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St, Adelaide, SA, on Friday 31 March and asked Sasha March and Katie Pomery to be their special guests for the free entry affair that is set to commence around 9pm.
BAD//DREEMS 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.
HEAVY SA 2017
There’s to be a heavy metal festival, Heavy SA 2017, at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, 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, Octanic, A Ghost Orchestra and so many, many more with $12 tickets via Moshtix and the bands or $15 at the door.
Adelaide’s Riverwood will be launching a post punk rock album, Soaked To The Bone, at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA, from 8pm on Friday 7 April and invited The Winter Gypsy, Attila My Honey, Cassie O’Grady and Anti-Psych to join them with tickets via Moshtix.
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Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems have just announced a huge national tour for a new single, Feeling Remains, which will wind up with the indie rockers playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Saturday 17 June with special guests The Creases and tickets on sale via the venue and OzTix,
The next Dogapalooza, to which dogs are welcome, will be taking place at Millswood’s Orphanage Park from 10.30am on Sunday 19 March and will feature performances from The Baker Suite, Kelly Menhennett and more and there will be a fundraiser vegetarian BBQ and cake stall, although you can BYO drinks and picnic. Kids under 12 are by donation at the gate with tickets via FringeTIX.
THE MUSES’ POP UP RECORD BAR
The Muses, established in 1968, was one of Adelaide’s longest running record stores but successfully went online a few years ago but is now back as a bricks ‘n’ mortar store at Espresso Royale, 357 Magill Rd, St Morris, SA, which is open from 9am until 4pm weekdays (not Tuesdays) and Saturdays from 9am until noon selling new and secondhand vinyl, bargain DVDs, CDs, turntables, accessories, gifts and more with new stock every week!
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Joe Man Murphy will kick off a national tour at
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Feature: Melbourne SKA Orchestra
Gig Guide - Cont
Review: Midge Ure
Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing
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Just Announced - Cont
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to Mt Gambier to play Cave Gardens on Friday 24 March.
Florida-born multiinstrumentalist Radical Face (AKA Ben Cooper) will be bringing his latest EP, SunnMoonnEclippse, and more to Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA, from 8pm on Wednesday 31 May with tickets via Moshtix from Friday 17 March.
their latest offering, The Home Inside My Head, when they play a licensed, all-ages show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, on Wednesday 2 August with tickets on sale via Moshtix and <destroyalllines. com>.
Sunset Blush, who hails from Purpletown, is coming back to our town and will be performing at Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, SA, on Monday 20 March as part of the venue’s ongoing Music Mondays which is a free entry event featuring up to four acts per evening. While in town, Sunset Blush will also be performing at World Series Songwriters at the Gaslight Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, SA, on Wednesday 22 March alongside other acts.
THE BLACKEYED SUSANS
Moody Melbourne combo The Blackeyed Susans will be bringing their new studio album, Close Your Eyes & See, to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Adelaide, SA, from 8pm on Saturday 29 July and from 4pm on Sunday 30 July.
Sydney’s The Griswolds, who have been quite of late, have now announced a run of shows to promote their latest album, High Times For Low Lives, that will bring the indie rockers to Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA, from 8pm on Friday 12 May with tickets via Moshtix.
Swedish death metal band Entombed A.D. are set to play a licensed all-ages affair at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, on Friday 12 May to further promote their latest album, Dead Dawn, with tickets via Moshtix and a VIP meet and greet option also available.
Fresh from touring with Guns N’ Roses, Wolfmother have announced a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Friday 28 April with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
Pseudo Echo and 1927, music legends from the ‘80s, have announced a return to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd Hindmarsh, SA, on Friday 5 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
Experimental heavy music pioneers Boris are returning to Australia to perform their critically acclaimed Pink album in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Catch them in action at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, on Thursday 18 May with Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving and with tickets via Moshtix.
Sydney’s Def FX, led by the charismatic Fiona Horne, have announced a tour to celebrate another reunion and they will be bringing their electronic rock to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Friday 28 July with tickets via the venue or OzTix and very special guests My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult.
DARCY FOX Melbourne-based rockers Dallas Crane will be gracing the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, on Saturday April 8 with special guests The Draught Dodgers (featuring Tim Rogers) and The Trafalgars with tickets selling quickly via Moshtix.
Melbourne’s Darcy Fox will have Alice Haddy as special guest when she launches her Chapter One RP at the Grace Emily, 232, Waymouth st, Adelaide, SA, on Wednesday 5 April.
Perth’s experimental jazz record label Tone List will be highlighting their music on a national tour featuring Jameson Feakes, Lenny Jacobs, Josten Myburgh, Sage Pbbbt and Dan O’Connor that will have them playing COMA Sessions at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, from 8pm on Monday 20 March with Luke White Quintet as special guests and tickets at the door.
BLUESFEST IN THE BAY
Bluesfest In The Bay is set to take place at scenic Oyster Bay, Stansbury, Yorke Peninsula, on the evening of Saturday 22 April with tickets – no gate sales and adults only – selling fast via <stansburyholidaymotel. net> to see the legendary Bondi Cigars, Zkye Blue, Jode’s Music and High Tide.
Kevin Mitchell of Jebediah fame is embarking on a intimate national tour as Bob Evans that will bring him to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, on Thursday 8 June with special guest Bec Stevens and with all those purchasing tickets via <bobevans.com.au> receiving an exclusive six-song EP of unreleased material.
American emo pop punk legends Real Friends have announced a tour with Columbus and Harbours that will have the band promoting 4
Brisbane’s Airling (Hannah Shepherd) will be heading into Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA, from 8pm on Friday 19 May to promote the release of her debut album, Hard To Sleep, Easy To Dream, with special guest Jack Grace and tickets via Moshtix.
Sydney’s Pirra, who cite a diverse array influences such as Arctic Monkeys, Kimbra, The Strokes, are on a national tour and will play the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, on Thursday 23 March before heading down
Sydney duo Dirty Wolves, in the process of recording a new EP, are heading to Adelaide once again to take part in rock festival Holy Land at The Producer’s Hotel, 235 Grenfell St, Adelaide, SA, on Saturday 31 March alongside Queens Of The Stone Age’s Nick Oliveri, Filthy Lucre, Lost Cosmonaut, The Tits, A Basket Of Mammoths, Glass Skies, Moonhunter, Rat Ta’Mango and Your Loyal Heartless with $20 presale tickets via Moshtix here.
Armed with a new album, Fault Lines, Daniel Champagne is hitting the road for his most extensive tour ever, which will bring him to SA to play McLaren Vale’s The Singing Gallery on Friday 12 May and the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, from 9pm on Saturday 13 May.
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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.
embrace the traditional ska sound on Saturn Return we also wanted the USB to stand up against any contemporary release. I mean, it is 2017 not 1966 and the ARIA we got for Sierra Kilo Alpha indicates we’ve got things right. “The very essence of Melbourne Ska Orchestra is that old school ethic with a new kind of attitude. So that’s why we have lately been experimenting with Latin sounds and things like funk. And we want to continue with that while also keeping it quintessentially Australian as well.” What’s next for the collective?
Melbourne Ska Orchestra are making their way back to town but on this occasion it’s for a large event that will go under the name SkaBQ that will kick off in the late afternoon to feature three other bands Lucky Seven, Babylon Burning, Fistful Of Trojans and three DJs – with the venue, the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, offering Caribbean-style food in keeping with the theme. By Robert Dunstan “SkaBQ [which is going around the country] is our idea of highlighting all the different aspects of ska music by having a number of bands doing their take on the music,” Nicky Bomba, of Melbourne Ska Orchestra, says. “So we’ve been pleased that all the bands involved have got into the spirit of the thing,” he says of acts such as Adelaide’s Babylon Burning set to give their original songs a ska spin. “And, with the venue putting on special food, it’ll be like a little minifestival. It’s going to be fantastic.”
and performed at festivals such as WOMADelaide, Queenscliff Music Festival and Bluesfest, have been a going concern since 1993, but didn’t release an album until a decade later which picked up a couple of ARIA nominations. In 2016, the outfit released Sierra Kilo Alpha – cleverly packaged in 3D and came with the appropriate glasses and also issued on vinyl – which went on to win an ARIA for Best World Music Album and be nominated for Best Live Act. To coincide with the current tour, MSO have now released Saturn Return, a special, 11song USB of new songs that were recorded at the same time as Sierra Kilo Alpha but didn’t make it onto the album.
For those not in the know, ska music originated in Jamaica in the late ’50s as an amalgamation of mento and calypso along with It wasn’t because elements of jazz and any of the songs R&B and is seen as were not up “And it all the forerunner of to scratch, reggae music. kinda came however, It regained as Nicky about because popularity explains. in the ‘70s we’d hired some when UK cars recently and “When bands such as we were The Specials, none of them had recording The Beat, The for Sierra Kilo CD players.” Selecter and Alpha, we only such blended it needed 11 songs with punk and also but, as the band enjoyed a third wave can be quite prolific, we of success in the US in the ended up recording 22,” he ‘90s with bands such as The laughs. “So those 22 songs Mighty Mighty Bosstones, were all recorded pretty Less Than Jake, Fishbone and quickly and we then chose 11 Poison Ivy. songs to go onto an album. Its popularity has never “And we chose those songs really waned due to the music’s infectious nature and so that the album had some kind of balance,” Nicky Melbourne Ska Orchestra, explains further. “The 11 who have toured the world 6
songs we chose painted a nice picture and had a nice vibe, as do the songs on the Saturn Return USB. “So it didn’t mean that the songs that are now on the USB were inferior in any way, they were just songs that weren’t going to give Sierra Kilo Alpha a balanced feel,” he adds. Nicky goes on to say that with having another 11 songs at their disposal, they wanted to do something a bit different. “And then someone came up with the idea of a USB shaped like a spaceship and we all thought that was a great idea,” he says. “And it all kinda came about because we’d hired some cars recently and none of them had CD players. And we’d all bought CDs along to play on the trip. The hire cars all had USB players or access to Blutooth. “And the other good thing about a USB is that you can put more other information on there than what you can with just a CD booklet,” Nicky reasons. In some ways, releasing ska material on a USB is mixing the old with the new. “Exactly,” Nicky readily responds. “But while we
“There’s talk of more overseas tours because we get offers all the time,” Nicky responds. “The problem with that is the expense of getting such a big band overseas. So, yeah, there are lots of things on the cards and lots of talks about gigs in Spain, Prague and even Malta, but nothing decided on yet. “But everything will fall into place and we do have lots on this year anyway,” he says. “Obviously, we have the USB to promote and are just about to release a new film clip and we’ve just finished doing a Japanese commercial for Jim Bean. “So we’re always active and never complacent,” Nicky concludes with a chuckle. “You just can’t afford to be complacent these days as, even though you may have lots of great songs, you continually have to find new ways to get them out there.” Melbourne Ska Orchestra will be armed with a special, 11-song USB of new songs and will stage a huge event SkaBQ at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 4pm on Sunday 26 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix and special guests Lucky Seven, Babylon Burning and Fistful Of Trojans plus DJs Pablito, Old Skool Andy and Kilmarnock Steve.
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would come to me with polyrhythms and odd time signatures and we’d work around that. So it was like doing everything back to front.” The duo are in the process of recording a new EP, Quadrilogy, but Alex says they have taken a very different route than the long gestation period of their self-produced debut. “The EP will be more guitardriven and more commercial but still very, very heavy,” he announces. “It won’t be so epic and won’t have any particular concepts like Creation & Chaos [which carried a theme of the beauty of creation opposed to the chaos of man] had. “So while we love our concept ideas, the EP will take a break from all that and just be a more fun, middle stream thing,” he says. “It’ll still be progressive – very much so – but will have less of the technicalities of our first album.
Sydney-based duo Dirty Wolves are heading to Adelaide to take part in Holy Land, a music festival that boasts a headliner in the form of Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age) alongside a stellar supporting line-up of Filthy Lucre, Lost Cosmonaut, The Tits, A Basket Of Mammoths, Glass Skies, Moonhunter, Rat Ta’Mango and Your Loyal Heartless. By Robert Dunstan So BSide Magazine got on the blower to Alex Hermes (AKA Skuewolf) who plays guitar and sings in the progressive rock two-piece alongside drummer Graeme Young. The duo formed a while back but didn’t really start gigging until around October of last year for the release of Creation & Chaos via MGM. “We actually came up with the idea of Dirty Wolves a couple of years ago,” Alex says, “but, yeah, didn’t really start gigging until the album came out. So our first live show was in September.” Alex already knew drummer Graeme as they both spent time in the band Rubikon which later became Bullethead and who scored a great deal success until disbanding part way through a tour due, pretty much, to exhaustion. “So, after all that, Graeme and I then came together as a two-piece with the idea of trying something new,” 8
he says. “We wanted to be progressive but not in a way of saying, ‘Oh, look at us. Aren’t we different?’. It was more about progressive in pushing ourselves and finding new ways to do things.
Alex mentions they are also working on their next album. “That’s another massive project called The Ages which is actually taking ages,” he laughs. Dirty Wolves, who often work with noted American-born producer Rick Will (“Rick cowrote one of the songs on the new EP and it has his name written all over it,” Alex says) are looking forward to making a return to Adelaide having played here once in the past.
“We played with Filthy Lucre and are looking forward to seeing them again as they are just awesome,” Alex enthuses. “They have a “At the end of great vibe the day, if you are about them.
“It’s all about continually setting a good band with a ‘So we’re challenges and I think the good following, you’ll looking main thing we forward to move forward and Holy Hand are looking for is to go down a be in a good way.” because it’s certain path in an going to be attempt to create a huge,” he says. unique sound,” Alex “So many great then suggests. “There bands on the bill are limitations – there are including Nick of Queens Of only so many frets and so The Stone Age and Kyuss. many notes on a guitar you can choose – so finding that Alex says the music scene in uniqueness does present a Sydney is not that great at challenge. the moment. Alex, also of Australian guitar company and studio GuitarBaby HQ, goes on to say that much of Creation & Chaos was created around Graeme’s drum patterns. “I’d say about 80% of the album was done that way,” he states. “Graeme
“Our old band used to pull 800 and Dirty Wolves will get back up eventually to that but it is a lot lot harder now,” he sighs. “There’s less money around, less know-how and less industry. So, a lot of work has dropped off.
“But, at the end of the day, if you are a good band with a good following, you’ll move forward and be in a good way,” Alex decides. “And while one venue might close its doors, there will always be new ones popping up.” Once they have finished recording their new Quadrilogy EP, Dirty Wolves will go into tour mode. “Yeah, we’ll do a big Australian tour and head back over to New Zealand again – Wellington and Auckland,” Alex says. “And we’ve got Japan coming up to. We are doing a festival there. And all that comes about due to networking with good people – decent people who you can actually work with – and you just book your tour with them and go for it.” Dirty Wolves also have an association with fellow Sydney act Red Sea as that band’s singer, Erica Bowron, guests on Chaos & Creation. “And I also produced their Battlescar EP,” Alex says. “And Red Sea came down with us that time we played with Filthy Lucre. “And we found the live scene in Adelaide to be pretty good,” he suggests. “There seems to be a pretty good vibe happening there. So, I think we’ll pick up a following pretty quickly in Adelaide. “The first time, of course, is always hard as no one really knows who you are, but if you keep going back and play well-publicised, wellorganised shows at good venues, it will work,” Alex concludes. Sydney duo Dirty Wolves, who have a website at < http://www.dirtywolves. com/> are heading to Adelaide once again to take part in rock festival Holy Land at The Producer’s Hotel, 235 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Saturday 31 March alongside Queens Of The Stone Age’s Nick Oliveri, Filthy Lucre, Lost Cosmonaut, The Tits, A Basket Of Mammoths, Glass Skies, Moonhunter, Rat Ta’Mango and Your Loyal Heartless with $20 presale tickets via Moshtix here <http://www.moshtix. com.au/v2/event/holyland-feat-nick-oliveri-andmore/93081>. Dirty Wolves’ Creation & Chaos is out now via MGM
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BURIED FEATHER It’s been four long years since denizens of the Melbourne psych wilderness Buried Feather have graced their avid listeners with a recorded dose of sonic contraband. I have listened repeatedly to their latest LP, Mind Of The Swarm, and couldn’t help but feel like a bee wanting to dive-bomb into a vat of boiling honey. Or as Eric Clapton once said, ‘If you want to get down, get down on the ground…’ By Ian Messenger I spoke to frontman Steve McLennan, returning from what sounded like his gallant reconnaissance to Stockholm, on all things regarding Mind Of The Swarm including an immanent tour which will bring them to to the award winning Grace Emily Hotel for a one show only with Somnium. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard producer Paul Maybury was mentioned as being involved in this mindaltering record, a record of which I feel I need to talk to my psychiatrist about, and so I asked McLennan exactly who was involved, and how and where. Just getting the background deets.
the producers inhabiting the suburbs of Australia gowned in the emperor’s new clothes. I asked McLennan to elaborate on Maybury’s ‘cool approach’. “Paul’s whole thing is about getting a good ‘live’ performance. His whole approach is just to get the band comfortable as if you were playing in a rehearsal studio or on stage.
“So we were all in this huge warehouse space and had all of our amps and stuff set up… A little bit baffled off but not really worrying “It was our first time about that too working with Paul. much. I had a “Paul’s whole It was funny, vocal foldback it was like a thing is about and so you really long can actually getting a good ‘live’ time since hear guide we finished performance. His whole vocals… If the last approach is just to get the you listen album and closely. we did this band comfortable as if album in a “The you were playing in a mad hurry approach because I rehearsal studio or was about was moving not worrying on stage.” overseas. if everything is perfect but making “We were originally sure the vibe’s there and going to record it in Sydney the performance. Yeah just a with Nick Franklin [The cool way of doing it.” Grates, Deep Sea Arcade] who ended up mixing the Now the title track Mind Of record. We just couldn’t get The Swarm I found enticingly the dates and we needed to frightening, perhaps move quickly and so I knew Paul’s studio was there. I met enhanced by my fear of the lynch mob politics now with him and he had a pretty taking over the world. I asked cool approach to recording.” McLennan if he intentionally tried to get inside people’s A cool approach to heads and disturb them, recording… Methinks of all 10
and then have them enjoy this experience, like a Stockholm Syndrome, or a moth that still enjoys the flame that is burning them. Steve McLennan laughs goodnaturedly at the random crackpot on the other end of the phone, “Amazing that’s your takeaway from The Mind Of The Swarm. It’s funny because I’ve done a bunch of interviews and not one person has asked me about The Mind Of The Swarm… That’s an interesting take on it, it’s not what I was going for, but if people take that away then that’s fine.” OK then, maybe the world of art is more benign than I imagined and I should quit my amateur readings of Nietzsche. I shift tact and ask McLennan about what was going on with the very romantic track Screen Dreamer. “A lot of my lyrics are stream of consciousness type stuff, but that one was about when I was recording the album I was living apart from my fiancé, now my wife. So she was living in Sweden and I was living in Australia and we would spend all of this time on Skype or on FaceTime talking to each other. And always at really odd times of the day because of the time difference, it was Stockholm to Melbourne.
“So [Screen Dreamer] was about dealing with that, and being in different times and headspaces, and having this fairly intense relationship with someone in a screen. So that was the start, and then [the song] took a kind of weird turn from there.” Buried Feather have embarked on a thorough tour of Victoria and New South Wales including a date at the Sydney Psych Fest, and ending the shebang at The Grace Emily Hotel, revered hive of live music within this humble city of empty churches. Apart from the new album, what’s new with Buried Feather? What can audiences look forward to? “I guess it’s gonna be a little bit different this time around. We’ve expanded to a fivepiece now, and everyone has said it sounds more epic than it had before. We had our first show at Howler in Melbourne on the weekend and it was well received so I fully recommend everyone to come along in Adelaide.” Buried Feather have announced a tour that will bring the Melbourne-based psych rockers to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, for a free entry show from 9pm on April Fool’s Day (Saturday 1 April) to promote the release of new album, Mind Of The Swarm, with Somnium as special guests.
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deals. And the other week was funny because I was out at a farmhouse and it was a bit like that TV show American Pickers – full of dust and stuff – but I got a whole trunk of stuff out of it. “I’d actually pulled the one thing out I wanted to be told, ‘No, no, you have to buy the whole lot’,” Tony laughs. “So it was fun going through the trunk later and seeing what else was in there. But a lot of it I didn’t really want.”
Adelaide identity Tony Grudge, who sings with punk rock band C-Bombs, opened vintage store Retro Bait at the historic town of Auburn in the Clare Valley a couple of years ago and has watched the enterprise slowly build. By Robert Dunstan “My father was an antique dealer so, back in the old days, the shop was known as Hayward’s Antiques,” Tony begins. “But then mum got ill and dad kind of lost interest. “And, as a kid, I used to travel all around Australia with my dad to antique fairs as well as to all the bottle fairs because he was then president of the South Australian Bottle Club,” he continues.
board games, antique lamps and tin or wooden chests of all kinds.
“And lots of other stuff, too,” Tony says. “I’m talking about good quality retro kitchenware. Canisters and all that. And vintage record players do well good quality retro kitchenware too. And vinyl records always go well. And vintage wooden meat safes are running hot at the moment for some reason.
“So I always had an interest in collecting things – in those days it was mostly records and record players which I still love – and then I moved into doing garage sales and doing the markets around town. “But I was also constantly pestering dad to let me take over the shop up in Auburn and reopen it but I’d sorta given up on that,” he sighs. “And then, suddenly one day, dad said, ‘Why don’t you just use the shop’. So here we are.” Tony goes on to say that since opening in October of 2014, Retro Bait, which generally has an array of bargains out the front, has slowly gathered steam. “It’s continually picking up,” he enthuses. “I now have some good regular clients and sales are improving each month. So, it’s definitely on the up although it’s a bit slow at the moment with it being summer. Winter is the tourist season in the Clare Valley with all the B&Bs pretty much 12
totally booked out then. So that’s when I get a lot more trade with lots of people being out and about.” Local events such as Clare Valley gourmet weekends,
“And there’s a current fascination for old wicker chairs too. I had a lady come in a while back who bought all I had,” he continues. “She’d told me she was after some, so I sourced half a dozen or so and she bought n. ai rg ba Come in and grab a them all before I’d even got them off the back of the ute.
music concerts such as A Day On The Green at Annie’s Lane and the local horseracing carnival are also good for business. “And Blenheim Music & Camping Festival is always good too,” Tony says of the popular annual festival. “They are often coming up in cars [to camp] so have time to stop and have a look around.” There are certain items that sell quickly such as vintage
“And I picked up an old kitchen cabinet the other week out at Goodwood which needed a bit of work – just a stain and a polish really – and then sold it to someone two weeks later who lived in Goodwood. So it came from Goodwood in my ute up to Auburn, had a bit of work done and then went back to Goodwood in my ute again.” With the store being open from 11am on Thursdays to Sundays until 5pm, Tony spends the earlier part of the week gathering new stock. “And that’s pretty much fulltime,” he says. “I’ll often be out picking stuff up or doing
Tony, who offers free city delivery of large items, understands the need to keep the store freshly stocked with enticing new items as customers can be put off if they regularly venture in and see the same old stuff. “Yeah, having regular new stock keeps people interested in coming back,” he espouses. “And that helps keep me interested too. “But I often change stuff around in the shop,” the proprietor then says. “Regular sometimes come in and suddenly see something and say, ‘Wow, how long have you had this?’ And I’ll just smile and say that I’ve had it for a while but they mustn’t have noticed it before. “They may have been coming in every weekend for the last six months, but if I change stuff around and things are placed somewhere different in the shop it keeps it fresh,” he wryly chuckles. “People don’t think they are looking at the same stuff all the time.” Has anyone well known ever popped in? “Ha, not that I know of,” Tony responds. “I had been hoping that [American singer] Chris Isaak would drop in when he was playing A Day On The Green a while back as I know he loves his retro stuff. But, no, all I saw was his car drive past. “You never know, someone famous might have popped in at some stage and I may not have even noticed,” he concludes with a laugh. Retro Bait is located at 18 Main Rd, Auburn SA, and is open from 11am until 5pm on Thursday through to Sundays as well as most public holidays. Contact Tony Grudge on 0400 514 860 for more information.
RETRO BAIT Where
18 Main Rd, Auburn
11am until 5pm on Thursday through to Sundays
0400 514 860
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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 Clicheâ€™, Mitchos Da Menace and so many more THURSDAY 6 APRIL
Windhand (US) and Cough (US) FRIDAY 7 APRIL
The Mountain Goats (US) SATURDAY 8 APRIL
Heavy SA 2017: Se Bon Ki Ra, Iron Worzel, Ice On Mercury, A ghost Orchestra and so many, many more The Devil Wears
TUESDAY 11 APRIL Prada (US) and Being
As An Ocean
MONDAY 24 APRIL Billy Bragg (UK) FRIDAY 5 MAY
Hellions (Sydney), Endless Heights, The Brave and Introvert FRIDAY 12 MAY Entombed A.D. (Sweden)
SATURDAY 13 MAY Apparatus (US) and Young
THURSDAY 18 MAY
Boris (Japan) and Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE Lewis Watson (UK) WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST Real Friends (US)
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THURSDAY 16 MARCH
SUNDAY 19 MARCH
Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – ZZ Rock 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
16 March - 29 March 2017
(Melbourne) with tickets at the door from 8pm
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room –and Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with free entry from 8.30pm
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm
Grace Emily – Elli Belle and Loren Kate
Grace Emily – Collingwood Casanovas (Collingwood) and guests from 8pm
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 The Jade Monkey – Luke Lesson (spoken word)
Hackney Hotel – Courtyard Sessions (7pm) Halfway Hotel – live music from 7pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hilton RSL – Buckley’s Chance from 7pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Hotel Royal – Vinyl Fridays with DJ Delta and DJ Pero (5pm) Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ (8pm) North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 7.30pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music Wheatsheaf Hotel – Gwyn from 8.30pm Ashton (UK) and Dave Blight Payneham Tavern – live music from with tickets at the door 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – After Work live jazz FRIDAY 17 MARCH from 5.30pm Aussie Inn Hotel (Hackham) – live Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music (from 7pm) music from 5pm Brew Boys (Regency Pk) – Open Mic Ramsgate Hotel – DJ Scotty B, Manov from 5pm and Bollocks (9pm) Brick City Bar (Grenfell St) – DJ Mark Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jaki J Yusef Wilson and guests with free entry Semaphore Workers Club – live blues British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free entry from 8pm live music from 6pm Slug ‘N’ Lettuce – Pigsy’s Norah Van Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live All-Stars and special guest music from 7pm Swanee and resident DJ CASAblabla – live funk and Jay Bangers soul band from 11pm Tarntanyangga with free entry prior to (Victoria Sq) – Music 10pm In The Square from Commercial Hotel 5.30pm (Two Wells) – open mic The Coffee Pot – and jam night from gigguide@ Rad ‘N’ 80s 7.30pm with house band The German Club – bsidemagazin e. Coopers Alehouse Kevin Borich Express com.au Gepps Cross – live music (Sunshine Coast) and from 7pm Gwyn Ashton (UK) Crown & Anchor – Young The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic Offenders, Standard Union, Brothers music from 5-8pm Goon, St Judes, Stranger Things Have Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – Happened and more from 6pm with live music $10 entry or $5 for those dressed in Warradale Hotel – live music from green 8.30pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live Wassails Wine Bar (Prospect) – music from Meatbeaters, Blue Flame Buckley’s Chance from 3pm Specials and Baba Ganoosh Wheatsheaf Hotel – Nikko & Dog & Duck – Chunky Dip and Holly Snooks and Courtney Robb with J (9pm) free entry from 8.39pm Duck Inn – live music from Just Enough Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music at 7pm (free entry from 6pm) Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Yankalilla Hotel – live music from Enfield Hotel – Jonny Star Family 7.30pm Entertainment (6pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music SATURDAY 18 MARCH from 7pm followed by karaoke Belgian Beer Cafe – live acoustic music Exeter Hotel – Sons Of Zoku and (5pm) Kitchen Witch Blue Gums Hotel – DJ Mitch (8pm) Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke British Hotel – Kevin Borich Ezpress with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm (Sunshine Coast) Gaslight Tavern – Red Light Riot
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CASAblabla – live soul band from midnight with free entry prior to 10pm Clovercrest Hotel – live band from 7.30pm 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 – 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
Gaslight Tavern – live bands
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Front Bar: PlanB with free entry from 8pm Grace Emily – Donarumma presents Grace: The songs Of Jeff Buckley Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Land Of Promise – live bands Marion Hotel – Show Us Your Hits from 8.30pm Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ Nantale (8pm) MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake Palmer Hotel – open mic from 2pm Para Hills Community Club – live band from 8pm Pepper Tree Café (Aldinga) – Funky Monks 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 The Old Spot – Lady Voodoo & The Rituals from 10pm until late Thebarton Theatre – MEGA 90’S: 2 Unlimited, Techtronic, Real McCoy and Dr Alban Union Hotel – Reggae On from 8pm Victoria Hotel – live band from 9.30pm Waterloo Station Hotel – karaoke from 8pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – The Fiddle Chicks with tickets at the door from 8pm Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 9pm
Bacchus Bar – Bachata By The Beach (3pm) Beach House Café (Encounter Bay) – Kevin Borich Express (Sunshine Coast) Bridgewater Inn – Mick Kidd & Dave Blight from 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)
Grace Emily – Donarumma presents Grace: The songs Of Jeff Buckley Hotel Metro – eclectic DJ from 4pm Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub – live music from 2pm Mile End Hotel – live music from 3pm Monkey House (Glandore) – Radio Hits from 4-8pm Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon – 2pm 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 music with Dead Lucky from 4pm Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Caramigo and The Tangerines from 3.30pm with tickets at the door Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)
MONDAY 20 MARCH Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm featuring Sunset Blush Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions
Governor Hindmarsh – Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm) Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA Sessions: Tone List and Luke White with tickets at the door
TUESDAY 21 MARCH CASAblabla – DJ spinning jazz, soul and funk from 7-10pm Crown & Sceptre – Matt Vecchio (VEX on The Decks) Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge blues jam with special guests (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders (free entry from 7pm)
Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: American Appalachian Folk
Sessions from 7pm Grace Emily – Pub Bingo with eyes down from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Tuesday from 8pm in front bar Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm) Port Dock – open mic evening Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam Torrens Arms Hotel – DJ Ryley (8pm)
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 – SCALA: Elaine McLaughlin, Paula Standing and Dangerman from 8pm with $5 tickets at the door
WEDNESDAY 22 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
FRIDAY 24 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 Governor Hindmarsh – Main with free entry prior to 10pm Room: Taking Back Sunday Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open (US) and Acceptance (US) and mic and jam night from 7.30pm with Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele house band Appreciation Society from 7pm Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live Grace Emily – cold Coopers and music from 7pm more from 4pm until close and Crown & Sceptre – YOYO with DJ Tr!p Move2Live from 6pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Cam’s Karaoke (7-11pm) Hotel Metro – live original music from Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Chasing 9pm Claire, Baba Ganoosh, Hivemind and Kensington Hotel – The Real Mac Diamrco? Open Uke Night Enigma Bar – I Built The Sky La Boheme – The (Melbourne) and guests New Cabal (free Excelsior Hotel – live entry from acoustic music from 7pm 9.15pm) followed by karaoke Lion Hotel Exeter Hotel – Proton Pill (Semaphore) – Karaoke (free entry gigguide@ with Mel and DJ Jase from from 8.30pm) bsidemagazin 9pm Nick’s Café e. Finn MacCools (Norwood (Frewville) – live com.au Hotel) – Heavy Load from 9pm music from noon-
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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 – Eddi Reader Band (UK) Union Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge (8pm)
THURSDAY 23 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: Helpless: The Songs Of Neil Young and Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with host Billy Bob with free entry Grace Emily – Pirra (Sydney) and The Water Park from 9pm 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)
Fowler’s Live – Balance 8 Composure (US)
Gaslight Tavern – live bands
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Third stone and Big Tom’s Blues Band from 7.30pm and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily Hotel – Tim Rogers (Melbourne) from 8pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – live original bands 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 – Sympathy Orchestra and Roddy Gordon Band with free entry from 9pm Woodville Hotel – live music Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm
SATURDAY 25 MARCH Annie’s Lane (Clare Valley) – A Day On The Green: Hoodoo Gurus, Violent Femmes, Tim Rogers, The Whitlams and Models CASAblabla – soul and funk band from
midnight with free entry prior to 10pm Crown & Sceptre – Banquet with Dj Craig from 9pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse Exeter Hotel – Neon Tetra, Burnside Mums and The Winter Gypsy from 5pm
Fowler’s Live – MC Kerser Gaslight Tavern – live rock band
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Kingswood (Melbourne) and Front Bar: live band with free entry from 9pm
Grace Emily – Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing (Melbourne) and The Heggarties from 9pm Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – original live bands from 9pm
Jive – Holly Throsby and Sparkspitter and Gosh! (11pm) with DJ Craig Land Of Promise – live bands MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 8pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – Subtract S and Grid from 8pm with $5 entry The Old Spot – Hot Chisel and Colour Machine at 8pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – BJ & The Big Hippie and Cal Williams Jr with tickets at the door
SUNDAY 26 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 Fidel’s Bar (Royal Pk) – Ukalalas, Nice Verdes, The Merries and Runebilly Rattle from 4pm with entry via donation Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 2pm
Governor Hindmarsh Hotel – SkaBQ: Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Melbourne), Lucky Seven, Babylon Burning, Fistful Of Trojans and assorted DJs from 4pm Grace Emily – Kaurna Cronin Band (garewell show), Ryan Marin-John and Kelly Menhennett Kentish Hotel (North Adelaide) Satisfaction: The Stones Show and Don Morrison from 2pm Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon – 2pm Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music from 5pm Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Sellicks Hill Wines – The Baker Suite, The Beggars, The Yearlings and Diane Scalzi alongside Hall Of Famers David Moyse (of Air Supply), Dave Blight, Evan Jones and Trev Warner Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm with $10 entry The Globe Hotel (Yongala) – Sarah Carrol & The Left Wing Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live
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acoustic music from 4-7pm Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – live music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers with free entry from 4pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)
MONDAY 27 MARCH Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions
Governor Hindmarsh –Balcony Bar: Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm The Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm)
Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA Sessions: from 8pm with tickets at the door
TUESDAY 28 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 Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Tuesday from 8pm Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam The Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm)
WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Twenty One Pilots (UK) 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 & Anchor – Phil Jamieson and guests 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 – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – Move2Live from 6pm and Tim Davies later Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Night La Boheme – The New Cabal (free entry from 9.15pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon-2pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted by Elder Conservatorium Of Music with free entry from 7.30pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night The Highway – Open Mic Night The Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free entry from 8.30pm) 15
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A FEW LESS MEN (MA) ** The blokey bad-taste Ocker comic-yock-fest A Few Best Men back in 2012 was hardly a classic (despite a sequence where Olivia Newton-John gets pissed and hangs from a chandelier), and yet here we have a sequel anyway, with the same producer/ screenwriter (Dean Craig), a different director (Mark Lamprell filling in for Stephan Elliott), and a more desperate need to hopefully shock and offend with oodles of wannabe-grossout laffs, almost none of which are properly funny, maaaaaaaaaaaate.
An animated credits sequence depicts how the returning characters came to Australia for David’s wedding, including David himself (Xavier Samuel as the straight man), root-rat Tom (Kris Marshall), hapless Graham (Kevin Bishop) and doomed Luke (James Helm), and how Luke fell off a cliff. They think he’s survived but he hasn’t, and when Luke’s Kray-ish brother Henry (Ryan Corr, over-the-top and putting on a dire accent) finds out what’s happened in London (yeah, right), he insists that the remaining three pals get the 16
corpse to England in time for the funeral (and yes, before decomposition sets in). This then sets into motion the usual episodic, dick-jokeheavy Road-Movie-type plot in which the lads live through a plane crash (Jeremy Sims hams it up as the pilot), drag the cadaver through country Western Australia to a music festival, Tom almost enjoys a threesome, Graham is forced into a major and ageist sex setpiece (which almost works anyway as Lynette Curran is nearly amusing as Maureen) and David again starts questioning why he’s friends with these idiots. Although, of course, Xavier might do better considering why he bothers with Aussie comedies at all, as last year’s Spin Out was equally irksome. Full of familiar funsters (Sacha Horler as a ranger, Deborah Mailman as a police officer, Shane Jacobson as the bloody mad Mungus) in dopey form, this has a lot of wild energy, but tries so hard to be outrageous it grows pretty flamin’ tiresome well before the final sequence (already, of course, given away in the trailer). Struth, guys - grow up!!! Mad Dog Bradley
ALONE IN BERLIN (M) ***
Swiss co-writer/director Vincent Perez’s filming of Hans Fallada’s famed and factually-based 1947 novel Every Man Dies Alone/ Jeder Stirbt Für Sich Allein (apparently drawn from actual Gestapo records) features fine work from its cast, atmospheric location filming (with Saxony and Brandenburg filling in for Berlin) and a sense of dread, but somehow doesn’t quite catch fire and become a proper classic. In the Berlin of 1940 we meet Otto Quangel (Brendan Gleeson, in everything these days) and his wife Anna (Emma Thompson), a gettingon working-class couple without strong political leanings, whose views radically change when they receive word that their only son (actually Anna’s brother in real life) has been killed in France. This drives Otto into forming a kind of one-man resistance, and he carefully starts writing postcards full of anti-Nazi sentiment and leaving them in key spots around the city, a seemingly small act of civil disobedience that could nevertheless get
them both executed. Naturally, Otto becomes more and more daring, and criminologist Escherich (Daniel Brühl) is on his trail, although his job is complicated by the SS, who believe they know better and are happy to frame the wrong man and belt the crap out of Escherich in a sequence that proves fairly startling, because there’s really no other violence here. Despite the fact that Gleeson and Thompson aren’t German and speak English here with flattenedout accents, they’re both still strong, and Daniel is even better and should be cracking Hollywood stardom any day now. But, somehow, under director Perez this is somehow too restrained, and could have benefitted from just a bit more gunplay - or even a little goose-stepping. Mad Dog Bradley
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Friday 17th Brian Doddridge Saturday 18th
Open Mic Night cancelled â€‹Instead:
Kevin Borich Express
Friday 24th Ben Davies Friday 31st Robin George
Friday 7th Ben Ford-Davies Friday 14th Good Friday
Saturday 15th Open Mic Night Friday 21st Troy Loakes Friday 28th Ben Ford-Davies
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Midge Ure’s ‘Something From Everything’ Tour The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel Thursday 9 March featured, including One (from Reviewed by MDB Midge Ure, over the years a member of Rich Kids, Ultravox, Visage and Thin Lizzy (very, very briefly, he assures us), as well as a solo performer (and nearly a Sex Pistol - well, almost), promised that this tour would be different from what we saw when he visited Australia back in 2013. He also assured us be playing, as the title suggests, something from each of his 14 albums, and stripping them back and rethinking their sound. He’s said that a key reason for this decision was that he’s been playing some of these songs for more than 35 years and that he was starting to get a little tired of them - but audiences certainly aren’t. The Gov show began with a half-hour set by India Electric Company, Midge’s two-lad backing band from Devon, and they offered some light gags about the heat of the Aussie summer while offering yearning, guitar-and-violin-heavy tracks of their own (like Eyes & Tears), as well as a cool cover of Bruce Springsteen’s I’m On Fire. After a short break, Midge then took to the stage with the guys and without a word launched into Ultravox’s I Remember (Death In The Afternoon), with strings replacing synthesisers and in a voice still stirring after so many years. After intros, and jokes about how fans can get restless if musos like him play too many new songs, Midge then knocked off Ultravox’s Flow, his solo hit If I Was (prefaced with the rather disparaging words, ‘This is ancient history’), the newer Star Crossed and more, as well as his sad but sweet tribute to Thin Lizzy’s late lamented wildman Phil Lynott, Homeland. More Ultravox cuts were 20
their recent reformation as, Midge put it, a “bunch of old men”) and the classic Reap The Wild Wind (with fine work from the IEC boys). The first Visage tune of the night turned out to be The Damned Don’t Cry, a wonderfully creepy piece that had never been played live until this tour. The punters knew that Midge’s best-known songs were being kept until last, and we weren’t disappointed as, without a word, he slipped into a synthesiser-free, strings-only version of surely Ultravox’s key piece, Vienna, which sounded fabulous with the acoustic treatment, and this then segued into Visage’s great hit Fade To Grey. And, decades later, both are still lovely – and eerie. Ultravox’s Hymn seemed to end the show, but Midge joshed about the whole fake encore business last time and he did it again, returning less than a minute later for a gorgeous take on Ultravox’s Dancing With Tears In My Eyes and, with biting talk of the state of politics (especially American politics), Ultravox’s All Fall Down. And the crowd went wild, which wasn’t surprising, even though both those songs are essentially about the end of the world.
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SARAH CARROLL & THE LEFT WING Sarah Carroll (AKA The Ukulele Queen Of The Bellarine) has a new band, The Left Wing, and, armed with their debut album, Star Parade, are heading over the border for a series of launches. By Robert Dunstan Sarah and the band have already kicked off their launch tour that included performances at Port Fairy Folk Festival. “It was good there,” she announces. “We had a really good time and it was nice to sell a few CDs and shake a few hands and talk about the show and hear their words of encouragement.” The rootsy Star Parade is quite a varied affair as it features some quite whimsical songs alongside some personal reflections, while there is strong hint of reggae on Where’d The Dows Go?. A real surprise, however, is the almost seven-minute Healing Dog, which rocks out, in fine style toward the end. “And that’s a really fun song to play live,” Sarah laughs. “Well, they all are really, but that one is a lot of fun because the long outro turned out to be as long as the actual song itself and it’s given it a whole other dimension that I didn’t see when I wrote it. “And a lot of that variety on the album is due to Leigh Ivin and his own eclectic songwriting and musical nature,” she says of the producer who also plays a assortment of instruments as part of being a member of The Left Wing alongside Sarah’s bass-playing son George Wilson and drummer Ronny Rindo. “Leigh and I had talked a lot about my songs and also talked a lot about what kind of instrumentation was needed in each one to bring out its best quality,” Sarah adds. “The mood of each
song was definitely expanded on once we started recording the album.” Sarah had first hooked up with Leigh some years ago. “He plays in The Re-Mains,” she says of the alternative country rock band. “The Re-Mains and I were on the same record label about 10 years ago so we often used to do gigs together. And we also spent a fair bit of time with Leigh at Tamworth Country Music Festival because I’d often get up on stage with him.
has been absolutely crucial to how Star Parade has come out even though we didn’t really spend a lot of time together working on it.” Star Parade also boasts quite a large number of guests in the form of harmonica player Chris Wilson (Sarah’s partner), fiddle player Glenny Rae, Chris and Sarah’s son, Fenn, on acoustic guitar and Jackie Marshall on harmonies and backing vocals. The album cover has the band with (unlit) cigars in their mouths and I wondered if it had caused any flak.
“And then we put a band together, The Pirates The reason I ask Of Beer, which was that a certain “We did it was essentially notorious Sydney to back as a joke. It’s a band are [American for a dig at Joe Hockey. reforming guitar player] nation tour and The band is called made a poster Bill Kirchen when he that featured The Left Wing toured them smoking as we are all Australia,” cigarettes which Sarah says. “That caused such a socialists.” would have been ruckus it has since in 2007 or 2008 and been withdrawn. I’ve had Leigh on every record I’ve made since then. “Well, these days you have to be a bit careful,” Sarah “But he’s been doing more happily concedes. “But we production work these days haven’t had any negative and also worked on that comments yet. And you can’t television show, The Beautiful worry too much about that Lie, that had Marlon Williams kind of stuff. And we did it as in it,” she continues. “And a joke. It’s a dig at Joe Hockey. he’s done work with lots of The band is called The Left others and has just recorded Wing as we are all socialists. a fantastic rock album with a mob of indigenous guys. “But album is not particularly political as such although it “And I reckon Leigh was born does touch on a few of those to produce,” Sarah adds, subjects,” she suggests. “So “because he has so many the album cover was very great ideas he can just let deliberate because it our way flow. And Leigh’s production of saying, ‘Hey Joe, how can
you put shit on poor people while you can walk around smoking incredibly expensive Cuban cigars?’ And that’s something I’m happy to talk openly about with anyone.” For the band’s city launch, they will be playing with likeminded locals The Heggarties who will be launching a single. “We’d met them in Nashville last year at the Americana Festival,” Sarah says. “And it turns out that Paul from The Heggarties went to university with Leigh so there was an immediate connection.” Sarah winds up the interview by suggesting that most of the songs on the new album will get an airing as part the tour’s shows. “I think the album runs for about 50 minutes so that, along with all my talking, pretty much makes up the set,” she laughs. “But we generally see how it goes on the night. Depending on the vibe we may leave out certain songs – it all depends on the night.” Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing will launch Star Parade at Willunga’s Wirra Creek Music’s Stone Pony on Friday 24 March, Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, on Saturday 25 March with The Heggarties and on Sunday 26 March will be marching up to The Globe Hotel at Yongala for a relaxed late Sunday arvo session.
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Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, for an evening of Southern rock’n’roll on Tuesday 2 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
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Fu Monkeys to bring ska punk to the stage of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 22 April with tickets via the venue or OzTix with Fistful Of Trojans and The Prophets Of Impending Doom also on the stellar bill.
KBE LUKA LESSON
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.
Holly Throsby will return to Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA, on Saturday 25 March to launch her new album, After A Time, with tickets on sale now via Moshtix and Sparkspitter as special guests.
TAKING BACK SUNDAY
March, Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, 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 relaxed Sunday arvo session.
A DAY ON THE GREEN
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.
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.
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 allages 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 represent the local scene. Tickets via Moshtix.
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DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN
The cigar-totin’ Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing have announced a huge national tour. In South Australia, catch them at Willunga’s Wirra Creek Music’s Stone Pony with Josh Rennie-Hynes on Friday 24
Scottish singer Eddi Reader, once of Fairground Attraction and who also enjoyed a stint with Gang Of Four, will be playing Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, SA, with her band on Wednesday 22 March with tickets at <dramatix.com.au/ events/1709>.
Dan Baird, once of Georgia Satellites, is bringing his band, Homemade Sin, to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59
Yet another A Day On The Green will be taking place at Clare Valley’s Annie’s Lane Winery on Saturday 25 March which will feature Hoodoo Gurus, Violent Femmes, Tim Rogers, The Whitlams and Models with tickets via Ticketmaster.
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 <FringeTIXcom. au>. The trio also play The British Hotel, 11 North Pde, Pt Adelaide, on Saturday 18 March with tickets via OzTix. There will also be an instore appearance at Mr V Music, Semaphore Ed, Semaphore, SA, from 2pm on Saturday 18 March with the band also playing Encounter Bay’s Beach House Café on Sunday 19 March with booking via the café on 08 8552 4417.
NASHVILLE PUSSY 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 with harmonica player Dave Blight as special guest. Gwyn will also be special guest of Kevin Borich Express at The German Club, Flinders St, Adelaide, SA, on Friday 17 March and will be undertaking a solo show on Sunday 19 March at Aldgate Pump Hotel from 1.30pm.
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, SA, on Friday 31 March with tickets via <dramatix.com.au> and Josh Rennie-Hynes as special guest.
The Resignators are joining forces with Mexico’s Los Kung-
Nashville Pussy have invited Brant Bjork of Kyuss and Fu Manchu fame to join them at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Tuesday 8 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
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>.
Rockin’ Melbourne band Kingswood will release their new album, After Hours, Close To Dawn, in
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Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 29 April and will have local lad Luke Million with them on synthesisers. Tickets via the venue or OzTix.
Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Sunday 25 June with tickets via the venue or OzTix and with Birdman headlining in Adelaide.
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
March and will celebrate by hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 25 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
BALANCE & COMPOSURE
The UK’s Gemma Ray will be playing Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 22 April with her band.
Pennsylvania’s Balance & Composure are returning for a national tour in celebration of a new album, Light We Made, and will be playing a licensed allages show at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, on Friday 24 March with tickets via Moshtix.
MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA
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.
American hard-core 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.
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.
Client Liaison (Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan) will be launching their debut album, Diplomatic Immunity, at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port 26
Chicago blues exponent Mud Morganfield, eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, will be in town on Friday 7 April to play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, 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.
Died Pretty and Radio Birdman are teaming up for a double headline national tour and will hit the Governor
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.
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.
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS
Melbourne Ska Orchestra are once again touring and will be armed with a special, 11-song USB of new songs and will stage the huge event SkaBQ at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, from 4pm on Sunday 26 March with tickets via the venue or OzTix and special guests Lucky Seven, Babylon Burning and Fistful Of Trojans plus DJs Pablito, Old Skool Andy and Kilmarnock Steve.
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 with Max Savage.
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 the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Sunday 23 April with tickets via the venue or OzTix. Eque at Grace Emily
NEW FOUND GLORY
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
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 Saturday 27 May and from 4pm on Sunday 28 May.
A DAY OF CLARITY
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.
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.
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BITS with Robert Dunstan
There but for the grace of God go I. The recent well-deserved induction of The Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, into the SA Music Venues Hall Of Fame caused me to
Being young and naïve, I questioned the morality of procuring a haircut during working hours only to be sternly told, ‘The bits I am getting cut off grow during working hours so it makes total sense to get them cut during working hours’.
forgot about it until one night back in the year 1998. Folk rock band Weddings Parties Anything were in town with The Waifs to do what was their farewell show at Heaven (now the recently closed HQ Complex) and after the gig I had gone backstage to greet them. “Ah, just the person we need,” they virtually all said in unison. “A mate of ours from Melbourne has just opened a pub in Adelaide and invited us all back there. So, take us to the Grace Emily Hotel kind sir.”
Quite why we commenced our journey there when the bottom end of Waymouth St was just up the road from the venue we were at I will never know but we did have some adventures along the way. One being that a pub enroute – I think it was Raglan’s – had a big sign on its window announcing it did functions of any kind with the words ‘weddings, parties, anything’ blazenly written across the bottom. So, it marked a great photo opportunity with the famous band of that name and an assorted waif and (somewhere) I would still have the incriminating photos. Anyway, it was a long, long journey and were eventually about to give up – remember that this was in the days long prior to mobile phones and GPS being widely popular – when someone in the party suddenly said, “Look, there’s a sign.” And indeed there was. A big, bold sign on the left-hand side of what I remembered as the Launceston Hotel now proudly saying ‘Grace Emily Hotel’. And so, it was that I made my first ever visit to the newlynamed Grace Emily Hotel although that was not without some little details being sorted as the new owner, a guy named Clanger, was suspicious of me at first when told I was a card-carrying member of the media.
reflect upon when it was I first stepped foot into the pub. If memory serves me correct, and it often doesn’t, it would have been back in the ‘70s when I was rather more gainfully employed than I am now and was working for the PMG (now Australia Post) at the now long gone Gouger St Post Office. Late one morning the postmaster, whose name I won’t recall, asked me to accompany him while he went for a haircut. 28
After the working hours haircut, the postmaster noted that it was time for lunch and suggested we head to the nearest hotel. So, feeling peckish myself, happily followed him to the nearest watering hole which happened to be the Launceston Hotel at 232 Waymouth St. And when we got there, being quite young and naïve, I wondered why the bar staff had neglected to put any clothes on. Despite all that, I soon deetched the Launceston from memory and quickly
I confessed that I had never heard of such a pub and asked where it might be. “Ah, it’s somewhere on Waymouth St,” they virtually all said in unison.
“The media?” Clanger snarled. “Not sure I want those kind of people drinkin’ in my pub.” Despite all that, somehow I managed to keep going back.
“Righto then,” I said. “Let’s all wander along Waymouth St until we stumble across it.” And so, it was to be that the members of Wedding Parties Anything and a stray waif – I think it was Donna – started our journey along Waymouth St from the top end of the street on the corner of King William St.
And, funnily enough, fresh from playing WOMADelaide, The Waifs have announced a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Sunday 2 April with tickets via the venue or OzTix. For more BOB’s Bits go to:
Buried Feather (Melbourne) at Somnium at Grace Emily Panhandler (Sweden) and Tiger Can Smile at Crown & Anchor
SUNDAY 2 APRIL
The Waifs (WA) at Governor Hindmarsh
WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL
THURSDAY 16 MARCH
Luka Lesson at The Jade Monkey Gwyn Ashton (UK) and Dave Blight at Wheatsheaf Hotel
FRIDAY 17 MARCH
Kevin Borich Express (Sunshine Coast) and Gwyn Ashton (UK) at The German Club Collingwood Casanovas (Collingwood) at Grace Emily
SATURDAY 18 MARCH
Kevin Borich Express (Sunshine Coast) 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
SUNDAY 19 MARCH
Kevin Borich Express (Sunshine Coast) at Beach House Café (Encounter Bay)
MC Kerser at Fowler’s Live Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing (Melbourne) and The Heggarties at Grace Emily
SUNDAY 26 MARCH
TUESDAY 28 MARCH
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 Jackson Reid Briggs & The Heaters (Melbourne), The Bitter Darlings and Cowboys Of Love at Hotel Metro
Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Melbourne), Lucky Seven, Babylon Burning, Fistful Of Trojans and assorted DJs at Governor Hindmarsh Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing (Melbourne) at Globe Hotel (Yongala) Eazy-E Tribute: E3, Diggy Dre, Tony Muthaphukkn G and T-Rill of CP Mafia, L Dogg and MC Triks at Governor Hindmarsh
WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH
Twenty One Pilots (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Phil Jamieson (Lismore) at Crown & Anchor
FRIDAY 24 MARCH
Tim Rogers (Melbourne) at Grace Emily Balance & Composure (US) at Fowler’s Live I Built The Sky (Melbourne) at Enigma Bar Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing (Melbourne) and Josh RennieHynes at Wirra Creek Music (Willunga)
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
SATURDAY 8 APRIL
Rickie Lee Jones (US) at Governor Hindmarsh The Mountain Goats (US) and Oh Pep! at Edinburgh Castle
Tempest Rising (Perth), Fall At Ten and Imogen Brave at Crown & Anchor
FRIDAY 31 MARCH
Jeff Lang (Melbourne) and Josh Rennie-Hynes at Trinity Sessions Holy Land: Nick Oliveri (US), Dirty Wolves (Sydney), Filthy Lucre, Lost Cosmonaut, The Tits (Pt Lincoln), A Basket Of Mammoths, Glass Skies, Moonhunter, Rat Ta’Mango and Your Loyal Heartless at Producers Bar Juke Box Racket (Melbourne) at Exeter Hotel Dorsal Fins (Melbourne) at Rocket Bar Illy (Melbourne) at Thebarton Theatre
SATURDAY 1 APRIL
Electric Mary (Melbourne). Tracer and Matterhorn at Governor Hindmarsh Fortay, Monsta G, Drae Cliche’, Mitchos Da Menace and so many more at Fowler’s Live
THURSDAY 13 APRIL
BlenheimFest at Blenheim (Clare Valley) David Liebe Hart (US), Rohan Henry, St Morris Sinners and Purple Johnson Blimp Situation at Jive
FRIDAY 14 APRIL
BlenheimFest at Blenheim (Clare Valley) Touch Bass: Jauz, Snails, Slushii and LDRU at Adelaide Entertainment Centre
SUNDAY 16 APRIL
Michael Plater (Melbourne) and Goldentone at Grace Emily Hotel
TUESDAY 18 APRIL
Nash Grier (US) at Thebarton Theatre
THURSDAY 20 APRIL
Spiderbait (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Les Poules à Colin (Canada) at South Coast Folk Club (Pt Noarlunga)
FRIDAY 21 APRIL
SATURDAY 22 APRIL
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The Devil Wears Prada (US) and Being As An Ocean at Fowler’s Live Tony Joe White (US) at Abbie Cardwell at Governor Hindmarsh
Spiderbait (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh (Sold Out)
will return to JIVE to launch her new album, After a Time
WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH
Pirra (Sydney) at Grace Emily
FRIDAY 7 APRIL
MONDAY 20 MARCH
THURSDAY 23 MARCH
THURSDAY 6 APRIL
Windhand (US), Cough (US), Space Bong and Tombstealer at Fowler’s Live sleepmakeswaves and Caligula’s Horse (Brisbane)at Governor Hindmarsh
Sunset Blush (Purpletown) at Edinburgh Castle Hotel Sunset Blush (Purpletown) at Gaslight Tavern Taking Back Sunday (US) and Acceptance (US) at Governor Hindmarsh Eddi Reader (UK) at Trinity Sessions
Darcy Fox and Alice Haddy at Grace Emily
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TUESDAY 11 APRIL
d Henry Fenton & The Elizabethans (LA/ Sydney) at Jive Dallas Crane (Melbourne), The Draught Dodgers (Melbourne) at The Trafalgars at Grace Emily Abbie Cardwell (Melbourne) at The Singing Gallery (McLaren Vale) Glen & The Peanutbuttermen (Melbourne), The Council (Melbourne), Fear & Loathing and The C-Bombs at Gaslight Tavern
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
Gemma Ray (UK) at Wheatsheaf Hotel The Resignators (Korweinguboora), Los Kung-Fu Monkeys (Mexico), Fistful Of Trojans and The Prophets Of Impending Doom at Governor Hindmarsh Silver Raven Festival: Strand Of Oaks (US), Jonny Fritz (US), Sonny & The Sunsets (US), Henry Wagons & The Only Children, Jen Cloher, Ruby Boots, Lost Ragas, The San Sebastians and Wanderers (formerly Wasted Wanderers) at Turkey Flat Vineyards
SUNDAY 23 APRIL
Dan Sultan (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs (Perth), Pro Tools and The Chairmen at Edinburgh Castle Hotel
MONDAY 24 APRIL
Billy Bragg (UK) at Fowler’s Live
THURSDAY 27 APRIL
Helmet (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 28 APRIL
Wolfmother (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Diesel (Sydney) at Port Lincoln Hotel Boo Seeka (Sydney) at Fat Controller Go Van Go (Brisbane) at Exter Hotel
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ALL TIME LOW
Maryland’s pop punks All Time Low are bringing their new album, Last Young Renegade, to Thebarton Theatre on Tuesday 15 May with tickets via Ticketmaster and Neck Deep and The Maine as special guests.
GO VAN GO
Brisbane’s Go Van Go are bringing their no holds barred wall of punk to the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, SA, on Friday 28 April as part of their Falling Into Sun Tour. It also marks the band’s first time to Adelaide and while here will be spending a few days doing some recording. THE SMITH STREET BAND The Smith Street Band have announced a national tour for new album More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me that will have the indie rockers hitting Thebarton Theatre on Saturday 10 June with tickets via <ticketmaster.com.au/ event/1300525CB32F7205>. SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
The very popular Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, who give a swing feel to today’s hits, will be at Thebarton Theatre on Sunday 24 September with tickets via Ticketmaster. JACKSON REID BRIGGS & THE HEATERS Melbourne rock outfit Jackson Reid Briggs & The Heaters are heading to town to play Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, with help from The Bitter Darlings and Cowboys Of Love from 8pm on Friday 7 April with $5 tickets at the door.
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BJ & THE BIG HIPPIE
Continued Blenheimfest on Thursday 13 April before trekking around the country and winding it up with a show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, on Sunday 30 April with special guest Georgy Rochow.
Adelaide’s Third Stone have been doing their Jimi Hendrix Experience tribute for many years and will step it up another notch when they step into the main room of Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Friday 24 March with Big Tom’s Blues Band also playing a set with $15 tickets at the door from 7pm.
BJ & The Big Hippie is Benjamin Ford-Davies and his dad, Chris, and together they are playing the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, from 9pm on Saturday 25 March with $10 tickets at the door, Cal Williams Jr as special guest and Bohemian BBQ Food truck parked out the front.
THE MOLTING VULTURES
THE FLEURIEU BLUESBREAKERS
The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers will be undertaking a free entry affair at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, from 4pm on Sunday 26 March with a delicious food truck of some sort parked out of the front of the salubrious live music venue.
SATISFACTION: THE STONES SHOW
A ‘best of’ CD from The Molting Vultures has been released by boutique Melbourne label Off The Hip with a launch happening at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, from 9pm on Saturday 15 April with the following day being Easter Sunday.
NIKKO & SNOOKS
PlanB have new a single, Wynton Marsalis, and will be playing a free entry affair in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 8pm on Saturday 18 March.
2017 ARBA MEMPHIS BLUES CHALLENGE
The 2017 ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge will kick off at Semaphore Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore, SA, from 8pm on Friday 16 June with heat one to feature The Streamliners, Lazy Eye and The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers. Heat two will take place at the same venue from 4pm on Sunday 18 June with Holler & The Bones, The Black Diamond Roots Band and Steve Brown Band set to battle it out with the final, featuring a number of special guest acts, set to happen from 3pm on Sunday 25 June.
a fine dining room with a new menu and a wine of the month along with free entry live acoustic music from 6pm on Fridays. The venue will also have the mighty Kevin Borich Express and Gwyn Ashton playing on Saturday 18 March with tickets via the venue.
Fidel’s is an 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 second 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 Merries and Runebilly Rattle and which is to be followed by a special Nikko & Snooks’ CD launch from 4pm on Sunday 30 April at which Courtney Robb is set to be special guest.
SCALA AT THE WHEATY
SCALA makes a welcome return to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 29 George St, Thebarton, SA, on Thursday 23 March with Elaine McLaughlin, Paula Standing and Dangerman with tickets at the door from 8pm.
THE SUNDAY REEDS
Satisfaction: The Stones Show are set to recreate The Rolling Stones’ recent Adelaide Oval show when they play as an eight-piece band at The Kentish Hotel, Stanley St, North Adelaide, SA on Sunday 26 March with special guest Don Morrison who will hit the stage at 2.45pm with the band to follow at 3.30pm. Tickets here: <OzTix.com.au>
Much-respected blues duo Nikko & Snooks are set to launch a debut CD from 4pm on Sunday 30 April at Fidel’s, 66 Wattle Ave, Royal Pk, SA, with Courtney Robb as their special guest.
SELLICKS HILLS WINES MUSIC FESTIVAL
AMC (Adelaide Music Collective), in conjunction with The SA Music Hall Of Fame and Sellicks Hill Wines, 3737 Main South Rd, Sellicks Hill, has organised a concert from noon until 9pm on Saturday 22 April that will feature music from The Baker Suite, The Beggars, The Yearlings and Diane Scalzi alongside Hall Of Famers David Moyse (of Air Supply), Dave Blight, Evan Jones and Trev Warner with limited $50 tickets via <trybooking.com?261729>. 32
Punk rock trio Young Offenders have wasted no time in putting out a new single, Wasting Time, which they will officially launch from 9pm on Friday 7 April at Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, SA, with Brothers Goon and Sweet Gold and with tickets via Moshtix or $15 at the door.
Grenadiers have organised a big rock show with good mates Battlehounds and Siamese at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, SA, on Thursday 13 April with tickets via Moshtix.
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.
Seeing as the merry month of May contains no less than five Mondays, Gyhti has organised a free entry acoustic residency at the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, SA, which kicks off on Monday 1 May with Alana Jagt as special guest and continues on Monday 8 May with Anna Bartsch, Monday 15 May with Tyreswans and Monday 22 May with Thomas Williams before concluding on Monday 29 May with Little Grandeur as special guest.
THE BRITISH HOTEL
The British Hotel, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide, boasts
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 including Loren Kate.
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