Live Review: Tkay Maidza + Tink + Valleys - Pirie & Co, Adelaide (20.12.14)

Tkay Maidza burst onto the scene in September last year with her widely popular single ‘Brontosaurus’. Since then, the young Adelaide rapper has amassed an impressive following, epitomised by her first sold-out show in Adelaide on Saturday night at Pirie Social Club.

Photo Gallery: Tkay Maidza - Pirie & Co Social Club, Adelaide (20.12.14)

Tkay Maidza

After a massive 2014 Adelaide's Tkay Maidza rounded out the year with a sold out gig at Pirie & Co. Social Club. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.

Photo Gallery: Orianthi + Richie Sambora - The Gov, Adelaide (21.12.14)

Orianthi and Richie Sambora

Orianthi played a sold out hometown show The Gov on Sunday. With a band made up of bandmates from her very first cover band, and complete with extra special guest Richie Sambora from Bon Jovi, she showed the Adelaide crowd why she is one of the greatest guitarists out there. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.

Live Review: Jack Carty + Playwrite - The Grace Emily, Adelaide (11.12.14)

Jack Carty arrived at the quaint Grace Emily in Adelaide on the home stretch of his 32-show tour in promotion of new album Esk. The venue and Carty both share a warmth and charm providing the perfect, homely setting for the New South Welshman’s moody storytelling.

Live Review: Illy + Tkay Maidza + Baro - HQ, Adelaide (12.12.14)

Illy's had a big year. With the release of Cinematic at the end of 2013, the rapper had a huge new block of material which has been toured heavily through this year; national festival appearances, international touring with the Hilltop Hoods, plus two headline tours of metro and regional venues...all of it leading to this, his final run of shows for the year. The 'One For The Cities Tour' marked not only another run around the country off the back of latest single "One for the City", but the final block of Australian gigs for Illy and the Cinematic cycle. And, as expected, the final show of the tour - falling in Adelaide - went out not with a whimper, but a bang.

Live Review: Cloud Nothings + Sincerely, Grizzly + West Thebarton Brothel Party - Adelaide Unibar (09.12.14)

I've been attending shows in this fine city for years now and still, the concept of have a decently attended gig on a weeknight freaks me out slightly. Sure, there has been a nice resurgence in a love of live music within the community over the past few years especially, but as I stand inside the Adelaide Unibar, a venue which soon may be no more, I'm still a bit worried that people won't turn up to play for our international guests tonight. Cloud Nothings had added an Adelaide date to their short run of Meredith Festival sideshows and I was stoked to finally be able to see the Ohio rock band perform, having missed them at the clusterfuck of a festival that was Laneway 2013.

Live Review: Apes + Rat Ta'Mango - Rocket Bar, Adelaide (05.12.14)

It’s been a long-time coming since first hearing their popular single “Seven” but I finally got to see Ballarat garage rock band APES and boy was it worth the wait.

Arts Review: Noel Coward's Hay Fever - Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide (Performances until 7th December)

Hay Fever is a comedy written by Noel Coward in 1925. Felicity Kendal stars as Judith Bliss, a faded London actress who has arranged a weekend away with a young suitor, Sandy, played by James Corrigan. Things go awry when she discovers that her two children Sorel (Alice Orr-Ewing) and Simon (Edward Franklin) as well as husband David (Simon Shepherd) have all had the same idea.

Live Review: Yacht Club DJs + Cabin Cults - Jive, Adelaide (28.11.14)

The Yacht Club DJs have been a strong part of the Australian party fabric for as long as I can remember. The first memory I have of them is a stage invasion they prompted at Parklife one year. The first proper time I saw the Ballarat duo was at The Gov, I think, which was a hectic evening of music all its own. Gaz and Guy's visits to Adelaide have always resulted in good times, regardless of whether they're playing sets at festivals or in smaller clubs up the city's grimy West End. Their final shows around the country, 'The Hooroo Tour', saw the twosome put up in Jive for a two night run, having sold out the first show in good timing, with the second almost hitting capacity as well.

Photo Gallery: Nick Cave - Festival Theatre, Adelaide (30.11.14)

Nick Cave performed his first of two Adelaide shows last night as part of his national solo tour. Joined by some Bad Seeds, the always impressive performer was on top form at the Adelaide Festival Theatre. Lauren Connelly captured the following shots of the magic.

the AU interview: Montaigne discusses a love for performing, her musical influences and new EP 'Life of Montaigne'!

At just 19 years of age Jessica Cerro, better known as Montaigne, has already toured with San Cisco, performed on Triple J’s Like A Version and has now released a debut five-track EP. Here, the increasingly popular songstress chatted to us about the recording process, the influences on her music career and her newfound popularity and hype.

the AU interview: Kim Churchill chats about his upcoming national tour, potential collaborations and more!

Kim Churchill

24 year old surfer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kim Churchill has taken Australia and the World by storm recently with his April release of fourth album Silence/Win. Here he chats to us about his latest single "Single Spark," his nomadic life, potential collaborations and a cross-over into the world of electronic music.

Live Review: Nick Cave - Festival Theatre, Adelaide (30.11.14)

It's not surprising that when the tickets went on sale for Nick Cave's solo Australian tour some months ago, they sold out all over the place. The prolific Australian performer has stuck out as a revered and favoured artist the world over, regardless of what band or project he's performed with, and so when it was announced that Cave would be taking to a run of smaller theatre venues across the country - fans primed themselves to pounce on that opportunity. Joined on stage by Bad Seeds members Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Barry Adamson and Thomas Wydler, Cave performed his first of two shows in Adelaide overnight at the famous Festival Theatre and well, he didn't disappoint.

Live Review: British India + Magic Bones + Horror My Friend - The Gov, Adelaide (22.11.14)

The boys from British India have been ticking all the right boxes recently. After releasing their single “Wrong Direction” in October they went on to support the Rolling Stones at their Sydney and Melbourne shows alongside The Preatures.

Live Review: Millions + High-Tails - Pirie & Co, Adelaide (21.11.14)

Brisbane indie pop band Millions kicked off their 12-show ‘For your leisure and pleasure’ tour on Friday night to a rowdy Adelaide crowd. Ever since winning the 2011 Unearthed competition for a spot on the Splendour bill these guys have been crooning all over Australia.