABY ANIMALS Suze DeMarchi, singer and guitarist with rock group Baby Animals, is understandably excited about heading to town with the band to play Clipsal 500 as they will be hitting the event’s outdoor stage alongside fellow legends Hunters & Collectors. By Robert Dunstan “We can’t wait as car race gigs are always exciting and it’s always a good rock crowd,” Suze says. “Rev-heads seem to really like their rock. And it’s a good double bill with Hunters because we played with them a lot back in the day. “So it’s always good to see those guys because they don’t play so much these days,” she adds. Baby Animals were halfway through a national tour, with some dates sold out, when BSide Magazine spoke to the singer. “Yeah, we’ve done Perth and Sydney,” Suze says, “and we do Melbourne the weekend before coming over to Adelaide. We’ve all over the place at the moment – busy, busy, busy – but playing live shows are what it’s all about for us. Live shows are where it’s at and they are such great fun. “And playing all those old songs is like never having to grow up,” she reasons. “I mean we all have our normal lives which, like everyone else is full of paying bills and stuff, but we get to go on the road and have fun and pretend we are 12 again. “I really do think playing music helps keep you young, in spirit anyway,” Suze laughs. Baby Animals recently undertook an extensive national tour with Adelaide band The Superjesus. 12
“That was fun,” Suze enthuses. “It was so great and it’s always fantastic to do shows with bands like The Superjesus because we didn’t cross paths much back in the day. The whole time they were touring around, I was pretty much based in America.” Suze is pleased to hear that The Superjesus’ Stuart Rudd and Sarah McLeod will be inducted into the SA Music Hall Of Fame at Mortlock Library on Friday 3 March. “And rightly so,” the singer says. “That’s great news. And they definitely deserve it. This writer first saw Baby Animals in live action mode back in the early ’90s when they came to town with The Angels and played The Old Lion Hotel all here in Adelaide.
“I don’t know but I do know that one of the guys in The Hurricanes went on to do a lot of merchandise artwork for other bands. I have no idea what happened to the other guys.” Suze, who hints that Baby Animals will hit Adelaide again much later in the year, says they are currently working on a new album. “We’re full of renewed energy,” she says. “We keep pushing on because it’s what we do.” Last year the band released a deluxe 25th anniversary issue of their debut album as BA25 and Suze says they had a fair bit of involvement in how it came “We together.
have our “Mushroom normal lives which, said they wanted like everyone else is to put full of paying bills and stuff, but we get to go on the road and have something fun and pretend we together so we are 12 again.” basically dug
“Wow!’” Suze exclaims. “That was The Angels’ Dogs Are Talking tour where they had taken three young bands out on the road with them. I remember that tour. Well, some of it.”
I can recall that one of the other bands on the bill was The Hurricanes but struggle to recall the name of the fourth. “Ah, the other one was The Desert Cats,” Suze readily recalls. And whatever happened to those bands?
through the archives and found some demos and some live stuff,” she says. “And it was interesting including the demo of One Word. We thought fans would be interested in that because, oh my gosh, it’s interesting to see how songs evolve from being a demo. “I know that The Pretenders put out some demo recordings a while back and
“It’s the same when we worked with [producer] Mike Chapman on that first album because he made so many changes when we took the songs to him in the studio,” Suze adds. “But they were all for the better and, anyway, it’s Mike Chapman. You’re not going to argue with someone who has a knack of bringing a song’s hook to the fore.” So, was it fun working with Mike, a Queenslander who is the name behind hit songs for artists such as Smokie, Suzi Quatro, The Sweet and the producer of Blondie’s Parallel Lines and of The Knack? “Oh, it was heaps of fun,” Suze responds. “We used to call him ‘The Commander’ because he’s quite the boss. But he knows his stuff, so you listen to what Mike has to say. We were never going to say, ‘Well, that’s a rubbish idea’. And I was all ears because he wrote some of the best songs ever. He wrote Ballroom Blitz for goodness sake. “And I recently got back in touch with him through Instagram so that’s been great,” she says. “And Mike’s still working and doing what he does.” In closing, Suze, who will be doing a hot lap of the Clipsal 500 circuit on the afternoon of Friday 4 March with V8 Supercar driver Todd Kelly, says fans can expect all the big Baby Animals hits when they take to the stage. “We’re going to hit everyone right between the eyes with all the hits and no misses,” she laughs. “So it’ll be stuff from all three albums because we want to keep people vibed and happy.” Hilltop Hoods will be joined by Seth Sentry, The Funkoars and Aaradhna on Friday 3 March and Hunters & Collectors and Baby Animals will be playing with Battlehounds and The Byzantines on Saturday 4 March at Clipsal 500 in Adelaide with details at <clipsal500.com.au>.
BABY ANIMALS Clipsal 500 When Saturday 4 March Tickets clipsal500.com.au Where
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SATURDAY 4 MARCH
Masketta Fall (Melbourne) THURSDAY 9 MARCH – SUNDAY 12 MARCH Luke Heggie (from 7pm) Nick Cody (from 8.15pm) Rhys Nicolson (from 9.30pm) SATURDAY 11 MARCH – SUNDAY 12 MARCH Breakout Comedy (from 4.45pm) SATURDAY 18 MARCH
SIGNPOST: God God Dammit Dammit, Chasing Ghosts, Across The Atlas, Dead Joe, Heath Anthony, Secondhand Squad and so many more from noon
FRIDAY 24 MARCH
Balance & Composure (US) SATURDAY 25 MARCH
SATURDAY 1 APRIL
Fortay, Monsta G, Drae Cliche’, Mitchos Da Menace and so many more THURSDAY 6 APRIL Windhand (US) and Cough (US) FRIDAY 7 APRIL
The Mountain Goats (US) SATURDAY 8 APRIL
Heavy SA 2017: Se Bon Ki Ra, Iron Worzel, Ice On Mercury, A ghost Orchestra and so many, many more TUESDAY 11 APRIL
The Devil Wears Prada (US) and Being As An Ocean MONDAY 24 APRIL Billy Bragg (UK) FRIDAY 5 MAY Hellions (Sydney), Endless Heights, The Brave and Introvert SATURDAY 13 MAY Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (US) and Young Lions
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THURSDAY 2 MARCH
Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Arkaba Hotel – Sporty’s Bar: Quiz Thursdays (7pm) Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-ALong 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) Gaslight Tavern – Swap Team Jam (free entry) Gilbert St Hotel – live music with free entry from 7pm
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Timmy G (Fringe Comedy) and Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with free entry from 8.30pm Grace Emily – cold beers from 4pm
Hampstead Hotel – K G’s Quiz Wiz (7pm) Hotel Metro – live original bands 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
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Africa Entsha from 8pm with tickets at the door
FRIDAY 3 MARCH 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 Clipsal 500 – Hilltop Hoods and Seth Sentry Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music Dog & Duck – Chunky Dip and Holly J (9pm) Duck Inn – live music from Just Enough at 7pm Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Enfield Hotel – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (6pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – Red Light Riot (Melbourne) with tickets at the door from 8pm
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Urthboy and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily – Dilettantes, St Jides and Hanging Chains with free entry from 9pm
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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)
Jive – Wanderers present Little River Band and Crosby, Stills & Nash Adelaide Fringe tribute from 8pm
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 Nancy Bates from noon 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 Trinity Sessions – The Young Folk (Ireland) Warradale Hotel – live music from 8.30pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Bush Gothic from 8pm with tickets at the door
Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 6pm) Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm
SATURDAY 4 MARCH Belgian Beer Cafe – live acoustic music (5pm) Blue Gums Hotel – DJ Mitch (8pm) CASAblabla – live soul band from midnight with free entry prior to 10pm Clipsal 500 – Hunters & Collectors (Melbourne) and Baby Animals 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 Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse with live bands and Djs
Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Findon Hotel – live band from 9pm
Fowler’s Live – Masketta Fall (Melbourne)
Gaslight Tavern – live bands
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Twelve Foot Ninja and Front Bar: PlanB with free entry from 8pm Grace Emily – Biscotti (Melbourne), Abbey Howlett and Bib Daddy’s Discotheque from 9pm
Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – Red Light Riot (Melbourne), Angelik, Fear & Loathing and Startakit with tickets at the door
Jive – Wanderers present Little River Band and Crosby, Stills & Nash Adelaide Fringe tribute from 8pm
Land Of Promise – live bands Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ Nantale (8pm) MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake 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) Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jabel Trinity Sessions – Jo Quail (UK) Union Hotel – Reggae On from 8pm Victoria Hotel – live band from 9.30pm Waterloo Station Hotel – karaoke from 8pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Bush Gothic from 8pm with tickets at the door
Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 9pm
SUNDAY 5 MARCH Bacchus Bar – Bachata By The Beach (3pm) Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rubdown Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music 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) – live music from 4-8pm Gilbert Street Hotel – acoustic blues (2pm) Glenelg Football Club – live music (4pm)
Governor Hindmarsh – Blues Brothers Revue (US) Grace Emily – Ukulele Death Squad
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 from 5pm Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm Overway Hotel – live music from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 4pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – A History Of The Blues from 4pm with tickets at the door
Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)
MONDAY 6 MARCH 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: James MacAulay and Matt Oulton Group with tickets at the door
TUESDAY 7 MARCH 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: Tegan & Sra and Bec Sandridge and Front Bar: American Appalachian Folk Sessions from 7pm
Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Tuesday from 8pm in front bar Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm) Port Dock – open mic evening Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam Torrens Arms Hotel – DJ Ryley (8pm)
WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH 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 Gaslight Tavern – World Series Songwriters
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Blood, Sweat & Tears (US) and Sean Kemp and 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 The Jerry Cans (Canada)
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 Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night Supermild – DJ Craig Flanigan The Highway – Open Mic Night Trinity Sessions – Roo Panes (UK) Union Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge (8pm)
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Face The Music with Moss and tickets at the door
Worldsend – Facemeat (Sydney) at 7pm
THURSDAY 9 MARCH Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-ALong 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 – Main Room: Midge Ure (UK) and Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with host Billy Bob with free entry Grace Emily – The Jerry Cans (Canada)
Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm 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 – Angel & Gabrielle at 7pm and Hussy Hicks (Qld) at 9.30pm
Worldsend – Facemeat (Sydney) at 7pm
FRIDAY 10 MARCH 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 FordDavies 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
Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands
Governor Hindmarsh – Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily – Already Gone (CD launch), Best Extras and The East District from 9pm
Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – Dag (Melbourne) and Stu Thomas (Melbourne) from 9pm 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 Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 8pm with $10 entry The Coffee Pot – Rad ‘N’ 80s The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Glenn Skuthorpe (CD launch) with special guests and tickets at the door
Woodville Hotel – live music Worldsend – Facemeat (Sydney) at 7pm Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm
SATURDAY 11 MARCH 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 – live bands
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Latino Festival and Front Bar: live band with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Koral, Alana Jagt and The Bitter Darlings rom 9pm
Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – original live bands from 9pm Land Of Promise – live bands MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 8pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Stu Thomas Paradox from 8pm with free entry
SUNDAY 12 MARCH Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rubdown from 7pm with Nikai, Alice Haddy and Seth Henderson Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Duke Of York – free entry Sunday Beer Garden Sessions from 2pm until 10pm and Infinity Sundays with DJs from 4pm with $5 entry Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Black Sabbath: free entry acoustic blues from 2pm Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 2pm
Governor Hindmarsh – The Dune Rats (Brisbane), Skegss and The Gooch Palms (Sold Out) Grace Emily – Shit Disco with Simon and Evan
Mick O’Shea’s – Jamie K from 3pm Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon – 2pm Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music from 5pm North Adelaide Hotel – Vogue Duo Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm with $10 entry Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4-7pm Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – live music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm
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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)
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Face The Music with Moss from 5pm with tickets at the door
Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)
MONDAY 12 MARCH Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: The Dune Rats (Brisbane), Skegss and The Gooch Palms 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 13 MARCH 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 14 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: Hang Massive (UK) and Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – Run It Out/Walk It Out from 6pm followed by Quiz Night
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RINGS (M) **1/2
The whole movie Ring cycle is hard to follow, with Kôji Suzuki’s 1991 novel spawning a 1995 Japanese TV movie, the feature Ringu (1998), Ringu 2 (1999), Ringu 0 (2000), the NaomiWatts-starring American remake The Ring (2002), a little-known 2005 cash-in called Rings as well and the weak The Ring Two that same year (and, alongside the also popular, remade-in-America and complicatedlypedigreed Grudge movies, spearheading a movement affectionately called ‘J Horror’). And this sequel/prequel/ reboot/whatever from Spanish director F. Javier Gutiérrez should make things even more convoluted for fans - if there are any left. After a striking opening sequence (that’s been much-given-away, so no need for spoilers: it takes place on a plane), we cut forward two years to find Prof. Gabriel (glum Johnny Galecki from TV’s The Big Bang Theory) buying an old video player that belonged to the poor fool we just saw perish (oops!). Gabriel goes home and tries to get the mysterious VHS tape inside it to work (cue gags about the outdated technology, as we prepare for supernatural forces to go hi-tech), leading to him viewing those uncanny images and a phone call that promises that he has seven days (you know, until 16
the evil Samara comes to get him - or do you?). The dreary Julia (Matilda Lutz) is in there too, and she strays into the paranormal plot when her recently-relocated student boyfriend Holt (Alex Roe) is discovered to be part of Gabriel’s big academic study of the whole Samara thing (which seems highly unethical as, you know, the supernatural entity tends to kill characters horribly). She’s also inspired to go off on a dangerous
but humdrum investigation with Holt, but although Naomi looked into Samara’s nasty story in The Ring, what she originally found is extensively altered here so that the franchise can keep going. And going. With overacting Vincent D’Onofrio in that most clichéd of roles, a blind priest (his casting also betrays a major but obvious plot revelation), this is really only worth it for creepy old Samara herself, who’s this time played by Bonnie Morgan and coolly FXed as she crawls out of TVs, computers, mobile phones and more and does in most of the main cast, all of whom are seriously asking for it. Mad Dog Bradley
FIST FIGHT (MA) **1/2
This seriously average comedy, built around the squeaky, nerdy comic talents of the irksome Charlie Day and the good-naturedly dangerous stylings of intense old Ice Cube, at times seems strikingly similar to the forgotten 1987 sleeper Three O’Clock High (but with teachers rather than students), yet distinguishes itself by being really, really silly. An English teacher named Andy Campbell (Charlie) is on tenterhooks waiting for his pregnant wife Maggie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) to give birth when he arrives at school on the senior students’ last day and is immediately swept up in lots of improbable pranks and a tide of paranoia about who might be facing the sack during a round of cuts being made by Principal Tyler (Dean Norris of Breaking Bad, who deserves better). There’s lots of panicky, foul-mouthed gags between counsellor Holly (Jillian Bell), Coach Crawford (comedian Tracy Morgan in his first pic after a car accident) and others, and then an elaborate set of circumstances leads to Andy pissing off feared history teacher Strickland (Ice) and him promising to beat the
crap out of Andy in a fight at 3.00pm that afternoon. Our dopey hero dashes about trying to make deals, pay off blackmailing students, get Strickland to see sense (cue some stuff about Ice’s character wanting to fight partially to demonstrate to the dull-witted kids that they need to stand up for the themselves) and shut down a Twitter-storm as, all the while, he worries about disappointing Maggie and his icky little daughter Ally (Alexa Nisenson). And others threaten to steal the show, including no less than Christina Hendricks as French teacher Ms. Monet, who reveals a wild hamminess as she struts about in scenes that could have been shot all in the same fevered afternoon. All desperately dumb (the way connoisseurs of this kind of crap like it), director Richie Keen’s outing does leave you wondering whether Charlie can ever stop portraying shrieking worms (see also the two Horrible Bosses) and if Ice can ever play anything other than one scary mother***er. The expected blooper reel before the end credits reveals that he can actually smile (!!!), after all. Mad Dog Bradley
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Festivals have always been a part of societies around the world. Used to showcase a local region or a particular genre of art, festivities have come and gone in modern times. By Susan Lily Of late, there have been a spate of larger festivals crumbling. Fear not, there are also keen and motivated people around like Dan Raw who feel it’s simply a matter of giving something a chance. BSide Magazine spoke with Signpost organiser Dan Raw and also Penny from Across The Atlas, one of the many participating acts, about the upcoming event.
up are they’re all passionate about their music and their music communities near and far,” he says. Dan also considers this to be a, ‘Fest that supports great up and coming talent and recognising the great music scene family we have in Adelaide and abroad’. “I’d love to make Signpost an annual event again where punters and bands all enjoy a great day of friendship and music. With the quality of bands and people we have playing on this line-up just proves how great our music community really is. I hope it encourages more people to put on events like this in the future.”
Back in his teenage years, Dan began his foray into festival hosting when he approached his local community to help set up and run Signpost in 1998. The name ‘signpost’ is directional in nature and so is the “The focus of this event: Tinged with to guide people to best part the brush new and exciting about the bands that is punk, live music Signpost experiences on the Signpost will also and help keep line-up are they’re be a venues such as its host all passionate about showcase of a wide viable. their music and their range of musical His passion music communities styles. From for all things near and far.” the melodic music, including acoustic acts audiences, shone to the rock, soul, through as he funk, punk sounds of spoke about his musical God God Dammit Dammit. experiences and drive to Also, the strong and heady provide Adelaide with a vocals of Penny from Across locally run festival they could The Atlas with whom BSide be proud of. also spoke to this week. During his career in music Beginning her foray into Dan and his band, Secondmusic as a teen and falling hand Squad, have met and under the musical spells played alongside a collection of musical acts such as of passionate and high AFI, Paramore and Alanis quality bands and music Morrissette, Penny joined a artists from both touring and high school band. Making her local gigs. Choosing a line-up official debut into the music for this show was both easy world nearly seven years ago, and difficult, as he had to Penny wrote and performed narrow it down to 14 bands songs in the band Viper and half a dozen solo acts. Town. Drawing influence from everywhere, her songs “The best part about the come with a flavour that bands on the Signpost line18
feels like we’ve been friends with it for a long time. All are intertwined with a fresh edge and enhanced by her powerful vocals. So, why punk? “As a teenager I went to punk, metal and hard-core shows,” Penny says. “I was inspired by the raw energy and realness of it all. It felt relatable. I knew I had the same energy and fire burning within me and that i needed to be doing the same.” Across The Atlas is Penny on vox, Ben Breavington and Andrew Abbot (Rew) on guitars, John Arnold on drums and Daz on bass (though apparently he is the unofficial band member). They have already been busy releasing a self-titled EP in 2015 and will soon release Daydreamer, which is in its final stages of production. Describing their music is, for many artists, a tough one. Most musicians and writers simply do what they do without creating boundaries and this will often become something of a hybrid. Penny says, ‘It depends on who I’m describing it to.…’, which makes a great deal of sense as we all hear differently depending on our musical experience. To give you an example of what Across The Atlas is like a cocktail of Paramore, Evanescence and Killiing Heidi with a dash of Blink 182. The most important thing is to, ‘Take a listen’, as Penny says. When asked, ‘What do you think your fans feel they receive from you that no other band can give them?’, Penny replies, “Our story, our strength, our weakness, our passion and our true appreciation and love for
those being part of our journey.” We also asked Penny to give us an idea about who she was keen to see at Singpost but, like us, she is simply excited to be playing alongside a great bunch of bands which are listed below. Their ultimate dream is to, ‘Inspire, entertain and captivate. For others to resonate with us”. Like most musicians, they hope people resonate with what they do and that is Dan’s hope as well for Signpost. It’s setting up to be a day out that many people will treasure and, hopefully, will continue the resurgence of live and original music that is so needed right now. God God Dammit Dammit, Melbourne’s Chasing Ghosts, Japan For, Tim Hampshire, Joe Guiton, Shadow League, Gladstone, Queensland’s The Strums and Hanny J and Sydney’s Josh Arentz will hit Signpost 2017 at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, from high noon on Saturday 18 March for a licensed all-ages affair boasting two stages and a BBQ (vegan options) and at which locals Secondhand Squad, Across The Atlas, Brothers Goon, Burnout, Dead Joe, Heath Anthony, Nine One Nine, Dylan Smith and The Brightside will also be representing the local scene. Tickets via Moshtix.
SIGNPOST 2017 Where When Tickets
Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide Saturday 18 March Moshtix
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March Friday 3rd Daniel Petruzzeli Friday 10th Ben Davies Friday 17th TBA Saturday 18th Open Mic Night Friday 24th Ben Davies Friday 31st Robin George
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THE JERRY CANS
The Jerry Cans are coming soon to the Grace Emily Hotel for Adelaide Fringe as part of their Australian tour of third album, Inuusiq – Life. Fans who are still complaining of withdrawal symptoms after experiencing their high-energy blast at WOMADelaide last year may want to enjoy another dose of this globe-trotting musical energy ball who are famed at rousing even the oldies and kids up to dance. By Ian Messenger BSide got on the blower to far north Canada where things are more frozen than the ice cream freezer in an outback servo where the manager, terrified that everything will melt, has the thermostat set so low that inside the wrappers the ice creams are covered in an unappetizing layer of dusty ice crystals which you have to scrape off like it were Styrofoam to get to the good stuff. Yes, very cold indeed.
participated in these throat singing workshops and that’s how I started to learn it.
Nancy Mike chatted with me about life up there in Inuit country, traditional throat singing, and even igloobuilding competitions where people win money, and we also talked about many other “I went to a program things, which cost me down in Southern a fortune on my ”A Canada and phone bill, almost that’s when lot more as much as really got calling Santa young people are I into it. We Clause direct, performed starting to create but it was a charming their own music and around Ottawa privilege. in the writing their own cities and Nancy lyrics, and it’s become learned Mike is the from each a way to heal the only Inuk other, member of generational from our the group and trauma…” is their resident throat singer and accordionist. Throat singing is a surprising classmates element to their alt-country and friends. and reggae-style music and We taught helps the band create a each other unique sound where it also different has a percussive element to songs, it. I heard that Inuk mothers traditional use throat singing to soothe songs that their babies to sleep, and have been asked Nancy Mike if throat passed down singing was something generationshe learnt growing up in to-generation, the throat-singing hub of and these songs imitate the Pangnirtung. sounds of nature. “Well it’s not really the hub “There are songs that are of throat singing music but music festivals were common called Wind, River, Seagulls, Mosquito; these are just the every summer when growing names of a few. They are up, and we had throat very traditional and are each singers performing and they sung by two women. It’s very did workshops. When I was rhythmic, and when two about fourteen years old I 20
people are singing it’s usually overlapping each sound. So we are not singing at the same time, we are creating completely new sounds when we are singing together.” The dizzying pace of progress, for better or worse, reaches all corners of the globe and even up in the Arctic Circle people aren’t free from modernity. Iqaluit is the hometown of The Jerry Cans and has, I imagine, experienced more change than in the coin section of my wallet after a weekend bender at the Grace Emily Hotel. Is the rapid change of life affecting the music that’s being played in Iqaluit, are there new kinds of bands, is it a changing music scene? “I think so. A lot more people are open to talking about their own issues. A lot more young people are starting to create their own music and writing their own lyrics, and it’s become a way to heal the generational trauma that has been passed down, or other things we have been struggling with here. “[The music scene] has changed over the years for sure. Music is happening a lot more than usual in my perspective, and people are opening up to even performing or doing shows in the community. It’s awesome, we love it!” she laughs. Thinking of all that ice and cold up there, I couldn’t help to wonder where music was actually performed, in
local bars, community halls, people’s homes. A cold night in Adelaide and I doubt even Orpheus could pull a crowd. “Iqaluit is a town of eight thousand people. We don’t have a Performing Arts Centre yet, but there is a committee working to get one built which is awesome. Right now, our only options are The Royal Canadian Legion, which is like a local bar, we perform there once in a while, and other bars and some smaller venues like the local high school that has a stage that community members use as a venue because there are not many options. “So yeah there’s probably three or four, or maybe five places where people can perform.” Champions of highlighting the dire social issues that plague life up north, such as high suicide rates and substance abuse, I wondered if The Jerry Cans go elsewhere in far north Canada to spread their positive messages. “Yep we’ve performed in smaller communities in Cape Dorset, which I think I want to say is about a thousand people. Whenever we go to a smaller place it seems like the whole community comes out to watch us play. It’s such a rare thing for them to have a full band coming to play. It’s a huge deal for them and they always love it and we always have a great time.” The Jerry Cans create such spirited, uplifting music. It makes one imagine that despite the weather it is a spirited, fun place to live. “It’s a very fun place to be. A lot happens indoors because it’s so cold out, and in spring and summer we do activities outside, play music, do art, even igloo building competitions where the fastest is usually the winner for big cash prizes.” Canada’s The Jerry Cans are coming back to town to undertake two Adelaide Fringe shows at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, on Wednesday 8 March and Thursday 9 March. The band are also hosting a meet and greet at the pub from 4pm on Wednesday 8 March.
THE JERRY CANS Where
Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide
Wednesday 8 March & Thursday 9 March
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Gaslight Tavern Friday 17 February Review and photographs by Ricky Hooper Rockabilly is a very resilient musical genre and will be around for a long time yet. On Friday 17 February, locals Salvy & The Hired Help, a young guy from Belgium (Shorty Jetson), a couple of players from Holland (CJ Jerome and Coen Molenschot) and Londonbased performer Craig Shaw, all rocked the place out big time.
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THOSE KODIAKS THE BARKERS
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Governor Hindmarsh (Front Bar) Monday 20 February
In a different, fairer universe, both Adelaide’s Stuart Day and Terry Bradford would be household names by now – rightfully revered for their peerless song craft as much as for their excellent stagecraft. Review and photography by Ken Grady These two local legends have both been hugely prolific over the years and have written, recorded, performed and produced quality material for decades under a variety of guises – but, criminally, none of their musical adventures have ever brought them the level of widespread success they deserve. For this year’s Adelaide Fringe, Day and Bradford have revived two of their long-dormant bands: the traditional folksy ensemble, The Barkers; and the more alt-country oriented and slightly better known incarnation, Those Kodiaks. This time around, the bands feature pretty much the same line-ups, with their accordionist maestro, Richard Tonkin, more heavily featured in The
Barkers set, whilst in the second half of the show, which features songs from the Those Kodiaks repertoire, female vocalist Therese Willis steps onto the stage to bolster the vocal power of the band and to sing a couple of showcase tunes herself. What is obvious in both brackets on this first night of their 2017 Adelaide Fringe run – just in case we have forgotten in the ensuing 20 years or so since these bands last graced an Adelaide stage – is that these guys are all great musicians and have an onstage chemistry that cannot be repressed or resisted. The Barkers’ hour-long set was filled with buoyant, uplifting reels and jigs such as the magnificent Lark in The Morning, balanced by poignant autobiographical vignettes in song, such as Kings Row, Whyalla, Single Mother’s Waltz and the lively and
raucous rambunctiousness of Love Life Of The Ordinary.
After a short break, the band returned to the stage to dip into a broad selection of songs from Those Kodiaks’ catalogue. Every song in the second half of the show was a delight – and from the opening number, For All Time, through fan favourites Big Ben, Sea Of Love and Running Like Americans and onto Therese Willis’s powerhouse showcase, Because Of The Night – which brought the crowd to its feet – before finishing the main bracket with great renditions of Dutchman’s Ship and Raining In My Heart, the band really shone. It was a joyous celebration of the power of music. The brief two-song encore, glorious run-throughs of God’s On Holiday and Kangaroo, only served to confirm that this band really had every right to expect greater success than they achieved because they had it, and still have it, all – beautifully constructed, memorable songs; great musicianship; strong, emotive vocalists; energy and dynamism… For each of the next two scheduled shows, the band promises the set list will be entirely different each night; such is the depth and quality of their material and their confidence and belief in their own repertoire. If tonight’s two-hour show is anything to go by, then those who do make the effort to get along to the front bar of The Governor Hindmarsh will not be disappointed. They will get to hear some of the finest local songs ever penned.
It was a joyous celebration of the power of music.
The exhilarating fiddle playing of academic musicologist, Ashley Turner, was a revelation. How he has not graced Adelaide stages in bands before now is one of life’s great mysteries.
Percussionist, Holly Thomas did not miss a beat and provided great rhythmic support for the core band of Day, Bradford and bassist/singer, Steve Fleming, all of whom seemed to be really enjoying getting to know these songs once again.
Alternative country band Those Kodiaks and the ARIAnominated The Barkers have reformed for some special Adelaide Fringe shows in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, from 7.30pm until 10pm on Monday 6 March and Monday 13 March with tickets via FringeTIX.
as part of Adelaide Fringe and with tickets via the venue or <ticketor.com>.
THE BLUES BROTHERS REVUE
he raps away the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 3 March with special guests Joyride and Alice Ivy and tickets via the venue or OzTix.
Midge Ure, of Ultravox, Thin Lizzy and Band Aid fame, has announced a tour that will have him playing at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, with his three-piece band, India Electric Company, on Thursday 9 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
The Blues Brothers Revue, who are endorsed by Dan Ackroyd, will be making a return to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 5 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
Hilltop Hoods will be joined by Seth Sentry, The Funkoars and Aaradhna on Friday 3 March and Hunters & Collectors and Baby Animals will be playing with Battlehounds and The Byzantines on Saturday 4 March at Clipsal 500 in Adelaide with details at <clipsal500.com.au>.
TRINITY SESSIONS’ FRINGE SEASON
Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwod Rd, Clarence Pk, SA, has a whole host of great Adelaide Fringe shows still coming up with 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 and with tickets for all concerts via <dramatix.com.au>.
SMOKE STACK RHINO
Dune Rats have announced rwo rockin’ shows at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 12 March (SOLD OUT) and Monday 13 March with tickets for the latter via the venue or OzTix and Skegss and The Gooch Palms as special guests.
Melbourne’s Masketta Fall will be embarking on their Golden tour, which will have them playing Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 4 March with special guests and tickets via Moshtix.
Urthboy will have his full band with him and a new single, Crushing Hard, when
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.
TEGAN & SARA
Don Henley, once of The Eagles, will have Jewel as special guest when he plays Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 15 March with tickets via Ticketek.
The delightful Tegan & Sara will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 7 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix and Wollongong’s Bec Sandridge as opening act.
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. 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 the German Club, 223 Flinders St, from Wednesday 8 March until Saturday 11 March with tickets via FringeTix.
TAKING BACK SUNDAY
THE JERRY CANS
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.
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. The band are also hosting a meet and great at the pub from 4pm on Wednesday 8 March.
TWELVE FOOT NINJA
Hang Massive, a UK duo who were last in town to perform at WOMAdelaide, will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 15 March joined by hang player Victoria Grebezs
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>.
RED LIGHT RIOT
Melbourne rockers Red Light Riot will be joined by Electric Sex Pants, Pigasus and The Bechdel Test 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.
American legends Blood, Sweat & Tears, now led by original drummer and producer Bobby Colomby, will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 8 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix and Sean Kemp as special guest opening act.
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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.
Long Island rock band Taking Back Sunday have lined up a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, 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.
BAY CITY ROLLERS
Scottish band Bay City Rollers will play the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Wednesday 12 July and also Thursday 13 July with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
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Continued CLIENT LIAISON
Client Liaison (Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan) will be launching their debut album, Diplomatic Immunity, at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 29 April and will have local lad Luke Million with them on synthesisers. Tickets via the venue or OzTix.
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.
THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS
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.
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> and Josh Rennie-Hynes as special guest.
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, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 6 April with tickets via the venue or OzTix. 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.
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.
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 8 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
The UK’s Gemma Ray will be playing Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 22 April with her band.
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 26
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 and local legends Tracer in the opening role.
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 Trojans and The Prophets Of Impending Doom also on the stellar bill.
59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
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 Sunday 25 June with tickets via the venue or OzTix and with Birdman headlining in Adelaide.
While touring around the country with the swamp fox, Tony Joe White (the Governor Hindmarsh on Tuesday 11 April), Abbie Cardwell has announced solo shows at McLaren Vale’s The Singing Gallery on Saturday 8 April and the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 9 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,
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.
DAVID LIEBE HART
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.
Eazy-E’s son E3 (AKA Baby Eazy-E) will pay tribute to his father, one of the trail blazers of gangsta rap with special guest performances by Diggy Dre, Tony Muthaphukkn G and T-Rill of CP Mafia, L Dogg and MC Triks, at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 28 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
Buried Feather have announced a tour that will bring the Melbourne-based psych rockers to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, for a free entry show on April Fool’s Day (Saturday 1 April) to promote the release of a new album, Mind Of The Swarm with Somnium as special guests.
Santana will be performing all their hits and more at Botanic Pk, Adelaide, on Sunday 9 April with The Doobie Brothers as special guests and tickets via Ticketmaster.
Touch Bass, featuring Jauz (pictured), Snails, Slushii and LDRU, will be touring over Easter and touching down at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Friday 14 April with tickets via <touchbass.com.au> and usual outlets.
LES POULES À COLIN
Folk act Les Poules à Colin hail from Quebec and are making the trek downunder for an Australian tour which will have them playing Pt Noarlunga’s South Coast Folk Club on Thursday 20 April with tickets via the club at <southcoastfolkclub.com> or at the door on the night.
APIA GOOD TIMES
The next edition of APIA Good Times will feature The Black Sorrows (with Vika and Linda), Colin Hay, Deborah Conway and Mental As Anything and will hit Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre on Friday 19 May with tickets on sale via Ticketek from Monday 6 February.
Holly Throsby will return to Jive, 181 Hindley St, on Saturday 25 March to launch her new album, After A Time, with tickets on sale now via Moshtix and Sparkspitter as special guests.
English troubadour Billy Bragg has announced a solo tour of Australia and will be doing so in Adelaide at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, on Monday 24 April with the following day being a public holiday. Tickets via Moshtix.
DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN
Dan Baird, once of Georgia Satellites, his bringing his new band, Homemade Sin, to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, for an evening of Southern rock’n’roll on Tuesday 2 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
D HENRY FENTON
D Henry Fenton will be armed with his band, The Elizabethans, when he comes to town to play Jive, 181 Hindley St, from 8pm on Saturday 8 April to present songs from a forthcoming album. Once I Fell Down Twice, with tickets via Moshtix and special guests to be announced soon.
Josh Rennie-Hynes is set to bring his alt country ditties to Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, from 7pm on Friday 31 March with tickets via <dramatix> or Josh’s website.
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BITS with Robert Dunstan
The lowest common dominator. There was a flurry of flurried activity a few days ago when the publicist at award winning local live music venue the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel set about issuing a series of press releases about upcoming shows. It’s no secret, or at least it shouldn’t be, that the pub attracts a lot of highprofile touring acts due to it being considered one of the best live music venues in the country with many, including Nicky Bomba of Melbourne Ska Orchestra, attesting to this. As such, the range of touring acts they entice to grace the pub with their considerable talents is understandably considerable. But, the number of announcements a few days
ago must have surely set a new kind of record. It all began, quietly enough, with the news that Dan Sultan would be
undertaking an intimate solo gig at the Gov on Sunday 23 April. That announcement was very quickly followed by news that American pop punk band New Found Glory would bring their 20th anniversary tour to the venue on Wednesday 9 August.
If that wasn’t enough, that missive was quickly followed by the fact that Northern Irish punk legends The Undertones were set to be undertaking their first ever tour of this country and would be popping into the Gov on Sunday 9 July. Wow! That great news was soon followed by the announcement that UK band Ocean Colour Scene would be at the Gov on Tuesday 14 November to present their debut album in full. Goodness me. And, if that wasn’t enough, the Gov’s publicist then sent off a missive to announce that Boney M would be hitting their stage with a full band on Friday 13 October. Friday the 13th? Let that sink in for a minute. Anyway, I then proceeded, as I am prone to do, to announce all these tours on BSide Magazine’s highly active Facebook page and was interested to see which one would get the most interest. So, at the end of the day, I examined that statistics with the understanding that statistics rarely lie and was amazed to see that Boney M had come out a clear winner.
Reviewed by Ian Messenger It was a winter’s night in February, (go figure), and what seemed like a very hip group of punters streamed into “Our Lady of Grace” - being of course, The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, to witness seminal Texan postrock gods Explosions In The Sky push forth their unique message of sonic empathy and slow-build drama. The Gov is a
Before you really knew what was going on a massive wall of guitar sound made you realise how small you really are, like camping in the desert and looking up into the galaxy and thinking, ‘Hey, I’m tiny’. A pure explosion of sound and you check you are still holding your precious pint of beer firmly in your hand.
Anyway, I can also report that BSide Magazine’s announcement that The Undertones would be playing the Gov also fared fairly well and this did my punk rock heart much good as my heart, as strong as it is, has never given in to the BPM that is disco. It also caused me to reflect on a rather enjoyable evening long ago that I had spent in the company of two friends from Belfast – singer songwriter Andy White being one of them – and, following a lovely BBQ, we had then spent much time pouring over and sniffing early copies of UK fanzine Sniffin’ Glue while listening to a wonderful compilation CD of The Undertones.
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What has always stood out for me over the years is EITS’s palettes of emotion. Take Care Take Care Take Care was my introduction to the band, a 2011 album I listened to endlessly on YouTube, and now their latest LP, The Wilderness, develops these rarely materialised emotions.
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space, which is hard to imagine Adelaide being without, and so conveniently located at the end of the tramline.
Quite what this says about things I’m not quite sure, but it does auger well for their show on Friday the 13th and is food for thought for those who have often shied well away from this date in regards to putting on a gig.
against a backlit screen of terrifying colour, their stage presence was more intense than actors in an old Spaghetti Western shootout, yet you are assured they come in peace.
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
Governor Hindmarsh Hotel Sunday 19 February
In fact, the disco band attracted up to four times more interest than any of the other posts.
Normally a crowd would expect vocals at some point, something to bring focus, but the absence of lyrics in EITS creates a beauty all of its own. When things are too deep and raw, then silence is perhaps the best thing to say. The crowd was happily drenched in this opus emanating from two guitars, two basses, and a percussionist wearing headphones suggesting backing tracks. Five silhouettes
Every inch of The Gov was astounded by EITS’s sheer power and empathy. If God made music perhaps it would sound something like this, with a Buddhist vow of silence to boot. Standing in the audience you felt loved. There was a sense of community and the looking after of each other. A truly positive experience. Perhaps towards the end there was a repetitiveness to the performance, as if it was just one long song. Some of the piano moments in The Wilderness album may have broken up the eventual monotony of expression, but the audience certainly didn’t agree with me as their applause metaphorically blew them back into the canyons of Texas.
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Wing (Melbourne) at Globe Hotel (Yongala)
Unearthly Delights Hang Massive (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh
THURSDAY 16 MARCH
Luka Lesson at The Jade Monkey Gwyn Ashton (UK) at Wheatsheaf Hotel
FRIDAY 17 MARCH
THURSDAY 2 MARCH
London Klezmer Quartet (UK) at South Coast Folk Club (Pt Noarlunga)
FRIDAY 3 MARCH
Gwyn Ashton (UK), The Chairmen and The Here Away at Colonel Light Hotel
FRIDAY 10 MARCH
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 Test at Gaslight Tavern Long Holiday (Melbourne), Grasshole (Melbourne), Kitchen Witch and Rat Ta’Mango at Crown & Anchor
WOMADelaide at Botanic Park Facemeat (Sydney) at Worldsend Hotel Stu Thomas (Melbourne) and Dag at Hotel Metro 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 4 MARCH
SATURDAY MARCH 11
Red Light Riot (Melbourne), Angelik, Fear & Loathing and Startakit at Hotel Metro Biscotti (Melbourne), Abbey Howlett and Big Daddy’s Discotheque at Grace Emily 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
WOMADelaide at Botanic Park Stu Thomas (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel 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
Kevin Borich Express (Sydney) at The German Club
SATURDAY 18 MARCH
Kevin Borich Express (Sydney) at The British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) 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 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
TUESDAY 7 MARCH
Midge Ure & India Electric Company (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh Facemeat (Sydney) at Worldsend Hotel 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 Aoife Scott (Ireland) at South Coast Folk Club (Pt Noarlunga)
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Teagan & Sara (Canada) and Bec Sandridge (Wollongong) at Governor Hindmarsh
THURSDAY 9 MARCH
WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH
Twenty One Pilots (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Phil Jamieson (Lismore) at Crown & Anchor
FRIDAY 31 MARCH
Dorsal Fins (Melbourne) at Rocket Bar Illy (Melbourne) at Thebarton Theatre Jeff Lang (Melbourne) and Josh Rennie-Hynes at Trinity Sessions Nick Oliveri (US) at Producers Bar Juke Box Racket (Melbourne) at Exeter Hotel
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 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 and Caligula’s Horse (Brisbane)at Governor Hindmarsh
SUNDAY 5 MARCH
Blood, Sweat & Tears (US) and Sean Kemp at Governor Hindmarsh The Jerry Cans (Canada) at Grace Emily Roo Panes (UK) at Trinity Sessions H20 (US) at Adelaide Uni Bar Facemeat (Sydney) at Worldsend Hotel
Eazy-E Tribute: E3, Diggy Dre, Tony Muthaphukkn G and T-Rill of CP Mafia, L Dogg and MC Triks at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 7 APRIL
The Blues Brothers Revue (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH
TUESDAY 28 MARCH
SUNDAY 12 MARCH
WOMADelaide at Botanic Park Luke Heggie (from 7pm), Nick Cody (from 8.15pm) and Rhys Nicolson (from 9.30pm) at Fowler’s Live Dune Rats (Brisbane), Skegss and The Gooch Palms at Governor Hindmarsh (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
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), Lucky Seven, Babylon Burning, Fistful Of Trojans and assorted DJs at Governor Hindmarsh Sarah Carroll & The Left
Mud Morganfield (US) at Governor Hindmarsh The Mountain Goats (US) and Oh Pep! at Fowler’s Live Brian Cadd & The Bootleg Family Band (Sydney) and Sean Kemp at Norwood Live
SATURDAY 8 APRIL
Rickie Lee Jones (US) at Governor Hindmarsh The Mountain Goats (US) and Oh Pep! at Edinburgh Castle (Sold Out) d Henry Fenton & The Elizabethans (LA/Sydney) at Jive Abbie Cardwell (Melbourne) at The Singing Gallery (McLaren Vale)
SUNDAY 9 APRIL
Jake Shimabukuro (Hawaii) at Governor Hindmarsh A Day On The Green: Cyndi Lauper (US), Blondie (US), The Clouds, Montaigne and Alex Lahey at Leconfield Wines (McLaren Vale) Santana (US) and The Doobie Brothers (US) at Botanic Pk Abbie Cardwell (Melbourne) and Max Savage at Wheatsheaf Hotel Tom Redwood (Melbourne) at Grace Emily 29
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Aussie hip hop artist Seth Sentry is looking forward to performing at Clipsal 500 alongside Hilltop Hoods as a brand new song, Play It Safe, will be making its live debut. By Robert Dunstan “It’s getting airplay at the moment on triple j and we shot a clip for it last Friday which is in the editing stages at the moment,” Seth says. “And it was a fun clip to shoot because Play It Sage is very narrative-based. “It’s about me going back to my old school and giving the kids like the worst advice ever,” he laughs. “So there are schoolkids in the clip singing along. It’s really cool.”
“We go back and we’re homies,” he says. “The rap scene is very small here in Australia so everybody knows everybody else. And I like the way Hilltop Hoods are so approachable and help everyone in any way they can.” He goes on to say that, his shows have changed somewhat in recent times. “And it’s been quite a significant change,” Seth says.
music, obviously, because that’s what I love doing. But there’s also been a bunch of stuff I’ve wanted to do outside of music that still involves creating something. “I’ve always been a huge fan of video games – it’s my biggest passion aside from making rap music – so I’m going to do something that’s tied in with that. And it’s fun to do
Seth readily admits he’s not particularly a V8 Supercar fan. “I hardly know what a normal car is,” he laughs. “And I’m now in my 30s but don’t even have a full driving license yet. I’m still on my P Plates. Cars were never my thing as I was always a skateboard kind of guy. “But I understand that they get thousands of people to Clipsal and the people who go are fully into it,” he adds. “So I’m looking forward to seeing how it works.” Seth, an avid gamer, also looking forward to catching up with Hilltop Hoods. 30
“It’s expanded from being just a duo as we’ve got a drummer now. So, it’s a three-piece with myself, DJ Sizzle and the drummer, Stevie K. So we’ll be playing a bunch of songs from my three albums.” The vibe is that Seth has big things planned for 2017. “Ah, yeah, but it’s early stages yet,” he laughs. “I’m going to be doing a bunch more
something a little bit different and I feel really inspired at the moment.” Seth says there are no plans, as yet, for another album. “People have been assuming there is one coming because I’ve been putting out new songs and they think they will be from a new album,” he says. “That’s how it usually works, but I’m thinking that I’d just like to release new songs whenever they are ready.
“I’m just enjoying making music and putting it out without giving any thought to how it would fit onto an album,” Seth says. “And the fact is you can do that now. You can write a song, record it and put it out there the next day. Everything is moving away from releasing a single, putting out an album and then doing a big tour. “And I’ve always found making albums really stressful because I want every song to work in unison with the others so that there’s some kind of flow and it’s cohesive,” he states. “But that’s very exhausting so I’ve really enjoyed taking all that out of the equation.” Seth Sentry will be joined by Hilltop Hoods, The Funkoars and Aaradhna on Friday 3 March at Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, while Hunters & Collectors and Baby Animals will be playing with Battlehounds and The Byzantines on Saturday 4 March with details at <clipsal500.com. au>.
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could work with him again on this film… “We did a lot of preparation and we were very organised, and Craig was at the rehearsals, so we had a lot of input from him about motivation and backstory… The rehearsal process was great for the kids and I think that it bonded us all. MDB: Was it unusual to have him, Craig, on the set, as often you hear about writers [of source novel and/or screenplays] being treated badly by directors…
RP: Often writers don’t even get onto film sets… But I think that having Craig there was important, and I’m really a big fan of collaboration. Anyone who can help make the film better should be there… CS: And it worked beautifully, but that isn’t to say that there weren’t robust discussions [they both laugh]. But we argue very well, and everyone wanted the final product to be as good as it could be. Rachel Perkins, director of the film Jasper Jones, and Craig Silvey, author of the original novel, were recently in town to talk about Jasper Jones, and both took the time to chat to BSide Magazine and discuss how the novel came to be filmed, the crucial casting of the teen roles, Silvey’s current status as a book/rock star, and more. by MDB MDB: So Rachel: did you discover the book by chance or was it perhaps sent to you? RP: No, I just read it. It was recommended to me and I put it aside and ignored that recommendation, and then I read it and thought it’d make a great film. By that time, of course, I’d faffed about so much that the rights had gone, but they were gone way before the book was published, so I can’t hate myself too much… That was before it became wildly successful. MDB: So Craig: was it really wildly successful? CS: Wildly!
CS: Yes… And it was my second novel, and it’s really stuck around, and I’ve been very, very fortunate. The readership’s very passionate, and Rachel’s seen that… RP: He gets mobbed by the fans! Like a rock star! CS: Not quite like that! They’re very polite… They’re a beautiful community of people and it means so much to them… I think I started writing it back in 2007, and it took me 18 months full-time to get a first draft finished, and
Rachel Perkins, director of the film Jasper Jones
RP: Yes, we’re talking half a million copies, so that’s wildly successful for an Australian book - or any book… Lots of people wanted to option it to film it, as they thought that it was a story that would speak to an Australian audience: it begins with a murder mystery and it has a lot of humour, and a lot of heart too. MDB: Half a million copies, Craig? And it was only your second novel?
CS: Jasper is the catalyst for the story, and not just for Charlie: for every subplot, whether he’s present or not… He infuses every scene.
then other drafts meant that it came out in 2009. And yes, it was optioned in the manuscript stage. MDB: The book and the movie are called Jasper Jones, and Jasper is the character that drives the movie on, but the main character is actually Charlie Bucktin…
MDB: Okay guys, so what do you both do now that Jasper Jones is finished and here we are talking about it? Rachel? RP: Watch the box office figures!... Craig is also ferreting away on a new screenplay - if ferreting is the right word! He’s conjuring another screenplay for us to collaborate on, and it’s very exciting and will hopefully be the next movie we make… CS: It’s a Western… MDB: A Western? An American Western?
Craig Silvey, author of the original novel
MDB: What about the casting? The adult roles are important, and you’ve got Toni Collette [as Charlie’s Mum Ruth], Dan Wyllie [as his Dad Wes], Hugo Weaving [as Mad Jack Lionel] and many others, but the casting of Charlie, Jasper and Eliza Wishart are crucial… RP: Levi Miller [as Charlie] has just come off Pan, a massive Hollywood movie, when we cast him, and he’d also done Red Dog: True Blue… And Angourie Rice [as Eliza] was great... And I’d worked with Aaron [L. McGrath ,as Jasper] in [TV’s] Redfern Now, and I’d always wanted to work with him again. I was hoping we wouldn’t find anyone else as good as him, just so that I
CS: No, a Western Western, an Australian Western set in Western Australia in the goldfields in the late 19th Century. It’s called The Prospector…
MDB: And Craig: after the enormous success of JJ, how do you follow it up when you sit down to write another novel? Will there be extra pressure? CS: Am I burdened by the weight of expectation, you mean? No, not really… The success of Jasper has given me a great sense of confidence. I know I can write and apply myself, and I also know that the author is irrelevant: it’s all about the story and the characters and the word on the page… It’s been a privilege. Jasper Jones is now screening at selected cinemas. 31
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CDReviews To have your CD reviewed in BSide Magazine, please contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> dynamic shifts infuses great song writing, a quality this album has in spades.
THE BYZANTINES PULL IT OFF (independent)
Reviewed by Ian Messenger The title of The Byzantines new EP, You Pull It, made me first wonder if it was about those car wrecker salvage yards where you go in with your spanners and unhinge a door or a mirror or something. Or maybe You Pull It referred to a more indoorsy pursuit reserved not exclusively for the socially inactive. But hey, what we have here is joyfully neither. The first track, Top Boy, opens with a slam of Brit Pop sensibility; these guys know what they are doing. Although on first listens I felt a touch disconcerted by dudes from Adelaide sounding like dudes from outer London, but hey this is a track almost as catchy as Achy Breaky Heart played at a wedding filled with intoxicated divorcees. Great
“Everyone’s got it in for you now,” is the refrain of Top Boy that reminds me of parties in 1996 where Oasis are the coolest guys that I imagine are getting all the girls, as yours truly sits in the corner in a state of social inaction and inglorious philosophical retreat. Pop means popular and who doesn’t want to be popular? The second track immediately displays another side of the Byzantines. Indeed the whole EP is one of variance. Moving away from the catchy Brit Pop elocution is an immersion into the genuine and deep worlds of sound that no matter what condition you may be in this, and proceeding songs such as Jamaica and Before I Go Under will get under your skin and enhance your day, or night, or in between.
GLENN SKUTHORPE See My World
The Byzantines are on a national tour and will play Clipsal 500, supporting Aussie legends Hunters & Collectors and Baby Animals on Saturday 4 March.
The album opens in great style with Better Way, a crunchy rocker with a strong hook while the more reflective Boat On The Wild Ocean follows with Clare O’Meara’s accordion helping to give it a folk flavor with a decided Tex-Mex touch.
Reviewed by Robert Dunstan Glenn Skuthorpe has just unleashed a new album, See My World, which marks his fifth foray into the studio for the musician who fuses a distinct country and folk sound with a healthy dash of rock.
Cullie Rain is, seemingly, a story about running away to a better life without thinking too much about the consequences with a fiddle adding greatly to the song’s feel. Mr Fix-It is a slow, bluesy number with some great guitar work, while Nothing To Give is a reflective ballad that slowly builds. Rock My Soul, as its title may suggest, is a chunky, swampy little number that may not sound too out of place on an album by Tony Joe White. The title track, buried midway through the album, is a gem as it boasts some great
lyrics and, once again, some great guitar along with some female backing vocals from the legendary Kerri Simpson. Small Change is the most out and out rock song on the album and kinda recalls Dylan during his Watching The River Flow period in the late ’70s as does Sunday Morning which immediately follows. Where Are You Going My Love? closes the 14-song album, which was engineered by Colin Wynne at Melbourne’s Thirty Mill Studio, in fine style as it’s a contemplative ballad featuring some delicate finger picking. Glenn continues to develop his craft with each album – although Nothing Like Rain, an earlier effort, will remain hard to beat – and See My World will maintain that journey. Glenn Skuthorpe will be launching his new album, See My World, at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, from 8pm on Friday 10 March and will have Chris Parkinson. John Baker and Nathan May as special guests with $10 tickets at the door.
Continued Wynton Marsalis, and will be playing a free entry affair in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 8pm on Saturday 4 March.
In The Eye Records) with his full band from 8pm on Friday 7 April at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, and has invited Alana Jagt and Banjo Jackson to join him for the free entry launch.
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>.
WEST THEBARTON BROTHEL PARTY
Adelaide scoundrels West Thebarton Brothel Party (photo by Alex Robinson) have announced a national tour for a new single, Moving Out, which they will wind up in their hometown on Saturday 22 April at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Curie St, Adelaide. Glenn Skuthorpe will be launching his new album, See My World, at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, from 8pm on Friday 10 March and will have Chris Parkinson. John Baker and Nathan May as special guests with $10 tickets at the door.
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 March and also on Sunday 19 March with tickets selling quickly to all shows via FringeTIX.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT
Under the banner Girls Night Out, Katie Pomery, Sunee Holland and Paul Standing have organised a free entry musical affair at the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Thursday 8 March.
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 6 March and Monday 13 March with tickets via FringeTIX.
ADELAIDE ROLLER DERBY
Adelaide Roller Derby recently launched its 2017 season with the reveal of their official poster and season dates which kicks off from 6pm on Saturday 8 April at Wayville’s Adelaide Showground with Mile Die Club taking on Salty Dolls. They were also excited to announce that in 2017 they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary (that’s a whole decade of rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’!) throughout the year culminating in a special birthday celebration event at Queen’s Theatre, Playhouse Lne, Adelaide, SA, on Saturday 16 September.
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Ryan Martin John is set to unleash his Solar EP (which will be available via Poke
Susan Lily is set to present Butterfly: When Country Meets City as part of Adelaide Fringe at Fedora’s Restuarant, Hilton Hotel, 264 South Rd, Hilton, from 7pm on Saturday 11 March with tickets via <adelaidefringe.com.au/ fringetix/butterfly-whencountry-meets-city>.
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
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. Club5082 is also proud to be supporting The Emma Roscow Foundation with a special mental health benefit concert at Prospect Town Hall, Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA, on Saturday 8 April that will feature White Collar Heroes, ARMI All Stars and Wasted Worlds with $10 tickets at the door.
Punk band Young Offenders will once again pay tribute to The Clash with a set of covers at Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 11 March while Slick Arnold will pay tribute to Red Hot Chili Peppers with Electric Larry (of Heinous Crimes) undertaking a set of Rodriguez tunes with tickets only available at the door.
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 Trenches along with I, Icarus and Haze as guests and $10 tickets at the door from 8.30pm.
Lily & The Drum and Cal Williams Jnr will be performing at family-friendly Adelaide Fringe event Vintage Groove from noon on Sunday 12 March at Gemtree Wines, 32 Hamilton Rd, McLaren Flat, SA, with tickets via FringeTIX and food trucks on site.
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EXPERIMENTAL 10: ALBUM ONE
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 Bella Louche and Porcelain Alice, 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.
Tom West and friends, including Todd Sibbin, Ryan Martin John West, Ryan Oliver (of Oliver’s Army) and Cosmo Thundercat’s David Mazzarelli on drums, are bringing their highly successful show Helpless: The Songs Of Neil Young back to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 23 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix. 33
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BLANC DE BLANC THE MAGNETS – CAN YOU FEEL IT?
The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ The Factory Tuesday 21 February Reviewed by Catherine Blanch
The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ Magic Mirror Spiegeltent Thursday 23 February Reviewed by Bobby Goudie Blanc de Blanc is sure to be a massive hit this Adelaide Fringe! Just like a beautiful French Champagne, the night started off sophisticated with our host Monsieur Romeo, but the bubbles soon went to our head becoming a dynamic raunchy mess with unhinged performers like Spencer Novich and Emma Maye Gibson leading the debauchery. Presented by Strut & Fret Production House, who have brought previous hits LIMBO, Fear & Delight and Cantina to the Adelaide Fringe, this production is definitely more adults only with frequent nudity and sexual references. Blanc de Blanc might be confronting for some, especially if sitting in the premium seats, with Monsieur Romeo at one point commenting on the audience looking either scared, turned on or possibly both. The energy was explosive throughout the entire two-hour show due not only to the talented performers presenting outstanding creative acts, but the show probably had the best music and lighting I have ever experienced at an 34
Adelaide Fringe show. The theme loosely connecting the acts was Champagne and therefore every song ever sung about Champagne has made it into Blanc de Blanc, along with music matched perfectly with each act regardless of whether it was a comical or slow and elegant act. The skilled cast performed a mix of dance, physical theatre, burlesque, aerial, and other contemporary circus pieces. Some of the highlights included, stunning aerial routines by Russian-born Marsha, Spencer Norich’s comical physical theatre and Laura New’s giant balloon routine. Although it sits at the more expensive end of possible Adelaide Fringe shows to go see, Blanc de Blanc is highenergy superb entertainment that doesn’t disappoint. Blanc de Blanc continues at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights – Magic Mirror Spiegeltent, at various times, until Sunday 19 March. Book at FringeTIX
This is not the first time that The Magnets have come to Adelaide. Oh no. This in journey number five! And every time they have been there, this UK sextet have consistently blown away audiences with their outstanding a Cappella skills and their knack for making an already brilliant song even more so! Every sound you hear comes only from their mouths. Magnets stalwart, the gorgeously charming Scotsman Callum McIntosh opens the show with the Nina Simone classic Feelin’ Good. Billy Boothroyd celebrates his return to Adelaide with the crowd-pleasing Minnie The Moocher which created the sense from the onset that the audience is as much a part of this show as the performers themselves. In what can only be described as a “holy shit” moment, bass-man Duncan Sandilands had jaws dropping with his first uttered note of Together In Electric Dreams, although I must admit that it’s a slight shame that this muscle-bound man did not remove his shirt at any point during the night. Not even so much as a peek… but I digress. Cheeky Welsh boy Michael Conway amazed us with his stunning performance of Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down; his high-tenor falsetto voice soaring from the stage and caressing the hearts of the mesmerised
audience members. For me, it was the icing on so many highlights throughout the night. I can’t even begin to describe the skill and talent of Ball Zee. His solo moment to shine as he shares his sound check with his ‘vocal’ drum kit, turntable and double bass was sheer brilliance. Give him two microphones and he is truly mind-blowing. The charming and chatty Aussie boy Damion Scarcella belted out a hilarious version of Aqua’s Barbie Girl with everything from reggae, opera, country, hip hop, big band Broadway. Scarcella’s take on Dolly Parton’s Jolene is lots of fun and incredibly amusing, while Uptown Funk was another highlight of the show. There was not a song in this set that I didn’t know and/or love! With this current line-up of The Magnets being only a few months old, they are still finding their feet as a collective when it comes to smoothly interacting with each other and their audience, but I suspect it won’t take them long at all to crystallise into one symbiotic collective. These boys are euphonically pleasing beyond their years and each one of them a five star performer in their own right. Put them on your Fringe ‘must do’ list. Copies of their latest CD Can You Feel It? are available after the show. The Magnets – Can You Feel It? continues at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ The Factory, at various times, until Sunday 19 March. Book at FringeTIX
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