The Governor Hindmarsh has long been an Adelaide institution for music lovers, hosting a wide variety of artists in its extensive history. It's front bar and restaurant also has maintained its position as both a favourite watering hole and food spot for people looking for a pre-show bite or for a drink at the end of a workday. Its appeal has always been that it's got a good family vibe and at the end of the day, even though it's a pub, The Gov has that familiarity around it so diners and punters alike know what they're getting for their money.
City Calm Down have maintained somewhat of an air of mystery around them in recent years. Having spent quite a bit of time away working solidly on their debut album, In a Restless House, the Melbourne band have still managed to cultivate and maintain a strong fan base within the local scene and following on from an impressive few live shows in Sydney and Melbourne recently, not to mention a well-received BIGSOUND run, it's finally time for City Calm Down to step out from behind the curtain and into the spotlight - the fans and the stages are ready.
Meg Mac rolled into the Uni Bar on the wave of extreme hype after strong sales on her “Never Be” tour, including a sell-out and added show in Melbourne. Following her gospel-infused single “Never Be” released in late July this year, Meg Mac has been gaining unstoppable momentum as she looks to conquer Australia.
The Stonecutters mini-festival took over the Freemasons Hall in Adelaide over the weekend, featuring Bad//Dreems, God God Dammit Dammit, Horror My Friend, The Hard Aches and The Peep Tempel. Lauren Connelly was there and brings us these photos from the night:
Lauren Connelly brings us these photos of Tumbleweed and Batpiss at Fowler's Live in Adelaide:
The Smith Street Band and Andrew Jackson Jihad packed out The Gov on Thursday night. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review delivering us these epic photos here:
Now in it's second year, the Dr. Martens Stand For Something gig and pop-up store is coming to Sydney at secret warehouse location for a one night carnival on Wednesday October 28. UK based Pulled Apart by Horses will be headlining with support from Green Buzzard and DZ Deathrays DJs.
Adelaide's own Tkay Maidza came home to a heroes welcome as she lit up the stage (literally) at the Adelaide Unibar last night. AU photographer Lauren Connelly was there and you can enjoy her photos here:
The Drones swung by Adelaide on Friday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By. Lauren Connelly was there to capture what was surely one of the best gigs of the year.
Gang of Youths, and their debut record The Positions, have been embraced by critics and fans alike over the past year. Back in South Australia, they brought their energetic live show to a sold-out crowd at Adelaide UniBar on Friday night.