Author: Jessy Bendle

Live Review: Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Jebediah & Adalita bring fists full o’ rock to Adelaide

August 28, 2017

Following a successful regional tour together, the Hoodoo Gurus and You Am I decided to hit the road again and luckily for the rest of the country, they added Jebediah and Adalita added to the bill. The Fist Full of Rock  tour kicked off in Adelaide on Friday at Thebarton Theatre, with what was a […]

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10 highlights from another vibrant and diverse WOMADelaide weekend

March 17, 2017

The fast spinning wheel that has been Adelaide’s festival season is starting to slow, following the massive weekend that saw WOMADelaide collide with the Fringe and the Adelaide Festival for another year. Still, the Botanic Park remained a haven of dance, culture, art and music for thousands over the long weekend – a little home away […]

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Festival Review: Falls Festival (Part II) – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (02.01.16)

January 6, 2016

As day three kicked off, there were thousands of live music fans in Byron Bay who had so far done just two things in 2016; dance and drink in the sunshine. Punters at the Falls Music and Arts Festival were treated to more great weather, as temperatures stayed in that exquisite sweet spot of the […]

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Festival Review: Falls Festival (Part I) – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (31.12.15 – 01.12.16)

January 2, 2016

The 2015 Falls Festival had a line up that brought together some of the best music of the moment, some legendary live acts, as well as the cream of the new crop. Summer is in full swing, and Byron Bay provided the perfect setting to bring in 2016 with its perfect weather and lush forests. […]

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Live Review: Courtney Love – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (15.08.14)

August 15, 2014

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, […]

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Live Review: The Beards + The Timbers + Goldstein – The Gov, Adelaide (02.08.14)

August 2, 2014

The Beards always pull a big crowd and put on a great show. So when they rolled in to The Gov on Saturday night, there was no way I was going to miss it. The gig was a sell-out, and on a freezing winters night The Gov felt like a Viking mead hall, wall-to-wall with […]

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Live Review: Gary Numan – HQ, Adelaide (29.05.14)

May 29, 2014

It may be the unfortunate truth that when you have a history as long as Gary Numan, many older fans only want to hear the songs they know. Numan’s last visit to Adelaide saw him play his synth pop milestone album The Pleasure Principle in its entirety. While it was a fantastic show, the 2011 […]

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Live Review: Leonard Cohen – Adelaide Entertainment Centre (11.12.13)

December 11, 2013

Whilst half of Adelaide were across town seeing Bon Jovi, another demographic of music lover had made their way to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre to see one of popular musics most skilled songwriters perform. The venerable poet of the 1960s, Leonard Cohen returned to Adelaide for the final leg of his ‘Old Ideas World Tour’. […]

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Live Review: Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra + Die Roten Punkte – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (22.09.13)

September 22, 2013

How many rock stars can you say you know? How many rock stars do you think really tell you the truth? I can think of one: Amanda Palmer. Now I am not claiming that me and Ms Palmer hang out at the pub, nor that I have read her diary – but when I listen […]

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Live Review: Black Sabbath + Shihad – Adelaide Entertainment Centre (07.05.13)

May 7, 2013

Adelaide fans were lucky to very lucky to see Black Sabbath, and they knew it. Having originally being left off of the tour, Adelaide fans petitioned hard and got their wish with the Tuesday night gig at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre being added as the final date on Black Sabbath’s Australian tour. The venue was […]

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Festival Review: Future Music Festival – Joondalup Arena, Perth (03.03.13)

March 3, 2013

Future Music Festival, we meet again. Although this year, it is on different turf, as I headed over from Adelaide to Perth to spend a hot summer day at Joondalup Arena due to scheduling conflicts I have with the Adelaide Festival, and my determination not to miss seeing both Bloc Party and The Stone Roses. […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 018

May 12, 2012

Welcome to the 18th edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we present the latest Arts and Film news from around the country. In This Issue: Mystery cinema surprises Sydney, Bill Nuttall resigns role as chairman of Melbourne Art Foundation, Federation Square lights the way with liturature, secrets for Etsy success revealed at Vivid […]

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Live Review: Graveyard Train + Bearded Gypsy Band – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide (10.05.12)

May 10, 2012

I first saw Graveyard Train on Spicks and Specks, performing cover songs in their own unique style. I was enthralled then by their swampy, gritty country sound. With their double bass, harmonica, carnivalesque banjo, steal guitar, a coffin-shaped washboard and a hammer and chain, they are one of the most exciting bands to come out […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 016

May 4, 2012

Welcome to the 16th edition of the AU review’s weekly ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the Arts and Film world. In This Issue: Explore a history of iconic album covers at Blender Gallery, conversations about the art of criticism with Marc Fennell, debut Russian ballet at its finest with the Eifman […]

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Arts Review: colourGRIND 2012 Exhibition – The Soul Box, Adelaide (27.04.12)

April 30, 2012

In the sight-centric world of art, colour perhaps plays the most crucial role in giving an image emotion. Even the lack of colour, a black or white canvas, can provoke an emotional reaction from its audience. Colour was the theme of Friday night’s ColourGRIND 2012 Exhibition, featuring local and national artist exhibiting their works to […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 015

April 27, 2012

Welcome to edition number 15 of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we feature the latest from the world of Arts and Film. In This Issue: Circa debuts Australian tour in Adelaide, art for sight with ColourGRIND 2012, Craig Schuftan revisits the 90’s, artists explore their Interstate Romances, 100 bedrooms are exposed and the QCP […]

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Live Review: Imogen Heap + Vorn Doolette – Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide (19.04.11)

April 22, 2012

Enchanting British songstress Imogen Heap returned to our shores after only a year has passed, to play at an intimate show for her Adelaide fans. With her last album Ellipse having been released two years ago and new songs in the works, I am anticipating an exciting show from this renowned eclectic and creative performer. […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 014

April 17, 2012

Welcome to issue 14 of the AU review’s ARTS review, our weekly peek into what is going on in the world of Art and Film. In this issue A look at iconic images of the Stones, traveling Roy Lichtenstein exhibition direct from the National Gallery of Australia, war and peace on display at the QUT […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 013

April 11, 2012

Welcome to the lucky 13th addition of AU review’s ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the world of Art and Film. In This Issue: Actor and comedian Judah Friedlander tours, huge Asian film line-up for10th annual Gold Coast Film Festival, writers in line for NT WordStorm 2012, Australians first exhibition for Australian […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 012

April 7, 2012

Welcome to issue 12, our Easter Edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, our weekly venture into what is new in Art and Film. In This Issue: ACMI explores the Bikie underworld of Sons of Anarchy, Adelaide Cabaret Festival program announced, Blake Prize calls for 2012 submissions, Aussie icons Cold Chisel visit a cinema near […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 011

March 28, 2012

Welcome to another edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the world of Art and Film. In This Issue: The art of Ouch My Face by Celeste Potter and Regurgitator’s Ben Ely, the Sydney Film Festival’s new pop-up event space, rare insight into 60’s rock’n’roll at the Crosby, […]

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Strange New Planet: Fantastic Planet Film Festival 2012

March 25, 2012

Furlong in Below Zero Fans of Science Fiction are a unique breed; they are a loyal, open-minded and adventurous lot who do not discriminate against the independent, low budget or unknown when they search for new and special examples of the genre. Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy films have continuously prevailed as the biggest blockbusters […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 10

March 21, 2012

Welcome to the 10th edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we present all the latest news from the Arts and Film world. In This Issue: Emerging burlesque artists compete for Australian title, African Film Festival Australia premiers, Daniel Ho visits for National Folk Festival, Video-game heaven at Federation Square, Street artist E.L.K nominated […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 009

March 14, 2012

Welcome to issue 9 of the AU review’s ARTS review, our weekly glimpse into what is new and exciting in Australian Art and Film. In This Issue: Line up announced for 2012 Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Festival names new Chief Executive, Surfers Paradise is a crime scene for CSI Experience, applications open for Crack Theater […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: The Caretaker – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide (10.03.12)

March 10, 2012

The Theatre Royal Bath Productions presentation of The Caretaker for the 2012 Adelaide Festival is a superb example of modern theater, from one of the worlds most influential playwrights, Harold Pinter. Starring internationally celebrated and multi-award winning actor Jonathan Pryce the play is at once a simple tale of an outsider with secrets, and a […]

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Live Review: Adam Cohen – The Idolize Spiegeltent, Adelaide (08.03.12)

March 8, 2012

Being the progeny of influential songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen would no doubt have one draw back; how do you live up to expectations? Judging by the size of the turn out for Canadian musician Adam Cohen’s one-night-only Adelaide Fringe performance on Thursday, and the enthusiasm of the crowd, Cohen clearly has a following of […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 008

March 6, 2012

Welcome to issue 8 of the AU review’s ARTS review, our weekly venture into the world of Art and Film. In This Issue: Tex Perkins pays tribute to The Man In Black, Will Oldham stars in Rick Alverson’s new feature film, Marcel Blanch-de Wilt puts the ‘ Wânk’ in Fringe, Jazz musician Ed Partyka to […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 007

February 28, 2012

Welcome to the 7th edition of the ARTS review, the AU review’s weekly look at the world of Art and Film. In This Issue: Groundswell presents the Multicultural Arts Forum 2012, The Jane Austen Argument welcomed back to the Adelaide Fringe, Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Emily Barclay take to the stage at the Sydney […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 006

February 21, 2012

Welcome to the 6th edition of the AU review’s weekly ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the world of Arts and Film. In This Issue: The Adelaide Fringe opening celebrations kick off, Steve Reich takes up residence at the Sydney Opera House, Mick Turner tours Dirty Three cover art exhibition, Brisbane neo-cabaret […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 005

February 13, 2012

Welcome to issue 5 of the AU review’s ARTS review, our weekly venture into what is new in Art and Film. In This Issue: OUTERWAVES performs for Brisbane Emerging Art Festival, call to arms for Biennale of Sydney, Joe Satriani in 3D, Corey Taylor book signing announced and Tropfest 2012 to open next week. BRISBANE: […]

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