Author: John Goodridge

Adelaide Fringe Review: Barbaroi is fast paced energetic physical circus – Gluttony (16.02.20)

February 19, 2020

Walking into Barbaroi is like walking into a familiar street scene from an early 80s movie. The Ukiyo circus tent is set up in an industrial way, with lighting that makes it feel dark and mysterious. There are six characters in this show who are introduced video game style: a bearded juggler, a bare-chested circus […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: Amanda Palmer tells all in her one woman show “There Will Be No Intermission” – Bonython Hall, Adelaide (14.02.20)

February 17, 2020

Amanda Palmer has created a deeply personal, autobiographical performance piece that resonates with passion and dignity. As the lead singer of the Dresden Dolls, Palmer is no stranger to controversy and never shies away from the difficult conversation. “Cornflake Girl” by Tori Amos fills Bonython Hall, signally the arrival of Amanda Palmer. Dressed in a […]

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Photo Gallery: Laneway Festival ft Charlie XCX and The 1975 – Hart’s Mill, Adelaide (07.02.20)

February 11, 2020

The weather was warm and overcast in Adelaide which made for perfect conditions at Laneway Festival.   This year there were four stages playing a good variety of genres. There were so many highlights, from Hatchie, Kučka, and local favourites, Stabbitha and the Knifey Wifeys early in the day. Hockey Dad and DMA’s rocked, Ruel was […]

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Festival Review: Laneway Festival – Hart’s Mill, Adelaide (07.02.20)

February 10, 2020

It was a warm and overcast day on Friday in Adelaide, which made for perfect conditions for Laneway Festival. Since humble beginnings in the laneways of the Adelaide University grounds, Laneway Festival has grown in harmony with the improvements around Hart’s Mill on the Port River. This year there were four stages playing a good […]

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Photo Gallery: Fire Aid: A Bushfire Fundraiser – Adelaide Uni (01.02.20)

February 3, 2020

A number of big hitting artists decamped on Adelaide at the weekend for Fire Aid. Taking place on University of Adelaide’s campus, the fundraising event was headlined by Pond. Also on the bill were Bad//Dreems, Tim Rogers, West Thebarton and more. Photographer John Goodridge was there to capture all the action.

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Photo Gallery: Falls Music and Arts Festival ft. John Farnham + Vera Blue – Lorne, Day One (28.12.19)

January 1, 2020

One of the main attraction of the Falls Festival site in Lorne is the scenic rain forest setting in the Otways. However, as catastrophic conditions of high heat, winds and thunderstorms were predicted for the third day of the festival, the organisers made the decision to cancel the festival to ensure the safety of festival […]

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Photo Gallery: DZ Deathrays + Polish Club + VOIID – HQ Complex (01.11.19)

November 2, 2019

It was a hot and sweaty night at an all ages DZ Deathrays gig at HQ Complex in Adelaide. Special guests Polish Club, VOIID and The Buoys kept the crowd pumped all night before a DJ after party in the top room. John Goodridge was there to bring you these photos.

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass – Byron Bay, Day 3 (21.07.19)

July 23, 2019

The third and final day of Splendour in the Grass was an absolute belter, both in terms of weather and quality of music. Whether it was James Blake singing soulfully in silk pyjamas, What So Not spinning classic club tunes in the Mix Up Tent or The Lumineers carving out some classic rock in the […]

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Photo Gallery: Splendour in the Grass – Byron Bay, Day 2 (20.07.19)

July 21, 2019

The second day of Splendour in the Grass is underway with another glorious day and plenty of music to keep everyone entertained. Check out this gallery of Wolf Alice, Dean Lewis, Catfish and the Bottlemen and much, much more. John Goodridge was on the ground to bring these images.

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Photo Gallery: Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, Day 1 (19.07.19)

July 20, 2019

What a beautiful sunny day to start the three day Splendour in the Grass music festival in Byron Bay. With stellar performances from the likes of Tame Impala, Foals, Broods, and Wolfmother, there was something for everyone. John Goodridge was there to bring you these photos.  

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Theatre Review: Tender Napalm will get in your face and under your skin

June 22, 2019

Tender Napalm is a dynamic play by English storyteller Philip Ridley bought to life in the Holden Street Theatre by Scuti Productions. Under the razor-sharp direction of Rachael Williams,  Man and Woman (played brilliantly by Mark Healy and Carol Lawton) act out a veritable storybook of fantastic tales. The set is simple, stark and effective. […]

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Album of the Week: Brendan Maclean’s debut album And the Boyfriends (2019) has depth and soul

March 24, 2019

Brendan Maclean has had a varied career in film and music, from starring alongside Marcia Hines in the cabaret show Velvet in the 2015 Adelaide Fringe, to well known Triple J radio presenter for many years and to having his sexually explicit 2015 video to “House of Air” being banned by Youtube. So after several […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: Schuldfabrik is a sustainable system of upcycling guilt

March 19, 2019

One of the more obscure installations at this year’s Adelaide Fringe was the pop-up store, Self – Human Soap. Nestled away in King William Street in the CBD, it looks as inviting as any other high-end beauty store, but this store has a marked difference to the others. Schuldfabrik is a German word, where ‘schuld’ […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Club Briefs closes out the Fringe with bang – Bonython Hall (17.03.19)

March 18, 2019

The Adelaide Fringe is over for another successful year and Club Briefs was the perfect way to celebrate the final evening. The Briefs Factory is an Australian creative collective who “manufacture, cultivate and present evocative, irreverent, physical performance”. Our MC for the night is Shivannah, who is sassy, loud and irreverent. Her costume changes between […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: Grand Finale is a joyous celebration of life and death

March 18, 2019

Israeli-born, London-based choreographer, Hofesh Shechter has had an impressive CV since 2007, when he released his critically acclaimed work “In your rooms”. Grand Finale is the first of his full-length works to be presented in Australia as part of the Adelaide Festival. The Hofesh Schechter Company is a diverse group of international dancers from eight […]

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Adelaide Fringe review: Ambient Orchestra presents an Ambient Primer of Fripp / Eno, Laraaji and Satie – Elder Hall (15.03.19)

March 17, 2019

American Composer/Conductor Evan Ziporyn opened a two-night residency in Elder Hall with a world premiere featuring new arrangements of Fripp/Eno’s “Evening Star, Side A”; Laraaji’s “Dances From Day of Radiance” plus his own “Frog’s Eye” and an Ambient Orchestra arrangement of Satie‘s Gymnopedies. Ziporyn addresses the audience at the start of the show to explain […]

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Adelaide Festival Photo Gallery: Washington – Palais (15.03.19)

March 16, 2019

Megan Washington graced the floating Riverbank Palais on Friday night following a season which included Augie March, J Mascis, Sarah Blasco, and They Might Be Giants. Washington’s performance included a four-string accompaniment for some of the songs, adding an ethereal feeling to an already magical space. There were crowd favourites and plenty of banter about […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: Foehn is a light and airy puppet theatre

March 14, 2019

It would be a mistake to describe Foehn as a puppet show. Not because that is wrong, but because it is much more than that. French performance artist Phia Ménard became a juggler, performance artist and director of the Compagnie Non Nova in the 1990’s. She describes the movement of air as being present at […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Redhead Cabaret: Carrot Tops (+ bottoms) – Gluttony

March 12, 2019

The Redhead Cabaret is a company of red-haired performers with a mission to share all the energy and pizzaz that this genetic disposition boasts. So reads the manifesto to this late night cabaret. As the sold out crowd fills the tent, a schoolteacher with a whip and a boy in a g-string stand on stage […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Tim Ferguson is Living a Fast Life on Wheels – National Wine Centre until March 17

March 11, 2019

Tim Ferguson is probably best known as one of the members of the comedy trio Doug Anthony All Stars that were particularly popular on Australian television screens in the late 80’s. In this Adelaide Fringe performance, Ferguson chats to us about his life and times, including his diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis; “Why have just one […]

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Adelaide Fringe Hosts the Third Annual Donut Olympics in the Garden of Unearthly Delights (11.03.19)

March 11, 2019

In what has now become an annual tradition, Tom Flanagan of Donut Diner has presented the third Donut Olympics in the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Teams from Security, FOH, Box Office, event staff and even circus performers and Barbu pitted their skills for the dubious honour of Donut Champions. Events included a watermelon eating contest, […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: The Man With The Iron Neck – Dunstan Playhouse (08.03.19)

March 9, 2019

Note: this play includes references to self-harm and suicide. The topic of youth suicide, particularly within Indigenous communities has been part of recent conversations. Josh Bond and Ursula Yovich, the co-director and playwright of “Man with the Iron Neck” have this to say about the play: “We are overwhelmed everyday and it’s not because of […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Orbital + Severed Heads – RCC, Maths Lawns (03.02.19)

March 5, 2019

This year, the RCC in the Adelaide University has presented a bold and diverse range of acts for the Fringe and one of those has to be the combination of two iconic electronic musical acts, Orbital and Severed Heads. Held outdoors on the Maths Lawns, Severed Heads opened with an easy collection of beats and […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Pussy Riot present Riot Days – The Attic, RCC

March 4, 2019

The top floor of the now defunct Adelaide Uni Bar complex has been repurposed as a Fringe Venue. The Attic is an appropriate venue to present three of the original members of Pussy Riot in a reflection of their imprisonment in Russian jails. With six members of the collective, a type of punk rock opera […]

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Five things not to miss at the 2019 Adelaide Festival

February 23, 2019

The Adelaide Festival opens runs between the 1st and 17th March and there’s a full program which can make choosing what to see a daunting task. Here’s five suggestions that should help choosing easier. Opening night: National Geographic: Symphony for our world Elder park comes alive on Saturday 2nd March for this family-friendly free concert […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Matt Tarrant presents More Unsolved – Gluttony (until 10th March)

February 21, 2019

Adelaide born Matt Tarrant has made magic his career and it has served him well as the highest selling solo act of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe after many years of awards and a 2017 stint on Australian Survivor. This year Matt returns to the Fringe with a show called More Unsolved. The show opens with […]

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival (Day 1) ft. Ocean Alley, Dizzee Rascal and more – Lorne (28.12.18)

December 29, 2018

Mallrat, Hockey Dad, Ocean Alley, Dizzee Rascal and more helped kick off the first day of Falls Festival in Lorne. John Goodridge is on ground and brings us back these photos:

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day Two) – North Byron Parklands (21.07.18)

July 23, 2018

Saturday at Splendour saw Australian talent shine with Gang of Youths, Ocean Alley and Methyl Ethel putting on stomper sets, while the international visitors also turned out to play; CHVRCHES, Franz Ferdinand, Vampire Weekend in particular coming through with memorable sets of live music. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=60497] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original […]

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day Three) – North Byron Parklands (22.07.18)

July 23, 2018

The third and final day and night of this year’s Splendour in the Grass may have seen the arrival of Kendrick Lamar to the Byron stage, but make no mistake, the highlights were littered throughout Sunday’s program. From Hockey Dad and Tim Rogers rocking out together, to Yungblud‘s shredding spectacular and Ben Howard‘s majesty, Sunday at Splendour was one for the […]

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day One) – North Byron Parklands (20.07.18)

July 23, 2018

The first day and night of Splendour in the Grass set the bar impressively high, with the likes of Miguel, Khalid, Angus and Julia Stone, Henry Rollins and more all performing standout sets in the North Byron Parklands on Friday. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=60454] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The […]

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