Author: John Goodridge

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: DZ Deathrays + Burnside Mums + Stabitha and the Knifey Wifeys – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide (16.02.19)

February 18, 2019

DZ Deathrays tore up the newly renovated Lion Arts Factory with some hard hitting performances from Adelaide bands Burnside Mums and Stabitha and the Knifey Wifeys. John Goodridge was there to bring these shots

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival (Day 4) ft Bishop Briggs, TOTO, Catfish and the Bottlemen & more – Lorne (31.12.18)

January 2, 2019

The final day of the Lorne Falls Festival heralded in the New Year with an energetic performance by Catfish and the Bottlemen. During the day Odette entranced with beautiful tunes, Bishop Briggs snarled and prowled and there was a huge sing-a-long with Toto‘s perennial hit song “Africa”. John Goodridge was there for the AU Review […]

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival (Day 3) ft Hilltop Hoods, Cub Sport and more – Lorne (30.12.18)

January 1, 2019

The third day of Falls Festival at Lorne ramped up the energy even more with plenty of home grown talent, including Ruel, Amy Shark, Jack River and culminating in crowd favorites Hilltop Hoods. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture these snaps    

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival (Day 2) ft Anderson .Paak First Aid Kit and more – Lorne (29.12.18)

December 30, 2018

The second day of the Lorne Falls Festival was a beautiful day starting with the traditional Welcome to Country before launching into raucous sets by Amyl and the Sniffers,  West Thebarton and Slowly Slowly. Briggs, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and First Aid Kit all put on great performances on the Valley Stage. Anderson […]

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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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The 7 best moments from day two of Splendour belong to the Aussies: Gang of Youths, Amy Shark and more

July 22, 2018

Vampire Weekend may have been the headliners of night two, playing their first festival in four years and their first Australian show in five, but it was a day that belonged to the local acts – with Gang of Youths attracting what was undoubtedly the biggest crowd of the day, and other acts like Amy […]

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From Lorde’s wardrobe malfunction to The Wiggles: The 7 Best Moments from day one at Splendour in the Grass 2018

July 21, 2018

The first day of Splendour 2018 in Byron Bay delivered plenty of highlights – here, we count down just seven of the best moments… 7. DMA’s ask the crowd if they believe… In getting an absolutely rammed amphitheatre to sing along to Cher’s “Believe”, which the Sydney trio did for Like a Version (though never […]

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Interview: Motez chats about his latest EP, Late Thoughts

July 9, 2018

Off the back of achieving ARIA Gold on his charismatic 2017 record “The Future” featuring Antony & Cleopatra, with upwards of a staggering 10 million online streams, Adelaide producer Motez has released his first new music of the year, the Late Thoughts EP. Motez chats to the AU Review about touring and making the EP. How’s […]

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Adelaide Fringe Photos: Head First Acrobats stir up an Elixir at Gluttony

March 26, 2018

The trio from Head First Acrobats, Tom, Cal and Rohan were back for a funny and sexy show of skill and acrobatics in their show Elixir which played to full houses at the Adelaide Fringe. [print_gllr id=11932] For more details about the show, which played at Gluttony during the Fringe, head HERE. ———- This content […]

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Adelaide Fringe Photos: Katie Reddin-Clancy plays Grace at the Tuxedo Cat

March 25, 2018

A highlight of this year’s Adelaide Fringe was Grace. The show starred British comedian Katie Reddin-Clancy who presented a solo stand up comedy about Alfie, who steps out on stage as Zora. There are costume changes galore as all personalities from the world of show biz make their way on stage. A fast-paced but bittersweet comedy that […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Aphrodite and the Invisible Consumer Gods turns the spotlight on objectifiction with boldness and humour

March 8, 2018

Aphrodite is the Goddess of Love and Beauty and was born from the foam in the waters of Paphos, on the island of Cyprus. She supposedly arose from the foam when the Titan Cronus slew his father Uranus and threw his genitals into the sea. How does this tie in with a play about consumer […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: #nofilter Fair at Carclew brings the community together in North Adelaide

March 7, 2018

Carclew has been a youth arts hub for young adults for many years and offers a range of opportunities for the under 26. The #nofilter Fair and open day was a way to showcase some of the arts on offer, including visual arts and music with Emma Rowe releasing a new single and video. Headspace […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: The Naked Magicians expertly deliver exactly as advertised

March 5, 2018

The Naked Magicians are just exactly as you would expect – two guys who strip down and perform magic tricks to a mostly female audience. This is no place for a guy’s night out, but there are probably plenty of “girl’s nights” in the audience. Endlessly touring Australia, the pair just wrapped up a run […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: jden redden truly is The Expert at the Card Table

February 27, 2018

Usually a magician likes to keep his tricks a secret for obvious reasons. But jden redden is no ordinary magician. Part of the Adelaide Fringe, over the course of an hour, jden performs card tricks and then explains how they are performed. The audience is led upstairs at La Boheme Theatre and sits around a […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Ferrari – Unlimited Kilometres at the Kentish Wine Shed

February 26, 2018

Jane Ferrari (normally known as just “Ferrari”) spent 30 years in the Australian wine industry, brand building and promoting wine both locally and abroad. Her show Unlimited Kilometres is a tribute to the people and places she’s met and been to along the way. Opening night at the Kentish Wine Shed was filled to the […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Aphrodite’s Voodoo – Royal Croquet Club

February 23, 2018

Aphrodite’s Voodoo showcases chanteuse Jennifer DeGrassi with her live band and some special guests. Set in the beautiful Royal Croquet Club on the northern banks of the River Torrens, the Plaza Parlour tent is an intimate Bedouin style space that is perfect for the dark and mysterious journey to come. The voice of Anais Nin […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: The Talents of Darkness – Tandanya Arts Cafe

February 21, 2018

The Talents of Darkness is billed as an “unforgettable experience of the unusual” and it lives up to that name. Hosted by drag queen Bebe Tricx, the show is a collection of short acts from five diverse performers. Bebe Tricx begins by inviting an audience member on stage to break a light globe and then […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Tom Flanagan in Kaput – Garden of Unearthly Delights

February 19, 2018

A word of warning; if you have a phobia or are allergic to pop corn then Tom Flanagan’s show Kaput is not for you. For everyone else though, read on. Kaput is a show in the mold of the ageless slap-stick style, from comics such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton to more modern day […]

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Sneak a peek in the Garden of Unearthly Delights at the Adelaide Fringe

February 16, 2018

Thursday night marked Grand Opening Night at the Garden of Unearthly Delights with free performances, fireworks and much excitement. The newly installed venue known as The Box showcased  a selection of  artists from The Fun House, magician Kevin Quantum and New York ska trio Too Many Zooz among many others. Let the Adelaide Fringe begin. […]

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Album Review: Above and Beyond – Common Ground (2018 LP)

February 13, 2018

If you’re looking for the perfect cruisy soundtrack for your summer beach party the latest release from Above and Beyond could be just for you. The English based EDM group is already making waves on the charts within days of their latest release, Common Ground. The list of nominations and awards that they have amassed […]

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Review: A Very Kransky Christmas has the audience in (festive) stitches

December 18, 2017

The Kransky Sisters have set out on a national Christmas tour from their hometown in Esk, Queensland, to share their memories of Christmases past. Before the sisters arrive, the audience is treated to an intriguing slide show of their adventures to date, featuring the big Koala and the big potato amongst other charming places. Eve, […]

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Review: Club Swizzle sizzles and entertains at Space Theatre in Adelaide

December 18, 2017

Amongst the rubble of the Festival Theatre, buried deep in the Space Theatre, Club Swizzle is a welcome distraction to the outside world. Transformed into a burlesque bar, the atmosphere hits long before the show even begins. Waiters wander and the MC, Reuben Kaye mingles and greets the guests as they take their seats. The […]

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Feast Festival Review: Brodie John bares his soul in Burlesque by Force at Nexus Arts in Adelaide

November 17, 2017

On the same day that Australia voted “yes” to marriage equality, Brodie John presented his brave and personal account of childhood sexual abuse. Dressed in drag and playing to an imaginary audience side stage, we are plunged into an intimate moment of rapture with Brodie as he takes his final bow. He then begins the […]

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Exploring the Riverina area of NSW during the Deni Ute Muster

October 25, 2017

The Deni Ute Muster has been a regular drawcard for car enthusiasts for almost twenty years. With a range of activities including car demonstrations, a rodeo challenge, plenty of live music, helicopter joy rides, food, drink and sideshows, there is plenty to keep the whole family amused. Deni is also host to the Rhythm, Blues […]

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Album Review: Purple Disco Machine – Soulmatic (2017 LP)

October 20, 2017

German producer Purple Disco Machine has released his debut studio album Soulmatic and it’s as full of funk and soul as can be. After working with Jamiroquai and Gorillaz, the influences are clear. The 13-track album starts with “Music in You” featuring Lorenz Rhode and is packed full of vintage disco vibes and that 70’s funk […]

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Interview: Eddie Berman (USA) on the release of his latest album, Before the Bridge

October 17, 2017

North American roots artist Eddie Berman has just released his latest album Before the Bridge and John Goodridge had a chat to him about the making of the album. It’s been a pretty busy year for you with releasing an album, having a baby and moving house, how have you managed it all? I actually […]

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