music sa farewells elizabeth reid

music sa farewells elizabeth reid

After eleven years service, Music SA is sad to announce Digital Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Reid is moving on to take up the dual role of Community Liaison for St Paul’s Creative Centre and Program Officer for the Music Development Office. Music SA General Manager...
music clips for musicians – update!

music clips for musicians – update!

UPDATE! 10 March 2016 Lots of buzz last night as our 23 chosen acts for the Vision and Sound initiative met with their respective filmmakers from Flinders University. St Paul’s Creative Centre was packed! The acts were selected from nearly 50 entries, and...
guitar fest launches ‘guitars in bars’

guitar fest launches ‘guitars in bars’

Listen up guitar lovers of Adelaide! Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2016 Adelaide Guitar Festival is launching a brand new and inclusive program called Guitars in Bars. Guitar in Bars is taking the Adelaide Guitar Festival to the pubs and clubs of South Australia –...
frusic is launched

frusic is launched

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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...
zkye blue lp

zkye blue lp

live at mixmasters volume 1 **** Live at Mixmasters is the latest release from Adelaide stalwart Zkye Blue and is of the road worn and tested quality anyone who has seen Zkye Blue live would come to expect. Recently Live at Mixmasters won the album of the year at the...
kitchen witch ep

kitchen witch ep

Trouble **** Kitchen Witch’s debut EP Trouble opens with its self-titled track. The band encapsulates their sound instantly with the blues driven lead riff, hearty vocals and down beat centric drumming. The guitar sound is full of life while the solo adds a neat bow...
black coral ep

black coral ep

big nothing ***1/2 The latest from post-punk outfit Black Coral is consistent and cohesive; the songs on Big Nothing share mostly similar grooves, complimentary instrument tones, and fuzzed out vocals that are obscured to the point that words often fall prey to...
scala lp

scala lp

brighter than the sun **** 23 albums from SCALA in 25 years is a remarkable tally by itself; made more impressive by the fact they’re all compilations of various Adelaide singer songwriters and composers. Right there is an indication of how much talent there is to be...
surviving sharks lp

surviving sharks lp

oculus magnus *** Before even listening to Surviving Sharks music, I was interested in their album name Oculus Magnus, So I did a quick internet search to find it’s meaning. As far as I could establish, it means, “a great round or eye like opening” so there ya go....
jay power lp

jay power lp

the missing ***1/2 Adelaide songstress Jay Power has been putting out soul-heavy albums for some years, but on The Missing it’s clear that several things have changed – not the least of which being her stage name (she was previously known as Jayne-Anne...
ditto offer for music sa artists

ditto offer for music sa artists

Special offer for artists listed in Music SA’s Directory! How does ‘free digital distribution’ sound? Thanks to our friends at Ditto Music, Music SA’s listed artists can have their releases distributed through their ‘essentials’...
music sa announces new team members

music sa announces new team members

(pictured clockwise from top left: Amy Cook, Joel Byrne, Adam Vanderwerf, Peter Hanlon)   Music SA is pleased to announce that as a result of our recent internship recruitment, we have appointed Adam Vanderwerf and Joel Byrne to the role of Project Officers, with...

best gigs 9 sept – 15 sept

To say Horror My Friend have had a good year would be a slight understatement… Just announced as a Stigwood Fellowship artist, new releases, showcasing at Bigsound AND signed to the poison city records family for their debut album ‘Stay In, Do...

best gigs 2 – 8 september

A Death cover, album called ‘Diseased Diety’ and tracks including ‘Impetus of Misery’ and ‘Feasting on the Flesh of the Elders.’ That should give you a good idea of what to expect from Adelaide metal heavyweights Voros’ new...

best gigs 27 august – 2 september

The ‘Cranka plays host for Black Coral’s EP launch this Saturday 29 August, as the 3 piece happily show offer their style of ‘dark vivid lyrics with atmospheric guitar, bass driven harmonies, astound rock beats and textured synth.’ You’ll...
vision festival

vision festival

All inclusive, all ages, with an outstanding lineup? Sounds good to us. Vision Festival is on its way to Jive on 26 September, for a mind-bending 10 1/2 hours of music. From 12 noon til 10:30pm you’ll be treated to the sounds of Urtekk, Glass Skies, The Dunes,...

best gigs 6 august – 12 august 2015

Adelaide’s Rin McArdle has an impressive list of supports under her belt, including The Cairos, Thelma Plum, Josh Pyke, Emma Louise, Tim Rogers and more. This Saturday she now steps forward with her debut offering, the EP “Lefty Lou & The Hamley Street...
emc special offer

emc special offer

It’s on every electronic musician’s radar – the EMC, Sydney’s annual Electronic Music Conference and Asia-Pacific’s premier electronic music industry event. Each year EMC attracts hundreds of speakers, artists, delegates and aspiring DJs and...
winter jams videos

winter jams videos

Remember Winter Jams? Our program with the Adelaide City Council in the July school holidays was a complete success, and we were enthralled by the artistic results achieved in only 3 days. That’s 3 days to write, record AND film a brand new, original song....
bianca jane single

bianca jane single

forever’s just a word *** Bianca Jane’s ‘Forever’s Just A Word’ endearingly starts with something reminiscent of an Atari video game sound track before kicking into the real deal riffs – and, my Lord, are there riffs. The track almost sounds like hair metal...
it’s a hoax ep

it’s a hoax ep

only when **** Five piece indie rock outfit It’s a Hoax, released their EP, Only When, in September last year. They have supported Adelaide musical royalty of the likes of Julia Henning with this material and for a good reason. The five guitar lead tracks are...
reign ep

reign ep

reign ****1/2 There is an absolutely wonderful aura that surrounds REIGN, in that they’re just so easy to love. Whether you’re a metal/hard rock lover or hater, I’ve got a pretty good feeling you’ll find a soft spot for the five piece quite easily. They’ve just...
paige renee court

paige renee court

It’s always nice to see when a fantastic artist really stands out from the crowd. Paige Renee Court, a solo folk/indie singer songwriter, has been playing the local music game for the last few years, where she’s played at variety shows, acoustic nights,...
tom west lp

tom west lp

oncoming clouds ***** Clocking in at a brisk 26 minutes, Tom West’s Oncoming Clouds blow through and disperse before you know it, but the comparatively brief time spent in their shadow brings with it a shower of riches that cleanses the spirit and invigorates...
tracy chen single

tracy chen single

okay **** There’s been a pretty big rise in bedroom artists over the last five years, with recording equipment easier to obtain, and huge acts such as Flume and Baths influencing left-field production work. With this movement, there are some hidden treasures buried...
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...
bad//dreems single

bad//dreems single

hiding to nothing ***** Adelaide rockers Bad//Dreems have released single “Hiding To Nothing”, taken from their upcoming album Dogs At Bay. You could compare this single to fishing, in that you’re the fish, and you’re definitely going to get hooked and reeled in. Once...
rapid transport ep

rapid transport ep

in transit *** If Rapid Transport were a food, they would be a fast-food beef patty. That is, they have potential to be very appealing to the right person – but to a layperson, nothing really stands out. Bands such as Rapid Transport sort of exist to appeal to a...
luke million single

luke million single

fear the night ft. jesse davidson ***** As soon as this track kicks in, you can instantly identify the trademark production style of Luke Million. His sound reminds me of the awesome 80s and early 90s, the time where people really started to experiment strongly with...
moonfaker ep

moonfaker ep

moonfaker ***  Moonfaker’s self-titled release opens on ‘Cut Your Hands (Get Your Teeth Dirty)’, with its strengths pointed specifically at the fill heavy drumming, breaking down into a double time high hat groove to great effect. While the mildly crunched guitar...
trent worley lp

trent worley lp

truce *** Trent Worley has a knack for a tune and a chorus. This is a solid set of songs entrenched in a tradition of Aussie rock that might be described as rootsy pub-rock. The arrangements give evidence to Trent’s roots leanings with lap-steel combining with...
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...
red light sound – “latitudes”

red light sound – “latitudes”

Red Light Sound have released a film clip for their incredibly passionate, guitar-driven song ‘Latitudes’. The accompanying music video is just as – if not more – dynamic, passing between the band’s appearances in a breathtaking forest...
slick arnold @ the crown & anchor

slick arnold @ the crown & anchor

This Thursday at the Crown & Anchor, Slick Arnold’s performance is not to be missed. The three boys have been killing it over the years, and bringing acts such as Blue Mountain Haze, The Steadfast Arms, and DRUID FLUID makes it all the sweeter.
hurricanes @ the wheatsheaf

hurricanes @ the wheatsheaf

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meet music sa’s new team members

meet music sa’s new team members

You may have noticed a few new faces at Music SA of late… We’ve had some excellent team members join our ranks for a range of new activities in the past month. We’ve been loving the enthusiastic approach of Publicist extraordinaire, Koral Chandler,...
dialect

dialect

  Dialect’s probably someone you’ve heard preceding another artist ‘Despair’ – both artist are part of a seemingly unstoppable hip-hop duo who turns heads wherever they perform. For now, though, Dialect’s in the spotlight for a...
caper – “this is our game”

caper – “this is our game”

Caper is back with a fantastic new film clip for his track ‘This Is Our Game’. If you’re into passion-driven hip hop that tells it like it is, it’s definitely recommended to treat yourself to what the Adelaide-based wordsmith has given us this...
koral chandler

koral chandler

Photo: Ben McGee To say we were waiting for Koral Chandler’s debut LP with great anticipation would be an understatement… Having recorded at top SA studio Mixmasters, with many a new band member in tow, the result is “Nocturnes”, a “grown...
ollie english – “in the evening”

ollie english – “in the evening”

The Porch Sessions gang has branched out with a new series – the envy-inspiring titled “The Road Trip Sessions”. Yep, they are on the road with a film camera in tow, capturing footage of local artists performing in stunning locations. Case in point: blues / soul...
lonelyspeck – “wring”

lonelyspeck – “wring”

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kaurna cronin

kaurna cronin

Live in Europe June 2015 – August 2015 June 13 – Ashtorre Rock Hall, Saltash, CON (United Kingdom) June 14 – Tamar Inn, Calstock, Cornwall, Calstock, CON (United Kingdom) June 15 – The Blue Peter Inn, Plymouth, DEV (United Kingdom) June 16...
germein sisters

germein sisters

Live in Europe May – July 2015 May 27    – SR1 Radio Concert, Saarbruken, Germany May 29    – SR1 Radio Concert, Stuttgart, Germany Jun 1-5 – Coole Schule Tour, Zurich, Switzerland Jun 10 – Phoenix Artist Club, London, UK Jun 11-14...
bad // dreems

bad // dreems

Cuffed & Collared Tour 12 – 27 June 2015 12 June – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA 19 June – The Tote, Melbourne, VIC 20 June – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW 27 June – Crowbar, Brisbane, QLD
johnny marr reschedules

johnny marr reschedules

One for The Smiths fans – and beyond! The one and only Johnny Marr, one of Britain’s best loved guitarists & singer/songwriters, treks to Oz in July. Can you believe it’s his 1st solo show in Adelaide? He and his band grace The Gov stage on...
crown & sceptre hotel

crown & sceptre hotel

The Crown & Sceptre bills itself as the only iconic South CBD Hotel, and if you ask local musicians you’ll know why. Featuring live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays, you’ll also find cold beer, smooth wines, sleek cocktails and delicious food....
urtekk – “pareidolia”

urtekk – “pareidolia”

Following in the footsteps of The Blair Witch Project, Urtekk shot their brand new clip for “Pareidolia” in The Woods, acknowledging its reputation for being a mysterious place. The 3rd of 3 parts in the DM3 Project for the instrumental electronic...