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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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:: PSYCHEDELIC P*RN
CRUMPETS, JUNGLE
CITY and SOMNIUM
:: LITTLE CAPTAIN,
OLLIE ENGLISH
and PANACEA
:: YOUNG OFFENDERS
(Single Launch) with
THE BROTHERS GOON
and SWEET GOLD
:: Holy Land Festival 2017
with NICK OLIVERI,
LOST COSMONAUT,
FILTHY LUCRE, GLASS
SKIES, DIRTY WOLVES,
A BASKET OF MAMMOTHS,
THE TITS, RAT TA'MANGO,
MOONHUNTER and YOUR
LOYAL HEARTLESS
:: "BENDER IN
THE BEER GARDEN"
with GREAT GABLE,
ATTILA MY HONEY,
CHINESE NEW YEAR,
BERMUDA BAY and
THE ROYAL GALA
:: 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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[::..festival blogs..::]
:: 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
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:: In Limbo - 1 | 2 |
3
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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 :: BAD//DREEMS :: BACHELOR OF ARTS :: BACHELORETTE :: BACK$EAT ROMEOS :: 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 :: 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 :: 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 :: 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 :: THE HAPPY ENDINGS :: HAPPY SOMETIMES :: HAR MAR SUPERSTAR :: THE HARD ACHES :: HARMLESS HUNTER :: HARMONY :: HARRY FREEMAN :: HARTS :: HAWKS OF ALBA :: HAYSTACKS CALHOON :: 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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:: Tuesday, March 08, 2011

TONE DEAF LAUNCH PARTY
NEW CLUB NIGHT @ ROCKET BAR / Friday March 4th 2011

What I'm about to suggest might seem foolish, hopelessly naive, maybe even dangerously stupid! but I've seen it with my own two eyes maaan! I know it to be true: Rocket bar is NOT beyond hope, it can be fixed! IT CAN BE SAAAVED!! IT CAN BE MADE "AWESOME" AGAIN!! And I don't mean made awesome again in the "Project Mayhem" sense with a couple white vans wired to blow in the carpark adjacent. Although that thought has crossed my mind more than once (well shit I AM an insomniac in my early to mid 30's with nothing left to lose... so who knows!? AAAAHAHahAhaHAhA!! *ahem*). But no, redeeming THIS proverbial "rape dungeon" bordering on a dictionary definition (wait, isn't it more of a "rape attic"?) wouldn't require such "drastic measures". It wouldn't require explosives fashioned out of ordinary household items, a near fanatical kamikaze deathsquad, or even Edward Norton barking out orders abseiling from a rooftop. In fact it's SO bleedingly obvious I'm surprised nobody's thought of it before! First off: ditch all their douchebag DJs... yeaaah you know the type who thrash all that Modular/Ed Banger crap to such skull raping intensities that only androgynous extraterrestrials could ever listen it for more than three hours straight without blowing their fucking brains out? HA HA HA!! THE SOONER THEY'RE GONE THE BETTER! (maybe even call in an exorcist to salt the exits just to be sure?). Secondly: hire someone to work the lights... and I mean ANYONE!! No shit they've got a stupidly comprehensive stage setup straddling half the dancefloor ceiling and a good part of the back wall, it's easily one of the maddest of ANY Adelaide venue, it doesn't take a genius to figure it all out... and yet everyone still plays in the dark? I MEAN, DOESN'T THAT SHIT JUST BUG YOU!? FUUUCK OFF!! And thirdly: install a teeny tiny "service lift" so bands don't have to lug their shit up three flights of stairs...? AAAAHAHaHAhA I know! but we can still dream can't we?



And yet here we are tonight witness to the first two: where not only do we have DJs that DON'T violate a Geneva convention (or two) in the mad shit that they spin? but they've also got someone working those stage lights to the point they actually begin to rival (if not exceed) the faint glimmer of The Crazyhorse sign from across the street!? "WHOAAAA FUCK!!". Yes I know, I KNOW!! I totally didn't believe it was still possible either (or at least not so soon since that Queensland Flood Relief Fundraiser achieved the "nigh on impossible" here almost a month ago!) but it's true maaan! Tone Deaf have made all THIS shit possible! They've vastly exceeding all our lowest of low expectations in what we've come to expect from a night at Rocket Bar, to the point they've almost made it THE place to be? (and not just to shoot up heroin!). In fact they may very well have saved its soul! And all it took was a DJ with half a fucking clue and someone flicking on a light switch!? YES!! MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!! "but wait, who IS this Tone Deaf and what makes them so special!?". Duuude if only I knew! save for the fact they're a music website, they host a regular club night at Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne, and tonight they're looking to do the same here with their whizzbang launch of Tone Deaf in Adelaide featuring none other than Lady Strangelove as headliners (so obviously they're warlocks of some kind!?). Better yet they're doing this again NEXT month (see poster below) with Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!: so not only does this show that their taste in music DOESN'T blow the short end of a giraffe but they may have a "regular" thing to look forward to here!? Yup I never thought I'd say this but with all THIS shit on offer now? this rape dungeon suddenly got awesome again!



RIDE INTO THE SUN (****1/2) - And it all starts with our opening act? OOOOH YOU BET IT DOES!! but I know what you're thinking, it's likely something along the lines of "CRAP!! NOT THESE ARSECLOWNS AGAIN!!" because YES I do realise I've featured this band waaay too many times in the past year for their own good (most recently of which two weeks ago at Producers Bar) as much as it's kinda unavoidable, because I don't know if you've noticed in any of the gig guides lately? but they're fucking everywhere duuude! they're out there playing every damn week, if not every damn night, in every damn venue in town, to the point you wanna spring an intervention on them or at the very least kneecap a few of them to "slow them down a little". Just as I don't doubt a great many of you simply stopped giving a shit about this band six months ago (or even moved interstate in effort to avoid them) because no matter how much raging potential they had starting out...? FUCK DAMN IT GOT ANNOYING!! And then there was all the onstage temper tantrums, the sudden departure of their guitarist and keyboardist (and not in the best of circumstances either) to the point I'd jokingly given their lead singer Anthony Candlish the nickname "Anton": as in Anton Newcombe from Brian Jonestown Massacre, or more specifically as seen in the documentary Dig! as it was very much starting to approach that level of "slapstick comedy" (in other words it's been a wild ride documenting it all and I gotta have my fun somehow!). And yet as much as Ride Into The Sun are literally NOT the same band they were back in 2010 thanks to all this insanity? they're also not the same band in moving forward; and more to the point? they're SO MUCH BETTER FOR IT. So if you totally tuned out on all this "Ride Into The Sun" crap six months ago? this is me telling you to tune right back in, because in 2011? they're totally got this shit nailed; and tonight's set? rather like two weeks ago is very much indicative of that newfound level of awesomeness. And it's not just for the esteem calibre of songs that they're playing now: many of whom are off their latest EP "Goodbye Hipster, Hello Reality" released just a few weeks ago (which I totally recommend you hunt down too!) plus a new number they wrote just THIS week (which you can totally bug out to the live video here). Or for the fact they got Brendan Shaw from Lady Strangelove to join them up on stage for one. But more for the fact they've finally found their meditative "groove" in performing it. After a year of STRUGGLING to sound like a "shit hot band" we'd want to pay attention to? now they simply ARE. They have no need for silly egos, arrogance or pretense here; in fact they barely even pause for breath at all. They've found that focus, that inner cohesion. They play the shit out of this room like they're lost in a trance, collectively melting our faces off in turn, and with barely a word spoken? they leave the stage with all of us begging for more. Yup it may've been a bitch for me to photograph, as they may've insisted on playing under little or no stage light, and I may've already seen them two weeks ago but I didn't care... THIS was a Ride Into The Sun well worth revisiting!









RED COATS (****1/2) - Our second act tonight Tone Deaf have brought in especially from Melbourne. But its not the first time I've ever seen them: that was back in June last year at The Ed Castle. And as much as they played the shit out that band room with their 70's brand of doom rock psychedelia? (and THEN SOME) they were a little "lost in translation" for me. Partly due to a muddy mix fucking up their louder songs like a cement truck stuck in a sandstorm; but also because they were a psychedelic band wedged between two OTHER psychedelic bands (and we're talking second fiddle here to the lysergic shitstorm of both Two Suns and Lady Strangelove... HA HA HA DUUUDE!!) which was kinda like selling ice to eskimoes; or to be sliiightly more genre specific? like selling us bags of grief when we're inundated with sticky icky orange the size of orangutans (and yes forgive me for somewhat paraphrasing my previous review with that one but it's still paints a mad mental picture doesn't it?) but tonight here at Rocket Bar...? OOOOH they're transmitting loud and clear! Yup for those of you uninitiated? Red Coats could be considered a cross between Black Sabbath, Kyuss, Soundgarden and Black Mountain. They're as fuck off angry and antagonistic as psychedelic gets (in other words they're pretty much late 60's/early 70's metal before it became a "devil horn" saluting cartoon caricature of itself), they'll soon be joining Stone Temple Pilots on tour around the country and all signs appears to be pointing to them being the "next big thing", you know if you're totally into that kinda "thing"; but at the very least I'm really starting to understand why. And it's not so much for Neil Wilkinson's masterful guitar work alternating between contemplative blues riffs and full throttle squealing intensity in the solos; but hey definitely no complaints here! (it puts hairs on your teeth and then proceeds to shave them!). But it's more so for their diabolical rhythm section running between Rhys Kelly on bass and Andrew Braidner on drums: how it churns out this altogether hypnotic, propulsive and pulsing witches brew of ever present dread (and the live mix especially is really cranking the low end in making our intestines twist like pretzels to it) and how their lead singer Emilio Mercuri takes all that, whips it into a frenzy and then proceeds to rip your throat out with it. Pacing back and forth in a constant state of cat-like readiness with a pissed off expression and a wailing falsetto midway between a Chris Cornell and a Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden; fighting a life and death battle with his microphone, glaring straight at you, through your head, the back wall behind you, the street behind that and perhaps the sky above in the hopes he could make the moon spiral into the sun and explode using nothing but the power of his mind. I mean there's "stage presence" and then there's FUCKING STAGE PRESENCE and this cat's got it nailed like nothing short of a demon possession! I mean no shit, if someone ever teleported this shit back in time to the 60's and Charles Manson got hold of it and a mad tab of acid instead of "Helter Skelter" by The Beatles? we'd be arse deep in superintelligent cockroaches and oceans full of shattered concrete by now... because that's all that would be left after civilisation implodes in on itself. And all things considered? it'd be a pretty schweet way to go if THIS was the soundtrack. Yup that's Red Coats. I get it now, BELIEVE ME I GET IT NOW!! Like Rocket Bar is a windtunnel, they're the spinning turbines and for the next few weeks I'm gonna be brushing my teeth embedded in the ETSA building with a window washing platform and a broom handle...? OOOOH FUCK YEAH!!











LADY STRANGELOVE (****1/2) - Which brings us to our headlining act: and one of those chance few reasons why ANYONE in their right mind would ever consider "a night at Rocket Bar" a worthy option without their friends and family giving them an exasperated look and a stern talking down (or failing that a crucifix, a shotgun, a can of petrol, a cigarette lighter and a tearful farewell). I mean no shit... it doesn't matter WHO brought them in here, or for what foul or fantastical design short of sacrificing them to the great Cthulhu that dwells under Electric Circus of course... because let's face it he really doesn't need the "encouragement" (he DJs on alternating Thursdays too!). The very fact they ARE here is all that matters... Tone Deaf you did good, you did REAL GOOD!! Yup Lady Strangelove clearly need no introduction; short of the fact that everytime they've played Rocket Bar they've blown our brains so astronomically out of our skulls (and occassionally as an aerosol mist pissing out our ears) we forget we're even IN Rocket Bar anymore... let alone Jive, Jade Monkey, Enigma Bar, The Ed Castle or any number of other live venues they've played like a proverbial kaleidoscope shat through a megaphone for the past five years. They're an Adelaide institution bordering on the mental, if not ten foot tall bullet proof and belching fire mythological. And tonight was clearly no exception. They were equally as rubberband precise and they were loose as all hell in letting it rip (and the crowd likewise were totally losing their shit in response) just as it's not entirely necessary to elaborate upon all that (as let's face it it's pretty much "business as usual" as far as they're concerned!) except for a few noteworthy observations. Firstly the fact that they were lacking their signature visuals tonight; possibly because Tone Deaf had substituted their own in the form of their animated blinking pyramid logo (which you didn't really notice unless you were really looking for it). And as much as we did kinda miss their spastic technicolour mashup of shitcrazy Disney whatever-the-fuck, dolphins and naked hippie chicks floating through space and the occasional SpongeBob SquarePants? (because yes... it's a stoner cliche for a reason!) in trade it did make them that much easier to photograph. As to rather neatly illustrate what I said earlier? ALL it took was Davison Jones (bass player for Two Suns) to cluelessly flick a few dials and faders and suddenly I was blessed with the most fuckoff awesome and insane lighting I've even seen in this joint in well over three years; and all that FROM A FREAKING BASS PLAYER!? "Yeaaah but have you seen him play the bass!?". Yes I have, point taken: he's a freaking genius and all these ninja shots are very much thanks to him (duuude I owe you one!). Secondly they had a few new songs, or at least I THINK they were new... as they did seem a little bit thrashier compared to the other "new songs" they've been playing recently: as much as they didn't really have a printed setlist, as they're the kinda band that usually makes it difficult to keep track of all the "finer details" anyways from totally losing your shit on a dancefloor (I like to think it's one of their best qualities) as much as I DID recognise that one song they're tentatively planning to make their next single: "Sweet Exchange" (and if you watch the live video you may understand why). And thirdly... aaaah fuck it they're Lady Strangelove duuude! You don't need to be on drugs to appreciate them, they ARE the drugs! they've been gigging like mad for the past two months (they're playing again next week!) saving up cash to hit Weed, California again in June to finish recording another six songs for their album, and for exorcising the mad flailing FUCK out of Rocket Bar tonight...? WE SALUTE THEM!!















2:24AM - Now obviously all the mad celebrations at Rocket Bar tonight weren't gonna end there. Tone Deaf and their DJs were all set to party "till death" or 5AM, whichever came first, or perhaps both at the same time in a spastically orgiastic explosion of giddy excess both wildly coincidental as it would've been brilliantly coincidental (well at least it would've totally satiated MY hunger for "watching things burn" squeeeeee!) and with all the awesome shit the DJs were spinning tonight it would've totally been feasible too: because I don't know if you've noticed but I'm actually praising shit the DJs are spinning... AT ROCKET BAR!? WHOAAAA WHODATHUNKIT!? WE COULD'VE TOTALLY CHANGED THE WORLD MAAAN!! Except yeaaah... pretty much everyone left soon after, and it was kind of a weird night for it. And by "kind of a weird night" I actually mean circumstances completely unrelated to the fact all this shit was happening at Rocket Bar (it eats babies dontcha know!) but more to do with the upteen billion other events exploding about The Fringe Festival tonight, or at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Shimmering West, or the fact that Transmission was on, or that people were leaving to go home early because Soundwave Festival was on tomorrow!? HA HA HA FUUUCK!! And as for why I ended up HERE at Producers Bar!? weeell... there may've been a teeny tiny invite going around from someone who allegedly "runs the joint", something along the lines of them running a bar tab if anyone was "interested" and pfft... WHERE THE FUCK ELSE WOULD I BE!? Still if its any consolation? I reckon Tone Deaf will do nothing but awesome things for Rocket Bar: they've got the right bands, they got the right DJs, they've actually got someone to work the lights (no small victory) I mean it sounds kinda nuts I know... BUT THAT SHIT COULD TOTALLY WORK!!



But of course I had more "pressing concerns" right now, namely drinking as much free piss as inhumanly possible until my liver, kidneys and spleen all burst out of my eyesockets like water balloons; because clearly any concept of "drinking responsibly" flies out the window the minute you don't have to pay for it... OOOOH SHIT YEAAAH!! As such I would also like to point out that despite any evidence to the contrary here? we totally didn't drink until 5AM, because pfft... THAT'S JUST PLAIN RIDICULOUS!! Producers Bar is only open till 3AM, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT!! (as much as it was technically a private party and it wasn't open to the public anyways). Nope let's just assume for the sake of the "official record" that everything you're about to see happened between the hours of two and three in the morning, at which point the house lights promptly switched on (like swiss precision they did!) and everyone left in a swift but orderly fashion. Just like me failing to provide any times for ANY of these photos in following is clearly an "oversight" on my part and... oh wait is that the bartender pouring round after round of black sambucas and one of them is mine!? oh yeaaah! this is so gonna do wonders for my head the next day isn't it? HA HA HA YOU BETCHA!!



Just like me choosing to mix that with THIS pear cider here? was the most genius idea ever in the history of "genius ideas" that don't later come to bite me in the arse, or more accurately swiftly kick me in the skull and repeatedly with a steel capped boot. As much as I'm also told on good authority that pear cider if mixed with apple cider is simply sublime. Hmmm remind me to try that sometime when I'm not simultaneously mixing all the above with at least two to three different kinds of beer... AAAAHAHAHaHAhAHaHA!! *ahem* A winning combination that I'm sure radioactive blue Todd Lawrie floating in an altogether eerie fashion here would wholeheartedly endorse too!



But of course disembodied blue spirits of Ride Into The Sun guitarists: which to my knowledge aren't currently deceased (but would perhaps register as "braindead" if we ran an EEG reading on them right now) weren't my only company at Producers Bar tonight. Nope slowly but surely, and in no way stampeding all at once like a thunderous herd of Rhino, I was greated by an "intimate gathering" of no less than a dozen but no greater than fifty (actual head count a little foggy as I may have been "counting" in duplicate here) and aren't they a cheerful bunch to be around too!?



Take THIS freak for example: cheerful sort, english accent (possibly Welsh!?) as much as I didn't have the first clue who he was or how came to be here: as much as I initially assumed he was a bartender because he was standing behind the bar (yeaaah funny how I make such "leaps of logic") only to then wonder if he was in fact "Jip" from the movie Human Traffic (aka: UK actor John Simm who's also played "Sam Tyler" in Life On Mars and "The Master" in the latest BBC run of Doctor Who) as much as he claimed he was neither and merely a standup commedian here for The Festival Fringe. Yup totally what the real John Simm would say; as much as it still doesn't explain WHY he's behind the bar, but how stupidly awesome is that novelty red beanie... aye? AAAYE!?



Or Balf to the left there who was cranking the maddest DJ set until the wee hours of the... *cough* I mean "just shy of 3AM" (what!? it's totally plausible we did all this in half an hour!). Whilst Todd slept soundly off to the right still "registering a pulse" I assure you; but possibly also expelling various gases that have somehow taken on corporeal form and continued to "drink in his stead".



And of course NO opportunity to take the piss out of a "sleeping" Todd should ever go to waste: an opportunity that Tom Pennington was more than happy to make the most of here, until he passed out cold himself. Hmmm. It was at around this time that I began to suspect that maybe Todd's "blue apparition" was in fact a bona-fide gas leak, and since all the doors and windows were shut? this entire room was being starved of oxygen and any minute now we could all collapse, suffocate and die; and maybe we should totally do something drastic about that shit before it's too late!



Or maybe I could take another photo of Todd "drinking" from this beer instead... FUCK YEAAAH!!



And speaking of shit that's random, which I admit is a pretty lame segue but I'm still running with it anyways... brings us to Will Spartalis: formerly Tokyo City Sex Shooters, currently Galaxy Cat. Word is he's been working on new material for the latter (possibly the first since his live debut back in November 2009... go figure!?). Which from what I've heard so far has taken on a distinctly "Sex Bob-omb" feel, as much as I'm not at liberty to tell you anything more than that (or link you to the Soundcloud in question). Suffice to say sometime in the not too distant future when he reveals all? yup rather like the mad colour scheme he's rocking in this photo it will simply BLOW OUR MINDS!!



Which speaking of blue shit? brings us to Jonnie Fritz here: who's only reason for appearing in this episode is for mad pimping out this blue cardigan, or at least he WAS "mad pimping" it out until I helpfully pointed out it looked a whole lot like the team colours for Port Power. After which he gave me an altogether DIFFERENT facial expression and then proceeded to throw beer bottles at me.



Aaaah and to think here I was laughing it up with all these premium grade shitweasels tonight, and you were where? dicking about on your Fringe Festival madcap adventure whatever-the-fuck totally missed out on all THIS!? building the very future of the Adelaide music scene? witnessing the very birth of face melting head exploding excellence itself!? I mean suuure it might just look like a bag of mixed nuts to you: piss farting about and flinging faeces up the walls but we're ushering in a golden age maaan! we're making ALL THIS shit happen! we're one chance binge drinking escapade away from running THIS WHOLE DAMN CITY!! and *cough* oooh wait? who's that other dude and why the fuck are we both behind the bar here? yeaaah I kinda wish I knew the answer to that...



Either way? fuck it... it's not like we could make this scene any WORSE riiight!?

Previously on Spoz's Rant: Mountbatten "The Night Is A Dream"

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