Thursday night saw the iconic Adelaide Town Hall filled with the eerie sounds of Jed Kurzel’s award-winning Snowtown score, and influential duo Stars of the Lid joined by Zephyr Quartet.
The anticipation in the air was palpable as the Elder Hall filled with people waiting to hear John Waters speak for the Adelaide Festival. The stage is minimalist - a green floral arrangement on a white stand with red lighting at the rear.
As far as Adelaide Fringe Festival shows go, having my final gig of the 2014 season be a naked magic show was both unsurprising (it's Fringe, duh) and welcomed. As it says on the promo material, The Naked Magicians, are just that. Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler present an hour of clever magic and raunchy humour; yes, you do get to see flesh, but this ain't some pure cock and balls show. Like any first date, there's foreplay involved. Unless sex on the first date isn't your bag, then...moving on...
Alex Kwong heads to the HQ in Melbourne to capture Public Enemy in action, supported by locals Mantra and DJ Sanchez. Enjoy the photo gallery here:
Alex Kwong takes us to the Adelaide Festival show featuring DJ Total Eclipse, DJ Ocky and DJ Faint One at Lola's Pergola on Saturday night with this photo gallery:
Directed by Rosemary Myers and presented by Windmill Theatre Company, Fugitive, is a clever and quirky modern take on the renowned tale of Robin Hood - replacing Friar Tuck with Triar Fuck, horseback-knights with storm troopers in kilts, and Maid Marion’s floaty dresses with a skin tight denim jumpsuit (I’m seriously impressed and slightly envious at how well Kate Cheel pulled that thing off).
The Soundwave juggernaut descended upon Adelaide over the weekend. With seven stages and over eighty acts, there was so much music to take in. Our photographer John Goodridge was there and delivers this taste of what what was on offer.
By the time Soundwave put up stops in Adelaide for another year, I'll admit that I was struggling. Falling on the 1st of March, the largest touring festival in the country aptly kicks off 'March Madness' for the Festival State and by this stage, myself and a lot of other Adelaideans have had shows thrown at us from every which way possible through the first two months of the year. It's sunny, there's a cool breeze and god damn it, I wanted some good live tunes because fuck it, I'm a sucker for it, so off I went down to Bonython Park for the second time in just over a month.
Saturday night saw Arcade Lane rife with hat-adorned hipsters for a night of smooth beats, courtesy of Oscar Key Sung, Oisima, Oliver Tank and Slow Magic.
Opening her latest Adelaide Fringe show, "The Exhibitionist", a week later than expected due to an emergency appendix removal, Hannah Gadsby is pretty impressive for someone recovering from surgery. There is something eternally entertaining about people making fun of themselves and Gadsby seems to be able to do it better than most.
Amelia Ryan has lived an interesting life – a gay father, a transsexual stepmother, adventures in exotic dancing, a tumultuous history with automobiles and a string of failed relationships, some hilarious and others heartbreaking. She does the world a favour by rolling the tale of her not so average life into a string of catchy cabaret tunes in "A Storm in a D Cup", a biography brought to life using cleverly reconstructed pop hits and the unique wit of someone born to be an entertainer.
Kid Creole and the Coconuts opened the 2014 Adelaide Festival in spectacular style at Elder Park. They were supported by the entertaining Charles Bradley. Chad Lofts was there, with his camera, and brings you these photos from the start of this year's season of the 2014 Adelaide Festival.
Comedians Chris Taylor & Andrew Hansen bring their Chaser style comedy and songs to the Adelaide Fringe as part of their "One Man Show" comedy performance. Chad Lofts brings you these photos from the Paradiso Spiegeltent in the Garden of Unearthly Delights..
What exactly is Glory Box all about? You tell me. I went into this show knowing nothing and left knowing even less. Described as erotic cabaret, Glory Box is much, much more than that. This is demented art-punk burlesque with a hint of drag and interpretive dance all rolled into one big beautiful mess. If that sounds like an insult, believe me, it’s not. Glory Box is completely fabulous – although I’m still not entirely sure why.
"I can’t stand Limbo."