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Hip with a free entry launch happening at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 15 April with The Systemaddicts and Green Circles as guests and the following day being Easter Sunday.

AUSSIE BOB WANDERERS

Friday 21 April with Naomi Keyte as special guest and tickets via Dramatix. Jen will then launch the album at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 18 June with $10 tickets at the door.

THE MOLTING VULTURES

Aussie Bob (the renowned John Hastwell whose Adelaide Fringe shows have been huge successes) will be celebrating Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday from 8pm on Saturday 27 May when he presents Absolute Dylan at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with an all-star band (Narmon Tulsi, Ian ‘Polly’ Politis, Jeff Algra and Fiona Patten) with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

THE BITTER DARLINGS Wanderers will be wanderin’ into Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 13 May to launch their new EP, Something For A Distraction, which features their new single, Loco, with tickets via Moshtix.

AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION

Taasha Coates (of The Audreys), The Yearlings, Hana Brenecki, Matt J Ward and The Heggarties will all be taking part in the SA launch party of Americana Music Association from 6pm on Saturday 6 May at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with tickets via < trybooking.com/ book/event?eid=272212&>.

JEN LUSH

Jen Lush, of Cat Dog Bird, has recorded a solo album, The Nights Insomnia, with the help of Chris Parkinson and Robin Chalken (of The Yearlings) at My Sweet Mule and will be launching it at Stone Pony, Wirra Creek Music, 175 Main Rd, Willunga, from 7pm on 2

A ‘best of’ CD from The Molting Vultures has been released by boutique Melbourne label Off The

The Bitter Darlings have announced a free entry residency on Fridays in May at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, with special guests each week commencing on Friday 5 May with Todd Sibbin Band, Friday 12 May with Haystack Calhoon and Friday 19 May with Naomi Keyte and Bec

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Just Announced

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Feature: Gemma Ray

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Tim Solly

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Guitars in Bars

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Gig Guide

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Cinephile

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Tony Joe White

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Bob’s Bits

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Heading To Town

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Billy Bragg

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The Resignators

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Tour Guide

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Nick Oliveri

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Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs

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18 May with special guest Thelma Plum and tickets via the venue or OzTix.

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Legendary UK band The Wedding Present will be presenting their many songs at The Jade Monkey, 160 Flinders St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 14 July

HONEY BADGERS Known for mastering the art of heartfelt, vivid soundscapes with an electronic bent, Sydneybased producer Oliver Tank triumphantly returns with his new single, Charlene, to play Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 26 May with tickets via Moshtix.

Indie folk artist Joe Pug will wind up his Australian tour with special guest Courtney Marie Andrews by playing a show at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Sunday 16 July with tickets via the pub’s front bar.

IN HEARTS WAKE

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Bryon Bay’s In Hearts Wake will be bringing their metalcore intensity to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 11 July with tickets via the venue or OzTix with Japan’s electronic-tinged Crossfaith, Polaris and Sheffield’s While She Sleeps serving as very special guests.

Hip hopper Seth Sentry has announced an intimate show at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, with DJ Sizzle from 8pm on Thursday 25 May to launch his new single, Play It Safe, with tickets via Moshtix.

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SLEAZE BALL 2017

Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, will be hosting Sleaze Ball 2017 from 7pm on Saturday 15 April that will feature Peter London and Eric Young of Crash Diet, Sisters Doll, Laced In Lust, Generation Swine and Don Cobra of La Cobra with tickets via Moshtix.

SAN CISCO

Spirit Bunny will be coming all the way from sunny Brisbane to launch an LP at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Friday 5 May with Business Factory and Ponytail Kink as their guests.

Armed with a new EP, Lover, which they will issue on cassette and also digitally, Melbourne’s Honey Badger are heading to town to play Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Saturday 13 May with The Aves and Hannanh Fairlamb of Ponytail Kirk as special guests.

PALACE OF THE KING

Melbourne-based rock band Palace Of The King will be playing Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Friday 21 April.

DUSTIN TEBBUTT

Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Mitchell have joined forces to create the Distant Call tour which lands at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 1 July and it will brings the two songwriters together which has them sharing the stage and band, swapping songs with Alex The Astronaut as special guests and tickets via the venue or Oztix

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PETE MURRAY

The ever-popular Peter Murray has a brand new single, Take Me Down, from an upcoming new album, Camacho, and will be bringing it to Pt Lincoln’s Nautilus Theatre on Thursday 2 August and Grote St’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on Friday 3 August.

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

Adding to the state’s growing calendar of music events and strengthening Adelaide’s standing as a UNESCO City Of Music, the International Jazz Day Gala concert at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre on Sunday 30 April will unite some of the very best local and international artists in a celebration of one of the world’s most loved musical genres – jazz! – as the concert will feature the world premiere of a new jazz concerto, Possibilities for Trumpet and Orchestra, by Grammy Award winning composer and band leader Gordon Goodwin, along with renowned performer James Morrison and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. It will also include a host of soloists including celebrated vocalist and The Voice 2012 finalist Darren Percival and one of the most exciting performers in jazz today, trumpeter Mat Jodrell. Book at BASS.

GRASSHOLE

Melbourne-based rock band Grasshole have a new single and will be bringing it to Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Friday 28 April and also to Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, on Saturday 29 April with tickets to both shows available at the door.

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Fremantle’s San Cisco are heading out on a national tour and are kicking it off by playing the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 4

Get grimy with Londonbased MC Stormzy as he brings his award winning sounds to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 21 July with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

Tina Arena will celebrate 40 years in the music business by playing Thebarton Theatre on Thursday 5 October with tickets on sale from Ticketek from the end of April.

Country rockers Raised By Eagles are set to soar into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, from 9pm on Saturday 27 May and from 4pm on Sunday 28 May as special guests of Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission.


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GEMMA RAY Gemma Ray, the UK-born songwriter, guitarist, singer, film composer and producer, is back in the country touring her latest offering, The Exodus Suite, so BSide Magazine spoke to her late one evening over a fuzzy telephone line, which also came with the bonus of an annoying delay of several seconds. By Robert Dunstan We pressed on, however, and were able to gain some invaluable insights into how Gemma works. ‘Well, it’s basically the end of my world tour for The Exodus Suite,” she says of her upcoming visit. “Obviously, we are excited to be coming down to Australia because I’ve always enjoyed hanging out down there and also did lots of recording in Sydney a while back. “So it’ll be good to come back and catch up with some friends and do some shows,” Gemma adds. “And, hopefully, there will still be a bit of Australian sunshine left.” Gemma, who once appeared on SBS’ RockWiz on a duet with the late Jon English on the Lee Hazelwood song Sand, is touring her new album, The Exodus Suite, which was recorded quickly in Berlin and mostly done live.

wanting to make my whole life really. Well, ever since I first started recording at age 16 or whatever. “It had always been my idea to just sing the songs and not mess around,” she adds with a laugh. “But it wasn’t until this album that I had the chance to do it. I just feel it’s a more honest way of doing things.” I would gather that also makes it much easier to play the songs in concert. “It does, yeah,” Gemma agrees. “And I’ll have my band with me when I come over and that makes it fun to do as well.”

Gemma’s first album, The Leader, was co-produced by Michael J Sheehy of the band Dream City Film Club, but a brief illness meant she was unable to tour to help promote it. Her next album, “Yeah, it was all done live Lights Out Zoltar!, saw her with my drummer with me collect an award singing live and then we and then tour added a bit of bass,” with Mott she says. “And I’d The Hoople “But it wasn’t really wanted to which is do something until this album where like that for a that I had the Jimmy long, long time came but never quite chance to do it. I Page across her had the guts just feel it’s a more and gave because, when Gemma an you do it that honest way of immediate way, there’s no doing things.” thumbs up. going back. “There’s no fixing things and no room for editing and such,” Gemma continues. “So The Exodus Suite is the album I had been 6

Gemma, who has toured in the past with Grinderman, then elected to record an album of covers under the clever title

of It’s A Shame About Gemma Ray. This production takes its title from The Lemonheads’ famous album – and boasts a very diverse array of songs that included Shirley Bassey’s Big Spender, The Alex Harvey Band’s Swampsnake and Buddy Holly’s Everyday alongside standards such as I’d Rather Go Blind and I’ve Got a Crush On You as well as songs by The Smiths and The Gun Club. She freely admits to being an independently driven artist who doesn’t bow to fashionable trends. “Yes, yes,” Gemma says. “I definitely like to do things my own way. And sometimes that can be a strange way but I’ve really just embraced making as many records as I can in as many ways I can while I am still able to do it. “And I’m not opposed to doing strange little tours,” she then reveals. “The tour for The Exodus Suite has been quite structured – it has to be to make it work – but if someone offers me something unusual, I’ll often go for it.” Speaking of unusual, Gemma has also worked with Sparks (Ron and Russell Mael). “Before I’d recorded my album Island Fire, I was really into their albums which I thought were really, really crazy,” she says. “They were just over the top and I really loved them and then wanted either Ron or Russell to produce an album for me. “So I approached them but they had their hands too full to do a whole album but, after a while, they got in touch and asked if I’d fancy

doing a couple of their songs with them,” Gemma says of how the How Do I Get To Carnegie Hall collaboration came about which was issued as a seven-inch single with Eaten By The Monster of Love on the flipside. The musician, whose music has often been described at film noir, boasts a diverse range of influences. “I never used to think about it,” Gemma says, “but now I think back, my family always encouraged me to listen to and learn different things. I was playing violin at six, which I did until I was 12, and when I had nothing better to do, I’d pick up a guitar and play with that. “And I learnt a lot of really old English folk songs off by heart – Running Up & Down Our Stairs and all that kind of stuff which sounds a bit naff now – so even when I was still in my early 20s, I was listening to all kinds of stuff and even some country music. And, weird little pop songs. “So a lot of that stuff must have gotten into my head around then,” she concludes with a laugh. Essex-born Gemma Ray will be playing Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 22 April with her band and the UK’s Gris De Lin as special guests and tickets via OzTix.

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“I still have it but am using a Fat Lady Cole Clark at the moment,” Tim adds. “The Maton is still my favourite after all these years and often goes out on the road with me, but the Cole Clark has a bit more drive for the new stuff I’m writing.”

out but it came up pretty well in the end.” Tim also ventured up to Tamworth Country Music Festival earlier this year for the first time.

I seem to recall interviewing Tim many, many years ago for a play he was involved in as the lead actor.

“And I kind of found my tribe up there and it was great,” he responds. “I think I did about eight or nine gigs all up and it was just an unbelievable experience.

“Ha, probably so,” he laughs. “That’s quite possible as I was doing a fair bit of acting a while back. I haven’t done anything for a couple of years now though as I’ve just been focussing on my music.”

“And as well as being great fun, it was also a good networking experience as I met a lot of musicians at Tamworth that I will now be using at the various launches I’m doing around Australia.”

Tim’s focus on music has led to the release of Waking Up.

It was in Tamworth that Tim first met Adelaide musician Matt J Ward, who will now be joining him at his CD launch alongside Alison Coppe.

“I did it at Ginger Studios in

Tim is very familiar with Jive, the local venue he has chosen for the launch of Waking Up.

Melbourne’s Tim Solly is sort of coming ‘home’ to launch his new EP, Waking Up, as Adelaide is where he first honed his skills as a musician and songwriter. By Robert Dunstan

don’t do a gig for $100 – and it’s hard to make a living at that price – there’s always someone else around who will do it for less or even for free.”

‘I’d moved to Melbourne from Adelaide because I’d met someone for the sunny Sunshine Coast,” he laughs. “So we I’ve heard thought we’d “We Melbourne both move to had some can be a little Melbourne cliquey as and make a challenges well. completely because a few fresh start. people cottoned on “And especially “So we’ve for what I’m to what we were been here doing now since doing and were is kind which of alt 2011 and are country,” Tim wanting to get now married,” notes. “People Tim reveals. involved.” here seem to “And I just thought want more electro Melbourne would have stuff or indie rock so that more opportunities. makes it even harder to find gigs.” “And while it does present more opportunity, it Tim first got into music when all comes at a cost,” he he bought a Maton acoustic. says with a sigh. “I just feel that musicians are “That would have been when more supportive of other I was about 17,” he recalls. musicians in Adelaide than “I bought it from a mate of they are in Melbourne. mine’s dad. I’d been working and saved up a few pennies “And there seems to be a and bought myself the Maton fair amount of undercutting for $500 and got right into it. going on here [in Melbourne],” he adds. “If you 8

‘Yeah, it’s funny because I used to work behind the bar there just after it opened and also did my first CD launch for A Life To Dream there in 2005,” he laughs. “So, to be going back 12 years later is a big thrill and will be pretty special.

Cremorne with a really young engineer, Jimi Wyatt, who runs the place,” he says. “And I’m really proud of it because I reckon it’s come up well. “I’d originally planned on a whole album but decided to just put the best five songs out on an EP,” Tim continues. “I thought doing five good songs was a better idea than doing a whole album with a few songs towards the end that might be dragging the chain a bit.” I came across a YouTube video recently for the song Heart On The Run from the EP which looked very much like it had been filmed at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights in Adelaide.

“And I wanted Matt and Alison as the special guests because I wanted to showcase good alternative country musicians as much as I can in each city,” Tim continues. “And I’ll be doing all of the five songs from the new EP as well as some older stuff and I have a couple of brand new songs as well. “So it’ll be a mix of the songs from the EP, some older stuff and some new tracks,” he concludes. Melbourne-based singer songwriter Tim Solly will launch his new EP, Waking Up, at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 21 April with special guests Matt J Ward and Alison Coppe and tickets via Moshtix.

“It was, yeah,” Tim says. “We should have probably asked for permission – I don’t really know about that kind of thing – but we did it on the fly over a couple of hours a few weeks ago. “It was a fun thing to do but we had some challenges because a few people cottoned on to what we were doing and were wanting to get involved,” he laughs. “So we had to edit that silly stuff

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GUITARS IN BARS

Following a brilliant inaugural season in 2016, Adelaide Festival Centre’s Guitars In Bars (and other places) will return to brighten venues and public spaces around South Australia from Friday 14 July until Sunday 30 July as part of Music SA’s Umbrella: Winter City Sounds program. By Robert Dunstan Created as part of the biennial Adelaide Guitar Festival, Guitars In Bars is now a standalone annual event that celebrates the live music scene in the city as well as metropolitan and regional areas and will further develop and encourage relationships between local musicians and venues. BSide Magazine spoke to Ben Hambour, an Adelaide Festival Centre program director, about registrations for venues and artists now being open for 2017 and he begins by saying that last year’s Guitars In Bars far exceeded all expectations. “We’d been hoping for around 50 or 60 events,” he says, “but it ended up being something like 270 registrations all up and over 100 venues being involved. And, that wasn’t only in Adelaide because we had lots of regional events as well. The Adelaide Hills was pretty strong because, I guess, wineries really lend themselves to this kind of programming. “So Bird in Hand was involved, as was Anderson’s Hill and down at McLaren Vale, Red Poles had some events. And, there were some over at Clayton Bay as well. And, we had Guitars In Bars events as far away as Port Lincoln with Boston Bay Wines putting on a big showcase to show off the talent in that area and that sold out some weeks before the event. So, there were some really good outcomes. “And the feedback was really good with the venues getting some really good attendances so we’d expect all those venues to come 12

café down at Glenelg, got involved last year.

back on board this year. And, even though there is no Adelaide Guitar Festival for this year – the next one will be in 2018 – we felt there was enough interest to make Guitars In Bars an annual event. It helps joins the dots on the off year and next year it will lead into the festival.” Classical guitarist Slava Grigoryan, artistic director of Adelaide Guitar Festival, will also be in town checking out as many Guitars In Bars events as possible and selecting an act to be part of next year’s festival. Ben, himself a musician, attended as many events as he could last year. “And I saw some awesome stuff,” he enthuses. “[American guitarist] Eric Steckel was joined by a huge line-up of local guitarists at The Lion Hotel and it was absolutely heaving. And Mississippi Moon, a small bar in Gresham St, put on a wonderful series of shows as part of Guitars In Bars that Tom West pulled together.” The event lends itself to small bars becoming involved over the city and suburbs. “It does, yeah,” Ben agrees. “Of course, there are the usual suspects such as The Wheatsheaf Hotel, the Governor Hindmarsh and the Grace Emily and all those, but Guitars In Bars also means that small bars can put something on. For example, Boomers On The Beach, a

“So it was great to see the stalwarts getting behind it but also very encouraging to see venues that didn’t normally program live music wanting to be involved.

revealed so that people will be quite aware of what’s going on and where it’s happening,” he says. “And we have a few interesting marketing ideas in the planning stages to also get the word out there.” I seem to recall that last year there was Guitars In Cars as a nifty marketing idea.

“It was a good opportunity for those type of places to “Yeah, [General Motors] dip their toes in the water to Holden was a sponsor and see what was involved and then continuing on with it if it partner last year and we are hoping to continue with was successful. And, Guitars In Bars, being in winter, helps that, so we had a few pop-up guitar gigs happening get people to turn off in the back of cars,” the TV and get out ”It was Ben remembers to see some with a laugh. great music great to see “We also did and support the stalwarts some gigs in the local getting behind it but Holden car venues. also very encouraging venues and our opening “And to see venues that event was 16 what also pop-up gigs happened didn’t normally in unusual last year program live music city spaces. was that wanting to be some venues “So we are registered a involved.” still working on whole lot of events ideas for this year, but with Guitars In Bars and Guitars In Bars will definitely then we teamed them up have a presence in some with some of the artists who prominent places as we draw had register that they were suited for,” he continues. “We closer to the actual event,” he concludes. “So that’s can serve as matchmakers something that people can if needed. On the website, definitely keep an eye out there is an option for an artist to put their name down for.” and ask for a venue to play Guitars In Bars runs from at. Friday 14 July until Sunday 30 July as part of Music “We did that last year to SA’s Umbrella: Winter City a certain extent but have Sounds program and online greatly improved on it for registrations for artists and 2017,” Ben adds. venues are now open until May 14 at <guitarsinbars. Ben says that the Guitars com.au>. In Bars’ program of participating artists and GUITARS IN BARS venues will be finalised in mid-June and officially Where Various Venues announced then. When

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Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Arkaba Hotel – Sporty’s Bar: Quiz Thursdays (7pm) Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-A-Long Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (710pm) Dog & Duck – Brillz (9pm) Gaslight Tavern – Swap Team Jam (free entry) Gilbert St Hotel – live music with free entry from 7pm Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with free entry from 8.30pm Grace Emily – The Scarfs and Shit Disco from 9pm with free entry Hampstead Hotel – K ­ G’s Quiz Wiz (7pm) Hotel Metro –
live original bands from 9pm Jive – David Liebe Hart (US), Rohan Henry, St Morris Sinners and Purple Johnson Blimp Situation 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 Archer (North Adelaide) – The Uptown Seeds FRIDAY 14 APRIL

Grace Emily – closed due to 2000 year old fairytale SATURDAY 15 APRIL

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 Clovercrest Hotel – live band from 7.30pm Crown & Anchor – Katie Steele (WA) Crown & Sceptre – Banquet with DJ Craig from 9pm until late with free entry Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Live Duo (9pm) Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (from 4-8pm) Dog & Duck – The Dog Presents from 7pm     Dunstan Playhouse (Adelaide Festival Centre) – Tubular Bells For Two Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse with live bands and Djs Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Exeter Hotel – Haystacks Calhoon, Cowboys Of Love and Bones Alexander with 14

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free entry from 9pm Findon Hotel – live band from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Latino night and Front Bar: live band free entry from 8pm Grace Emily – The Molting Vultures (CD launch), The Systemaddicts and Green Circles with free entry from 9pm Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Jive – Sleaze Ball 2017: Eric Young, Peter London, Laced In Lust, Sisters Doll, Generation Swine and Don Cobra 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 The Jade Monkey – Bitchspawn Union Hotel – Reggae On from 8pm Victoria Hotel – live band from 9.30pm Waterloo Station Hotel – karaoke from 8pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – The Oh Balters and Clancy Page Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 9pm SUNDAY 16 APRIL

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) Grace Emily – Michael Plater (Melbourne) and Goldentone from 5pm 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 Sweet Amber Brew Café (Semaphore) – Tristan Newsome from 4pm Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Blue Katz with $10 tickets at the door from 4pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm) MONDAY 17 APRIL

Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Nash Grier and 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 TUESDAY 18 APRIL

CASAblabla – DJ Bertie spinning jazz, soul and funk from 6.30-9pm 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) WEDNESDAY 19 APRIL

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 Wan Songwriters your g Governor Hindmarsh listed – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele gigguide@ Appreciation bsidemagaz Society from com.au 7pm Grace Emily – cold Coopers from 4pm until close and Run It Out/Walk It Out from 6pm 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 Union Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge (8pm)

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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: Spiderbait (Sold Out) and Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with host Billy Bob with free entry Grace Emily – Ponytail Kink, Post War and Little Dust with free entry 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) 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 South Coast Folk Club – Les Poules à Colin (Canada) Southwark Hotel (Thebarton) – Open Mic from 7pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – SCALA: Rob Childs, Adrienne Lovelock (of Spiral Dance) and The Good Questions from 8pm FRIDAY 21 APRIL

Blue Gums Hotel – live music from 5pm Boomers Café (Glenelg) – Friday Funk from 7pm with free entry British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free entry live music from 6pm with Ben Ford-Davies Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live music from 7pm CASAblabla – live band from 11pm with free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Anchor – Palace Of The King (Melbourne) Crown & Sceptre – Secret Tape, Kiri and Bike Wreck Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Cam’s Karaoke (7-11pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Spiderbait (Sold Out) and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City

Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily Hotel – Atilla My Honey with free entry from 9pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – Harry Howard & The NDE (Melbourne) and Georgio (The Dove) Valentino (Brussels) from 9pm Jive – Tim Solly (Melbourne – CD launch), Matt J Ward and Alison Koppe 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 Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music Wheatsheaf Hotel – Wilderness Society Fundraiser with MRO and Orelia with donations at the door Wirra Creek Music – Stone Pony: Jen Lush CD launch and Naomi Keyte Woodville Hotel – live music Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm SATURDAY 22 APRIL

CASAblabla – soul and funk band from midnight with free entry prior to 10pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse with West Thebarton Brothel Party Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: The Resignators (Korweinguboora), Los Kung-Fu Monkeys (Mexico), Fistful Of Trojans and The Prophets Of Impending Doom and Front Bar: live band with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Runebilly Rattle, Mr Kazoo and Aiden ‘Jazzy’ Jones with free entry from 9pm Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – original live bands from 9pm Land Of Promise – live bands Morphett Vale Function Centre – More P!nk from 9pm MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake Nexus Arts – Forbidden Envy (CD launch), The Chase, Sweet Anarchy and Capital Avenue North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 8pm 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

Turkey Flat Vineyards – 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) Wheatsheaf Hotel – Gemma Ray (UK) and Gris De Lin (UK) with tickets at the door from 8pm SUNDAY 23 APRIL

Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rubdown from 7pm 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 and Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs (Perth), Pro Tools and The Chairmen from 6pm Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 2pm Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Dan Sultan (Melbourne) Grace Emily – Shit Disco 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 with Chinese New Year Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – live music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – The OCs from 4pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm) MONDAY 24 APRIL

Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Billy Bragg (UK) and Oh Pep! 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: Jacob Whitelock and Emile Ryjoch from 8pm

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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 – Tim Rogers (Melbourne) Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Tuesday from 8pm Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam The Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm) WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL

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 – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – Run It Out/ Walk It Out from 6pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Night La Boheme – The New Cabal (free entry from 9.15pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon-2pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted by Elder Conservatorium Of Music with free entry from 7.30pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night The Highway – Open Mic Night The Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free entry from 8.30pm)

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THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (PG) ***

CHiPS (MA) **

There have been plans afoot to make a movie version of TV’s fondly-remembered CHiPS (1977 - 1983) for years, but unfortunately Dax Shepard was the one to get his greasy paws on the material, and he wrote, directed, helped produce, starred in and probably made the coffee on this big, loud, dumb, crude, violent comedy that has none of the smallscreener’s chummy humour or ‘70s charm. Nor does Dax try to pull a 21/22 Jump Street trick and celebrate the original while creating something new and funny (sort of), and instead takes the central idea (sort of) and dresses it up with coarse gags about gay panic, dick size, irritable bowel syndrome and so forth. Dax’s Jon Baker is an overage and extremely annoying rookie who’s finally allowed to join the California Highway Patrol (CHiPS - get it?) and gets paired in tedious buddy/ buddy-movie style with Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello (Michael Peña, who should be appearing in far less crappy 16

movies than this). Jon is keen to do everything by the book but he also seriously wants to be pals, and he’s soon spotted that Ponch is a sex addict, which leads to a whole string of jokes that, even for this sort of thing, are surprisingly tacky. While they’re in the process of becoming friends (no spoilers necessary as you’ve seen this plot 73465 times) and as Dax’s own missus Kristen Bell turns up as Jon’s mean and slutty (sorry about that) spouse, there’s other stuff happening where a bad cop does bad things, and he’s played by Vincent D’Onofrio, who’s been the go-to-guy for giant, scary bastards for about 30 years, and here delivers a performance just as formidably hammy as all the others. Full of familiar players who really should have stayed at home (Richard T. Jones, Adam Brody, even Jane Kaczmarek from Malcolm In The Middle), this is really, in the end, about as amusing as a speeding fine.

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A cheeky spin-off from 2014’s popular The LEGO Movie, this isn’t quite as fresh but compensates by making more adoring fun of ‘The Dark Knight’ than you’d ever have thought possible, and it’s certainly vastly more enjoyable than last year’s ghastly Batman V Superman. In a LEGO Gotham City (part stop-motion animation, part CG) Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) thwarts another nefarious plot by the Joker (voiced by Zach Galifianakis), and while the population celebrates, the Joker is offended by the fact that the caped crusader doesn’t think that he’s truly his nemesis (although he is in other movies and graphic novels - but anyway). Batman then reluctantly goes back to being Bruce Wayne and, to shut up his concerned butler Alfred (voiced by Ralph Fiennes), agrees to think about being more sociable and less brooding, but this means that he winds up accidentally taking in chirpy orphan Dick Grayson (voiced by Michael Cera) and unexpectedly going for Commissioner Gordon’s daughter Barbara (voiced by Rosatio Dawson). While all this is going on, the miffed Joker decides to join

forces with that stable of Gotham-ish villains (Harley Quinn, Two-Face, The Riddler and so forth) while also getting into the ‘Phantom Zone’ that Superman’s great foe Zod escaped from in Superman II and Man Of Steel (remember?). And this is where the best gags come, as the Joker therein chums up to a small army of copyrightinfringing baddies from all sorts of movies, some of which are intriguingly unnamed (for legal reasons?) and include King Kong, Voldemort, three Agent Smiths (from The Matrixes), what looks like ‘Clover’ from Cloverfield and even a few Daleks, although they’re weirdly referred to simply as “British robots”. Even more chaotic than the first LEGO epic (but what did you expect with five credited screenwriters and no less than 19 producers?), this is so fast and flashy that at times anyone over the age of 12 might think that they’re developing ADHD, and yet it’s mostly pleasingly funny and surprisingly charming anyway. And whatever next? The LEGO Avengers movie? The LEGO James Bond Movie? The LEGO Doctor Who Movie? The LEGO Godzilla Movie? Or perhaps The LEGO Walking Dead Movie? That’s so crazy it just might work!!!

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know him,” Jen announces. “But I asked if he’d help me with a bunch of demos that I was intending on doing and then applying for funding and he then just felt that the demos were good enough for an album.

“I never had any intentions of doing a solo album as I was quite content working with the band, but then became really interested in poetry again,” Jen begins “And I’ve often felt that writing songs is a bit like writing poetry - it’s a different structure but it’s still a writing structure – and I’d gone along to a poetry reading to play a bit of music at a Spin Poetry night.

him a demo and he really liked it,” she adds. “And that started the ball rolling as I went along to as many poetry nights as I could and started gathering up as many local and interstate poems as I could.

“And I heard a lot of poets that night but I heard one from Steve Brock and also heard one from Juan GarridoSalgado and, at the end of the night, bought “In both their poetry many ways books.

“And then I realised I had it’s a concept the makings “And then I album so I am of a whole got home and trying to think a bit album,” she started to read laughs. “And outside the box in all the poets them and really delved into how how to present were happy the very essence about it and it.” of an idea can be while, as expected, brought out in a very there were various short space of time,” discussions, they are all Jen continues. “I just noted pleased with the way their that there was an amazing poems have been treated.” efficiency with words. The poets whose work has “And I was just amazed at ended up in song on Jen’s how poets can get straight solo album, The Night’s to the heart of the matter Insomnia, include Steve whereas people who write and Juan alongside Cate songs tend to meander Kennedy, Kevin Brophy, around a bit,” she laughs. “It’s Esther Ottaway, Ali Cobby a different form of writing. Eckermann, David Brooks, Jill Jones, Ouyang Yu, Nathan “And there was one of Steve’s Curnow, Kathryn Hummel poems, Double Glaze, that I and Renee Petitt-Schipp. could just hear a rhythm in when I first read it,” Jen says. Jen then set about recording “I then picked up my guitar the album at Sweet Mule and started writing a tune with Chris Parkinson of The around it. Yearlings. “So I got in touch and asked Steve about it and then sent 18

Jen Lush, who sings with Adelaide band Cat Dog Bird, did not expect to record a solo album until she attended a poetry night where she came across the works of some poets which she felt would work well when set to music.

“I knew Chris was a great musician but didn’t really

“So Chris played guitar on the recordings and there were a lot of creative moments,” Jen said. “It was just going to be Chris and I and then, right at the end, he said, ‘Y’know, I reckon we should get Richard Coates in with his accordion even though the focus is on the poetry. “So Richard rolled up with his accordion and his iPad and played on six of the songs,” she says. “And with his iPad, he was adding some electronic soundscapes. “I’d just mentioned the feel I was going for with each poem and he’d just go, ‘Oh, yeah, something like this’, and away he’d go creating that kind of sound completely off the cuff. “And on some of them, I was desperate to add a bit of snare, but Chris would say, ‘No, no, no’, and then just add a bit of percussion using his guitar,” Jen laughs. “It was all very simple but that was very deliberate.” At the upcoming launches to present the album in a live setting, Jen will be joined by Chris and Richard as well as Robin Chalklen of The Yearlings, Tara Carragher and bass player Mark Seddon. “Robin will be playing guitar on a few songs but Tara will be doing the bulk of the acoustic guitar work with

Chris playing electric guitar,” Jen reveals. “And, of course, Richard will be bringing along his usual menagerie of instruments to play.” We wind up the conversation with Jen saying she would like to line up an interstate tour of some kind and maybe do special performances in bookshops and such. “I had this idea in my head of doing a mini tour of bookshops,” she laughs, “but have no idea just how I would go about doing that. “It’s a funny thing because in many ways it’s a kind of concept album so I am trying to think a bit outside the box in how best to promote and present it,” she says. “And I’m also applying for as many festivals as I can as I think it’s something that would work at those. “It’s more of a ‘show’ than a giggy thing in a pub,” Jen suggests. “So it’s something that may well work at writers’ festivals and things like that.” Jen Lush will launch The Night’s Insomnia, at Stone Pony, Wirra Creek Music, 175 Main Rd, Willunga, from 7pm on Friday 21 April with Naomi Keyte as special guest and tickets via Dramatix. Jen will then launch the album at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 18 June with $10 tickets at the door.

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“The only downside to that is we don’t meet regularly to practice and so no new songs really get worked out,” he adds. “But, other than that, not playing very often is fine and makes for a really great night when we do play a show.”

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Adelaide’s garage surf rock legends The Molting Vultures are all primed to launch a ‘best of’ CD, Crowd Surfing With The Milting Vultures, especially as the album currently sits firmly on top of Three D Radio’s Top 20 + 1 Chart.

By Robert Dunstan BSide Magazine speaks to the band’s Nick Birdman who is now based in Melbourne where he has been for a few years now, and discovered he was enjoying a day off from his job. “Yeah, so I went for a surf earlier on,” he says. “I went to Jan Juc which is a beach down towards Torquay and Bells. And, the surf was good with a good swell that wasn’t too big and not too small. And it was a beautiful sunny day too.”

So I said it wasn’t’ going to happen and then thought about it again and realised we had four albums, so perhaps we could do a ‘best of’ for Off The Hip.

“It’s called The Grace as it’s completely about the pub,” A ‘best of’ CD has come about Nick confirms. “And it’s the first song on the ‘best of’. It’s due to Mick Baty who helms all about partying and boutique Melbourne drinking at the Grace record label and and often staying record shop, Off there until The Hip. “He always close. And, said, ‘Don’t play so the chorus is “We’d had how a song on often. Keep people about you can go one of Off waiting for the next to the Grace The Hip’s compilations big gig’. And that way and just be what you and when I it turns into a big wanna be and first moved see bands that party…” over to you like. The Melbourne, the Grace has always band played a had that kind of feel couple of shows there about it.” and Mick said, ‘Hey, next time you wanna put something Nick came over to Adelaide out, think about doin’ it with one weekend so that The Off The Hip’,” Nick says. Molting Vultures could record the two new songs. “But I really couldn’t see how we could do that with me “We did a session with being in Melbourne and the [producer] Matt Hills one band not really writing any day and got The Grace down new songs or rehearsing and then we did a cover, The very often,” he continues. Throb’s Turn My Head, as the “We just weren’t going to other one for the album. The have anything for an album. Throb were a ’60s band from

“It made sense because they are also two Adelaide bands signed to Off The Hip and they are the two bands we have played with the most since we started about 13 years ago,” Nick says of the selection process. “In fact, for a while there we weren’t doing a gig that didn’t have Green Circles playing with us,” he laughs. “The two bands fit together well but we actually haven’t played with them for a while.” There’s been some talk about putting out the ‘best of’ on vinyl – Life On The Dole featuring Peter Brat as a guest came out on a seven-inch – but nothing has come of that yet. The Molting Vultures will, however, have some brand new merchandise.

“And we had a couple of new songs so thought we could throw them on there and Mick was keen for that,” he adds. I hear a rumour that one of the new songs pays respect to the Grace Emily Hotel.

The Molting Vultures, who have already launched their new offering in Melbourne, will now be launching the album in Adelaide at the Grace Emily Hotel with The Systemaddicts and Green Circles.

Queensland. So, with the two new songs, the ‘best of’ is a bit fresher than just being a complete rehash of stuff we’d already released.” Nick’s move to Melbourne has done the band little harm as it’s enabled him to make contacts over there for gigs. “And one of the good things about me being in Melbourne is that it makes the shows that little bit less regular,” he says. “And I mean that in the way that you can end up playing too much and people get sick of you. But, if you just do a few special shows every now and then it makes them quite special and more of an event than just another pub gig. “I was told that some years ago by [the late] Peter Brat,” Nick says. “He always said, ‘Don’t play so often. Keep people waiting for the next big gig’. And, that way it turns into a big party like our 10th anniversary gig was.

“We’ve got some new T-Shirts,” Nick enthuses. “Ever since we began, we’ve had all our artwork done by a guy from Canada, Darren Merinuk, and he’s done a black and white T-Shirt of the vulture without the band’s name on it and it looks great. “And merch has always done really well for us,” he concludes. “We’ve done runs of T-Shirts in the past and usually sell out of them.” The Molting Vultures have a free entry launch for their ‘best of’ CD happening at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 15 April with The Systemaddicts and Green Circles as guests.

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Reviewed by Ian Messenger Photo courtesy of John Goodridge

Producers Bar Friday 31 March

of divine vines before my appearance at Holy Land and all was big and good.

It can be awkward entering an establishment full of drunken revellers of good old rock’n’ roll at an hour before midnight if you are stone cold sober, but fortunately for me my antiquarian mother had plied me with the godly juice

Being late, I managed just to catch Filthy Lucre warm up the stage for Nick Oliveri. It must be noted how a twopiece can get an Adelaide audience into such a rapture, only to be taken further by a solo acoustic set as headline.

Even a three piece might be too much these days; or not. Certainly the less band members the more financially viable a tour can be.

Filthy Lucre smashed it as I imagine they always do. The crowd was crammed into the hallway like stage and the atmosphere was bleeding underground music. Where music should be. I was uncertain if the stage was horizontal or if it were merely the psychosomatic response from my gleeful consumption of five dollar pints, but in the end, by the next day, one could rationally ascertain that the Producers Hotel is structurally sound and indeed a great bloody place to hold local music festivals – viva Producers!

want to read my interview with him in the last BSide issue #84. He is definitely the breed of rock star who would talk to anyone happily and without pretence. Superior bass players don’t paddle in the shallow waters of pretence, unlike inferior bass players. When I interviewed Oliveri I imagined he’d never be the kind of guy who’d walk away from you as you were mid-sentence. He’s a good man, and the crowd knew it. Everybody loved him. Everybody wanted to marry him. Everybody wanted a little Oliveri doll to take home and place upon their microwave or beside their teacups. Glass Skies apparently played but I didn’t see them, yet did manage to get a glimpse of a pretty cool set from the virtuosic Lost Cosmonaut. I will definitely want to see these guys around the traps soon. Well done to Richi Hansen from Twisted Echidna for pulling off this great debut festival, Holy Land, and here’s to more success in future years.

Oliveri came out with a stage presence of geniality and humility – perhaps you might

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between the civilized composure of the café elite and all out hanging from the chandelier madness. (Ah, the good ol’ 90’s when people really did go mad for shit, when there was not a good coffee in sight and smashed avocado was something you threw from a speeding Sigma.) Definitely, a pro outfit, sleepmakeswaves deserves a place in the Australian marketplace. Big sound, big energy, Nordic looking beards and slicked back hair, all in black T-zhirts and heavy guitaring made me feel a little unsafe at the front of the stage as I unsuccessfully tried to take photos for this article. And, add to that the danger of their energized

rocking out to their own music. If you got too close, you might be accidentally headbutted by a guitarist’s paroxysmal throws born of his rhythmic rapture.

The cookie-cut nature of genre music sits unwell with fat and bald has-been rockers of Freedom’s yesteryear, but power is power and power to the power – yeah! Supporting the night was The Unset, which I didn’t manage to see as I missed my tram whilst lingering over a beer somewhere in the city, yet I did catch the prog metal rockers Caligula’s Horse who were down from Brisbane and yeah these guys meant business. Blowing my data recently whilst listening to their latest album, Bloom, I was impressed by the musical quality, and seeing them in the flesh, you knew their live show was scrutinized down to the finest detail of jean tears and hairties. Their music videos I am sure

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are amazing. Good prog metal, seriously. Get it into ya.

All I can say is another great night at The Gov, and how nice it is to wander into where the bands are playing when you feel like it, or if you feel like a smoke or a chat wander back out into the garden. Lovely!


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Dapperly celebrating life. In my experience, it’s not very often that someone has graced the front cover of a magazine, albeit online only, twice in a row. That was the case recently, however, when BSide Magazine had Melbourne Ska Orchestra on the cover of issue #83 and Bustamento on the cover of #84 with the common link being that Nicky Bomba is a key member of both acts. And so it was that I got to interview Nicky twice –

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Orchestra and again about the fact Bustamento were heading to South Australia to perform at Blenheimfest in the Clare Valley on Good Friday (Friday 14 April).

It therefore gave me the unique opportunity when doing the Bustamento interview to mention to Nicky the Melbourne Ska Orchestra show that had taken place only a few nights prior to our second chat. “Oh, it was a great night,” Nicky said. “We had a lot of fun. I had an absolute ball but you never quite know what to expect in Adelaide. Last time we did okay but that show the other night went off. “And we knew we were coming straight after Adelaide Fringe had just finished and that everybody could be a bit down and broke. But no, we took a punt on coming over and it was a fantastic night and all the bands [Lucky Seven in ska mode, Fistful Of Trojans and Babylon Burning playing their reggae songs with ska twist] were great.”

It was also great to see a local legend, the always dapperly-dressed Lionel (photographed here with Nicky by Chris Oaten), being asked up on stage to dance with MSO. “Yeah, that was great,” Nicky enthused. “It’s great to see someone celebrating life in that way at that age.” Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento will be one of the headline acts at Blenheim Music & Camping Festival, to be held in the Clare Valley with all proceeds going to New Hope Cambodia, ib Thursday 13 April and Friday 14 April, with the huge line-up also boasting Deep Street Soul, Sahara Beck, Lazy Eye, DJ Driller, The Timbers, Max Savage & The False Idols, Bullhorn, The Fumes, 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>.


14 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix and Sean Kemp as special local guest.

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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, Adelaide, 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.

guests Matt J Ward and Alison Coppe and tickets via Moshtix.

Melbourne rock band Magic Bones have announced a show at The Austral Hotel, 205 Rundle St, Adelaide, SA, on Saturday 29 April to launch their Hotter Than The Sun seven-inch vinyl single with tickets at the door and support acts to be announced soon.

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BLENHEIMFEST

Internet sensations Amplify Live: Nash Grier & Friends will be at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 18 April as a change of venue from Thebarton Theatre with tickets for that show remaining valid for the new venue and further tickets available via the new venue of OZtIx.

WOLFMOTHER

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.

POWERLINE SNEAKERS

DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS

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 with tickets via Oztix.

TIM SOLLY

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 lineup boasting Deep Street Soul, Bustamento, Sahara Beck, Lazy Eye, DJ Driller, The Timbers, Max Savage & The False Idols, Bullhorn, Coconut Kids, Urtekk, Weezil, Chiara La Woo, Ciaram Granger, Maggie Rutjens, Juno ,Aiden Jazzy Jones, Various Nefarious, The Snowdropper, Bortier Okoe, Rune Billy Rattle, The Wholias, Headphone Piracy, Pat Ramm and Joe Man Murphy with tickets on sale now via <blenheimfest.com. au>.

British blues rock legends The Animals will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, to play all their hits and more on Saturday 13 May and now also Sunday

Melbourne’s Harry Howard & The NDE are coming back to play Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, SA, from 8pm on Friday 21 April with Brussels’ Georgio (The Dove) Valentino as special guest and tickets via OzTix.

Now in its second year, boutique music event Silver Raven Festival will return to Turkey Flat Vineyards on Saturday 22 April with Strand Of Oaks, Nashville’s Jonny Fritz, and San Francisco’s Sonny & The Sunsets alongside Australia’s Henry Wagons & The Only Children, Jen Cloher, Ruby Boots, Lost Ragas and local acts The San Sebastians and Wanderers (formerly Wasted Wanderers) and with tickets via OzTix and food, wine and beer trucks onsite.

SPIDERBAIT

Spiderbait have announced they will be playing their debut album, Ivy & The Big Apples, from go to whoah at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 20 April and also Friday 21 April with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

BILLY BRAGG

The UK’s Gemma Ray will be playing Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 22 April with her band and the UK’s Gris De Lin as special guests and tickets via OzTix.

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THE ANIMALS

Melbourne-based singer songwriter Tim Solly is set to launch his new EP, Waking Up, at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 21 April with special

HARRY HOWARD & THE NDE

SILVER RAVEN FESTIVAL

GEMMA RAY Presented by Studmuffin Tours, Melbourne’s Powerline Sneakers will be powering their way over to Adelaide to launch debut album, Diasterpiece, at Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, SA, on Friday 28 April with Melbourne’s Fraudband, St Morris Sinners and Rat Catcher and then Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, SA, on Saturday 29 April with Fraudband, The ProTools and Colonised.

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Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 17 May with tickets already whizzing out the door via the venue or OzTix.

Helmet will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 27 April and will be presenting their Betty album from start to finish and other fan favourites with tickets via the venue or OzTix

LIVING COLOUR

Living legends Living Colour will be hitting the

English troubadour Billy Bragg has announced a solo tour of Australia and will be doing so in Adelaide at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA,, on Monday 24 April with the following day being a public holiday. Tickets via the venue or OzTix and Oh Pep! as special guests.

DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN

Dan Baird, once of Georgia Satellites, is bringing his band, Homemade Sin, to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 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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BILLY BRAGG

It’s 30 years since Billy Bragg first visited Australia, armed with an electric guitar and a head full of powerfully incisive and moving songs. This month he’s returning to our shores for a series of performances, and Adelaide will host Billy as he goes back-to-basics for a one-off solo show. by David Robinson We catch up with the Bard Of Barking at his home as he readies himself for the tour, and ask how his preparations are going. “Well, I’ve got a load of yellow stickers around the frame of my computer,” Billy begins. “For all the things I’ve got to do before I go. I’m starting to get into that ‘putting things on my desk to take with me’ state but I haven’t got into full, ‘Right, I’m off!’ mode yet.” Politically speaking, we are living in very interesting times. You could probably write a whole album based on the current state of play in the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia. “On Monday the Northern Ireland Assembly failed to reconvene. On Tuesday, the Scottish government voted to have another independence referendum and yesterday the British government triggered our resignation from the European Union. It’s been quite a week, actually. For a political songwriter it’s kind of hard to know where to start. I’m trying to keep up with it!

“Bluesfest have been asking me for a while and this seemed like a good thing to take up there – the railroad song record,” Billy explains. “And when we agreed to do Bluesfest, as we were coming all the way to Australia we thought we might as well do Sydney and Melbourne. “Then I got asked to do a festival in Perth about two or three days later and, of course, if you’ve got two or three days to pass between Melbourne and Perth it makes kind of sense to do a show in Adelaide. It wasn’t initially supposed to be a two-week tour but it kind of grew.” “One of my frustrations with touring Australia is that I’m never going to see the interior. You fly over it, and you look at it, and think ‘Wow, what must that be like up close and personal?’ I know from my experience with making the (Shine A Light) record that the train is a great way to see the interior of a country. “The route that we took on the Texas Eagle when Joe and I recorded the album in March took us through the heartland of Trump country. Down the Mississippi Valley, then it doglegs across Arkansas, into northern Texas, and then sort of follows the Mexican border. So close in some places; in El Paso you could throw a baseball into Mexico from the railway station. “I was with four Americans: Joe, a couple of the film guys, and the engineer. We were talking about Trump and the building of the wall. I was also trying to explain the upcoming Brexit referendum to them. So these things were very much on our mind when we were making the record.”

“Life comes at you so bloody fast these days. It’s hard to get a grip on a particular issue but, you know, there’s plenty to write about.”

Are you happy with Shine A Light, both as a project and with how the album has been received?

On this visit to Australia, you’re doing some gigs with Joe Henry, while some others are solo shows (Adelaide and Perth). How did the tour come about? Was it all on the back of your scheduled Bluesfest appearances?

“Very much so,” Billy says. “It was always a gamble, that we would be able to record a dozen tracks in that period. We expressly chose the Texas Eagle because it’s the longest route that the Americans have. You can’t actually get a train from the east coast all the way to the west coast. You can get

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a train from the east coast to Chicago, and then from Chicago to the west coast. Everything goes through Chicago.

about 10 or 15 years of that it does your head in a bit. And it’s really expensive to do now. It takes a lot of blood and treasure; you don’t get the returns you used to. So, having something else to do is just a way of having to engage with something else for a while.

“We wanted to try and record 12 songs; we put in an extra couple of days in case we had to double-back to some of the stations, if certain songs didn’t come off but they did come off. We got an extra song too, because half way along, we realised that Gentle On My Mind was a railroad song. We could fit that in. We weren’t planning to do that; it was just something that bubbled up.”

“You don’t make a huge amount of money making books, but it was interesting, trying to construct a narrative that made sense to people who didn’t grow up in the UK but are into The Beatles, and know the word ‘skiffle’ but don’t know anything about it. I tried to write it in a way that was accessible to people who have come to skiffle in that way.”

The recording set up looks pretty interesting on the clips I have seen. “We had four ribbon mics. Two of them were facing Joe and I. The other two were actually facing outwards, away from us at right angles, to pick up the ambient sound of the place we were in. The sounds of trains going by, of people getting on and off trains… we wanted to make the album an immersive trip. “Put on headphones and listen to the whole thing, and you can follow us along on the trip. These days, given digitisation, few people listen to an album all the way through. We were just trying to reconnect with that experience as well as connecting the songs with the railroad.” Is your collaboration with Joe going to continue? “Well at the moment it’s kind of coming to an end,” he says. “We’ve got a couple of summer festival shows in Canada and the US, but really, he’s kind of gone back to producing.” You have a book about skiffle coming out in June, called Roots, Radicals & Rockers – what made you decide to write another book?

I enjoyed The Progressive Patriot, your last book. It was well researched and written, both in its historical context and about your own place in the world. “Thank you. It was very autobiographical because I think if you are going to write about why you love your country it’s going to be personal reasons. It’s not going to be the Queen – ‘I love my country because of the Queen’. You’ve got to make a connection; it’s a personal connection in the end. Each of us has a different relationship to those aspects of collective identity. Some of them we feel very strongly about; some we don’t. “For me it was the only way. Rather than write an analysis of Britishness; I couldn’t really do that because that’s a lifetime’s work. I just wanted to get something out there to counter the arguments of the British National Party, who claimed to represent the town that I came from.” I have seen you play many times, sometimes with bands and sometimes as a solo act. Do you have a preference for either or do both performance modes offer things of equal value? “They do indeed. They really do. It could be a very interesting transition when I get to Adelaide!” Billy laughs. “I’m just starting to pick up again on doing solo shows, trying to bring in what’s been going on recently, in terms of our politics of the last year. I do have space to do that in the Shine A Light shows because Joe and I both do half-a-dozen solo songs in the middle of the set.

“It’s the next “But, strapping on the electric guitar again and cracking on with some of that Back To Basicsalbum that I’m style stuff, I’m really, really looking forward to always looking to that.” and what I’m going show promises to feature songs spanning to put on that, rather The your career. Do you find that you lean towards than dwelling too any album/period in particular when putting your set lists together? much on what I “Not really, no. But, I did a gig around Christmas did before.”

“The book tells the story of how British pop music went from being jazz-based to being guitar-led. This hinges on Lonnie Donegan having a hit in 1956 with Rock Island Line. It’s a book about skiffle, and that moment in our cultural history. “It’s a period in our pop history that’s not really been talked about in a social context. There have been a couple of books that look at skiffle as a phenomenon, but they’re basically written by people who were there. I don’t think anyone has written a book that’s given a kind of overview of the things happening before skiffle, and what was happening around it, while it was actually going on. “It was quite significant because it was the first music in the UK that was made by teenagers for teenagers. It wasn’t handed down to young people by the music business, by Tin Pan Alley. “It was a bit like punk rock, you know,” Billy continues. “It was something that bubbled up from underneath; that’s what made Donegan so startling when people heard him on the radio. He didn’t sound like anything that had been heard before. Nobody had made records like that.” Was this a big research project for you? “It was, but it was a lot of fun,” he explains. “For me it was a way of sort of clearing my head after Tooth & Nail. In the old days I could go, you know, album/tour/album/tour but after

time for the Cooking Vinyl label that was celebrating its 30th anniversary. They asked me to come and play some songs and, because I’d been so much in Shine A Light world, I wasn’t really sure what to play. I ended up playing most or all of Brewing Up (With Billy Bragg), just out of sheer ‘I wonder if I can remember this?’ The audience got into it and were shouting out songs and I was thinking ‘Ooh, I wonder how that goes? “Life’s A Riot (with Spy vs Spy) is so short, it’s only 17 minutes long. I’m getting to the stage where I can play the whole damn thing as an encore. Sort of like, crazy bash ‘em out Bragg mode. I won’t be able to speak the next day but it’s a lot of fun.” Do you have a favourite Billy Bragg album? “I love them all. When I listen to them, it reminds me of that particular time. Really though, it’s the next album that I’m always looking to and what I’m going to put on that, rather than dwelling too much on what I did before. “People always say, ‘What’s your favourite song?’ and I say, ‘The next one I write’. It’s got to be like that.”

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be making up the four-band bill.

THE

RESIGNATORS Long-running Melbourne collective The Resignators, who blend ska with punk along with numerous other related styles, have a new single, Party Dates, and are in touring mode with their special guests being like-minded Mexican ska crew Los Kung-Fu Monkeys. By Robert Dunstan “We’re pretty stoked about coming to Adelaide because when we started off about 15 years ago we used to go there all the time,” The Resignators’ Francis Harrison says. “But then it kinda dropped off so it’ll be good to make it back. “And we once had an awesome night in Adelaide when we toured there with Real Big Fish,” he adds.

“And they’ve been around for 20 “We put years now but never made it our version to Australia,” up on YouTube Francis adds. and noticed that

God’s bass player, I would Matty Whittle, had not have thought ska seen it and not would be all said anything that popular in Mexico. negative.”

The tour is based around the release of a new single, Party Dates, but Francis says it also served as an excuse to bring Los KungFu Monkeys to Australia.

“We’ve toured with them in Canada a couple of times and they are just such the nicest guys,” Francis enthuses. “We did a big Canadian ska festival with them in 2009 – or was it 2010? – on Vancouver Island and they are just awesome. “And then they are on the same record label with us in Canada so we went back 28

and toured with them again,” he continues. “And their live show is out of control good. They have so much energy and their lead singer, Bernardo, is totally out of control.

“Oh, it’s just huge,” Francis says. “Each year they hold a massive ska festival and last year I think they had bands like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Voodoo Glow Skulls playing to 50,000 people. And, Los Kung-Fu Monkeys played as well. So we’re looking to see if we can get some kind of reciprocal arrangement and have them get us over to Mexico.” Francis is also looking forward to experiencing the two Adelaide bands, Fistful Of Trojans and The Prophets Of Impending Doom, who will

“Those bands both came highly recommended to us,” he says. “And I know that Fistful Of Trojans do that kind of traditional Trojan Records ska so that’s going to be fantastic to hear. It should be sweet. “And it makes for a varied ska bill because Los Kung-Fu Monkeys have more of that Two-Tone ska thing happening and we are more punk,” Francis considers. “So even though all the bands have that Jamaican ska influence, we all bring a different slant to it.”

The Resignators, who have had former members play with Melbourne Ska Orchestra, also have a new album in the can and will be showcasing a few songs from it at the show. “It’s being mixed as we speak and finishing touches put on it,” Francis indicates. “So we’ve been listening to a few different mixes we’ve been sent and just tweaking it. “So we’re off to the UK in July and want to have it out by then,” he says. Marcel Fernandez, who has previously worked with ZZ Top, RX Bandits and Foo Fighters, produced the album. “Our drummer, Alejandro, is from Venezuela and he’s mates with Marcel and they’d played with bands together in Los Angeles,” Francis reveals. “So we flew Marcel out here and recorded at Sing Sing. But we spent way more money that we ever thought imaginable. “We have, however, come up with the best album we’ve ever done,” he says. “And when people have asked what it’s like, the closest thing we can come up is that it’s a ‘dance album’. “And by that I mean it’s quite eclectic because it’s got ska, salsa and some really heavy

punk. There’s even some skate punk on it as well. So we think people are going to be quite surprised.” It was a pretty brave decision to put a version of God’s My Pal on the flipside of Party Dates. “Well, yeah,” Francis laughs. “It’s the kind of song you’ve gotta do total justice to otherwise people will just give you flak. “But the funny thing was, when we last toured Canada, I was listening to God’s version heaps and our guitarist, Steve, who’s originally from Richmond in the US and who had no idea who God were, said, ‘What’s this? It’s great. We should record it’.” “And we all looked at him and went, “Hmm, well, yeah, maybe’,” Francis laughs. “So, we told him about the history of the song and told him that if we didn’t pull it off, there would be a lot of very, very upset people. “But we put our version up on YouTube and noticed that God’s bass player, Matty Whittle, had seen it and not said anything negative,” he adds. “I think we’ve done it justice though.” Francis concludes by saying that it will be a slightly different line-up of The Resignators than when they were last in town. “Yeah, we’ve got a much bigger horn section now,” he says. “So I think that and the new songs are going to surprise a lot of people who saw us last time.” The Resignators have joined forces with Mexico’s Los Kung-Fu Monkeys to bring ska punk to the stage of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 22 April with tickets via the venue or OzTix with Fistful Of Trojans and The Prophets Of Impending Doom also on the stellar bill.

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WEDNESDAY 3 MAY

Green Day (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Dwarves (US), The ProTools, Ratcatcher and Profiteers at Crown & Anchor

THURSDAY 4 MAY

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

SATURDAY 15 APRIL

Sleaze Ball 2017: Eric Young, Peter London, Laced In Lust, Sisters Doll, Generation Swine and Don Cobra at Jive

Death By Stereo (US), She’s The Band and Thrashboard at Crown & Anchor

Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs (Perth), Pro Tools and The Chairmen at Edinburgh Castle Hotel

FRIDAY 5 MAY

MONDAY 24 APRIL

Billy Bragg (UK) and Oh Pep! at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 27 APRIL

Helmet (US) at Governor Hindmarsh This Way North (Melbourne), Winter Gypsy and Koral at Wheatsheaf Hotel

Hellions (Sydney), Endless Heights, The Brave and Introvert at Fowler’s Live Pseudo Echo (Sydney) and 1927 at Governor Hindmarsh Spirit Bunny (Brisbane), Business Factory and Ponytail Kink at Hotel Metro

SATURDAY 6 MAY

Russell Morris (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Ali Barter (Melbourne) and

THURSDAY 20 APRIL

Spiderbait (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Les Poules à Colin (Canada) at South Coast Folk Club (Pt Noarlunga)

FRIDAY 21 APRIL

Spiderbait (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh (Sold Out) Tim Solly (Melbourne) Matt J Ward and Alison Coppe at Jive Harry Howard & The NDE (Melbourne) and Georgio (The Dove) Valentino (Brussels) at Hotel Metro Palace Of The King (Melbourne) at Crown & ANchor

SATURDAY 22 APRIL

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

WEDNESDAY 17 MAY

Living Colour (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 18 MAY

Boris (Japan) and Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving at Fowler’s Live San Cisco (Fremantle) and Thelma Plum at Gover

FRIDAY 19 MAY

APIA Food Times: The Black Sorrows, Colin Hay, Deborah Conway and Mental As Anything at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre Shannon Noll (Cobdogla) at Adelaide Uni Bar Tex Perkins and Murray Paterson at Pepper Tree Café (Aldinga) Small Town Romance at Wirra Creek (Willunga) Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt at Trinity Sessions Screamfeeder (Brisbane) at Exeter Hotel

SUNDAY 16 APRIL

Nash Grier (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

All Time Low (US), Neck Deep (US) and The Maine (US) at Thebarton Theatre

SATURDAY 20 MAY

Michael Plater (Melbourne) and Goldentone at Grace Emily Hotel

TUESDAY 18 APRIL

TUESDAY 16 MAY

SUNDAY 21 MAY

Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs will be hitting Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, from 6pm on Sunday 23 April with The Pro-Tools and The Chairmen with unday S tickets via OzTix.

FRIDAY 28 APRIL

Powerline Sneakers (Melbourne), Fraudband and Ratcatcher at Crown & Anchor Wolfmother (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Diesel (Sydney) at Port Lincoln Hotel Boo Seeka (Sydney) at Fat Controller Go Van Go (Brisbane) at Exeter Hotel Grasshole (Brisbane) at Crown & Anchor

Magic Bones (Melbourne) at The Austral Powerline Sneakers (Melbourne), The Pro-Tools and Colonised at Hotel Metro Diesel (Sydney) at Arkaba Hotel Client Liason (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh Acolyte (Melbourne) at Enigma Bar Grasshole (Brisbane) at Exeter Hotel

SUNDAY 30 APRIL

International Jazz Day Gala: James Morrison, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Darren Percival, Mat Jodrel and more at Festival Theatre

TUESDAY 2 MAY

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

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Small Town Romance and Hana & Jessie-Lee (album launch) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

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TUESDAY 9 MAY

Brant Bjork (US) and Nashville Pussy (Nashville) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 11 MAY

Voyager (Perth) at Fowler’s Live

FRIDAY 12 MAY

The Griswolds (Sydney) at Jive Entombed A.D. (Sweden) at Fowler’s Live Daniel Champagne at The Singing Gallery (McLaren Vale) JoJo Smith (Sydney) and Lucie Thorne at Woodlands Run

SATURDAY 13 MAY

Daniel Champagne at Wheatsheaf Hotel JoJo Smith (Sydney) and Lucie Thorne at The Singing Gallery (McLaren Vale) The Animals (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (US) and Young Lions at Fowler’s Live Ian Moss (Sydney) at Norwood Live Honey Badgers (Melbourne), The Aves and Hannah Fairlamb at Hotel Metro

WEDNESDAY 24 MAY

Zucchero (Italy) at Thebarton Theatre

THURSDAY 25 MAY

Seth Sentry and DJ Sizzle at Jive

FRIDAY 26 MAY

Oliver Tank (Sydney) at Hive

SATURDAY 27 MAY

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission (Melbourne) and Raised By Wolves at Wheatsheaf Hotel

SUNDAY 28 MAY

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission (Melbourne) and Raised By Wolves at Wheatsheaf Hotel

WEDNESDAY 31 MAY

Radical Face (US) at Jive

SATURDAY 3 JUNE

Killing Heidi (Violet Town) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 2 JUNE

Bootleg Rascal at Jive

THURSDAY 8 JUNE

Bob Evans (WA) and Bec Stevens at Grace Emily Paul Dempsey (Melbourne) at Fat Controller

SATURDAY 10 JUNE

The Smith Street Band (Melbourne) at Thebarton Theatre

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which I’d been writing in the interim, got published and did quite well so that sparked some interest.

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“From that I got into doing a few things – writing episodes for McLeod’s Daughters was one of them – and while it wasn’t genres I was interested in, it was great because I had a young family at the time and it certainly helped pay the bills. I was doing that pretty much fulltime and all the stuff I liked doing – the novels and the music – kind of fell away.

Hailing from Perth, Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs took Australian suburban and city hotels by storm in the late ’70s with their infectious brand of pub rock that attracted an army of ‘suburban soldiers’ and boasted more local references than you could throw on the BBQ. By Robert Dunstan Flash forward some 40 years, and the band are back with a new album, When, and have hit the road to play a series of shows so we got on the blower to Dave Warner for a chinwag.

the basic ideas floating around in my head for a few years. But, essentially, they were written over a period of about three months.

“A new album was becoming more clear to me and once I had it in my hand, I thought that we “I never really stopped may as well do a tour and playing even after the include Adelaide. Whereas heyday,” Dave notes, before there wasn’t much “because, when I moved point in doing a tour – we’d to Sydney, we were doing probably lose money or occasional shows along the at best break even – there east coast playing all the was now some kind old songs. And, the of momentum old songs always behind it with us “I was doing bring a smile to having a new people’s faces. that pretty album. And, I’d go much full-time and back to Perth now all and do some all the stuff I liked “It’s about getting gigs but it doing – the novels out there and wasn’t a lot – having a good and the music it might have time,” Dave been 10 gigs – kind of fell laughs. in year.

away.”

“It’s just that we’ve never been back to Adelaide in all that time,” he says. “And then I thought, ‘Well, we can’t really continue to do this forever and ever unless we have something new to offer’. You just can’t keep rehashing the old stuff so, I had some songs and we recorded them for When. “I just felt that we were marking time and then I’d stopped doing as much writing work in television as I had been doing and then I wrote some new songs in a short period of time. Well, I say that, but I may have had

Do any of the original members remain? “Yeah, [guitarist] Tony Durant is still there,” Dave responds. “And, strangely enough, Tony was on the very original demo recording of Suburban Boy. I’d done that in London in 1976 which is when I first met Tony. In fact, I reckon it might have been the day we did the demo recording. “And then I came back to Australia and formed From The Suburbs and I reckon we’d been going for about a year when I thought, ‘We

really need someone to come up with some new guitar lines’, so we asked Tony to come out to Australia and join us. “And the original keyboard player, John Dennison, is still around but has been a bit too busy doing other things to tour,” he merrily continues. “But the other guys in the band, Lloyd, Martin and my wife, Nicole, have been playing with me for about 30 years now. And, Greg Macainsh [of Skyhooks] plays bass on the album but can’t come out on tour so we’ve got James Gillard [once of Mondo Rock] on bass. James is the new chum.” Dave got into writing television and film scripts some 30 years ago. “I’d come up to Sydney in 1987 with the idea of doing something along those lines,” he says, “but it was hard to break into. I was struggling and then my first novel,

“But about three years ago all of the television stuff I was doing went out of production and because I found myself with time on my hands, I was able to get back into novel writing and music. And writing for television, although it’s quite a craft in itself, is not quite the same as writing a book or a song where you can set the ship’s course yourself.” Dave promises to include lots of the old songs when he hits town. “It will be all the classics – Suburban Boy, Mug’s Game, Half-Time At The Football and all that – and the new songs are kind of updates of what I was saying back then,” he says. “Even though the songs are clearly different, the spirit of them is still the same. For example, the first single from When is called I’m On Facebook But Where’s All My Friends? which is like an update of Suburban Boy some 40 years later. “And there’s another new song called Snap Chat,” he concludes. “When covers what I was doing all those years ago but says them in a new way. It’s all about people questioning where they are in life.” Iconic Australian act Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs have announced a tour and a new album, When, and will be hitting Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, from 6pm on Sunday 23 April with The Pro-Tools and The Chairmen with tickets via Oztix.

DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide When Sunday 23 April Tickets Oztix Where

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SATURDAY 22 JULY

Hitmen DTK (Sydney) and Pro-Tools at Governor Hindmarsh

Continued Laura Marling (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh Kirk Fletcher (US), Zkye & The Guyz and Thirty Two Twenty at German Club

FRIDAY 16 JUNE

Hanson (US) at Thebarton Theatre

WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE

Lewis Watson (UK) at Fowler’s Live

THURSDAY 22 JUNE

Luca Brasi (Tasmania) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 23 JUNE

All Our Exes Live In Texas (Sydney) at Jive The Baby Animals and Screaming Jets at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 24 JUNE

The Baby Animals and Screaming Jets at Governor Hindmarsh Orsome Wells (Melbourne) at Crown & Anchor

SUNDAY 25 JUNE

WEDNESDAY 26 JULY

Little Mix (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre

FRIDAY 28 JULY

Charlie Marshall & The Body Electric (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Def FX (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 29 JULY

Charlie Marshall & The Body Electric (Melbourne) at Hotel Metro The Blackeyed Susans (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Mark Seymour & The Undertow (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh

SUNDAY 30 JULY

The Blackeyed Susans (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST

Read Friends (US) at Fowler’s Live

THURSDAY 2 AUGUST

Pete Murray (Brisbane) at Nautilas Theatre (Pt Lincoln)

FRIDAY 3 AUGUST

Radio Birdman (Sydney) and Died Pretty at Governor Hindmarsh

Pete Murray (Brisbane) at Her Majesty’s Theatre

FRIDAY 30 JUNE

New Found Glory (US) at Governor Hindmarsh

Big Scary, Cub Sport and DJ CC:Disco at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 1 JULY

Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Mitchell at Governor Hindmarsh

SUNDAY 9 JULY

The Undertones (Northern Ireland) at Governor Hindmarsh

TUESDAY 11 JULY

In Heart Wake (Byron Bay), Crossfaith (Japan), Polaris and While She Sleeps (Sheffield) at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 12 JULY

WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST FRIDAY 11 AUGUST

Frenzal Rhomb (Melbourne) and Totally Unicorn at Governor Hindmarsh

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (US) at Thebarton Theatre

THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER

Tina Arena (Sydney) at Thebarton Theatre

FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER

Alison Moyet (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre

TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER

Bay City Rollers (Scotland) at Governor Hindmarsh

Peter Hook & The Light (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 13 JULY

FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER

Bay City Rollers (Scotland) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 14 JULY

The Wedding Present (UK) at The Jade Monkey

SUNDAY 16 JULY

Joe Pug and Courtney Marie Andrews at Grace Emily

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Boney M (Germany) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER

Midnight Oil (Sydney), Spiderbait (Melbourne) and Bad//Dreems at Adelaide Oval’s Village Green

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Continued MICHAEL PLATER

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

THE RESIGNATORS

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.

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 Moshtiix and a VIP meet and greet option also available.

THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS

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.

American hardcore act The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are embarking on their 10th anniversary Don’t You Fake It tour and will be jumping into Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 13 May with special guests Young Lions and tickets via Moshtix.

RUSSELL MORRIS

The Resignators are joining forces with Mexico’s Los Kung-Fu Monkeys to bring ska punk to the stage of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, 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.

NASHVILLE PUSSY

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.

RADICAL FACE

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.

THE BLACKEYED SUSANS

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.

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.

Moody Melbourne combo The Blackeyed Susans will be bringing their new studio album, Close Your Eyes & See, to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, from 8pm on Saturday 29 July and from 4pm on Sunday 30 July.

THE GRISWOLDS

Sydney’s The Griswolds, who have been quite quiet 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 and Lime Cordiale as special guests.

BOB EVANS

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.

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.

CLIENT LIAISON

ENTOMBED A.D.

BAY CITY ROLLERS

Client Liaison (Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan)

Swedish death metal band Entombed A.D. are set

AIRLING

REAL FRIENDS

American emo pop punk legends Real Friends have announced a tour with Columbus and Harbours that will have the band promoting 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>.

DEF FX

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.

PSEUDO ECHO

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.

BORIS

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.

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Jode’s Music and High Tide.

DANIEL CHAMPAGNE

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.

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.

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.

SCREAMFEEDER

Brisbane’s much-revered Screamfeeder will be launching a new album at the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, SA, on Saturday 20 May.

LEWIS WATSON

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.

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, 33


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Continued Stevens before concluding on Friday 26 May with Dom Trimboli & The Wizard and Spike The River.

NOOK NOSH

bands and female singers of the ’60s and who have staged many successful Adelaide Fringe and Christmas shows, will be hitting the Arkaba Hotel’s Top Room, 150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton, on Saturday 20 May with tickets already selling fast via <stickytickets. com.au/51358/for_your_ love__60s_british_rock_ invasion.aspx>.

FORBIDDEN ENVY

Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8.30pm on Thursday 20 April.

HANA & JESSIE-LEE

Hana & Jessie Lee’s Bad Habits have a new album, Southlands, and following a national tour, will be launching it at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 21 May where you will be able to buy said album on orangecoloured vinyl with Small Town Romance as very special guests.

HAIL, HAIL ROCK’N’ROLL

Boutique small bar Nook Nosh, 111 Unley Rd, Unley, features live acoustic sounds from 5pm on Sundays and has a courtyard area at the rear. Pop in for sips ‘n’ nibbles from 3pm on Wednesdays through to Sundays (open from 4pm) with Saturday evening now reserved for private functions which can be made by calling the bar on 0405 005 447.

Forbidden Envy with have Melbourne’s Capital Avenue along with local acts The Chase and Sweet Anarchy with them when they launch their new EP at Nexus Arts, North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 22 April.

Dominic Guida will take his audience on the late Chuck Berry’s musical journey when he pays tribute backed a superb eight-piece band at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Td, Hindmarsh, on Friday 2 June with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

ADELAIDE ROLLER DERBY

IIAH

MRO

Iiah, who play moody post rock, are set to launch their second album, Distance, album at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 5 May with likeminded special guests Overview Effect and Aura Form and $8 tickets at the door and moody light shows throughout the night.

MRO (Emma Rowe) will be hosting a gold coin donation Wilderness Society fundraiser from 9pm on Friday 21 April at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 38 George St, Thebarton with Orelia coming out of hibernation to be special guest act and Daisy Burger food truck parked out the front.

Rachael Leahcar has announced a concert at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Sunday 19 November to present songs from her new album and more with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

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Adelaide Roller Derby recently launched its 2017 season with the reveal of their official poster and season dates which ARD are 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 on Saturday 16 September.

SATISFACTION: THE STONES SHOW

PONYTAIL KINK

RACHAEL LEAHCAR

Adelaide’s Ponytail Kink are teaming up with Post War and relatively new band Little Dust to undertake a free entry affair at the Grace

Local Adelaide podcast, Vinyl Soul, was awarded national prize for Best Literature, Arts & Music Podcast when Cast Away Awards ran the first ever Australian podcast evening in Sydney at the Giant Dwarf Theatre. Aiden Grant hosts and producers his music focused podcast in Adelaide and his podcast also supports local up-and-coming bands from Adelaide with previous artists including Bad//Dreems, Motez and Nakatomi to name but a few. Emo power poppers Secret Tape will be launching an album at Crown & Sceptre, 308 King William St, Adelaide, on Friday 21 April with special guests KHI and Bike Wreck and tickets via Moshtix.

HAYSTACKS CALHOON

Haystacks Calhoon have organised a free entry bash from around 9pm on Saturday 15 April at the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, and invited Cowboys Of Love and Bones Alexander to join them.

VINYL SOUL

SECRET TAPE

FIRE FROM THE CRIB

iSA Radio is hosting an allages local hip hop event, Fire From The Crib, featuring DC & Dragz, Revolution of Rhyme, Distorted Eloquence, Active Progress and many more from 4pm until 11pm on Saturday 29 April at Colonel Light Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, SA, with $20 tickets at the door.

20 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

Satisfaction: The Stone Show, the long-running Rolling stones tribute act – some 18 years now – will be making a welcome return to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, for a dinner show or show only with Acoustic Fix as special guests from 7.30pm (doors from 6pm) on Saturday

BAD//DREEMS

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.

BREWHOUSE BLUES

Pikes Brewery, 233 Pilish Hill Rd, Polish Hill River, will be presenting Brewhouse Blues from 5.30pm on Friday 19 May featuring Wanderers, Louise Adams and PJ Michael with the $20 ticket to includes a complimentary beer or wine and available via <pikesbeercompany.com. au>.


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, 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!

JOE MAN MURPHY

Joe Man Murphy will kick off a national tour at 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, on Sunday 30 April with special guest Georgy Rochow.

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>.

BITCHSPAWN

The Jade Monkey, 160 Flinders St, Adelaide, has been set aside on Saturday 15 April for the launch of Bitchspawn’s Minivan Of Dreams.

The next SCALA will be held from 8pm on Thursday 20 April and will feature Rob Childs, Adrienne Lovelock (of Spiral Dance) and The Good Questions at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with $5 tickets at the door and Satay Hut food truck parked out the front.

DEFLECTOR

THE BRITISH HOTEL

SCALA

Adelaide rock band Deflector, photographed here by Stephen Rees, have organised themselves a free entry affair from 9pm on Saturday 27 May in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh.

2017 ARBA MEMPHIS BLUES CHALLENGE

The 2017 ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge will kick off at Semaphore Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore, 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.

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 live acoustic music from 6pm on Fridays.

FIDEL’S

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 of each month is a concert with the next one taking place from 4pm on Sunday 27 April.

Grenadiers have organised a big rock show with good mates Battlehounds and Siamese at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on Thursday

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SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB

On Sunday 30 April, Semaphore Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore, will be inducted into Adelaide Music Collective’s SA Venues Hall Of Fame and are very proud to announce that the Cuban Ambassador, Mr Jose Manuel Galego Montano, will be on hand to accept the award. To celebrate, the club are having a special event on the day and will be open from 2pm and will close at 8pm. There will not be an entry fee and, instead, a donation box will be available if patrons wish to contribute. The music on the day will be provided by any and all of the marvelous musicians who have graced the club’s stage over the years in a Grand Jam Session! 

MEATBEATERS

Local punks Meatbeaters are set to launch a new album, Wrong Side Of Yesterday, with a free entry shindig at the Cumberland Hotel, 76 Causeway Rd, Glanville, from 7.30pm on Friday 28 April with guests Juliette Seizure & The Tremor-Dolls, Blue Flame Special and Mid-Riffs.

RONNIE TAHENY

THE SUNDAY REEDS

Armed with a dreamy new single, Drowning In My Love, The Sunday Reeds will be launching it at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Saturday 6 May for a free entry show with help from Hanna Fairlamb of Ponytail Kink, The Clangers and Thanes.

WEST THEBARTON BROTHEL PARTY

GRENADIERS

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

GHYTI

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, 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.

ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018

It’s been less than a month since the 2017 Adelaide Fringe finished, but organisers are already on the hunt for a key piece of marketing for next year’s festival. Graphic designers from all over Australia and across the globe are being invited to submit their ideas as part of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition which is offering a $2,000 cash prize and free event registration to the winning artist. For more information, please visit <adelaidefringe. com.au>.

13 April with tickets via Moshtix.

Following a successful concert earlier this year, Ronnie Taheney has just announced another show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 3 February of 2018. Yep, 2018. How’s that for organised? 

ADELAIDE CITY LIMITS 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.

Local musician Terry ‘Tex’ Bradford has set up the event Adelaide City Limits in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday evenings with all welcome to come along and show off their musical wares or whatever they care to showcase. 35


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POWERLINE SNEAKERS Disasterpiece (Kasumuen) Reviewed by Tony G

Miricale Of Sin has the horns and attitude of The Saints’ Know Your Product and would

Melbourne’s Powerline Sneakers are made up from members of Australian underground rock royalty, most notably Sly Faulkner, formerly of Splatterheads, and John Nolan, formerly of Bored! and Powdermonkeys. Disasterpiece kicks off with two points of recognition, as Signs could have been a Splatterheads classic and is possibly, how their final studio album, Joined At The Head, should have sounded. The second song, Bank Robber, sees Nolan shredding a riff that could have been a Powdermonkeys’ track before the song itself morphs into the new band’s sound of its own.

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have been a highlight on that great album. Wedding Ring highlights Kate Dixon’s backup vocals and the band’s sense of humour.

Dream Feature is my personal favourite as it could have been a prime cut on any classic early ’70s Stones album. Nolan’s guitar work winds up to jaw dropping status, while Sly drops in some Dylanesque phrasing with his amazing voice. There’s many influences the band wear on their sleeves on display including doo wop and Phil Spector, while horns and keys delivered with a damaged sense of humour. Katie takes the lead vocals with a Kim Deal-like delivery on Mypoohnoriac, while 2Step Wreck is pure hand clapping foot stomping rock n roll. There’s no filler on this album just solid rock

and if Tarantino or David Lynch wanted a truly edgy soundtrack for their next film they should go no further than Disasterpiece. It has all the required diversity and a gritty lyrical landscape that a movie SHOULD be built around. Classic! Disasterpiece is now available via <kasumuen.com.au>. Presented by Studmuffin Tours, Melbourne’s Powerline Sneakers will be powering their way over to Adelaide to launch debut album, Disasterpiece, at Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, on Friday 28 April with Melbourne’s Fraudband, St Morris Sinners and Rat Catcher and then Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Saturday 29 April with Fraudband, The Pro-Tools and Colonised.


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