This June, Cheech and Chong will be embarking upon a nation-wide tour performing their greatest hits, movie moments and musical undertakings. Scott Aitken chatted with Tommy Chong ahead of shows to discuss the comedic duo's legacy, coming to the end of touring and what's next for him and the pair. Tommy also lets us know what we can expect from their shows, who came up with the idea for the tour and more...
Every teenage girl’s heart-throb Vance Joy was welcomed to Thebarton Theatre by house full of screaming pre-teens (cheers to all ages gigs, huh) and their fathers as part of his Dream Your Life Away tour.
Opening for Joy was last year's national Unearthed Splendour in the Grass winner Airling. By now we know what we’re going to get with Airling - a vibrating mix of electronic and drum beats propelling her ethereal vocals over the crowd like a haze. And boy, what a set of pipes she has. Fun fact: she’s the cousin of acoustic guitar-toting Jack Carty who you should definitely check out also.
Photo: Lisa Frieling
A mix of mellow tones and synth-laden flow conducted the night, settling the wide-eyed crowd deep into their seats and cementing upright feet to the wood-covered floor. Sold out wall-to-wall, Thebarton Theatre witnessed the beckoning influence of Chet Faker firsthand. Top-knots galore and full-faced beards dominated the male crowd, complemented by an overwhelming mist of affection from the ladies.
Scottish post-rock veterans Mogwai opened the Adelaide Festival last night to a sold out crowd at Thebarton Theatre with their unmistakable wall of chest-crushing drone and sonic sound. After waiting 13 years for their return, AU photographer Lauren Connelly made great use of her earplugs and shot these snaps.
It was hot up in Thebarton Theatre on Thursday night and the huge crowd were ready to party as Nelly hit the stage. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.
I'm still struggling to figure out how The 1975 have managed to cultivate this cult-like following in Australia over the past year - the British band haven't enjoyed much radio play here, and yet they've managed to move so may tickets on this, their first headline Australian tour, that extra shows had been announced in Melbourne and Sydney plus an additional Adelaide show that hadn't been featured on the original bill.
Lauren Connelly brings us photos from The 1975's stellar show at the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide last night, accompanied by Circa Waves. See her gallery here:
The first thought that pops into most people’s heads when they hear the term ‘futures’ is Future Music Festival. You know, that summer festival where everyone parades around their ‘shredded’ physique and seems unduly ‘amped’ about seeing Avicii? Yeah, that one. There’s a small group of people however, that upon hearing this phrase straight away thinks of the classic Jimmy Eat World album - an album that provided many with that sublime blend of vulnerability, angst and passion that every teenager looks for in an album. Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of this record, Jimmy Eat World treated its Adelaide fan base to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, playing an action-packed set that included all of Futures, and a whole lot more.
Jimmy Eat World have returned to Australia to celebrate ten years of the album Futures. The American rockers hit the stage in Adelaide at the Thebbie Theatre to play the album in full and more. Melbourne band My Echo were a strong opening act. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture the action.
Angus and Julia Stone's first Australian stop for 2014 was absolutely unforgettable - from the goosebump-inducing harmonies to the amusing on-stage banter, each moment was filled with something special. Their melodious storytelling made me feel like the only one in the room, regardless of the fact that I was submerged in a sea of 2000 people which is something only very special artists can achieve.
Brother/sister duo, Angus and Julia Stone are in the middle of a sold out Australian tour to promote their new album. John Goodridge was at the Thebbie Theatre in Adelaide to capture these images of the duo plus the Brisbane support act, Vancouver Sleep Clinic.
Judging by the ticket sales, Courtney Love was clearly taking a gamble with her her first solo tour of Australia. As it turns out, Adelaide decided not to even take a punt. There really is no excuse that Adelaidians could make that would justify their lack of effort. Tickets were originally sold for around $80, but were discounted at the last minute, and the gig was on a Friday night. so I was surprised when I walked in to the venue right as the support band was finishing their set, and found Thebarton Theatre was about three-quarters empty, or possibly a quarter full, depending on how you look at it.
Courtney Love played in Adelaide last night as part of her first solo tour of Australia. An enthusiastic crowd was there to enjoy hits spanning Love's career, and photographer Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.
There's a group of insanely cool cats from Leicester in the UK who have produced an inconceivable amount of indie rock, bitch-please-I’m-party-dancing, psychedelic anthems. And for the first time since playing at the 2011 Big Day Out they have graced Australia with their presence. That group goes by the name of Kasabian.
Kasabian returned to Adelaide's Thebarton Theatre last night for another fantastic gig. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review and brings you these shots!