Friday night at Jive, the Indie kids are out in full force wearing their hats indoors. Awesome! It is album release day for Jinja Safari and they have this time sold out the venue and bought with them 44th Sunset.
Releasing their self titled album, Jinja Safari are touring the country to sold out venues. They played the Jive Bar on Friday night with support from 44th Sunset. The boys always have a great time on stage with their infectious tunes making the crowd dance along. John Goodridge was there and brings us these photos from the pit.
Following from the acclaimed album Cables, Steering by Stars release their second album The Cold Embrace. Support on the evening were the exceptionally talented Sincerely, Grizzly and the beautiful minimalist R&B trio Swimming. Our photographer John Goodridge brings us these images of the event.
It has only been about 5 months since Brisbane boys, Hungry Kids of Hungary were last at Jive in Adelaide, but since then they've released their long awaited album You're a Shadow. Jive is the perfect venue for a band like Hungry Kids; it's a funky, indie setting with absolutely nothing pretentious about it. Hungry Kids of Hungary started a lot earlier than I had anticipated meaning I missed out on The Preatures which I was disappointed about, but heard nothing but good things.
Friday night saw Jive on the verge of combustion thanks to Adelaide rockers Seventeen Fifty Seven.
Being amongst one of the first people to get into Jive was a new experience for me, especially on a Saturday night. This meant that I could grab a good seat, before the place got crowded.
The Brooklyn based band A Place to Bury Strangers bought their experimental shoe-gaze sound and visuals to Jive Bar. This is not so much a band that you just watch, but get drawn into the lights from nine projectors and a wall of sound. Supported by Adelaide bands Ride into the Sun and Damned Men. Our photographer John Goodridge brings some photos from the night.
“This one is dedicated to Mr Luke Penman. Congratulations on being an awesome motherfucker.” proclaimed Adelaide über-babe Carla Lippis as she took to the Jive stage with her band, The Rules.
Once upon a time there was a boy named Frank. It was his birthday but nobody came. This was not fun. Especially not for Frank. But this year, it's different. This year, some of Adelaide's finest are throwing the birthday bash of the year .... Gemini Downs are warming up the tap shoes to launch the film clip for their brand new single Jangle. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture the fun.
Pictured: The Medics.
There are few moments in your life where you allow a stranger to dunk their hands in fluoro paint and go wild on your face, without even a hello or a drink. But tonight’s gig wasn’t about looking good but feeling good. The feeling of being a part of something; being part of a nomadic community where you just didn’t give a shit about looking like a clown because you were part of an inclusive, all-welcoming crowd. This was the mood at Jive for the Set Sail gig; a mixture of fans, family and the three bands all mixed and mingling as one.
Heading to Jive for the second time this weekend, I was welcomed to a different crowd of people. Tonight the place seemed to be filled with a more carefree vibe. I guess that's the kind of power The Jungle Giants have over most people.
After hearing that tonight’s show had sold out, I was stoked! There’s something special about going to a sold out gig... you feel like you’re one of the lucky ones. A sold out gig in Adelaide, well done boys!