luke carlino single

luke carlino single

making maps ft. joel braithwaite ***** I know Luke Carlino as a live solo performer who combines a sweet soulful voice with acoustic guitar and imaginative use of loop pedals to produce sparse but eloquent tunes. ‘Making Maps’ takes these ingredients and...
kaurna cronin

kaurna cronin

  He’s the man on everybody’s lips. You may know Kaurna Cronin from his performances as a wonderful folk-solo artist who’s got a little bit of acts such as Ryan Adams, and Neil Young in his music. Cronin has just released his acclaimed album...
urtekk ep

urtekk ep

dm-3 ****1/2   Adelaide is full of unique music, and quartet Urtekk are living proof of this. They’ve been kicking around our city for a while, playing big shows such as WOMADelaide, PilotFest and Blenheim music festival, as well as just generally turning heads...
koral & the goodbye horses ep

koral & the goodbye horses ep

nocturnes ****1/2   There is a lot to be said for this debut EP by Koral & The Goodbye Horses, and all of it is good. Very good, in fact. This applies to not just the music itself, but the thought that has been applied to its presentation, down to the way the...
nakatomi

nakatomi

Music SA welcomes electronic pop act Nakatomi to its South Australian Artist Directory. Comprised of local music veterans Emily Smart and Hamish Cox, the duo has been holed up for 12 months writing and creating their new sound, which has been quickly embraced by...
coves – “could’ve, would’ve”

coves – “could’ve, would’ve”

If Melodic Hardcore is your thing, then you need to see Coves’ new video for hard-hitting track “Could’ve, Would’ve”, launched January 2015. Men of few words, they let the music – and vision – speak for itself. The single was...
emirates offers artist opp

emirates offers artist opp

The Adelaide Festival has partnered with Emirates Airline to offer two South Australian artists in the early stages of their career an opportunity to fly to an Emirates destination for a professional development experience. In this sense, ‘artist’ can...
best gigs 26 feb – 4 mar 15

best gigs 26 feb – 4 mar 15

Orientation Week at Flinders Uni comes to a close with a huge party, featuring big name-acts SAFIA and THE GRISWOLDS, as well as locals TINK and DJ BOTTLEROCKETS. They’re also promising a nice little surprise. What will it be? Only one way to find out…...
big daddy’s discotheque lp

big daddy’s discotheque lp

welcome to las vegas **** Listening to Big Daddy’s Discotheque’s new album took me back in time to the 1980s, an era this band is clearly influenced by, and to be honest, it was a refreshing change to hear a different musical style instead of today’s electronic...
garden sessions – free in bandstand

garden sessions – free in bandstand

Everyone loves The Garden of Unearthly Delights, yes? Here’s another reason why: The Garden Sessions return every Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm at the Bandstand, with FREE live music by homegrown talent. Brought to you by APRA AMCOS, Arts SA, and The Garden, in the...
undermine single

undermine single

superhero ***1/2 4 piece rock outfit Undermine released their debut self-titled CD in 2012, with an impressive pedigree in production. It was recorded in Brisbane at Ultrasonic Studios, produced by Grammy nominated Brandon Friesen (Nickelback, Sum 41) and mixed in Los...
thursdays friend ep

thursdays friend ep

better than nothing *** There must be something in the water down the South coast that produces so many rock/punk bands, with 4 piece Thursdays Friend being no exception. This hard rocking outfit comprising Dylan Jones on vocals & rhythm guitar, Luke Nanasi lead...
gigs 19 feb – 25 feb 15

gigs 19 feb – 25 feb 15

FEATURED GIG: Party crew fourwords return to Arcade Lane for the 2015 Fringe season, this time teaming up with the YOUNG MUSCLE collective to produce a series of shows in “a tropical laneway paradise”. PACIFICANA kicks off this weekend, with FLAMINGO...
Bands on Track Artists 2015

Bands on Track Artists 2015

Congratulations to the six South Australian acts who have been selected from more than 100 applications to showcase their live performance on the Clipsal 500 Adelaide concert stage with some of Australia’s best live artists from 27 February 2015. Read the official...
sa musicians live the race!

sa musicians live the race!

Music SA is pleased to announce that six South Australian acts have been selected from more than 100 applications to showcase their live performance on the Clipsal 500 Adelaide concert stage with some of Australia’s best live artists from 27 February 2015. On top of...
gigs 12 feb – 18 feb 15

gigs 12 feb – 18 feb 15

FEATURED GIG: Feature Album on triple j, 99.9/100 album review on killyourstereo.com, a national tour almost over. Punk Rockers GRENADIERS have had a wild ride since the release of their second album, Summer. Celebrate with them at the hometown launch at the Crown...
grenadiers @ crown & anchor

grenadiers @ crown & anchor

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apra songwriter speaks with archie roach

apra songwriter speaks with archie roach

One of Australia’s most treasured songwriters Archie Roach will be the guest of honour at the next APRA AMCOS “Songwriter Speaks” edition. At this free event open to APRA AMCOS Members, Archie will discuss his history, influences and share some of...
strange new folk ep

strange new folk ep

self titled *** If you’re a lover of Folk/Jazz music, then you’ve just got to check out these guys. Strange New Folk are a 4-piece outfit consisting of keys, guitar, bass, and drums, and the first thing I noticed while listening to this EP was the way these guys gel...
louis donnarumma ep

louis donnarumma ep

hint of light **** One of the great things about being a reviewer is discovering new talent, and when I listened to this EP, I was in for quite the pleasant surprise. Move over John Butler Trio, Louis Donnarumma is here! Louis is a solo artist specialising in the...
tim moore lp

tim moore lp

songs for little people ***** These days, children’s musical interests progress straight from the preschool pop of “The Wiggles” (I’m a fan) to the Saturday morning sleazy video hits shows (I’m not a fan). Tim Moore has identified this gap in children’s musical...
imogen brave ep

imogen brave ep

fall or fly **** Local 4 piece Imogen Brave have been rocking the Adelaide scene for a few years now, and have just released their second EP ‘Fall or Fly’. On offer is strong, tight and punchy rock, laden with chunky riffs (courtesy of Mick McClounan), and supported...
bands wanted for live shoot

bands wanted for live shoot

The Adelaide College of the Arts is again seeking bands to support their student base in gaining real world experience at providing live sound reinforcement. They’re offering bands an opportunity to perform in front of an audience of their family, friends and...
gigs 5 feb – 11  feb 15

gigs 5 feb – 11 feb 15

FEATURED GIG: ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL is back for its second year in Port Adelaide, featuring international acts ST VINCENT, FUTURE ISLANDS, FKA twigs,MAC DEMARCO and heaps more – but make sure you get there early to catch locals TKAY...
the dunes single

the dunes single

bad:lands **** The Dunes have been on the Adelaide scene for a few years now, originally as a 2 piece consisting of Stacie Reeves (vocals) & Matt Reiner (guitar). Incidentally, Reiner is one of my favourite local songwriters stemming from the days of ‘The Aunt...
leser 1 ep

leser 1 ep

get that ***** So do you like the Prodigy? Yes? Well what if I told you that we have our very own equivalent right here in Adelaide? It’s true. Say hello to Leser 1! This guy pushes the industrial / big beat sound to whole new horizons, and uses samples, and his synth...
unearthed search for soundwave

unearthed search for soundwave

Triple J Unearthed is at it again, giving unsigned acts the chance to play the big, Big, BIG stages! This time it’s Soundwave, and all you have to do to be in the running is have your best tracks uploaded to your Unearthed page. Easy. If you want to try to get...
featured release: tim moore

featured release: tim moore

SA singer songwriter Tim Moore has taken an unique approach with his latest album. “Songs For Little People” is one for children and adults alike, and the latter will certainly appreciate that it diverges from the usual ‘high energy’ music that...
gigs 29 jan – 4 feb 15

gigs 29 jan – 4 feb 15

FEATURED GIG: Each January, street press mag RIP IT UP picks six acts they think are gonna go places in the proceeding year. For 2015 they’ve covered a wide variety of genres, picking WIREHEADS, LONELYSPECK,BROKERS, DELIA OBST, HORROR MY FRIENDand STRICT FACE....
hth initiative offers $10k

hth initiative offers $10k

It’s the moment every emerging Australian Hip Hop and Soul artist waits for – the Hilltop Hoods Initiative is now open for applications! You have a shot at a $10,000 cash incentive funded by Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS to help manufacture, market, and...
gigs 22 jan- 28 jan 15

gigs 22 jan- 28 jan 15

FEATURED GIG: The MELTDOWN shows started in 1994, hosting 10 or more bands across two stages with a heavy focus on alternative rock and punk bands. After a hiatus that lasted more than a decade, the MIDCOAST MELTDOWN returned in 2012. This year sees sets from seminal...
case studies sought – hearing study

case studies sought – hearing study

Do you Know Your Noise? This new website will help you determine if your lifestyle is putting you at risk of having hearing loss. Also, if you take your hearing health seriously (e.g. wear earplugs at concerts), the HEARsmart website is also looking for musicians,...
gigs 15 jan – 21jan 15

gigs 15 jan – 21jan 15

FEATURED GIG: Local Management Label FEELGOOD FOLK has teamed up with Renewal SA, The Port Adelaide Enfield Council and Our Port to deliver an all-female lineup in the first annual FEELGOOD FOLK FESTIVAL. Set to take place January 17th at “The Backyard” in Port...
gigs 8 jan – 14 jan 15

gigs 8 jan – 14 jan 15

FEATURED GIG: MOVING MUSIC takes explorers on an urban safari to little-known nooks and crannies for intimate music performances. The fifth time running takes punters out of the city, heading to Port Adelaide for performances from ALPHABETTE, TOM WEST,RAINBOW CHAN,...
gigs 1 jan – 7 jan 15

gigs 1 jan – 7 jan 15

FEATURED GIG: The Happy Motel and Coriole Vineyards team up for a day of good food, good wine and great music in the form of HERE’S TO NOW. Featuring live performances from NAI PALM, MARLON WILLIAMS, THE SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS, OISIMA and more, it’ll definitely...
music business vet program for students

music business vet program for students

Time to kickstart your career in the music industry… announcing our 2015 New VET Courses from MUSIC SA! This VET program is more than a Music Course. Our students walk away with qualifications PLUS confidence and a passion for the music industry! We have...
hot desks at st paul’s creative centre

hot desks at st paul’s creative centre

Deadline: Ongoing Here’s your chance to be involved in St Paul’s Creative Centre in the Adelaide CBD! The collaborative co-working space for the South Australian arts and creative industries is offering part time and full time memberships for its ‘hot...
new creative hub opens in pt adelaide

new creative hub opens in pt adelaide

The Adelaide music scene welcomes the opening of “The Backyard”, a new venue in Port Adelaide that will ‘play host to a community of creative entrepreneurs and a live gig series’ this summer. Supported by Renew Adelaide, musicians Alicia...
promsong songwriter night + comp

promsong songwriter night + comp

The next in the successful PromSong series will be on Wednesday 26th November at 7pm at The Promethean. Local songwriters Elizabeth Ruyi, Tom Redwood, Elsa Grace, Trent Worley and Ricky Hooper will showcase their tunes for the chance to win $500 of recording time at...
2 exhibitions celebrate musicians + photography

2 exhibitions celebrate musicians + photography

Two new exhibitions of music photography are opening soon in Adelaide. Firstly, on Thursday 27 of November, award-winning live music venue The Gov hosts “Captured Sound” featuring the work of 9 photogs: Alex Kwong, Melissa Donato, Jennifer Sando, Ben...
adelaide music collective live sessions

adelaide music collective live sessions

It’s the last Live Session for 2014 for the Adelaide Music Collective, and what a great way to end a fabulous year of performances and SA Music Hall of Fame inductions. Get along to the Goodwood Institute on Friday 21 November, and you’ll be treated to...
sa songwriter closer to big break with telstra comp

sa songwriter closer to big break with telstra comp

After canvassing the country these past four months for Australia’s next generation of songwriters, 10 aspiring musicians have made it through to the Grand Final of the Telstra Road to Discovery talent development program including SA’s own Loren Kate (pictured,...
slick arnold take out botb top spot

slick arnold take out botb top spot

Big ups to Adelaide 3 piece Slick Arnold, who have taken out the top spot at the South Australian round of the AACA National Campus Band Competition! They’re now off to Sydney for the finals in October. Singer/guitarist Jack Crawford is also one of our very own...

Top Gigs: 18- 24 September 2014

featured gig The last few years has seen RICOCHET PETEbecome a bit older, dirtier and grittier but definitely not any more mature. Their new album Burning Bridgesshow’s they’re still all about drinking, boys, heroes and BFFs, now they’re just a...
premier weatherill launches sxsa

premier weatherill launches sxsa

Premier Jay Weatherill will open Sounds x South Australia, a two-week series of industry events presented by Musitec. Musitec is South Australia’s new music industry cluster organisation, developing local and global opportunities for music, technology and creative...
adelaide acts showcase at bigsound

adelaide acts showcase at bigsound

The South Australian Music Development Office is presenting a special showcase of Adelaide acts at Bigsound! On Wednesday, 10 September make sure you’re at the Judith Wright Centre (conference venue) Shopfront from 12:30-2:00pm, and you’ll be treated to...
northern sound system hosts live beats

northern sound system hosts live beats

This will be AMAZING! If you want to know how beats are made, here’s your chance to see some of Adelaide’s finest producers doing it live in NSS Studios on Thursday 18th September! Watch Funkoars and Golden Era hitmen TRIALS and ADFU get down in the studio...

Top Gigs: 28 August- 3 September 2014

featured gig The final weekend of August means the final show inTHE DUNES’ residency at The Grace Emily. This time bringing friends BATTLEHOUNDS in for support, THE DUNES will perform old favourite and new. “The new material is darker, the fuzz pedals...
final heats for festival of live music

final heats for festival of live music

SCALA’s (Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association Inc) Festival of Live Music is in full swing, with its live heats running through August. The final heat is tonight (28 August) at SCALA’s regular home of their weekly performance events, The...