The South Australian music industry will gather at one of the city's most popular venues this November for the Fowler's Live Music Awards for 2012. Aiming to celebrate the diversity of live music produced in SA, the 21 Industry Awards recognise success and achievement over the past year, as judged by Fowler's Live owner and operator, Peter Darwin and a group of music industry professionals.
Rockhampton duo Busby Marou is at Fowler’s tonight and, although the weather in the city hasn’t been exactly welcoming, I’m looking forward to getting amongst the raved about warm atmosphere that Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou are known for generating via their tunes.
Adelaide’s Leader Cheetah are heading back into writing mode for a follow-up record their sophomore album Lotus Skies, but not before playing a run of final headline shows for the year. Kicking the tour off in their hometown at Jive, the band had advertised a night of fun and surprises, with classic LC songs to be churned out, as well as a hint of what we can be expecting from the band as they head into Album Three territory.
Prince will perform on a symbol-shaped stage; a unique and spectacular production experience that those ‘in the know’ say ‘will blow your mind’.
Prince’s May 2012 visit will be his third tour of Australia and his first in nine years.
Friday 11 May 1st Sydney Allphones Arena
Saturday 12 May 2nd Sydney Allphones Arena
Monday 14 May 1st Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Busby Marou, fresh from a successful tour of the US and Canada, have announced a national tour for June & July. Promoting their new track, "I Still Don't Believe", Busby Marou will be giving fans their last chance to see them perform on home turf before they head back to the US and Canada for the rest of the year. Joining them on tour will be Adelaide's Leader Cheetah and Melbourne's The Hello Morning.
It’s Thursday night and I’m down at The Grace to cover one of Adelaide’s more successful productions over the past few years, Leader Cheetah. The band, going acoustic for the first time tonight, managed to sell out the venue in pre-sale tickets alone – a great sign for what was to come. People filled the venue nicely, which isn’t exactly hard, considering the ‘cosy’ size of the spot, so it wasn’t long before people were angling for a comfortable spot.
2011 has treated Adelaide's Leader Cheetah incredibly well. With their second album Lotus Skies gaining favourable reviews and their live shows going down brilliantly across the country, the four-piece have decided to wind down for the year with an intimate show at The Grace Emily.
I give Leader Cheetah's frontman Dan Crannitch a call to find out more about the show, which will be band's last for the year but their first in this acoustic style.
Friday night at Fowler’s Live was touted as a special gig for Adelaide’s own Leader Cheetah - the only hometown date on their already successful Lotus Skies tour. With the band having completed an impressive run of dates interstate and after tonight, are heading out for a final run through the east coast, the crowd for Leader Cheetah had rocked up to welcome the boys home.
And we're back! The video of the week was a bit of a no brainer. It belongs to Portland based Portugal. The Man, and their epic 13 minute music video "Sleep Forever / Got It All". It opens with the stunningly beautiful track "Sleep Forever", before leading into the current single "Got is All (This Can't Be Living Now)". All set it in the majesty of Alaska - from where the band originate.
Adelaide natives Leader Cheetah have played it safe on their sophomore release Lotus Skies, applying their songwriting craft to a tried and true formula that offers an aural delight to the ears but leaves an underwhelming impression with the overall lack of originality and personality in the music.
Following a successful album launch tour and the release of a record that Rolling Stone has called "one of the best albums of the year", Belles Will Ring will support Britpop icons Pulp at their Splendour In The Grass sideshows next week, before embarking on a national tour with Leader Cheetah.
Last Friday night, The Middle East played a sold out performance at the Metro in Sydney, in support of their debut album I Want That You Are Always Happy. With a beer as my only friend, I was anxious for the show to begin so I wouldn’t have to continue checking my phone for non-existent emails to seem mildly important.