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THE RED SKULL
It’s the 30th anniversary of the release of Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction album so tribute band The Red Skull have organised a gig on Friday 12 May at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, and asked Van Halen tribute act Unchained to be their special guests with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
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.
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, from around 9pm on Saturday 13 May.
Aussie Bob (whose Adelaide Fringe shows have been huge successes) will be celebrating Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday from 8pm on Saturday 27 May when he presents Absolute Dylan at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with an all-star band (Narmon Tulsi, Ian ‘Polly’ Politis, Jeff Algra and Fiona Patten) with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
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their Heartless single at a special all-ages show at Jive, 181 Hindley St, from 7pm on Saturday 20 May with special guests The New Yorks, Forbidden Envy and Connor Hudson with tickets bound to sell fast via Moshtix or $15 at the door if any remain.
Much-loved Adelaide duo The Yearlings will have Corey Theatre as a special guest when they step into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8.30pm on Saturday 20 May with $10 tickets at the door.
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.
Editor: Robert Dunstan Contributors: “Mad Dog” Bradley, Ian Messenger, Catherine Blanch, Robert Brokenmouth Layout: Peter M Kelly
Around The Traps
Feature: Living Colour
Gig Guide - Cont
Tex Perkins & Murray Paterson
Lucy Thorne & Jo Jo Smith
Heading To Town
Just Announced - Cont Review: Powerline Sneakers
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Thursday 18 May to launch a seven-inch single with tickets via Moshtix.
Morrison, Krusty Kowboy Klub, Alana Jagt, Peter Combe, Joe Braithwaite, Susie Farrugia and Nikko & Snooks on Wednesday 14 June with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
SEAGULL Sydney-based pop rock crew Bad Pony are on their Deficiency tour and will be ridin’ into the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 11 May with tickets via Oztix and Lost Woods and Ron The Ox as opening acts.
Shattered Fortress, led by award winning drummer Mike Portnoy, have announced a concert at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 22 November with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
Melbourne’s Seagull, who play minimalist folk and blues, will be flying into the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Sunday 21 May to play a show with Naomi Keyte as special guest to launch their vinyl album 1000001.
American rockers Trapt are heading down under for their first ever tour and will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 5 July with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
Husky will be bringing their Punchfuzz tour to Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Saturday 24 June with special guests Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke and tickets via Moshtix.
Long-running UK ska bands The Selecter and The Beat, featuring Ranking Roger, have teamed up for a visit that will have them skankin’ away at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 31 January with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
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Having just paid a visit, Angry Anderson, of Rose Tattoo fame, is set to headline a fundraising concert from 7.30pm at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, which will also boast the talents of Rockin’ Rob Riley, Andy & Marta, The Borderers, Don 4
triple j favourite Amy Shark is touring her Night Thinker EP and will be at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 8 September with Melbourne’s Fractures as special guests with tickets available via the venue or Oztix.
Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, is set to host 40UP featuring live soul and funk music from Steve Clisby and his five-piece band along with a DJ set from the legendary Stephen Ferris on Saturday 29 July with tickets via Moshtix.
Canada’s Archer, who recently toured with Martha Wainwright, will play the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on
Ripley Hood and Kelly Hewson (of Gun Control and Funhouse) are heading to Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 24 June with Melbourne’s Michael Plater also on the bill of the free entry musical affair.
Sara Tindley is about to embark on her Wild & Unknown album tour and will be playing Mt Compass Supper Club with The Yearlings on Saturday 24 June before heading to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, for a show from 4pm also with The Yearlings.
Sydney-based alternative country singer William Crighton will be stepping into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Friday 23 June on his Hope Recovery tour at which The Bitter Darlings will be special guests with tickets via <ticketbooth.com>.
Melbourne quartet Gold Class will be fresh from a European tour when they bring their classy post punk offerings to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 6 July with tickets via Moshtix.
Melbourne’s Slim Dime, a rootsy acoustic duo, have announced a free entry show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8.30pm on Friday 19 May with special local guests The Cherry Pickers and with Daisy Burger food truck planted out the front.
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a new record [said to have a working title of Shade],” Vernon announces. “We did a tour with Jane’s Addiction and Dinosaur Jr and that was really fun because we hadn’t played with those guys since out first album came out. And we’ve actually been working on the new record for a while now.” I’d read that there had been some issues in regard to the making of Shade. “Yes, yes, yes,” Vernon sighs. “It’s weird because we kinda lost sight of what was our original goal when we started it. And a few things happened – management changes and stuff like that – but we now think the new album is pretty much ready to go.
By Robert Dunstan It’s been many years since US band Living Colour paid us a visit but now, with some new songs from a forthcoming album alongside classics such as Cult Of Personality, the rockin’ quartet are making amends by undertaking a much-anticipated tour of Australia. Thus, we arose from bed early one morning to chat away over the telephone to the band’s London-born guitarist Vernon Reid about all manner of things. The fact Vernon was born in London to Caribbean parents goes some way to explain why the band, which he founded after moving to New York in 1983, use the English spelling of the word ‘colour’ rather than the American way. What promoted the move from London to New York? “You’d have to ask my parents,” Vernon responds. “I don’t remember the UK at all as I was only 18 months old when we moved. So, y’know, this Brooklyn accent is what I got.” The guitarist is bemused that I first saw Living Colour play a sold out show at Thebarton Theatre some 25 or so years ago. “Wow!” Vernon exclaims. “Crazy, eh. But every time someone mentions something like that I always think, ‘Was it really that long ago we did that?” It’s pretty wild and crazy to think about.” 6
Living Colour, who have won night multiple honours including jam with no less than four Grammy Australian awards to their credit, guitar player Jeff Lang. features Vernon on guitar “Oh yeah, man, that was a alongside vocalist Corey fun time,” Vernon states. Glover, bass player Doug ”That was a really fun time Wimbish and drummer and my favourite memory Will Calhoun. As such, it’s a is of seeing Jim Moginie, the veritable supergroup with guitar player with Midnight all members being highly Oil, doing Hendrix’s 1983 sought after. Indeed, bass A Mermaid I Should Turn To player Doug has toured Be. Jim did an outstanding and recorded with The version of that piece.” Rolling Stones and was half of Sugarhill Gang’s rhythm Vernon was pleased section alongside to hear that drummer Keith Le “It’s Midnight Oil Blanc. a story that recently would take too announced The guitarist a world freely much time to tell. admits to We thought we were tour. the reason “Good for he first done but it became them,” he picked apparent that there says. “I up the instrument were still some things saw them years ago left we had to deal and had no “It was with and talk idea who they hearing were but they Santana on the about.” were killing it. They radio,” Vernon were over here [the says. “That was the US] promoting 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, first reason because I didn’t 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and were mostly get to hear Hendrix until doing that album and stuff much later on. And when from Red Sails In The Sunset. people listen to someone Midnight Oil are outrageously like Prince, they don’t realise good. Only the strong as they how much of an influence say.” Santana was on him. “There were a bunch of other players who first influenced me as well – players such as John McLaughlin and Jan Akkerman [of Focus] – along with some of the older musicians such as Buddy Guy and BB King – most definitely BB.” Vernon was last in town to perform at Adelaide Guitar Festival in 2007 and retains fond memories of the festival at which he got to do a late
It’s only recently that Living Colour has reconvened. “And it’s a story that would take too much time to tell,” Vernon indicates with a chuckle. “We thought we were done but it became apparent that there were still some things left we had to deal with and talk about. “But, yeah, we’ve had some fun times [since reforming] and have been working on
“We’ve had it mastered and sorted out the sequencing of the songs and are about to finalise all the artwork,” he adds. “So pretty much all we have to do now is put it out.” Vernon says that while a few new songs would be making their way into the live set, it would mostly comprise of familiar material. “We’ll definitely drop a few of the new ones in,” he explains further, “but it’ll mostly be the old songs and we’re looking forward to just getting out on stage and having a good time.” Having said that, Vernon agrees that such is the band’s adoring fanbase, they will also appreciate hearing any new material and discovering which direction it has taken. “Absolutely,” Vernon laughs. “So, yeah, there will be a few new things and we are certainly excited about playing them because, for us, it has been a long journey and we really appreciate the fact that we still have fans who still want to see us play. We really appreciate the fans who have stuck with us.” Living Colour will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 17 May with tickets already whizzing out the door via the venue or Oztix.
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Grass, says. “They have been very supportive right from the very beginning.” Hannah, who will have Graham Ritchie on guitars and bass and beat maker Christopher Port on drums, mentions that her upcoming show at Jive will mark her first as a headliner in this city although she has played here in the past. “I first came to Adelaide with Vance Joy and we did Thebarton Theatre,” she recalls. “So I’ve been wanting to get back there to do a headline show. And I did another gig there with someone else I think…”
Hannah Shepherd, who is known professionally as Airling, is looking forward to kicking off her tour for debut album, Hard To Sleep, Easy To Dream, in Adelaide at Jive as even though she has never played the venue before she has been there as a punter. By Robert Dunstan
few years ago,” Hannah says. “I was playing keyboards with Emma Louise at the time and the second time we went over there we played some shows with Big Scary.
“I used to play keyboards in Thelma Plum’s band and happened to be in Adelaide when she was playing Jive so I dropped in to say hello,” Hannah laughs. What then follows is a quick discussion about how Jive differs from being a run of the mill pub gig. “Yeah, I got that impression when I went there,” Hannah agrees. “And I like that upstairs bit which is really cool, hey.” Hannah suggests it’s a pretty exciting time with her album now released and to be followed by a eight-date trek around the country with shows in Brisbane and Melbourne having already sold out. “It all hit me the night before the album was released,” she laughs. “We had a little launch in a record store here in Brisbane called Jet Black Cat Music and I was holding a vinyl copy of the album and it kinda dawned on me that it was all happening. “Prior to that I’d been busy organising the tour and doing interviews and stuff,” Hannah says. “It was quite an emotional moment but quite awesome at the same time.” Was it always the plan to release the album on vinyl – and pink-coloured vinyl at that? “Yeah, it was,” Hannah responds. “A lot of people 12
aren’t doing CDs anymore but real music lovers still want something to hold and like to sit and listen to records. And I love the artwork which was done by a French artist, Jaw, I’d met in Melbourne where he was doing a lot of street art. “We then had a few conversations over Skype – Jaw was in Berlin at the time – and then I sent him a photo which he reinterpreted. And it looks awesome as album artwork.” I saw that when Big Scary got a copy of the record – the album is being released via the band’s Pieater label – they accidently played it at the wrong speed. “Really!” Hannah laughs. “I didn’t know about that. That’s funny.” Hannah, who took the name Airling due to being an air sign and show cousin in Jack Carty, has an association with Big Scary as that band’s Tom Iansek produced her debut EP and also the new album and provides guest vocals on a quite a few songs. “I’d first met Tom at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, a
Wasn’t that with City Calm Down at the Governor Hindmarsh? “Ah, yeah, yeah, yeah, that was the one,” Hannah laughs. “Sorry, but it’s weird with tours because you sometimes fly in, go from the hotel to the venue and then fly straight out again so it’s hard to remember everything. But, yeah, it was City Calm Down.”
Hannah, who says the first album that made “And then we all started hangin’ out together at house an impression her was parties and crazy little bars in silverchair’s Diorama but is also a fan of Cat Stevens and around Austin,” she and Tracy Chapman as continues. “And well as a huge fan of “We then Tom Sufjan Stevens latest asked me had a little offering, will be to sing on launch in a touring around a song, the place with record store here About Face, in Brisbane called Jet Jack Grace. on Black Cat Music and I “Jack’s his #1 was holding a vinyl copy incredible, he’s Dads really great and album. of the album and it my drummer, During kinda dawned on me Christopher, also all that, plays with him,” I showed that it was all she says. “And I’m him a few happening.” excited that we’ve got songs I was a local duo, Auguste, on writing and it all the bill too as I can’t wait to grew from there. see them. “And I’m really happy to have “And I like the idea of met Tom because he’s got having local supports at all such a calming presence,” my interstate shows,” she Hannah adds. “He’s become concludes. “I think that’s a really great friend of mine really important.” and he’s had a lot to do with my musical journey as well.” Brisbane’s Airling will be heading into Jive, 181 The singer also has a Hindley St, Adelaide, from relationship with national 8pm on Friday 19 May to radio station triple j as she promote the release of has been an Unearthed her debut album, Hard To winner in the past and Sleep, Easy To Dream, with her current tour is being special guests Jack Grace sponsored by the station. and Auguste and tickets via Moshtix. “And Hard To Sleep, Easy To Dream was their feature AIRLING album of the week when Where Jive, 181 Hindley St, it came out so, yeah, they Adelaide have been very supportive,” Hannah, who will be playing When Friday 19 May this year’s Splendour In The Tickets Moshtix
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THURSDAY 11 MAY Voyager and The Algorithm FRIDAY 12 MAY Entombed A.D. (Sweden) THURSDAY 18 MAY Boris (Japan) and Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving SATURDAY 13 MAY Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (US) and Young Lions (NOW SOLD OUT) MONDAY 5 JUNE Mantra Band and Trishna Gurung SATURDAY 17 JUNE Superheist, Frankenbok, Dreadnaught and more WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE Lewis Watson (UK) WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST Real Friends (US) THURSDAY 3 AUGUST Ill Nino SATURDAY 19 AUGUST Trophy Eyes SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER Young Lions TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER The Dillinger Escape Plan (US) (Final Tour)
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THURSDAY 11 MAY
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Daniel Champage (NSW) with tickets at the door
Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Arkaba Hotel – Sporty’s Bar: Quiz Thursdays (7pm) Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-ALong Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (7-10pm) Dog & Duck – Brillz (9pm)
Fowler’s Live – Voyager (Perth) and The Algorithm (France)
Gaslight Tavern – Swap Team Jam (free entry) Gilbert St Hotel – live music with free entry from 7pm
Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with free entry from 8.30pm Grace Emily – Bad Pony (Sydney), Lost Woods and Ron The Ox
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 – Good Beer Wheaty FRIDAY 12 MAY
Ambassadors Hotel – Tristan Newsome from 5.30pm Ancient World – One Blood dancehall and reggae night from 9pm Aussie Inn Hotel (Hackham) – live music (from 7pm) Beach Hotel (Seaford) – In Bloom 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 7pm Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live music from 7pm with AP D’Antoinio CASAblabla – live funk and soul band from 11pm with free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Anchor – The Cherry Dolls (Melbourne) Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music Dog & Duck – Chunky Dip and Holly J (9pm) Duck Inn – live music from Just Enough at 7pm Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Enfield Hotel – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (6pm) Enigma Bar – Raven Black Night, The Menace and Like The Blind Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm
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Gaslight Tavern – Red Light Riot (Melbourne) with tickets at the door from 8pm
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: The Red Skull and Unchained and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily – The Bitter Darlings and Haystacks Calhoon 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 – Honey Badgers (Melbourne), The Aves and Hannah Fairlamb from 9pm Hotel Royal – Vinyl Fridays with DJ Delta and DJ Pero (5pm)
Jive – The Griswolds (Sydney) and Lime Cordiale from 8pm
Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ (8pm) North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 7.30pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from 8.30pm Para Hills Community Club – The Red Earth Blues Band Payneham Tavern – live music from 7.30pm Plant 4 (Bowden) – Five from 5 with acoustic music from 5pm Prospect Town Hall – Club5082: Favour The Brave, Mad Cactus, Inferiority Complex and Imogen Brave with free entry from 7pm Publishers Hotel – After Work live jazz from 5.30pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 5pm Ramsgate Hotel – DJ Scotty B, Manov and Bollocks (9pm) Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jaki J Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 8pm Slug ‘N’ Lettuce – resident DJ Jay Bangers Tarntanyangga (Victoria Sq) – Music In The Square from 5.30pm The Jade Monkey – Pink Noise Generator (CD launch), Syndicat and Mackenzie with $10 tickets at the door from 9pm The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm The Singing Gallery (McLaren Vale) – Daniel Champagne Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music from 8pm by The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers Warradale Hotel – live music from 8.30pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Golonka! with free entry Woodlands Run (Finnis) – Jo Jo Smith (Sydney) and Lucie Thorne
Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 6pm) Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm
SATURDAY 13 MAY 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 Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Live Duo (9pm) Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (from 4-8pm) Crown & Anchor – Subracts S Crown & Sceptre – Luke Carlino (CD launch), Tim Symth, Holy Trash and Daydream Fever Dog & Duck – The Dog Presents from 7pm Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse with live bands and Djs Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Elizabeth RSL – Exploding Weetbix from 7pm Emu Hotel – Bulls On Parade and Trench Effect from 9pm Findon Hotel – live band from 9pm
Fowler’s Live – The Red Jumpsuit apparatus (US) and Young Lions (Perth) (SOLD OUT)
Gaslight Tavern – live bands
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: The Animals & Friends (UK) and Sean Kemp (Sold Out) Front Bar: live band with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Surviving Sharks and Angelik with free entry from 9pm
Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – THANES, The Asteroid Belt, Subtract S and Sons Of Zoku
Jive – Wanderers (CD launch) and Gosh! from 11.30pm with DJ Craig Flanigan with $5 entry
Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ Nantale (8pm) MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake Palmer Hotel – open mic from 2pm Para Hills Community Club – The Incredibles and Devine Alls from 9pm Pink Moon Saloon – live music from 5pm PJ O’Briens – live band from 10.30pm Pretoria Hotel (Mannum) – DJ from 9pm Ramsgate Hotel – DJ (10pm) Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jabel The German Club – John Schumann and Shane Howard The Singing Gallery (McLaren Vale) – Jo Jo Smith (Sydney) and Lucie Thorne Union Hotel – Reggae On from 8pm Victoria Hotel – live band from 9.30pm Waterloo Station Hotel – karaoke
Bacchus Bar – Bachata By The Beach (3pm) Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rubdown Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-9pm Duck Inn – duck in for some live music from 3pm Duke Of York – free entry Sunday Beer Garden Sessions from 2pm until 10pm and Infinity Sundays with DJs from 4pm with $5 entry Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Slack Sabbath: free entry acoustic blues from 2pm El Greco (Pt Adelaide) – The Greek Beach Boys Federal Hotel (Semaphore) – live music from 4-8pm Gilbert Street Hotel – acoustic blues (2pm) Glenelg Football Club – live music (4pm)
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: The Animals & Friends (UK) and Sean Kemp
Grace Emily – cold beers from 4pm
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Hotel Metro – eclectic DJ from 4pm Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub – live music from 2pm Mile End Hotel – live music from 3pm Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon – gigguid 2pm North Adelaide Hotel – bsidemag Vogue Duo com.a Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music from 5pm Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm Overway Hotel – live music from Louise & Andrea from 3.30pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 4pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Jo Jo Smith (Sydney) and Lucie Thorne with tickets at the door from 4pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)
MONDAY 15 MAY Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions
Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Those Kodiaks and The Barkers and Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob's BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm)
Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA Sessions: with tickets at the door
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TUESDAY 16 MAY CASAblabla – DJ spinning jazz, soul and funk from 7-10pm Crown & Sceptre – Matt Vecchio (VEX on The Decks) Fowler’s Live – Periphery (US) Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge blues jam with special guests (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders (free entry from 7pm)
Governor Hindmarsh – 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 Thebarton Theatre – All All Time Low (US), Neck Deep (US) and The Maine (US) Torrens Arms Hotel – DJ Ryley (8pm)
WEDNESDAY 17 MAY Austral Hotel – hip hop and R&B DJ from 9.30pm Brecknock Hotel – Open Mic Night CASAblabla – Salsa Colonel Light – Open Mic Night Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Thomas Williams (7pm) Crown & Sceptre – Brazuca Brazilian Party with $5 entry Gaslight Tavern – World Series Songwriters
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Living Colour (US) and Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm
Grace Emily – cold Coopers from 4pm until close and Run It Out/Walk It Out from 6pm and Cuzn 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 18 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 & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry
Fowler’s Live – Boris (Japan) and Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving
Gaslight Tavern – The Swap Team Jam (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 7pm with free entry
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: San Cisco (Sold Out) and Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with host Billy Bob with free entry Grace Emily – Archer (Canada) Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm La Boheme – Mike Bevan Brazilian Trio (free entry from 9pm) Lion Hotel – Bloky’s Boys (free entry from 8pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon to 2pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live jam from 7.30pm Royal Family Hotel (Pt Elliot) – open mic night Southwark Hotel (Thebarton) – Open Mic from 7pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – SCALA: Bryan Foley, Taylor Pfieffer and Self Preservation Society from 8pm FRIDAY 19 MAY
Adelaide Entertainment Centre – APIA Good Times: The Black Sorrows, Colin Hay, Deborah Conway and Mental As Anything Ambassadors Hotel – Peachy Keen from 5.30pm 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 with Izabella Tunis-Notley CASAblabla – live band from 11pm with free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – YOYO with DJ Tr!p Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Cam’s Karaoke (7-11pm) Duke Of York – My Generation with DJ Craig Flanigan from 10pm Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: Adelaide City Limits open mic with Terry Bradford from 8pm Grace Emily Hotel – The Bitter Darlings, Bec Stevens and Naomi Keyte with free entry from 9pm
Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from Joe Ahern from 8.30pm Payneham Tavern – live acoustic music from 7.30pm Pepper Tree Café (Aldinga) – Tex Perkins & Murray Paterson Plant 4 (Bowden) – Five from 5 with acoustic music from 5pm Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – live music from 5pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 8pm with $10 entry The Office (Pirie St) – live acoustic music from 5-8pm Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield) – live music
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Slim Dime (Melbourne) and The Cherry Pickers from 9pm Wirra Creek Wines (Willunga) – Small Town Romance and Alan Gogoll Woodville Hotel – live music Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm
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Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Small Town Romance and Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits (SOLD OUT album launch)
Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm)
SATURDAY 20 MAY
MONDAY 22 MAY
Arkaba Hotel – For Your Love CASAblabla – soul and funk band from midnight with free entry prior to 10pm Crown & Anchor – A Day Of Clarity with free entry Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse Exeter Hotel – A Day Of Clarity with free entry Gaslight Tavern – live bands
Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions
Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: High Voltage and Front Bar: live band with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Tex Perkins & Murray Paterson with tickets via Moshtix
Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – original live bands from 9pm
Jive – Runaway Wekend (single launch), The New Yorks, Forbidden Envy and Connor Hudson from 7pm
MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 8pm Trinity Sessions – Amber Lawrence, Catherine Britt and Fanny Lumsden
Wheatsheaf Hotel – Guitar Academy Concert from 1pm and The Yearlings and Corey Theatre with $10 tickets at the door from 8.30pm SUNDAY 21 MAY
Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rubdown from 7pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Dockside Tavern (Pt Adelaide) – Coloured Rain from 4pm Duke Of York – free entry Sunday Beer Garden Sessions from 2pm until 10pm and Infinity Sundays with DJs from 4pm with $5 entry Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Slack Sabbath: free entry acoustic blues from 2pm El Greco (Pt Adelaide) – The Greek Beach Boys Eldredge Wines (Clare Valley) – Leon & Thommo from 10am Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 2pm
Grace Emily – Seagull (Melbourne) and Naomi Keyte
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
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: Luke Minness (WA) from 7.30pm with tickets at the door TUESDAY 23 MAY
CASAblabla – DJ spinning jazz, soul, funk and more from 6.30pm Crown & Sceptre – Vex On The Decks Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Comedy with $5 entry Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge Blues Jam with special guests Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders (free entry from 7pm)
Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: American Appalachian Folk Sessions from 7pm Grace Emily – 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 24 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 Duke Of York – Stand-Up Comedy with host Lori Bell Gaslight Tavern – World Series Songwriters
Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm
Grace Emily – Run It Out/Walk It Out from 6pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Night La Boheme – The New Cabal (free entry from 9.15pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon-2pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted by Elder Conservatorium Of Music with free entry from 7.30pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night The Highway – Open Mic Night The Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free entry from 8.30pm) Thebarton Theatre – Zucchero (Italy) 15
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A DOG’S PURPOSE (PG) **1/2 This filming of W. Bruce Cameron’s best-selling (and God-intensive) book by director Lasse Hallström has been dogged (sorry about that) by controversy since on-set footage was leaked in January that apparently showed a distressed German Shepherd being forcibly dunked into water, and while the video was possibly manipulated and the actual leakers were widely discredited, the bad press hasn’t gone away. And this irksomely contrived feel-good/family-friendly wannabe-charmer needed all the friends it could get too, as it’s often so damn clunky and gooey.
A dog that keeps on being reincarnated over several decades is voiced by Josh Gad (a.k.a. snowman Olaf in Frozen), and we begin with a stray puppy named Toby euthanised somewhere in the ‘50s (and no, the kids will not like this grim curtain-raising sequence). We then cut to the most substantial thread here, with the mutt now a Golden Retriever rescued in 1961 by a lad named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar and later K.J. Apa), who names the critter Bailey and proves to be his best pal, as the plot ropes in all 16
the clichés: a pretty girlfriend (Britt Robertson); a sports scholarship; and a boozy Dad with an inferiority complex. Bailey eventually reincarnates into a female German Shepherd in early-‘80s-or-so Chicago (here’s where the leaked footage supposedly comes from), and she works as a police dog with a widowed cop named Carlos (John Ortiz), then it’s time to be a corgi and help out a lonely Atlanta student (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), and then we’re subjected to a cloying bookending bit that features no less than Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton (who’s probably going to be in the resurrected Twin Peaks, something vastly more exciting than anything that goes on here). So goofy and awkward (and, despite the weird reincarnation angle, so proChristian you could scream), this nevertheless has a fair cast and, it must be said, some awfully sweet pooches, all of whom were selected to manipulate you shamelessly. And did Lasse and Co. hurt one of them on the set or not? It’s hard to tell now, and it’s too late, as this whole movie is in the doghouse.
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RULES DON’T APPLY (M) **1/2
Only writer/director/ producer/star Warren Beatty’s fifth feature film behind and in front of the camera (after Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Dick Tracy and Bulworth), this is also his most underwhelming, and while the cast are okay and the golden-hued period look nice, it all feels a bit creaky. After an opening sequence set in 1964, we then cut back to 1958 and watch as young Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich), a chauffeur in the employ of mysterious billionaire Howard Hughes, goes to the airport to pick up Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins, Phil’s daughter), yet another in a long list of aspiring actresses under contract to RKO and put up in Hollywood by Hughes. Supposedly HH is going to eventually give Marla a screen test, but he remains elusive, and while no romantic shenanigans are allowed between a Hughes employee and any of the contract girls, there’s soon some horny carry-on between Marla and Frank, which leads to hot-andheavy sequences that prove somewhat twee. Frank does actually meet Hughes after a while, and the
infamous figure is, of course, played by Beatty himself (who just turned 80 despite the fact that Howard would have been in his mid-50s at the time), and a scene where they share burgers and Cokes beside the ‘Spruce Goose’ is pretty amusing. And naturally there’s also room for the strictly Baptist and virginal Marla to get friendly with Hughes too (this is a Warren Beatty movie, after all), and you do have to wonder if Hughes’ estate (and their lawyers) know what happens later on here. Populated with Warren’s family (Annette Bening is good as Marla’s religious Mum) and big-time friends (Martin Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Candice Bergen, Ed Harris, Oliver Platt, Alec Baldwin), this can’t help but work in fits and starts, and yet overall it’s strained and even silly. And that rabid perfectionist Beatty himself gives a most Beatty-esque performance as an eccentric but cute Hughes quite at odds with, for example, the younger, crazier, scarier Hughes played by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator, and when he kisses Lily’s Marla you just know he ordered 150 takes so he could do it over and over and over again. Oh, Warren…
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The last two albums from Mt. Mountain have been released on vinyl and have been selling out. I wondered if there would be any left for their Australian tour. “We have save some for the shows, but all the ones we had online have sold out already. Yeah we’re down to the very last few but we do our best to save a few copies for every show, that’s the plan.” So when you record, do you go into a studio and work with a producer, or did you do it yourself?
MT. MOUNTAIN Perth’s Mt.. Mountain are dipping their wings into the Grace Emily Hotel as a part of their Australian Dust tour. With Adelaide psych rock mainstays The Dunes and the dexterous Lost Cosmonaut, it promises to be another mind-altering experience organised by local promoters Going Steady Music. By Ian Messenger I spoke to guitarist Glenn Palmer the other day about all things Mt. Mountain and found him to be a pretty laid back guy who probably takes on a national tour much like he would brushing his teeth - with a friendly shrug of the shoulders as their first night sells out the North Perth Town Hall.
didn’t really have any specific intentions at the start.” This first track Dust goes for 17 minutes and I asked Parker if there were any influences in structure from the post rock world. “Yeah for sure, when we first started the band we were listening to a lot more post rock than the past few years. It’s something that’s always been an influence in the very early days, but has never really come out in our music until now.”
The first track and title track of their latest album Dust oozes doom and misery, yet achieves this very simply with just a touch of lead guitar. I wondered what kind of post I asked Palmer if this was a rock bands Mt. Mountain direct statement concerning were listening to back then. the heady maelstrom that seems to be swallowing “One of my favourites our good world, or “On was always Grails, did it just come but that’s not really this album out. super post rock. we have this Ah, going a bit “I don’t think blank here,” pretty strange tuning we started writing that that we ended up using Parker laughs, “it’s been so song with for the two last songs. long. But yeah any specific Explosions In I’m not sure if it’s intentions The Sky, that was like that, already a tuning pretty big when but the we first started the that exists…” initial reverby band.” drone was just a random thing I guess the sprawly psych that happened at a jam rock songs of Mt. Mountain one day whilst everyone was are not written under the setting up. Me and the bass flicker of midnight oil with player were just droning inspired scribblings of the along… Then everyone quill pen onto sheets of joining in to this meditative manuscript paper. drone. “That was what started the first idea for the song, and I guess the album, but we
“I think we definitely gravitate to writing in the jam room these days,” explains Parker.
“Everything except for the last two songs [of Dust] that were the most thought of outside of the jam room. For the most part the ideas we will bring into the jam room we try and keep as minimal as possible. Let everyone give as much as they can towards the final edit other than trying to force it in a certain direction.” There’s a really cool Eastern vibe on some of these Dust songs. It makes you feel like you’ve just woken up with the sunrise to step out of your ashram that lies tranquilly on the banks of the Holy Ganges. Technically, how does Mt. Mountain get that snake charming sound, with particular scales and tones of your guitars? “Yeah on this album we have this pretty strange tuning that we ended up using for the two last songs. I’m not sure if it’s already a tuning that exists but it’s pretty much almost all the same notes. I actually just tuned the guitar until I give it that warm open Middle Eastern, Indian-ish feel to it. So it’s kind of a made up tuning I guess, which mostly just consists of the same two notes,” laughs Parker.
“We basically produced it ourselves. We recorded Dust with our friend Ron Pollard and he’s actually from a post rock band called Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving. So we basically went in and recorded everything live over two days. Everything is pretty much live… We try to restrain ourselves from doing overdubs.” So what are the plans for Mt. Mountain after this Dust tour? “We’ve recorded about 75% of another record already… So we basically are going to finish touring and the plan is not to play very much for the rest of the year and finish off the rest of this record.” What would be the most memorable support Mt. Mountain has done? “Probably the most memorable for me was supporting Om. That was one of our first supports we ever had, so it was definitely the most exciting. They were like one of our favourite bands at the time as well. I don’t think any of us were even expecting them to come over to Perth, never mind being able to play with them as well.” Presented by Going Steady Music, Perth psych rock quintet Mt. Mountain will launch their new album, Dust, with 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.
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Adelaide’s Aussie Bob has been successfully presenting a tribute show to Bob Dylan for a number of years as part of Adelaide Fringe, but with the Nobel Prize winning singer songwriter about to turn 76, has elected to stage Absolute Dylan to tie in with that rather auspicious occasion. By Robert Dunstan Aussie Bob begins by saying the idea for a Dylan tribute initially came about when he was playing guitar with an act paying tribute to Johnny Cash. “And because of the association between Dylan and Cash [they have recorded together with the results only available on the bootleg album The Dylan Cash Sessions], he’d said, ‘Why don’t you do a couple of Dylan songs as part of the second bracket?’ “So I did that for a bit of fun but people always came up to me afterwards and said how great they thought it was,” he continues. “And because imitating Dylan had always been my party trick but I was surprised by those reactions I thought about putting something together for the Adelaide Fringe in 2011.”
“A lot of people come up to me and say, ‘You play the harmonica way better than Bob’, but I cringe a bit when they say that because I regard him as great harmonica player,” he says. “He’s one of the best and it’s a misconception that he’s not much good. Bob’s unique and there wouldn’t be a harp player in town
“And I’m working on a medley as well,” he says. “There will be two, hour-long sets with the medley in there somewhere. Dylan has so many songs it’s hard to cram them all into a two-hour show so I’m putting together a medley of about 20 of them. “And with now having Fiona [Patten] in the band on violin, we can do a pretty good version of Hurricane,” he says of the lengthy Dylan song about boxer Hurricane Carter. “I didn’t always like doing Hurricane even though people always ask for it but having Fiona there makes it a real joy to do.” The current band includes Narmon Tulsi, Ian ‘Polly’ Politis, Jeff Algra and Fiona Patten and is the one that backed Aussie Bob at this year’s Adelaide Fringe. “Like Bob, I’m always putting different bands together for the shows,” Aussie Bob says. “He never repeats himself. But I would like to stick with this band for a while because they are very good.” To conclude, Aussie Bob reels off a list of Dylan songs that will likely make an airing at Absolute Dylan.
who could recreate exactly what he does.
“You can copy someone like Sonny Boy Williamson pretty Aussie Bob grew up listening easily but not Dylan because to Dylan. he has a sound all of his own,” Aussie Bob suggests. “My parents were mad Dylan “I think he played fans so I’ve known harmonica on quite a “Like his music since I few sessions back was five years with Dylan in his early days. old and have He has his own himself these played the style and if you harmonica days, it’s all about listen to him since then giving people not play on Pledging because dad My Time, you’d quite what they played it,” soon realise he he reveals. expect. But knows exactly “The first song everyone loves what he’s doing.” I learnt to play it.” was Mr Tambourine I was then surprised Man.” to learn that the songs presented as part of Absolute I don’t rate Dylan as a Dylan, which has also toured harmonica player but Aussie interstate, don’t merely Bob, who teaches the recreate the recorded instrument as well as guitar, versions. begs to differ. 18
“A lot of people think, when you tell them about a Dylan tribute, that it’s going to be a guy in stovepipe pants singing Blowin’ In The Wind but it’s not that at all,” Aussie Bob says. “We base the show more on what Bob is like now where he plays around with the old songs.
Aussie Bob says the birthday show will comprise of two sets.
“And thanks to YouTube and friends who have sent me recent live recordings, we’ve been able to recreate those new arrangements,” he says. “Like with Dylan himself these days, it’s all about giving people not quite what they expect. But everyone loves it. “And people will sometimes say, ‘I loved those new lyrics you threw into such and such a song’, without realising that’s the way Bob does that song now. “We also recreate Bob’s current look with the moustache, suits and hats and all that,” he continues further. “It’s not the Dylan of old and the shows have become a bit of Bobfest for hardcore fans. It’s not often he tours Australia so people are beginning to see Absolute Dylan as the next best thing.”
“We do Blowin’ In The Wind but we present it as Bob does now,” he says. “And then we do stuff like Ballad Of A Thin Man, Things Have Changed, Gotta Serve Somebody, Beyond Here Lies Nothin’, Simple Twist Of Fate, Long & Wasted Years, Desolation Row, Duquesne Whistle, Highway 61, Tangled Up In Blue and Slow Train Coming. “And, of course, we do Like A Rolling Stone so it’s a pretty good mix of songs,” he says with a laugh. Aussie Bob will be celebrating Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday from 8pm with doors from 7.30pm on Saturday 27 May when he presents Absolute Dylan at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with an all-star band (Narmon Tulsi, Ian ‘Polly’ Politis, Jeff Algra and Fiona Patten) with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
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PER M PA 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.
TEX PERKINS & MURRAY PATERSON
By Ian Messenger
The big man of Aussie rock Tex Perkins in coming to town and will be playing intimate acoustic sets with old time collaborator Murray Paterson. You may have experienced Tex in louder incarnations, but now is the chance to be up and close with a man who has undeniably shaped Australian music and perhaps beyond our shores. Dark Horses was an immensely good band that backed ol’ Tex in recent years and I couldn’t help but to wonder if there was any steam left in that train. “Good question,” Tex applauds, to which I now feel quickly comfortable talking to this big hero of mine since I was a wee kid. “The thing about Dark Horses is that it’s grown to be a six membership band so it’s a large operation to keep going and move around. “So, eh, times are tough,” Tex laughs. “Generally we’ve only toured pretty much after an album, and then after that it’s a lot more economical to do stripped back shows, either with just myself and Charlie or myself and Murray. We do play a 20
lot of that material but it’s rare to be able to… Bring that many people together in the Dark Horses. “And economically,” Tex coughs, “it’s unsound. You can’t go on losing money all the time for the sake of, um, art. “We’ve done Dark Horses in two stages. It grew out of my solo ‘thing’. We did three albums way back then we did three albums since 2010. And I’m kind of, ah, feel like the third album, The Tunnel At The End Of The Light, completed what we were trying to do. I almost feel like the Dark Horses is not ‘done’ but we’ve seen it through. “I want to work with these people again but maybe in a different context, maybe in a different band. Even though it started as a vehicle for my solo stuff I was forever trying to break out of that and make The Dark Horses a thing onto itself, and I never really successfully did that. It always fell back to ‘Tex Perkins… Dark Horses. So I would love to work with Joel and Murray and Charlie again but I’m thinking maybe we should start something new.”
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My ears were definitely not pricking up at this when I then asked Tex if he found working with a completely new member gave a new vibe to what he’s been doing with his group of Joel Silbersher, Murray Paterson and Charlie Owen. “Well the last change we made was back when we were predominantly a five-piece we’d have a lot of instrument swapping. Just about everybody except me would play bass at some stage. Joel would like to play bass a lot. As much as Joel is very intelligent and I really like what he plays on bass I much preferred hearing him play guitar.
“So we got an actual bass player that pretty much stayed as a bass player so that freed Joel up for more guitar and keyboards and things like that. So that was a deliberate change of the dynamic. But, ah, I would like to do something completely unconnected to my solo.” But that would be hard Tex, I rebuked, because the second you start singing, ‘Tex Perkins’ is right there and it would be hard to blend into the background. “Yeah exactly,” Tex laughs, “I name bands, eh, like The Ape, but inevitably it gets called Tex Perkins & The Ape. I’m fighting a losing battle.” From Beasts Of Bourbon to Cruel Sea days until now, Tex Perkins has been a mainstay of Australian festivals and I wondered what his take was on how festivals have evolved, or devolved, in Australia. “Well everyone knows the festival bubble burst,” bemuses Tex. “The Big Day Out became so big then all these other little festivals came and undermined it. And then, all the big festivals fell over and all those guys got burnt, or burnt each other. I’m not sure of the fallout. “There was this golden era, the ‘90s into the mid 2000s. Big Day Out was untouchable, but then after that it was a hundred other little festivals. I don’t know, it’s probably a better quality situation having a smaller festival and more of them rather than this one big monster of thing where 50,000 people go. It’s probably better for 10,000 people to go, you’re
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going to get a better concert experience out of a smaller festival.
“Working live has always been important, but it’s become the most important thing. To record music these days it’s almost just an indulgence really,” Tex sighs. “You record these things and nobody pays for it. Well, the only place that I sell a CD or an album is after the gig. So you got to get out there and play, it’s the only way… “The record industry as we knew it doesn’t exist anymore; it’s probably a good thing as well. Through the ‘70s and even into the ‘90s there was still an obscene amount of money wastage. It was remarkable. Now everyone’s tightened their belts it’s probably a much more honest industry now that they’re not wallowing in cash.” I’ve been hearing that it’s pretty hard to make a living as a rock star in Australia, and I posed this dilemma to Tex. “Well, I do [make a living],” says Tex. “But you got to have your irons in about twenty fires. You got to go to work in all sort of different ways. For me personally, you got to have different playing live options, you can’t just have one band or one act. You got to be working with other people. A lot of guys get by not fronting but by being in four of five different bands. And I have a handful of different acts that I can play with. You know, I make music “Working live film, I do voice over for ads has always been for and documentaries, even cartoons. important, but it’s
become the most “it all started from being a singer in a rock band but the important thing. To tentacles of my career go all record music these over the place. And actually,” days it’s almost just Tex enthuses, “it’s way more interesting than just being a an indulgence singer in a rock band that does really.” the same fucking thing over and over and over and over again.
Every day is different. I’m dealing with different things all the time. Yeah so you can’t survive just doing one thing, unless you’re incredibly successful… I don’t know, who’s successful these days? Flume?” laughs Tex. “He’s playing on his laptop. That’s how you get yourself by, a laptop and a light show.” Going way back to Beasts Of Bourbon, I asked Tex how producer Tony Cohen approached the raw gritty sound of the band back then. The first album The Axemans Jazz even starts off with a bunch of talking which I love. “Funny you should mention that!” Tex remarks, as if he had been recently thinking about it. “Well, there’s different aspects of Tony’s genius. The Honeymoon Is Over was a highly mixed, fiddled with record. I had no experience of spending two days on mixing one song. “Personally it drove me nuts,” Tex remembers. “Tony did that record and that’s a good example of his skills. But yeah, Axemans Jazz is totally live in the studio. No mixing, mixed live to tape. Basically mixed straight to master tape. Basically get everything up, get it sounding good, roll tape, band plays and um there it is. There’s no post production at all. “I left that on, way back when we were sequencing the album, I left that bit of dialogue at the start. And I had a good listen to it [recently],” Tex laughs. “What it actually says is kind of like, ‘Okay ya ready?’. ‘James?’, and then James Baker says, ‘Whaa-a-a-t I don’t start it!” Then Kim [Salmon] comes in and says, ‘ONE, TWO!’ And in amongst all that you can hear my 18 year old sort of ‘Hoo hoo hoo hoo’. “That’s possibly my favourite bit of the whole album. It says it all right there before the first note is played,” Tex cracks. Tex Perkins and Murray Paterson are heading to Aldinga’s The Pepper Tree Café from 8pm on Friday 19 May with $60 tickets available by calling 0400 144 467 before the duo play the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 20 May with tickets for that one via Moshtix. http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/tex-perkins-withmurray-paterson/95122 21
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La Casa Del Sol Naciente When Animals & Friends toured a while back I must admit to not being sure what to expect as I knew that Eric Burdon would not be fronting the band as he had left the fold about 30 or so years ago. Undeterred, however, I ventured along to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel to catch them and must admit to going along with the knowledge that Mickey Gallagher would be playing piano for them and I knew of his work with Ian Drury & The Blockheads and The Clash. And I must say it was a great night as the band pumped out all their obvious hits along with a large smattering of well-chosen cover songs that were part of the band’s early repertoire. And I walked away thinking that I had just witnessed a rather excellent, well-seasoned pub rock band. It was then interesting when I just recently conducted an interview over the telephone with drummer John Steel, a founding member of The Animals, that the subject of pub rock reared its head.
I had asked John his opinion about the UK music scene in the early ’70s when it seemed as if it was dominated by progressive rock bands such as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd and all that lot that and was a far cry from the raw R&B music that had come before it. “Funnily enough, I was living in London around that time and working in management for Chas Chandler [The Animals’ original bass player and well-known for bringing Jimi Hendrix to the UK] and he said he’d found a new band called Slade from Wolverhampton way that we were going to be working with,” John responded. “And then an American band, Eggs Over Easy, came over to London to record with Chas and they were a trio,” he merrily continued. “They wrote their own songs, played their lovely instruments but were doing everything very stripped down. “At the time it was all these big, massive speaker columns and huge, massive amp stacks and concept albums but Eggs Over Easy did
everything with a minimum of gear and would have a proper piano and not a bank of synthesisers. “And then Eggs Over Easy started doing some regular gigs in London at a pub called The Tally Ho and they became quite popular,” John recalled. “I ended up joining them on drums [and recording with them] and before very long we were getting huge crowds each night. And people like Ian Drury, Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe would come along to check it out.
“People now think of Eggs Over Easy as being the ones that made pub rock popular which then led to punk rock,” he states. “So I am quite proud of the fact I was at the beginning of all that. I was there at the beginning of what became punk.” British blues rock legends The Animals & Friends will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, to play all their hits and more on Saturday 13 May (SOLD OUT) and now also Sunday 14 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix and Sean
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SECOND WEDDING SINGER
One-third of musical comedy trio Tripod, Simon Hall (Yon) is also the second wedding singer for all those couples ready to tie the knot again or maybe even to renew their vows. By Catherine Blanch He’s here to make your special ‘second time around’ ceremony a night to remember after the disaster of that first attempt at coupling.
people wouldn’t think of the Adam Sandler thing, but clearly that’s not happening [laughs]. The only similarity is that I am playing a guy that sings at weddings so he sees all kinds of stuff that goes on.”
Following the success of his 2014 Cabaret Festival show Yon And His Prism Of Sexy Thoughts, Simon returns to Adelaide with Second Wedding Singer. Directed by Alan Brough and with musical arrangements by Brenton Broadstock, Simon will be joined on stage by his infamous brass band, The Brass Ring.
How much are you going to be interacting with the Cabaret Festival audiences?
We speak with Simon on the phone and ask him to tell us about Second Wedding Singer.
Are you going to drag a couple of random strangers up onto stage as part of a mock wedding scene?
“I’m 44 and at an age where a lot of my married friends are in all kinds of stages of having just split up, probably going to or should or never will,” he begins. “So these are the kind of things I get to thinking about, I suppose. So, my process is the to write a bunch of songs, write thoughts down, think of a framework to present those ideas and then ask myself if it’s worth presenting it as a one hour show.” And this has nothing to do with Adam Sandler’s movie The Wedding Singer. “No, nothing. I was hoping if I took ‘the’ off and called mine Second Wedding Singer, 26
“I’ll be creating a world in which we are actually at someone’s second wedding,” Simon says, “so I’ll be using the things in the room to create that world. Is that specific and non- specific enough?”
“No, I might refer to some audience members but I don’t want to make fun or intimidate anyone; it’s not really the point of it.” Tell us about some of the songs you’ve written. “There is one about two girls sitting at school having lunch together and they start, like friends do, one-upping each other; I’ve got the newer iPod than you, or my mum drives an Audi and the argument escalates until one says my parents’ break up was better than your parents’ break up. A lot of the story is about love, whether the people can change whether they should change.
“There is a song about this guy and girl getting together,” he explains further. “The girl kind of wants to improve him and fix him, and she actually does, to the extent that he becomes too good for her and then he leaves her. Then she ends up sitting at the wedding, watching the guy that she improved marry someone else.” Ouch! How do you come up with the ideas for these? “Well, just people,” Simon says. “That one I told you is just an exaggerated version of something that actually happened. But we all see this sort of stuff. Whenever I sing a song to someone, there are really specific circumstances that people can relate to in some way. “That’s why I do these shows. Just like the last show, you have thoughts about stuff, about yourself and other people, sometimes you feel bad about the thoughts you have… but what I like about doing this show is that sometimes people connect with them – which makes me feel better, and hopefully it makes them feel better too.” Any self-confessions in the show? “Yeah, there’s plenty of stuff,” he says. “There’s a song called Guilt Is My Engine; it’s what makes me try and be good.”
Having been married for 17 years yourself, you would know there are stages of relationships where things are fabulous, then things change and you can either grow apart or together again. “Yeah absolutely,” Simon says. “The show is very much about change, how some people grow out of other people, or they just run out of things to talk about. The other show that I did was largely about how my marriage fully came to the brink of not existing. This show is a bit more about other people. Well… my thoughts of other people.” Who are you performing with on stage? “I’m performing with a local 14-piece brass band called Marion City Brass; it’s going to be wildly different.” Have you performed in the Spiegeltent before? “No, this is the first time,” Simon concludes. “Adelaide Cabaret Festival is one of my favourites.” Simon Hall performs Second Wedding Singer at Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Adelaide Festival Centre, at various times on Wednesday 21 June until Thursday 22 June as part of Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Book at BASS
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SATURDAY 17 JUNE
Wheatsheaf Hotel Brad Gillies (Melbourne) at Crow Bar (Minlaton)
Superheist (Frankston), Frakenbok and Dreadnaught at Fowler’s Live
SUNDAY 28 MAY
WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE
Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission (Melbourne) and Raised By Wolves at Wheatsheaf Hotel Brad Gillies (Melbourne) at Edindburgh Castle Hotel
THURSDAY 11 MAY
Voyager (Perth) and The Algorithm (France) at Fowler’s Live Bad Pony (Sydney), Lost Woods and Ron The Ox at Grace Emily
FRIDAY 12 MAY
The Griswolds (Sydney) and Lime Cordiale 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 Honey Badgers (Melbourne) at Hotel Metro ,
Centre Theatre Shannon Noll (Cobdogla) at Adelaide Uni Bar Tex Perkins and Murray Paterson at Pepper Tree Café (Aldinga) Small Town Romance and Alan Gogoll (Hobart) at Wirra Creek (Willunga) Slim Dime (Melbourne) and The Cherry Pickers at Wheatsheaf Hotel
SATURDAY 20 MAY
Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt at Trinity
Lewis Watson (UK) at Fowler’s Live
THURSDAY 22 JUNE
Luca Brasi (Tasmania) at Governor Hindmarsh
MONDAY 29 MAY
COMA: Kavita Shah (US) and Steve Newcomb (Qld) at Wheatsheaf Hotel
WEDNESDAY 31 MAY
Radical Face (US) at Jive Tash Sultana at Thebarton Theatre
SATURDAY 3 JUNE
Killing Heidi (Violet Town) at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 2 JUNE
Bootleg Rascal at Jive
SATURDAY 13 MAY
Daniel Champagne at Wheatsheat Hotel JoJo Smith (Sydney) and Lucie Thorne at The Singing Gallery (McLaren Vale) The Animals (UK) and Sean Kemp at Governor Hindmarsh (SOLD OUT) The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (US) and Young Lions at Fowler’s Live Ian Moss (Sydney) at Norwood Live The Aves and Hannah Fairlamb at Hotel Metro John Schumann and Shane Howard at The German Club
SUNDAY 14 MAY
JoJo Smith (Sydney) and Lucie Thorne at Wheatsheaf Hotel The Animals (UK) and Sean Kemp at Governor Hindmarsh (SOLD OUT)
TUESDAY 16 MAY
All Time Low (US), Neck Deep (US) and The Maine (US) at Thebarton Theatre
WEDNESDAY 17 MAY
Living Colour (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
THURSDAY 18 MAY
Archer (Canada) at Grace Emily 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 Mental As Anything at Adelaide Entertainment
FRIDAY 23 JUNE
All Our Exes Live In Texas (Sydney) at Jive The Baby Animals and Screaming Jets at Governor Hindmarsh William Crighton (Sydney) and The Biter Darlings at Wheatsheaf Hotel
SATURDAY 24 JUNE
Husky (Melbourne), Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke at Jive The Baby Animals and Screaming Jets at Governor Hindmarsh Orsome Wells (Melbourne) at Crown & Anchor Sara Tindley (Melbourne) and The Yearlings at Mt Compass Supper Club Ripley Hood (Melbourne) and Michael Plater (Melbourne) at Hotel Metro
SUNDAY 25 JUNE
Canada’s Archer will play the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 18 May with tickets via Moshtix.
SUNDAY 21 MAY
Small Town Romance and Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits (SOLD OUT album launch) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Seagull (Melbourne) and Naomi Keyte at Grace Emily
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Radio Birdman (Sydney) and Died Pretty at Governor Hindmarsh Sara Tindley (Melbourne) and The Yearlings at Wheatsheaf Hotel
MONDAY 5 JUNE
COMA: Ecosono (US) and Clocked Out at Wheatsheaf Hotel
THURSDAY 8 JUNE
Bob Evans (WA) and Bec Stevens at Grace Emily Paul Dempsey (Melbourne) at Fat Controller
FRIDAY 9 JUNE
Zucchero (Italy) at Thebarton Theatre
Northeast Party House, Mosquito Coast and Allume at Fat Controller The Necks (Sydney) at Nexus
THURSDAY 25 MAY
SATURDAY 10 JUNE
WEDNESDAY 24 MAY
Seth Sentry and DJ Sizzle at Jive Mt. Mountain (WA), The Dunes and Lost Cosmonaut at Grace Emily Brad Gillies (Melbourne) at Exeter Hotel.
FRIDAY 26 MAY
Oliver Tank (Sydney) at Jive Mirella’s Inferno (Sydney), Sword In Stone, Power Sprites and The East District at The Jade Monkey
SATURDAY 27 MAY
Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission (Melbourne) and Raised By Wolves at
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
TUESDAY 13 JUNE
COMA: Will Vinson (US) at Wheatsheaf Hotel
FRIDAY 16 JUNE
Thundamentals (Blue Mountains) at Governor Hindmarsh Hanson (US) at Thebarton Theatre
FRIDAY 30 JUNE
Big Scary, Cub Sport and DJ CC:Disco at Governor Hindmarsh La Bastard (Melbourne) and Kitchen Witch at Grace Emily
SATURDAY 1 JULY
Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Mitchell at Governor Hindmarsh La Bastard (Melbourne), Hana & Jessie Lee and St Morris Sinners at Exeter Hotel
MONDAY 3 JULY
Clare Bowen (Nashville) at Her Majesty’s Theatre
WEDNESDAY 5 JULY
Trapt (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
THURSDAY 6 JULY
Gold Class (Melbourne) at Grace Emily
FRIDAY 7 JULY
Tora (Byron Bay) at Jive
SUNDAY 9 JULY
The Undertones (Northern Ireland) at Governor Hindmarsh Shirazz Jazz Band (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel
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going on because it’s been that way ever since.
LUCIE THORNE AND JO JO SMITH Lucie Thorne is greatly excited about bringing Jo Jo Smith (photographed together her by Damian Fitzgerald) to town and introducing the New Zealand-born singer to South Australian audiences as she reasons that those who make the effort to see her will be just as gob smacked by her talents as Lucie was when she first came across the sexagenarian pocket-rocket.
By Robert Dunstan “It was about 10 years ago at a festival I was playing and Hamish [Stuart], my drummer, had said, ‘Okay, we must make a point of going to see Jo Jo while we are here’,” Lucie recalls. “And Hamish doesn’t tell me what to do very often so, after I’d played we went off to see Jo Jo.
she was the very first female artist to be invited to play Byron Bay’s Bluesfest. “And not having heard of Jo Jo is the case for a lot of people because she’s really a bit of a cult figure,” Lucie says. “She lives up in the northern corner of New South Wales where she has a huge following as well in a few pockets in other regional places. And, y’know, I don’t know if Jo Jo has ever done one of her own shows in South Australia before now.
“And she was absolutely jawdropping,” she continues. “I had tears streaming down my face and “A lot of people goosebumps and “I don’t may have then joyous unknowingly laughter. It know anyone seen Jo Jo was the full who has seen Jo in the past gamut of because Jo for the first time emotions. a long I was who has not become an for time she instantly immediate fan, I don’t was a captured backing and know anyone who has singer remember witnessed her who has in Marcia going Hines band backstage not been totally doing and having gob smacked.” theorsame with this nervous fan Olivia Newtonthing happening. John or Jon English. She worked in that world “I was gushing about her for a long time. But, y’know, show and instantly wanted backing singers rarely get to be her friend and I a mention. It’s not an area remember shoving one of where you become well my CDs into her hand. But known. we got chatting normally and she came to see me play “It’s now such a joy to have and we’ve kind of been good concocted this ridiculously friends ever since.” large tour of some 50 dates to celebrate the fact Jo Jo has I must admit not having heard of Jo Jo before the tour been making music for the last 50 years,” she adds. “And was announced but noted it’s going to be great going
all around the country introducing her to so many new sets of ears to celebrate her remarkable life.” Hamish had wanted to introduce Lucie to Jo Jo as they had a past association. “Hamish and Jo Jo had worked together when he was drumming with Marcia Hines back in 1980 and she was a backing singer,” Lucie explains. “And their paths have crossed many times since and there is a lot of amazing history. So, get Jo Jo and Hamish talking about the old days and some of the most interesting stories come out. “I can’t wait to hear more of those as part of this tour,” she laughs. “I think there will be lots of laughs.” Lucie, who is working towards another album, has had Hamish, renowned as one of this country’s best drummers, as a touring partner for many years now. “I feel incredibly fortunate and often pinch myself about the fact he plays with me,” she responds. “It’s been something like 10 years now from what began with me just asking him to do a little tour. He must love what’s
“And when I mentioned I was organising a huge tour with Jo Jo, Hamish just said, ‘Well you can count me in on that one’,” Lucie adds. One of the three shows in Adelaide will take place at Woodlands Run, Finniss. “It’s an organic chicken and beef farm run by a couple of dear friends of mine,” Lucie says of the property. “And there’s an old woolshed that they have converted into a performance space and decked out as a party space. There’s a stage, a dance floor and a bar – people bring their own supper – and they had a small festival there last year which they are now looking at doing again.” Lucie says the shows will open with herself and Hamish presenting a set before they join Jo Jo. “We’ve now done a few show together over the years and while we are quite different, that’s what makes it work,” she reasons. “Between us we cover a lot of ground and have done some duets at times. “Jo Jo has some original songs but has a vast repertoire of some absolute classics,” Lucie says. “She’s tiny and unlikely looking but she can sure belt them out. “And I’ve said this a few times now, but I don’t know anyone who has seen Jo Jo for the first time who has not become an immediate fan,” she then enthuses. “I don’t know anyone who has witnessed her who has not been totally gob smacked. “It’s also especially powerful when it’s in an intimate setting such as that back room at the Wheatsheaf,” Lucie concludes. “And I know it’s Mother’s Day that day, so I reckon that after lunch is over, people should bring their mums down for a little whisk[e]y.” Jo Jo Smith is touring around the country with Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stewart and will be performing at Woodlands Run at Finniss 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. 29
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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.
THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS
THE ANIMALS AMBER AND CATHERINE
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 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>.
Perth metal act Voyager will have France’s The Algorithm with them when they play Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Thursday 11 May with tickets via Moshtix and local act The Tony Font Show rounding out the bill.
Armed with a new album, Fault Lines, Daniel Champagne is hitting the road for his most extensive tour ever, which will bring him to SA to play McLaren Vale’s The Singing Gallery on Friday 12 May and the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Saturday 13 May.
JO JO SMITH
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.
Alternative country act Small Town Romance will bring a national tour to conclusion when they play Stone Pony at Willunga’s Wirra Creek Music on Friday 19 May and then step into the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, from 4pm on Sunday 21 May to take part in Hana & JessieLee’s Southlands album launch.
AIRLING Tex Perkins and Murray Paterson are heading to Aldinga’s The Pepper Tree Café from 8pm on Friday 19 May with $60 tickets available by calling 0400 144 467 before the duo play the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 20 May with tickets for that one via Moshtix.
New Zealand-born soul singer Jo Jo 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
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 (SOLD OUT) and now also Sunday 14 May with tickets via the venue or OzTix and Sean Kemp as special local guest.
SMALL TOWN ROMANCE
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.
American hardcore act The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are embarking on their 10th anniversary Don’t You Fake It tour and will be jumping into Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Saturday 13 May with special guests Young Lions and tickets via Moshtix.
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.
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.
Swedish death metal band Entombed A.D. are set to
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 guests Jack Grace and Auguste and with tickets via Moshtix.
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.
Armed with a new EP, Lover, which they will issue on cassette and also digitally, Melbourne’s Honey Badgers 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.
THE CHERRY DOLLS
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>.
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 and with Sam Brittain and Timberwolf as special guests.
THE BLACKEYED SUSANS
Moody Melbourne combo The Blackeyed Susans will be bringing their new studio album, Close Your Eyes & See, to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39
George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Saturday 29 July and from 4pm on Sunday 30 July.
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.
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.
Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 12 July and also Thursday 13 July with tickets via the venue or OzTix.
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
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.
SUPERHEIST 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.
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
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, Dreadnaught and Rival Fire with an Adelaide support to be announced and tickets via Moshtix.
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 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
BAY CITY ROLLERS Scottish band Bay City Rollers will play the
Thundamentals have announced a huge hip hop show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 16 June with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
Much-acclaimed contemporary jazz trio The Necks will be dropping into Nexus, North Tce, Adelaide,
on Friday 9 June with tickets via Eventbrite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 will celebrate 40 years in the music business by playing Thebarton Theatre on Thursday 5 October with tickets on sale from Ticketek.
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
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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.
Kevin Mitchell of Jebediah fame is embarking on a intimate national tour as Bob Evans that will bring him to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, on Thursday 8 June with special guest Bec Stevens and with all those purchasing tickets via <bobevans.com. au> receiving an exclusive six-song EP of unreleased material.
American emo pop punk legends Real Friends have announced a tour with Columbus and Harbours that will have the band promoting 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>.
ALL TIME LOW
Maryland’s pop punks All Time Low are bringing their new album, Last Young Renegade, to Thebarton Theatre on Tuesday 15 May with tickets via Ticketmaster and Neck Deep and The Maine as special guests.
THE SMITH STREET BAND
The Smith Street Band have announced a national tour for new album More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me that will have the indie rockers hitting Thebarton Theatre on Saturday 10 June with tickets via <ticketmaster.com.au/ event/1300525CB32F7205>.
SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
The very popular Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, who give a swing feel to today’s hits, will be at Thebarton Theatre on Sunday 24 September with tickets via Ticketmaster.
Brisbane’s much-revered Screamfeeder will be launching a new album at the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, SA, on Saturday 20 May.
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launching his Flatlands album. More information at <coma. net.au>.
Armed with a new ABC Classics album, Songs Without Words, Grigoryan Brothers (Slava and Leonard) will be presenting it at Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, from 7.30pm on Saturday 15 July with tickets via <dramatix>.
UK post prog outfit Anathema wowed audiences on their last visit and are back to do it all over again at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hndmarsh, for an early Christmas present on Saturday 9 December with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
Tora, an electronica act from Byron Bay, have just announced a huge tour for their new album, T A K E A R E S T, and will be hitting Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 7 July with tickets via Moshtix.
CHARLIE MARSHALL & THE CURIOUS MINDS
Melbourne’s Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds have a sublime new album, Sublime, and will be bringing it to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Friday 28 July with Work Horse and then to Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Saturday 29 July with Thanes and Mogerlain with an easy $10 entry at each.
Australian country singer Clare Bowen, known for her role as Scarlett O’Connor in Nashville and her work with Zac Brown Band, sold out her last tour, so expect tickets to go quickly for her show at Grote St’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on Monday 3 July with bookings via BASS.
COMA (Creative Original Music Adelaide) will be taking over the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with international jazz guests for three evenings commencing on Monday 29 May with Kavita Shah from the US and Queensland’s Steve Newomb followed by the USA’s Ecosono and Queensland’s Clocked Out on Monday 5 June and the USA’s Will Vinson, with James Muller, on Tuesday 13 June, while Monday 19 June will have Angus Mason 32
Speaking of May Day, pop punk outfit Mayday Parade are heading out on the 10th anniversary tour of their debut album A Lesson in Romantics and will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 17 October for a licensed, all-ages affair with This Wild Life as very special guests and tickets on sale from via the venue or Oztix.
LA Bastard are heading out on a massive tour for their new album. Trouble, and it will bring them to the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, on Friday 30 June with Kitchen Witch as special guests before they play the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, on Saturday 1 July with Hana & Jessie-Lee and St Morris Sinners.
Traveling stomp blues artist Brad Gillies is playing at the Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle St, Adelaide, on Thursday 25 May before heading up to Minlaton to play Crow Bar on Saturday 27 May before heading back to town to play Slack Sabbath from 2pm on Sunday 28 May at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide.
Bruno Mars has announced his 24K Magic World Tour for 2018 and will be bringing it to Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Monday 26 March with bookings via Ticketek.
ADELAIDE BEER & BBQ FESTIVAL With Regurgitator as a headline act, Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival will make a welcome return to Wayville’s Adelaide Showgrounds from Friday 28 July until Sunday 30 July.
Rated as one of the country’s leading guitarists, Hobart’s Alan Gogoll will be performing at Stone Pony at Wirra Creek Music, Willunga Show Hall, from 7pm on Friday 19 May with Small Town Romance as special guests and tickets via Dramatix.
SNEAKERS Edinburgh Castle Hotel (Friday 28 April) and Hotel Metro (Saturday 29 April)
Review and photograph by Ian Messenger Powerline Sneakers crashed through the proverbial city gates recently and sacked the stages of Edinburgh Castle and Hotel Metro then left nothing behind but cigarette butts, damaged ears, and a big-ass lesson to the kids on how to play rock’n’ roll. The sound was better on the first night at The Ed, which says something about sound at The Metro, but when you have John Nolan screaming out his guitar sermons even a P.A. from Cash Converters might suffice. PLS sounded huge at The Ed and I was glad to catch it. The Metro gig had a greater crowd though, and the vibe was one of reverence for Sly Faulkner and Nolan, legends of Splatterheads and Power Monkeys respectively. St Morris Sinners are getting big respect in Adelaide as a live band at the moment and they pulled in heads as they opened at The Ed. Melbourne’s Fraudband came on second and made every guitarist and drummer in the audience probably check themselves on how well one ‘plays’. It was a duo of humbling skill and vision. On walks PLS and I finally got to hear them live after listening to their album disasterpiece relentlessly two weeks prior. disasterpiece is an album I loved to listen to. Any kid with a reverb pedal seems to be able to make it in the music scene these days but they can’t write songs. disasterpiece tells them to go back to their mummies and get their arses wiped, slurp down some warm milk and curl up by the fire. This album will have a legacy in its song writing and the
fact that these guys can play. Watching them rip into their set, disasterpiece as an album went to a new level for me. Now post-tour I realise that this is actually a great album of 2017, and thank God there is at least one great album out there or else this reviewer might have considered zapping himself back to 1991 indefinitely if that were at all possible. I really wanted to see Colonised open at the Metro but Nolan launched into a long and frank reminiscence with me about his Powder Monkey days and unique tribulations on a particular European tour such that I missed the entire Colonised set. But that is fine, I think I have material for a book now. Someone then whispered in his ear that Pro-Tools were playing. Nolan’s eyes gleamed wild and he questioned, “Pete’s band is on?” Leaving behind the figurative cloud of dust, Nolan, along with everyone else, checked out the always good bunch of thugs. PLS were certainly feeling the love from a Metro audience. Nolan’s two broken strings and refusal to mute his very loud guitar when re-tuning is just rock star. No one does that. No one can; but, Nolan. Don’t change. Katie Dixon (ex-Ripe) sweetens the night with her lead vocal contributions, along with some female backing singers. Hypochondriac revitalises a guitar grit, weary punter late on a Saturday night with an evocative and feminine take on loud music. Their bebop number also created another angle of refreshment. Powerline Sneakers’ disasterpiece is out now on Kasumuen Records. http://www.kasumuen. com.au/category/releases/
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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 Sunday of the month serves as a session at which anyone is invited to roll up while there is a special concert each month with the next taking place from 4pm on Sunday 28 May, which will feature The Fiddle Chicks, OpenHouse and The Weeping Angels.
Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Sq, Adelaide, boasts great organic food, craft beer, oldfashioned cocktails, seasonal tapas and natural wines and, as well as regular events, has live acoustic music on Friday evenings from 6.30pm. Catch AP D’Antonio on Friday 12 May, Izabella Tunis-Notley on Friday 19 May and Mt Kazoo on Friday 26 May.
THE GOV’S VARIETY SHOW
The Gov’s Variety Show has returned to the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on the first Saturday of each month, an array or performers of all persuasions, a 9pm start and entry via donation.
SA MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Doug Thomas, of The Spikes and founder of the now legendary Greasy Pop Records, is to be inducted into the SA Music Hall Of Fame at a ceremony from 4pm at The Jade Monkey, 160 Flinders St, Adelaide, on Friday 26 May with the event open to one and all.
SOMETHING TO RESCUE
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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.
FAVOUR THE BRAVE
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.
Club5082 have another night of free entry, licensed, all-ages rock from 7pm on Friday 12 May at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, when Favour The Brave, Mad Cactus, Inferiority Complex and Imogen Brave all showcase their musical wares.
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 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>.
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 William St, Adelaide, with $10 entry and special
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 Leukeamia 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.
FLIGHT Taasha Coates of The Audreys has announced her national High Times tour, which will kick off at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 27 May with tickets via Moshtix.
RECLINK COMMUNITY CUP
This year’s national Reclink Community Cup boasts The Go-Bewteens’ Streets Of Your Town as its theme and will be coming to Norwood Oval, The Parade, Norwood, on the afternoon of Sunday 16 July.
Sun Theory will come out of a long hibernation to play the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Saturday 24 June and assure everyone that it will likely be a packed house as it’s also said to be their last show until hell freezes over.
CLUB5082 Thanes, who have a new song, The Duke Of Nowhere, under their belt, are delighted to announce they will be joined by very special guests The Asteroid Belt, Subtract S and Sons Of Zoku for an evening of kosmische, space rock and otherworldly sonic excursions at Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, on Saturday 13 May.
show at Glenelg’s Jetty Bar from 7.30pm on Saturday 27 May with new bass player Leigh Vergou and some new tunes and with special guests Burnout and Burning Tongue.
Mayweather, Across The Atlas, The Away Game, Lost In Sounds and Burnout will all be performing at the next all-ages Flight at Northern Sound System, 23 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth, on Saturday 3 June with $10 tickets available via the bands or $15 on the door on the night.
Adelaide’s Timberwolf has been touring the country with Amy Shark and will be hitting Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, as part of his Hold You Up tour from 8pm on Friday 14 July with tickets via Moshtix.
TRINITY SESSIONS’ 15TH BIRTHDAY CONCERTS
Fyre Bird, Bermuda Bay and Choosing Sides are set to play the free entry Club5082 licensed all-ages event at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm on Friday 25 May with the nearby Vine St Plaza boasting a DJ, al fresco dining and the famous VW Bar from 5pm.
Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Pk, are celebrating their 15th birthday this year and will have a series of special concerts throughout the year with the first two taking place on Sunday 16 July and Sunday 30 July from 4.30pm. The first will feature The Baker Suite, The Yearlings, Tara Carragher and Myles Mayo with the second one to boast the talents of Junior, Vincent’s Chair, Dr DeSoto and Kelly Menhennett with tickets now available via Dramatix for the individual shows with a special discounted price for those who wish to attend both.
Local punk legends The Lizards have announces at
Adelaide’s The Saucermen have been quiet of late
but have just announced a free entry show at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 8 July and have kindly invited The Systemaddicts to join them with news that the gig will also mark someone’s 50th birthday celebrations.
Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Sq, Adelaide, is presenting Jungle Strings for one night only from 6pm on Saturday 3 June which is to feature Wild Strings, a collaborative art exhibition showcasing unique handcrafted ukuleles of Wayne Shirlock and the bizarre wild-creature paintings and ceramics of Karlien van Rooyen. All works will be for sale – some proceeds will be going to ProTrack, an anti-rhino poaching organisation in South Africa – and there will be live music from Leroy’s Trio and Aidan ‘Jazzy’ Jones.
George St, Thebarton, with a now SOLD OUT show from 4pm on Sunday 21 May where those quick enough to snap up tickets will be able to buy said album on orangecoloured vinyl with Small Town Romance as very special guests.
CRUMP CAKE ORCHESTRA
Crump Cake Orchestra, an 18-ish-piece whatever band, will be playing their first full ensemble show in two years at the new Rhino Room, 131 Pirie St, Adelaide, and joining them to make a night of it are Adelaide’s greatest meme based band, Master Plan Streen Band. Doors open from 10pm (after Rhino Room Comedy) with music kicking off from 10,30pm with an easy entry fee of $8 at the door.
Free entry shows on Wednesdays are back at the Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, with Oceans, Paris Syndrome and Chasing Claire set to play from 9pm on Wednesday 27 May with beer conveniently priced at just $3.
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, is set to host a free entry show by Velvet Moth from 9pm on Friday 9 June at which the band will be playing selections from their two albums.
DecaDanse, a night of DJs including Judy DeVille, Badseed, Alec Omega, Aytakk, Kraig Black, Jamie and more to be announced spinning Goth, new wave, EDM, darkwave punk, electronica, ‘80s music and so much more across two areas, is making a return for Danse In Fall to Producers Bar, 235 Grenfell St, Adelaide, from 9pm until 3am on Saturday 27 May with $5 entry and drink specials all evening.
HANA & JESSIE-LEE
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 The Bitter Darlings and tickets on sale via the venue and OzTix.
Mayweather, Across The Atlas, The Away Game, Lost In Sounds and Burnout will all be performing at the next all-ages Flight at Northern Sound System, 23 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth, on Saturday 3 June with $10 tickets available via the bands or $15 on the door on the night.
Neon Tetra are set to launch another single, Reflections, at Ancient World, 116A Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Saturday 3 June and it will be a huge night as It’s A Hoax, The Vandelays and more will also be on hand.
Hana & Jessie Lee’s Bad Habits have a debut album, Southlands, and following a national tour, will be launching it at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39
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 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!
UKULELE DEATH SQUAD.
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Jen Lush completely SOLD OUT her recent CD launch for The Night’s Insomnia at Stone Pony - well done - so don’t miss out when she does another show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 18 June with $10 tickets at the door and with CDs and accompanying books of poetry from where the song lyrics came for sale.
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.
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 very special guests; award winning blues trio Lazy Eye and bookings via Moshtix for dinner and show or show only.
WORLD LINDY HOP DAY
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
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.
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.
ALANA JAGT & THE MONOTREMES
Alana Jagt and her band, The Monotremes, have announced a launch date of Friday 2 June for their new single, Lullaby #2, and it’s to be at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with very special guests being Aaron Thomas and Ryan John Martin and some other surprise guests.
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, often including Alana Jagt with the band, with Friday 12 May having Haystacks 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.
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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HUGO RACE & MICHELANGELO RUSSO John Lee Hooker’s World Today (Helixed/Rough Velvet)
Reviewed by Robert Brokenmouth Old bastards, eh? They come out of the woodwork every ten years or so, shaking their bellies and forgetting their lyrics… releasing these CDs which no-bugger remembers two weeks later and charging a fortune to see them, never mind that ‘meet and greet’ caper… They’re the combover of rock, I reckon. Boring old farts widdling away and imagining how great they are. Wankers, basically. Of course, there are exceptions. Take Hugo Race. The man tours Europe and far beyond, every year, and we’re not talking stadiums or even joints the size of the Gov. He’s the real deal. The troubadour with soul, heart and swing. Hugo’s been doing this doggedly since 1984, when he was in Nick Cave’s first lot of Bad Seeds. Back when they were dangerous and no one wanted them. Race seems to have been releasing one new CD every year (this year it’s two).
every other damned blues muso and it’s an excuse to show off. I mean, who really pays attention to those ‘Like a version’ fartverts which turn up on your FB feed? They’re just… Emptinesses selling carpet cleaners or chicken nuggets. Their blurb says the CD is, “Simultaneously blues, electronica, avant-garde and ambient, a homage to one of the greats of rock and roll prehistory”.
In eight cuts Race and Russo get under the skin of Hooker, far beyond the myth and the old men mugging pub rock, and deep into the grit and grind of Hooker’s sound, his sensibility, his lone yearning struggle out there on the iron rails, by the crossroads, bumping from town to town, just like Race himself… The CD is John Lee Hooker’s World Today because once upon a time the songs were fiercely modern – with Race and Russo, they still are (Hobo Blues opens us up, a vast prairie soundscape). Once upon a time Hooker’s songs were the way forward, narrative haikus, snapshots of the vicious present. ‘The Motor City’s Burning’ (about the riots in Detroit in 1967 Race, Russo and even myself were barely out of nappies at the time) moves you into a time, a place, a petrol emotion.
We’re coming up to the USA’s version of ANZAC day (late May), ‘Memorial Day’ they call it, but originally known as ‘Decoration Day’, when veterans of the US Civil War decorated the graves of the Unionist graves with flowers. Race understands how Hooker is deeply embedded in the life and pulse of his country, and of course… His song, Decoration Day, as handled by Race resonates powerfully with us. Springsteen needs to hear Race, I’m telling you; John Lee Hooker’s World Today doesn’t sound like dustbowl blues (however good the Stones’ last CD was, it ain’t a patch on the originals) but dust soul blue in the modern world. Make sure you see Hugo Race when he returns to Adelaide (after he comes off another lengthy European tour - in August, I believe).
And guess what…? Not only are they all damn good, but you remember the songs. Now I confess that I missed out on Hugo’s early years in The Wreckery and apart from the first Hugo Race & True Spirit LP (in 1989 - my recordplaying came to a temporary end for a few years shortly after), I was ignorant of what he was and where he’d gone. Then a fellow punter suggested I see him. I trusted Mr Punter’s taste, and turned up… My jaw sagged, faithful BSide reader. Firstly, Race communicates. In the venues he plays, you’re right in there with him. Power radiates off Race like nothing else, concentrated, ground-in, mesmerising power. This, coupled with instrumentalist Michelangelo Russo (he’s also a successful artist), makes for a mesmerising event. You think you know John Lee Hooker’s songs? So does 36
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