A Surviving Sharks EP launch is always going to be messy, especially if it's guitarist Drew Kemp's birthday as well.
Special guests Squeaker, A Film For The Future and Imogen Brave joined the fun.
John Goodridge was there to take a few photos.
There are few people that can stand alone onstage with an electric guitar, with a head full of curls, long beard at an Angus Stone concert and command everyone’s attention. Leaning against one of the pole supports I marvelled at the smoky, gruff vocals of Steve Smyth, the genuine heartfelt passion in his delivery, seething conviction and illuminating aura that seemed to ooze from the stage. A very raw bluesy set, he sounds grittier live than on his recordings which make this stripped back performance so very captivating. Like a slap in the face, tug at the heart and smouldering embrace in one.
It was truly ‘Rack City’ in Adelaide Tuesday night as Nicki Minaj, along with her youthful cohort of girl power and supporting artist TYGA, took to the Entertainment Centre.
One of my favourite bands out of Brisbane at the minute, Millions, were in Adelaide for their recent EP tour and considering my only other option on a Saturday night was staying in on my own, trying to stay cool, I figured catching these lads and having a drink up at Rocket’s rooftop bar offered a better alternative.
We can blame schoolies,or the fact that there were four other supremely awesome gigs on in Adelaide on the same night or both, but Fowlers Live was not packed out like previous Bleeding Knees Club shows.
Not to say there was no one there but they probably could have set up at the merch desk and kept everyone front bar (if you’ve ever been, you’ll know what I mean). Most of the crowd were under-age, really evident when there’s a line for the pinball machines, good to see the kids have taste.
Omar Rodriguez Lopez of Mars Volta fame joins with Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes to bring us Bosnian Rainbows. A night of musical extremes. Local lads, Lady Strangelove are the support. Our photographer John Goodridge was at Fowlers to bring us these photos.
I’m a geek.
If this review was an episode of Friends, it would be titled “The One with Luke Perry, Tom Felton and a Metal Bar”.
The Supanova Pop Culture Expo celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and made its debut visit to Adelaide all at the same time. We caught some of the panels in Adelaide and took in everything, from the entertaining questions to the entertaining costumes.
November 16th, 2012 was the first time that Ben Folds, bassist Robert Sledge, and drummer Darren Jessee (aka the three who make up Ben Folds Five) have played together in Adelaide in thirteen years. I was lucky enough to be able to see the show at the Thebarton Theatre, and it was pretty damn good.