The Gov

Live Review: Killing Heidi + Iluka + Eliza and The Delusionals – The Gov, Adelaide (03.06.17)

June 5, 2017

It’s a little difficult to accept that at 33 I’m attending nostalgia concerts. But in Adelaide on Saturday evening that’s what I did as Ella and Jesse Hooper made sure that Heidi was, in fact, dead. That said, this was never going to be a nostalgia show. And let me be clear, this was nothing […]

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Review: Kylie Auldist & Aaradhna dole out double lesson in powerful, soulful vocals in Adelaide

November 7, 2016

The Gov hosted two of my favourite vocalists on a Thursday night that deserved way more people in attendance. Set up cabaret style, the intimate crowd gathered for Kylie Auldist and Aaradhna got one impressive show that would ultimately have a dance party happening but for everyone else who stayed in or remained unaware that this show was even […]

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Live Review: Horrorshow + B Wise – The Gov, Adelaide (23.10.16)

October 26, 2016

Horrorshow have always been welcomed with open arms by their loyal Adelaide crowd and it was no different this time around, with a whole lot of familiar faces flocking to The Gov despite it being a chilly Sunday night. It might have something to do with the fact that it’s been a minute since Horrorshow were […]

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Live Review: Dope Lemon + Jesse Davidson – The Gov, Adelaide (22.10.16)

October 24, 2016

Angus Stone‘s latest project Dope Lemon hit The Gov on Saturday night, enveloping a packed-out crowd with laidback psych-folk vibes. The first album, Honey Bones, is the driving force of the tour, with the third single “Coyote” having been released to coincide with the announcement of the national dates. Adelaide local Jesse Davidson was first up, charming the growing crowd […]

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Live Review: The Jezabels + Ali Barter – The Gov, Adelaide (19.10.16)

October 20, 2016

The Jezabels‘ latest record SYNTHIA struck a chord early on, I remember. It had, admittedly, been a little while since I had revisited the Sydney band’s music (The Brink had a few striking moments, but wasn’t quite my bag), but this was an album that completely drew me back into the fold. There’s always been an unabashed sense […]

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Live Review: Paul Dempsey + Olympia – The Gov, Adelaide (25.08.16)

August 29, 2016

On a Thursday night, The Gov fills out comfortably to await the return of Paul Dempsey to his beloved Kingdom. The air is chilly, but the vibe on the inside of the popular venue remains warm and inviting. It’s been a little while since the Australian favourite has been to Adelaide in this capacity and with […]

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Live Review: Art vs. Science + KLP – The Gov, Adelaide (04.03.16)

March 7, 2016

It’s been a minute or two since Adelaide fans have had an Art vs. Science show roll through town and to be brutally honest, I was a little worried about how it would fare when I arrived at The Gov on Friday night. KLP was a few minutes off emerging for her support set and the amount of […]

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Bad//Dreems, The Gov & more win SA categories of the AU Live Music Awards!

December 9, 2015

The State winners of the 2nd AU Live Music Awards are being rolled out over today and this evening, at the official event being held in Sydney at the Oxford Art Factory Gallery. This afternoon, Radio Adelaide announced the winners of the four South Australian categories including Band of the Year, Voice of the Year, […]

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Live Review: Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders + Ben Salter – The Gov, Adelaide (03.12.15)

December 7, 2015

There have been few performers I’ve seen this year who have made an impact in the way Marlon Williams has. His show at The Gov on Thursday night marked only the second time I’ve seen him perform but still, I felt like I was witnessing his talent for the first time – there’s so much […]

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Live Review: The Paper Kites + Patrick James – The Gov, Adelaide (15.10.15)

October 19, 2015

Thursday October 15th at The Gov, in Adelaide, was the first show of The Paper Kites’ Twelvefour Australian tour, supported by Patrick James. It was also one of the early very hot days of spring. The beer garden of The Gov felt tropical, almost pre-cyclonic, the palm trees streaming in the hot, humid breeze. It’s […]

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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: 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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Live Review: Regurgitator + Disasteradio + Boys Boys Boys + The Bottle Rockets – The Gov, Adelaide (31.08.11)

August 31, 2011

It was just bad luck that the night I was set to see Brisbane Oz music princes, Regurgitator play the Gov was the same night I chose to eat some bad chinese.The irony was not lost on me, as I took a seat in the dimly lit and still sparsely populated venue, determined not to […]

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Live Review: Dan Sultan + Alexander Gow – The Gov, Adelaide (21.07.11)

July 24, 2011

After having taken some time away from music, Dan Sultan was back in Adelaide performing over two nights, with Oh Mercy’s Alexander Gow. Sultan’s popularity is such that Thursday night’s gig sold out and a second show was added. These shows were more of a double bill, than a traditional support and main act gig, […]

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Live Review: Joan as Police Woman + Leeroy Lee – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide (07.06.11)

June 8, 2011

It’s always interesting when you get to see a performer for a second or third time. Tonight was my second chance to spend the evening in the company of Joan As Police Woman, the first having been on her last Australian tour: a gig that was standing room only at Jive, while she was touring […]

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