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ADELAIDE

Photo Gallery: Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses - Dunstan Playhouse (10.06.15)

Tex Perkins has been front man for The Cruel Sea and pub rock band The Beasts of Bourbon. This time he has bought his band The Dark Horses to Adelaide for the Cabaret Festival. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture a few snaps.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Review: Frisky & Mannish - Festival Theatre Stage (09.06.15)

British duo Frisky & Mannish admit to being slightly jet-lagged when they reach the halfway point of their first show at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival but they'll be damned if pesky fatigue get in the way of them rolling out a energy packed, bitingly bitchy, pop music show. They're in town to educate the Cabaret audiences on the state of pop music currently and we're not to be afraid, we're to embrace the genre as it is - flawed, shiny, disco-drenched and ever present.

Live Review: Birds of Tokyo + Ecca Vandal - The Gov, Adelaide (04.06.15)

The last time Birds of Tokyo were in Adelaide in a headline capacity, they played to a packed out HQ. After that, fans would see the Perth band play the massive Adelaide Entertainment Centre arena, supporting Muse. It's been a little while since we've seen Birds in town and given they were advertised to playing the intimate surrounds of The Gov, it's no surprise the show was billed as being completely sold out by show night.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Review: Meow Meow "His Master's Choice" - Dunstan Playhouse (06.06.15)

It's always a joy to see Meow Meow return to Adelaide but as with the last few times I've seen the performer step out on to the stage and launch stiletto-heel first into a tantalising and entertaining show, there are always going to be select members of the audience who just miss the mark. It happened again with her 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival show His Master's Choice, where an audience member pipes up after Meow offers the opportunity for questions and comments, that she perform more of her show in English. English, in a show that pulls directly from the Weimar cabaret era.

The 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival opens with a Meow, some tappin' and a grand Dame.

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival opened for another glitzy year last night, with the annual Variety Gala being held at the Festival Theatre in the iconic Adelaide Festival Centre. The red carpet was rolled out for the artists, industry and of course, the festival goers to strut their way down, grab a glass (or two) of some kind of Grant Burge wine and settle in for a night of performances that would showcase what the 2015 programme was to bring.

Photo Gallery: Birds of Tokyo + Ecca Vandal - The Gov, Adelaide (04.06.15)

To celebrate the release of their EP Anchor, the Birds of Tokyo are touring the country. With support from the talented and energetic Ecca Vandal, the boys rocked the sold out Gov in Adelaide. Our man John Goodridge was there to capture the action.

Live Review: The Jungle Giants + Moses Gunn Collective + Foreign/National - Adelaide Unibar (30.05.15)

The Jungle Giants made their return to Adelaide after some time away to an enthusiastic, sold out Unibar crowd. The line up is a triple j loving, indie pop fan dream and is a good indicator of some of the great talent currently emerging out of the country's east coast at the moment. In both Foreign/National and Moses Gunn Collective we have two incredibly promising live bands, so I've got to thank The Jungle Giants and their tour organisers for giving both the platform to reach more people around the country on this run.

Live Review: sleepmakeswaves + Gay Paris - Adelaide Unibar (29.05.15)


Photo: Stuart Sevastos.

Having missed sleepmakeswaves at Jive the last time they were in Adelaide, I knew I couldn't miss out on seeing them again, as it was quite obvious the momentum generating around their music was only continuing to grow stronger and stronger. They were upgrading venues with each tour, so going from seeing them blow the roof off the small Cranka bandroom back in 2013 to seeing them now performing at the Adelaide Unibar in 2015, was an experience I was glad to have been a part of.

Live Review: San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel - The Gov, Adelaide (28.05.15)

Fremantle four-piece San Cisco captivated a sold out crowd in Adelaide on Thursday night, armed with the cool tunes of their latest album Gracetown. Syrupy smooth vocals paired with their carefree sound had everyone at The Gov enthusiastic and ready to groove. The audience packed into the venue early, collecting their drinks from the bar in advance to ensure they secured a spot centre-stage.

Live Review: Gang of Youths + Ecca Vandal - The Exeter, Adelaide (24.05.15)

A sold out crowd masked the Exeter’s bricked beer garden, standing atop wobbly benches to get an unobstructed view of the low-rise stage. Glasses of beer were substituted for brimming jugs, cementing everyone’s unwillingness to lose their hard earned spot.

Photo Gallery: Diesel - The Gov, Adelaide (23.05.15)

Diesel made his way through Adelaide as part of his 'Amplified' tour on Saturday night. Lauren Connelly went along to The Gov to snap these shots.

Photo Gallery: Motley Crue + Alice Cooper - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (21.05.15)

Motley Crue

Motley Crue brought their final tour through Adelaide on Thursday night. With Alice Cooper also on the bill, you knew it was going to be a night to remember. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.

Live Review: Alt-J + Ásgeir - Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre (13.05.15)

Icelandic folk-pop sprite Ásgeir kick started the night, charming the impatient crowd with an acapella lullaby in his native tongue before emerging from the dark. A nonchalant calm radiated from the frontman and his supporting four-piece, all indulging full Nordic beards bar one.

Photo Gallery: King Parrot + High Tension - Fowlers Live, Adelaide (15.05.15)

Melbourne metal lords King Parrot celebrated the release of their new album Dead Set by playing a blistering show in Adelaide on Friday night, accompanied by Victorian comrades High Tension. Lauren Connelly went and checked out the riffs.

Photo Gallery: Alt-J + Asgeir - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (13.05.15)

A wonderfully moody and intense set from both Icelandic singer Asgeir and the british indie rockers Alt-J. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture some images from the night.