LA-based indie songstress Kina Grannis graced Adelaide with her organic talent and down-to-earth vibes, leaving the audience eagerly wanting to hear so much more. Her music is 'dark and driving, sweet and soaring, melancholy, humble, heartfelt and hopeful' all at the same time, offering a spectrum of emotion that takes you on a long, meaningful journey. The night's setlist included a variety of songs, both young and old, and provided a significant insight into her recently released LP Elements, while harbouring a few crowd favourites that had everyone smiling from ear to ear.
The State Opera of SA are presenting a trilogy of Philip Glass operas, Akhnaten, Einstein On the Beach and Satyagraha, performed in three complete cycles over three weeks. John Goodridge spoke to Timothy Sexton, Conductor and Chorus Master, about this must-see operatic event.
The Evening Cast are a band who pack a lot in to their music and it's an energy which translates just as powerfully on the live stage. They're finishing their 'Questions Australian Tour' in Adelaide tonight and for once, I think they've got the cold, wintry night working in their favour. People want to be warm and sheltered when it's this chilly and moreover, if they want to be out having a drink on a night like this, the Grace Emily Hotel is probably one of the ideal pubs in the city to do so. To have a band like this perform as well, it's almost like a signed, sealed, delivered situation.
Lily Allen said it best when she said, "Lorde smells blood, yeah she's about to slay you, kid ain't one to fuck with when she's only on her debut."
After postponing her long awaited Australian tour, Lorde finally took the stage in Adelaide last night and performed to an appreciative and generous crowd. Lauren Connelly was there to capture the night.
Their completely sold out national tour is still fresh and Violent Soho brought friends The Smith Street Band along with them to The Gov in Adelaide for one hell of a night of stoner rock.
I'm excited to see REMi as I head out on a cold Saturday night in Adelaide. I haven't been to Rocket Bar in a while and while there aren't many people in the club when I arrive just short of 10pm, I'm aware that this is a sold out show, so I'm not too worried about the Melbourne artist having a small crowd.
Violent Soho came through for their first Adelaide show of their entirely sold out Australian tour. With Melbourne kings The Smith Street Band and Adelaide's own Paper Arms in tow, mega-fan and AU photographer Lauren Connelly was once again there to capture the raucous.
The Motive launched their latest EP at a sold out Jive Bar supported by Jungle City and Young Offenders with Ice on Mercury replacing Bastard Sons of Rumination at the twelfth hour. Our photographer John Goodridge went along to capture these images.
Elvis Presley was a sexy man, that’s an indisputable fact of life. Everything about his act was ground breaking in his day, from the lyrics, to the hip thrusting to the outfits. Elvis was a force that created mass hysteria in women worldwide, inspiring generations of impersonators to devote their lives to him for decades to come. There are countless tribute shows, covers and imposters, some who pull it off fabulously and others shamefully, but nothing comes close to Hail to the King.
It’s hard to say exactly what genre The Paper Kites fit into, with diverse songs that include folk elements, soft-rock hints here and there and a dab of easy-listening melodies, but their shows are a worthwhile mix of indie bliss. As their Australian tour came to a close at the Gov in Adelaide on Saturday evening, they were joined by the fantastic Airling and Phebe Starr, ensuring the show was filled with unique talent.
The frenzied sounds of Brissy band Northeast Party House consumed west-end music venue, Jive on Thursday night. Kicking off with a dominating set by local electro pop troupe Cabin Cults, the night started with a bang... or a cowbell, to be exact.
If you don’t know who The Dan Band are, you’ve probably never seen the comedy works of Hollywood director Todd Phillips (think Old School, The Hangover and Starsky & Hutch) or more notably, the much loved foul-mouthed rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart during Old School that made Dan Finnerty famous.
Best known for her roles in such Hollywood hits as Sister Act and Hocus Pocus, along with the almost forgotten 90’s sitcom Veronica's Closet, Kathy Najimy brings her semi-autobiographical solo show Lift Up Your Skirt to Adelaide before it opens on the stages of New York.
We head along to the Adelaide UniBar to catch Brisbane's Dune Rats in action, as they celebrate the release of their brand new record. Lauren Connelly brings us these photos from the night: