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Live Review: Gang of Youths + Ecca Vandal - The Exeter, Adelaide (24.05.15)

A sold out crowd masked the Exeter’s bricked beer garden, standing atop wobbly benches to get an unobstructed view of the low-rise stage. Glasses of beer were substituted for brimming jugs, cementing everyone’s unwillingness to lose their hard earned spot.

Photo Gallery: Diesel - The Gov, Adelaide (23.05.15)

Diesel made his way through Adelaide as part of his 'Amplified' tour on Saturday night. Lauren Connelly went along to The Gov to snap these shots.

Photo Gallery: Motley Crue + Alice Cooper - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (21.05.15)

Motley Crue

Motley Crue brought their final tour through Adelaide on Thursday night. With Alice Cooper also on the bill, you knew it was going to be a night to remember. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.

Live Review: Alt-J + Ásgeir - Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre (13.05.15)

Icelandic folk-pop sprite Ásgeir kick started the night, charming the impatient crowd with an acapella lullaby in his native tongue before emerging from the dark. A nonchalant calm radiated from the frontman and his supporting four-piece, all indulging full Nordic beards bar one.

Photo Gallery: King Parrot + High Tension - Fowlers Live, Adelaide (15.05.15)

Melbourne metal lords King Parrot celebrated the release of their new album Dead Set by playing a blistering show in Adelaide on Friday night, accompanied by Victorian comrades High Tension. Lauren Connelly went and checked out the riffs.

Photo Gallery: Alt-J + Asgeir - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (13.05.15)

A wonderfully moody and intense set from both Icelandic singer Asgeir and the british indie rockers Alt-J. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture some images from the night.

Photo Gallery: Ace Frehley + Imogen Brave + The Babes - The Gov, Adelaide (06.05.15)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and former lead guitarist, Spaceman from Kiss, Ace Frehley is touring Australia with a memorable show of hits from his recent Space Invader album, as well as some Kiss tracks.

Photo Gallery: Courtney Barnett - The Gov, Adelaide (30.04.15)

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett played the first of two sold out shows at The Gov on Thursday night following on from the release of her debut album and the hype of her SXSW shows. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.

Festival Review: Groovin' The Moo - Oakbank Racecourse (25.04.15)

It quickly became obvious that if you came to Groovin the Moo in Oakbank expecting to your carefully planned, Coachella-ready festival outfit snapped by a photographer, you were probably gonna have a bad time. Recent wintry and rainy weather stuck with the hills throughout the day and night, turning the Oakbank Racecourse into a sludgy mud pit by the time people started leaving/sliding out at the end of the night. It's testament to the line up GTM brought through this year, that people stuck it out and didn't give up; rather, embracing the mud and the rain and getting as chaotic as the elements did.

Photo Gallery: Groovin the Moo - Oakbank Racecourse, Adelaide (25.04.15)

The first leg of the Groovin the Moo festival was held at Oakbank, in the Adelaide Hills. Despite the steady rain which turned the horse racing track into a mud pit, everyone was in good spirits. A great range of music, from Wolfmother and on the main stages. to RL Grime and A$AP Ferg in the Moolin Rouge tent, there was something for everyone. Our photographer John Goodridge was there front and centre to bring you these photos from the day.

Theatre Review: Le Noir - Adelaide Festival Theatre (Performances to May 2nd)

Le Noir comes to Adelaide for a limited run into May and it's safe to say that in the lead up to the premiere of the season, there was a lot of talk and buzz surrounding this display of 'the dark side of cirque'. Once inside the Festival Theatre, I was already impressed with the set up of the stage and the use of the space by the company; the first few rows of seating had been removed to install landing mats over which a massive cage/wheel construction used for the finale hung suspended. Cabaret style seating on the stage just begged for audience interaction and as the show continued, it was made very obvious that this was a critical element of the show's entertainment.

Live Review: Horror My Friend + The Controllers + Super Best Friends - Crown and Anchor, Adelaide (17.04.15)


Photo: Hugh Black

Adelaide's Horror My Friend opened their April/May run of tour dates with a great hometown show at the Crown and Anchor on a Friday night, the eve of Record Store Day. With Clarity Records just around the corner set to open at midnight to facilitate the needs of those vinyl/CD devotees, the Cranka was playing host to large crowd of music lovers by the time the headliners took to the stage.

Photo Gallery: Oz Comic-Con - Royal Adelaide Showgrounds (18.04.15 and 19.04.15)

Oz Comic Con

Fans turned out in force to see the stars at Oz Comic Con in Adelaide over the weekend, from Doctor Who's Billie Piper to Hercules' Kevin Sorbo and everything in between. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.

Live Review: Andy Bull + Cub Sport + Lanks - The Gov, Adelaide (16.04.15)

If you've been even a casual follower of Andy Bull's career over the past few years, you'll know that even when he's not on tour, he's the type of musician to always have something on the go, something creative is always ticking away. We saw it when he made his return with "Keep on Running" in 2013 after taking some time away from playing shows off the back of the Phantom Pains EP. It signalled a shift in his creative direction and yet, instead of isolating fans, it intrigued and went onto be demonstrative of a textured musicality and knack for pop songwriting.

Photo Gallery: Andy Bull + Cub Sport + Lanks - The Gov, Adelaide (16.04.15)

Andy Bull began his national tour at The Gov in Adelaide. While the weather was wet and cold outside, inside was warm and cosy. Lanks and Cub Sport were great support acts. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture a few snaps.