Thebarton Theatre

Live Review: The Presets shake Thebarton Theatre to its foundations with Adelaide’s HI VIZ stop

June 20, 2018

Friday night served as the perfect backdrop for The Presets’ travelling house party Adelaide visit to put their tools down for a night of sweaty beats and purposeful party anthems. Preceding Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes’ on-stage antics was the eclectic synth-pop duo Kult Kyss, swaying through their set highlighted by a great cover of […]

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Review: Birds of Tokyo bring fiery new sound back to Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre

November 22, 2016

The first time I remember seeing Birds of Tokyo headline a show in Adelaide was back in…2011, I want to say. Ian Berney hadn’t been in the band long and their self-titled, third album was celebrating Platinum status. Since then, my relationship with the band and their music has come and gone in waves. The band I first remember […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: Sufjan Stevens + NGAIIRE – Thebarton Theatre (29.02.16)

March 2, 2016

Okay, so if you’ve been keeping tabs on Sufjan Stevens‘ recent Australian shows, you’ll have gotten the inkling that they have been all-in, emotional affairs. Of course, it’s to be expected of Sufjan, that his music presents such delicately evocative narratives and especially with his latest album Carrie & Lowell, there’s some intensely personal stories to be […]

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Live Review: The 1975 + The Japanese House – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (21.01.16)

January 24, 2016

Announcing their tour for early 2016, The 1975 frontman Matty Healy claimed “only the most dedicated [fans] will get a ticket”. After seeing their sold-out show on Thursday night, I agree with him – there was a line stretching long into the street hours before the gig started, with some people arriving at 6am to […]

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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: 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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