Author: John Goodridge

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Photo Gallery: TUNGUSKA 2021 – Psychedelic and Post-Rock Festival – The Gov, Adelaide (27.03.21)

March 30, 2021

Tunguska 2021 brought a new line-up of sound artists to create and share healing waves in the beautiful space that is Adelaide’s The Gov. Presenting a collection of psychedelic sounds to lull you into the abyss, post-rock for space to experience these great energetic waves of sound, shoegaze delivering ethereal and shocking elements, inducing experimental […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Daniel Muggleton is so much more than Mr White Guy

March 15, 2021

Daniel Muggleton leaps out onto the stage at Adelaide Fringe, both noticeable and memorable for his bright red tracksuit. A fine fashion choice? Probably not, but if you Google “tracksuit comedian”, he is on the top of the list. So, it’s perhaps a wise one. The venue (Gluttony‘s Piglet) is probably not the best available […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Barbaroi is a fast paced action show

March 15, 2021

A lone wanderer stumbles amongst a crew of meta-human misfits in a dystopian world, industrial, cyberpunk in the not-too-distant future. This is the Barbaroi and this is her initiation. The stage is stripped, stark, future industrial and feels like a movie set. A driving contemporary musical backdrop includes artists such as NIN, Radiohead and early […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Confessions of a Fake-Fake Psychic exposes magical secrets

March 15, 2021

As the audience assembles in the foyer of the Mill, yellow envelopes are handed out. The instructions are to write a question for the Fake-Fake Psychic and seal them within the envelope. We place them in a glass bowl near the stage as we enter. A statement is projected up on the screen. Words are […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Hugh Sheridan’s HUGHMAN hits the right notes

March 15, 2021

The open-air MOA mini stadium at the rear of Gluttony was literally packed to the rafters. A dedicated crowd of followers of Hugh Sheridan were there to watch him strut his stuff in HUGHMAN. Bursting onstage, Sheridan soon spotted a Crows-guernsey-wearing man and pulled him on stage. Surprise. He’s one of the plethora of dancers […]

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Yas Queen

Adelaide Fringe Review: Yas Queen belts out the show tunes in Leather Lungs

March 11, 2021

My closing memory of Yas Queen is a rousing rendition of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” with the audience standing and cheering a stunning performance. The journey along the way was a roller coaster ride of emotion. The opening number was also strong, but a number of factors threatened to derail the show. There was the […]

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Makarrata Live

Photo Gallery WOMADelaide Day 4, feat Midnight Oil and First Nations collaborators: Makarrata Live

March 11, 2021

Day four of the WOMADelaide festival opened with Adelaide duo, Siberian Tiger. Their soulful and heartfelt tunes were a beautiful accompaniment to a sunny afternoon. The Teskey Brothers hit the stage next. The brothers have built quite a following from their festival appearances over the years and were a popular addition to the lineup. There […]

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Tash Sultana

Photo Gallery: WOMADelaide 2021 Day 3 – Feat. Tash Sultana, Kaiit and Miiesha

March 10, 2021

Tash Sultana finished off day three of WOMADelaide in typical brash style. Sultana has a certain way of cajoling, enticing and threatening sounds from their plethora of instruments. They are surrounded by these instruments but is in no way confined by them. As they soar and float around the stage, they set each one off […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: 3 Course Comedy serves up the laughs

March 9, 2021

To say that it’s been a difficult time for the arts industry over the last year is an understatement. The Adelaide Fringe was one of the last events held in 2020 before Coronavirus hit and is now back in a far reduced capacity and social distance friendly way. Which doesn’t mean that everything is smooth […]

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Midnight Oil

Photo Gallery: WOMADelaide Day 2 with Midnight Oil, Vika and Linda, and MRLN x RKM

March 9, 2021

By the second day of Womadelaide, a certain peace and harmony had developed in the crowd. COVID precautions were understood and the mad rush to see everything had changed into a more relaxed atmosphere. Not that this stopped newcomer indigenous rappers MRLN x RKM whipping up some energy onstage. Marlon Motlop (AKA MRLN) was born […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Reuben Kaye leads us down his Kaye Hole

March 8, 2021

Reuben Kaye is no stranger to Adelaide audiences. He is entertained and delighted us over several festivals and fringes. As emcee tonight, Kaye invites us down his late-night Kaye Hole with a group of fellow performers. The Kaye Hole is a safe place, except if you’re a straight heterosexual man who, for once, find themselves […]

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Lior, Nigel Westlake and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Photo Gallery: WOMADelaide Day 1 with Archie Roach, Sarah Blasko & Lior and the ASO

March 8, 2021

The scaled-down COVID-safe Womadelaide still had plenty of the charm and community that we expect from this annual world music festival. Jamie Goldsmith presented a welcome to country and explained the meanings of the traditional greetings and names. King Rodney Park was named after a Kuarna elder. Womad opened with seasoned performer Archie Roach, who […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Paul McDermott and his PLUS ONE serve up some hilarious home truths

March 8, 2021

You may remember Paul McDermott from our television screens back in the eighties as one of the Doug Anthony All Stars. He’s not as stunningly attractive these days, but with his new bearded look, one could say that he’s still got a certain appeal – to other men with beards, perhaps. Forty years of entertaining […]

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Adults Only Magic Show

Adelaide Fringe Review: The Showmen’s Adults Only Magic Show entertains and delights

March 4, 2021

Magic duo Sam & Justin (known as The Showmen) present the Adult Only Magic Show at Gluttony. The show is marketed as an incredible array of hilariously raucous comedy, mind-bending illusions and stunningly dangerous stunts. The fast-paced show has plenty of audience participation with free drink cards for those helping on stage. Not that many […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: DIRT exposes the dark side of Russia’s gay rights

March 2, 2021

DIRT is the story of an Australian tourist, played by Will King, travelling in Moscow who hooks up with the local tour guide (Patrick Livesey). The romantic interplay between the two evolves over the course of the performance, but each has a hidden story that gradually unfolds. The play is set in contemporary Russia and […]

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Don't Feed The Ducks

Adelaide Fringe Review: Amy Hetherington on why not to feed the ducks

March 1, 2021

Amy Hetherington’s one-person stand-up show Don’t Feed The Ducks is a little of a misnomer. If you are expecting an hour of duck jokes, you’d be disappointed. There are duck jokes. But, there’s also a whole lot more to the show. From the moment that the audience are squeezed into the broom-cupboard sized Hell’s Kitchen at […]

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Photo Gallery: USER + The Howling Fog + The Condos + Visitors – Jive, Adelaide (05.02.21)

February 7, 2021

DARK TRANSMISSIONS: psyched-out Shoegaze, Post-Punk, Synth and Noise taking you on a hazy and hypnotic Ride. Melbourne band USER made the trip over to join local Adelaide bands The Howling Fog, The Condos and Visitors. John Goodridge was there and brings us these photos from the night.

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Rouge

Adelaide Fringe Review: Rouge is a fun and sexy celebration

March 16, 2020

There was a good crowd in the Magic Mirror Spiegeltent for the final weekend performance of Rouge. Despite the increasing talk of COVID-19 in the press, audiences remained undaunted and expectant. The tent has a circular stage in the centre, with good views all round. The high fabric and glass covered walls gave the space […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Shark Heist is a wild and crazy trip – Rhino Room (10.03.20)

March 14, 2020

As the audience is shepherded into the tiny downstairs Hell Fire space in the Rhino Room venue, they are greeted by a bearded man wearing nothing but a pair of white briefs. Smiling and friendly, he welcomes everyone with open arms. This is going to be a very intimate performance. Cam Venn explains the show […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Dystopia is the original Heavy Metal Circus-Opera (07.03.20)

March 9, 2020

Dystopia is a dark fantastical production set in a post-apocalyptic future Earth. The opening screen shows a static montage of bomber planes, skulls, wartime destruction. This sets the scene for the performance to come. The audience catches glimpses of the characters, an elfin ballerina, a doll, lone guitarist, a zombie troupe and more. The lone […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Bleach is a darkly humorous one man play – Mercure Grosvenor Hotel (05.03.20)

March 9, 2020

From the moment he swaggers into the room, you can tell Tyler Everett (played by Tom Crotty) is going to own the audience. Making eye contact, he begins his story of sex, violence and city living. Dressed in a black leather jacket, white t-shirt and designer stubble, with a backpack slung over his shoulder he […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Rip, Drag and Ruminate showcases final year dancers – Adelaide College of the Arts (28.02.20)

March 4, 2020

Rip, Drag and Ruminate is a collection of short works from the Adelaide College of the Arts 3rd Year Dancers. Six pieces were presented. The opening sequence by Isobel Stolinski, “To Whom it May Concern”, dealt with art censorship and scrutiny. The Acid Arab soundtrack helped to create an uplifting message which contrasted with the […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Tokyo Jet Daze: A Japanese Punk Weekender – RCC (28.02.20)

March 4, 2020

Level 5 of the RCC played host to an insane collection of classic Japanese punk rock last week. Friday night saw the Jet Boys joined by a last minute addition to the Fringe, the 5,6,7,8’s, consisting of Sachiko and Yoshiko “Ronnie” Fujiyama, two sisters from Tokyo, for Tokyo Jet Daze Opening the night early were Adelaide […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Lydia Lunch does Retrovirus – RCC LVL5 (27.02.20)

March 2, 2020

Level five of the RCC is effectively the old Adelaide Uni Bar. There are still the same issues if you walk up the wrong stairs. You go straight past security ending up at the back of the venue only to get told to walk back down and go up the other stairs. Despite advertising opening […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Jennifer Liston tells a fascinating story of Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen – The Gilbert Street Hotel

February 26, 2020

  Grace O’Malley (Gráinne Mhaol), was a powerful seafaring chieftain in 16th-century Ireland who commanded 200 men at sea, and met with Queen Elizabeth I. Curiously, she is not readily found in history books, so Jennifer Liston has bought her story to life, using original poems, songs and music. The upstairs room in the Gilbert […]

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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, KuÄŤka, 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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