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TOM WEST

BAD//DREEMS

from 7.30pm for a $5 entry fee and the following day being a public holiday (for some).

AUSSIE BOB

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 special guests Cosmo Thundercat and Mary Webb and tickets via Moshtix.

ALANA JAGT & THE MONOTREMES Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems have a huge national tour for a new single, Feeling Remains, which will wind up with the indie rockers playing a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 17 June with special guests The Creases and The Bitter Darlings.

SCOUTED

Presented by Music SA as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Scouted, a chance to discover some of SA’s best unsigned talent including Young Offenders, Alana Jagt, Tom West, Bec Stevens, Electric Fields, Mane, Battlehounds and more to be announced, will be happening on Friday 28 July at an array of live music venues in Adelaide’s East End.

TOO STUBBORN TO DIE

Paroxysm Press are set to present spoken word event Too Stubborn To Die at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 7.30pm on Saturday 27 May which is to feature the talents of Kami, Nico, Red Kelly, Michael Hier, Ben Kearvell, Alison Bennett, Kerryn Tredrea, Chiara Gabrieli and Jason HalfArtist with $10 tickets at the door. And, if anyone is still standing, there is to be a free entry Hangover edition the following day, Sunday 28 May, from 5.30pm at Brick City Bar, 73 Grenfell St, Adelaide, featuring publisher Daniel Watson, an open mic and some raffles.

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)

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.

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Cinephile

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Sticks, Stones & Strings Fundraiser

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Bob’s Bits

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Heading To Town

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Radical Face

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Tour Guide

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To promote the release of his new album, Starlight, Jon Stevens has announced a tour and will be playing Grote St’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide on Wednesday 26 July with no less than Kate Ceberano as very special guest and tickets via BASS.

PARADISE LOST Having been together for 10 long years, Sydney’s The Snowdroppers are calling it quits with a final tour that will have them playing Too Late To Pray in full and more at Jive, 191 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Saturday 4 November with very special guests to be announced soon and tickets via Moshtix.

LARISSA TANDY

Described by Australian Guitar Mag as, ‘One of this country’s most interesting acoustic guitar talents’, Justin Bernasconi will be launching his new album, Barefoot Wonderland, at Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 3 June with special guest Cat Canteri.

BERNARD FANNING

Larissa Tandy, who has recently moved to Canada, will be presenting her new album, The Grip, the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Friday 16 June with Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds and The Hushes as special guests and $10 tickets at the door. Larissa and Brooke are also set to play McLaren Vale’s The Singing Gallery on Saturday 17 June.

CHILDREN OF THE SUN

FOWLER’S LIVE

Hailing from Airey’s Inlet, Children Of The Sun will be hitting the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, with their delicious rock sounds on Friday 26 May with Melbourne acts The Burbs, Tom Walker & The Slick Individuals and Yes Yes, Whatever along with the added bonus of the four bands sharing nine members.

JOSH PYKE

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With recent news that endangered live music venue Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, has had a welcome reprieve until at least this time next year, they have announced an array of shows with Touche Amore on Tuesday 11 July, American metal band Ill Niño on Thursday 3 August, Trophy Eyes on Saturday 19 August, With Confidence on Thursday 24 August, Perth’s Young Lions on Saturday 23 September and The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final ever tour on Tuesday 17 October with all tickets via Moshtix.

ME FIRST & THE GIMME GIMMES

American punks Me First & The Gimme Gimmes will have Chris Cheney of The Living End on guitar when they hit Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Friday 13 October with tickets via Moshtix.

THE GETAWAY PLAN Presented by Metropolis Touring, long-running UK Gothic doom metal band Paradise Lost will be heading Adelaide’s way for the first time to play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 17 December with tickets via the venue or Oztix and with special meet and greet packages also available.

THE MEANIES Bernard Fanning, formerly of Powderfinger, will kick off at national tour at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 6 October with his band, The Black Fins, to promote the release of Brutal Dawn and with tickets via the venue or Oztix and the wonderful Oh Pep! as special guests.

with former players from The Angels, Baby Animals, The Poor and more, will be celebrating Bon Scott’s birthday by playing the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 6 July with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

Much-loved and quite legendary Melbourne band The Meanies have announced what may well be their final tour for the time being and will be hitting Enigma Bar, 173 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 14 July with tickets via Moshtix and guests to be announced soon.

FIST FULL OF ROCK

Fist Full Of Rock will have Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Jebediah and Adalita playing Thebarton Theatre on Friday 25 August with tickets on sale via Ticketmaster.

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Due to demand, Melbourne’s The Getaway Plan are taking to the road to present their 2008 number one album Other Voices, Other Rooms in its entirety with the indie rockers to play two sets at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 22 September with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

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“That was to give a nod to the band I have now,” Mick laughs, “because, after all, they are the ones going out and playing the bloody songs. I wanted to give them some kind of creative ownership about the compilation.” Mick goes on to say, however, that those songs were recorded prior to banjo player Ayleen O’Hanlon joining the fold alongside Squeezebox Wally, bass player Michael Hubbard and drummer Dave Folley. “It’s become a really solid line-up and everyone involved is really into it,” he then says. “Everyone is in other bands, of course, but it was surprisingly easy to get them all together.”

MICK THOMAS & THE ROVING COMMISSION By Robert Dunstan Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission have been roving this wide brown land since Easter and will now be gracing Adelaide for two shows with the promise that each will be quite different to the other as it often was when Mick led folk rock band Weddings Parties Anything. “That’s always been the way with me,” Mick says. “The shows are always different from night to night. It’s not the same bunch of songs every night because you have to keep challenging yourself. ‘You can’t just keep playing the songs that you know are always going to work,” he adds with a laugh. “People are paying to see us so we don’t just wanna be going through the motions. We have to keep up our end of the bargain.” The band are coming to town armed with the singer’s These Are The Songs, a hefty compilation of songs taken from Mick’s solo releases and his tenure with The Sure Thing and various versions of The Roving Commission. Mick, who thinks a brand new solo album won’t appear until 6

The compilation album also coincides with the release of a companion book, These Are The Stories.

“Originally I just sat down and wrote about each song on the album with the intention of them becoming the liner notes,” Mick announces. ‘But when I took them to late next year, says he had Liberation, they said, ‘Mick, fun putting it together. these aren’t liner notes. These are a book. “It just seemed “When Go off and find a to take its publisher’. own natural I took it to course,” he the publisher “Then an suggests, “because [Melbourne Books], editor said, ‘Well some initially it they asked why there of these was just something wasn’t anything about are way too long and I wanted the songs I wrote some are too to put with Weddings short’. And together when I took it to sell at the Parties to the publisher merchandise Anything.” [Melbourne desk as part of Books], they the tour. asked why there wasn’t anything about the songs I “And I also wanted it to be wrote with Weddings Parties an album for the returning Anything. fans which I still get,” he continues. “They might have “I tried to explain to them been fans of Weddings that some of them had Parties Anything back in the appeared in Weddings’ old days but they stopped songbooks over the years coming after that but are but they asked me to pick a starting to come along to dozen of the old songs and shows again now. write about how they were still relevant to today. “And I chose songs that we seemed to be playing a lot,” “And that was really useful he adds, “but as soon as it because I soon realised that all started coming together most people have their own it became beyond a single individual perspective of the disc.” songs and get out of them whatever they want. And The double album, which that’s a good thing.” is now being released by Liberation Music, also boasts four bonus songs in the form There has been talk of issuing These Are The Songs on vinyl of recently recorded tunes. but it will be unlikely.

“It’s a double album so it would be really expensive to do that,” Mick says. “Liberation said I could do it if I wanted but they couldn’t help financially. I just can’t do it myself. “And I always get a bit of smirk on my face whenever anyone says, ‘Vinyl is coming back’, because I remember the days of vinyl but no one was talking about runs of just 100 or 150 back then. A run of 100 is pretty much the standard for vinyl these days.” The singer recently appeared on a live RockWiz show with old mate Billy Bragg who had been a guest on Weddings Parties Anything’s King Tide album and with whom they have toured. “Billy and I did Midnight Special together for the RockWiz thing and then I did It Ain’t Necessarily So because it was Easter and they wanted a religious song.” Mick has only performed at the Wheatsheaf Hotel on one occasion in the past but enjoyed it. “It’s a well-run pub in a great spot not too far out of town,” he says of the venue which was recently inducted into the SA Music Venues Hall Of Fame. “And it’s a bit like a chip off the old block because it’s quite similar in feel to the Grace Emily.” Also on the bill will be special guests Raised By Eagles. “They’re great and good mates of ours,” Mick enthuses. “Nick O’Mara who plays lap steel with them was with us for a while. They’re just such a good bunch of blokes and a really great, rockin’ band.” Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission will launch These Are The Songs at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 9pm on Saturday 27 May and from 4pm on Sunday 28 May with Raised By Eagles as special guests and tickets via Oztix.

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By Ian Messenger The Sound Garage is the new go-to place in the city for all manner of guitar repairs and even for those of us who yearn a custom-built guitar. Jordan Reynolds has been tinkering with guitars for many a year now, and this new premises located upstairs between Jive and Enigma Bar on the west end of Hindley St, Adelaide, promises a convenient pit stop for anyone needing a guitar technician before they hit the stage. BSide Magazine caught up with Reynolds at this new workshop that uncannily seemed like the old dB Magazine offices - oh yes they are! and

“The customer will come in and I’ll have a chat to them and get the general idea what they want with their guitar. More often, I’ll have a

spec sheet where I’ve listed just everything on a guitar. We go through that and I rattle off every question, ‘What kind of timber do you like?’ “Often people don’t even know, they’ve never thought of that, but I get a general idea and I put it all together for them and say, cool, this is what I think will be a good guitar.”

amongst those tiny little saws and pliers and half built guitars we had a pleasant Q&A conversation on all things about The Sound Garage. I asked Reynolds when he first became interested in working on guitars. “I started doing it seriously in 2008 when I started my school-based apprenticeship. But before that I was tinkering, pulling things apart with my dad. He’s a bit of a tinkerer as well… Then I did work experience at Fretco Guitar Repairs.”

“I get woods from all over “It’s the place, but I try to get not just as much as I can locally. Especially after starting another guitar my own business, shop: you go, you it hits home how drop your guitar off, important it is to do things locally. The next you leave. I want option is interstate and people to feel then overseas. A lot of my fancy timbers I get welcome and from overseas.” hangout.”

Although the majority of Reynold’s work is guitar repairs and set ups, one can’t help to notice a bunch of interesting custom made guitars in various degrees of completion hanging on the walls with ‘J. Reynolds’ written on the headstock. I wondered what the process is to get a custommade guitar. 8

As the lungs of the world are faring worse than pack-aday grandpa spluttering on his deathbed, I ask ol’ mate how he sources the meat for his potatoes.

What kind of woods do you get from overseas? “Lots of figured tops. I get maples, whether it’s flamed maples or burls, buckeye which is a type of burl, walnuts, poplar. You can get really good poplar in Australia.”


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I’ve heard on the grapevine our man can fix your guitar last minute if you are in the know. With this new guitar workshop hovering between Jive and Enigma Bar I wondered if such a Red Cross service extended to anyone? “I’ve always been bit of a goto to people I’ve known on the scene, people contacting me all hours of the day and night with all kinds of situations and I’ve always made myself as available as possible and will continue to do so. “But now being set up smack bang within three or four venues being a stones throw from here I like the idea of people being able to call upon me to get stuff done, on the way into a gig or while they’re setting up, to really be of service because as any guitarist or musician knows if something goes wrong it’s the end of the world.” True dat brother! And hey, you’ve got some weird looking guitars up on the wall. Fan frets? Have I been living in a closet? What’s going on there? Who does fan frets, or multi-scale, suit? “First things first, who do they suit? Everyone! That’s the reality of it,” enthuses Reynolds. “It’s associated with metal and heavier music or experimental prog music purely because those guys tend to take advantage of it and be open-minded

to new designs. Your traditional blues-rock guys are Strat/Les Paul and nothing else, you know. They look at a PRS and think it’s outrageous. “The concept is similar to a piano. You’ve got a longer scale length on your bass side, so it increases tension, gives you more balanced sound, especially if you’re tuning down. “Normally the further you tune down, guitar strings get all floppy and horrible sounding. Also with fan frets it’s ergonomic for your playing, so it’s a lot more comfortable if you have wrist problems or RSI.” The Sound Garage is a very cool space indeed. Perched over the west end of Hindley St looking down on the comings and goings below, it makes you just want to hangout, drink espressos and read Nietzsche. Noting the interesting local artwork on the walls, I asked Reynolds what his basic vision was for the space. “Well for me I like hanging out with artists, I like hanging out with cool creative people and collaborating, and I really want to do it more. “For me that’s kind of important about this place. It’s not just another guitar shop: you go, you drop your guitar off, you leave. I want people to feel welcome and hangout.” The Sound Garage, upstairs at 179 Hindley St, Adelaide, is now open for business from 10am until 6pm Monday to Friday and from 10am until 4pm on Saturdays. Phone Jordan Reynolds on 0481 155 892 for more information. 9


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Cal Williams Jr Courtney Robb AP D’Antonio Lost Woods Hannah Yates Already Gone

A night of acoustic music to raise money in aid of the Leukaemia Foundation Only a $10 donation at the door Grace Emily Hotel - 232 Waymouth Street www.facebook.com/sticksstringsandmusicwings

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MONDAY 5 JUNE Mantra Band and Trishna Gurung SATURDAY 17 JUNE Superheist, Frankenbok, Dreadnaught and more WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE Lewis Watson (UK) THURSDAY 11 JULY Touche Amore (US) WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST Real Friends (US) THURSDAY 3 AUGUST Ill Nino SATURDAY 19 AUGUST Trophy Eyes THURSDAY 24 AUGUST With Confidence (Sydney) THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER MAX (US) SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER Young Lions FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER Me First & The Gimme Gimmes (US) TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER The Dillinger Escape Plan (US) (Final Tour)

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THURSDAY 25 MAY Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Arkaba Hotel – Sporty’s Bar: Quiz Thursdays (7pm) Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-A-Long Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music (7-10pm) Dog & Duck – Brillz (9pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic Gaslight Tavern – Swap Team music from 7pm followed by Jam (free entry) karaoke Exeter Hotel – Brad Gillies Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – (Tasmania) and guests Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase Gilbert St Hotel – live music from 9pm with free entry from 7pm Gaslight Tavern – live band Governor Hindmarsh – from 8pm Front Bar: Dharma Café from Governor Hindmarsh – 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Main Room: Lindy Hop Room Blues Jam with free Day and Saloon Bar: Irish entry from 8.30pm Sessions and Front Bar: open Grace Emily – Mt. Mountain mic from 8pm (WA), The Dunes and Lost Grace Emily – The Bitter Cosmonaut with free entry Darlings with free entry from from 9pm 9pm Hampstead Hotel – K ­ G’s Quiz Hackney Hotel – Courtyard Wiz (7pm) Sessions (7pm) Hotel Metro –
live original Halfway Hotel – live music bands from 9pm from 7pm Jive – Seth Sentry W a Hampstead Hotel n t and DJ Sizzle – Lucifer’s Lounge your gig Lion Hotel – from 7.30pm listed? Bloky’s Boys Hotel Metro – (free entry original bands from 8pm) from 9pm Nick’s Café Hotel Royal (Frewville) – – Vinyl Fridays gigguide@ live music from with DJ Delta and noon to 2pm bsidemagazi DJ Pero (5pm) ne. Overway Hotel Jive – Oliver Tank com.au (Gawler) – live jam (Sydney) from 7.30pm Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – PJ O’Briens – DJs (10pm) DJ (8pm) Royal Family Hotel (Pt Elliott) North Adelaide Hotel – live – open mic night music from 7.30pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live FRIDAY 26 MAY music from 8.30pm Ambassadors Hotel – live Payneham Tavern – live music from 5.30pm music from 7.30pm Aussie Inn Hotel (Hackham) – Plant 4 (Bowden) – Five from 5 live music (from 7pm) with acoustic music from 5pm Brew Boys (Regency Pk) – Prospect Town Hall – Open Mic from 5pm Club5082: Fire Byrd, Choosing British Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – free entry live music from 7pm Sides and Bermuda Bayfree entry from 7pm Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – Publishers Hotel – After Work live music from 7pm live jazz from 5.30pm CASAblabla – live funk and Railway Hotel (Pt Adelaide) – soul band from 11pm with live music from 5pm free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) Ramsgate Hotel – DJ Scotty B, – open mic and jam night from Manov and Bollocks (9pm) Seacliff Beach Hotel – DJ Jaki J 7.30pm with house band Semaphore Workers Club – Coopers Alehouse Gepps live blues from 8pm Cross – live music from 7pm Slug ‘N’ Lettuce – resident DJ Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) Jay Bangers – live music Tarntanyangga (Victoria Sq) Dog & Duck – Chunky Dip and – Music In The Square from Holly J (9pm) 5.30pm Duck Inn – live music from The Office (Pirie St) – live 7pm acoustic music from 5-8pm Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Three Brothers Arms Children Of The Sun (Aireys (Macclesfield) – live music from Inlet), The Burbs (Melbourne), 8pm with The Heggarties Tom Walker & The Slick Warradale Hotel – live music Individuals (Melbourne) and Yes Yes, Whatever (Melbourne) from 8.30pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Elephant British Pub – DJ Wheaty’s 14th Birthday from Clarke (9pm) 6pm with free entry Enfield Hotel – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (6pm) Woodville Hotel – live

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acoustic music (free entry from 6pm) Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm SATURDAY 27 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) Dog & Duck – The Dog Presents 7pm     Edinburgh Castle – Thrillhouse with live bands and Djs Elephant British Pub – DJ Clarke (9pm) Findon Hotel – live band from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Absolute Dylan and Front Bar: live band with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Taasha Coates Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – live original band from 9pm Mayfair Hotel: Rooftop – DJ Nantale (8pm) MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake Palmer Hotel – open mic from 2pm 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 Union Hotel – Reggae On from 8pm Victoria Hotel – live band from 9.30pm Waterloo Station Hotel – karaoke from 8pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission (Melbourne) and Raised By Wolves Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 9pm SUNDAY 28 MAY 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 featuring Brad Gillies 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) Grace Emily – cold beers from 4pm Hotel Metro – eclectic DJ from 4pm Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub – live music from 2pm Mile End Hotel – live music from 3pm Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon – 2pm North Adelaide Hotel – Vogue Duo Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music from 5pm Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm 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 – Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission and Raised By Eagles with tickets at the door from 4pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm) MONDAY 29 MAY Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions Governor Hindmarsh – Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm) Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA Sessions: with tickets at the door for Kavita Shah (US) and Steve Newcomb (Qld) TUESDAY 30 MAY CASAblabla – DJ Bertie spinning jazz, soul and funk from 6.30-9pm Crown & Sceptre – Matt Vecchio (VEX on The Decks) Gaslight Tavern – Blues Lounge blues jam with special guests (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – The Airbenders (free entry 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 WEDNESDAY 31 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 – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – cold Coopers from 4pm until close and Run It Out/Walk It Out from 6pm Hotel Metro – live original music from 9pm Jive – Radical Face (US), Sam Brittain and Timberwolf from 8pm 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 1 JUNE Adelaide Casino (Oasis) – tribute band from 7pm until late with free entry Brecknock Hotel – Thursday’s Sing-A-Long Session (free entry from 8.30pm) Cambridge Hotel (North Adelaide) – 100% Latino Coopers Ale House Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – Bongo Uni Nite with DJ Sampson and DJ Parry Gaslight Tavern – The Swap Team Jam (free entry from 8.30pm) Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 7pm with free entry Governor Hindmarsh –Front Bar: Dharma Café from 2pm and Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with host Billy Bob with free entry

Grace Emily – John Flanagan Trio, Paddy Montgomery and Mark Curtis 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 from 8pm FRIDAY 2 JUNE Ambassadors Hotel – live music 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 Ford-Davies Café Troppo (Whitmore Sq) – live music from 6pm CASAblabla – live band from 11pm with free entry prior to 10pm Commercial Hotel (Two Wells) – open mic and jam night from 7.30pm with house band Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – live music from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – YOYO with DJ Tr!p  Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – Cam’s Karaoke (7-11pm) Excelsior Hotel – live acoustic music from 7pm followed by karaoke Exeter Hotel (Semaphore) – Karaoke with Mel and DJ Jase from 9pm Gaslight Tavern – live bands Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Hail Hail Rock’N’Roll and and Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions and Front Bar: open mic from 8pm Grace Emily Hotel – Alana Jagt & The Monotremes (single launch), Aaron Thomas and Ryan Martin John Hampstead Hotel – Lucifer’s Lounge from 7.30pm Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Jive – Bootleg Rascal from 8pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from Joe Ahern from 8.30pm Payneham Tavern – live acoustic music from 7.30pm 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 – Treva and Sean Kemp and friends

with free entry from 8pm Woodville Hotel – live music Yankalilla Hotel – live music from 7.30pm SATURDAY 3 JUNE 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 Governor Hindmarsh – Main Room: Killing Heidi and Front Bar: live band with free entry from 9pm Grace Emily – Glass Skies and Sons Of Zoku with free entry from 9pm Holdfast Hotel – DJ Carmel G from 8pm Hotel Metro – original live bands from 9pm MYLK Bar– Salsa Shake North Adelaide Hotel – live music from 8pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Justin Bernasconi (Melbourne) and Cat Canteri (Melbourne) SUNDAY 4 JUNE Crown & Anchor – Sunday Rubdown from 7pm Cumberland Hotel (Glanville) – live music from 4-8pm Duke Of York – free entry Sunday Beer Garden Sessions from 2pm until 10pm and Infinity Sundays with DJs from 4pm with $5 entry El Greco (Pt Adelaide) – The Greek Beach Boys Gilbert St Hotel – live acoustic blues from 2pm Grace Emily – Aaron Thomas and Sarah King Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon – 2pm Nook Nosh (Unley) – live acoustic music from 5pm North Adelaide Hotel – Vogue Duo Old Noarlunga Hotel – Sunday Sessions from 3pm Overway Hotel (Gawler) – live music from 3pm Publishers Hotel – live music from 3pm Semaphore Workers Club – live blues from 4pm with $10 entry Two Sisters Café (Goodwood) – live acoustic music from 4-7pm Wassail Wine Bar (Prospect) – live music from 4pm Wellington Hotel (North Adelaide) – DJ Craig Flanigan from 2pm Wheatsheaf Hotel – Bluegrass Junction with free entry from 4pm Woodville Hotel – live acoustic music (free entry from 2pm) MONDAY 5 JUNE Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Music Mondays from 7.30pm Duke Of York – Monday Night Karaoke Sessions

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Governor Hindmarsh – Balcony Bar: Lord Stompy’s Harmonica Tribe Grace Emily Hotel – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam (free entry from around 8.30pm) Publishers Hotel – Quiz Meisters Trivia from 6.30pm The Lion Hotel – Brian Ruiz and friends (free entry from 8.30pm) Wheatsheaf Hotel – COMA Sessions: from 7.30pm with tickets at the door for Ecosono (US) and Clocked Out

TUESDAY 6 JUNE 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 – Bingo Hotel Metro – Acoustic Club Tuesday from 8pm Rob Roy Hotel – Raw Jam The Lion Hotel – Zkye & Damo (free entry from 8.30pm) WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE Austral Hotel – hip hop and R&B DJ from 9.30pm Brecknock Hotel – Open Mic Night CASAblabla – Salsa Night Colonel Light – Open Mic Night Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross – Thomas Williams from 7pm Crown & Sceptre – Brazuca Brazilian Party with live band, DJs and $5 entry Gaslight Tavern – World Series Songwriters Governor Hindmarsh – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society from 7pm Grace Emily – Run It Out/ Walk It Out from 6pm and Thomas Oliver later on Hotel Metro – live original bands from 9pm Kensington Hotel – Open Uke Night La Boheme – The New Cabal (free entry from 9.15pm) Nick’s Café (Frewville) – live music from noon-2pm North Adelaide Hotel – open mic from 7.30pm Publishers Hotel – jazz hosted by Elder Conservatorium Of Music with free entry from 7.30pm Seacliff Beach Hotel – Open Mic Night The Highway – Open Mic Night The Lion Hotel – Proton Pill (free entry from 8.30pm) 15


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SNATCHED (MA) **1/2

Topliner/producer Amy Schumer headlines this lamebrained laffer (the second of her proper leading-lady vehicles after the sharper Trainwreck), and while she brings her trademark crudeness and non-moviestar-like cuteness to the proceedings, she can’t save it from rampant silliness. And, of course, Goldie Hawn appears alongside Amy in her first movie role in 15 years, and while this comic combo seems promising, the only really favourable thing you can say about it is yes, they’re both blond. Amy’s Emily Middleton is fired from her job and loses her dopey boyfriend, and she descends into Schumeresque misery while also wondering who’s now going to accompany her on her forthcoming holiday in Ecuador, and the audience is left stunned by writer/ producer Katie Dippold’s decision to feature such an absurd plot. After all, what idiot American goes to Ecuador for a vacation… oh, right, okay, that one. Emily, of course, winds up inviting along her Mom Linda (Goldie), who’s happy 16

to go, despite being afraid of almost everything in modern American life, and the pair engage in irksome shenanigans in sunny Hawaii, sorry, Ecuador, before the hot guy who’s been conning Emily turns out to be part of a plan to kidnap the ladies for a big ransom. After hamming it up in a cell, they get free and escape across the countryside, with Emily in a slip, Linda in denial and a series of ludicrous plot tricks cropping up in an effort to stretch the film out to feature length (including that extended parasite set piece which proves weird, desperate and embarrassing). Directed by Jonathan Levine (who went from idiosyncratic pieces like All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, 50/50, The Wackness and Warm Bodies to another coarsely dumb comedy, The Night Before), this threatens to be amusing when Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack turn up as a pair of pseudo-military Yank avengers, and Schumer’s fanbase will love it no matter what, but it’s really more irritating than funny. And how many damn times have you all thought that at the movies in recent years, girls?

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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (M) **1/2

English co-writer/coproducer/director Guy Ritchie (aka a former Mr Madonna, of course) went from cool outings like Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch to those barely okay Robert Downey Jr Sherlock Holmeses and that dreary Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie, and his decline continues with this hopelessly dull fantasy-ish epic rejigging of those hoary old Arthurian myths. And yes, when it comes to these creaky stories we’ve had the sincere version (Excalibur), the mystical version (TV’s The Mists Of Avalon), the dumb action version (the Clive Owenstarring King Arthur) and, of course, the comedy version (Monty Python And The Holy Grail), and so now we get the grindingly tedious version. Filmed in the UK and in lots (and lots) of studios, this American production opens with warlock Mordred (Rob Knighton) and his hordes attacking Camelot with FX armies and monstrous elephants, but he’s eventually stopped by Uther Pendragon (glum Eric Bana) who, in turn, is betrayed by brother Vortigern (Jude Law struggling to be evil), which leads to Uther’s little son

drifting away to Londinium, where he’s raised by kindly prostitutes. They name him Arthur and he grows up to be a sort of bovver boy played by Charlie Hunnam, who has no idea of his royal roots, until a series of clunky circumstances result in him pulling the sword out of that stone and alerting Vortigern to his hidden king-iness. Reams of yakking drag along with sequences of FXoverload action as we get into the endless business of escape, capture, doublecross and more, with Arthur evading execution and Ritchie going all Game Of Thronesish (surprise, surprise!) with demons and witches and other fantastical threats, most of which have little to do with the actual legend of King Arthur. But hey, who cares, orright? Some sources claim that this was originally intended to be the first part of a series no less than six (!!!!!) movies long, and yet its miserable failure at the box office should kill any prospect of even a Part 2 deader than Arthur himself (and even as these words are being written it’s being proclaimed a worse financial turkey than last year’s epically daft attempt to do another Ben-Hur). Poor old Guy will be pulling the sword out of his back at this rate…

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Staffy Lee, of Adelaide band Already Gone, formed Sticks, Strings & Music Wings in an acoustic concert as a fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation and engaged th Williams Jr, Courtney Robb, Lost Woods, AP D’Antonio and Hannah Yates along wit participate. By Robert Dunstan Staffy set up the fundraiser, as he wanted to raise awareness about the Leukaemia Foundation as he had personally used their services. “I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma when I was 24 and got a bunch of treatment but six months later it was back,” he begins with a heavy sigh. “They discovered a 12-centimetre tumour in my chest and I could hardly breathe. “I think I lost 15 kilos so it was a full on thing to go through but I went through it and beat it,” Staffy continues. “I’m still alive 12 years later. And it was around Christmas so every year at that time I think about it. “And this year just gone I was thinking about it again and had always wanted to do some kind of fundraiser for the foundation,” he adds. “While I was having my treatment, the Leukaemia Foundation were fantastic because they arranged to take me to hospital and get me back home whenever I needed treatment. “If they had not been there to do that, I would have really struggled,” Staffy notes. “So I really wanted to give something back [to them] so I set about organising a concert.” 18

Having a fundraiser will get people together who have been affected in Staffy then asked around and was some way by cancer quickly able to assemble a strong line-up of artists to talk about it over for the fundraiser. some music and a Hannah Yates jumped on board immediately. couple of beers.” “My mother lost her first husband to cancer and while I didn’t know him, I’ve grown up with the grief of it,” she says.


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Hannah, who often works with her mentor Nancy Bates, goes on to say she got into music at a young age when she began playing bassoon. “I’d gone into it wanting to play cello and walked out with a bassoon,” she laughs. “The only good thing is that if I ever need a bassoon player…” She is also in the process of recording. “I’m doing my honours degree this year in composition so I’m doing something to highlight indigenous culture,” she announces. “It’s all about preserving the culture so a lot of the songs will be in Kaurna language. “By the end of the year – probably November time – I’ll have an album,” Hannah reveals. Cal Williams Jr, who plays around town under his own name as well as with The Hushes while also keeping busy running The Guitar Academy, was also more than happy to take part. “Well, you know me,” he laughs. “I’ll virtually play at any charity concert I’m asked to do. And this is a great cause.

n order to set up he talents of Cal th his own band to

“As part of Adelaide Guitar Festival, I was playing in hospitals as part of a residence program and it’s not until you do that do you realise how illness really affects some people.

“It can be quite confronting,” Cal continues. “I was speaking to a guy about his treatment and he told me it was three hours worth. And then he told me it was for three hours every day.

“Staffy sent me a message on Facebook about the fundraiser and I was quick to say yes because I don’t think there’s anyone who has not been touched in some way by cancer. “I lost my mum about seven years ago to cancer but, that aside, I just think it’s really important to take part in events such as this,” Courtney says. “It’s the least I can do. I just don’t have the money to donate anything but can help out in other ways.” When AP D’Antonio, who is currently in the process of recording an album with the help of his elder brother, John, got wind of the fundraiser, he immediately put his hand up to take part. “I think everyone knows of someone who has some form of cancer,” he says. “Someone close got diagnosed with cancer just before Christmas and went downhill really quickly. “And I think people tend to forget that cancer also greatly affects the people around those who have it,” AP, who has not yet decided on the hat he will wear on the night let alone the songs he will do, says. “Some members of the family are now going through various stages of depression because of it. “And I reckon it’s a good thing to talk openly about,” AP then decides. “Having a fundraiser will get people together who have been affected in some way by cancer to talk about it over some music and a couple of beers. “Events such as this fundraiser will get people together because too many people see cancer as a taboo subject and don’t want to discuss it,” AP adds. “Yeah,” Staffy quickly agrees. “It’s important to say to people, ‘Hey, it’s okay. Shit happens. Let’s talk about it’. Anything that brings people together is important.”

“So, yeah, I was keen to be involved in any kind of fundraiser,” he enthuses. Courtney Robb, who is in the planning stages of a new EP which she will record at The Yearlings’ My Sweet Mule studio, was also keen to take part.

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There’s Gonna Be A Showdown I was a little taken aback only the other day when Bernard Fanning, once of Powderfinger, announced a national tour to promote his new solo album, Brutal Dawn.

It was brutal. And then, if dawned on me that is wasn’t even dawn yet and that more shots would likely be fired at Bernard once people were fuelled by an early morning shot of coffee or two.

say that a number of factors often coming into play. For example, it’s not a good idea – unless someone is actually part of it – to come to town while Adelaide Fringe is in full swing because most of the popular venues will already be fully booked with funny comedians and the like. And it’s not a good idea to come straight after Mad March as no one will have any money left to spend on concert tickets. I also often get asked advice by musicians from interstate and overseas about coming to Adelaide on a tour and, as much as I

Someone even had the insightfulness to ask, ‘Why no Perth?’ even when no less than two dates for that far flung city – not the one in bonny Scotland – appear on the poster. Goodness. 24

“I’m so glad you asked,” I usually reply before explaining to him that such a thing immediately halves any audience as Showdown is such an event that most people – even musicians – would rather be seen dead than not at the game cheering on their chosen team. Having sorted that matter, he will then ask about Adelaide venues. “How about that lovely pub we went to in Thebarton when I was last there? Would they give me a gig?” I then have to go through the process of explaining that said award-winning public house is so popular that you have to book well in advance to score a gig there. In fact, when he personally asked the venue in question, was told it was fully booked until such and such a date but has somehow managed to procure a gig there as part of his next tour in late October.

And no, I wasn’t taken aback because Bernard was touring (although that’s quite another issue as I have never quite forgiven the singer for having a dose of the flu and being unable to turn up for a special meet and greet that took place at Adelaide Oval before what it is now) but was taken aback due to the amount of flak he received on his Facebook page when he – or more likely his handlers – posted about the tour. And the flak wasn’t about the fact Bernard was touring but was of numerous people complaining that he couldn’t see fit to fit in cities such as GeeLong, CanBerra and New-Castle as part and parcel of the upcoming jaunt around the country.

about coming to Adelaide. He will throw a date at me and I will say, ‘Oh, don’t come on that day. It’s Showdown day’. He will then ask what Showdown is and when I explain it’s a football match between the two Adelaidebased AFL teams, he will ask how that could possibly affect him staging a gig at the same time.

He then mentioned another possible date for gracing our fair city and I said, “Oh, don’t come that night because so and so are in town and most people, including my good self, would much rather go and see them than have to sit through a set of your tunes.”

But it got me thinking that, quite possibly, the general public are, quite possibly, not aware of just how difficult it can be to put a national tour into place. Having now been involved in this socalled music industry for a good number of years, I can

can, freely service them with ideas while also realising how difficult such a seemingly simple task of setting up a tour can be. For example, I have a friend based in sunny Los Angeles who often touches base

Bernard Fanning, formerly of Powderfinger, will kick off at national tour at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 6 October with his band, The Black Fins, to promote the release of Brutal Dawn with tickets via the venue or Oztix and the wonderful Oh Pep! as special guests.


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on Saturday 22 July with Pro-Tools and Meatbeaters as special guests and tickets via the venue or OzTix.

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MT. MOUNTAIN

Presented by Going Steady Music, Perth psych rock quintet Mt. Mountain are crossing the Nullarbor in support of their new 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.

CHARLIE MARSHALL & THE CURIOUS MINDS

Saturday 10 June with Zkye & The Guyz and Thirty Two Twenty as special guests and Semaphore Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore, from 5pm (doors at 4pm) on Sunday 11 June with Chris Finnen as special guest.

SETH SENTRY

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

KIRK FLETCHER

Presented by Gerrard Allman Events, American blues master Kirk Fletcher, who has worked with Joe Bonamassa and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, is coming to town to play Pt Noarlunga Performing Arts Centre on Friday 9 June with special guests Stefan Hauk Band and Jesse Deane Freeman & The Rhythm Aces, The German Club, Flinders St, Adelaide, from 7.30pm on 26

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>.

HITMEN DTK

Sydney-based legends Hitmen DTK are still as solid as a rock and will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA,

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.

SHATTERED FORTRESS

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.

RADICAL FACE 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 launching his Flatlands album. More information at <coma. net.au>.

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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.

Those rootsy scallywags who are Bootleg Rascal have a new single and will be bringing it to Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Friday 2 June 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.

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.

SODYPOP CANCER FUNDRAISER

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

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.

WILLIAM CRIGHTON

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>.

TRAPT

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.

SARA TINDLEY

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.

HUSKY

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.

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Florida’s Ben Cooper (AKA Radical Face) is looking forward to touring Australia with his band as it’s a destination he’s had on his wish list for a good number of years and which is now finally coming to fruition. By Robert Dunstan “It’s been a long, long time since I’ve been to a new territory – something like five years – so I am pretty excited about coming down,” Ben says over the phone from home in the US. “I’ve been trying to come down for a while but something always happened,” he sighs. “There would be scheduling issues or something else and it’s kind of funny because it’s like a Catch 22 because when you’ve never been somewhere before, promoters worry about people showing up to the shows. “So, the first tour is always tricky,” Ben laughs. “Having said that, I’m always getting people from Australia contacting my website and asking about a tour. I always say, ‘Thanks, I’ll try and get there some day’. And now it’s happening.” Ben has a new EP, SunnMoonnEclippse – which has its own amazing website at <sunnmoonneclippse. com> – but stresses that he won’t be concentrating on that release on his debut visit. “I decided that, since I’ve never been to Australia, I’d do a kind of greatest hits thing,” he says. “So I’ve been putting it out on Facebook and asking people to send requests for what they want to hear. Because people have been asking me to come down since something like 2007, I thought that was only fair. “I’ll be going right back to the beginning and doing three or four songs off each record,” Ben announces. “It’s my way

of making up for lost time. And I don’t even know if I’ll be doing any of the songs from the new EP. I won’t know that until we start rehearsals.

Ben says he got into playing music while at school.

“Even as a young kid “My shows are for I always the audience, not liked it and for me,” he laughs responded to it,” he says. and then agrees that it also “I had lots of seven-inch gives patrons a sense of singles that I would play on involvement. my toy record player. But I got into actually playing “I have always tried to take music because of bands such that into account rather than as Nirvana. I was in middle just focus on the new thing,” school at the time and they Ben continues. “I know that seemed to make music if I’m in the audience seeing accessible. I remember Kurt someone, I don’t Cobain saying, ‘You “I’ll necessarily want only need three to hear the new chords and a be going stuff. I may have crappy guitar to right back to their last three make music’. the beginning records but have never and doing three or “I took that seen them to heart and four songs off each play live so I started to want to hear record. It’s my way get into indie songs from music and of making up for underground those records.” lost time.” stuff,” Ben Ben is bringing a continues. “A lot of band that includes his them were recording life partner, Josh Kriegman. on four-track machines and . that was stuff you could “And, apart from Josh, who afford to so. Everyone I knew has family in Australia, none was picking up some kind of of us have ever been down instrument even though they there before,” he says. “So had no real idea about how we thought, ‘Well, let’s go to play it. down with the full band and not worry too much about “I got kicked out of home the money side of things’. So when I was 14 and bands we’re going to be treating it were what kept me together,” as a working holiday. he says. “I think I was in about five bands at the same “And I have American friends time and music became a who say we’ll feel right at real refuge for me. And that home in Australia because was when I really connected everything is close to the to music and have been coast,” Ben adds. “They also doing it ever since. said to watch out for the animals that may want to kill “I always joke that music is ya. And I like coffee a lot and my therapist but it’s kinda I’ve been told you can’t beat true,” Ben adds. the coffee in Australia.”

Did you reconcile with your parents after being kicked out of home? “I did, I did,” Ben says uneasily. “But about three years ago some more bad stuff came to light and one of them is now in prison. I thought we had made up but we splintered again over the court cases. “And I think that’s way I ended up writing so many songs about family,” he says of a trilogy of albums released from 2011 until 2016 under the names The Family Tree: The Roots, The Family Tree; The Branches and The Family Tree; The Leaves. Ben worked closely on his latest EP, SunnMoonnEclippse, with visual artist Gordon McBryde. “It was a fun project and was the first time I’d worked with a visual artist at the same time as making the music,” he says. “You usually make the music and then send it off to someone to do some visuals – and that’s always cool – but this was different as Gordon would show me ideas first. “I was kind of writing to the visuals he was showing ne which I had never done before,” Ben concludes. Florida-born multiinstrumentalist Radical Face will play Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Wednesday 31 May with tickets via Moshtix and Sam Brittain and Timberwolf as special guests.

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and The Biter Darlings at Wheatsheaf Hotel

SATURDAY 24 JUNE

THURSDAY 25 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 Children Of The Sun (Aireys Inlet), The Burbs (Melbourne), Tom Walker & The Slick Individuals (Melbourne) and Yes Yes, Whatever (Melbourne) at Edinburgh Castle Hotel

SATURDAY 27 MAY

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission (Melbourne) and Raised By Wolves at Wheatsheaf Hotel Brad Gillies (Melbourne) at Crow Bar (Minlaton)

FRIDAY 9 JUNE

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

SATURDAY 10 JUNE

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

TUESDAY 13 JUNE

COMA: Will Vinson (US) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

FRIDAY 16 JUNE

Thundamentals (Blue Mountains) at Governor

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

Radio Birdman (Sydney) and Died Pretty at Governor Hindmarsh Sara Tindley (Melbourne) and The Yearlings at Wheatsheaf Hotel

FRIDAY 30 JUNE

Big Scary, Cub Sport and DJ CC:Disco at Governor Hindmarsh La Bastard (Melbourne) and Kitchen Witch at Grace Emily The Weeping Willows and Brad Butcher at The Singing Gallery (McLaren Bale)

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MONDAY 29 MAY

COMA: Kavita Shah (US) and Steve Newcomb (Qld) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

WEDNESDAY 31 MAY

Radical Face (US), Sam Brittain and Timberwolf at Jive Tash Sultana at Thebarton Theatre

SATURDAY 3 JUNE

Killing Heidi (Violet Town) at Governor Hindmarsh Justin Bernasconi (Melbourne) and Cat Canteri (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

FRIDAY 2 JUNE

Bootleg Rascal at Jive

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

The Undertones (Northern Ireland) at Governor Hindmarsh Shirazz Jazz Band (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

TUESDAY 11 JULY

In Hearts Wake (Byron Bay), Crossfaith (Japan), Polaris and While She Sleeps (Sheffield) at Governor Hindmarsh Touche Amore (US) at Fowler’s Live

WEDNESDAY 12 JULY

Bay City Rollers (Scotland) at Governor Hindmarsh

THURSDAY 13 JULY

Bay City Rollers (Scotland) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 14 JULY

The Wedding Present (UK) and Pink Noise Generator at The Jade Monkey The Meanies (Melbourne) at Enigma Bar

SATURDAY 15 JULY

Grigoryan Brothers (Melbourne) at Trinity Sessions

SUNDAY 16 JULY

Joe Pug and Courtney Marie Andrews at Grace Emily

FRIDAY 21 JULY

STORMZY (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh

SUNDAY 28 MAY

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

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SATURDAY 17 JUNE

Superheist (Frankston), Frakenbok, Dreadnaught, As A Rival, Born Of Dust, Terminal Zero and Suffer The Evenue at Fowler’s Live

WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE

Lewis Watson (UK) at Fowler’s Live

THURSDAY 22 JUNE

Luca Brasi (Tasmania) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 23 JUNE

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

SATURDAY 1 JULY

Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Mitchell at Governor Hindmarsh La Bastard (Melbourne), Hana & Jessie Lee and St Morris Sinners at Exeter Hotel The Weeping Willows, Brad Butcher and Harry Hookey at Wheatsheaf 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 Bon But Not Forgotten (Sydney) at Governor Hindmarsh

FRIDAY 7 JULY

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

WEDNESDAY 26 JULY

Little Mix (UK) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre Jon Stevens (Sydney) and Kate Ceberano (Melbourne) at Her Majesty’s Theatre

FRIDAY 28 JULY

Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

SATURDAY 29 JULY

Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds (Melbourne) at Hotel Metro The Blackeyed Susans (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel Mark Seymour & The Undertow (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh 40UP (Sydney) at Jive

SUNDAY 30 JULY

The Blackeyed Susans (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel

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during June at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide kicking off from 9pm on Friday 9 June with help from Glove Rabbit and Hepe & The Matehs, Friday 16 June with Melbourne’s Grasshole and Hydromedusa, Friday 23 June with Moonhunter and Child before concluding on Friday 30 June with Melbourne’s La Bastard and Satan’s Cheerleaders.

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On Friday 26 May the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, turns 14 so is presenting a free entry shindig with Wheaty Brewing Corps presenting a 13-tap takeover from 6pm on Friday 26 May and Aaron Thomas, Cal Williams Jr and Kelly Menhennett performing from 8pm and Bohemian BBQ food truck parked out the front.

THE HEGGARTIES

Adelaide-based Americana act The Heggarties are set to launch their self-titled debut album at the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Saturday 17 June with special guest Hana Brenecki and tickets limited to 100 with 20 exclusive CD/ticket packages available while they last at <trybooking.com>. As a warm up, The Heggarties will also play a free entry show up at Macclesfield’s warm and cosy Three Brothers Arms Hotel on Friday 26 May.

A CASE OF YOU: THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL

A Case Of You: The Music Of Joni Mitchell, a tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell, will be heading off to Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year so will be stage a fundraiser from 4pm on Monday 12 June at St Mary’s College, Centre For Performing Arts, 253 Franklin Street, Adelaide, with tickets via <trybooking. com>.

The Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore, is starting a local music collection and looking for any South Australian musicians or bands that would be willing to donate a copy of their EP or album to go in it. It can be any genre of music. In fact, the more diverse, the better! Please contact the library on 08 8366 4280 for more information.

THE SUNDAY REEDS

Fresh from their recent single launch, The Sunday Reeds will now be playing the free entry Bandwagons at Jack Rubys, downstairs at 89 King William St, Adelaide, alongside Ghyti from 8pm on Saturday 3 June.

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SEAN KEMP

Fresh from opening for the UK’s Animals & Friends over two nights, Sean Kemp and guests will now be performing a free entry musical affair at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George st, Thebarton, from 9pm on Friday 2 June with Treva as special guest act.

SEMAPHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Applications are now open for those wishing to perform at Semaphore Music Festival at Semaphore on the October long weekend. Applications are open until Thursday 1 June so head over to < http://www. semaphoremusicfestival. com/portfolio_page/artistapplication/> to apply.

CAFÉ TROPPO

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 Mt Kazoo on Friday 26 May.

PLANB

Before once again trekking off overseas, PlanB will present a free entry farewell show in the front bar of the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, from 8pm on Saturday 10 June at which they will have a special deluxe tour edition of their CD available.

LORELAI

Local singer songwriter Lorelai is all set to launch her Secret Love single and video clip from 8pm at The Stirling Hotel, 52 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling, on Friday 16 June.

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.

TAASHA COATES

THE GOV’S VARIETY SHOW Club5082 will be presenting six nights of free entry blues and roots music at Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect, from 7pm on Friday 9 June, Friday 23 June, Friday 7 July, Friday 21 July, Friday 4 August and Friday 18 August as part of Guitars In Bars (and Other Places) and Umbrella Winter City Sounds with acts to be announced soon.

FIDEL’S

KITCHEN WITCH

Kitchen Witch, who are pretty stoked about having their album on limited edition vinyl, have just announced a free entry winter residency

which will feature The Fiddle Chicks, OpenHouse and The Weeping Angels.

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

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.

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.

SA MUSIC HALL OF FAME

RECLINK COMMUNITY CUP

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

Something To Rescue have announced a new EP, When I Come Home, and an all-ages launch at Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, from 7pm on Friday 9 June with special guests Leo and Ezra Hope.

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

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

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 26 May with the nearby Vine St Plaza boasting a DJ, al fresco dining and the famous VW Bar and Wienerbago food truck from 5pm as the final one for the season.

THE LIZARDS

Local punk legends The Lizards have announces at 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.

LEUKEAMIA FOUNDATION

Sticks, Strings & Music Wings have assembled Cal Williams Jr, Courtney Robb, Lost Woods, AP D’Antonio, Hannah Yates and Already Gone to take part in raising funds for the 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

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.

TIMBERWOLF

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.

TRINITY SESSIONS’ 15TH BIRTHDAY CONCERTS

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.

JUNGLE STRINGS

Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Sq, Adelaide, is presenting

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, on Friday 26 May, and joining them to make a night of it are Adelaide’s Appomattox Run. 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.

FLIGHT

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 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.

CRANKA WEDNESDAYS

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 and have Fritz Dolly as special guests.

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.

YOUNG MODERN

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

JEN LUSH

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 Jen 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.

DINO JAG

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.

DECADANSE

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,

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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.

NEON TETRA

THE SAUCERMEN

VELVET MOTH

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.

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.

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 With some highly successful Adelaide Fringe shows

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Continued Seven, Miss Wonderful and Swing DJs at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

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album and more with tickets via the venue or Oztix.

Nakatomi to name but a few.

SEB’S BIRTHDAY

LADY VOODOO & THE RITUALS

Fell At Ten, Canephora and Japam are teaming up to play Seb’s Birthday at Crown & Sceptre, 308 King William St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 27 May with $10 tickets at the door and Keith ‘Skip’ Mitton as master of ceremonies. And yes, there will be a cake.

HAIL, HAIL ROCK’N’ROLL

Dominic Guida will take his audience on the late Chuck Berry’s musical journey when he pays tribute backed a superb eight-piece band at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Td, Hindmarsh, on Friday 2 June with tickets via the venue or Oztix. The Bitter Darlings have 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, but must conclude it on Friday 26 May with Dom Trimboli & The Wizard and Spike The River.

ADELAIDE ROLLER DERBY

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.

After a few months away Lady Voodoo & The Rituals return to Casablabla, 12 Leigh St, Adelaide, with a special dose of funk, R&B and soul from midnight on Saturday 27 May with free entry prior to 10pm.

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ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018

RONNIE TAHENY

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

SCALA

NOOK NOSH Adelaide Roller Derby has launched its 2017 season with the next bout to be from 6pm on Saturday 3 June between Road Train Rollers and Salty Dogs at Wayville’s Adelaide Showgrounds. ARD are also excited to announce that in 2017 they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary (that’s a whole decade of rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’!) throughout the year culminating in a special birthday celebration event on Saturday 16 September.

VINYL SOUL

The next SCALA event will be held from 8pm (doors at 7.30pm) on Thursday 31 May at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with $5 tickets at the door and a food truck parked out the front.

DEFLECTOR

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

RACHAEL LEAHCAR

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

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

WORLD SERIES SONGWRITERS

A fresh night of original music takes place at Gaslight Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, each Wednesday known as World Series Songwriters which features three acts per night from 8pm with free entry and Cracklin’ Rosie Diner open for meals and currently offering a two-for-one Pasta dish on Wednesdays. If you want a gig, call Ricky on 0419 592 685.

THE BLUES LOUNGE

2017 ARBA MEMPHIS BLUES CHALLENGE

Local Adelaide podcast, Vinyl Soul, was awarded national prize for Best Literature, Arts & Music Podcast when Cast Away Awards ran the first ever Australian podcast evening in Sydney at the Giant Dwarf Theatre. Aiden Grant hosts and producers his music focused podcast in Adelaide and his podcast also supports local up-and-coming bands from Adelaide with previous artists including Bad//Dreems, Motez and

acts, to happen from 3pm on Sunday 25 June. As always, Pistol Pete will be on BBQ duties.

The 2017 ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge will kick off at Semaphore Workers Club, 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore, from 8pm on Friday 16 June with heat one to feature The Streamliners, Lazy Eye and The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers. Heat two will take place at the same venue from 4pm on Sunday 18 June with Holler & The Bones, The Black Diamond Roots Band and Steve Brown Band set to battle it out with the final, featuring a number of special guest

The Blues Lounge, hosted by Ronny Davidson and Peter Harris and now in its fifth year, happens as a wellattended, free entry blues jam at The Gaslight Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, every Tuesday evening from 8.30pm until late. Expect surprise special guests each week and Cracklin’ Rosie Diner open for meals from 6pm.

ACOUSTIC CLUB TUESDAY

Acoustic Club Tuesday is a free entry acoustic showcase plus open mic that takes place in the front bar of Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, from 8pm on Tuesday evenings. Check out their Facebook page for details about the weekly line-up.

PROTON PILL

Long-running Adelaide band Proton Pill have relaunched their longrunning Wednesday evening residency at The Lion Hotel, 181 Melbourne St, North Adelaide, with the introduction of three flavours of 25c chicken wings, $6 Coopers Pints and $5 Fireball shots. How do they


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THE WEEPING WILLOWS

Alternative country act The Weeping Willows will have Brad Butcher and Harry Hookey with them when they play the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 1 July. The Weeping Willows and Brad will also be at McLaren Vale’s The Singing Gallery on Friday 30 June.

JOHN FLANAGAN TRIO

John Flanagan Trio will be launching their new single, Beauty On The Bottom, when they play the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, on Thursday 1 June with tickets via <trybooking. com> and an opening set from Mark Curtis and Paddy Montgomery before they undertake regional shows at Auburn’s Courthouse Cultural Centre on Friday 2 June and Tanunda’s Barossa Regional Gallery on Saturday 3 June.

The original voice of Skid Row, Sebastian Bach, will return to Australia this year and will play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 22 October with tickets via the venue or Oztix with the option of special VIP packages.

MAX

Multi-talented pop soul singer, model, actor and dancer MAX will be heading to Australia for the first time and will be at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, for a licensed allages affair on Thursday 7 September with tickets via Moshtix from Friday 25 May.

THE STIFFYS

Crazy Melbourne duo The Stiffys have invited longforgotten Adelaide band The Dairy Brothers to join them when they play Crown & Anchor, 196 Grenfell St,

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