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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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:: DETOUR FESTIVAL 2017
with YOUNG OFFENDERS,
INDIAGO, KHAN, TABULA
RASA and THE UNSET
:: THE STRAIGHT-JACKET
TAILORS, JOHNNY
AMERICAN HORSE
and THE MATEHS
:: FILTHY LUCRE,
DEVIL ELECTRIC,
KITCHEN WITCH
and RAT TA'MANGO
:: THE SUNDAY REEDS
(Single Launch)
with EMILY WYATT,
PONYTAIL KINK
and WILD ROCKET
:: RICH DAVIES &
THE LOW ROAD
:: 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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3
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3
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:: 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 :: BEC STEVENS :: 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 :: THE BLACK HEART DEATH CULT :: BLACK KNIGHT :: BLAKE SABAN 3 :: BLAST RHOMBUS :: THE BLEEDING FLARES :: 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 :: DEVIL ELECTRIC :: 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 :: DYSPORA :: DZ :: DZ DEATHRAYS :: EAST END VILLAINS :: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN :: ECHO & THE EMPRESS :: EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING :: EGYPT :: THE EL CAMINOS :: ELECTRIC EXILES :: ELECTRIC FIELDS :: ELECTRIC WIDOWS ::ELEPHANT :: THE ELEVENTH HOUR :: THE E.L.F. :: ELLEN KIBBLE :: EL-P :: ELVIS :: EMDEE :: EMERGENCY RULE :: EMILY DAVIS :: EMILY WYATT :: 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 :: GARDEN RUIN :: 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 :: JOHNNY AMERICAN HORSE :: 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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:: Thursday, November 04, 2010

THE SEA THIEVES + STEERING BY STARS
LIVE @ THE GRACE EMILY / Sunday October 31st 2010

Aaaaah the Sunday night gig.. the last refuge for the damned! Sunday night! no seriously what the fuck am I thinking, doing THIS on a Sunday night? shouldn't I be home? SHOULDN'T I BE BURIED SIX FOOT IN A COFFIN BY NOW? HA HA HA WHAT THE FUCK DUUUDE!? Yeaaah I know, believe me I know! I'm almost never out on a Sunday night, and for damn good reasons too! (I mean don't I do nearly enough "damage" as it is on a Friday and Saturday night!?). Just like I've clearly lost my mind in agreeing to THIS, and it's not just "lost" under the sofa cushions this time around (with all $3.75 of what's left of my "common sense"), or in my refrigerator floating in a jar of formadehyde, or kicking about the curb outside Supermild like a lost puppy looking for a home (or a veterinarian to destroy it) oh no it's long gone pissed into the breeze! And as for WHY!? yeaaah let's rewind back to my Saturday night. Maaan did I have the maddest Saturday night ever.. THE MADDEST!! It was so freaking "mad" it was certifiable! The stories I could've told! the wild and wacky adventures! the eye gouging kaliedoscopic chaos and carnage! In fact it was so fuck full of spastic anecdotes in head exploding, self destructing, shitcrazy dribbling debauchery it'd damn near blow your pink bits concave like an oscillating loud speaker if ever I told you in full.. WOOOO!! Of course normally I'd simply go right ahead and tell you anyways, in every stupifying detail, with a rambling word count that'd damn near put Kerouac's "On The Road" to shame (in a way you'd half imagine it, if it was scrawled in crayon on a meth amphetamine bender) except THIS "Saturday night" in question had even less to do with the Adelaide scene than my piss poor excuse for a Friday night did (no shit? explain to me again JUST WHAT THE FUCK THAT WAS ALL ABOUT!?) which is why I feel the need to "compensate" with my Sunday night instead. Still in saying that.. my stupidly "off topic" Saturday night was SO colourfully insane in scope, and I took so many stupidly ridiculous photos in covering it all (and I'm possibly bragging over just how ridiculously awesome said "photos" are) at the very least in explaining my Sunday night? and just why I'm yammering out my skull in the telling of it!? I'd be totally remiss if I didn't give you a taste here of what we liked to call.. Oktoberweenerfest!













Yup as you might've guessed, it was a Halloween party. Just like there was likely a billion and one OTHER Halloween parties you could've totally hit up instead: not least of which the ever popular "Plus One Halloween Party" held at The Ed Castle featuring the East End Villians, Simply Thrash and Collarbones (if ever you find your way out of the beergarden past the hilarious freaks that is). The ever infamous "Church Party" all the cool kids were attending at who-the-fuck-knows where but they keep inviting me to it: and yes I'm kicking myself retarded over the fact I keep missing it too (next year damnit! NEXT YEAR!!). Or the uber hipster "Boat Party" thrown down Port Adelaide way featuring a shitload of indie disco DJs, Transatlantics, Shaolin Afronauts, Colonel Kernel and Jimmy & The Mirrors on Sunday night (and likely more cocaine than you'd ever know what to do with). And as for why I chose THIS party? Well for starters only chumps hit the CBD on Halloween anymore, no seriously it's practically like New Year's Eve now it's that retardingly fucked up (duuude it blows a "21 goat salute" and it's only getting worse!). Secondly, you haven't partied on Halloween until you've partied with an oversized chilli made of felt.. FACT! Thirdly calling this a "Halloween party" is actually a bit of a misnomer: a more accurate description would be a combination Halloween and "Oktoberfest" verging on a "biblical" scale cautionary tale on how best not to butcher up your own intestinal tract whilst simultaneously barbecuing up the (occassionally cheese filled) intestinal tracts of animals "less fortunate" than you (oh yes we have wieners!). Better yet it's a house party out in the suburbs: so there's no security, no douchebag DJs, no last drinks called, in fact no rules at all and all the alcohol you liver and kidneys could possibly handle just short of it exploding out your ears and eyesockets!? OH YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT BAAABY!! which is just as well considering all the cannibalistic circus freaks you'll be partying with.. oh yes, it truly don't get much better than this!










*Ahem* so yes obviously all we did tonight was sip teeny cups of tea (Chai mostly, Earl Grey if we were feeling really "adventurous") compare knitting patterns as found in back issues of Women's Weekly and discuss (quite heatedly mind you) our favourite scenes from Mary Poppins and The Sound Of Music: especially that one scene in the latter when Julie Andrews' gets decapitated by the Nazis, only for her disembodied head to keep on singing until it explodes like a hand grenade (but that may just be in the Robert Rodriguez "Director's Cut") in fact I don't even know WHY I showed you all these photos in the first place. Just like that photo below totally isn't me passed out stone cold on the medium strip of a main road at the end of the night; it was actually in the MIDDLE of the night (aaaah that Chai you mischevious little minx!). Just like I can't explain WHY that arrow is pointing directly at me, as we totally didn't plan for that, or brought the white paint to facilitate it (hello increased road fatalities!). Just like I totally can't explain either how an Ikea mantlepiece in the living room might have caught fire that one time (yeaaah don't ask), or who eventually put it out and how, or if it was in actual fact ME by pissing all over it (as to be honest I barely recall ANY of this shit happening in the first place so you can't prove anything!) either way? GOOD TIMES!!



7:49PM - And so back to my Sunday night here.. and I swear I'm nothing but fuck off awesome. HA HA HA duuude I'm not even kidding you! and I don't even know how this happened either! It's like I totally pulled a move out of The Matrix: like I dodged a few thousand bullets (or more accurately a few thousand beer bottles) aimed square at my head last night and came out the other end thinking I could fly or do a really good impersonation of a plank of wood or something (or maybe that was just the Galliano talking!?) either way I pulled the insane! I pulled the damn near impossible! Or at least until I picked myself off that medium strip, brushed the broken glass off my jacket, bid adieu to the emergency crews working around the clock collectively giving me the stink eye (no really I swear! those road markings were like that when I got here!) caught a bus back into the city and then all the laws of physics finally caught up with me; like they were on some kind of Looney Tunes time delay, like they were a million termites holding hands within me saying "fuck this!" and collectively fleeing in protest. I mean I wouldn't say I was "hungover", more that I was hanging by a thread, that I was a candy coated corpse one swift blow to the "donkey piñata" short of impending doom and I've come here to The Grace Emily to die; or shit maybe it's just gas? Hmmm. Still to be fair I couldn't have chosen a better place for it, just as I couldn't have chosen a better night for it, only that I've regrettably arrived much too soon (shit isn't it always the way!?). Apparently they were still setting up, they said "come back around 8:30?", they might've mentioned something about the "smell" too.. and so before they could pin that on ME I headed out the door again. I mean every one of my internal organs might be pissing out air like a popped balloon all of a sudden (and perhaps I should be doing something about that?) but I was feeling kinda peckish too. No really.. does anyone know where I can get some fish tacos or vindaloo!?



7:57PM - Yup as it's only JUST occurred to me.. I hadn't eaten all day, or at least nothing that could be classified as one of the five major food groups (maybe five "minor" groups?). I mean it just slipped my mind (as much as I barely had two neurons left to rub together in constituting one) but if I had any hope of surviving the next few hours before I bluescreened for good? I definitely needed more than just a packet of mi goreng or some tic tacs to tide me over. Standing as I was on Waymouth Street there was obviously about a billion choices on offer too, and all within walking distance. I mean even disregarding all the neighbourhood "Gulp 'N Blows" like Mickey D's, Hepatitis J's or Aussie House of Pestilence? I could've totally hit up Hawker's Corner for some wickedarse MSG and deep fried botulism but alas such a decision wasn't upto my high brain function anymore. No my spleen (or perhaps it was my pancreas) had already made that for me: steering me to The Ed Castle like Pavlov's Dog and straight through that front door before I even knew what hit me.



8:08PM - I settled on the Bangers & Mash here, I probably should've gone the Chicken & Bacon Burger instead (I mean at the very least it came with its own salad) but I could still understand the misguided logic at play. No really, if I'm gonna systematically destroy every one of my internal organs in two nights of heavy drinking rolled into one? (and let's not forget the five kinds of hilariously fucked up that was my Friday night.. YAHOOOO!!) then at the very least I should eat something that could totally act as a "bovine" or "porcine" substitute. Better yet I even threw in a packet of jelly snakes too!? (I know, it totally astounds me how I'm still alive after all this TOO!).



8:42PM - And now that I'm suitably satiated, or at the very least "stabilised" in some kind of free standing coma (in hindsight they probably could've rolled out the plastic sheeting too just in case) I'm back at The Grace Emily for the ONE live show I'm covering all week (on a Sunday night too might I add!) in the vain hope that my fartarse blog can salvage what's left of its Adelaide scene "relevancy" (despite everything you've read very much speaking to the contrary). Because in my defense? yes it's been one fuck of a week, and this I SWEAR is totally gonna make up for it too!



STEERING BY STARS (****1/2) myspace ::
Or at least it would've if it wasn't featuring THESE shoegazer shitweasels again.. "HA HA HA WHAT? Steering By Stars!? STEERING BY STARS!? Spoz what the fuck happened maaan!? YOU USED TO BE COOL!!". Yes I know.. BELIEVE ME I KNOW!! as much as I vehemently deny you on that last point (pfft.. duuude I write a blog on the Adelaide music scene, it's pretty much a given that I'm pretty fucking far from "cool") just like I know that you're totally rolling your eyes at me, and you have every reason to, and I understand that because yes this IS the third week in a row I've reviewed this band.. THIRD WEEK IN A ROW!! Better yet it's the third week in a row that they've been using the exact same setlist (as much as they've been using that exact same setlist since their album launch and I've never even noticed it until now.. ooops!). So much so in fact they've even used the exact same slip of paper by Adrian Reveruzzi's bass pedals, right down to second song "Ink" being misspelt as "Inky" and a series of chord changes listed below in turquoise texta (or perhaps it's more of a kingfisher blue and they're guitar tunings?) either way it's an observation that only gets funnier for me everytime I see it. Guitarist Rory O'Connor appears "embarassed" by it, vowing this'll be the last time they'll ever use it. But he needn't have to be because it's served them so very well the past three times and I very much doubt tonight's gonna be that "grand exception". For you see the real reason why I'm here? (besides clearly compensating for my gross lack of live coverage the rest of this week) is for that "once in a blue moon occassion": Steering By Stars and The Sea Thieves on the same stage at The Grace Emily.. YEAAAS!! One that very much echoes an equally auspicious Sunday night gig I caught back here in July 2008 when Mr Wednesday (with lead singer Lachlan Wilson on guitar) tag-teamed with The Sea Thieves: quite possibly one of THE best Sunday night gigs I'd ever witnessed (duuude it was some next level transcendental shit it was THAT mind blowing!) and they couldn't have planned a better week than THIS for its "encore", duuude it's every essence a "slam dunk" you couldn't afford to miss! Still that being said: short of it being the first time Steering By Stars have ever played The Grace Emily (and the fact that uber producer Matt Hills is working the sound.. always a plus!) it IS essentially the exact same show I've seen them play three times before. But even so they ARE sending it off on a high note tonight, and short of some teeny tiny issues with opening number "Dissonance"? (Lachlan's microphone keeps feeding back ever so slightly until the levels are adjusted) it's as smooth as silk through and through. Adrian's bass hits heavy in the mix, Tom Smeet's drums cut like chopsticks the size of sledgehammers but it's ever so crystal clear in the high end too with Rory's intricate guitar riffs and Lachlan's ethereal keys and vocals. It flows seamlessly and effortlessly from "Dissonance" to "Ink" to "Magnets" to their single "Closer" (always garnering the best response from the crowd). Pauses briefly as Rory reluctantly takes to the mic to thank everyone for turning up, only to launch into "Cables": which is always a mad source of amusment to me as Rory "reluctantly" plays the glockenspiel (only to suddenly realise just how many times I've already photographed that before) and then the jaw dropping catharsis that is "Blood-Letting" (formerly "Mouse/Rat") as Lachlan let's loose from his seated position and damn near tears the roof off thrashing and flailing to much hooting and cheering. I mean sure I've seen the exact same schtick from this band so many times before.. but perhaps since none of these songs have any recogniseable lyrics that would otherwise grate on me in repeated listens? it never seems to lose its lustre. The crowd soaks it up like a sponge, some lying on the carpet front the stage totally lost in a trance, like the entire room is smoking a giant monster spliff (mad high / mostly none of the paranoia) or savouring a fine wine? Yup that's Steering By Stars. Even in all their "familiarity" here tonight.. they're no less hypnotic!













THE SEA THIEVES (****) myspace ::
Which then brings us to the headlining act in our tag-team double billing tonight: one which you may already be familiar with by name as well as by nature as a "solo project" for one Zac Coligan (aka: "Psychic Zac", "Merry Brandybuck of The Shire", perpetually happy-go-lucky bartender and proprietor for The Jade Monkey) only to collaborate with whoever he can convince to tag along with him (sometimes even just random drifters he finds on the street) whenever he fronts up to a live stage. Everyone from his "softly spoken" wife Naomi Thompson on ukulele and accordian back in the early days (when they performed and recorded as a duo), except she used to get mad stage fright whenever she did so (as much as I'm aware) and quietly opted out sometime after 2008. To Jed Palmer and Zoe Barry from the Alarm Birds on ukulele, acoustic guitar, cello and accordian back in 2009. To the "barnyard ensemble of seven" that was assembled most recently for their Sparklehorse Tribute Show in September this year. And it's that latter lineup that's inspired him to form THIS fulltime band playing their debut performance here tonight. And as such.. in featuring one Tom Spall on guitar, violin and ukulele (from Cortez and Doe), Justin Hermes on bass (from Diplomat) and Aidan Moyse on drums (from Hawks Of Alba and The Burning Sea) it could be argued that we're witness to nothing short of a bona-fide a-grade "Adelaide supergroup" in the making here. As much as we could also argue all the above simply came together out of sheer laziness: as next to every one of them works as either barstaff or sound engineers at the Jade Monkey. Which in a roundabout way is another reason why I just had to be here tonight blogging the fuck out of this shit, because in many ways this is the Jade Monkey being teleported INTO The Grace Emily: which in my books is at least two kinds of head explodingly awesome for your Sunday night out; but perhaps still only in theory at this point. As for all the ridiculous potential this band has to do "big things" in the burgeoning twee folk, sea shanty and "singing saw" scenes (aaaah and could you imagine the blogger buzz!?) they're still a brand new band, this is only their debut performance and to put it mildly they're still that little bit green. And by "little bit green" I clearly mean me referencing Ben Revi wearing a "newborn giraffe" t-shirt with a despondent look on his face (except surely we've moved past that joke by now!?) but in many ways quite "endearingly" so. You'll see them shuffle about stage all scruffy headed and not entirely sure what they should be playing next, intersperced with Tom swearing anytime he "flubs a line", or Zac apologising when he does the same, or Aidan offering gentle encouragement to cover for it, like we're witness to a ragtag group of English college professors making a mess of a friendly game of cricket. But when they DO get it right they absolutely nail it. And what they "nail" here is the colourful eclecticism and instrumentation of Zac's vision only that much bigger in scope. Mixing everything from toy piano, singing saw, violin, ukulele, guitar, bass and drum: most of it would already be familiar to anyone who's familiar with The Sea Thieves (think equal measures Sparklehorse and Tom Waits) but what the full band brings now is this added layer of "weighted melancholy", this "world weary woe" that counterweighs all the whimsy and makes it that much more compelling. Most striking of which when Tom sings their cover of Sparklehorse's "Sea Of Teeth", or the call and respond vocals between Zac and Aidan (or just for the simple fact that both Tom and Justin always looks like they've just killed a man and they're deeply troubled by it) and it makes me think everything from Johnny Cash, Mazzy Star to Low in describing it, and it's just as moody in listening to it. The crowd here (many of them sitting on the floor around me) are utterly transfixed, mesmerised, perhaps even silently freaking the fuck out to it (except when they're yelling out for encores at the end) but the band's got that compelling presence now that deserves such awestruck apprehension. Or in other words? they're are not quite the same "band" we once knew but maybe all the better for it. Yup that's The Sea Thieves in 2010. They're two psychic bartenders and two sound engineers combined as one, as much as they're far from the psychic band yet in "communicating" it, but once they've got all that shit sorted? then all signs potentially point to THIS as being something truly special!















11:14PM - With the bands now finished for the night as The Sea Thieves closed with "Describe The Sky To Me" in encore (only for the crowd to continue to scream for more) I stepped out into the light drizzle of rain outside The Grace Emily and briefly entertained my options for the rest of the night. I'd already downed two "hair of the dogs" so far, so I wasn't feeling nearly as much like I'd spontaneously combust, explode, or provide a novel "compost" heap in pushing up daisies; fuckit I'd almost be up for marathon at this rate (and not just a drinking one!). It was Halloween night, for real this time (check the date maaan, SHIT WAS ON!!) everyone would surely be mad up for it.. or at the very least I knew that "Halloween Boat Party" hosting its afterparty at Sugar sure as shit would (just as I could also imagine myself overdosing on all that "powdery white goodness" and falling face first through a glass top coffee table laughing my arse off to it.. shit damn it'd be a riot!) until I suddenly remembered it was only Sunday night and I really didn't have to do any of this crap. I mean it's not like I'm being all weirdly responsible or anything, it's not like I have to go to "work" tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure I've already done everything short of drinking myself into a pinewood box or shooting my liver out of a cannon two nights in a row now, so what more do I need to prove here? that third time's the charm!? HA HA HA like hell it ain't.. I'M GOING HOME!!



Yup that's the beauty of the Sunday night gig: it's not like every other night of the weekend with all these ridiculous expectations to see it all, get rubbishingly shitfaced doing it, piss up the walls and ceiling and make a complete dick of yourself on the dancefloor because rumour has it you're this mad spastic "gonzo journalist" for the Adelaide scene and you've got this increasingly retarded "deathwish" to uphold in covering it. No fuck that shit maaan you can just go home! Why!? because it's Sunday night you fucking idiots AND I DON'T HAVE TO GIVE A SHIT!! For as much as it might be Halloween night for everyone ELSE in the world? and it might be the maddest damn debaucherous party of the year? for me.. fuck that duuude! that's every night I'm out, that's my idea of hell! and after everything stupid I've done this week!? eight hours sleep sounds pretty damn sweet to me.

Previously on Spoz's Rant: "I Went To An Alleyway Show And All I Got Was This Lousy Blog.."

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