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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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:: Friday, September 09, 2011

WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU, MAKES YOU...?
COERCE and ROBOTOSAURUS @ THE CROWN & ANCHOR / Saturday September 3rd 2011

Okay so here's the thing...I never thought I'd last this long. Not after all this time, doing THIS: this well beyond a definition of "batcrap insanity" week in week out in the name of...what? a binge drinking "mad science experiment" thinly disguised as an ongoing A-Z tour guide to the Adelaide music scene whatever-the-fuck...I mean seriously? after how many years now!? SEVEN!? HA HA HA DUUUDE!! And no this isn't one of those "why am I here!?" emo introspective diatribes in the life of who gives a shit how I feel...as truth be told and all seasonal sadsack brokearse ramblings aside? (but no really how 'bout that winter? squeeeeee!) I fucking LOVE this job and I wouldn't trade it for the world! No I'm more wondering how the fuck I'm still ALIVE, more or less mentally functional and not crawling with ants dead in a ditch somewhere; I mean I've done the sums maaan and none of them add up! I ain't no Rip It Up, Fasterlouder, Mess+Noise or Tone Deaf team of professionals at work here! I'm just one lone idiot who really needs to learn how to take a fucking holiday, just a face in the crowd with absolutely no qualification or media accreditation bluffing his way in through the door (and I use a compact camera fercrissake!?) covering an entire scene on his ownsome; but again I don't have a problem with being an Adelaide in-joke that only gets all the funnier the more you "encourage me" (and please don't encourage me...I'm a fucking embarassment!) no it's more that I'm not dead yet; duuude I'M NOT DEAD!! Despite every asinine (self inflicted) endeavour that could possibly kill me; and not through "any lack of trying" either, ie: swiss cheesing my intestinals with a weekly crash-diet of mi goreng, alcohol, caffeine, chronic insomnia and vitamin D deficiency living on a budget of next to nothing; and yet have you seen me take a week off due to illness? EVER!? and weirder still I'm thriving on it? Duuude I never planned on this! I especially didn't plan for it to go as long as it did, and I'm STILL writing up blogs about it!? well okay, they're mostly just "photo blogs" of late, but I ask you duuude: how long could you keep writing up your disturbingly pissdrunk Friday and Saturday nights EVERY WEEK FOR SEVEN YEARS and still keep it entertaining!? EXACTLY!! But no I'm still here yo! and it's as much a shock to you as it is to me, and now winter's finally over and it's a Saturday night? I'm celebrating JUST HOW GOOD IT FEELS TO BE ALIIIVE!! YEAAAS!! by errr, committing suicide tonight at The Crown & Anchor...? GOODNIGHT EVERYBODY!!



"Waiiit wuh...what!?" yup, you heard me! THIS is my suicide note, and you're reading it right now; possibly "post mortem" by some poor bastard with a ouija board cursing my knack for purple prose (RSI anyone!?) as much as this blog has been a proverbial "cry for help" for the past seven years running (if I wasn't laughing so hard here everytime I wrote it) and you simply haven't been paying attention! Why? fuck it it'll be hilarious THAT'S WHY, and I was a "dead man walking" the minute I walked in here too. And I'm not saying that BECAUSE I stepped foot into The Crown & Anchor of all places; that's not the punchline! I mean suuure it has this reputation for inspiring all manner of kamikaze binge drinking: a "reputation" mostly spread by me to the point I'm half surprised there isn't a lynch mob to greet me everytime I'm in here to "prove my point" (pfft...sure it's an open sewer shithole and a human toilet BUT THAT'S WHY WE GO HERE YO!! it's all part of the charm!) as much as I've cracked WORSE jokes about this shitdive "going to the dogs" in the past year or so (ooooh don't get me started!), at least till The Exeter bought it a few months back (I shit you not!) but noooo, none of that leads me to believe I'm gonna meet my demise here tonight. Me and The Cranka? suuure our relationship's "dysfunctional" at best but there's a reason WHY I keep coming back...for even at its worst? it STILL beats going to Rocket Bar; AND THANK FUUUCK FOR THAT.



No the REAL reason this night may very likely lead to my doom; or at very least leave me with six months extensive rehabilitation learning to tie my shoelaces again without falling flat on my face (or pissing myself) an expensive chiropractic, craniofacial, dental and/or another camera repair bill (or an altogether confusing Sunday afternoon's work for a crack forensics team as they attempt to identify my dessicated remains shat all over the walls and ceiling of this band room..."HA HA HA HYPERBOLE? WHAT HYPERBOLE!? squeeeeee!") would be thanks to their murderous band lineup on offer tonight...very much in the screamingly metal, punk, hardcore vein of "fisting ultraviolence", namely: Coerce, Robotosaurus, Sex Wizard and Valiant Jones. Which some of you may recognise as being all too similar to that hilarious teeth shattering rollercoaster ride that greeted me on that infamous night back in October 2008 (ie: read up on it here and wonder HOW it didn't kill me) so now you're likely wondering why the fuck I'd ever want to relive that experience? Well I'll tell you! Because as much as I DO enjoy covering the more "civilised, sophisticated and sedate" aspects of the Adelaide scene for this blog? yeaaah you know the type...all that shoegazing, math, twee folk, indie alt country "Ben Revi clusterfucking" whatever-the-crap you see populating the stage every other night at Jade Monkey, Grace Emily, Ed Castle and The Metro: where everyone's a cardigan clad shrinkingly shy multi-instrumentalist hiding behind fringes staring at the floor, where too many glockenspiels and guitar pedals ain't nearly enough and "yaaaay here comes another horn section!" I mean pfft, don't get me wrong here maaan I FREAKING LOVE THAT SHIT (for one it's certainly a whole lot easier shooting a moving target when they're too painfully shy to move) but sometimes, just sometimes I love nothing better than to hit up a show that's as much about the music as it is about you totally losing your shit thinking you're gonna die. Suicidal? YOU BETCHA!! the maddest buzz you could ever get here on a Saturday night? duuude, WHERE DO I BEGIN...



VALIANT JONES (***1/2) - Well pfft...obviously I begin with our opening act here; except they're arguably not nearly as "psychotic" as the three bands that will follow them (nooo think of them more as a refreshing entrée of "samosas" before the "beef vindaloo" that explodes out your insides). Only it appears I've missed all but the last three songs of their set (I think?) and not because I spent all that time dick farting about getting those establishing shots above, HA HA HA OF COURSE NOT. I got all of those later in the night, or at least my "reanimated zombie carcass" more than likely did (quite the dab hand with that composition aye?) and I only just rushed in now and yeaaah fuck it...do we really need me explaining this shit? probably not. This is Valiant Jones. A band you may recognise; if not already introduced, by their lead singer Phil Meakin who used to be the lead singer for Marla Singer, who used to be the drummer from Tony Font Show...yes THE Tony Font Show: the mere mention of which will surely overshadow anything else I'll say in THIS review (rumour has it they're even planning a reunion show later this year, except everyone else save for their former lead singer Lee Cowan has emphatically denied that...) *ahem* but more on the subject at hand Valiant Jones; or more specifically the fact I clearly don't know shit on how to describe them and I'm just padding out this entire writeup with "white noise" to compensate. But at a stretch? I figure them for some kinda screaming, fisting, frequently feedback buzzing, slightly mathy accented species of doom metal (or is it black metal? aaaah fuck I dunno) as rendered by vaguely articulate south of the equator Neatherthals. Or picture equal parts Shellac and Sepultura fighting over a mammoth carcass with chainsaws and billy clubs; and Spoz here clearly not having a freaking clue WHAT he's talking about (yup sure to be a theme for pretty much every other band review that follows too...scene expert my arse!) but overall I think I rather dig it. I mean there's definitely a thought out song structure at play here: a pleasingly funked out punctuating pendulum dynamic between all the thrashing, flailing and screaming and the "quiet bits". So if you're into this kinda schtick maybe you'll dig it even more; and if not? screw it, Valiant Jones can deal, and this is me totally not splattered like a "Rorschach" over the walls yet...so all in all? WINS ALL ROUND!!











SEX WIZARD (***1/2) - Which brings us to our second act who have two clear selling points in their favour right from the outset: firstly being their band name...noooo shit, how awesome is it? Sex Wizard? "HAHAHAhAHaHA DUUUDE, IT'S SEX WIZARD!!" I mean what is it with hardcore bands having the coolest fucking names in the HISTORY of band names!? Sex Wizard? Robotosaurus? Space Bong? no seriously! if I wasn't so worried about the ever present threat of having my neck vertebrae shat out through my eyelids attending this shit (and believe me, that lingering promise of "ultraviolence" is definitely starting to crank a few notches here) I'd cover nothing but bands with names as rudely righteous as THIS all the damn time, "HELL TO THE FUCK YEAAAH!!". Oh and as for the second selling point? two drumkits? TWO DRUMKITS!? "aaaah but pfft...is that all they got? duuude I see that crap all the time!". And yeah, granted it is nothing out of the ordinary as far as the Adelaide scene is concerned...I mean it has pretty much been a running cliche for well over six years now thanks to Wolf & Cub and every other dickhead and their dog following them in running it into the ground (yeaaaah, until everyone discovered horns and glockenspiels that is) but Sex Wizard don't make light on it...far from it! they make great pains to express just how diabolically FUCK OFF EXTREME it'll be to see them performing live with two drumkits, TO THE MAX *ahem* by spending a full 45 minutes setting it up; I shit you not! I mean they're out there calibrating, sound checking, tweaking, tuning then double checking those same drumkits to the point of proverbially making themselves go blind with all the excess fiddling...and then they play for all of 10 minutes!? GENIUS!! Well actually it might have been a little longer than that (records show it was around 20, give or take that they're on stage) but at the very least they definitely made the minutes fly by. And again I'm at a loss to explain it in terms of likely influences A, B & C. All I can say for sure is that it was lobotomisingly loud and brutally intense: fuck full of squealing feedbacking guitars, gutteral shrieking and a sound none too dissimilar to a marauding orc, uruk-hai army; or rather akin to what it would feel like to receive a "colonoscopy" from a half tonne gorilla with a distortion pedal/amplifier combo the size of a small 1950's refrigerator. As such, the fact they had two drum kits up there? was probably a moot point at best...as short of the odd tribal style sticks work what one kit was playing was pretty much indestinguishable from the other. More so when you factor in their lead singer Gray Jiggs squinting, huffing and howling about the stage like he's about to give birth to a baby "Cthulhu" out of his bunghole that'll usher in the apocalypse (if only there wasn't a pineapple blocking the way) and then there's the increasingly bloodthirsty crowd around me on top of THAT who are happily "helicopter" kicking, punching, hooting and headbutting every inch of the band room into a bloody pulp (save for where I ducked for cover trying to shoot this insanity either side of the stage by the PA speakers) either way as hilariously awesome as this was? (and believe me it was insane!) and as utterly vague I am in describing details, because...silly me I didn't think to take notes on my phone while this was happening (gee I wonder why!?) I guess we can be kinda thankful they DID only play for 20 minutes huh? Sex Wizard. They came, they slaughtered, and there's sure to be a fuckload of internalised bleeding from everyone present mad celebrating the shit out of them tonight; but even so? I dare say they may only be a prelude of what's to come.















ROBOTOSAURUS (****) - Because speaking of "hell breaking loose"...a definition quite literal if you were standing out there in the open right now and NOT cowering and laughing yourself hysterical in a corner while they're playing..."soooo how many weeks were you in a coma just now? *cough* six years!? HA HA HA AWESOME!!" along comes our third act. A band who truly needs no introduction from me (oh we laugh and laugh about it now...good times!) suffice to say I came well prepared (especially considering all the ominous parallels to that "infamous night back in 2008"). Because to put it mildly? Robotosaurus aren't a band you so much as contemplate for the "finer points"; especially not in seeing them live...not for their songwriting, for their song lyrics, for their artfully articulate chord progressions or their intricate time changes; or that wondrously bittersweet soothing musicality they express ever so vividly that for all the world sounds like an axe murderer masturbating with a chainsaw fed through a megaphone while an entire prison complex burns down around you (hmmm and try not to linger on THAT thought for too long!). Or how do we put this? Robotosaurus are not so much a band you see "live" as...oh wait, you've seen 28 Days Later right? yeaaaah it's pretty much like that only a hundred times crazier and it's a "comedy" (or rather like a live action Happy Tree Friends and someone's blocked off all the exits). And so as an unwitting rock photographer? ooooh I'm not even exaggerating here...YOU PREPARE FOR WAR; in as much as you'll never be fully 100% prepared (short of getting all your "affairs" in order) but you can take certain precautions, ie: don't just take one camera into this shitstorm, you take two...in case one explodes. The second of which, my backup, I stash away in the breast pocket of my leather jacket (aka: my "Wolverine special") because fuck it...even if the weather's forecast at 26C, and the band room's starting to ripen up a fried chicken feel beyond that, I'm gonna need me a suit of armor. I find a safe spot to shoot, except there IS no "safe spot to shoot"...not when there's kamikaze dickheads everywhere punching helicopter fists and everyone's a target; but the next best bet? is by the PA speakers left to right of stage (at least it worked during Sex Wizard). Adopt a "Kung Fu" battle stance, low centre of gravity, elbows out to protect the ribs, eyes on the back of my head in a constant state of cat-like readiness and form an itchy trigger finger punching fist to cover the one "Achilles' heel" all compact cameras possess: a weak retractable zoom mechanism/easily bent or broken; so lens between those fingers, work that shit like a knuckle duster and with luck? I might just walk out of here with all my teeth intact! And the reason why I'm mentioning all of this shit and with such dizzying "attention to detail"? (to the point it fills up a majority of this "live review"), is because, well let's face it: when you're constantly teetering between a "flight or fight" response, shooting at everything that moves like a mad photography "game of chicken" and pissing yourself laughing at the absurdity of it all? you don't exactly have time to "appreciate the music". I mean I have been told they sound like Dillinger Escape Plan; I'll take their word for it...I wouldn't know. But what occassional insight I DO get, is starting to make more sense. There's a growing sense of coherency here: a rhyme and a reason, ebb and a flow, like a junkyard orchestra in churning bowel movements; shit even their lead singer Izzy Stabs has refined his murderous impulses. Sure he still torpedoes headfirst into the crowd screaming and tackling unwitting victims to the ground, but I understand WHY now...those fuckers have it coming to them; there's a method to this madness! They're a free-for-all rage blackout, a rib shattering rollercoaster and a fisting demolition but in the end you'll feel so much happier, lighter and all the colours will seem so much "brighter" (and I think I can safely say they've irradiated me of any and all "foot fungus and brain parasites"?). Yup that's Robotosaurus...and you truly haven't lived, until you've almost DIED at one of their shows!















11:57PM - *phew* so at THIS momentary juncture: totally unrelated to the fact I might've just crawled out of that band room mere moments ago, feeling like a cockroach with a compact camera in hand who's achieved the near impossible in surviving an atomic bomb blast here...YEAAAS!! I HAVE SURVIVED!! I! HAVE! SURVIVED!! AAAAHAHAHaHAhAHahAhA!! WOOOO!! *ahem* (yup, totally unrelated) I figured I might get me some "fresh air", step outside The Crown & Anchor a bit, walk around, perhaps around the corner to The Exeter; I mean it's only two minutes away...and since the latter now owns the former anyways I'd be utterly remiss not to pay a visit now would I? Which granted I wouldn't normally be documenting (because to be honest it's not the first time I've come here tonight and I'm not planning to stick around long anyways) if it weren't for the fact it's been raining for the past hour, the road's all shiny and shit...and how awesome is that photo? eh? EH!?



12:03AM - Except no, it's got nothing to do with that...and I don't even know why I keep tracking all these retarding "establishing shots" to begin with (mental illness maybe?) only that no sooner did I walk in through that front door there? than I stumble upon THIS band playing in the front bar. Now obviously I didn't take photos of them, otherwise I'd be posting them here...and I was only dropping by for a few minutes anyways (and let's face it their "stage lighting" kinda blows too) but being as this is a music blog; or at least a passing facsimile for one, fuck it...here's a video. They're called Sex Uncle...yes, SEX UNCLE (is that the new "thing" now?) apparently it's their debut show for some kinda whizzbang "Save The Bunyip" fundraiser/awareness spontaneous happening drugfucked whatever-the-crap!? along with The Creepers (formerly known as "BOB") and Fungus & The Funguys. And no I've never heard any of those bands EITHER but aren't you so glad I showed you regardless? Stoner surf rockers maaan: near batshit nonsensical, can't get enough of them!



12:08AM - And just like that (only perhaps a tad more disoriented than before) I'm back to The Crown & Anchor. The headlining act is still setting up; while I imagine barstaff and paramedics still mopping all the blood, bile, piss, viscera and "disemboweled bodies" from Robotosaurus before (imagine as I suspect I since blocked out all memory of it actually happening, yay me!) which is just as well really because I don't know if all you sneaker enthusiastics get this same problem as me? but Chuck Taylors are totally balls in those "wet weather" conditions maaan! I mean they've got no traction, slip sliding about the joint like a bar of soap, I was waaay more worried about that shit killing me an hour ago than getting my throat punched clean through my anus; I COULD'VE BROKEN MY NECK YO; and...no wait you're more wondering why I took a photo of this crowd huh? ooooh no reason really; I mean I might have advertised this gig on my blog, and all these people might have turned up (like totally) because of it, and yeah let's just forget I ever mentioned it...



COERCE (*****) - Because for oh so many other reasons (and possibly totally unrelated to anything I might've done!? woweeee imagine that!) THIS was the band everyone was here to see; and they were totally here in droves to do so tonight, and obviously I needn't explain WHY but hell I'm gonna do that anyways; for Coerce are the stuff of legends maaan. Firstly for their a-grade Adelaide origins: forming from the ashes of Realist Few and Soft White Machine in 2008 (with lead singer Mike Deslandes and guitarist Karl Roberts respectively) and joining forces with bassist Matt Adey formerly from Mere Theory...or at least I THINK it's him there with the shaved monkey haircut (or perhaps it's the guy who "killed and replaced him" when nobody was looking!?) and Melbourne drummer Justin Bond from who the fuck knows where? but I won't tell his parole officer if you don't; I mean shit duuude...if they can't collectively kick our skulls concave on a live stage!? nobody can! Secondly for the fact they've never rested in the three short years they've been together in tearing shit up from throat to sphincter; by releasing two albums: Silver Tongued Life Licker (2009) and Ethereal Surrogate Saviour (2011); or three if you're counting their split release with Robotosaurus in 2010 (although it helps their lead singer is also the mad mastermind behind both the recording studio Capital Sound and record label Capital Games) all of which has barely "registered a blip" on THIS blog's radar; a glaring omission I'll readily admit...because they've also toured tirelessly and relentlessly in all this time to the point they almost never get a chance to play their hometown (which obviously explains the crowd here tonight mad swarming anticipating this shit). And I KNOW I'd been missing out on it too, because just from the two track demo of theirs I picked up in 2009? I just knew I had to get more, MOAAAR!! and it's been killing me retarded I hadn't, at least not until now (yeaaah they have that effect). And tonight? DUUUDE, THEY SO DIDN'T DISAPPOINT. Yup this is Coerce, and it's been a long time coming and I struggle to define exactly what to call them; definitely not "hardcore", that just shoehorns the shitstaining magnitude of what they do. No it's more an existential ennui let loose from the stage like an exploding exorcism, only focused with the white-hot laserbeam intensity of a neurosurgeon...I mean to me they remind me of say the ferocity of At The Drive-In, One Day As A Lion, or Nine Inch Nails' "The Slip"? but clearly these are hamfisted references at best (well I'm no expert in the field, obviously). No what impresses me the most is how exceptionally well crafted it sounds: its meticulous attention to detail, how artfully it's peformed and with such seething restraint; and more so that the crowd here who've been busily murdering each other throughout the night? are nothing but wall-to-wall attentive now they're THAT utterly gobsmacked by it. And I'm right there with them maaan! as much as I'm struggling to put two words together in explaining WHY, only it's nigh on impossible not to dig the HELL out of it. I mean maybe they've tapped into an arcane and universal "energy source" here? a primal zen that harkens back to the very root of our "kill or be killed ancestry"; fuuuck whatever it is, it works like a full course meal: it satiates, it soothes. It gives you this wide spectrum of sounds to feed upon, textures woven into such intricately dense yet instantly relatable arrangements ALL channelling the same cathartic impulse...and then you walk away like a weight's been lifted from your shoulders? Yup, equal parts caveman and cosmonaut, instinct and academic intellect, ying and yang; either way: in tonight's performance, it's next to utterly flawless in blowing our minds aways. Coerce. Like the hardcore equivalent of Sun Tzu's "Art Of War": they're not a band you do yourself a kamikaze injury to, they're a band you study in killing enemies in your mind without landing a single blow.




















Now I know what you're thinking after all that, ie: Spoz seriously doesn't have a fucking clue WHAT he's talking about and he's clearly saying waaay too much to overcompensate (HA HA HA yeaaah I know, what's new?) just as you're likely wondering in turn WHY it was worth a "five star review"; like WHAT THE FUCK!? Well as much as I can't quite explain in words how some bands like this just nail it on "instinct"? (ie: I suspect they bypass my intellect, my retarding male grasp for "emotion" and my inner critic altogether and appeal directly to the id, the reptilian core). Well screw it, we'll let the evidence speak for itself: with this song they played in the encore. I mean maybe I'm way off the mark, maybe you just had to be here but I could've pitched a tent and lived in this shit for days!



12:59AM - Either way after the show I just had to the buy the shit out of one of their albums; and hell if I could? I would've bought up both the first, the second AND the split release album with Robotosaurus...but alas my bank account was still whistling on empty after barely surviving the winter (would you believe I made all of $10 from running "Spozfest" LAST Saturday!? WAHOOOO!!) so from lead singer Mikey's recommendation I picked up their latest release: Ethereal Surrogate Savour. All of which I bet you're endlessly fascinated to read about too; just like you're wondering what any of this crap has got to do with THIS photo here!? yeaaah *ahem* not a hell of a lot; but can't a dude appreciate a quality Orange amp every once in a while? NOOO!? well screw you guys!



1:16AM - And then with nary a thought I was off to The Exeter again. Now don't get me wrong: this isn't me dissing The Crown & Anchor in my hasty departure in any way shape or form (yeaaah not like all the times I've done it with Rocket Bar until it's practically become a game of "chicken") no it's more that my kind of "illbient freaks and geeks" I chose to piss up with afterwards (or more accurately scam drinks rider from if they've been playing the front bar *ahem*) are more often found here at The Exeter. And hell if they're both the "same pub" now; more the merrier, riiight?



1:29AM - Or at least that's what I was thinking, walking in, only to barely recognise anyone in here; or perhaps I didn't want to disturb the ones I DID...only to inadvertantly bump into my friend "Mel V the Midget" ie: picture a pocket sized Mediterreanean "Anne Hathaway" (only I totally mean that in a good way I swear...because shit damn she's pretty!) and yes this'd normally be the point where I'd provide a suitably embarassing photo of her to accompany said rambling narrative; only she's exceptionally adept at evading that shit. So good at it in fact she's managed to steal my camera instead and shoot all these random photos of everyone else around her. Awesome huh!?




"Spoz! Spoz! credit me if you use them!" *ahem* oh sure thing Mel! I mean I wouldn't dream of giving you anything less than ALL THE ACCOLADES IN THE WORLD for these fine art masterpieces.



With, um...the possible exception of this one? EGADS!!



1:43AM
- Still it's just as well she DID take all these batshit ridiculous photos, because without them all I'd have to show for my "whizzbang adventures" here at The Exeter tonight? would be me with this pintglass of Coopers stout and a light switch. A LIGHT SWITCH. And yes I'm aware that IS a particularly odd choice in beverage: it was originally going to be a dark ale, because dark ales are a cheap $5.50, and I'm a cheapskating on thin ice tonight (thanks to blowing most me "cold hardly earned" getting hilariously shitfaced last night), only they're were having some trouble with the taps, or the keg, or whatever-the-fuck, so I got talked into a stout for $6, which did a total number on my stomach lemme tell you (or maybe that was the Tui NZ blond lager I had earlier at The Cranka, because it was $3?) and HA HA HA HOW 'BOUT THAT LIGHT SWITCH, AMIRIGHT!?



2:09AM - Yup, clearly the east end was a total write-off by this point; at least in my laziest of assumptions (no really, Shotz was totally pumping riiight?), so obviously there was only one thing for it; which again I wouldn't normally be bothering to document in segue (hmmm come to think of it I'm kinda surprised you're still reading this at all...is facebook REALLY that stiflingly dull today!?) except thanks to all the rain making everything so hauntingly photogenic, and my habit of posting photo blogs of late? I couldn't help but wanna annoy the piss out of you with it, "FUCK YEAAAH!! ADELAIDE'S REALLY HAPPENING TONIGHT". Like this gentle mist falling over east Currie Street...



2:35AM - Or this whistling on empty Ed Castle band room...always a personal favourite (and how could it not be? all those upturned chairs!? shit damn my nips are practically pinging off the walls!).



2:36AM - Or this "mad epicentre of excitement" out back...HA HA HA TELL ME I'M WRONG!! made all the more amusing (at least to me) when I got a facebook message from Plus One earlier today with the awesome tagline "26 degrees outside = perfect beer garden conditions". And I don't doubt they were right, DEAD RIGHT; even once it started raining (likely soon after they clicked "send" on that beautifully crafted endorsement too). And I'm not even kidding you: me, two members of the 20th Century Graduates (stifling loud yawns), some girl who's name I've "conveniently" forgotten (as she'd likely kill me if I didn't) and the chirping crickets here soaked this up for ALL its worth!



2:38AM - Of course The Ed Castle wasn't completely dead and buried tonight, pfft...far from i. For around here by the DJ decks? it was absolutely teeming, nay bug-eyed locust swarming with at least five kinds of pants dropping, dancefloor slip and sliding, spasgasmical excitement; and shut up, that so IS a word! (except turns out I'm apparently the only ones who's ever used it?) I mean doesn't it make you spoof a weird stain on the ceiling tiles just looking at that!? FUCK DAAAMN!!



Or yeaaah *cough* perhaps not...



Supermild? HA HA HA TOTALLY!!



2:53AM - Now it was here waiting in line, perhaps a little too long twiddling thumbs; no am I the only one who's missed that crazy old coot with the glasses who used to run security here? *sniff* (like my own personal doorman he was!) that I became a tad concerned about their signage here and why it may have been switched off tonight; or perhaps it had shorted out due to the rain, or perhaps it was done like this on purpose!? I mean word has it that Jive next door are now charging $10 instead of $5 for their weekly installment of Gosh...and before you gasp in horror I believe the main reason (besides more expensive overheads) is so they can scare away all the "riff-raff", ie: those borderline retarded Triple J doucheclowns (and occassional members of The Sweet Decline) who flock like flies to shit *ahem* I mean flies to DJ Craig's exceptional TASTE in shit (well he does spin Interpol and The Horrors...so he gets my vote!). Only problem being of course: now they'll think to flock here, and thus in all their wisdom Supermild decides to play dead? GENIUS!!



3:17AM - Of course none of this meant any trouble for ME getting in (ie: if all else fails I just tell them I need to feed my goldfish; works every time!) nooo in so many ways more than THAT I just knew good fortune was "smiling upon me" when I arrived in the beergarden, and not just because I cheated death in so many ways earlier on tonight (but hey let's pause and reflect upon that for a moment) but more to do with THIS awesome photo I took ever so triumphantly in following. Or more specifically what's in it, that I'm currently drinking, nay savouring the shit out of, and flipping everyone off about: yup I got me the LAST LONGNECK OF THE NIGHT. SUCK ON THAT BITCHES!!



3:31AM - Only for that same "good fortune" to take a precipitous nosedive when I suddenly realised with WHOM I was drinking said longneck, sitting at this table, ie: none other than Dave "Dain Bramage" Blumberg from Tea (aka: simultaneously the a-grade awesomest and toilet bowl shittiest stoner surf blues garage band you'll ever hear in the Adelaide scene). Who suddenly mad excited about this chance meeting? goes: "HEEEY SPOZZA, GET A LOAD OF THIS FOR YA BLOG!!", and yeaaah I really don't need this shit, I've gone through a lot tonight, A LOT; I almost freaking died on at least two occasions, but aaaah fuck it...what else am I gonna do? NOT take photos!?



*cough* oh maaan...I'm SO not drunk enough for this shit!



3:45AM - And after taking those photos, pissing myself laughing, facepalming myself over the crass stupidity of it all, only to take more of them (aaaah I truly aspire to the giddiest heights of "rock photo journalism" don't I?) I'm reminded again...and quite rightfully so: that I'm waaay too disturbingly sober for this shit just now, STILL, and no amount of me speed-dialing that longneck (promptly following it up with enough to fill a bucket, or an aquarium) would be enough to rectify this situation. Only, just as I'm attempting to make my quick getaway to "regain my senses"? I then bump into Kitching here...infinitely proud of what he's got scrawled on his arms: "No we don't have fucking agua" (sic). And as retardingly hilarious as that is on face value? it also reminds me of that time once when me and a few fuckup friends one night at The Electric Light (now The Old Exchange) thought it'd be awesome to do an "upscaled jägerbomb" where the redbull was replaced with red wine, and the jäger with agwa. FUCK I KNOW!! And yes I'm surprised it didn't kill us either, as much as it disturbs me MORE to think that this was four years ago, and it's been like that every week since. Damn no wonder I feel like I need some "quiet time and a psychiatrist" sometimes...



3:55AM - Only to bump into these two nitwits moments later by the bar: all giddy and excitable to see me (pfft...what? it's like you think I write a wildly popular "scene blog" or something!) only I'm not entirely too sure WHAT they're attempting to do in these photos that they insist I take and include in my blog (aaaah drunks...can't comprehend them, never tire of making fun of them!) just as I don't have the foggiest clue who they are, or even if I've met them before!? Although I suspect "bloodnut" on the left there might be in Mondo Phase Band? actually no, NO, he really isn't (just looked that shit up in the archives) but seriously, WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY DOING HERE!?



4:39AM - And would you believe I spent the past half hour or more, hiding out in one of those toilet cubicles, haunched foetal on top of the porcelain, yammering hysterically: the full magnitude of tonight's many MANY near death defying escapes (shit, even Robotosaurus!) collapsing around my ears like a slapstick tonne of bricks!? AAAAHAHAHahAhAHaHaHA yeaaah you'd like to think so huh!? only it appears I've long since blacked out all coherent memory of what actually transpired before "leaving" Supermild at last: and not in the "soul leaving my body" kinda way, but with me leaving with one foot in front of the other, walking to the bus stop to hail my transport home like it was just "another day at the office", LIKE I DO THIS EVERY FUCKING WEEK; and I'd happily do it every week too! because as long as I don't stop to think about it? I like to think this is normal...



Yup what doesn't kill you, definitely makes life a whole lot stranger.

Previously on Spoz's Rant: ...So Yeah, Ride Into The Sun and Surviving Sharks

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