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The Adelaide music scene: to many of you it might be little more than a touring speed bump between Melbourne and Perth but to us it's a way of life. Feast within, on all its dysfunctioning splendour, as we bring you the highly satirical, laughingly fictional and intellectually imbecile tales from our rock & roll wasteland...
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:: DONNARUMMA
(EP Launch) with
THE LUKE LOUIE TRIO
:: ARCHERS
(Farewell Show) with
WEST THEBARTON,
BATTLEHOUNDS and
SINCERELY, GRIZZLY
:: SINCERELY, GRIZZLY
(Single Launch) with
SLOWLY SLOWLY,
and APPARITION
:: ATTONBITUS
(Single Launch)
with FILTHY LUCRE,
MOONHUNTER
and TYMPANO
:: ALANA JAGT &
THE MONOTREMES
(Single Launch) with
AARON THOMAS TRIO
and RYAN MARTIN JOHN
:: HALL OF FAME ::
:: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES** :: ANNIE SIEGMANN :: ARTAX MISSION :: THE AVES :: AVIATOR LANE :: BASTARD SONS OF RUINATION :: THE BATTERY KIDS :: BEARDED GYPSY BAND* :: BOOSTER :: CENTRAL DELI BAND :: CHEER ADVISORY COUNCIL :: CIRCLE CLAN :: COERCE :: COOPS & THE BIRD :: CONCHILLIA :: DANVERS & GHOST KNIFE :: DEAD POPES OF THE VATICAN :: DELUSIONS OF GRANDMA :: DIRT PLAYGROUND :: DOUBLE HANDED* :: THE DUNES :: EGYPT :: ENCARTA / COLONEL KERNEL** :: FIRE! SANTA ROSA FIRE!*** :: FRIENDS :: GLASS SKIES :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT* :: THE HONEY PIES** :: HORROR MY FRIEND* :: ISLE OF VISION :: JUNGLE CITY :: KAMIKAZE :: THE KEEPSAKES* :: THE KILLGIRLS*** :: KORAL & THE GOODBYE HORSES :: LADY STRANGELOVE** :: LEADER CHEETAH* :: LIKE LEAVES** :: LUMONICS* :: LYLA :: MAX SAVAGE & THE FALSE IDOLS*** :: MERE THEORY :: MORALS OF A MINOR* :: THE MOTIVE :: MR WEDNESDAY** :: NO THROUGH ROAD*** :: QUIET CHILD :: QUIET IN THE LAB! :: REALIST FEW :: RIDE INTO THE SUN** :: THE SEA THIEVES* :: THE SHINY BRIGHTS* :: SINCERELY, GRIZZLY*** :: SKELETONS :: SOFT WHITE MACHINE* :: SONS OF ZOKU :: SPARKSPITTER* :: SQUEAKER :: ST. MORRIS SINNERS :: STEERING BY STARS* :: SWIMMING :: TEA :: THE TIMBERS :: TONY FONT SHOW** :: TRACER :: THE TRANSATLANTICS** :: TWO SUNS :: TYGER TYGER* :: THE VILLENETTES* :: WEST THEBARTON BROTHEL PARTY :: WOLF & CUB** :: ZETA ::
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:: Fringe Festival 2012
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:: Fringe Festival 2013
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6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |
11 | 12 | 13 | 14
:: Fringe Festival 2015
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5
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:: Fringe Festival 2017
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2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
[::..b&w episodes..::]
:: A Winter Wonderland
- 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
:: In Limbo - 1 | 2 |
3
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:: B&W July 2012 - 1 | 2 |
3
| 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
[::..special features..::]
:: ARTIST INDEX ::
:: !!! :: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES :: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES (DUET) :: 200 MOTELS :: 4 KINGS LOUD :: 4 VOICE :: 67 SPECIAL :: 78 SAAB :: A.B. ORIGINAL :: A BASKET OF MAMMOTHS :: A.D.K.O.B. :: A RED DAWN :: AAARRR! ALL ABOARD FOR PIRATEY VARIETY :: AARON THOMAS :: AARON THOMAS TRIO :: ABBEY HOWLETT :: ABBEY HOWLETT & THE GOLDEN REALM :: ABLACKWELL :: ACID MOUNTAIN :: ACROSS THE ATLAS :: ADALITA :: ADAM PAGE :: ADELAIDE'S PIPE GUY :: ADNAAN BARAKY :: ADRIAN BELEW :: ADRIAN DEUTSCH :: AFFAIRS OF MEN :: AFI :: AFTER THE FALL :: AIRBOURNE :: ALANA JAGT :: ALANA JAGT & THE MONOTREMES :: ALARM BIRDS & THE SEA THIEVES :: ALIAS & THE JAMS :: ALITHIA :: ALL FLIGHT CREW ARE DEAD :: ALL MADE OF RUBIES :: ALL NIGHT GIRLS :: ALMA KALORAMA :: ALPEN :: ALPHA BETA FOX :: ALPHABETTE :: ALPINE :: ALUKA :: AMBUSH MARKETING :: THE AMCATS :: AMUNDSENS FLAG :: ANDREW HIGGS & THE SAND CASTLE HARUM :: ANDREW P. STREET :: ANDY BULL :: ANDY ROBERTS :: ANGEL & THE BADMAN :: ANGEL EYES :: ANGEL OLSEN :: ANGELIK :: ANGELS OF GUNG-HO :: ANGIE HART :: ANIMAL SHADOWS :: ANIMAL TRAPS :: ANNIE BASS :: ANNIE SIEGMANN :: ANNY DUFF :: ANTHONY ANT :: ANTHONY WIGNALL :: ANTONY OF THE FUTURE :: ANYA ANASTASIA :: ANYA ANASTASIA & THE BIRD WIZDOM CABARET :: ANYA MCNICOL-WINDRAM :: THE APE :: APHELION :: APPARITION :: APPOMATTOX RUN :: ARAKEYE :: THE ARCADE FIRE :: ARCHERS :: ARCHIE :: ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI :: ARGUS & THE LIAR :: ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI :: ARLO COOK :: ARMOUR FOU :: ARRAY :: ART OF ESCAPE :: THE ART OF FLYING KITES :: ARTAX MISSION :: AS THE PENNY DROPS :: THE ASTEROID BELT :: THE ATLANTIC STREET BAND :: ATLASIS & AMICA :: ATTILA MY HONEY :: ATTONBITUS :: AUBERON DANCE ACADEMY :: AUDIUM :: THE AUDREYS :: AUGUSTE :: AURA FORM :: AURORA :: THE AUTHENTIC REPLICAS :: AUXILLA :: AVANT GARDENERS :: THE AVES :: AVIATOR LANE :: AWKWARD LOVE TRIANGLE :: BABES ARE WOLVES :: BABYLON BURNING :: BACHELOR OF ARTS :: BACHELORETTE :: BACK$EAT ROMEOS :: BAD//DREEMS :: BAD LUCK CABARET :: THE BAKER SUITE :: THE BAKER'S DIGEST :: BAKEWELL STREET :: BALL PARK MUSIC :: BANG! BANG! AIDS! :: BANJO JACKSON :: BANJO WEATHERALD :: BANOFFEE :: BARCODE :: THE BARON :: THE BARONS OF TANG :: BASEBALL :: THE BASKERVILLES :: BASTARD SONS OF RUINATION :: BAT FOR LASHES :: BATPISS :: BATRIDER :: THE BATTERY KIDS :: BATTLEHOUNDS :: BATTLE POPE :: BATTLES :: BEACH HOUSE :: BEANIE MY FRIEND :: BEARDED GYPSY BAND :: THE BEARDS :: THE BEASTIE BOYS :: BED WETTER :: BEDHEAD :: THE BEDROOM PHILOSOPHER & HIS AWKWARDSTRA :: THE BEERBELLY BUSKERS :: BEFORE THE AFTERMATH :: BELITTLE LEAGUE :: THE BELLE CURVE :: THE BELLRAYS :: BELOVED ELK :: BEN GEL & THE BONEYARD SAINTS :: BEN ELY'S RADIO 5 :: BEN REVI :: BEN REVI ALL-STAR REVIVAL BAND :: BERMUDA BAY :: BETTY AIRS :: BIG BAD BARRY & THE DEAD SETS :: BIG DADDY'S DISCOTHEQUE :: BIG RICHARD INSECT :: BIG SCARY :: BIG SKY THEORY :: BIG YAWN :: BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR :: BILLY BOB'S BBQ JAM BAND :: BING GOES TO MONACO :: BINKY & THE BUNG MICS :: THE BIRD :: BIRD WIZDOM :: BIRTHGLOW :: BIT BY BATS :: BITCH PREFECT :: THE BITTER DARLINGS :: BITTER SWEET KICKS :: BJORK :: BLACK GOLD :: BLACK LIPS :: BLACKCHORDS :: THE BLACK AND WHITE :: BLACK CORAL :: THE BLACK DOVES :: BLACK KNIGHT :: BLAKE SABAN 3 :: BLAST RHOMBUS :: BLEEDING KNEES CLUB :: THESE BLESSED BONES :: THE BLIND HERD :: BLISTERED PALMS :: BLOOD PLASTIC :: BLOODHOUNDS ON MY TRAIL :: BLOW UP BETTY :: THE BLUEBERRIES :: BLUEJUICE :: BLUSH RESPONSE :: BOB DOWNE :: BOB LOG III :: BODY HORROR :: BOHOEFFER :: THE BON SCOTTS :: BOOSTER :: THE BORDERLAND :: BOS :: THE BOTTLEROCKETS :: BOX ELDER :: THE BOX ROCKETS :: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE :: BRENDAWG & THE DROID :: BRIANNA MAHONEY :: BRIARS :: BRILLIG :: BRITISH INDIA :: THE BRITISH ROBOTS :: THE BRITISH ROBOTS (DUO) :: BRONZE CHARIOT :: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE :: BROKERS :: THE BROTHERS GOON :: BROTHERSISTER :: THE BROUHAHA :: BRUNATEX :: BUFFALO BOYFRIEND :: THE BUMBLEBEEZ :: BURAKA SOM SISTEMA :: BURIED FEATHER :: BURLESQUE BEAUTIES :: BURN THE ASHES :: THE BURNING SEA :: BURNING TOWER :: BURNSIDE MUMS :: BUSHIDO :: BUSTER FIDEZ :: BYE BYE MOUNTAIN :: THE BYZANTINES :: CABBAGE & KINGS :: CABIN CULTS :: CAL WILLIAMS JNR :: CALIFORNIA COUSIN :: CALLERDENIGHT :: CALLING ALL CARS :: CAM GOODALL :: CAMEROM MCTERNAN :: CAMP COPE :: CANDIDA :: CANIDAE :: CANIS VULPES :: CAPTAIN CLEANOFF :: CAPTAIN HELLFIRE & THE WRETCHED BRETHREN :: THE CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY :: CAPTIVES :: CAR SEAT HEADREST :: CARLA LIPPIS & THE MARTIAL HEARTS :: THE CASIO BROTHERS :: CASKET CASE :: CASS McCOMBS :: CASSETTE KIDS :: CAT DOG BIRD :: CAT PARTY :: CELESTITE :: CENTAURZ :: CENTRAL DELI BAND :: CERES :: CESARE :: CHAPMAN STREET :: CHARLIE MONSOON :: CHASING PHOENIX :: CHEER ADVISORY COUNCIL :: CHERRY GRIND :: THE CHEVRON WHORES :: CHÉRIE DE KLERK :: CHILD :: CHILDREN COLLIDE :: CHINESE NEW YEAR :: CHRIS FINNEN :: CHORAL GRIEF :: CHVRCHES :: CIARAM GRANGER :: CIRCLE CLAN :: CIRCUS ARCADE :: THE CITRADELS :: CITRUS JAM :: CITY CALM DOWN :: CITY RIOTS :: THE CLANGERS :: CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH :: THE CLIQUE :: CLOUD CONTROL :: CLOUD NOTHINGS :: THE CLOWNS OF DECADENCE :: CLUE TO KALO :: COBRA :: COCK :: COERCE :: COG :: COLLARBONES :: COLLIDE/ESCAPE :: COLLIDER :: COLONEL KERNEL :: COLORBLIND :: COLOURISE :: CONCHILLIA :: CONSOLE WARRIORS :: COOKIE BAKER :: COOKIE BAKER & HER SPECIAL SECRET SPELLS :: COOL JUMPER :: COOL JUMPER & TANTIVY FAIR :: COOPS & THE BIRD :: CORPUS :: CORTEZ :: COSMO BLACK :: COSMO THUNDERCAT :: COSMO THUNDERCAT (DUO) :: COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR :: COY CARP :: CRACKWHORE :: THE CRAYON FIELDS :: CREEPERS :: CRUSTY SUITCASE BAND :: THE CRYING GAME :: CUB SCOUTS :: CURSES :: CUT COPY :: CUT OFF YOUR HANDS :: THE DAIRY BROTHERS :: DAISY BUCHANAN :: DAIYE SPA :: DALLAS FRASCA :: DALLI :: DAMN ARMS :: DAMN TERRAN :: DAMNED MEN :: DAMO SUZUKI NETWORK :: DAN DEVLIN :: DANCE TIL YOU CAN'T SAY YEAH! :: DANGER & PLASTIC :: DANGEROUS! :: DANIEL VARRICCHIO :: DANIELE VILELLA :: DANVERS :: DANVERS & GHOST KNIFE :: DAPPLED CITIES :: THE DARDANELLES :: THE DARK LIGHTS :: DAS UBBERDUNG :: DAVE PHILLIPS :: DAY RAVIES :: DAYDREAM :: THE DAYLIGHT BRAVES :: DAYSWORTH FIGHTING :: THE DEAD BELLS :: DEAD END FRIENDS :: DEAD FRENCHMEN :: DEAD JOE :: DEAD POPES OF THE VATICAN :: DEADLY ARE THE NAKED :: DEAFAULT :: DEAR PLASTIC :: DEEP SEA ARCADE :: THE DEER JOHNS :: DEERHUNTER :: DEJA :: DEJA ENTENDU :: DELIA OBST :: THE DELTA RIGGS :: DELUSIONS OF GRANDMA :: DESCRIBE ELIZA :: DESERT CROOKS :: A DEVIL AMONGST THE TAILORS :: THE DEVILROCK FOUR :: DEXTER JONES :: DIAMOND SINS :: DIANA SCALZI :: DICK DIVER :: DIE! DIE! DIE! :: DIESEL WITCH :: DIIV :: DIPLOMAT :: DIPSTONE :: DIRT PLAYGROUND :: THE DIRTY MONKS :: DIRTY WOLVES :: THE DIVINE FLUXUS :: DIZZEE RASCAL :: DJ KELE OKEREKE :: DJ SHADOW :: DJ SPOZ :: DJANGO ROWE TRIO :: DMA'S :: DOE :: DOM TRIMBOLI & THE WIZARDS :: DON MORRISON :: DONNARUMMA :: DOUBLE DENIM :: DOUBLE DRAGON :: DOUBLE HANDED :: DOZERS :: DRAWN FROM BEES :: THE DREAMBOATS :: DRILLER JET ARMSTRONG :: THE DRONES :: DROPLET :: DRUID FLUIDS :: DRUNK MUMS :: DUD PILLS :: DUKES OF WINDSOR :: DUMB EARTH :: DUNE RATS :: THE DUNES :: DUNGEN :: DUSTY LEE :: DUSTY LEE & THE ANGELS OF GUNG HO :: DUSTY LEE'S WASTED WANDERERS :: DZ :: DZ DEATHRAYS :: EAST END VILLAINS :: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN :: ECHO & THE EMPRESS :: EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING :: EGYPT :: THE EL CAMINOS :: ELECTRIC WIDOWS :: THE ELEVENTH HOUR :: THE E.L.F. :: EL-P :: ELECTRIC EXILES :: ELEPHANT :: ELLEN KIBBLE :: ELVIS :: EMDEE :: EMERGENCY RULE :: EMILY DAVIS :: EMPERORS :: EMMA HORWOOD :: EMPIRE VAGABOND :: ENCARTA :: ENDLESS NAMELESS :: ENEMY OF :: ENNIS TOLA :: ENVY STREET :: ES IST SUPER :: EVEN :: EXPATRIATE :: THE EXPLODERS :: EXPLODING PLASTIC INEVITABLE :: EZRA HOPE :: FACEMEAT :: FACEMEAT - A ROCK OPERA :: FAITH NO MORE :: FAIR MAIDEN :: THE FAK :: FAKE LAKE :: FAKE TAN :: FASCINATOR :: THE FAT SACK :: FAT TAILED ANTICHINUS :: FAVOUR THE BRAVE :: FEAR AND LOATHING :: THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS :: FEIST :: FEMME FATALES :: FERGUS O'REGAN :: FEZ FAANANA :: FIGHTERPILOT :: A FILM FOR THE FUTURE :: FILTHY LUCRE :: THE FINISHING SCHOOL :: FINNEN & DAVIDSON :: THE FINNS :: FIRS :: FISHING WITH HENRY :: FIRE! SANTA ROSA, FIRE! :: FIST PUMP, FIST BUMP :: FISTFUL OF TROJANS :: FLEUR GREEN :: FKA TWIGS :: THE FLEEING MINDS :: THE FLOORS :: FLORENCE & THE MACHINE :: FLUME :: THE FOLKO-OH-NOES :: FONT PLAYS FONT :: FORCES :: FOREIGN/NATIONAL :: FOREST OF GNOMES :: FORMER CHILD STARS :: FOX FAEHRMANN :: FOXX ON FIRE :: FRANZ FERDINAND :: FRAUD MILLIONAIRES :: FREESTATE :: FRESH KILLS :: FRIDAY'S FOX :: FRIENDS :: FROM THE DEAD SEA :: FULL CONTACT SAFARI :: THE FUMES :: FUNK LATIN UNION :: FUNKOARS :: FUTURE FARM :: FUTURE ISLANDS :: THE FYOOGS :: GALAPAGOOSE :: GALAXY CAT :: GALLEON :: GAVIN DE ALMEIDA :: GAY PARIS :: THE GELS :: GEMINI DOWNS :: GENERATION SWINE :: GEORDIE LITTLE :: GERMEIN SISTERS :: GG ALAN BINDIG :: GHOST WALK :: GHOUL :: GHYTI :: GHYTI (DUO) :: GHYTI & THE PHILANTHROPIC ORCHESTRA :: GINDIANA BONES AND THE SEVERAL KIDNEYS OF THE UNDERGROUND TRAIN STATION :: GINFOX VS HELLO NEWMAN :: GIRL TALK :: THE GIVEAWAYS :: GLASS :: GLASS DUNES :: GLASS SKIES :: GLASS TOWERS :: GLISK :: GNARLS BARKLEY :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT (Lounge Set) :: GOLD BLOOM :: THE GOOD CHINA :: GOOD BOY :: GOON WIZARRD :: GOTYE :: GRACE: THE SONGS OF JEFF BUCKLEY :: GRACE GOODFELLOW :: GRAFTON PRIMARY :: THE GRAND RAPIDS :: THE GRATES :: GRAVEYARD TRAIN :: GREAT GABLE :: THE GREETING METHOD :: GRENADIERS :: GREY DATURAS :: GRIMES :: GRIMEY :: GROOVE ARMADA :: GROUND COMPONENTS :: THE GROWL :: GUILLAUME SOLO ACOUSTIC :: GUINEAFOWL :: GUN IT :: GÜNTER & THE SAFEWORD :: GYRO :: HAIM :: HAL BIRD :: HALCYON DRIVE :: HALFWAY TO FORTH :: HANNAH FAIRLAMB :: THE HAPPY ENDINGS :: HAPPY SOMETIMES :: HAR MAR SUPERSTAR :: THE HARD ACHES :: HARMLESS HUNTER :: HARMONY :: HARRY FREEMAN :: HARTS :: HAWKS OF ALBA :: HAYSTACKS CALHOON :: HEAPS GOOD FRIENDS :: HEATH WEBER :: HEKYL :: HELLO, LOVER :: HELLO NEWMAN :: HELMET :: HESTON DROP :: HEY FEVER :: HEY LADY! :: HI, I'M RECLUSIVE AUTHOR THOMAS PYNCHON :: HIGH STAKES :: HIGH TENSION :: HIGH VIOLET :: HIGHTIME :: HILLS & TRAINS :: HIT THE JACKPOT :: THE HOLD STEADY :: THE HOLIDAYS :: HOLOGRAPHIC CHARIZARD :: HOLOGRAPHIC COLTS :: HOLY FUCK :: HOLY HOLY :: THE HOLY SEA :: HOLY SERPENT :: HOME FOR THE DEF :: THE HONEY PIES :: HORROR MY FRIEND :: HOSPITAL THE MUSICAL :: HOT WINGS :: HOUSE OF JADE :: HOWL AT THE MOON :: HOWL 'N BONES :: HOWLING BELLS :: THE HOWLING FOG :: HUMBLE BEE :: HUMMINGBIRD :: HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY :: THE HUNTED CROWS :: HURRICANE JANE :: HURRICANES :: THE HUSHES :: HUXLEY :: I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT WEEZER :: I HEART HIROSHIMA :: I, A MAN :: ICE ON MERCURY :: ID :: IGGY POP & THE STOOGES :: IIAH :: ILLICIT EVE :: IMMIGRANT UNION :: IMOGEN BRAVE :: IMPARTIAL :: THE IMPOSSIBLE QUICHE :: THE INCHES :: INDIAGO :: INSTITUT POLAIRE :: INTERCOOLER :: INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF MOJO :: THE INTERNET :: INTERPOL :: INTERZONE EXPRESS :: INTROVERT :: INUETTE :: INWOODS :: IRAAN SANADZADEH :: IRIDIUM :: IRIE KNIGHTS :: THE IRRESPONSIBLES :: ISLE OF CAPRI :: ISLE OF VISION :: IT'S A HOAX :: IT'S A HOAX (INSTRUMENTAL) :: IT'S WARSAW :: IVORY :: J-LO BIAFRA :: J-WAH :: JACK LONDON :: JACKSON FIREBIRD :: JAMES PARRY :: JANE'S ADDICTION :: JAPAM :: JAPANDROIDS :: JAPANTHER :: JARVIS :: JARVIS COCKER :: JASON SIMON (DEAD MEADOW) :: JAY WALKER AND THE PEDESTRIANS :: JAYNE-ANNE POWER :: JEFF MARTIN & TEREPAI RICHMOND :: JESS KENT :: JESS PORTER :: JESSE DAVIDSON :: JESSE FRANCIS :: JESUS CHRIST POSSE :: THE JEZABELS :: JIKA :: JIMMY & THE MIRRORS :: JIMMY EAT WORLD :: JIMMY MARIN :: JIMMY MOUNTAIN :: JOE MCKEE :: JOEL STERN :: JOEL STERN, CURED PINK & TIMOTHY TATE :: THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS :: JON ADDAMS :: JON MARCO :: JON MORTIMER :: JONNY BLIZZARD :: JORDAN TITO :: JOSH CALLIGEROS :: JOURNEY WELL SPACE WIZARD :: JOY & SPARKS :: JP COE & THE DELEGATES :: JUDGE MENTAL :: JUMP! 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:: Friday, February 06, 2004

BIG FREAKING DAY OUT
one week later..
here's my blow by blow quick review of this year's ADELAIDE BIG DAY OUT..
coz.. um, I dunno.. some people were actually asking me wot I thought..
um.. seriously, why? wot does my opinion hafta do with this.. WHY ARE YOU READING ME!!?? HUH!??
(ahem..) nevermind.. I get a bit like that sometimes..

BEAT SMUGGLAZ - 12:30PM to 1:15PM
well, seen these guys enough times at the RHINO ROOM.. and sometimes, despite how cool it is to have local acts you know at the BIG DAY OUT, why watch 'em?? they're gonna be playing another gig in a week's time at the RHINO ROOM anywaze.. oh sure.. I know.. you get them on a big stage.. with a big PA..
eh.. I dunno.. guess I like local bands doing pub gigs / club gigs better.. it always seems like a funkier vibe.. more intimate surroundings.. more in key with their sound.. or something..
but, shit.. wot am I saying.. WE tried to get onto the BIG DAY OUT this year!!??.. heh..
anywaze.. these guys were good.. they looked weirdly hungover tho'.. dunno why.. but, yeah.. they seemed at ease on stage.. going loopy.. good stuff.. (nothing special tho'..) but yeah, seemed a bit empty up there..

TIDAL - 12:30PM to 1PM
saw enough of BEAT SMUGGLAZ.. so hopped on down to the neighboring essential stage.. to check these guys, played one or 2 gigs with these guys years ago.. and they're damn funny bastards.. running that whole SLIPKNOT theatrical angle.. the entire band dressed in white, white faces.. screaming like chimps.. a class act.. and worked well in a BIG DAY OUT setting.. this is an example of a local band WORKING a big stage successfully.. somehow I felt the vibe more.. I dunno.. kill me if ya disagree.. but they could "fill" the stage..

THE DARKNESS - 1:15PM to 2PM
one of the "must see" acts of the BDO.. at least merely for the comical glamrock / death metal nutty theatrics and idiotic cliches.. like a big 'ol acid flashback to the 80's.. but funny.. yup, these guys were the shit.. we were miles away from the stage watching it.. and come to think of it.. should've been in the thick of the mosh.. would've been a crankin' one.. they had the sense of humour, they rocked hard.. nice one guys..

SALMONELLA DUB - 1:15PM to 2PM
caught a bit of these guys.. and um.. nothing really of note..
sorta wished I felt some vibe here.. coz I kinda dig that whole rastafarian electronica vibe..

THE DATSUNS - 2PM to 2:50PM
I think I only heard these guys, coz Stuckey wanted to get riiight in the front.. for the BLACK EYED PEAS.. so, meanwhile.. waiting.. we heard the Datsuns on the neighboring main stage.. didn't realise these guys did that kickarse little rocker - "MOTHERFUCKER FROM HELL".. and yeah, these guys rocked out.. they pushed it to the bleeding edge.. nice distraction dudes..

BLACK EYED PEAS - 2:50PM to 3:40PM
ok.. so their new album "ELEPHUNK" totally licks donkeys balls.. I wouldn't even wipe me arse on it.. wot with it's cheesy R&B / Justin Timberlake flavours.. (bleck!).. but they DID release the album "Bridging the Gap" in the late 90's.. and that album ROCKED.. so, thought I'd give these guys a go.. and Stuckey wuz idiotic keen to see 'em.. so.. at the front of the crowd for this one..
really didn't think a (now commercially cheesy) hiphop act would warrant such psychotic mosh pit action.. we even had crowd surfers.. one almost flew right at my head and knocked me digital camera out've me hand.. the obnoxious little bastard.. coz.. there I wuz.. busily gettin' photo's of that chick from that band.. oooooh yeah, she can make it move.. WOOOYEAAH!..
overall tho'.. their set wuz severly lacking in energy.. they played some oldskool classics.. (damn nice), played some stuff I never heard of.. (mostly just ignorance) tried, in a really lame way to work the crowd.. I mean.. shit.. seriously.. trying the idea of getting the entire crowd to "GET DOWN LOW".. over and over.. just doesn't work... it didn't work the 1st time.. and it sure as hell didn't work the next 8 times you idiots tried it.. things just got worse when they played their new shitty R&B album crap.. just sucked the energy for me.. but, y'know.. that chick.. she can move it.. that saved it for me.. plus, there wuz this bit when one of the dudes from the DARKNESS turned up to do a guitar solo.. that wuz cool.. still, Stuckey wuz getting pissed off at this stage.. coz one of the MC's kept snubbing our side of the crowd.. spitting in our direction.. and then hyping up the otherside.. Stuckey took it personally and held a grudge all day about it.. "duude.. when I meet that guy.. I'm gonna let him HAVE IT!!" (as for whether he actually DID ever meet the guy, that's a different story entirely..) either way.. the BLACK EYED PEAS.. considering their latest album.. wuz about as crap as I expected.. not really THAT bad.. but, not brilliant either

there wuz dragging moment around about here.. as we attempted to get some beers from the bar in the BOILER ROOM.. which is never a good idea.. seriously, at the BIG DAY OUT.. why bother wasting an HOUR to buy some beers.. who needs EXTRA stimulation.. when you got ALL this music?? (well.. unless you're lucky enough to sneak in yer own drugs.. ;) )

1200 TECHNIQUES - 4:30PM to 5:15PM
the Black Eyed Peas could learn a few things from these guys.. these guys KNOW how to rock it live.. busting out mad jams.. getting the crowd jumpin'.. the improv freestyle funky shit.. yup, these guys are gonna go far.. I dunno if my eyesight wuz decieving me.. but I think I saw dudes from the SLEEPY JACKSON up on the ramp next to the stage, checking these guys out.. but yeah, these guys were a class act all the way thru..

yet another rambling beer break here..
no idea why..
I think it wuz at this moment that I realised.. "oops.. getting a bit sunburnt here"..

JET - 5:45 to 6:30PM
the whole place wuz sardine packed like crazy, no room to breath, just ripe for a panick crazed stampede with the claustrophobia.. and the stench of human decay.. methinks they really should of got these guys on the main stage.. and not one of the side ones.. coz there wuz NO room to do anything.. when we got there.. we saw some nutty chick on stage with a tamborine rocking out with the band.. only later did I realise.. (after reading this week's RIP IT UP) that it wuz actually the chick from the DANDY WARHOLS.. so, seems like nutty collaborative team shit wuz all over this BDO.. (which is kinda cool.. should be more of it..) these guys rocked.. there's no doubt they would rock.. I just wish I had more room.. to.. I dunno.. DO ANYTHING.. it wuz seriously just TOO CRAZY in there.. but, hey.. you get that for being the IT BAND of the hour..

took a dead hour.. to grab some munchies..
went for the traditional INDIAN FOOD feast, coz it always does the trick.. (note: AVOID THE VINDALOO, I did that back in 2002 and it almost killed me.. dammit..)..

THE STROKES 7:30PM to 8:30PM
I think these guys seriously suit a smaller club / pub venue.. more than the BIG DAY OUT.. coz, somehow the vibe didn't work for me.. they were cool n everything, don't get me wrong.. but, something felt missing for me.. some of that energy, lost.. in an open venue.. still caught enough of their set.. to say "I was there"..

APHEX TWIN + LUKE VIBERT - 7:15PM to 8:45PM
the big FREAKING DISSAPPOINTMENT of the BIG DAY OUT.. coz, hey.. Aphex Twin wuz one of the big reasons I WENT to this years BDO (besides.. y'know.. you just GOTTA go to the BDO.. I mean.. shit.. wot reason do you have for staying home? sheeeesh!). Anywaze.. wot can I say.. the entire gig, wuz played out.. from 2 heads hidden behind laptop PC's.. hidden behind these huuuuge stage blocks.. so, all you saw ALL gig.. besides the video displays.. wuz 2 somewhat concealed heads behind laptops.. doing.. NOTHING.. I mean, shit... you couldn't see Aphex Twin at ALL the entire gig.. he wuz so well hidden.. in fact, the ONLY thing he did. wuz at the end.. he went "thumbs up".. and freaking LEFT.. I mean.. WOT THE FUCK??
and the music itself wuzn't much to speak of.. I'm very familiar with Aphex Twin.. so, it's not due to ignorance.. but, the whole set wuz ( a ) lacking any kind've crankin' intensity ( b ) lacking any known "anthems" of Aphex Twin.. of which there are many - DONKEY RHUBARB, ON, COME TO DADDY, BOY / GIRL, WINDOWLICKER.. etc.. ( c ) lacking any actual experimentation.. or any cool weirdness factor.. I dunno, the whole thing just stank of laziness.. or.. some kinda aloof snobbery.. it really shat me off.. and you could tell the crowd wuz just hanging there.. waiting the entire gig.. for SOMETHING TO FREAKING HAPPEN.. but nothing ever did.. a big flushing toilet on that one.. Bleck!

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA - 8:30PM to 9:30PM
this wuz freaking hilarious.. definitely a funny highlight of the BDO.. when we got there it seemed innocent enough, just some oldskool flavoured B-BOY hiphop action.. slo-mo oldskool looping breakbeats, a bunch of B-BOY dudes flipflopping all over the joint and body poppin n floor spinning n shit... with an MC yelling out the usual measure of the get-the-party-started cliches.. but, then.. things got interesting.. I dunno if it wuz just the MC pimping for Bambaataa.. or perhaps lining up dates for himself after the BDO.. but, he started pulling all these hot chicks from the crowd.. got 'em on stage.. got 'em dancing.. till.. the WHOLE FREAKING STAGE wuz just filled with these funny chicks.. bumpin' n grinding away.. with the MC woopin' it up crazy, and getting all hyper.. if he saw any HINT of girl on girl funk action.. even trying to line up some 3'some girl frenzy.. damn funny to watch, and perhaps.. a little creepy.. but, definitely a funny hightlight.. makes me wonder wot the hell Africa Bambaataa thought about all of the MC antics.. sitting at the back in his little DJ booth.. wacky stuff..

METALLICA - 8:45PM to 10:30PM
despite wot I think of Metallica.. despite how much I reckon they just sold out, when they went after NAPSTER with all that lawsuit action.. and how much I think their latest album - ST. ANGER is just a piece of shit... and how much I just couldn't give a rats either way, whether they lived or died.. there wuz no denying.. no escaping their live set.. I mean, these BASTARDS wouldn't let ya leave.. everytime we thought do duck off.. to catch some FLAMING LIPS.. or the start of BASEMENT JAXX.. Metallica would fire up one of their classics - ONE, ENTER SANDMAN.. etc.. etc.. every song wuz a deja vu flashback.. a freakin' classic.. there wuz just no escaping.. and then, just when you thought it wuz over.. and you could leave.. the freaking bastards unleashed volley after volley of fireworks from the stage.. DAAAMN.. you guys made me miss the FLAMING LIPS.. you BAAASTARDS (yes.. I heard they were brilliant.. that I wuz crazy to miss them.. oh THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH METALLICA.. you guys ROCK.. and I FUCKEN HATE THE LOT OF Y'UZ )

BASEMENT JAXX - 10PM to 11:45PM
I really wuzn't expecting much from these guys, expecting just a DJ set.. and, from that.. not much.. considering I've got the albums.. and they're a mixed bag on record.. some cool songs.. some just annoying. and some downright cheesy.. I really didn't know wot to expect.. and didn't expect much.. but.. HOLY CRAP THESE GUYS FUCKEN ROCKED!! I mean.. I wuz gibbering like a spastic by the end.. they seriously made it one of THE BEST FREAKING FINALES at a BIG DAY OUT.. like.. ever.. and YES, I wuz at the BDO back in 2000.. when the CHEMICAL BROTHERS finished the night.. BASEMENT JAXX beat them.. I didn't believe it possible.. but, there.. I said it.. these guys were freakin' awesome..
of course.. it helped we were situated near the front.. in direct firing range of the main left speaker.. rattling our innards with it's volley after volley of earthquaking bass.. but, yeah.. wot can I say.. they were FUNKY as FUCK.. LOUD as FUCK.. they had enough PUNK energy, to make me forget the cheesy HOUSE MUZAK aspects.. and damn, but wuzn't the stage antics just freaky.. they had everything up there.. the 2 main dudes.. tagteaming between keyboard decks.. to vocals, to guitar, to bongos.. 2 funny little packrat black chicks with crazy hair, charging head on at each other and picking fights.. this BIG diva black chick with the soaring voice and the mile high afro.. and this freaking HOT punk electro chick.. and she just fucken ROCKED.. there wuz this one song - CISH CASH.. where she fronts the stage.. head to toe in skintight leather PVC.. dragging around one of them funny little black chicks on a dog leash.. strutting around the stage.. and SCREAMING like a satanic fiend.. HOLY CRAP.. I wuz a dribbling loon all thru that song.. fucken A-grade.. just wish my camera hadn't ran out've batteries well before that gig.. otherwise.. I woulda got some footage.. d'oh.. but yeah.. OH MY FREAKING GAWD the BASEMENT JAXX rocked it.. fucken niiiice one guys..

and.. so.. that wuz the BIG DAY OUT..
there wuz some nuttiness AFTER the gig.. some afterparties in various locations..
but, nothing worth speaking of here..
all in all.. one of the classic BDO's.. right up there with 1997 (with the PRODIGY) and 2000 (Red Hot Chili Peppers / Foo Fighters / Chemical Brothers / Nine Inch Nails.. oooh yes!)

phew.. so you can see why I wuz dead the next few days after..
all lobster red sunburnt, voice trashed.. croaking like a frog, creaking joints.. yeaaooouch..

whoa.. wot a day..
so.. who's playing the NEXT BDO.. eh? ;)

:: Spoz 1:02 AM |
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