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LITTLE MISS

Little Miss will be joined by Billy The Tree and Paul Ansty on bass when they undertake a free entry musical affair at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8.30pm on Friday 28 April.

ROCKIN’ ROB RILEY LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION

Sticks, Strings & Music Wings have assembled Cal Williams Jr, Courtney Robb, Lost Woods, AP D’Antonio, Hannah Yates and Already Gone to take part in raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation at an event from 4-11pm on Sunday 18 June at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with a $10 donation at the door and a huge raffle with some major prizes set to take place.

PINK NOISE GENERATOR

Indie pop band Pink Noise Generator have announced the launch of their Be Different EP which will take place at The Jade Monkey, 160 Flinders St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Friday 12 May with special guests Mackenzie and Syndicat with $10 tickets at the door which includes a copy of the CD.

WANDERERS

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 and special guests Ryan Martin John and Elwood Myre.

AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION

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&>.

THE SUNDAY REEDS

Adelaide legend Rockin’ Rob Riley, guitarist of Rose Tattoo fame, has been announced as special guest opening act when Dan Baird & Homemade Sin (featuring ex members of Georgia Satellites and Warner Hodges of Jason & The Scorchers) hit the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 2 May with tickets via OzTix.

FIDEL’S

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.

Fidel’s is an alternative music and arts club situated at 66 Wattle Ave, Royal Pk, which happens from 4pm until 8pm on Friday evenings and also on the second and fourth Sunday of each month with donations at the door. The second

Editor: Robert Dunstan Contributors: “Mad Dog” Bradley, Ian Messenger, David Robinson Layout: Peter M Kelly

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Just Announced

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Feature: The Heggarties

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Nashville Pussy

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Gig Guide

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Powerline Sneakers

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The Animals

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Favour The Brave

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Bob’s Bits

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Review: Billy Bragg

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Tour Guide

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Heading To Town

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THE NECKS

Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwod Rd, Clarence Pk, from 7.30pm on Saturday 20 May at which Fanny Lumsden will be a special guest and with tickets via <dramatix>.

Much-acclaimed contemporary jazz trio The Necks will be dropping into Nexus, North Tce, Adelaide, on Friday 9 June with tickets via Eventbrite.

SUPERHEIST

MIRELLA’S INFERNO

Adelaide metal band Dyssidia will have Sydneybased guitarist James Norbert Ivanyo with them as very special guest when they play Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Saturday 12 August with tickets via Moshtix.

Following an absence of some 13 years apart from a low-key tour late last year, metal outfit Superheist, now featuring Ezekiel Ox alongside founding member dw Norton, have announced their Raise Hell national tour which will bring them to Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 17 June with special guests Frankenbok and Dreadnaught with tickets via Moshtix.

Sydney’s Mirella’s Inferno will be hitting The Jade Monkey, 160 Flinders St Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 26 May to play alongside local rock bands Sword In Stone, new Adelaide super band Power Sprites and The East District with $7 tickets at the door.

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KREATOR

Legendary German thrash metal band Kreator have announced a tour that will have them playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 7 September with Poland’s Vader as special guests and tickets via the venue or Oztix.

JAMES NORBERT IVANYI

Melbourne’s Sugar Fed Leopards (pictured here by Theresa Harrison Photography) sound like a dangerous musical beast. You can find out for yourselves when they play their free entry disco and soul-inspired shooby doo at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 7 May.

AMBER AND CATHERINE

Presented by Going Steady Music, Perth psych rock quintet Mt. Mountain will cross the Nullarbor in support of their second album, Dust, and will play a free entry affair at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Thursday 25 May with special guests The Dunes and Lost Cosmonaut.

THUNDAMENTALS

LEWIS-ALAN TRATHEN

Spoken word performer and slam veteran Lewis-Alan Trathen is heading to town to take part in another of Paroxysm Press’ Spoke N Slurred at their new home of Brick City Bar, 73 Grenfell St, Adelaide, from 5pm on Sunday 30 April.

SHIRAZZ JAZZ BAND

Melbourne’s Shirazz Jazz Band play swingin’ Dixieland jazz and will be doing so when they swing into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, for a return performance from 4pm on Sunday 9 July with tickets via OzTix.

THE CHERRY DOLLS Country singers Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt, who can count Sir Elton John as a fan, are coming to town on their Love & Lies tour to perform at Trinity Sessions at Church 4

Thundamentals have announced a huge hiphop show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd,

Melbourne rockers The Cherry Dolls have a new single, Slave, and will be bringing it and themselves to Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Friday 12 May.

SHANE HOWARD & JOHN SCHUMANN

Shane Howard and John Schumann, two of this country’s finest songwriters, have teamed up to present Songs For Times Like These at The German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, on Saturday 13 May with tickets via <trybooking.com>.

KIM SALMON

The legendary Kim Salmon will be presenting Labcoat Tales (the story of The Scientists) at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Saturday 6 May.

ALICE COOPER

Shock rocker Alice Cooper will have KISS’ Ace Frehley as special guest when he plays Thebarton Theatre on Thursday 19 October with tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster.


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By Robert Dunstan Americana Music Association Of Australia is about to launch itself in South Australia and has organised a very special ticketed event at the Grace Emily that will feature performances from Taasha Coates (of The Audreys), The Yearlings, Hana Brenecki, Matt J Ward and The Heggarties. One of the committee members is Paul Heggart, of The Heggarties, so thought it best he gave BSide Magazine the lowdown on the association and how it has come about and the future aims of such a venture. “As background, a group of people, including Nick Payne, got together in Melbourne early last year to essentially plan the formation of an Americana Music Association Of Australia,” he begins before suggesting the concept gained more momentum when a bunch of Australia acts ventured to Nashville for the Americana Music Awards. “They then made some decisions about how best to set something up in Australia because of all the interest,” he continues. “And then Nick got in contact with me because someone – I think it was Laura from The Weeping Willows – had recommended me as good contact point for this state. “And I was like, ‘Yeah, great, that sounds good’,” Paul says, “and then we started to have meetings via Google and began planning and strategising how we were going to go about it. It was a matter of getting a constitution and setting up a bank account and all kinds of administrative things that go with setting up an association. 6

“And we were driving toward launching it in July of last year but one of the things that got brought up was that we should get some kind of endorsement for the association from the one in America,” he says. “It was eventually decided that, as an association, we would carry more weight and it would be way more beneficial to us if we were aligned with the big American association.

in this country and therefore, promote those artists overseas. “We are going to set about creating a monthly get together – maybe a songwriters in the round kind of thing somewhere like the Grace Emily on a Wednesday night – and create a real vibe for it. And we are looking to give people other incentives to join,” Paul adds.

“All that took a while to organise but we got some conversations going with Jed Paul also understands that Hilly, the executive director some have concerns with the in the US, and then met with use of the term Americana in him when he came here last this country. year for Australian Music Week in Cronulla,” Paul “It is what it is and continues. “We “We now Americana decided that could have is an accepted would be a genre at the good time to included a Grammy launch the few more artists Awards,” association he says. here in because there are “No one Australia as part of that plenty of good ones in is phased Adelaide who fit the about big industry any of the event and bill but five acts are Australian have a about as many as blues or jazz showcase.” you can have.” butorganisations some Paul goes on to people can be put say that, a launch off by the Americana was recently held in label. But, in the end – and Melbourne and that the I certainly don’t mind any association had little trouble debate it brings up because in finding acts to take part in it’s good to discuss – I keep this city’s official event. going back to that old hippy “We wish we could have phrase of ‘Think Globally. Act included a few more artists Locally’. because there are plenty of good ones in Adelaide who fit “When I write music I want the bill but five acts are about it to have universal appeal as many as you can have,” he based on my local stories,” laughs. “Everyone will play for Paul declares. “And that doesn’t have to be as an half an hour or so and it will be finished by 11pm because Australian. It’s just that I live while we want it to be a great here and this is my story so it’s going to have some of night, we don’t want it to be those local references. a really late one as far as the live music goes. “I mean, when we started The Heggarties back in 2009 we “The real mission of the weren’t even all that aware association [which has an of the term Americana for easy membership fee of what we were doing,” Paul $30 per annum] In Australia says. “It tended to be called is to promote the genre

alternative country back then. “And as far as the genre goes in this country, I do want to see artists have an Australian flavour,” he declares. “Look at an artist such as Paul Kelly. He is very Australian but some of his music easily falls into the Americana genre. It has that element of country about some of it. “And Americana is really a blend of a lot of styles. It’s a bit of country, a bit of rock and a bit of folk. And I remember Emmylou Harris saying she was grateful they had now found a genre for what she’d been doing after all these years. She wasn’t strictly country and she wasn’t strictly folk or bluegrass. But, all blended together, it was Americana.” Taasha Coates (of The Audreys), The Yearlings, Hana Brenecki, Matt J Ward and The Heggarties will be taking part in the SA launch party of Americana Music Association Of Australia from 6pm on Saturday 6 May at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with tickets via <trybooking.com/book/ event?eid=272212&>. Please visit < http:// www.americanamusic. org.au/> for much more information.

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Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St Saturday 6 May trybooking.com


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Cal Williams Jr Courtney Robb AP Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Antonio Lost Woods Hannah Yates Already Gone

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GUITARS IN BARS

“It would have been good to have shaken hands with him at least one point in time,” Ruyter adds. “Or have him watch me play. That would have been great.” Vancouver-born Ruyter’s guitar prowess has seen her named as one of the world’s best, but it wasn’t her first instrument.

NASHVILLE PUSSY It’s been a while – over a decade – since Atlanta-based quartet Nashville Pussy headed down under to treat audiences to their politically un-correct, no-frills, high-energy rock’n’roll, but the band are now greatly looking forward to headin’ back to play in Adelaide with Brant Bjork of Kyuss and Fu Manchu. By Robert Dunstan Currently enjoying their 20th year, the band have half a dozen albums to their credit; including a bunch of live albums and DVDs. BSide Magazine enjoyed a chat to founding member, lead guitarist Ruyter Suys (pronounced as Rider Sighs), who plays alongside her husband, rhythm guitarist and singer Blaine Cartwright. With group’s rhythm section now being bass player Bonnie Buitrago with very recent addition Ben Thomas on bass duties. “So we have two Australian virgins {Bonnie and Ben] in the band since we last toured,” Ruyter begins. “So we are looking forward to showing them some Tasmanian Devils and some koalas. And a tour is long, long overdue.” I recall seeing the Grammynominated Nashville Pussy some 11 years ago at Adelaide’s Enigma Bar where I had bought one of their T-Shirts, but can’t recall any of the other bands on the bill. “Oh, that was the tour we did with [Brisbane’s legendary] Six-Foot Hick,” Ruyter says, proving she has a better memory than I for such things. “We also did some crazy festival in Melbourne too. And, it was Blaine’s 12

‘birthday week’ while we were there so we are still recovering. We celebrated his birthday night after night. “So, once again, it’s going to be another 100%, whiskeysoaked tour where everyone is going to get very hot ‘n’ sweaty,” she then laughs. “So it will be best if people don’t wear anything nice [to the shows]. That’s my advice. It’s rock’n’roll.” Ruyter, who had answered my telephone call with, ‘Hello Australia’, was walking along a street in Ventura, California, on her way to a railway station to hop on a train to take her to Los Angeles for a show. “Yeah, we’re playin’ with Zeke [at Whiskey A Go-Go], a band we used to tour with a long, long time ago,” she explains further. Because Ruyter was walking down the street while we were chatting away by phone, our conversation was occasionally interrupted by someone recognising the guitarist and stopping her to say a quick, “Hello”, which only added to the charm of the interview. The band, whose name comes from the Ted Nugent song Wang Dang Sweet Poontang, will celebrate its 21st birthday next year.

“Has it really been that long?” Ruyter rhetorically asks. “Gee, 21. That means we will be able to legally drink, right? And so, will begin our drinking years.”

“I started on piano when I was like three,” she says. “But I was sick of that by the time I was eight so my parents let me start learning the bass. And, it might have only been a couple of months, but I really didn’t like it. My dad had a guitar though and I’d often watched him play it. “So I started by picking up his guitar – I pretty quickly learnt his whole repertoire – and after I’d learnt all his stuff, I moved onto things like The Beatles, Def Leppard and Hendrix as well as all the typical guitar geek stuff.” The band are working on their next studio album. “We plan to go into the studio in September,” Ruyter announces as she reaches the railway station. “And Ben, our drummer, is really new to the band but he’s dynamite. We’ve only had one proper jam session so far for the new songs but it’s sounding great.

Ruyter, who toured and recorded with Dick Delicious & The “It’s a Tasty Testicles “Ben was playin’ in mixture of in 2013, puts a southern rock Nashville band but we persistence and Pussy’s him when laziness. And by found longevity he was workin’ down to laziness I mean that in our yard,” she two factors. no one in the band laughs. “He was a yard worker – and wants to go out Ben’s “It’s a dynamite at mixture of that too – so we’re and get a real persistence really pleased to job.” and laziness,” have him in our band. she suggests. “And by laziness I mean that no ‘And, he’s flippin’ out about one in the band wants to comin’ down to Australia,” go out and get a real job. Ruyter enthuses. “He’s never But, y’lnow, all our musical been down there before and, heroes are lifers, so we’ve like I said, neither has Bonnie never even thought about it so we’re going to show them as a short-term thing. It was a really good time. And, you always going to be something guys down there are like we always did.” extended brethren to us. I was speaking to Ruyter just a few days after the passing of 90-year-old rock’n’roll legend Chuck Berry.

“It’ll be good to just talk about AC/DC, drink and eat popcorn,” she concludes with a laugh.

“He was definitely one of my heroes,” she says, “so that’s been very sad news. And, Nine Pound Hammer, the band I was in [prior to Nashville Pussy] played a show with him once. But, we never got to actually meet him. He also used to play this club, Blueberry Hill, in St Louis a lot but whenever we toured there, he wasn’t playing.

Nashville Pussy are joining Brant Bjork at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 8 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

NASHVILLE PUSSY Where Governor Hindmarsh,

59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh

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Tuesday 8 May

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THURSDAY 27 APRIL Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Arkaba Hotel – Sporty’s Bar: Quiz Thursdays (7pm) Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-ALong Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Chihauhua Bar (Peel St) – Rapscallion and Tullie Roberts from 9pm Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (7-10pm) Dog & Duck – Brillz (9pm) Gaslight Tavern – Swap Team Jam (free entry) Gilbert St Hotel – live music with free entry from 7pm featuring Nikko & Snooks

Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Helmet (US) and Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with free entry from 8.30pm Grace Emily – cold beers and such from 5pm until close

Hampstead Hotel – K ­ G’s Quiz Wiz (7pm) Hotel Metro –
live original bands from 9pm Lion Hotel – Bloky’s Boys (free entry from 8pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon to 2pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live jam from 7.30pm PJ O’Briens – DJs (10pm) Royal Family Hotel (Pt Elliott) – open mic night

Wheatsheaf Hotel – This Way North (Melbourne), The Winter Gypsy and Koral from 9pm with tickets at the door FRIDAY 28 APRIL

Aussie Inn Hotel (Hackham) – live music (from 7pm) Brew Boys (Regency Pk) – Open Mic from 5pm Brick City Bar (Grenfell St) – DJ Mark Yusef Wilson and guests with free entry British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free entry live music from 6pm with Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live music from 7pm CASAblabla – live funk and soul band from 11pm with free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Criterion Tavern (Gawler) – Leon & Thommo from 7pm Crown & Anchor – Powerline Sneakers (Melbourne), Fraudband (Melbourne), St Morris Sinners and Rat Catcher Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music Dog & Duck – Chunky Dip and Holly J (9pm) Duck Inn – live music from Just Enough at 7pm Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Emu Hotel – Full Circle Enfield Hotel – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (6pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Adelaide) – Go Van Go (Brisbane) 14

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Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Fat Controller – Boo Seeka (Sydney) Gaslight Tavern – live bands from 8pm

Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Wolfmother and Immigrant Union and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily – The Scarlet Ives and Coy Carp with free entry from 9pm

Hackney Hotel – Courtyard Sessions (7pm) Halfway Hotel – live music from 7pm Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Hotel Royal – Vinyl Fridays with DJ Delta and DJ Pero (5pm) Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ (8pm) North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 7.30pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from 8.30pm Payneham Tavern – live music from 7.30pm Port Lincoln Hotel – Diesel (Sydney) Publishers Hotel – After Work live jazz from 5.30pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 5pm Ramsgate Hotel – DJ Scotty B, Manov and Bollocks (9pm) Rex Hotel – In Bloom and Epiphany from 8pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jaki J Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 8pm Slug ‘N’ Lettuce – resident DJ Jay Bangers The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music Village Tavern (Golden Grove) – UK Blitz from 9pm Warradale Hotel – live music from 8.30pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel – Little Miss and guests Billy The Tree from 9pm

Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 6pm) Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm

SATURDAY 29 APRIL Arkaba Hotel – Diesel (Sydney) Austral Hotel – Magic Bones (Melbourne), Heaps Good Friends, The Howling Fog, The Dunes (DJ set) and Lost Cosmonaut (DJ set) 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 & Sceptre – Banquet with DJ Craig from 9pm until late with free entry Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Live Duo (9pm) Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (from 4-8pm) Dog & Duck – The Dog Presents from 7pm     Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse with live bands and Djs Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Emu Hotel – Rock The Boss Enigma Bar – Acolyte and Favour The Brave Exeter Hotel – Grasshole and Kitchen Witch Findon Hotel – live band from 9pm Finn McCools (Norwood) – The Strike Team from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands

Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Client Liason (Sold Out) and Front Bar: live band with free entry from 8pm Grace Emily – cold beers from 4pm until close

Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – Powerline Sneakers (Melbourne), Fraudband (Melbourne), The Pro-Tools and Colonised from 9pm

Jive – Tango In The Night Fleetwood Mac Tribute: Little Captain, Attila My Honey, Rolling Eyes, Tara Carragher, Cassie Molnar, El Bandoleros

Mama Jambo – Afrobeat Collective from 7.30pm Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ Nantale (8pm) MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake Old Spot (Salisbury) – INXS Tribute and Andrea Dawson from 9pm 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 Port Noarlunga Football Club – South Coast Raw: The Violet Crams, Pagan Sin and Spoken To Few from 8pm Pretoria Hotel (Mannum) – DJ from 9pm Ramsgate Hotel – DJ (10pm) Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jabel Tonsley Hotel – Jooce from 8.30pm with free entry Union Hotel – Reggae On from 8pm Victoria Hotel – live band from 9.30pm Waterloo Station Hotel – karaoke from 8pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel – The Streamliners from 9pm with tickets at the door

Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 9pm

Bacchus Bar – Bachata By The Beach (3pm) Brick City Bar (Grenfell St) – Lewis Alan Trathen (spoken word from 6pm) Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rubdown Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-9pm Dockside Tavern (Pt Adelaide) – Rock N Toll Radio Hits from 4pm 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 Emu Hotel – Doms Garage from 4pm Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Black Sabbath: free entry acoustic blues from 2pm Federal Hotel (Semaphore) – live music from 4-8pm Festival Theatre – International International Jazz Day Gala: James Morrison, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Darren Percival, Mat Jodrel Gilbert Street Hotel – acoustic blues (2pm) Glenelg Football Club – live music (4pm)

Grace Emily – Sourbsob Bob and J-Wah! from 5pm

Hotel Metro – eclectic DJ from 4pm Lord Exmouth Hotel (Exeter) – The Lincolns 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 gigguid Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music from 5pm bsidemag Old Noarlunga Hotel – com.a Sunday Sessions from 3pm Overway Hotel – live music from 3pm Parafield Gardens Community Club – Short & Sweet Trio from 2.30pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 4pm Semaphore Workers Club – Induction into SA Music Venues Hall Of Fame with many guests and an all-star jam Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm

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Wheatsheaf Hotel – Nice Verdes and Runebilly Rattle with free entry from 4pm

Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)

MONDAY 1 MAY Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions

Governor Hindmarsh – Ba;cony Bar: Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob's BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm)

Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA Sessions: with tickets at the door


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TUESDAY 2 MAY CASAblabla – DJ spinning jazz, soul and funk from 7-10pm Crown & Sceptre – Matt Vecchio (VEX on The Decks) Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge blues jam with special guests (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders (free entry from 7pm)

Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Dan Baird & Homemade Sin (US) and Rockin’ Rob Riley 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 3 MAY Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Green Day (US) Austral Hotel – hip hop and R&B DJ from 9.30pm Brecknock Hotel – Open Mic Night CASAblabla – Salsa Colonel Light – Open Mic Night Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Thomas Williams (7pm) Crown & Anchor – Dwarves (US), The Pro-Tools, Rat Catcher and The Profiteers Crown & Sceptre – Brazuca Brazilian Party with $5 entry Gaslight Tavern – World Series Songwriters

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Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – cold Coopers from 4pm until close and Run It Out/Walk It Out from 6pm

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)

THURSDAY 4 MAY Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-ALong Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Coopers Ale House Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Anchor – Death By Stereo (US), She’s The Band and Thrashboard Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Gaslight Tavern – The Swap Team Jam (free entry from 8.30pm)

Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 7pm with free entry

Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with host Billy Bob with free entry Grace Emily – Adie Haines 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 Southwark Hotel (Thebarton) – Open Mic from 7pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel – SCALA: Catherine Blanch (Boy) Bad, A Clearing and Caramigo from 8pm with $5 tickets at the door FRIDAY 5 MAY

Blue Gums Hotel – live music from 5pm Boomers Café (Glenelg) – Friday Funk from 7pm with free entry British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free entry live music from 6pm with Ben FordDavies Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live music from 7pm CASAblabla – live band from 11pm with free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – YOYO with DJ Tr!p  Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Cam’s Karaoke (7-11pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Findon Hotel – Matterhorn from 9pm

Fowler’s Live – Hellions (Sydney), Endless Heights, The Brave and Introvert

Gaslight Tavern – live bands

Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Pseudo Echo and 1927 and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily Hotel – The Bitter Darlings and Todd SIbbin with free entry from 9pm

Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – Spirit Bunny (Brisbane), Business Factory and Ponytail Kink from 9pm

Jive – Iiah (CD launch), Overview Effect and Aura Form

Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from Joe Ahern from 8.30pm Payneham Tavern – live acoustic music from 7.30pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 5pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues

from 8pm with $10 entry The Coffee Pot – Rad ‘N’ 80s The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music

Wheatsheaf Hotel – Riflebirds (Melbourne) with free entry from 9pm

Woodville Hotel – live music Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm

SATURDAY 6 MAY CASAblabla – soul and funk band from midnight with free entry prior to 10pm Crown & Anchor – Kim Salmon (Melbourne) Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands

Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Russell Morris and Front Bar: live bands with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Americana Music Association Of Australia Launch: Taasha Coates (of The Audreys), The Yearlings, Hana Brenecki, Matt J Ward and The Heggarties from 6pm

Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – The Sunday Reeds (single launch), THANES, The Clangers and Hannah Fairlamb with free entry from 8pm

Jive – Ali Barter and IV League from 9pm

MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 8pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – Grid The Band and Vic Conrad & The First Third

Wheatsheaf Hotel – The Echo Chamber and Frets Patrick with free entry from 8.30pm SUNDAY 7 MAY

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 Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 2pm

Grace Emily – Joe Murphy

Mick O’Shea’s – Jamie K from 3pm Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon – 2pm Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music from 5pm North Adelaide Hotel – Vogue Duo Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm with $10 entry Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4-7pm Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – live music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm

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Wheatsheaf Hotel – Sugar Fed Leopard (Melbourne) from 4pm with free entry

Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)

MONDAY 8 MAY Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions

Governor Hindmarsh – Balcony Bar: Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob's BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm)

Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm The Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm)

Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA Sessions: from 8pm with tickets at the door TUESDAY 9 MAY

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 – Main Room: Brant Bjork (US) and Nashville Pussy (Nashville) and Front Bar: American Appalachian Folk Sessions from 7pm Grace Emily – Risky Quizness

Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Tuesday from 8pm Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam The Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm)

WEDNESDAY 10 MAY 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 Gaslight Tavern – World Series Songwriters

Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – Move2Live 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 FATE OF THE FURIOUS (M) **1/2

The eighth Fast/Furious flick (depending upon how you look at it), this has already proven a massive hit, even if some diehard fans are complaining of there now being too much action (!) and not enough story (!!!), which are bizarre claims, given this one’s smash-’emup pedigree. Perhaps more glaring is how different these sequels are from the first FF outing in 2001, and how everything has so drastically changed from the original illegal-street-racing storyline. Remember? No? Ah well, who cares anyway. The opening set-up has big Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) having their honeymoon in Cuba (this was the first American movie to film there since the political nastiness ceased) and, for a short while, getting back to some streetracing. Dom then runs afoul of notorious cyber-villain Cipher, who’s played by no less than Charlize Theron, and she’s obviously having fun and is rather cool in what is, of course, ludicrously testosterone-soaked territory. Naturally Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) wants Dom and his BFFs to do some major

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secret job that’s sure to require lots of goofy stunts and CG destruction, and it’s somewhere here that Dom goes rogue, and somehow the FBI’s ‘Mr. Nobody’ (the getting-around Kurt Russell) must spring Deckard (Jason Statham) from prison to uneasily join the gang and take on their ostensible friend (or actually he’s family, as the script repeats over and over). And then it’s non-stop and extremely expensive action of a most preposterous kind, with short breathers in between for Vin to try and emote and throw in a few references to the late lamented Paul Walker, which is always a bad idea because Vin isn’t exactly a great actor, and has enormous trouble, ahem, talking. You also can’t help feeling a little sorry for Diesel as he’s the only remaining series stalwart and the whole thing has been hijacked by Statham and especially Johnson, and it’s not surprising that he and Dwayne are in the midst of a major public feud/bitchfest. But they’d better make friends quick as production is soon to start on FF9, FF10, FF11, FF12 and beyond, all of which are going to have trouble coming up with appropriate F words for their titles.

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GOING IN STYLE (M) ***

This remake of the 1979 pic of the same name (which featured the esteemed George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg) was made pretty much consecutively with the English Golden Years (released late last year), and while Golden Years ripped off the original Going In Style, this one now looks like it’s ripping off Golden Years (got that?). At any rate, what saves this Zach-Braff-directed ‘dramedy’ (yuk!) are the performances of the three leads, namely the Oscar-friendly Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin, and all prove consistently funnier and more moving than the material. Joe (Caine), Willie (Freeman) and Albert (Arkin) are three retired Brooklyn steelworkers and besties, and Joe is present during a bank robbery (and treated well by the bad guys) at around the same time that his former employer announces the end of business in America - and therefore the end of their pensions. Caine gets in some of his best playing as he hits upon the idea of the three of them doing their own robbery, and there’s plenty

of contrived codger comedy as sickly Willie and grumpy Albert complain about whether they’re up to it. There’s a subplot where Albert is improbably wooed by neighbour Annie (played by no less than Ann-Margret!) and the supporting cast are obviously having a good time (Matt Dillon as a suspicious detective, Christopher Lloyd as another doddery pal, Joey King as Joe’s granddaughter and even English player Peter Serafinowicz as her estranged Dad), but mostly it’s all about the venerable trio as they build up to the heist. And there’s no surprise about what happens afterwards - and (spoilers?) how radically it differs from the original film and Edward Cannon’s source story. With a dim and very welcome view of banks, insurance companies and, you know, ‘The System’, as well as quite a lot to say about our ageist society, this is turned, at times, into geezer gold by three of the greatest actors who ever… um… three of the often greatest… ahem… three of the most charismatic stars in modern cinema.

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PINK NOISE GENERATOR

Adelaide’s Pink Noise Generator have always stood apart from their contemporaries as their sound is hard to fit into any one category and thus they can’t easily be slotted into any particular scene and is possibly why their new EP is titled Be Different. By Robert Dunstan “And it’s taken us a long time to realise that,” the band’s Matt Vecchio tells BSide Magazine over a coffee ahead of the upcoming EP launch. “Growing up, I was listening to totally different music than the rest of the kids at school. “I liked to think the music I was listening to was a lot cooler,” he laughs. “Because everyone seemed to be listening to a lot of the punk revival stuff – y’know, NOFX, Pennywise and Frenzal Rhomb – and while I liked a lot of that too, I was also listening to stuff my older sisters liked such as The Cure, New Order and Pixies. “And I also like a lot of American funk,” Matt says. “Rick James, Cameo, Parliament and all that, so PNG’s sound is like a bit of a mix of those three things – punk, ‘80s and funk. And there’s a bit of folk in there too although that’s not a genre I’m at all interested in.”

people can relate to, but not things people often like to talk about. It can be a song about being in love with someone else’s girlfriend or about not ever moving on from a particular relationship.” Matt suggests that the band has also matured somewhat from when they first set out. “We’d always wanted to be really good performers,” he says, “and so we spent a lot of time constantly practicing to a click track. Consequently, we became much better players and most of the new EP was done pretty much live in the studio. A lot of bands are now starting to feel quite artificial because of all the studio editing they do.

“I usually write songs that are “And we were once about emotional like that too but things that people then when you listen PNG (Matt on back to some classic can relate to, but not guitar, keyboards recordings – say vocals and things people often something by The programming Animals or Deep Purple like to talk alongside Lachlan or whatever – there is a about.” Clark on drums, Zacc real groove in the music that Breheney on bass and Andrew Auld on keyboards) remind me somewhat of The Go-Betweens and XTC due to the angular pop sound and clever lyrics. “Well, that’s two bands I don’t know much about,” Matt admits with a laugh. “But, with lyrics, I usually write songs that are about emotional things that

you can’t get from slicing it up in the studio. “We want to sound like a real band rather than being just a studio band,” Matt adds. “By the same token, with all the constant practice, we’ve also become very slick on stage.”

Matt, who suggests there may well be some surprise animation happening at the launch while they play and is also experimenting with some other ideas that may or may not happen, goes on to say that while recording the EP enough other material was recorded for a full-length that would, after some post-production, surface later in the year. “We’d always planned to make an album and an EP at the same time,” he says. “So we did a monster session and recorded about 13 songs. “Some of them I wrote in 2010 but it’s only now that I think I have become a decent enough singer to sing them and a good enough player to play them,” he says. “Some of the ideas – riffs and that – have been around for a while but getting a song exactly how you want it can take all that time. “And we are now working on new songs for what will be another album and the great thing about that is the process has become a lot more collaborative,” Matt suggests. “Rather than me going to the band with a completed song, there’s now a lot more involvement from the others. “As a result, the new songs are now a lot more obvious and a lot more in your face,” he says. “It’s leaner and more efficient. And it’s challenging for the band but also challenging for me to give up some of those responsibilities.

“But I’ve always wanted Pink Noise Generator to be a real band with a sense of democracy,” Matt says. “That’s the dream. There’s a lot of good art made by individuals but there is also a lot of great art being made by collections of people. Joining PNG at their launch will be Mackenzie and Syndicat. “Mackenzie is led by Emily Bettison who was actually in PNG for a while,” Matt points out. “She’s been a good friend and I really like the music because it’s synthesiser-based indie pop. “And Syndicat used to be known as Revolver,” he reveals. “It’s three guys from that band who have now gone all kind of electronic. They use a $10,000 drum kit and lots of computers. And it sounds like a band from 10 years ago that has gone electronic with lots of layers. “And it’s a great sound – I really love what they are doing – and not too overpowering so Syndicat are a great way to start off a night,” Matt concludes. Pink Noise Generator will launch Be Different at The Jade Monkey, 160 Flinders St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Friday 12 May with special guests Mackenzie and Syndicat with $10 tickets at the door which includes a copy of the CD.

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POWERLINE SNEAKERS

he, we also still do, like the recording process much more than the live thing. Mark in particular. Ripe was very, um, nervous and stage shy. He and I both didn’t really enjoy being watched. “So he’s sort of enjoying, in his late 40s now, just recording. And, the stuff he is doing is absolutely amazing. He’s a brilliant songwriter. He’s written this fifteenminute amazing opus. But, it’s just so hard. In Australia you really have to flog things live.”

Created out of Australian underground music royalty including Splatterheads, Powder Monkeys, Guttersnipes and Ripe, Adelaide will bear witness this weekend to the songwriting crafties that is Powerline Sneakers as they tour their Disasterpiece LP, out now on Kasumuen Records. By Ian Messenger BSide Magazine got loquacious with Katie Dixon for a time period that was far in excess of what was needed for this article but, as Ripe was one of my fav bands of the ’90s, I couldn’t help myself.

You he was completely off his head. He went off and sat in this garbage dump and took a…,” Dixon laughs. “And then came back because we were recording something, not Powerline Sneakers, we were just doing some songs, me and him and he went off into this garbage dump and wrote that and came back with it.

Dixon plays bass for PS “He was absolutely off-chops. and also played bass for He’s not often like shoegazing legends that, but he was in “That Ripe who had that case,” Dixon an interesting one gets lots laughs and then history in of comparisons seems to be Adelaide. appeasing Sly to The Wipers and who, “We always things like that. It’s Faulkner across the did very well funny, it was one that room, seemed in Adelaide we didn’t know how to be denying actually. I the story. was joking it was going to about the pot turn out.” “Hey, he’s asking factor [referring about how you wrote to an earlier email Miss You. You wrote it in a correspondence] but it was garbage dump, remember probably bit of a thing. They that?’” used to have oil projections and everyone had those Faulkner now tells Dixon to pipes. We met [journalist] tell me something about their Andrew P Street. He used writing process, to which to be really into Ripe and Dixon, the phone holder, we used to do really well in relays. Adelaide.” PS’s Miss You is a great track driven by a timeless melody. I wondered how that song evolved, and the rest of their well-crafted material. “That one gets lots of comparisons to The Wipers and things like that. It’s funny, it was one that we didn’t know how it was going to turn out. I personally really like the keys. John Olson plays keyboards with us most of the time. The keys make it sound really creepy.” “Sly writes the majority of our songs. Generally, wherever I’m singing I’ve written that part. When he wrote Miss 18

“Sometimes it’s about being there while he’s playing the song.

Because he plays all the time, he’s one of those annoying guitarists that walks around playing all the time. You go, ‘hang on, that’s good’, and you grab it and he’s like ‘really?’ Sometimes he doesn’t have any idea what’s good and what’s not, it’s weird. “Wedding Rings was the same, he was just mucking around and the keyboardist and I grabbed it and said ‘that’s really good, we should do that’ and he was really surprised. “He [Faulkner] is an incredibly humble songwriter, probably the most humble songwriter I have ever worked with. He doesn’t necessarily think what he writes is particularly good, which is interesting considering his back catalogue. Mark Murphy from Ripe was the complete opposite, he thought he was very good in a confident sort of way,” Dixon warmly remembers. “I don’t mean he was arrogant, but he was always trying to write The Great Australian Pop Song.” Being a big Ripe fan I digressed to take this rare chance to enquire what Mark Murphy was up to these days. “He’s had two children. He’s still writing and recording a bit with a guy called Michael Strangers who plays with Kim Salmon. He’s just recording, he’s not playing live at all. He’s dropped out of that because

Speaking of live, with the powerful stage histories of Splatterheads and Powder Monkey I was wondering if Adelaide could expect a musically massive live experience from PLS. “Yeah, depends on the night. I’ve always played with really emotional people and these guys are absolutely no different. And, they are people, they are not machines. So it’s very much a volatile, no one knows what to expect on the night, not even us . . . the audience helps. The launch show in February was fantastic. “The greatest energetic best show I’ve probably ever played in because there was a great audience, it was pretty packed, Tim Roger’s band played before us and they were really upbeat and had a really happy vibe. You play yourself, it depends what you’re hearing on stage. “We’re not the kind of players who can play well if we are hearing shit on stage.” 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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April Friday 7th Ben Ford-Davies Friday 14th Good Friday Saturday 15th Open Mic Night

May Friday 5th Tristan Newsome Friday 13th Ben Ford-Davies Saturday 13th Open Mic Night

Friday 21st Troy Loakes

Friday 19st Susan Lily

Friday 28th Ben Ford-Davies

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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.

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The Animals, with their current line-up, last toured this country only a couple of years ago and John begins by stating that they are looking forward to heading back, especially as they will now be doing two shows in Adelaide due to demand.

English R&B band The Animals formed in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the early ’60s and, with singer Eric Burdon fronting the group, enjoyed much chart success with cover songs such as The House Of The Rising Sun, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, It’s My Life and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place as well as a good number of their own songs. Eric Burdon, of course, left the band some 30 years ago to tour and record as Eric Burdon & The New Animals, but The Animals continue to play with original member Alan Steel on drums and treat audiences to all the songs associated with the band’s early success. BSide Magazine enjoyed some early evening telephone chat to John Steel and found him to be convivial and quite forthcoming about all manner of things. 20

vibe as well.”

“I really enjoy being in Australia because the place has such a great vibe,” he announces without hesitation. “It’s a great country. And hey, you’re from Adelaide, right? I remember playing the Gov last time and thought, ‘Hey, this is a proper live music venue’. It’s got a great

John then recalls the early days of the band. “It was very exciting times because we were all teenagers in the ’50s and were just coming out of all this post-war austerity and, I don’t know, but I’ve always felt that we were a very,


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very lucky generation. It was like we could suddenly go anywhere and do anything for the first time.

that statement. Bruce thinks they are three of the greatest songs ever written.”

“And on my first day of art school I met Eric [Burdon] and that whole art school thing was a new choice,” John says. “Instead of leaving school and going off to work in a factory, you could go to somewhere like art school. It was like, ‘Do I want to work all day in a factory or work in a shop or do I want to be an artist?’

How did The Animals come across We Gotta Get Out Of This Place?

“I mean, not many of us were any good as artists but it meant we didn’t have to look for a proper job,” he laughs. “And it meant that a lot of people who would go on to become musicians met at art school. “As I said, art school was where I met Eric and that’s where we first talked about rock’n’roll, jazz and blues and all that and it’s how we got a band together,” John says. “And, even though we didn’t know at the time, it turned out that was happening all over the country with people like Keith and Mick meeting at art school and then forming The Rolling Stones. And, of course, with John and Paul and all that. And, I think Ray Davies of The Kinks went to art school as well.

“It was our producer, Mickie Most, who was always looking out for potential hit songs,” John says. “He knew a good hit song when he heard it and used to go over to the Brill Building in New York where songwriters were just beavering away in offices.

“So, he’d stick his head into on of the offices and say, ‘Have you got anything that might suit my band, The Animals?’ That’s how he found We Gotta Get Out “Not Of This Place which had been written by Barry many of us Mann and Cynthia Weil. So, he presented it were any good as to us and we really liked it.

artists but it meant “And, that was the great thing about we didn’t have to look Mickie because he never said we had for a proper job. And to do anything he gave us. He always left it up to us. The great thing about it meant that a lot of that song is that it’s been adopted by so many different generations. It can be people who would a song about anything – quitting a job go on to become or leaving school and just moving on. It’s musicians met at become an anthem. Ray Davies was recently made a knight and art school.” “It could have got to number one on the is now Sir Ray Davies. “Yes, I saw that,” John laughs. “Sir Ray! And good luck to him as well because he’s certainly a unique talent.” It’s funny though that many who were once considered to be anti-establishment, such as Mick Jagger, have now been honoured in such a way. “Oh, it is, yeah,” John agrees with a laugh. “Never in a million years would I have ever thought that Mick would be Sir Mick. And, I remember thinking back to when it all started that it would last a few months perhaps and then we’d all have to go back to leading a normal life. “No one ever thought back then that all these years later we’d still be doing it,” he says. ‘It never entered our heads that 50 years later we’d still be touring and playing all those songs.”

night after

Do you tire of playing the same songs night?

“No, and that’s the great thing about our repertoire,” John responds. “The songs still stand up today and I think things such as It’s My Life and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place have a dark edge to them. They were never your ordinary, la, de da pop songs about love and all that. “So there’s not a song I’ve ever felt embarrassed about,” he adds. “There’s not one song we play that I groan about and think, ‘God, I wish we’d never recorded that one’. All the songs still give me a lot of satisfaction. And it’s the same for our audience too.” I recently read that Bruce Springsteen rated The Animals’ We Gotta Get Out Of This Place as one of his great inspirations and suggested it was all the ideas of his songs rolled into one. “That was really generous of him,” John says. “He also included Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood and It’s In My Life in

charts for us because it was sitting at number two underneath The Byrds’ Mr Tambourine Man and we all thought we’d go straight to number one the following week,” he laughs. “But then The Beatles released Help and we just weren’t in the race against that one.”

The day prior to talking to John, rock’n’roll legend Chuck Berry passed away. “Yes, he had a long life and influenced just about everybody in the music business,” the drummer reasons. “Chuck was certainly a big influence on The Animals. He’s probably one of the best lyric writers ever because his songs all tell such beautiful stories. “The Animals toured with him, y’know,” John then announces. “It was Chuck’s first visit to England back in 1964 when he got brought over by [US booking agent] Don Arden. So, Chuck did a tour and was doing two shows a night for three weeks in all the big cities all over the UK. So, that was fantastic as we worshipped him so to be playing with him every night for three weeks was a real job. “And, we still do Chuck’s Around & Around as that’s been in our set since the early days,” John says of the song that appeared on The Animals’ debut album. “And, back in the day, we did quite a few of Chuck’s songs as did everybody else at the time.” When doing some research, I was surprised to discover that current keyboard player Mickey Gallagher, who went on to tour with The Clash, was a member of The Animals in the early days. “Alan Price quit the band very suddenly in 1965 just as we were about to set off on a tour of Scandinavia,” John recalls. “But Mickey, who was a bit younger than all of us, was from Newcastle so we knew him from an R&B band [The Unknowns] that was doing stuff around the place. So, we asked him to join us. “And after that Mickey then went on to play with Ian Dury & The Blockheads – what a great band that was – and he also recorded London Calling with The Clash and toured with them. And, then he was with Eurythmics for a while. “So Mickey’s been around the block a bit but he’s back with us now and has been for the last 12 years,” John laughs. British 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 14 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix and Sean Kemp as special local guest. 21


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crazy metal. It’s a banging line-up. It’s going to be a really fun gig.” Inferiority Complex and Mad Cactus are also going to be stomping the floorboards, who are those guys? “Inferiority Complex I haven’t played with before or seen before but I’ve listened to a bit of their stuff and I’ve heard lots about them. The drummer from Mad Cactus, Brian, is a very good mate of mine,” Reynolds laughs.

Favour The Brave like it loud and heavy. Taking cues from such pedigrees as Deftones and Nine Inch Nails be prepared if you are thinking of attending their upcoming show at live music venue Prospect Town Hall. By Ian Messenger BSide Magazine had a chat to nice-man and FTB sole guitarist Jordan Reynolds about their upcoming show and the band’s general progression into progressive (prog) music, which reminded me of a similar conversation I had with Otto Wicks-Green of Sydney post-rockers sleepmakeswaves recently. Is traditional song writing on the edge of the cliff for metaltype bands? Oxygen Thief is up on their band campsite, and I asked Reynolds about the history of that. “Oxygen Thief is based on songs we had kicking around for about three years. It took us a while to get our act together and have it up and running. “We recorded it entirely ourselves. Our drummer, Paul White, has a home studio. It’s basically where we can rehearse and have written bits and pieces for the last few years. We recorded the whole thing in there. “The guy who actually mixed it and did some production on it, Dan Murtagh from Sing 22

Sing Studios from Melbourne, came over for a while, I think for a wedding and worked on some of the vocals.”

did guitars in nine months, but if you went into a studio you could knock it out in three days – with that kind of pressure and atmosphere.”

It’s a pretty common situation for bands to record I’ve never stepped into the themselves in their rehearsal Prospect Town Hall but it space and get some guru sounds like a pretty cool mixer to put it all together. stage. And being inner city It saves a lot of money this may have great potential for a start. I asked if bands and punters Reynolds if FTB cotton onto it. found it good “They fit in well to record in “From all the same accounts, from with this line-up. place they everyone I It’s metal but not rehearse. know who has crazy metal. It’s a been there, it is “That’s actually really banging line-up. It’s cool. a really Its hidden going to be a really and not many interesting one. It people know fun gig.” sounds really about it. It used convenient at to be a hall, which first. With just the screams out reverb,” flick of the switch you Reynolds laughs, “but they’ve can record and lay stuff down made a lot of effort to deck it pretty quick, and out. I’ve heard it’s awesome, that is the and it’s got a good vibe… A case some of cool line-up and I’m really the time. It’s keen.” an interesting one because FTB is headlining this show, sometimes you with the female-fronted can take it a bit metallurgists Imogen Brave for granted… as one of the supports. Is When you go there much of a history into the studio between these two bands? you can be in studio mode. “Yeah we’ve played with them “You can really knuckle down a couple of times before. I and do really good job. don’t know the guys superWhen you are writing and well but we’ve done gigs with recording as you go you can them. They fit in well with kind of half-ass it a bit. We this line-up. It’s metal but not

“We were partying hard in October last year, driving around Queensland when at a wedding trying to work out how the hell we were going to organise a show together. We were super keen, it’s going to be a good old party this one!”

So Jordie, I can’t help but ask the perennial question, how are your new songs going to be different to your old songs? “Well the last release was quite rocky, seedy, riffy based. The new material is a lot more proggy. We all listen to a huge variety of music, influences are from all over the place. And that’s certainly showed up - lower tuning, funkier beats, weirder timings and things like that. “We are pushing ourselves to be more creative and think outside the square and not settle into the same introverse-chorus-verse-chorusoutro kinda thing. We are definitely progressing in that more.” Club5082 will have a night of free entry, licensed, allages rock from 7pm on Friday 12 May at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, as Favour The Brave, Mad Cactus, Inferiority Complex and Imogen Brave will all be showcasing their musical wares.

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I must admit to being pretty excited about Southern American rockers Dan Baird & Homemade Sin coming to town to play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, on Tuesday 2 May with Rockin’ Rob Riley on board as special guest. And I write that due to having fond memories of seeing Dan Baird in live action mode some 30 years ago – I think it was late 1987 – when he came to town with his then band, Georgia Satellites, to play Thebarton Theatre with no less than Johnny Diesel & The Injectors as opening act. Interestingly Johnny Diesel now plays as Diesel and is also back in SA this weekend to play Port Lincoln Hotel on Friday 28 April and Arkaba Hotel on Saturday 29 April. But I digress slightly and the more I do that the less I will recall about seeing Dan Baird all those years ago, but do fondly remember that immediately following the Thebarton Theatre show a whole mob of us ended 24

up at the Botanic Hotel, on the corner of North and East Tces in the city, for some kind of Georgia Satellites after party in their basement region. I remember it well as television identity Richard Wilkins was there – I think he was then host of MTV Australia after giving up on playing classical violin and before becoming teen idol Richard Wilde – and I was struck by how exasperatingly tall he was and quite possibly still is. I don’t know recall quite why or how it happened, but I then remember Rick Richards, guitarist with Georgia Satellites back then and still to this day apparently, catching a cab together to Hindley St to visit late night venue The Ko Klub (I think it was where Enigma Bar is now) where the now late Billy O’Grady and his band, The Flyers, were enjoying their Wednesday evening late night residency. Rick borrowed a guitar from someone – most likely Billy – and sat in on a few bluesy rock tunes and I now wish that I had a mobile phone

at the time so I could have taken some photos for prosperity. But I didn’t

even have a camera on me. From The Ko Klub, Rick and I then cabbed it back to his hotel in North Adelaide and I continued on my journey.

Club on Friday 28 April with no less and no more than Angry Anderson along with mencaing Adelaide band The Menace.

My very next Dan Bairdrelated experience came about 10 years ago when I took a road trip to Loxton, SA, with Adelaide band Southpaw (they may well have been known as Southpoor back then) and the journey up there and back featured a soundtrack from a series of Dan’s rockin’ solo albums.

Another reason I am excited about Dan Baird & Homemade Sin heading to town is that the band features guitar player Warner Hodges whom I have not seen in live performance mode since the last time he hit town. That would have been almost 35 years ago when he was with Jason & The Scorchers and they played two nights in a row at Le Rox on Light Sq.

My trip up to Loxton with Southpaw, along with lots of photos, was fully documented on my MySpace page, which is now unavailable to me due to me foolishly completely forgetting my password. Funny though, as I wonder if in some 10 years hence, we might all be saying to ourselves, “Ha, remember that Facebook thing we all used to use?” It’s something to ponder given MySpace’s huge popularity with the masses for at least a couple of months. Interestingly, speaking of Loxton, Rockin’ Rob Riley, who will be opening for Dan Baird, is playing Loxton

One of those evenings was memorable, as it happened to be Warner’s birthday so I seem to recall all those in attendance – and there were very many of us – singing him the birthday song and then attempting to buy him a birthday drink. Dan Baird, once of Georgia Satellites, is bringing his band, Homemade Sin, to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh,, for an evening of Southern rock’n’roll on Tuesday 2 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix and Rockin’ Rob Riley as special guest.


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Reviewed by David Robinson It’s brim full at The Gov, standing room only, and the faithful await the arrival of the one and only Billy Bragg. Bragg appears and straps on his Telecaster. Never slow to make a point, he dedicates his first song, All You Fascists, to French far-right politician Marine Le Pen. To Have And To Have Not follows, and the audience sings along with gusto. This could be a night to remember… This show’s advertising hinted on this being a backto-basics affair, and those who have come along hoping that this would indeed be the case aren’t disappointed. The focal point of the show appears to be Bragg’s earlier works. For many, those early days are where this enduring love affair began. Songs from the first four records fill the set, as well as a few other early gems like Bragg’s version of The Smiths’ Jeane. Even when armed with nothing more than his (deliberately) distorted electric guitar, the poignancy of beautiful songs like St Swithin’s Day and The Price I Pay cannot be missed. It would be wrong to underestimate Bragg’s worth 26

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as a songwriter while focusing on him as a spokesperson. Bragg laments the state of the political world presently; half-joking that he doesn’t need to write any new songs because his existing works are every bit as relevant today as they were when they were written. Mid-way through the set, Bragg switches to his acoustic guitar and this writer wonders if we are about to dip into more recent musical waters. Apparently not, as Bragg performs a lyrically updated version of the Bob Dylan masterwork The Times They Are A-Changin’. Tinkering with a classic can be risky, but this rendition is both excellent and pertinent. She’s Got A New Spell, another song from 1988’s Workers Playtime LP, enjoys particularly warm applause. After half a dozen acoustic songs, Bragg reverts to his Telecaster. “It’s like a runaway train, this gig,” Bragg jokes. He’s in good humour, riffing along with the comments coming from the throng. He is obviously enjoying the liberating effect of being on stage in solo mode, playing whatever he likes to an appreciative audience. Lyrics are updated, some songs are delivered in

“crazy, bash ‘em out Bragg mode” but all of this just adds to the special feeling that this evening has for all those present.

Human Kindness, Levi Stubbs’ Tears, Between The Wars and There Is Power In A Union leave everyone prettymuch spent.

Bragg namechecks US singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, before he delivers her brilliant number Why We Build The Wall. He speaks passionately about empathy and activism bringing about solidarity and the congregation concurs emphatically.

The evening concludes with a two-song encore. Must I Paint You A Picture? has been anticipated and the show was always going to conclude with A New England, wasn’t it?

He then returns to more familiar musical territory with a superb five-song climax; Accident Waiting To Happen, The Milkman Of

It’s been a wonderful two hours and Billy Bragg has once again demonstrated that he possesses a magical ability to hold an audience in his thrall, no matter what songs he is playing or which performance mode he has chosen.


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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 John Schumann and Shane Howard at The German Club

THURSDAY 27 APRIL

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

FRIDAY 28 APRIL

Powerline Sneakers (Melbourne) at Endinburgh Castle Hotel Fraudband (Melbourne), St Morris Sinners and Rat Catcher at Crown & Anchor Wolfmother (Sydney) and Immigrant Union 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

SATURDAY 29 APRIL

Magic Bones (Melbourne), Heaps Good Friends, The Howling Fog, The Dunes (DJ set) and Lost Cosmonaut (DJ set) at The Austral Powerline Sneakers (Melbourne), Fraudband (Melbourne), The Pro-Tools and Colonised at Hotel Metro Diesel (Sydney) and Scott Darlow at Arkaba Hotel Client Liason (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh (SOLD OUT) Acolyte (Melbourne) and Favour The Brave at Enigma Bar Grasshole (Brisbane) and Kitchen Witch at Exeter Hotel

SUNDAY 30 APRIL

International Jazz Day Gala: James Morrison, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Darren Percival, Mat Jodrel and more at Festival Theatre Lewis-Alan Trathen at Brick City Bar (spoken word)

TUESDAY 2 MAY

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin (US) and Rockin’ Rob Riley at Governor Hindmarsh

WEDNESDAY 3 MAY

Green Day (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Dwarves (US), The Pro-Tools, Rat Catcher and Profiteers at Crown & Anchor

THURSDAY 4 MAY

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

FRIDAY 5 MAY

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 IV League at Jive Kim Salmon (Melbourne) at Crown & Anchor

SUNDAY 7 MAY

Sugar Fed Leopard (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

TUESDAY 9 MAY

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

SUNDAY 14 MAY

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 The Cherry Dolls (Melbourne) at Crown & Anchor

SATURDAY 13 MAY

Daniel Champagne at Wheatsheat Hotel JoJo Smith (Sydney) and Lucie Thorne at The Singing Gallery (McLaren Vale) The Animals (UK) (SOLDOUT) at Governor Hindmarsh

SATURDAY 27 MAY

TUESDAY 16 MAY

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

WEDNESDAY 17 MAY

WEDNESDAY 31 MAY

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

FRIDAY 19 MAY

APIA Food Times: The Black Sorrows, Colin Hay, Deborah Conway and

Russell Morris at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 6 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

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Voyager (Perth) and The Algorithm (France) at Fowler’s Live

Oliver Tank (Sydney) at Jive Mirella’s Inferno (Sydney), Sword In Stone, Power Sprites and The East District at The Jade Monkey Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission (Melbourne) and Raised By Wolves at Wheatsheaf Hotel

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THURSDAY 11 MAY

FRIDAY 26 MAY

JoJo Smith (Sydney) and Lucie Thorne at Wheatsheaf Hotel The Animals (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh

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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)

SATURDAY 20 MAY

Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt at Trinity Sessions Screamfeeder (Brisbane) at Exeter Hotel

SUNDAY 21 MAY

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

WEDNESDAY 24 MAY

Zucchero (Italy) at Thebarton Theatre

THURSDAY 25 MAY

Seth Sentry and DJ Sizzle at Jive

SUNDAY 28 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

FRIDAY 9 JUNE

Northeast Party House, Mosquito Coast and Allume at Fat Controller The Necks (Sydney) at Nexus

SATURDAY 10 JUNE

The Smith Street Band (Melbourne) at Thebarton Theatre Laura Marling (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh Kirk Fletcher (US), Zkye & The Guyz and Thirty Two Twenty at The German Club

FRIDAY 16 JUNE

Thundamentals (Blue Mountains) at Governor Hindmarsh Hanson (US) at Thebarton Theatre

SATURDAY 17 JUNE

Superheist (Frankston), Frakenbok and Dreadnaught at Fowler’s Live

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

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29 April with tickets to both shows available at the door.

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HELMET

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

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, from 8pm on Friday 12 May with tickets via Moshtix and Lime Cordiale as special guests.

JOJO SMITH

New Zealand-born soul singer JoJo Smith, the first female artist to ever play Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, is touring around the country with Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stewart in tow and in SA will be performing at Woodlands Run at Finness on Friday 12 May, McLaren Vale’s The Singing Gallery on Saturday 13 May and from 4pm on Sunday 14 May at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton.

HELLIONS

PSEUDO ECHO

Pseudo Echo and 1927, music legends from the ‘80s, have announced a return to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd Hindmarsh, on Friday 5 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

THIS WAY NORTH

Melbourne’s This Way North will be keeping their heads above water by heading to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Thursday 27 April with special guests Winter Gypsy and Koral in solo mode. Tickets at the door or via the pub.

DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN

Dan Baird, once of Georgia Satellites, is bringing his band, Homemade Sin, to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh,, for an evening of Southern rock’n’roll on Tuesday 2 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix and Rockin’ Rob Riley as special guest.

DWARVES

Punk rock legends Dwarves are touring and will be playing Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Wednesday 3 May with The Pro-Tools, Rat Catcher and The Profiteers and with tickets via <thedrunkpromoter.com. au>.

Nashville Pussy are joining Brant Bjork of Kyuss and Fu Manchu fame at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 8 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

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Spirit Bunny will be coming all the way from sunny Brisbane to launch an LP at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote

WOLFMOTHER

Fresh from touring with Guns N’ Roses, Wolfmother have announced a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, , on Friday 28 April with tickets via the venue or OzTix. American hard-core act The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are embarking on their 10th anniversary Don’t You Fake It tour and will be jumping into Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 13 May with special guests Young Lions and tickets via Moshtix.

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

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, from 8pm on Saturday 29 July and from 4pm on Sunday 30 July.

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.

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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, from 8pm on Wednesday 31 May with tickets via Moshtix.

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SPIRIT BUNNY Sydney’s Hellions are set to bring their hard-core punk to Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Friday 5 May with Endless Heights, The Brave and Introvert and with tickets via Moshtix.

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.

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

Swedish death metal band Entombed A.D. are set to play a licensed all-ages affair at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, 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.

SETH SENTRY

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.

POWERLINE SNEAKERS

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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JOE PUG

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.

STORMZY

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.

THE WEDDING PRESENT

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 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.

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HONEY BADGERS

Armed with a new EP, Lover, which they will issue on cassette and 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.

SAN CISCO

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

DUSTIN TEBBUTT

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

MAGIC BONES

Melbourne rock band Magic Bones have announced a show at The Austral Hotel, 205 Rundle St, Adelaide, on Saturday 29 April to launch their Hotter Than The Sun seven-inch vinyl single with tickets at the door and support acts Heaps Good Friends and The Howling Fog along with DJ sets from The Dunes and Lost Cosmonaut.

LIVING COLOUR

Living legends Living Colour will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 17 May with tickets already whizzing out the door via the venue or OzTix.

CLIENT LIAISON

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

TINA ARENA

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.

PETE MURRAY

Client Liaison (Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan) will be launching their debut album, Diplomatic Immunity, with a now SOLD OUT show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 29 April and will have local lad Luke Million with them on synthesisers.

IN HEARTS WAKE

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.

AIRLING

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.

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BAY CITY ROLLERS

Scottish band Bay City Rollers will play the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 12 July and Thursday 13 July with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

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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.

RAISED BY EAGLES

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

BOB EVANS

Kevin Mitchell of Jebediah fame is embarking on an 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

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.

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.

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>.

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Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 29 April.

POP UP POETRY SLAM.

Continued 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 28 May as there will be no concert on Sunday 30 April due to fellow comrades, Semaphore Workers Club, being inducted into the SA Music Venues Hall Of Fame on that day.

THE STREAMLINERS

Long running Adelaide blues combo The Streamliners are set to play the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Saturday 29 April with $10 tickets at the door or $15 for entry and a Streamliners’ CD of your choice.

IIAH

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.

Spoken Word SA has initiated another free entry pop up poetry slam from 6.30pm on Saturday 29 April at the Southwark Hotel, 77 Port Rd, Thebarton.

FAVOUR THE BRAVE

TANGO IN THE NIGHT AT JIVE

Adelaide acts Little Captain, Attila My Honey, Rolling Eyes, Tara Carragher, Cassie Molnar, El Bandoleros and more will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Fleetwood Mac album Tango In The Night when they present songs from that release and more at Jive, 181 34

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Tulsi, Ian ‘Polly’ Politis, Jeff Algra and Fiona Patten) with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

YOUNG MODERN

Young Modern are set to play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 12 August alongside The Dust Collection and Five-Sided Circle with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

TOM WEST

Club5082 has announced a night of free entry, licensed, all-ages rock from 7pm on Friday 12 May at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, as Favour The Brave, Mad Cactus, Inferiority Complex and Imogen Brave will all be showcasing their musical wares.

DOUBLE TROUBLE

It will be a huge night of double trouble rock when Surviving Sharks and Angelik team up for a free entry night at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 13 May.

BAD//DREEMS

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 marvellous musicians who have graced the club’s stage over the years in a Grand Jam Session! 

UKULELE DEATH SQUAD.

NICE VERDES

The much-travelled duo Nice Verdes have invited Runebilly Rattle to join them for a musical afternoon at a free entry affair at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 30 April with Bohemian BBQ foot truck out the front.

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!

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 include 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

Adelaide’s Tom West has announced a huge national tour for his Prescription For Reality single with news that he will be playing Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, with his band from 8pm on Saturday 3 June with tickets via Moshtix.

LUKE CARLINO

Adelaide’s Luke Carlino has announced the launch of his new single, the Wayne Connolly-produced Ocean Floor, from 9pm on Saturday 13 May at Crown & Sceptre, 308 King Wiliam St, Adelaide, with $10 entry and special guests Tim Symth, Holy Trash and Daydream Fever.

RAVEN BLACK NIGHT

Long-running metal band Raven Black Night have a show at Enigma Bar, 73 Hidley St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Friday 12 May with The Menace and Like The Blind.

ALANA JAGT & THE MONOTREMES

Alana Jagt and her band, The Monotremes, have announced a launch date of Friday 2 June for their debut EP and it’s to be at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with some very special guest to soon be revealed.

JEN LUSH With some highly successful Adelaide Fringe shows behind them, the highly energetic Ukulele Death Squad have announced the launch of a live album at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Sunday 25 June with tickets on sale now via the band’s website at <ukuleledeathsquad.com> and Yatri as special guest.

AUSSIE BOB

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

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 the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 18 June with $10 tickets at the door.

THE PLATFORM

Grid The Band will be joined by Vic Conrad & The First Third at The Platform, a new original music venture at the Railway Hotel, 247 St Vincent St, Pt Adelaide, on the evening of Saturday 6 May with an easy entry fee of a mere $5.

DINO JAG

Dino Jag will be in strippedback mode when he launches his acclaimed Breakthrough


EP at Norwood Live, Norwood, on Saturday 24 June with Virgil Reality on trumpet and Nick Romano on drums plus some very special guests to soon to be announced and bookings via Moshtix for dinner and show or show only.

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>.

WORLD LINDY HOP DAY

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.

Friday 26 May is World Lindy Hop Day and you can celebrate in style with The Swinger’s Club, Lucky Seven, Miss Wonderful and Swing DJs at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

THE BITTER DARLINGS

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

NOOK NOSH

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.

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FORBIDDEN ENVY

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

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

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

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.

FOR YOUR LOVE

For Your Love, who pay tribute to the British rock bands and female singers of the ’60s and who have staged many successful Adelaide Fringe and Christmas shows, will be hitting the Arkaba

Satisfaction: The Stones 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

20 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix.

VINYL SOUL

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.

JOE MAN MURPHY

Joe Man Murphy is trekking around the country on a huge national tour before winding it up with a show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Sunday 30 April with special guest Georgy Rochow.

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>.

SCALA

The next SCALA will be held from 8pm on Thursday 4 May and will feature The Catherine Blanch (Boy) Band, Caramigo and A Clearing at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with $5 tickets at the door and a food truck parked out the front.

DEFLECTOR

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

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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.

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.

THE BRITISH HOTEL

The British Hotel, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide, boasts a fine dining room with a new menu and a wine of the month along with free entry live acoustic music from 6pm on Fridays.

FULL TILT JANIS

Full Tilt Janis, a respected Janis Joplin tribute act boasting the vocal talents of Melissa Jubb, have invited The Woodstock Revolution, featuring Mac Johnson on vocals, to join them for a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 5pm on Sunday 18 June with $20 tickets via the venue or Oztix or $25 at the door.

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

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? 

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