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The Adelaide music scene: to many of you it might be little more than a touring speed bump between Melbourne and Perth but to us it's a way of life. Feast within, on all its dysfunctioning splendour, as we bring you the highly satirical, laughingly fictional and intellectually imbecile tales from our rock & roll wasteland...
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:: DONNARUMMA
(EP Launch) with
THE LUKE LOUIE TRIO
:: ARCHERS
(Farewell Show) with
WEST THEBARTON,
BATTLEHOUNDS and
SINCERELY, GRIZZLY
:: SINCERELY, GRIZZLY
(Single Launch) with
SLOWLY SLOWLY,
and APPARITION
:: ATTONBITUS
(Single Launch)
with FILTHY LUCRE,
MOONHUNTER
and TYMPANO
:: ALANA JAGT &
THE MONOTREMES
(Single Launch) with
AARON THOMAS TRIO
and RYAN MARTIN JOHN
:: HALL OF FAME ::
:: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES** :: ANNIE SIEGMANN :: ARTAX MISSION :: THE AVES :: AVIATOR LANE :: BASTARD SONS OF RUINATION :: THE BATTERY KIDS :: BEARDED GYPSY BAND* :: BOOSTER :: CENTRAL DELI BAND :: CHEER ADVISORY COUNCIL :: CIRCLE CLAN :: COERCE :: COOPS & THE BIRD :: CONCHILLIA :: DANVERS & GHOST KNIFE :: DEAD POPES OF THE VATICAN :: DELUSIONS OF GRANDMA :: DIRT PLAYGROUND :: DOUBLE HANDED* :: THE DUNES :: EGYPT :: ENCARTA / COLONEL KERNEL** :: FIRE! SANTA ROSA FIRE!*** :: FRIENDS :: GLASS SKIES :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT* :: THE HONEY PIES** :: HORROR MY FRIEND* :: ISLE OF VISION :: JUNGLE CITY :: KAMIKAZE :: THE KEEPSAKES* :: THE KILLGIRLS*** :: KORAL & THE GOODBYE HORSES :: LADY STRANGELOVE** :: LEADER CHEETAH* :: LIKE LEAVES** :: LUMONICS* :: LYLA :: MAX SAVAGE & THE FALSE IDOLS*** :: MERE THEORY :: MORALS OF A MINOR* :: THE MOTIVE :: MR WEDNESDAY** :: NO THROUGH ROAD*** :: QUIET CHILD :: QUIET IN THE LAB! :: REALIST FEW :: RIDE INTO THE SUN** :: THE SEA THIEVES* :: THE SHINY BRIGHTS* :: SINCERELY, GRIZZLY*** :: SKELETONS :: SOFT WHITE MACHINE* :: SONS OF ZOKU :: SPARKSPITTER* :: SQUEAKER :: ST. MORRIS SINNERS :: STEERING BY STARS* :: SWIMMING :: TEA :: THE TIMBERS :: TONY FONT SHOW** :: TRACER :: THE TRANSATLANTICS** :: TWO SUNS :: TYGER TYGER* :: THE VILLENETTES* :: WEST THEBARTON BROTHEL PARTY :: WOLF & CUB** :: ZETA ::
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:: Fringe Festival 2012
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:: Fringe Festival 2013
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6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |
11 | 12 | 13 | 14
:: Fringe Festival 2015
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5
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:: Fringe Festival 2017
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2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
[::..b&w episodes..::]
:: A Winter Wonderland
- 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
:: In Limbo - 1 | 2 |
3
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:: B&W July 2012 - 1 | 2 |
3
| 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
[::..special features..::]
:: ARTIST INDEX ::
:: !!! :: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES :: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES (DUET) :: 200 MOTELS :: 4 KINGS LOUD :: 4 VOICE :: 67 SPECIAL :: 78 SAAB :: A.B. ORIGINAL :: A BASKET OF MAMMOTHS :: A.D.K.O.B. :: A RED DAWN :: AAARRR! ALL ABOARD FOR PIRATEY VARIETY :: AARON THOMAS :: AARON THOMAS TRIO :: ABBEY HOWLETT :: ABBEY HOWLETT & THE GOLDEN REALM :: ABLACKWELL :: ACID MOUNTAIN :: ACROSS THE ATLAS :: ADALITA :: ADAM PAGE :: ADELAIDE'S PIPE GUY :: ADNAAN BARAKY :: ADRIAN BELEW :: ADRIAN DEUTSCH :: AFFAIRS OF MEN :: AFI :: AFTER THE FALL :: AIRBOURNE :: ALANA JAGT :: ALANA JAGT & THE MONOTREMES :: ALARM BIRDS & THE SEA THIEVES :: ALIAS & THE JAMS :: ALITHIA :: ALL FLIGHT CREW ARE DEAD :: ALL MADE OF RUBIES :: ALL NIGHT GIRLS :: ALMA KALORAMA :: ALPEN :: ALPHA BETA FOX :: ALPHABETTE :: ALPINE :: ALUKA :: AMBUSH MARKETING :: THE AMCATS :: AMUNDSENS FLAG :: ANDREW HIGGS & THE SAND CASTLE HARUM :: ANDREW P. STREET :: ANDY BULL :: ANDY ROBERTS :: ANGEL & THE BADMAN :: ANGEL EYES :: ANGEL OLSEN :: ANGELIK :: ANGELS OF GUNG-HO :: ANGIE HART :: ANIMAL SHADOWS :: ANIMAL TRAPS :: ANNIE BASS :: ANNIE SIEGMANN :: ANNY DUFF :: ANTHONY ANT :: ANTHONY WIGNALL :: ANTONY OF THE FUTURE :: ANYA ANASTASIA :: ANYA ANASTASIA & THE BIRD WIZDOM CABARET :: ANYA MCNICOL-WINDRAM :: THE APE :: APHELION :: APPARITION :: APPOMATTOX RUN :: ARAKEYE :: THE ARCADE FIRE :: ARCHERS :: ARCHIE :: ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI :: ARGUS & THE LIAR :: ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI :: ARLO COOK :: ARMOUR FOU :: ARRAY :: ART OF ESCAPE :: THE ART OF FLYING KITES :: ARTAX MISSION :: AS THE PENNY DROPS :: THE ASTEROID BELT :: THE ATLANTIC STREET BAND :: ATLASIS & AMICA :: ATTILA MY HONEY :: ATTONBITUS :: AUBERON DANCE ACADEMY :: AUDIUM :: THE AUDREYS :: AUGUSTE :: AURA FORM :: AURORA :: THE AUTHENTIC REPLICAS :: AUXILLA :: AVANT GARDENERS :: THE AVES :: AVIATOR LANE :: AWKWARD LOVE TRIANGLE :: BABES ARE WOLVES :: BABYLON BURNING :: BACHELOR OF ARTS :: BACHELORETTE :: BACK$EAT ROMEOS :: BAD//DREEMS :: BAD LUCK CABARET :: THE BAKER SUITE :: THE BAKER'S DIGEST :: BAKEWELL STREET :: BALL PARK MUSIC :: BANG! BANG! AIDS! :: BANJO JACKSON :: BANJO WEATHERALD :: BANOFFEE :: BARCODE :: THE BARON :: THE BARONS OF TANG :: BASEBALL :: THE BASKERVILLES :: BASTARD SONS OF RUINATION :: BAT FOR LASHES :: BATPISS :: BATRIDER :: THE BATTERY KIDS :: BATTLEHOUNDS :: BATTLE POPE :: BATTLES :: BEACH HOUSE :: BEANIE MY FRIEND :: BEARDED GYPSY BAND :: THE BEARDS :: THE BEASTIE BOYS :: BED WETTER :: BEDHEAD :: THE BEDROOM PHILOSOPHER & HIS AWKWARDSTRA :: THE BEERBELLY BUSKERS :: BEFORE THE AFTERMATH :: BELITTLE LEAGUE :: THE BELLE CURVE :: THE BELLRAYS :: BELOVED ELK :: BEN GEL & THE BONEYARD SAINTS :: BEN ELY'S RADIO 5 :: BEN REVI :: BEN REVI ALL-STAR REVIVAL BAND :: BERMUDA BAY :: BETTY AIRS :: BIG BAD BARRY & THE DEAD SETS :: BIG DADDY'S DISCOTHEQUE :: BIG RICHARD INSECT :: BIG SCARY :: BIG SKY THEORY :: BIG YAWN :: BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR :: BILLY BOB'S BBQ JAM BAND :: BING GOES TO MONACO :: BINKY & THE BUNG MICS :: THE BIRD :: BIRD WIZDOM :: BIRTHGLOW :: BIT BY BATS :: BITCH PREFECT :: THE BITTER DARLINGS :: BITTER SWEET KICKS :: BJORK :: BLACK GOLD :: BLACK LIPS :: BLACKCHORDS :: THE BLACK AND WHITE :: BLACK CORAL :: THE BLACK DOVES :: BLACK KNIGHT :: BLAKE SABAN 3 :: BLAST RHOMBUS :: BLEEDING KNEES CLUB :: THESE BLESSED BONES :: THE BLIND HERD :: BLISTERED PALMS :: BLOOD PLASTIC :: BLOODHOUNDS ON MY TRAIL :: BLOW UP BETTY :: THE BLUEBERRIES :: BLUEJUICE :: BLUSH RESPONSE :: BOB DOWNE :: BOB LOG III :: BODY HORROR :: BOHOEFFER :: THE BON SCOTTS :: BOOSTER :: THE BORDERLAND :: BOS :: THE BOTTLEROCKETS :: BOX ELDER :: THE BOX ROCKETS :: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE :: BRENDAWG & THE DROID :: BRIANNA MAHONEY :: BRIARS :: BRILLIG :: BRITISH INDIA :: THE BRITISH ROBOTS :: THE BRITISH ROBOTS (DUO) :: BRONZE CHARIOT :: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE :: BROKERS :: THE BROTHERS GOON :: BROTHERSISTER :: THE BROUHAHA :: BRUNATEX :: BUFFALO BOYFRIEND :: THE BUMBLEBEEZ :: BURAKA SOM SISTEMA :: BURIED FEATHER :: BURLESQUE BEAUTIES :: BURN THE ASHES :: THE BURNING SEA :: BURNING TOWER :: BURNSIDE MUMS :: BUSHIDO :: BUSTER FIDEZ :: BYE BYE MOUNTAIN :: THE BYZANTINES :: CABBAGE & KINGS :: CABIN CULTS :: CAL WILLIAMS JNR :: CALIFORNIA COUSIN :: CALLERDENIGHT :: CALLING ALL CARS :: CAM GOODALL :: CAMEROM MCTERNAN :: CAMP COPE :: CANDIDA :: CANIDAE :: CANIS VULPES :: CAPTAIN CLEANOFF :: CAPTAIN HELLFIRE & THE WRETCHED BRETHREN :: THE CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY :: CAPTIVES :: CAR SEAT HEADREST :: CARLA LIPPIS & THE MARTIAL HEARTS :: THE CASIO BROTHERS :: CASKET CASE :: CASS McCOMBS :: CASSETTE KIDS :: CAT DOG BIRD :: CAT PARTY :: CELESTITE :: CENTAURZ :: CENTRAL DELI BAND :: CERES :: CESARE :: CHAPMAN STREET :: CHARLIE MONSOON :: CHASING PHOENIX :: CHEER ADVISORY COUNCIL :: CHERRY GRIND :: THE CHEVRON WHORES :: CHÉRIE DE KLERK :: CHILD :: CHILDREN COLLIDE :: CHINESE NEW YEAR :: CHRIS FINNEN :: CHORAL GRIEF :: CHVRCHES :: CIARAM GRANGER :: CIRCLE CLAN :: CIRCUS ARCADE :: THE CITRADELS :: CITRUS JAM :: CITY CALM DOWN :: CITY RIOTS :: THE CLANGERS :: CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH :: THE CLIQUE :: CLOUD CONTROL :: CLOUD NOTHINGS :: THE CLOWNS OF DECADENCE :: CLUE TO KALO :: COBRA :: COCK :: COERCE :: COG :: COLLARBONES :: COLLIDE/ESCAPE :: COLLIDER :: COLONEL KERNEL :: COLORBLIND :: COLOURISE :: CONCHILLIA :: CONSOLE WARRIORS :: COOKIE BAKER :: COOKIE BAKER & HER SPECIAL SECRET SPELLS :: COOL JUMPER :: COOL JUMPER & TANTIVY FAIR :: COOPS & THE BIRD :: CORPUS :: CORTEZ :: COSMO BLACK :: COSMO THUNDERCAT :: COSMO THUNDERCAT (DUO) :: COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR :: COY CARP :: CRACKWHORE :: THE CRAYON FIELDS :: CREEPERS :: CRUSTY SUITCASE BAND :: THE CRYING GAME :: CUB SCOUTS :: CURSES :: CUT COPY :: CUT OFF YOUR HANDS :: THE DAIRY BROTHERS :: DAISY BUCHANAN :: DAIYE SPA :: DALLAS FRASCA :: DALLI :: DAMN ARMS :: DAMN TERRAN :: DAMNED MEN :: DAMO SUZUKI NETWORK :: DAN DEVLIN :: DANCE TIL YOU CAN'T SAY YEAH! :: DANGER & PLASTIC :: DANGEROUS! :: DANIEL VARRICCHIO :: DANIELE VILELLA :: DANVERS :: DANVERS & GHOST KNIFE :: DAPPLED CITIES :: THE DARDANELLES :: THE DARK LIGHTS :: DAS UBBERDUNG :: DAVE PHILLIPS :: DAY RAVIES :: DAYDREAM :: THE DAYLIGHT BRAVES :: DAYSWORTH FIGHTING :: THE DEAD BELLS :: DEAD END FRIENDS :: DEAD FRENCHMEN :: DEAD JOE :: DEAD POPES OF THE VATICAN :: DEADLY ARE THE NAKED :: DEAFAULT :: DEAR PLASTIC :: DEEP SEA ARCADE :: THE DEER JOHNS :: DEERHUNTER :: DEJA :: DEJA ENTENDU :: DELIA OBST :: THE DELTA RIGGS :: DELUSIONS OF GRANDMA :: DESCRIBE ELIZA :: DESERT CROOKS :: A DEVIL AMONGST THE TAILORS :: THE DEVILROCK FOUR :: DEXTER JONES :: DIAMOND SINS :: DIANA SCALZI :: DICK DIVER :: DIE! DIE! DIE! :: DIESEL WITCH :: DIIV :: DIPLOMAT :: DIPSTONE :: DIRT PLAYGROUND :: THE DIRTY MONKS :: DIRTY WOLVES :: THE DIVINE FLUXUS :: DIZZEE RASCAL :: DJ KELE OKEREKE :: DJ SHADOW :: DJ SPOZ :: DJANGO ROWE TRIO :: DMA'S :: DOE :: DOM TRIMBOLI & THE WIZARDS :: DON MORRISON :: DONNARUMMA :: DOUBLE DENIM :: DOUBLE DRAGON :: DOUBLE HANDED :: DOZERS :: DRAWN FROM BEES :: THE DREAMBOATS :: DRILLER JET ARMSTRONG :: THE DRONES :: DROPLET :: DRUID FLUIDS :: DRUNK MUMS :: DUD PILLS :: DUKES OF WINDSOR :: DUMB EARTH :: DUNE RATS :: THE DUNES :: DUNGEN :: DUSTY LEE :: DUSTY LEE & THE ANGELS OF GUNG HO :: DUSTY LEE'S WASTED WANDERERS :: DZ :: DZ DEATHRAYS :: EAST END VILLAINS :: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN :: ECHO & THE EMPRESS :: EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING :: EGYPT :: THE EL CAMINOS :: ELECTRIC WIDOWS :: THE ELEVENTH HOUR :: THE E.L.F. :: EL-P :: ELECTRIC EXILES :: ELEPHANT :: ELLEN KIBBLE :: ELVIS :: EMDEE :: EMERGENCY RULE :: EMILY DAVIS :: EMPERORS :: EMMA HORWOOD :: EMPIRE VAGABOND :: ENCARTA :: ENDLESS NAMELESS :: ENEMY OF :: ENNIS TOLA :: ENVY STREET :: ES IST SUPER :: EVEN :: EXPATRIATE :: THE EXPLODERS :: EXPLODING PLASTIC INEVITABLE :: EZRA HOPE :: FACEMEAT :: FACEMEAT - A ROCK OPERA :: FAITH NO MORE :: FAIR MAIDEN :: THE FAK :: FAKE LAKE :: FAKE TAN :: FASCINATOR :: THE FAT SACK :: FAT TAILED ANTICHINUS :: FAVOUR THE BRAVE :: FEAR AND LOATHING :: THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS :: FEIST :: FEMME FATALES :: FERGUS O'REGAN :: FEZ FAANANA :: FIGHTERPILOT :: A FILM FOR THE FUTURE :: FILTHY LUCRE :: THE FINISHING SCHOOL :: FINNEN & DAVIDSON :: THE FINNS :: FIRS :: FISHING WITH HENRY :: FIRE! SANTA ROSA, FIRE! :: FIST PUMP, FIST BUMP :: FISTFUL OF TROJANS :: FLEUR GREEN :: FKA TWIGS :: THE FLEEING MINDS :: THE FLOORS :: FLORENCE & THE MACHINE :: FLUME :: THE FOLKO-OH-NOES :: FONT PLAYS FONT :: FORCES :: FOREIGN/NATIONAL :: FOREST OF GNOMES :: FORMER CHILD STARS :: FOX FAEHRMANN :: FOXX ON FIRE :: FRANZ FERDINAND :: FRAUD MILLIONAIRES :: FREESTATE :: FRESH KILLS :: FRIDAY'S FOX :: FRIENDS :: FROM THE DEAD SEA :: FULL CONTACT SAFARI :: THE FUMES :: FUNK LATIN UNION :: FUNKOARS :: FUTURE FARM :: FUTURE ISLANDS :: THE FYOOGS :: GALAPAGOOSE :: GALAXY CAT :: GALLEON :: GAVIN DE ALMEIDA :: GAY PARIS :: THE GELS :: GEMINI DOWNS :: GENERATION SWINE :: GEORDIE LITTLE :: GERMEIN SISTERS :: GG ALAN BINDIG :: GHOST WALK :: GHOUL :: GHYTI :: GHYTI (DUO) :: GHYTI & THE PHILANTHROPIC ORCHESTRA :: GINDIANA BONES AND THE SEVERAL KIDNEYS OF THE UNDERGROUND TRAIN STATION :: GINFOX VS HELLO NEWMAN :: GIRL TALK :: THE GIVEAWAYS :: GLASS :: GLASS DUNES :: GLASS SKIES :: GLASS TOWERS :: GLISK :: GNARLS BARKLEY :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT (Lounge Set) :: GOLD BLOOM :: THE GOOD CHINA :: GOOD BOY :: GOON WIZARRD :: GOTYE :: GRACE: THE SONGS OF JEFF BUCKLEY :: GRACE GOODFELLOW :: GRAFTON PRIMARY :: THE GRAND RAPIDS :: THE GRATES :: GRAVEYARD TRAIN :: GREAT GABLE :: THE GREETING METHOD :: GRENADIERS :: GREY DATURAS :: GRIMES :: GRIMEY :: GROOVE ARMADA :: GROUND COMPONENTS :: THE GROWL :: GUILLAUME SOLO ACOUSTIC :: GUINEAFOWL :: GUN IT :: GÜNTER & THE SAFEWORD :: GYRO :: HAIM :: HAL BIRD :: HALCYON DRIVE :: HALFWAY TO FORTH :: HANNAH FAIRLAMB :: THE HAPPY ENDINGS :: HAPPY SOMETIMES :: HAR MAR SUPERSTAR :: THE HARD ACHES :: HARMLESS HUNTER :: HARMONY :: HARRY FREEMAN :: HARTS :: HAWKS OF ALBA :: HAYSTACKS CALHOON :: HEAPS GOOD FRIENDS :: HEATH WEBER :: HEKYL :: HELLO, LOVER :: HELLO NEWMAN :: HELMET :: HESTON DROP :: HEY FEVER :: HEY LADY! :: HI, I'M RECLUSIVE AUTHOR THOMAS PYNCHON :: HIGH STAKES :: HIGH TENSION :: HIGH VIOLET :: HIGHTIME :: HILLS & TRAINS :: HIT THE JACKPOT :: THE HOLD STEADY :: THE HOLIDAYS :: HOLOGRAPHIC CHARIZARD :: HOLOGRAPHIC COLTS :: HOLY FUCK :: HOLY HOLY :: THE HOLY SEA :: HOLY SERPENT :: HOME FOR THE DEF :: THE HONEY PIES :: HORROR MY FRIEND :: HOSPITAL THE MUSICAL :: HOT WINGS :: HOUSE OF JADE :: HOWL AT THE MOON :: HOWL 'N BONES :: HOWLING BELLS :: THE HOWLING FOG :: HUMBLE BEE :: HUMMINGBIRD :: HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY :: THE HUNTED CROWS :: HURRICANE JANE :: HURRICANES :: THE HUSHES :: HUXLEY :: I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT WEEZER :: I HEART HIROSHIMA :: I, A MAN :: ICE ON MERCURY :: ID :: IGGY POP & THE STOOGES :: IIAH :: ILLICIT EVE :: IMMIGRANT UNION :: IMOGEN BRAVE :: IMPARTIAL :: THE IMPOSSIBLE QUICHE :: THE INCHES :: INDIAGO :: INSTITUT POLAIRE :: INTERCOOLER :: INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF MOJO :: THE INTERNET :: INTERPOL :: INTERZONE EXPRESS :: INTROVERT :: INUETTE :: INWOODS :: IRAAN SANADZADEH :: IRIDIUM :: IRIE KNIGHTS :: THE IRRESPONSIBLES :: ISLE OF CAPRI :: ISLE OF VISION :: IT'S A HOAX :: IT'S A HOAX (INSTRUMENTAL) :: IT'S WARSAW :: IVORY :: J-LO BIAFRA :: J-WAH :: JACK LONDON :: JACKSON FIREBIRD :: JAMES PARRY :: JANE'S ADDICTION :: JAPAM :: JAPANDROIDS :: JAPANTHER :: JARVIS :: JARVIS COCKER :: JASON SIMON (DEAD MEADOW) :: JAY WALKER AND THE PEDESTRIANS :: JAYNE-ANNE POWER :: JEFF MARTIN & TEREPAI RICHMOND :: JESS KENT :: JESS PORTER :: JESSE DAVIDSON :: JESSE FRANCIS :: JESUS CHRIST POSSE :: THE JEZABELS :: JIKA :: JIMMY & THE MIRRORS :: JIMMY EAT WORLD :: JIMMY MARIN :: JIMMY MOUNTAIN :: JOE MCKEE :: JOEL STERN :: JOEL STERN, CURED PINK & TIMOTHY TATE :: THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS :: JON ADDAMS :: JON MARCO :: JON MORTIMER :: JONNY BLIZZARD :: JORDAN TITO :: JOSH CALLIGEROS :: JOURNEY WELL SPACE WIZARD :: JOY & SPARKS :: JP COE & THE DELEGATES :: JUDGE MENTAL :: JUMP! 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:: Wednesday, August 03, 2011

LIVE REVIEW / BALL PARK MUSIC (*****)
"HOW I MET BALL PARK MUSIC" TOUR @ JIVE / Friday July 29th 2011

Hi everyone, it's me again! errr...or at least I think it is!? yeaaah, perhaps I should apologise for me being a pale shade of a "gonzo journalist" of late? or at least the piss retarded mockery of one you've been tuning into each week under the guise of "Spoz's Rant"; only lately you've likely been wondering what the FUCK happened to the "Rant" part or why the "Spoz" seemingly went "missing in action" too? Oh believe me I know! I've just not been myself lately! At least not for the past few weeks (and perhaps a few weeks preceding that?) and...yeaaah let's just say not since maybe mid June and we'll call it even? me not writing blogs? NOT WRITING BLOGS? HA HA HA WHAT THE FUCK CRAP INSANITY DID I SAY THAT FOR!? well shit, I'll tell you WHY! because I was being a whinyarse bitch...A WHINYARSE BITCH!! and I dare say I haven't been the only one bitching either; this winter has made a bitch of us all maaan! Oh it's been brutal! It's been a brain bludgeoning, depressingly dull desolate expanse of despair extending ad infinitum to the point you wanna pull a fucking gun to your head rather than wax emo existentialist about it (as much as I've admittedly caught some aaawesome live bands and live shows in between and oh...you so should've been there too!) and me "not writing blogs anymore"!? HA HA HA WHAT!? I just meant not nearly as OFTEN, SHEEEESH!! (dude's gotta have a "life" you know!). So why the fuck am I writing THIS now: here in the dead of winter, when doing anything OTHER than crawling inside a freshly killed mammoth carcass, setting fire to all your furniture or dry humping a radiator heater rugged up like a homeless person seems like nothing short of a suicide mission!? (or at least it sure as shit has felt like that until recently!). If not for the money, or the infamy? or the ripe comedy of a blood alcohol kicking into the double digits; except you had no money for that either, so hey you're doing it for the people! who've since scattered like autumn leaves? (some as far as the eastern states to escape this icey apocalypse?) then perhaps for the music!? BWAAAHAHaHAhAHaHA *ahem* no really since when is the Adelaide scene EVER about the music!? like maaaybe tonight? here at Jive, for Ball Park Music, supported by City Riots and 20th Century Graduates? yeah probably not...but let's investigate further shall we!?



20TH CENTURY GRADUATES - And so all "giddy and exciteable" to be here (or at the very least ridiculously over caffeinated and on the somewhat more chipper side of largely ambivalent?) I arrive at Jive for our opening act. Who I swear were one of the best reasons for WHY I wanted to attend this shit hilarious shindig in the first place (short of all the usual "definitions of insanity" and/or responses Pavlovian) for reasons that should be more than bleedingly apparent if you read my last review on them...complete with a retarding overabundance of glowing superlatives (and me perhaps making it a little TOO stupidly obvious just how much of a retarding crush I have on their multi-instrumentalist Larissa "Life Of The Party" Perry? *sigh* what!? she's freaking awesome yo! SHUT UP!!). Because YES they truly are everything "you could ever ask for" in curing all the worst of your winter woes in ways that could arguably kill you with type-2 diabetes; and yes I was very much looking forward to more of the same tonight. Except in arriving at 9:20 to see them thinking I'd arrived a few minutes early? I instead discovered I'd arrived much too late (they started at 8:45) and thus I'd missed all but two songs of their set. A cover of They Might Be Giants' "Doctor Worm"; which tore the roof off this joint when they covered it here for their EP launch last year and "Little Red Romance". The former of which I spent a frantic 3-4 minutes shooting all the photos you see below and the latter providing the live video you see BELOW that. And as much as yes, this IS me bragging like hell at just how fuck off brilliant I am to provide you with all that shit under pressure? (HA HA HA no seriously HOLD the applause!) it hardly counts as a "live review", and thus I won't be providing you with any "rating out of five" to accompany it (but feel free to provide me with a score of your OWN for how close I came to totally fucking this up...WOOOO!!), in fact I don't even know WHY I'm writing any of this junk in the first place!? Suffice to say this was 20th Century Graduates and yes we should totally be kicking ourselves retarded (me included) for missing out on their set tonight; because if "rumours" have it? we might not want to miss their next one...I'm just saying!











CITY RIOTS (***1/2) - Which then brings us; all speculation aside over what exactly I meant by those "rumours" (pfft...don't ask me duuude, ask 20th Century Graduates!) to our second act here tonight. The same I don't doubt a great many of you have come "flooding" in droves to read about just now; in the hopes I'll be giving them HELL on this blog (and how!), in fact I was very much counting on this happening (yay...ratings bonanza!). Just as I also suspect a great many of those SAME people have just seen that weirdly affirmational to downright praiseworthy "three and a half star" rating I've awarded them tonight and have just as quickly now either: (a) fled in disgust never to return, or (b) are currently punching out ALL CAPS screaming tirades in protest telling me just how much of an *EXPLETIVE!! EXPLETIVE!! (wait...you said what about my mum!?) EXPLETIVE!!* I am for even giving this cheese-whizz fashion band the time of day. Because for those of you late to this party? City Riots are a band that "divides opinion"...and that's putting it MILDLY! I mean on the one hand? like say...for all those of you OUTSIDE of the Adelaide scene, they're all kinds of awesomely "popular": lauded nationwide thanks to constant high rotation Nova and Triple J airplay, winning scores of screaming female fans (like say predominantly tweens aged 9-14? those who suddenly find themselves too old for Justin Bieber? mums attempting to be hip? ad executives!?) and they've become a "shining beacon" all of us could be ever so infinitely proud of; no really duuude I'm dead serious! they're on the verge of being HUUUGE!! On the other hand? ie: for those of us IN the Adelaide scene, yeaaah how do I put this delicately...they're a laughing stock. At best they're the "pink elephant in the room" nobody really brings up in polite conversation. At worse? they're the Adelaide scene equivalent of the "Kings Of Leon" and many of us with more "discerning tastes" wish we could be the "pigeon" that "rains on their parade" (perhaps even literally if we had half the chance!). And yet as much as me not featuring them on this blog in well over three years may be no "accident"? (because yes I readily admit they're not to my personal tastes) completely coincidental to a three year "family feud" ongoing with them AND the Adelaide scene? yeaaah fuck it I'm gonna do my impartial best in reviewing them! Because to be fair City Riots aren't nearly as eye gougingly abhorrent LIVE as their "hit single" might suggest (yeaaah you know the one...and yes they mercifully leave that till the very end of their set). In fact if you go slightly cross-eyed and let your left arm and the left side of your face go a little droopy (no it's not a stroke, you're simply "appreciating their finer qualities") they're actually rather catchy. NO REALLY!! A lot of their songs have this slick gunning groove in both Ricky Kradolfer and Matt Stadler's guitar delivery. A growling omnipresent bottom end in both Matt Edge's and Dan Kradolfer's bass and drum rhythm. They kinda remind me of a latter day Eskimo Joe, they could easily pack stadiums with this shit, they've got that easy-going stage presence and witty "between song banter" killing it like seasoned MTV veterans (or don't I mean Channel [V]? MTV stopped catering to the "M" years ago). I mean I can totally appreciate the "commercial" appeal here, it's almost an "anaesthetising" quality they wield. I could happily shut down both frontal lobes and just glide to this, shop to this, smash beercans on my forehead playing team sports to this, shit Ricky's vocals ain't even annoying most of the time! Watch as their feathered mullets fluff about majestically in the stagelight, they even smile and say hi when they see me? awww how can you hate on these guys!? And you can't deny they put on one hell of a show! they're entertainers! they're solid gold performers through and through! I mean it's not "art" or even "music" by our definition; and yet I suspect them and a great many of their fans couldn't care less! Nope they're City Riots. And suuure I could give them a hard time! And if you're the sort of person who devotes your life to music blogs, ipod playlists, arguing and obsessing over the finer A-Z of music history 24/7? you probably think they're the antichrist! But to me they're just four regular blokes playing regular rock I can be blissfully oblivious to; and that's just fine by me!














And yes, yes I know what you're thinking now...I bet you feel cheated don't you? like you've been robbed somehow, robbed the full "pisstaking fury" I'm very much reknown for; a whimsical wrath that I'd surely unleash upon these hapless "human haircuts" if they were any other up and coming fashion tragics in the Adelaide scene and NOT the City Riots *sigh* I know! I know! And for that I can't apologise enough...they totally weren't all that bad! AAARSEHOLES!! (we even laughed it up afterwards? I know I'm such a total jerk!). And so in effort to make it up to you, because aaaah fuck it...I never let an "opportunity" slide if ever I see one? here's three photos of Ricky Kradolfer fluffing about like a total spaz (HA HA HA yup, and you thought you'd leave empty handed huh?).





Which then brings us to our headlining act...and ignoring all the OTHER ridiculous reasons I had to be here tonight? like say for 20th Century Graduates and all the many ridiculous reasons I have for attending all THEIR shows...or possibly just the ONE I keep writing about (oh yeah riiight, it's totally for Jeremy's masterfully nuanced songwriting, vocals, artful drumming and the understated presence of one Alister Douglas as their allstar guitarist and keyboard HA HA HA what? what do you think I was talking about!? all the other members of the band I keep forgetting about? HA!!). And as much as City Riots DID prove to be a mad "drawcard" all of their own...but perhaps not in ways originally intended? the REAL reason I'm here...? yup totally for Ball Park Music, I SHIT YOU NOT!! or perhaps I'm shitting myself!? it's hard to tell sometimes? but at the very least I WAS forewarned what to "expect" tonight when I first saw them at The Ed Castle back in May (and yes they totally blew both our proverbial and possibly our ACTUAL shit away!) as much as I was also reminded of a valuable lesson learnt in regards to Triple J airplay. Because chances are you've already formed an "opinion" on Ball Park Music thanks to their many many "singles"; high rotated well beyond the point you'd rather stab two HB pencils into each of your eyesocket, swirl them around a while, whilst laughing and screaming hysterically both at the same time in the hopes it'll be more than enough to drown out the sound that is "BALL PARK MUSIC". Because yes, I very much agree, a great many of their high rotated songs are as equally catchy as they're annoying; I mean they're really REALLY FUCKING ANNOYING and yet you can't help but sing along whilst punching yourself repeatedly in the groin? no really do I dare name names? "IFly" (aka: "I Fucking Love You!"), "Rich People Are Stupid", "It's Nice To Be Alive" (and yet they're ever so catchy huh!?) FUCKING HELL!! it makes me bleed out my ears just thinking about it! (and yet why am I grinning here!? HELP!!). And as much as you'd want to blame the BAND for this? personally I prefer to blame Triple J. I mean it's not the first time they've picked the most "annoying song" in giving an artist "exposure". Lest we HOPE to forget: "19 20 20" by The Grates, "Heart It Races" by Architecture In Helsinki, "Just A Song About Ping Pong" by Operator Please, "Going To The Casino..." by Philadelphia Grand Jury, I mean the list goes on ad nauseam here; so much so that many bands go out of their way to write the most annoying song EVER as a sure-fire "strategy" to guarantee high rotation airplay...in fact that's EXACTLY what Ball Park Music did (and I'm not kidding either! their lead singer Sam Cromack told me so after the show that it was very much intentional) but no...the point I'm trying to make here is? they're not nearly as annoying as Triple J would have you believe, in fact quite the opposite! For as much as you're almost guarenteed to hate them for at least ONE of their songs, it's almost impossible NOT to love THE RIDICULOUS SHIT OUT OF THEM after an entire set...weird but true! And it's not some kinda "Stockholm" shit happening here: they're just really spastically infectious; in that disarmingly dorky, geeky, nerdy, endlessly affable way, to the point you can't help but grin like a bug-eyed imbecile pinging off four walls laughing like mad tits to it; or to be slightly more coherent? picture a sunshine happy mish-mash of classic Weezer, Ween, Madness and My Morning Jacket (and perhaps even a few teeny tiny style similarities to Cloud Control too?). Or think equal measures hippy freak and fuzzed out 90's slacker with the occassional horns thrown in. And it's the utterly "effortless" way in which they throw it all together: loose almost to the point they're being cocky about it, in just how masterfully they can make an ensemble cast dyslexic disaster sound like a perpetual "happy accident" that really reels you in...until everything that used to be ever so annoying about every one of their "hit singles" suddenly becomes the stupidest awesomest reason to celebrate ummm...what exactly? yeaaah you'll probably struggle to remember, and I'm clearly struggling to make sense of it now (and you may hate them for it afterwards) but you SO couldn't care less once you're in the thick of it. Yup leave your brain at the door and your spleen as well, because Ball Park Music had the maddest shit happening here tonight and everyone was invited!






















And if that live review just then read rather like I was writing it whilst someone was performing an ACTUAL fullblown lobotomy on me with a rusty scalpel/no anaesthetic...or in other words perhaps you're still scratching your head over the "five star" seal of approval I've given them considering they're the band responsible for the head exploding travesty that is "Rich People Are Stupid"!? (EGADS!! MY EAR THARRR BLEEEEDING!!) well allow me to elaborate. Because it's not just the music here appealing in every way that it SHOULDN'T, but more the mad ensemble who are performing it tonight and a little thing called "stage presence"; especially in regards to the pissballs hilarity that is their lead singer Sam Cromack in projecting it a few shades short of poking your eyes out. Which come to think of it? I don't even need to tell you...because there's more than enough evidence of his clownshit insanity in all those live photos ABOVE: like he's a spastic rubberband cross between Rivers Cuomo, Woody Allen and Peter Allen possessed by the lounge lizard spirit of Jarvis Cocker (duuude no shit he's a rock photography "gift" that keeps on giving!). Made all the more endlessly entertaining when he proceeds to "flying tackle" Brock Smith their guitarist; on more than one occassion, so much so you begin to wonder if there's a little something "more" going on here; and then THIS happens in the encore!? HA HA HA yeaaah perhaps it's best I don't elaborate further...




But here it is anyways as an animated GIF...



And aaaah fuck this I'm hitting the bar! With my head. Repeatedly. Until the "hysterical screaming" in my head stops...and okay now it's laughing? and now it's a flatlined EEG sustain? and I'm now done. Yup that's Ball Park Music everyone! If they're not nearly enough reason to leave the house in attending Jive on a Friday (or perhaps stocking up on a lifetime supply of bottled water, tin food, shotgun shells and duct tape before fleeing like fuck for the hills...) then I don't know WHAT is!



11:51PM - Which speaking of the "bar" (and my inescapable need now to headbutt it over and over until I'm nothing but a blank screen and a blinking "command prompt") brings up a rather salient point here, and YES I said "salient"...namely that I've somehow survived all the above, and possibly even enjoyed it, despite the fact I also did it sober...SOBER. Which admittedly isn't all that out of the ordinary whenever I deal with a venue quite like Jive: a very business-like, above board, no-nonsense establishment that makes me paranoid as fuck to even dare "enjoy" myself here (because lets face it...I have a "reputation"). For reasons that possibly start with me writing them up as Adelaide's answer to the "Soup Nazi" and laughing myself retarded (what, is everyone too young to remember Seinfeld now!?) and ending with my swift disappearance and the concrete in their carpark out back mysteriously gaining an additional "speed bump". Just as it's not entirely out of the ordinary for me to cover most my live shows sober now and simply not tell you about it, because sometimes I just wanna get this shit over with and get drunk elsewhere, sometimes I'm simply too dead broke, and sometimes...yeaaah you know what? that's the problem right there innit!? Every-fucking-time I don't drink I start questioning everything! Shit no wonder winter's been such a pain in the arse of late...too damn broke leads to too much damn sobriety! "OH I GOTTA HAVE A REASON NOW!! AN INCENTIVE!! A MOTIVATION!! I'VE GOT A BLEEDING JOB TO DO!! WAAAH WAAAH!! EMO WHINY WAAAAAAH!!" But no really...I did all this shit SOBER!? "HA HA HA ferfucksake Spoz drink some beer already and shut up! This isn't a job you idiot! this is every awesome excuse you have for AVOIDING a job!". And I tell you what maaan, this shit? (and a few dozen like it) was JUST what this moment called for! YEAAAS!! Here's to thinking less...and celebrating life MORE!



12:04AM - Which is possibly just as well...because a lot of this "junk" that happens in any given Friday or Saturday night out (or any other night of the week for that matter) probably doesn't bear me overthinking it too much, or in some cases even photographing or mentioning on the blog at all (and occassionally for damn good reasons too!) and yet more often than not? they also provide me with some of the funniest anecdotal observations from my night out too. Take for instance City Riots and their dedicated road crew. YES, they had an actual "road crew". An Adelaide band, WITH roadies. WHAT THE FUCK!! I mean no shit duuude, most interstate touring artists I've ever seen at Jive, even the more "successful ones" don't even have those. ROADIES!! Funnier still? they even sported "City Riots" emblazoned uniforms, complete with a littany of commercial sponsors. And countless times during the show tonight friends would nudge me, point in their direction and go "psst...Spoz, you SO should photograph the shit out of them, it'd be hilarious!". Except they also looked like the sort of "roadies" with shaved heads, burly looking, like they could bench press a refrigerator, perhaps a midsized family sedan, and I SO didn't wanna get murdered if they "looked at me wrong" taking a photo...or more accurately I was too chicken-shit sober to call their bluff. And so instead after a few too many dark ales? I got this photo instead of Jeremy skeezing it up in front of their official City Riots emblazoned road gear...and yeaaah time to hit the bar again!?



12:22AM - But of course I couldn't just keep hitting the bar here for the rest of the night...and not necessarily because I'm at all shit scared of Tam their pint sized proprietor; or that I've always wondered what would happen if I ever gave her a flying tackle bearhug whilst screaming "TAMMY WAMMY WOOOO, I WUV YOOOO!!" *cough* wait, did I just say that shit out loud!? No it was more because they were closing up soon and security kicked us out. Hmmm. And HA HA HA wait, is that City Riots' tourvan there by the exit? no, no it isn't! we're moving on people, WE'RE MOVING ON!!



12:37AM - Now obviously there was the question of where we should go next to drink ourselves into shit grinning oblivion...again best not to over think that (too broke my arse!). Preferably with as many band members of Ball Park Music unwittingly involved; because pfft...why ELSE do we start music blogs maaan? for the mad respect of our peers!? I'M NOT EVEN A JOURNALIST YA FOOLS!! WOOO!! except for their bass player "Kilogram Jam" who was already down for the count, because apparently even after two "nanna naps" today she was totally party pooped (awwww I know!). And to cut a long story short here? someone suggested Supermild and here we are...or more accurately here we are waiting in line outside. At Supermild. A little past midnight. And is that Dan Krodolfer the drummer from City Riots waving at me in the background there!? "HI DAN!!" *cough* no really wow, is it just waaay to early for this shit or what!? And I'm still waiting in line here WHY exactly!?



12:48AM - And so after waiting in line for another five minutes (I mean pfft...what do I care?) only to walk into Supermild, take one good look around and all but confirm that YES I was there way too early...I opted for The Grace Emily instead. Why? well shit duuude let me count the ways!



1:47AM - Or better yet let's just ignore all those...and instead focus on THIS "eight wonder" I discovered in the beergarden an hour later (after a few too many of their garden's namesake?). Because yes, that is indeed a basin filled with crushed ice...and HA HA HA no shit is THAT not the freakiest damn thing you've ever seen!? "DUUUDE!! FUUUCK!!". In fact someone might've even passed me by in this exact moment, paused perplexed, and asked me just WHY I was taking a photo of this shit; only to catch himself asking that question, quickly realising how ridiculous that sounded "saying it" and then joined me in dumbstruck awe of it...YEAAAS!! CRUSHED ICE!! IN A FUCKING BASIN!! DO I NOT SHOW YOU THE BEST SIGHTS AND SOUNDS IN ADELAIDE, OR WHAT!?



3:20AM - And now with very little narrative segue provided to explain this? here I am almost two hours later BACK at Supermild. Or more accurately I did that well over an hour ago...and I'm at a complete loss to explain what the hell I've been doing in all that time; save for these two beer bottles I've propped up in front of the camera lens thinking they're important somehow. Hmmm. On the right there is my longneck of Sparkling (and yes I've been very much enjoying the shit out of it thank you very much!), on the left there is a half full stubbie of Pale Ale handed to me by Ball Park Music's keyboardist Paul Furness moments before he stumbled out the exit telling me there was no way in hell he could finish it. Aaaah touring artists: they're a gift that just keeps on giving!



5:02AM - And now it's a few minutes after closing, they've already thrown everyone else, and I'm still here; yeaaah that's a little weird...although not totally unprecedented. Once back in 2009 I walked outside of Supermild after a heavy night's drinking and the sun was up? true story! And as for what any of this has got to do with tonight? yeaaah I forget. LET'S DO THIS AGAIN SOMETIME!!



And it's only after waking up the following day...or more accurately later the same day: nursing one FUCK of a hangover (or hmmm I'd say it was more a Richter 3.9?), left side of my face's all tingly; yeaaah couldn't quite figure that one out; UNTIL I spotted this awesome bruise on my right hand, put 2 and 2 together and...well I won't bore you with the "details". Suffice to say it was somewhere between the hours of 3AM and 5AM, she had a nose ring, she challenged me to a pissdrunk game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" with a "twist", and thinking about it now? I simply can't stop laughing.



Yup, as much as I still can't explain half of this? some nights just beg to be written!

Previously on Spoz's Rant: Creepy Cute - An Exhibition by Cohen Gum and Minnette Michael

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