thanes – strange harmony

  Adelaide three-piece THANES are mostly concerned with kosmische soundscapes put to motorik- machine rhythms using a combination of bass VI riffs that’d give Peter Hook night-sweats, drifting female vocals that range from the ethereal to the guttural, and a bank...
west thebarton brothel party

west thebarton brothel party

West Thebarton Brothel Party are no strangers to local or interstate music lovers, but to make sure more people see them, they are packing their bags and hitting the road for a run of shows to celebrate the release of their new single ‘Red Or White /...

world wild – hollywood

If you don’t know World Wild, then the video for their new single HOLLYWOOD is going to make your head explode, between touring and electrifying the stage with the likes of Client Liaison and Luke Million .. World Wild have been busy making art happen. Teaming...

auguste @ nexus arts

  Auguste are gearing up to launch their new single Siren Sounds at Nexus Arts on Friday 2 September … a tasty electropop treat, polished with the sweetest finishing touches from the legendary ~ Japanese Wallpaper ~ ! Join Auguste as they unveil this new...

best gigs 1 – 7 sept

  Swirl Records have been bringing us some pretty great shows lately, and this one is no different! Siamese, Druid Fluids and Terrapin are taking over The Hotel Metro on Saturday 3rd September. Make sure you get down and check out these great young talents that...

best gigs 30 june – 6 july

  Sleep Talk have just released their debut EP ‘GROWING PAINS’ and have celebrated by hopping in the van and heading out the road. Its time for us to party with them at The Bluebee Room on Saturday 2 July with Stepson, Vitals, Pasha Bulk and Siamese....

the bitter darlings @ the grace emily

  The Bitter Darlings have only been around for a little while, but we are hearing some good things about them. The band are currently holed up at Twin Earth Studios recording their debut EP, and to celebrate they are taking their Australiana/Country/Rock to the...

best gigs 23 – 29 june

  Vinyl is back in a big way… and rightly so. The sound, the feel, the artwork….. it all adds to the music experience. Hello Newman are releasing a new 7″ vinyl this Friday 24 June at The Hotel Metro with friends The Systemaddicts and The...

kaurna cronin @ grace emily hotel

  Kaurna Cronin is launching his latest single ‘Passion Parade’ at The Grace Emily Hotel on Sunday 19 June. Along for supports, Rowena Wise and Roderick will be making the trek from Melbourne for the night. Make sure you grab a ticket early, its bound...

best gigs 16 – 22 june

  It’ll be a post rock / instrumental night down at the Crown & Anchor on Saturday 18 June with Fourteen Nights At Sea and Bonnie Mercer coming over from Melbourne, with the amazing local support of Last Days Of Kali and So You Like Machines. Check out...

best gigs 9 – 15 june

    Jungle City are taking over the Ed Castle on Saturday 11 June to launch their new single “All I Need” with help from Young Offenders, Array and Siamese. Added bonus is that the first 50 people through the door get a free pint of Coopers. Head...

kitchen witch residency

  Kitchen Witch take over the Grace Emily Hotel in June to celebrate their latest EP ‘Back To The Mud’. Each week the band will perform their sludgy blues rock to a full house along with some of Adelaides best bands. Make sure you head along and check...

best gigs 2 – 8 june

  Summer Flake is back at the Hotel Metro for their Hello Friends LP Launch on Friday 3 June. Along for the fun will be Sweet Whirl, Sarah Mary Chadwick & The High Beamers. Head along for a great night. Gigs Gigs Gigs…   thursday 2 june Ancient...

flower party 2016

    Flower Party is upon us! Held every year at Queens Theatre to a sold out audience, you’ll be able to hear the sweet sounds of Jimmy & The Mirrors, Jesse Davidson, Surahn, Bearded Gypsy Band, Ollie English, Delia Obst & Sleepy Lizard on...

best gigs 19 – 25 may

  The Beards Farewell Tour hits Jive on Saturday 21-May. If you haven’t got tickets for this, then I’m afraid to say your beard radar has failed because its all but sold out! Onto the gigs… it’ll be a poster round up featuring some shows!...
may 13 – the villenettes

may 13 – the villenettes

After their killer launch at The Crown and Anchor, The Villenettes sit firmly at number one in the Three D Radio Top 20 + 1. The 7 inch release entitled ‘I Love You… But Rum Is Better’ is bound to be a Three D favourite as their release last year...

best gigs 5 – 11 may

Extended Family are celebrating their First Birthday this weekend, with a night of live music at the Crown & Anchor. Hightime, Foxtrot (VIC), Tiger Can Smile, Hyder Seek and Todd Fogarty are all playing, and for a small price of $10. Onto the gig guide..  ...
april 29 – summer flake

april 29 – summer flake

Summer Flake are sitting pretty at the top of the Three D Radio Top 20 + 1 Charts again this week. It looks like their infectious guitars and harmonies really have caught on! Make sure to check them out at the ‘Hello Friends’ tour when it hits The Metro...

best gigs 21 – 27 april

  Max Savage and his merry troupe of False Idols have recently finished their debut album ‘True Believers’ and are celebrating by throwing a release party on Sunday 24-April at Jive. The album abandons the Americana sensibilities of previous material,...

melt frank launch party

    Unless you have been living under a rock, the name Melt Frank should ring some bells. The masterminds behind Scumfest, as well as helping out with Blenheimfest, Proof Of Life and more, are finally having an official Launch Party at the Tuxedo Cat on...

best gigs 7 – 13 april

    The Baker Suite are taking over the Published Arthouse on Saturday 9 April to launch their latest album ‘Still Life’. Supporting are Ben Searcy Trio, with the added bonus of Cabaret seating, supper and bar set up for the evening! Onto the gig...

grenadiers – live fast, diabetes

Grenadiers dropped the new single ‘Live Fast, Diabetes’ at the start of February, at the same time announcing a national tour. At the end of February, they released the official video. Part Tarantino, part crime movie, part excess, the clip sees the band...

best gigs 17 – 23 mar

    A little while back, Grenadiers released a new single (with an incredible film clip) called ‘Live Fast, Diabetes’ – and now you have the chance to see it live at The Jade on Friday 18 March with Horror My Friend and Young Offenders...

womad 2016

  Its the end of Fringe, which means that its time again for WOMADelaide to take over the botanical gardens just outside of the city again for the long weekend! Running from Friday until Monday evening, the world music festival is bringing the goods; The Cat...
wasted wanderers

wasted wanderers

[fusion_text]Wasted Wanderers formed in early 2014 – from an impromptu jam on the stage at everyones favourite pub The Grace Emily at Billy Bobs BBQ Jam. Fast forward to 2016, the band have released an EP (Goddamn Anything) to a packed room at Jive, and done a...

best gigs 10 – 16 mar

  Bloodhounds On My Trail are heading over from Melbourne to celebrate the launch of their EP “Escape II” that was released last year to much acclaim. The shoegaze band will play The Hotel Metro on Saturday 12-Mar-2016 with locals Blush Response and...
frusic feature: crown & sceptre hotel

frusic feature: crown & sceptre hotel

The Crown & Sceptre Hotel has been hosting live music for a very long time, according to the staff, “before the dark times, before Bieber. Probably during the 1970s.” A hundred years before that, it was billed as “the only iconic South CBD Hotel” (note...
frusic feature: songs of neil young

frusic feature: songs of neil young

We love a good reprise! And a good dose of Neil Young. Luckily, the team behind ‘Helpless – The Songs of Neil Young’ returns after a successful 2015 season with a show filled with even more classic songs. The good folks behind ‘Elastico’,...
frusic feature: acoustic africa

frusic feature: acoustic africa

‘Mama Jambo’. Such fun words to say. The quirky warehouse cafe / music venue in the West End offers “tasty meals sourced from local produce with an African twist”, in which case it seems the ideal place for the Fringe show ‘Acoustic...
latest frusic features

latest frusic features

[fusion_text]Keeping up with all the Fringe Music?? So much to see and do. Check out some of our best loved live music venues & acts in the latest FRUSIC features.[/fusion_text][fullwidth backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=””...
latest frusic features

frusic feature: songs in key of tom waits

The Wheaty and Waits – now that’s a good combination! So are the artists involved in bringing their Fringe show to the Thebarton venue, “Beautiful Blue – Songs in the Key of Tom Waits”, including Nigel Wearne (VIC), Cal Williams Jr, Emily...
frusic feature: me n me mates

frusic feature: me n me mates

In a big coup for local trio Me ‘N’ Me Mates, they’ve got Aussie legend Ted Egan on board for their shows at Fringe – hot on the tail of their performances together at Tamworth earlier this year. Winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the...
frusic feature: crown & anchor hotel

frusic feature: crown & anchor hotel

The Crown and Anchor Hotel is ideally placed for Fringe madness, in the heart of the East End and mere steps away from the ‘hubs’. But it also holds its own throughout the year as one of Adelaide’s best and popular live music venues, a reputation it...
frusic feature: guitar multiverse

frusic feature: guitar multiverse

Guitarist Declan Zapala is having a good year. 2016 has seen him perform along side guitar legend John Williams at London’s Bush Hall, and saw the release of his debut album ‘Awakenings’ (String Theory Records UK) at the coveted Royal Albert Hall...
frusic feature: oriental flair

frusic feature: oriental flair

Tucked away behind the Town Hall is a charming little venue that plays host to The Garage International’s series of Fringe shows. Top of our list is “Oriental Flair”, performed by The School of Chinese Music, and led by outstanding eastern harp...
frusic feature: heartache & drum breaks

frusic feature: heartache & drum breaks

Not only has the captivating sound and visual experience that is Heartache & Drum Breaks wowed Fringe audiences – it’s obviously wowed the Fringe Awards panel too as it took home a Highly Commended Weekly Award. Tim Whitt’s world is one of weird...
frusic feature: grace emily hotel

frusic feature: grace emily hotel

Ahhhh, The Grace. This beloved hotel in the West End is an oasis of live music, great beer, fun crowds and no pretension. The Grace Emily Hotel has been active in the Adelaide Fringe for 10 years roughly, with steady growth in shows and audience. The last 5 years have...
frusic feature: kirbanu

frusic feature: kirbanu

After taking Europe by storm in 2015, Adelaide born artist Kirbanu is back down under to release her 2016 album Drifting and to perform at the Fringe. Kirbanu collects stories, weaving them into engaging songs that are brimming with heart and soul – then shares...
frusic feature: the jade

frusic feature: the jade

What you need to know about The Jade: it’s amazing!  (Actually, you knew that already…) Nestled nicely into a 150 year old heritage building, it is a performance space, bar & cafe, and has one of the most gorgeous ‘beer gardens’ in town. It...

best gigs 25 feb – 2 mar

The Port Rocks on Sunday 28-February looks like it’ll be a party like no other! Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll, Indie Rock and Folk acts in Heritage Pubs down in Port Adelaide, followed by a cruise on the Dolphin Explorer where you’ll see The Timbers,...
frusic feature: phia

frusic feature: phia

Living in Berlin for 4 years sounds pretty darn good… Melbourne born artist PHIA thinks so, and is finally returning to Oz for some shows after writing and performing all over Europe. In Adelaide for the Fringe, she has several shows at the Grace Emily, where...

paper arms @ the jade

  Paper Arms have been around the music scene since 2008, and have fit an amazing amount of things into their career; National tours, European tours, Festivals and more…. But all good things must come to an end… so with that in mind head down to The...
frusic feature: arkaba

frusic feature: arkaba

Fringin’ in the ‘burbs? You need to head to the “Top of the Ark.”  At only 5 minutes from the CBD, The Arkaba Hotel  a convenient eastern mini ‘hub’ for the festival. Bonus: free parking and all day dining til 10pm! This Fringe...
frusic feature: dave sattout

frusic feature: dave sattout

Singer/songwriter, Guitarist, percussionist, composer, advertiser, lawyer, drinker, ranter. Quite a lot of titles for one man, but Dave Sattout handles them all with deftness. The Sydney based muso journeys west for Adelaide Fringe, bringing along his dextrous guitar...
frusic feature: rachael leahcar

frusic feature: rachael leahcar

For her first ever Fringe show, Adelaide vocalist Racheal Leahcar brings the best of her collection to the Salisbury Secret Garden along with good mate Kylie Brice. It’s also a day before The Voice finalist’s 22nd birthday! A legally blind...

pilotfest 2016

  Pilot Records burst onto the scene in 2012, helping some of Adelaide’s underground bands gain exposure through a number of ways; most notably is putting together some of the best parties we have seen in the form of “Pilotfest” and the...

best gigs 18 – 24 feb

  Bumper Gig Guide this week! Of course we have a heap of FRUSIC picks for the week ahead, and our top picks are highlighted with a  so make sure you get along to all of them! One of those special shows is happening Saturday 20 February at Jive. Backed by an...
frusic feature: jive

frusic feature: jive

Jive is a west end institution, and a home for live music since 2003. Originally opened as a Gentlemen’s Club called The Baygonue in the late 1950s, the building was also well known as La Belle in the ’70s. It was very popular as Toucan Tou in the ’80s,...
frusic feature: tripfest

frusic feature: tripfest

Another fest within the fest! South Australia gets its first Psychedelic/Stoner Festival this year with ‘TripFest’ at The Gov, Sat 27 Feb. Brought to you by Gravy Train Promotions, it boasts a lineup of some of our best loved psychedelic acts in the scene,...
frusic feature: fiddle chicks

frusic feature: fiddle chicks

In one of the most unusual settings for a Fringe performance, you’ll find The Fiddle Chicks at the Adelaide Planetarium for their show “Don’t Worry About Brucie”. The gals have played there before a few times, where their virtuosity and a...
music wanted for kixx

music wanted for kixx

Adelaide has a new digital radio station! KIXX Radio® promises less talk and more MUSIC, and they want to showcase SA music. At 7pm weeknights, the program ‪KixxStart‬ has all the best local ‪South Australia‬n tunes, and throughout the week you’ll also hear the...
frusic feature: folk sessions

frusic feature: folk sessions

“One show only!” Now that better motivate you to get on over to Fringetix quicksmart. Folk Sessions with Luke Marshall & Luke Hueppauff is bound to be a delightful and intimate performance at the Grace Emily Hotel, featuring original songs about...
frusic feature: the port rocks

frusic feature: the port rocks

It’s a Fest within a Festival. “The Port Rocks” is on the last Sunday in February in Port Adelaide, bringing you live music in heritage pubs AND a dolphin sanctuary cruise!! On 28 February, the Port has it all. It’s got Rockabilly, it’s...
frusic feature: the marina

frusic feature: the marina

“Yacht Rock.” Yes, it is a thing. A popular thing… the Fringe show featuring this ‘genre’ of music has a reputation for selling out! A creation of Adelaide’s indie act Doctor DeSoto, frontman Mikey Green confesses their show...

jungle city @ the crown and anchor

    Adelaide Fringe is descending on our fair city – but that doesn’t mean that live music doesn’t stop! We have the FRUSIC program in full swing, and there are a few Opening Night parties to know about! Our pick of the night is Jungle City...

best gigs 11-17 feb

  Sydneysiders Mope City have recently released a new album “Petri Dish”, and they are celebrating the launch with a national tour. They’ll  be bringing their alternative-indie-pop to The Metro Hotel on Saturday 13 Feb with locals Wireheads, Vic...
frusic is launched

frusic is launched

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frusic feature: counterpoint

frusic feature: counterpoint

 “Counterpoint” is the latest creation from the musician / visual artist collective, “We As Art, We As Artists”, who have been coming up with unique presentations for Fringe since 2012. Sparked by an idea from Adelaide singer/songwriter Mary...
frusic feature: wheatsheaf

frusic feature: wheatsheaf

If you’re a fan of quality music with a leaning towards alt. country, indie folk, singer/songwriter, acoustic, and a touch of indie rock, chances are you’ve been to The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Thebarton. Just outside the CBD, “The Wheaty” is a no...
frusic feature: la boheme

frusic feature: la boheme

From a tobacconist to the home of cabaret, La Boheme has a long history in Grote Street. Charles Edward Tunney’s tobacco store nearly had an 100 year run, starting in 1910 and enduring as a family business right up until 2004. In 2005 it opened by the Boylon...
frusic feature: mercenary promotions

frusic feature: mercenary promotions

Want punk rock? Mercenary Promotions have you covered in the Adelaide Fringe with multi-band shows of local lineups, including an all ages show at the Duke of York. This gig will be the first ever Fringe Fest appearance by indie rock funksters Six-1-Six, along with...
frusic feature: boomstars 4kids

frusic feature: boomstars 4kids

Adelaide Fringe has something for everyone, and the music program* hasn’t forgotten the youngest fans out there – Boomstars have a funky and fun interactive show for young families that will give the Wiggles a run (or wiggle?) for their money! Last year...

yung gemmy – cutest in the game

  Yung Gemmy recently dropped one the best clips we have seen in a while. The song, titled “Cutest In The Game” is a electro-pop gem, with a very K-Pop influenced style of video. Colours, cartoons, flashing signs, dancing and more… have a look...

laneway @ harts mill

  Friday 5 February sees St Jeromes Laneway Festival take over Harts Mill down at Port Adelaide. For its 3nd year at the site, the lineup includes a who’s who of local and international acts. Special mention to the Triple JJJ Unearthed winners The Hard...