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THE GOV | the AU review
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THE GOV

Eating with the AU: The Gov - Hindmarsh (Adelaide)

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.

Photo Gallery: The Smith Street Band + Andrew Jackson Jihad - The Gov, Adelaide (17.09.15)

The Smith Street Band

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:

Photo Gallery: The Drones - The Gov, Adelaide (04.09.15)

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.

Photo Gallery: Motion City Soundtrack + The Away Game - The Gov, Adelaide (02.09.15)

Motion City Soundtrack

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.

Jon Stevens Adds Adelaide Show to Aussie Tour!

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.

Photo Gallery: Johnny Marr + Flyying Colours - The Gov, Adelaide (21.07.15)

Johnny Marr

Adelaide was treated to a stellar gig by the charming Johnny Marr on an otherwise cold and miserable Tuesday night. Performing a mix of his solo material, songs from The Smiths' catalogue as well as a few choice covers, it was one of the best gig's of the year. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.

Live Review: Johnny Marr - The Gov, Adelaide (21.07.15)

"It's Tuesday, isn't it? Fuck, man..." Johnny Marr has come to Adelaide off the back of successful shows in Sydney and Perth and on a freezing cold Tuesday night, fans have rocked up enthusiastic and willing. Seeing Marr perform in the surrounds of The Gov is an opportunity obviously not lost on the hundreds that have piled into the venue tonight, the vibe is cosy and warm and perfect for a few hours of straight up rock and roll done with that flair that has become one of the most talked about elements of Marr's live shows in recent times.

Photo Gallery: Tim Rogers and The Bamboos + The Rememberz - The Gov (03.06.15)

Tim Rogers knows how to entertain a crowd. Match him up with The Bamboos and there is no way that the crowd can resist dancing. A great night out with these consummate entertainers. Local band The Rememberz also captured the audience's heart. John Goodridge was there and brings you these photos.

Live Review: Alpine + Darts + Olympia - The Gov, Adelaide (24.06.15)

The first show of Alpine's national 'Foolish' tour took place at The Gov on Wednesday night, the audience an eclectic range of both the young and old.

Live Review: Dune Rats + Cosmic Psychos + Horror My Friend - The Gov, Adelaide (25.06.15)

Having Dune Rats and Cosmic Psychos in Adelaide on a Thursday night can really screw you up - the concept of returning to a full day of work on Friday and then a full weekend while feeling hungover as a dog after one of their shows is horrendous. Deciding to roll sober on this particular night (four previous Dunies experiences having taught me some lessons in the art of navigating hangovers in the past), I turned up at The Gov and became part of a crowd that had no qualms about rising to the occasion - things got messy, sweaty and anarchic quickly.

Photo Gallery: Cosmic Psychos + Dune Rats + Horror My Friend - The Gov, Adelaide (25.06.15)

Ross Knight of the Cosmic Psychos got up during Dune Rats' set and described them as the bastard sons of the bastard fathers. Which about sums it up. The night started fairly reasonably with Adelaide's Horror My Friend but once the Cosmic Psychos played and the Dune Rats hit the stage it descended into anarchy. There was stage invasions, shoeys and the inevitable post shoey spew, madness and mayhem.

Photo Gallery: Baby Animals + The Superjesus - The Gov, Adelaide (19.06.15)

Baby Animals

After weeks on the road together, Baby Animals (pictured) and The Superjesus brought the She Who Rocks tour to The Superjesus home turf on Friday night for the first of two shows at The Gov. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.

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.

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: 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.