The Governor Hindmarsh has long been an Adelaide institution for music lovers, hosting a wide variety of artists in its extensive history. It's front bar and restaurant also has maintained its position as both a favourite watering hole and food spot for people looking for a pre-show bite or for a drink at the end of a workday. Its appeal has always been that it's got a good family vibe and at the end of the day, even though it's a pub, The Gov has that familiarity around it so diners and punters alike know what they're getting for their money.
City Calm Down have maintained somewhat of an air of mystery around them in recent years. Having spent quite a bit of time away working solidly on their debut album, In a Restless House, the Melbourne band have still managed to cultivate and maintain a strong fan base within the local scene and following on from an impressive few live shows in Sydney and Melbourne recently, not to mention a well-received BIGSOUND run, it's finally time for City Calm Down to step out from behind the curtain and into the spotlight - the fans and the stages are ready.
Meg Mac rolled into the Uni Bar on the wave of extreme hype after strong sales on her “Never Be” tour, including a sell-out and added show in Melbourne. Following her gospel-infused single “Never Be” released in late July this year, Meg Mac has been gaining unstoppable momentum as she looks to conquer Australia.
The Stonecutters mini-festival took over the Freemasons Hall in Adelaide over the weekend, featuring Bad//Dreems, God God Dammit Dammit, Horror My Friend, The Hard Aches and The Peep Tempel. Lauren Connelly was there and brings us these photos from the night:
Lauren Connelly brings us these photos of Tumbleweed and Batpiss at Fowler's Live in Adelaide:
The Smith Street Band and Andrew Jackson Jihad packed out The Gov on Thursday night. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review delivering us these epic photos here:
Now in it's second year, the Dr. Martens Stand For Something gig and pop-up store is coming to Sydney at secret warehouse location for a one night carnival on Wednesday October 28. UK based Pulled Apart by Horses will be headlining with support from Green Buzzard and DZ Deathrays DJs.
Adelaide's own Tkay Maidza came home to a heroes welcome as she lit up the stage (literally) at the Adelaide Unibar last night. AU photographer Lauren Connelly was there and you can enjoy her photos here:
The Drones swung by Adelaide on Friday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By. Lauren Connelly was there to capture what was surely one of the best gigs of the year.
Gang of Youths, and their debut record The Positions, have been embraced by critics and fans alike over the past year. Back in South Australia, they brought their energetic live show to a sold-out crowd at Adelaide UniBar on Friday night.
Gang of Youths revisited Adelaide to bring their high energy show to the Adelaide Unibar. They performed with their friends Zefereli and I Know Leopard. Chad Lofts was there and brings you these photos...
Motion City Soundtrack celebrated 10 years since the release of their album Commit This To Memory by playing it in full at The Gov in Adelaide on Wednesday night, supported by The Away Game. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.
Adelaide is coming up with some cool things right now... The Timberwolf show at the UniBar on Friday night was a good example of this – of the three bands on the lineup, two (including the headliner) were very talented local bands. It's a good thing to see.
Front man of the legendary Australian bands Noiseworks, INXS and now for The Dead Daisies, Jon Stevens is hitting the Aussie roads with his Take Me Back tour. Having just added an Adelaide show to the dates, this one's set to impress. Click through for the details.
The West Thebarton Brothel Party boys packed Jive out well on Saturday night, the official launch party for their debut self-titled EP. The band has been growing a strong fan base in Adelaide in recent months and their time supporting some pretty impressive Australian and international names, has brought them to the attention of many different type of Adelaide music fan who may be on the look out for something new. Their gathering at Jive represented not only the supportive network of fellow Adelaide musicians and friends within these circles, but a good percentage of people looking to kick on well into their Saturday night - the chaos the boys brought to the show was the perfect way to do so.