Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows played to a packed Speigeltent in the Garden of Unearthly Delights for the Adelaide Fringe. The group were clearly enjoying playing their hits to the audience. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture some photos.
Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters rolled into town this week and played to a huge crowd on a gorgeous Adelaide summer night. They were dutifully supported by Rise Against and The Delta Riggs. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.
"You think this is a failure tonight?!" Dave Grohl exclaims, noodling away on his signature blue Gibson, in the middle of a packed out Cooper's Stadium. It's a windy night mid-week and the Foo Fighters frontman is commenting on recent labels that Adelaide has no scene for rock music made in the wake of the disaster that was Soundwave Adelaide. And, as he dedicates "Times Like These" to the Billy Corgans and the AJ Maddahs, the crowd erupts with applause and hollers. It would seem Adelaide's not taking any shit talk about their city tonight.
Photo: Lisa Frieling
A mix of mellow tones and synth-laden flow conducted the night, settling the wide-eyed crowd deep into their seats and cementing upright feet to the wood-covered floor. Sold out wall-to-wall, Thebarton Theatre witnessed the beckoning influence of Chet Faker firsthand. Top-knots galore and full-faced beards dominated the male crowd, complemented by an overwhelming mist of affection from the ladies.
If you're a frequent love or attendee of Adelaide Fringe Festival events, chances are you'll have seen Fez Fa'anana about the place, winning fans and slaying in the Fringe Club as the hostess with the most-ess, Shivannah. The talented performer and the rest of the Briefs Factory are feature artists of the Fringe program this year, with their highly anticipated show Briefs: The Second Coming officially kicking off its season in Adelaide last night at the Royal Croquet Club.
Rob Snarski, accompanied by JP Shilo, performed in the Aurora Spielgeltent as part of this year's Adelaide Fringe Festival. He performed a selection of current and new songs. Chad Lofts brings us some shots from the show!
Walking into the Whitmore Hotel on Friday night with a great liking of Yusuf Islam, commonly known as Cat Stevens, and a hazy knowledge of his life and career, I walked out of there with an even greater liking for, and more vivid knowledge of the legend.
Disco balls, silver streamers and helium balloons were to be seen on stage as Megan Washington, supported by talented musicians Greg Chiapello and Montaigne, brought her contagious energy and entertaining talent to a crowd of 500 at the Gov, Adelaide. It was one of the last shows of her national tour and the first time visiting the Gov since supporting Sia back in 2009.
Scottish post-rock veterans Mogwai opened the Adelaide Festival last night to a sold out crowd at Thebarton Theatre with their unmistakable wall of chest-crushing drone and sonic sound. After waiting 13 years for their return, AU photographer Lauren Connelly made great use of her earplugs and shot these snaps.
The State Theatre Company's production of three of Samuel Beckett's shorter plays (Eh Joe, Footfalls, Krapp's Last Tape), brought together under the name Beckett Triptych, made me very, very uncomfortable. That's not a bad – anyone who knows anything about Beckett's work knows that you're supposed to feel uncomfortable, off-centre, confused. He doesn't write about easy subjects – it's all tramps and drunks, hoarders and mad women, the alienated and the chronically lonely. It's a testament to the very talented cast and crew behind Beckett Triptych that I felt so very discomfited for the entire evening.
Battletoads is a game that was created in 1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It is ranked as one of the hardest games to play. In this Fringe event, Matthew Vecchio (as Rash) and Andrew Drake (as Zitz) play the game on the big screen.
Felicity Ward has come back to Adelaide from a long time away and she has some things to say, damn it. Bringing The Iceberg to the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Ward is angry at a lot of the same things we are (I say 'we' as in, most people with common sense and a beating sense of compassion): the current asylum seeker situation, the shambles that is current Australian politics and the fact that women aren't able to walk around, boobs out, without have the majority of men wanting to jack off over them.
Hans is back in the Adelaide Fringe Festival with his Lucky Bitches and a new show to boot! In Das Haus opened in the Garden of Unearthly Delights last night, with Hans reworking a slew of classic rap and hip-hop tracks to great applause. Photos by Chad Lofts.
The second massive day of the Soundwave Festival hit Adelaide with another scorcher. Slipknot and Marilyn Manson headlined the main stage, but there was plenty more from The Smashing Pumpkins, Judas Priest, smoking hot band The Butcher Babies plus Japanese hardcore bands Coldrain and Crossfaith. John Goodridge was front and centre to bring you this collection of photos.
Oh man, Soundwave Day Two just kicked Soundwave Day One right in it's 40 degree face. Don't get me wrong, Saturday was fun, it was a good time, but man. Sunday just knocked it right out of the park.