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 /...

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...

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!...

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..  ...

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...
score tex perkins support & more

score tex perkins support & more

Arkaba Hotel in conjunction with Music SA is looking for an emerging or established soloist, duo or band to support Tex Perkins at his SA show on Friday 29 April. Tex will be playing in acoustic duo mode with Charlie Owen, and this is your chance to showcase your...

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...
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=””...

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,...

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...

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...
best practice guidelines

best practice guidelines

On the back of recent good news regarding the regulation of the live music industry in South Australia, the not-for-profit company Music SA is proud to launch the most comprehensive and useful resource for music venues ever produced in South Australia. The Best...

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...

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...

best gigs 4 – 10 feb

  The last time Buried Feather (VIC) were in Adelaide, they performed alongside a host of local bands at Hillside-Fest in 2014. Seems like they enjoyed themselves and have included 2 dates in Adelaide for their latest national tour. Friday the 5th Feb sees them...
wireheads

wireheads

[fusion_text]Wireheads are an interesting band to try describe. Garage-Flute-Punk-Classic-Rock is a good place to start, and if that doesn’t entice you to have a listen; then how about the fact that their latest release “Big Issues” was recorded in...

rip it up hot six for 2016

  Each year, Rip It Up give us a list of who they think will be the next movers and shakers on the live scene here in Adelaide. This year their picks were Maggie Rutjens, Hummingbird, Joy & Sparks, The Hard Aches, West Thebarton Brothel Party and Skies. To...
frusic feature: singing gallery

frusic feature: singing gallery

Aficionados of acoustic music will be familiar with The Singing Gallery in McLaren Vale. The former Congregational Church on the Fleurieu Peninsula was purchased by folk singer  Dave Clark & his friend Jim Fletcher in 1992, and it has spent the years fostering...
frusic feature: kylie brice

frusic feature: kylie brice

It’s a tried and true tradition for bands – launch a new release as part of the official Fringe music program. It works! And it’s good fun. Kylie Brice and band are taking up the opportunity, with new EP “Broken and Beautiful” to make its...
frusic feature: rob pippan

frusic feature: rob pippan

Rob Pippan should just set up camp at The GC (aka The German Club) during Fringe. The inexhaustable guitarist and music director has a whopping 9 shows at the venue for the “In Concert Series – Icons and Tributes.”  Note – that’s 9...
frusic feature: ed castle

frusic feature: ed castle

Did you know the Edinburgh Castle was the 1st in SA to get a publican’s license, way back in 1837? It first opened as Guthrie’s Hotel in honour of owner George Guthrie and in 1839 became the Edinburgh Castle Inn, before changing to the Edinburgh Castle Hotel in...
frusic feature: fowler’s live

frusic feature: fowler’s live

Photo by Helen Page For a building that started out in 1905 as a flour factory, Fowler’s Live has come a long way as one of Adelaide’s classic live music venues. Taking its name from D and J Fowler’s early enterprise, the venue also has a history as...

skies – too young

  SKIES have taken off in the short time they’ve been together; performing at Bigsound 2015, Satinwood Fellowship recipients for 2016, and most recently being named as one of  Rip It Up’s Hot 6 for 2016. Adding to the hype, they released this...

horror my friend @ clarity records

  Horror My Friend are celebrating the release of their new album ‘Stay In, Do Nothing’ with a string of shows around the country. It all kicks off with a free, all ages show on Friday 22 January at Clarity Records (everyones favorite independent...

best gigs 21 – 27 jan

14 bands. One venue. FREE ENTRY! RADLPOP presents Summer Jam at The Crown & Sceptre this Saturday 23 January from 7pm. Flu, Adrian Lee, Pimpin Horus, The Monikeres, Sunset Cartel, The Skeleton Club, The East District, Pink Noise Generator, That No Good Thief, The...

god god dammit dammit @ the gov

  God God Dammit Dammit are a 10 piece band that have been tormenting venues and live music mixers around Adelaide since at least 2008. Their live show is something to behold, and now you have the chance to witness it yourself if you head down to The Gov on...

best gigs 14 – 20 january

Cabin Cults are fairly new on the scene, but they have quite a string of shows behind them already. Having shared the stage with Austra (CAN), North East Party House, The Cairos and more, the band are now ready to launch some new music, in the form of a single for...

lost city – endless possibilities forever

  Those guys over at Lost City know how to put on a party! Calling the fest ‘Endless Possibilities Forever’, they are putting together a lineup of local and interstate acts, this time at Queens Theatre, and the quality is amazing. My Disco (VIC),...

best gigs 7 – 13 january

  The Jade is one of our favorite venues, and we think it will be a fitting venue for Buffalo Boyfriend this Friday night! With Rich Davies and Ayleen O’Hanlon over from Victoria, and Kelly Menhennett providing support, it is going to be a great night of...

heres to now festival

  Here’s To Now has a pretty incredible lineup; C.W. Stoneking, Remi, Oisima (playing with a 10-piece band), Dan Kelly, Ainslie Wills, Sex On Toast, Sweet Jean, Skies, Max Savage & His False Idols (performing Paul Simon’s “Graceland”...
nakatomi

nakatomi

[fusion_text]Its seems that the band on everybodys lips in the live electro scene is Nakatomi. Taking influences from 80s dark wave pop, Twin Peaks and pizza (yes this is from their bio!), the 2 established musicians came together to try something totally different....

wasted wanderers @ jive

  Top Pick Gig this week goes to Wasted Wanderers, Max Savage and The False Idols with Conchillia at Jive. Taking place on Friday 18th December, the three bands will be promise to start the weekend off with a bang. Head on over to Moshtix now to book your ticket...
summer fest west of city

summer fest west of city

Summer Festival is back in 2016, for its eighth year of annual free community events presented by The City of West Torrens. Formerly ‘Music in the Park’, the rebranded event boasts a packed program of live music, outdoor cinema, Fork in the Road, a rock n...

going steady fest @ jive

    Going Steady Music are putting on their first festival on Sunday 13-December at Jive, and have been lucky enough to lock in Meredith Festival headliners Moon Duo (US) as the main draw card for the night. With locals Glass Skies, The Dunes, Black Coral...
glass skies

glass skies

Psych Rockers Glass Skies are heading over to Sydney this week to support Moon Duo (USA) ahead of their set(s) in Adelaide for Going Steady Fest. Thursday 10 Dec – Newtown Social Club – Sydney w/ Moon Duo, Glass Skies & Grinding Eyes

my disco @ crown and anchor

  Our top pick gig this week is taking place at The Crown & Anchor Hotel featuring My Disco (VIC) with Sparkspitter (hot on the back of their DOXA EP Launch tour) and Doe. My Disco were last in Adelaide in June, giving us a taste of their latest album Severe....
the aves

the aves

[fusion_text]Formed in 2010, The Aves have achieved more than your average indie band. Tours of UK, Canada, USA and Australia under their belts, as well as festival sets at the Big Day Out, Bigsound, NXNE and more show a group of musicians having fun making some great...
frusic feature: bibliotheca bar

frusic feature: bibliotheca bar

Bibliotheca Bar is a relative newcomer to the “small venues” scene. A European style small bar in Adelaide CBD, its focus is on spirits from around the globe and, as the name suggests, lots of books. But it’s also embracing live music as it dives...

jesse davidson @ jive

  Jesse Davidson is back with his new EP ‘Lizard Boy’, released via Create/Control. Having had a pretty excellent year (including Laneway appearances, Like A Version JJJ love, and a collaboration with Luke Million), its now time for him to show us all...
brick lane loves live music

brick lane loves live music

More live music in unusual places, thanks to Music SA! One of our latest series has been “Live in Brick Lane”, with acoustic performers at the new Brickworks Marketplace on Thursdays and Saturdays. Smooth sounds have been coming your way in the...

best gigs 26 november – 2 december

Any time you hear that Adam Page has a new project is a time to get excited. His latest is called SPOOK CITY and word has it they have been in the studio working on a release, and now its time to play some music. Hitting up the Wheatsheaf on Thursday 26th Nov,...
clipsal 500 concert program 1st release

clipsal 500 concert program 1st release

Grammy Award winning artist Rob Thomas is set to headline an exciting new entertainment program at next year’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide, running 3-6 March 2016. Sharing the stage with Rob at the Sunday concert is Australian blues rock band, The Black Sorrows featuring...
unley hosts outdoor cinema & live music

unley hosts outdoor cinema & live music

It’s a perfect combination, really: watching some flicks under the stars, and soaking in some live music in the summer eve. The City of Unley has you covered – it’s series of just that combo returns, starting this Friday 20 November, and running...