:: SPOZ's RANT ::

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...
:: home | contact | youtube | bandcamp | instagram | google+ | twitter | facebook |

[::..latest blogs..::]
:: JAPAM, PSYCHIC 5,
CELESTITE, and
BAD//DREEMS
:: THE BITTER DARLINGS,
DOM TRIMBOLI &
THE WIZARDS and
SPIKE THE WIZARD
:: A DAY OF CLARITY
2017 (Festival) with
SCREAMFEEDER, FAIR
MAIDEN, BATTLEHOUNDS,
LAST DAYS OF KALI,
LITTLE DUST, KORAL
& THE GOODBYE
HORSES and MANE
:: SURVIVING SHARKS
and ANGELIK
:: THE SUNDAY REEDS
(Single Launch) with
THANES, THE CLANGERS
and HANNAH FAIRLAMB
:: 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 ::
[::..rant awards..::]
:: 2008 - 1 | 2 | 3 ::
::
2009 - 1 | 2 | 3 ::
::
2010 - 1 | 2 | 3 ::
::
2011 - 1 | 2 | 3 ::
:: RECOMMENDED ::
[::..global..::]
:: NME
:: SPIN
[::..local..::]
[::..blogosphere..::]
[::..miscellaneous..::]
:: XKCD
:: SITE FEATURES ::
[::..video blogs..::]
[::..festival blogs..::]
:: Fringe Festival 2012
- 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |
11 | 12 | 13 | 14
:: Fringe Festival 2013
- 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |
11 | 12 | 13 | 14
:: Fringe Festival 2015
- 1 | 2
| 3 | 4 |
5
| 6 | 7 | 8
:: Fringe Festival 2017
- 1 |
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
| 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
:: 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 :: 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 :: 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 :: 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! YOU REVOLUTIONARY :: JUNGLE CITY :: JUNGLEMIRE :: JUPITER :: JUPITER (DUO) :: JUPITER LEAD :: KAB SAVVY :: KAHL WALLIS :: KAMIKAZE :: KAMIKAZE TRIO :: KANGAROO SKULL :: KARL MELVIN :: KASABIAN :: KASAVETT :: KATE VIGO & THE UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA :: KAURNA CRONIN :: KAZKARIV :: THE KEEPSAKES :: KELLIE LLOYD :: KELLY MENHENNETT :: KELSHY :: THE KEMP BROTHERS :: KHAN :: KID SAM :: KIDS IN CULTS :: KIDS WITH TEETH :: KIKUYU :: THE KILL DEVIL HILLS :: KILLER BIRDS :: THE KILLBOT FACTORY :: THE KILLGIRLS :: KING DADDY :: KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD :: KING KRILL :: KING KRULE :: KING OF THE NORTH :: KINGSTON DOWNES :: KINGSWOOD :: KINS :: KIRK SPECIAL :: KIRK WATT :: KITCHEN WITCH :: KITTEN KONG :: KITTYHAWK :: KOI CHILD :: KORAL :: KORAL & THE GOODBYE HORSES :: KRIS WANDERS :: KRISTINA MILTIADOU :: KURT VILE :: KYLIE BRICE TRIO :: KYRI :: KYTES OF OMAR :: LA FEMME LE FEVER :: LADY GUNG-HO & THE ANGELS OF STRANGELOVE :: LADY STRANGELOVE :: THE LADYBEATLES :: LADYHAWKE :: LAHARA :: LANCE LAZER & TALIBAND :: LARSEN :: LAST DAYS OF KALI :: LAST DINOSAURS :: THE LAST SUPPER :: LATE NIGHT MATINEE :: LATER THAT NIGHT :: LAURA HILL :: LAURA IMBRUGLIA :: LAW & DISORDER :: LAZARO'S DOG :: LC3'S :: LEADER CHEETAH :: LEFT :: LEGENDS OF MOTORSPORT :: LEIGHSTARDUST :: THE LEITMOTIF :: LEITMOTIV LIMBO :: LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT :: LEMURIAN :: LENIN MCCARTHY :: LEO :: LEAPING FELIX :: LES SAVY FAV :: THE LEVITATORS :: LIFE IN LETTERS :: LIGHTS :: LIKE KITES :: LIKE LEAVES :: LIL VALENTINE :: LILY MOJITO :: LILLY SIM :: LILLYS RADIO :: LINE HONOURS :: LIPSMACK :: LITTLE BRIDGET :: LITTLE CAPTAIN :: LITTLE DRAGON :: LITTLE DUST :: LITTLE ICE AGE :: LITTLE PRINCE :: LITTLE TWO EYES :: THE LIZARDS :: LO! :: LOADED LEOPARD :: LOCAL REVOLUTION :: LOEMAX :: THE LONDON ROAD POETS :: THE LONELINESS OF A MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER :: LONELY FIRE :: LONG WALK HOME :: LONI RAE :: LOON LAKE :: LORDE :: LOST COSMONAUT :: THE LOST SHOW :: LOST VALENTINOS :: LOST WOODS :: LOUIS DONNARUMMA :: LOUISE ADAMS :: LOUISE & THE TORNADOS :: LOUISE ADAMS & THE FRINGE DWELLERS :: LOVE CREAM :: THE LOVE JUNKIES :: LOVE OF DIAGRAMS :: LOVE STEREO :: LOVE ZOMBIES :: THE LUCKSMITHS :: LUKE ASHBY BAND :: LUKE CARLINO :: LUKE DUX :: LUKE ESCOMBE :: LUKE EYGENRAAM :: LUKE GOLDING :: THE LUKE LOUIE TRIO :: LUMONICS :: LYLA :: MAC DEMARCO :: MACH PELICAN :: MACKENZIE :: MAD SHAPES :: MADCLASSIC :: MAGGIE & LOUIS :: MAGIC BONES :: THE MAGNETS :: MAKING :: MAMMAL :: MAMMOTH :: MAMMOTH LOGIC :: MANE :: MANI NEUMEIER & THE BITCHES OF ZEUS :: MANOR :: MARCUS COROWA :: MARK CURTIS BAND :: MARCUS WARNECKE & SAM PORTER :: MARDEN :: MARGARET LLOYD & SEB TONKIN :: MARK CURTIS :: MARLA SINGER :: MARY TREMBLES :: MARY WEBB :: MASSIVE :: MASTER'S CURIOUS DELIRIUM :: MATHEMATIC :: MATHIEU WERCHOWSKI :: MATT BANHAM :: MATTHEW BARLOW :: MATT HAYWARD :: MATTHEW MILES :: MAX SAVAGE :: MAX SAVAGE & THE FALSE IDOLS :: MAYDAY FAIR :: MAYFIELD :: MCKISKO :: MEAKE :: MEANWELL COLLEGE :: THE MEDICS :: MEGAFAUNA :: MENAGERIE :: MERCY ARMS :: MERE THEORY :: THE MESS HALL :: MESSRS :: METHYL ETHEL :: METZ :: MEZZANINE :: MICHAEL STOWERS :: MICK ARMSTRONG, ANDY ARMSTRONG & STAN BASTIRAS :: THE MIDDLE EAST :: MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS :: THE MILTON EXPERIENCE :: MIKE MCKEON :: MIKE RADZEVICIUS :: MIKE TILBROOK :: MIKEY (EX ARTAX MISSION) :: MINDSHOWER :: MIO :: MIRRORLINE :: THE MISCHIEF :: MISCHIEF THE CAT :: MISS GOLLY GOSH :: MISS RENEE SIMONE :: THE MISSION IN MOTION :: MM9 :: MOGERLAINE :: THE MOLTING VULTURES :: MOMOKO SODA :: MONA LISA OVERDRIVE :: MONDO PHASE BAND :: MONEY FOR ROPE :: THE MONIKERS :: MONKEY PUZZLE TREE :: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL :: MOODY BELLES :: MOONFAKER :: MOONHUNTER :: MORALS OF A MINOR :: THE MORNING AFTER GIRLS :: MOTHER'S CAKE :: THE MOTHERFUCKING MOTHERFUCKERS :: MOTHERSLUG :: THE MOTIVE :: MOTOWN CONNECTION :: MOUNTAIN STATIC :: MOUNTAIN STRANGER :: MOUNTAINS IN THE SKY :: MOUNTBATTEN :: MOURGOS GRUND :: THE MOURNING SONS :: MOVE TO STRIKE :: MOVIN' MELVIN BROWN :: MR ROSEWATER :: MR WEDNESDAY :: MUM'S TENNIS FRIENDS :: MUMFORD & SONS :: MUNCHKIN :: MUSCLE CAR VS HIGH STAKES :: MUSTERED COURAGE :: MUTEMATH :: MY DISCO :: MY SISTER THE COP :: MYLES MAYO :: N.A.S.A. :: NAKATOMI :: NAOMI KEYTE :: NAOMI KEYTE & TANNON KEW :: NATHAN KAYE :: NAZZ AND THE RED PONIES :: NEO FIX :: NEOHIP :: NEON BOGART :: NEON ELECTRIC :: NEREEDA :: NERVOUS GERBAL :: THE NEW CABAL :: NEW PANTS :: NEW POLLUTANTS :: NEW TRANSLATION :: NICK MURPHY :: THE NEW VAGUE :: NEW WHITE SNEAKERS :: NEW YORK DOLLS :: NEWTONHEATH :: NICHOLAS ALLBROOK :: NICK OLIVERI :: NICK OLIVERI & FILTHY LUCRE :: NICKER TEENS :: NIGEL KOOP & STEVIE BEE :: NIKAI :: NIKKO :: NIKKO & SNOOKS :: NITIDUS :: NO BIRDS :: NO THROUGH ROAD :: NO ZU :: NOBODY KNEW THEY WERE ROBOTS :: THE NOVOCAINES :: NUVO :: THE NYMPHS :: O' LITTLE SISTER :: THE OCEAN PARTY :: OCEANICS :: ODYSSEY :: THE OFFCUTS :: OH MERCY :: OH MINOR :: OH MY GUARD! :: OISIMA :: OKKERVIL RIVER :: OLD MATE :: OLIVERS ARMY :: OLLIE ENGLISH :: OLLY HOLMES :: ONE THOUSAND COUPLES :: ONION :: ONLY OBJECTS :: ONNIE ART :: THE ORBWEAVERS :: ORELIA :: THE OSCILLATORS :: OSH10 :: OVERVIEW EFFECT :: OWLS OF THE SWAMP :: PABLO LIBIDO & THE WHITE ROBOTS :: PAIGE RENEE COURT :: PALACE OF THE KING :: PALEFACE :: THE PANDA BAND :: PANACEA :: PANOPTIQUE ELECTRICAL :: PAPA VS PRETTY :: PAPER ARMS :: THE PAPER SCISSORS :: PARADES :: PARTY :: PATRIARCHAL DEATH MACHINE :: PATRICK SARACINO :: PEACHES & HERM :: PEABODY :: PENELOPE SUICIDE :: PENNY IKINGER :: PERFECT PUSSY :: PERSIA & THE GEORGE GRIFSAS QUARTET :: THE PET SHOP BOYS :: PETER COMBE :: THE PHARAOHS :: PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY :: THE PHOBIAS :: PHOENIX :: PIMPIN' HORUS :: PINK NOISE GENERATOR :: PINKY BEECROFT & THE WHITE RUSSIANS :: PISTOL SHRIMP :: THE PITS :: PIVOT :: THE PIXIES :: PLACEBO :: THE PLEASURE OF BOOKS :: PLUG IN CITY :: PNAU :: POCKET ACE :: POETIKOOL JUSTICE :: POLY & THE STATICS :: POND :: PONY DANCE :: PONYTAIL KINK :: THE POP-UPS :: POPY JANE :: POPEYE & OLIVE OYL :: PORCHLIGHT PARADE :: POST DEATH POST :: THE PRESETS :: PRESTON'S HISTORIC PUNCH & JUDY SHOW :: PRINCE RAMA :: PRINCESS ONE POINT FIVE :: PROBLEMS :: THE PRODIGY :: THE PRO-TOOLS :: THE PROPHETS OF IMPENDING DOOM :: PSYCHEDELIC P*RN CRUMPETS :: PSYCHIC 5 :: THE PSYCHONAUTS :: PUNK JAZZ MONORAIL :: PURITY RING :: PUT DOWNS :: QUA :: QUANTUM CHAOS :: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE :: QUEST :: QUESTION QUESTION :: QUIET CHILD :: QUIET IN THE LAB! :: RACHEL CEARNS :: RACHEL CEARNS & THE VALKYRIES :: RADIANT CITY :: RADIO SPECTACULAR!!! :: RADIO STAR :: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE :: THE RAGING POPULATION :: RAINDROP :: RAPID TRANSPORT :: THE RAPTURE :: RAT TA'MANGO :: RAUCOUSTRA :: RAURY :: THE RAVEONETTES :: THE READYMADES :: REALIST FEW :: REALM :: RED APPARITION :: RED COATS :: RED DESERT OCEAN :: THE RED EARTH BLUES BAND :: RED INK :: THE RED PAINTINGS :: RED SEA :: THE RED SUN BAND :: REGULAR JOHN :: REGURGITATOR :: RELYING ON LUCK :: REJUSA :: THE REMEMBERZ :: RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA :: THE REPROBETTES :: REPTILES :: RICH DAVIES & AYLEEN O'HANLON :: RICHARD IN YOUR MIND :: RICOCHET PETE :: RIDE INTO THE SUN :: RIN MCARDLE :: RIN & THE RECKLESS :: RINCON :: RINGO STALIN :: RIOT RUNNERS :: RISEMANN :: RITES WILD :: RIVER OF SNAKES :: ROBOTOSAURUS :: ROCKET SCIENCE :: THE ROCKETEERS :: ROGER THAT :: ROGUE ROMANTIC :: THE ROLLERCANES :: RON THE OX :: THE ROOFTOPS :: ROOK :: RORY O'CONNOR :: ROSS DE CHENE HURRICANES :: ROTE MARE :: ROYAL BLOOD :: THE ROYAL GALA :: ROYAL HEADACHE :: THE RUBENS :: RULE OF THIRDS :: THE RULES :: RUN THE JEWELS :: RUNNING WITH HORSES :: RUNZELSTIRM & GURGLESTOCK :: RUSSIA :: RUSSIAN TEAMMATE :: RYAN MEEKING & THE FEW :: RYAN OLIVER :: SAILMAKER :: SAILORS AND SWINE :: SAINT HUCK :: THE SALVADORS :: SAM WOOLFORD :: SAMPA THE GREAT :: SAN CISCO :: SARAH BLASKO :: SARAH CHADWICK :: SASHA MARCH :: SASHA MARSH & THE DAWNHORSE :: SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS :: SATIN HAREM :: SAUL WILLIAMS :: SAVAGES :: SAVING SAVANAH :: THE SCARE :: THE SCARLET IVES :: SCHOOL OF RADIANT LIVING :: SCREAMFEEDER :: SCREAMING GIBBON :: THE SEA THIEVES :: SEA URCHIN & ALLIES :: SEABELLIES :: SEAMUS ANTHONY :: SEAN DESMOND :: SEAN KEMP :: SECRETS IN SCALE :: SEEKAE :: SERENDIPITY :: THE SERRA :: SEVENTEEN FIFTY SEVEN :: SEX ON TOAST :: SEX WIZARD :: SEX UNCLE :: SEXUAL DAD :: THE SHADOW LEAGUE :: SHADOWQUEEN :: THE SHAKE UP :: SHAMAN SON :: SHAME SPIRAL :: THE SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS :: SHAPES DIVIDE :: SHARK IN THE DARK :: SHE SAID YOU :: SHE'S THE BAND :: SHILOH :: THE SHINE :: THE SHINY BRIGHTS :: SHIVERS :: SHOJI HANO :: SIAMESE :: SIANNA LEE :: SIDEWALKS :: S.I.G.I.T. :: SILENT DUCK :: THE SILENTS :: SIMON & JENNY :: SIMON ABERLE :: SIN CITY :: SINCERELY, GRIZZLY :: SIR GERBIL :: SISTER ROSE :: SITARA :: SKELETONS :: SKIES :: SKIPPING GIRL VINEGAR :: SKYBOMBERS :: SKYTHIEF :: SKYE HARBOUR :: SLAMAGOTCHI :: SLAVE GIRLS FROM BEYOND INFINITY :: SLEEP PARADE :: SLEEPTALKER :: THE SLEEPY JACKSON :: SLICK ARNOLD :: SLINGSHOT DRAGSTER :: THE SLOE RUIN :: SLY HATS :: SMALL AFFAIRS :: SMASHING PUMPKINS :: SMILE :: THE SMITH STREET BAND :: SNAKADAKTAL :: SNAP TO ZERO :: THE SNOWDROPPERS :: SNOWMAN :: ...SO YEAH :: SOFT WHITE MACHINE :: SOJOURN :: SOMNIUM (2016) :: SOMMNIUM (2007) :: SONATINE :: SONIC DEATH MONKEY :: SONS OF ZOKU :: SOURSOP :: SOUTH FROM SOMEWHERE :: SOUTHPOOR :: SPANK ROCK :: SPARKSPITTER :: SPARTAK :: SPECIAL PATROL :: SPEED MACHINE :: SPIKE THE RIVER :: SPILT CITIES :: SPINDICKLE :: SPINE :: THE SPIRES :: SQUEAKER :: ST. MORRIS SINNERS :: ST. VINCENT :: STABBITHA & THE KNIFEY WIFEYS :: STANDARD UNION :: STARS :: STARS YOUNG :: THE STEADY ONS :: STEEL TIGER :: STEERING BY STARS :: STEREOLAB :: STEVE SMYTH :: THE STIFFYS :: THE STILL MOVEMENT :: STONEFIELD :: STOP SAYING HELICOPTER :: THE STORM WILL COVER OUR TRACKS :: STRAIGHT TO VIDEO :: STREETLIGHT :: STREGA :: SUBAUDIBLE HUMM :: SUBMERGE :: SUBTRACT S :: SUBURBAN STANDOFF :: SUGAR ARMY :: SUMI :: SUMMER BLOOD :: SUMMER FLAKE :: THE SUN AND THE SKY :: THE SUNBIRDS :: THE SUNDANCE KIDS :: THE SUNDAY REEDS :: SUNK LOTO :: SUNSETTLER :: SUPER XX MAN :: SUPERBEE :: SUPERCAINE :: SUPERCAINE DUO :: SUPERCAINE DUO (with DUSTY LEE STEPHENSEN) :: THE SUPERGROUPATOOS :: SUPERPHATASS :: SURES :: SURFER ROSA :: SURVIVING SHARKS :: SUZI STAPLETON :: SWAYBACK :: SWEEPER :: THE SWEET DECLINE :: SWEET GOLD :: SWIMMING :: SWIMSUIT :: THE SWISS :: SWORDS :: SXWZD :: SYDONIA :: THE SYSTEMADDICTS :: SYSTEM OF A DOWN :: TABULA RASA :: TALL TALL TREES :: TALVIN SINGH :: TAME IMPALA :: TANTALUM :: THE TANUKI SUIT :: TASH SULTANA :: TAUGHT BY ANIMALS :: TEA :: THE TEDDY ROYALS :: TEENAGE CRIME :: TEENAGERSINTOKYO :: TELEPROMPTER :: TEMPER TRAP :: TEMPORAL LOBE :: THE TEMPS :: TERRA FIRMA :: THANES :: THELMA PLUM :: THEM PLASMS :: THEM SWOOPS :: THESE WILD ANIMALS :: THE THIEVES :: THIS CITY SUNRISE :: THOSE MAGNIFICENT SCREAMING BASTARDS :: TIERSMAN :: THE TIM MCMILLAN BAND :: TIM MOORE :: THE TIMBERS :: THE TIMBERS TRIO :: TINY CONSPIRACY :: TINY SPIDERS :: THEE OH SEES :: THOM LION & THE TAMERS :: THOMAS CAPOGRECO :: THRASHBOARD :: THUNDERCLAW :: TIGER CHOIR :: TIGER ET GHOST :: THE TITS :: TKAY & BADCOP :: TKAY MAIDZA :: TODD SIBBIN :: TODD SIBBIN & THE ACADIAN DRIFTWOOD :: TODD SIBBINS & THE OPPOSITE ENDS :: TOKYO CITY SEX SHOOTERS :: DJ TOM LOUD :: TOM CAPOGRECO & DUNCAN CAMPBELL :: TOM SMITH :: TOM WEST :: TOM WEST & TODD SIBBIN :: TOM THUM :: TOM UGLY :: TOMORROW IS :: TONY FONT SHOW :: TOOL :: TORK :: THE TORRENS :: TORTE E MORT :: THE TOSS :: TOTALLY UNICORN :: THE TOUCH :: TOUGH BOYS :: TOXIC SHOCK :: TRACER :: THE TRAFALGARS :: THE TRANSATLANTICS :: TRANSPORT :: TRASH CITY :: TRAVELLER & FORTUNE :: TREETOPS :: TRENT WORLEY :: TRICIA CATFORD :: THE TRIPPING LILIES :: TRIXIE PLAIN :: TRUCE :: TRUCE & THE COLONEL :: TRUCKFIGHTERS :: TRUTH CORRODED :: TTTDC :: TUMBLEWEED :: TUSCADERO :: THE TWOKS :: TWO SUNS :: TWO WAY RADIO :: TYCHO :: TYGER TYGER :: TYRESWANS :: TZU :: UK SPECIAL :: UNCLE CHUNK :: UNCUT WHITE NOISE :: UNKLE :: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA :: UNPAID DEPT :: THE UNSET :: UNSPOKEN THINGS :: URTEKK :: VALENTIINE :: VALIANT JONES :: VALKYRIES :: THE VAMPIRE PROJECT :: VAN CLEEF :: VAN SHE :: VANE OF BARBS :: VANILLA ICE :: THE VANITY CURE :: VANITY ERA :: VARLIIBA :: THE VASCO ERA :: THE VENICE WHALERS :: VENTOLIN :: VERONA LIGHTS :: THE VILLENETTES :: THE VILLENETTES (DUO) :: THE VINES :: THE VIOLET CRAMS :: VIOLENT SOHO :: VIRTUE :: VNB :: THE VOLUME :: VOLUME = COLOUR :: VOWEL MOVEMENT :: VOXANGELICA :: WALTER MARSH :: WARPAINT :: THE WARRING SIGHS :: THE WARSAW FLOWERS :: THE WARSAW PACT :: WASHINGTON :: WASTED WANDERERS :: THE WATERSLIDES :: WE ALL WANT TO :: WE AS ART, WE AS ARTISTS :: WE GROW UP :: WEED CAPITAL :: THE WEEVILS :: WEST THEBARTON BROTHEL PARTY :: WHERE WERE YOU AT LUNCH :: THE WHISKEY GO GO'S :: THE WHISPERERS :: WHITE LUNG :: WHITE RHINO :: THE WHITE STRIPES :: WILD OATS :: THE WILD THINGS :: WILEY RED FOX :: THE WILLIAM STREET STRIKERS :: WILLIE MCRAE BAND :: THE WINTER GYPSY :: WINTER'S LAMENT :: WINTERCOATS :: WINTERMILD :: WIREHEADS :: THE WITCH :: WITCH HATS :: WOE :: WOLF & CUB :: WOLFMOTHER :: WOMEN MOVING FURNITURE :: THE WOOHOO REVUE :: THE WOOLCOCKS :: WORLD WILD :: WYLDE THROE :: THE X O EXES :: XANGO :: XL VISION :: THE XX :: YANKEE MACHINE :: YEASAYER :: YOSSARIAN :: YOUNG AND RESTLESS :: YOUNG HEARTS FAIL :: YOUNG OFFENDERS :: YOUNG RIVER & THE VULTURES OF VIRTUE :: YOUR LOYAL HEARTLESS :: YOUR MOTIVE FOR :: YOUTH & WONDER :: YUSUKE AKAI :: YVES KLEIN BLUE :: ZEAL :: ZEEQUIL :: ZETA :: ZOE BEHAN ::

:: Wednesday, October 06, 2010

MM9 + THE KILLGIRLS + THE.KILL.BOT.FACTORY
"LET IT TAKE OVER TOUR" @ ENIGMA BAR / Friday October 1st 2010

As many of you might know all too well, this isn't a blog on the Adelaide music scene.. yeah, yeah I know it says so in the site description but that's a lie and we all know it. It's a "binge drinking lifestyle blog". It's an increasingly pissy excuse and ongoing punchline for scenesters, hipsters, fashionistas, all of my fuckup friends (hi Simone!) and occassionally even "live musicians" alike to become ridiculously famous (ok.. marginally infamous) for doing little more than appearing drunk on a website visited by a thousand odd people a week; that features slightly better privacy controls than a facebook photo album. In fact you could call it "facebook photo album with its own director's commentary that ever so accidently features the Adelaide music scene as its increasingly blurry backdrop" but even so you're not getting the full picture here, you're only getting a teeny tiny cross section of it. I am utterly biased in what I cover, I'm well aware of that fact, I love nothing better than to click "maybe attending" to all your event invites to remind you of that (only to never show up). I'll simply see what I want to see; always have, always will and until someone offers me a big fat paycheck to the contrary? (cue the sound of crickets chirping) you might as well start writing up your own blog to cover the shortfall (believe me there's plenty to go around). Half the venues in this city I won't even cover: Producers Bar, Fowlers Live, Rhino Room, The Underground, Cavern Club (to name but a few). Many I can't even afford: Thebarton Theatre, HQ, The Entertainment Centre (almost every music festival save for the three that aren't dedicated to dance music). Some I've simply never gotten around to: Higher Ground, Squatter's Arms, Live on Light Square. Others I've all but blacklisted for crimes against humanity. I almost only cover "indie". I don't do top 40, dance, metal, hiphop, electronica, jazz, blues & roots and I wouldn't have the first fucking clue with what's going on with all the fringes (but it's always hilarious anytime I attempt to). This is NOT a blog on the Adelaide music scene; and tonight I'm not even trying! I'm in no mood to get drunk, I couldn't be fucked photographing anyone, and out of all the options available to me tonight (and believe me it's retarded how much shit is going on) I'm here at Enigma Bar instead. Why? fuck 'em that's why.. it'll be hilarious! and I bet you're all just a little curious to see what I'll discover too!



THE.KILL.BOT.FACTORY (**1/2) myspace ::
Yup the truth is tonight, when I saw just how much shit was on offer? I totally freaked out, I totally flipped the fuck out, it was just too much for my teeny tiny pickled brain to handle let alone make a clear decision on! I mean fuck duuude I'm only one person here.. how in the hell am I gonna choose ONE and not piss off all the others!? (and we're only on the first night of a long weekend too!? AWWWW CRAP!!). I mean I could've seen Dan Kelly's Dream Band launch their album at The Ed Castle supported by none other than Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! and Fake Tan.. it's easily the pick of the bunch and I know it (except it involves yet another gig AT The Ed Castle for the third week in a row and I needn't tell you how that would turn out). Or I could've seen Ride Into The Sun play The Grace Emily along with Stu Thomas Paradox and Van Cleef (except I've already SEEN Ride Into The Sun nine times as it is this year.. GUH!!). Or I could've gone to the Jade Monkey to catch "Ex-Pats Attack!": a show featuring Wiley Red Fox (Clemi Wetherall, formerly from Zeta), Anthony Wignall (from The Keepsakes) and Mark Anstey (from who the fuck knows where?) doing the whole "heartfelt" semi acoustic indie pop thing and it would've been ridiculously awesome too! (except I already did that shit at the Jade Monkey LAST WEEK). Or I could've seen Quiet Child at Producers Bar supported by Breaking Orbit, The Venice Whalers and Shiloh (except that would totally involve me reviewing Shiloh again.. eeeesh!). Or I could've gone "Bingo Noir/Confessional Bingo" at Higher Ground featuring none other than Anya "Shitcrazy" Mcnicol-Windram and her band Bird Wizdom while roaming hoards of performing artists totally melt my face off with five kinds of fuckoff eclectic theatrical weirdness (hmmm lemme see? I've barely slept all week.. so that would probably KILL ME!!). And who the fuck knows what's going on over at Squatters Arms tonight (one day Paul.. ONE DAY!!). So instead I'm hiding out here at Enigma Bar bugging the fuck out and aren't we so glad I made that decision too!? cause now I'm reviewing this band: The.Kill.Bot.Factory.. YEAAAS!! Who the fuck are they? HA HA HA WHO THE FUCK KNOWS!? I mean why ELSE would I be rambling on about everything else BUT THEM to fill up a paragraph just now!? for laughs!? Obviously I don't even know shit on where to start with this band (except to apologise profusely for just how clueless it's going to sound) but if there Triple J Unearthed site is anything to go by? they're totally meant to sound like a cross between Enter Shikari, Pendulum and Nine Inch Nails. Awesome! Except as much as I know nothing about Enter Shakiri I DO know they sound NOTHING like Pendulum or Nine Inch Nails. Instead they pretty much sound like what you'd expect from Enigma Bar on a Friday night: a lot of mad intestinal screaming, shredding guitars, double kick drumming and gutteral doom droning mixed together in a schizophrenic dog's breakfast of heavy metal theatrics and neandering psychosis. Better yet their stage lighting is next to nonexistent, so you can hardly see shit in a camera lens either save for their lead singer Luke Buckle going all ADHD about the stage like a caged animal while the rest of the band thrash and flail around him. Or in other words? they truly are a gig photographer's worst nightmare. Still to their credit they ARE an enthusiastic bunch, they're giving it all they've got, there's a raging teen scream "rent-a-crowd" assembled out front all decked out in glow stick bracelets losing their shit for them (so they're probably doing something right) and on the odd occassion there are some nice ideas in here as long as you don't mind how ridiculously jumbled it all feels (for one I don't get HOW this sounds like Nine Inch Nails? and I AM a big fan of theirs.. but to hell with it! add a point if I'm waaay off the mark here). Yup that's The.Kill.Bot.Factory. It's all gibberish to me, but if you love being screamed at point blank inside of a cement mixer while a warehouse rave party explodes around you.. you're gonna LOVE THIS!!









THE KILLGIRLS (****) myspace ::
Our second act however I know considerably more about. I've been following their shit now for almost three years, they're the main reason why I chose Enigma Bar in the first place (short of the fact I thought it'd be hilarious to ditch all the other gigs in preference to it) they're the closest thing that the Adelaide scene has in the way of a "slam dunk" (or at least according to my "laughable" understanding of it). They absolutely KILL every single time I see them live and YES they're just as head explodingly awesome on record (better than shotgunning a can of redbull I swear!) and it very much surprises me even now that they haven't been signed to a record label yet (or perhaps they have and I'm simply not aware of it). And obviously I have the evidence to back it up too. Lest we forget that fuckoff insane launch party they threw for their debut EP back in May last year: promoted months in advance by a "Year Zero" style online interactive marketing campaign hosted on facebook (which ended with a bunch of fans being kidnapped outside of Dangerfield on Rundle Street, thrown into a passing van and taken to a "private listening party".. I shit you not!) only to pack Queen's Theatre floor to ceiling with hundreds of screaming fans on the night, a Daft Punk pyramid's worth of stage lighting and sound; and they even brought in a hot tub too? FUUUCK OFF!! Or how could we forget their on stage appearance at this years Fringe Festival opening night party to 40,000 people with an African choir and a host of pink tutu dancing astronauts!? (I mean I wasn't there personally, but you should've seen the photos maaan.. IT WAS INSANE!!). No clearly this isn't a band that does shit by half measures; even when they're NOT launching or promoting anything (although if you're curious: they just released a new single "I Love You" a month ago, for an upcoming second EP that they're tentatively releasing later this year). And here tonight? well despite the fact they're playing "second fiddle" in support to MM9, despite the fact their lead singer Mario Spate is whacked out with the flu (and on about a billion painkillers) they're still nothing short of diabolical; even if I DID need to sneak a word with the mixer to do something about the lighting so you could actually see anything in the photos.. "what? you mean the complete LACK of lighting!?" (no seriously dude, you're a freaking legend!). Yup this is the Killgirls. Obviously they need no introduction (as much as I gave you one anyways) but if you're otherwise unaware: think Nine Inch Nails meets The Presets meets The Klaxons (minus any "eye rolling" you might've made in me mentioning those last two bands) or simply think an adrenal gland hooked up to a Super Nintendo with the volume turned up. And for those of you who ARE familiar? well there are a few new things to be found in tonight's set. Not so much with their "new" keyboardist Hamish Cox: he's been around for a few months now but his presence is notably more prominent front of stage (less said about his laptop malfunctioning however.. the better). More so, in how much more elaborately the songs are arranged and how they join up with each other. There's more breakdowns, elaborate fills and segues on offer to give them more "dynamic range" (ie: than what previously sounded like two nipples being jacked up to a power socket for 45 minutes straight) there's even a few moments that approach "Depeche Mode" in a power ballad. Gang vocals are more prominent now, most notably with Rusty Hutchinson on guitar letting loose on the mic in the second half (I forget the song exactly.. but you'll know it when you see it) but pretty much all of them are in on it too. But even more noticeable is the jokey relaxed way in which they tear into their set. It's less a "us vs. them" combative schtick that they're rocking and more a collaborative celebration in extremes; they even throw in a cover of New Kids On The Block's "The Right Stuff" just to fuck with us near the end. They've also got a host of new songs in the lead up to their second EP: "Disconnected", "Go Wrong" and "I Love You". They draw a dancefloor of newfound fans pogo-dancing like mad front of the stage. And despite suffering through the flu, Mario doesn't throw up even ONCE whilst singing? yeaaah well I guess we can't have everything. The Killgirls. They're every reason to come to Enigma Bar tonight justified and then some.. and hey what more could you want than that!?













MM9 (****1/2) myspace ::
Only for our headlining act to do one better and blow the fucking roof off tonight? yeaaah I know it was pretty much a no brainer that they WOULD; I mean shit duuude why else would they make them the "headlining act" in the first place? so they could sit on their fat arses and light farts for forty five minutes!? (aaaah but imagine the photos if ever they did!) either way? fuck damn is it awesome to be in the thick of it all the same! Yup this is MM9 (aka: Many Machines On Nine) from Sydney. Obviously I didn't know shit on them walking in, and I only learnt a few teeny tiny tidbits on them throughout the set. Firstly that they supported Karnivool on their latest tour back in July. Secondly that they've been around for twelve years now. Thirdly a good part of their soundcheck was taken up by their drummer Ben Ellingworth calibrating a "category five shitstorm" in samplers, pads and triggers wired through his drumkit. And fourthly that THIS was apparently only the third time they've ever played Adelaide in eight years (go figure?). Still as utterly clueless as I am to be here just now (let alone too lazy to research any of this shit prior to seeing them tonight) what I DO know for certain is that they make for one hell of a "first impression". Yup in the simplest of terms you could call them a mix between industrial, electro and drum & bass. Or in more exacting terms think Fear Factory mixed in with Atari Teenage Riot, Pendulum, Linkin Park (although totally NOT in a lamearse way) with what I could've sworn were rapidfire elements of mid 90's "Rotterdam" happy hardcore and a shredding brutality not too dissimilar to that found in say The Testeagles at their most psychotic. Or in other words? if you can picture the "future war" sequence out of the first Terminator movie made into a terse German rock opera as performed by a supergroup between Fischerspooner and Rammstein!? you might be getting closer to the mark. But even so it barely covers seeing it live. In the middle stands their lead singer Dan Sutherland: beardly bedraggled, alternating between clinging onto his keyboard stand for dear life like it's a pulpit or a lectern, as he lurches and leers at the crowd like an industrial goth rock "Adolf Hitler" (and seriously if it wasn't for the full beard he's sporting? he'd be a spitting image for one too) only to leap away from that shit sporadically by throwing his arms in the air "conjuring invisible spirits" like he's suddenly Mickey Mouse from Fantasia doing the "Sorcerer's Apprentice". While to either side of him stand guitarist Kerry Foulke and bass player Luke Ford in matching military black baseball caps thrashing and flailing menacingly like they both frantically trying to shake off invisible ants. While to the back of the stage Ben on drums rips out a percussive barrage riddled with double kicks, drills, rolls and syncopated drum & bass breaks like an entire artillery battalion has suddenly been let loose on our arse. And as much as all this in overwraught theatrics would normally look and feel like the stupidest (and unintentionally hilarious) ode to testosterone ever seen outside of the videogame God Of War franchise.. there's something about the 80's post apocalyptic aesthetic of Enigma Bar that lends it a real visceral sense of "shit staining terror". Firstly it's thanks to the stage lighting being plunged back into near impenetrable blackness again, only to flicker the occassional flash of red and yellow in time to the beat (which is just aaawesome when you're trying to photograph, it lemme tell you!). But slightly more "noticeable" are all the kamikaze fans packed in here, licking the ceiling tiles, spilling out onto the stage, armed outstretched, screaming and groping at the band to the point that the whole thing starts to resemble ground zero to an exploding zombie pandemic and all I've got to protect myself is a teeny tiny compact camera!? (I mean I could totally brain a skull or two with this thing but let's face it.. if ever this goes sour? I'm pretty much fucked!). Still as an overall "experience" (ever mindful it IS still classified as "light entertainment") it's a high octane adrenaline buzz that's damn hard to beat.. duuude it fucking rocks! They rip through every one of their thirteen song setlist with shit grinning glee. Every one of them feels like my skull's being punched concave by thousands of tiny fists. The crowd around me are constantly hooting and howling for more inches from my ears. MM9. They might hail from a dystopiate future where all of humanity has been hunted near to extinction by super evolved toaster ovens.. but with tunes like these? duuude they're more than welcome to party in our present tense any 'ol time!












1:09AM - With all the bands now finished for the night: I crawled out from the wreckage upstairs to discover, to my surprise, that not only did I escape relatively "unscathed" from front of stage with most of my limbs, fingers, thumbs, toes and internal organs still accounted for, but also with my sobriety too. WHOAAA FUCK!! Now I know I said it before that I was "in no mood to get drunk" tonight, and we all know that's clearly bullshit (and yes you would be entirely correct if you take the rest of the night into consideration) but there's something about Enigma Bar (completely unrelated to the fact they don't serve Coopers on tap?) that keeps me on my guard. Nope for those three or four hours that I'm in here? this ain't no "binge drinking lifestyle blog" maaan! it's a matter of business! I do my shit, I find my corner downstairs to collate and catalogue it (and delete a few hundred photos off my camera where appropriate) and then when I'm done, I'm off like a ninja!



1:27AM - Now obviously I wasn't planning on being this "weirdly" sober for long. I'd learnt that lesson the hard way many a time before; and most recently back in July when I thought it'd be hilarious to make a game of it (and maaan that shit STILL comes back to haunt me!) the problem being of course: just WHERE should I "dispose" of it? Again like everything else here tonight I was paralysed with choice (not least of which "choosing" Transmission at Bull & Bear) and clearly I was in no mind to make a decision between them all; which possibly explains why I ended up HERE at Rhino Room instead. Still there was method to my madness. A month ago I got invited to this club night called Sardines. "Sardines? SARDINES!? AAAHAHaHAHahAhA that's awesome!" yes.. yes I know! So of course I went along, only I went a little too late and it was already over. Still, it being a "monthly" thing I thought fuck it.. I'll try it again next month (only a little earlier this time). But sure enough? here I am now and not only is it already over, but it's SO "over" all the doors are shut and there's not even any lights on. Bugger! Better yet it appears I missed a gig upstairs that I also got invited to headlined by Zeni Geva (Japanese hardcore/prog band of much legendary ill repute) supported by Bronze Chariot, Patriarchal Death Machine and David Brown & Burnt Skulls!? FUUUCK!! And believe me, you might not be able to see it right now.. but I'm totally kicking myself for missing that too. Enigma Bar? SERIOUSLY.. ENIGMA BAR!? WHAT THE FUCK WAS I THINKING!?



1:30AM - Of course I could've just gone to Bull & Bear for Transmission at this point, except let's face it only an insane person would ever do that, especially sober (again already learnt that lesson THE HARD WAY). And so fuck it.. I simply went where everyone else from Rhino Room was going: The Exeter. Which I think we can all agree is the single most brilliant decision I've made all night.



1:35AM - Aaaah first beer of the night! And lemme tell no "first beer of the night" ever tastes nearly as awesome as the "first beer of the night" at The Exeter. And no I'm being paid to say that (seriously is anyone at The Exeter offering? because I'd totally be down for that) it's simply a statement of fact, "scientific fact", after many years of testing. And do you know what's almost as good as that "first beer of the night"? the second and third beers you drink soon after.. YEAAAS!!



2:51AM - Now of course I could go on to elaborate what I got upto in all the time I was here. Except I conviently "accidently" forgot to photograph any of it that would later require me to provide wacky running commentary (damn! and I believe that's the sound of next to everyone with me at the time being really "cut up" about that too AAAAHAHaHahAhAHAhAhA!!). Still for what it's worth: I did bump into a few members of Like Leaves; or perhaps all of them save for Ryan Manolakis who was likely home "washing his hair" at the time (he totally poodle perms it dontcha know!) and word is they'd just finished their album on Thursday night.. yes they've FINISHED IT! They even had a "few" quiet jagers to celebrate, which may've turned into a lot of jagers, which may've led to them celebrating here STILL at The Exeter tonight. And as for what any of this has got to do with Dan Varricchio their guitarist and Kassandra Poulos the awesomest bartender Rocket Bar has ever known comparing pointy boots right now? pfft.. what DOESN'T this have to do with anything? I mean seriously, is this just the maddest fucking photo you've ever seen OR WHAT!?



2:58AM - But alas all good things eventually come to a close. Or at least here at The Exeter tonight: the awesomest damn pub in Adelaide that isn't The Grace Emily, or Supermild, or Jade Monkey, or The Metro or even The Ed Castle (on those chance few nights when I'm not clawing my own face off and screaming) but still just as equally awesome in its own right.. GOOOOD TIMES!!



3:14AM - With all my options in the east end long gone to pasture (Crown & Anchor what now!?) there was only one thing to do.. and that was to hit the west end again. In doing so I forget how I ended up with this clump of weeds (or why I continued to carry it with me all the way down Rundle Mall) but aren't we ever so thankful I did so I could write this wacky caption for it? aaaah no shit! and to think how many of you read this crap each week to be informed of that too!? aaawesome!



3:19AM - At this point, clearly unrelated to just how many beers I might have drunk at The Exeter, I thought it'd be totally genius to hit up Transmission next. An idea that lasted all of five seconds walking upto the bouncers just now: only to be told they were closing, only for me to attempt renegotiating their terms of "closing", only to be told "where to go".. except I wasn't all that keen on going to Rocket Bar. So instead, as I entertain the bleedingly obvious? I figured I'd photograph these witches hats by the road.. aaaah excitement in the air: damn near palpable!



3:29AM - And so.. just like every other night before it, here I am at the "bleedingly obvious". And of course I have little or no memory of what the fuck happened while I was in here: as not only did I NOT take any photos to provide you the kind of "witty social commentary" you totally bookmark the shit out of my blog to read about each week (I mean how ELSE are you gonna remember what you did on a Friday night if I'm not writing about it? long term memory!? pfft.. I larf at you!) but the twitter function on my phone mysteriously broke as well (something to do with it temporarily rejecting everything but Telstra as an SMS carrier network?) so I didn't leave myself any embarassing clues online in which to piece together a vaguely factual story for you. Suffice to say it was ridiculously awesome to be here, almost as good as last Saturday night, I got totally shitfaced drunk laughing myself invalid, danced a total dick of myself on the dancefloor (with next to everyone you wish you were partying with right now) it was a total riot and a half and I'm totally planning on repeating it Saturday night when I'm not planning on blogging about it too.. YEAAAS!!



Yup, and so there we have it. Out of all the options I could've chosen, to sample the Adelaide music scene at its very finest and report back to you: shaved monkey with a web browser on everything "skull fuckingly dope" you totally missed out on tonight (and all so you could totally kick yourself repetitively and excessively in ways both anatomically improbable and innapropriate bemoaning just how much you fail at life?) I instead chose none of the above, or almost none of the above, or at the very least none you ever expected. And you wanna know why!? well obviously because I'm fucking insane.. but also because I know a great many of you DID see everything I missed out on and I don't doubt you'll tell me exactly what I missed out on, and at great length and in great detail just to spite me! And you know what? I'm perfectly ok with that shit, in fact I encourage it! Go ahead, bomb me all you want ya baaastards! For this isn't a blog on the Adelaide music scene, it couldn't possibly be maaan I'm only one person! But if we pool our shit together? we might have ourselves a dialogue.. and then!? we might actually have a blog worth reading!

Previously on Spoz's Rant: The Salvadors + Small Affairs + All Night Girls

:: Spoz 2:48 PM |
...

Bookmark and Share