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...
win tickets to music film

win tickets to music film

What do you do in a remote area where footy is king and music education is rare as rain? Find a driven choir director and brave little voices with big dreams, all ready for the chance of a lifetime! That’s the premise of “Wide Open Sky”, a...
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...
voice coach wanted @ talentworx

voice coach wanted @ talentworx

One of Adelaide’s largest singing schools, Talentworx Studios is looking for another awesome Voice Coach to join their talented team. Flexible days/hours available, and they are looking for someone who is happy to start off with just a few hours a week and build...
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...
folkmad sa site launch

folkmad sa site launch

Last year we announced the creation of a new website that features the folk genre, for both music and dance, in Adelaide. Folk MaD SA (aka Folk Music and Dance SA) is an online portal that includes a gig guide, directories for Clubs, Venues, Studios, Artists and more,...
ppca + australia council new recording grants

ppca + australia council new recording grants

A series of $15,000 grants is available to help Australian artists with new sound recordings, thanks to a partnership between PPCA and the Australia Council. Previous recipients have included classical guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, jazz ensemble The...
hall of fame moves to st pauls

hall of fame moves to st pauls

The Adelaide Music Collective has been thoughtfully caretaking the SA Music Hall of Fame collection for awhile now, and it has been gracing the walls (or should that be halls?) of the Goodwood Institute. Now it’s found a new home in the heart of the SA music...
folkmad sa site launch

join folkmad sa site

Attention Folkies! Come one, come all to a new website that features the folk genre, for both music and dance. Folk MaD SA (aka Folk Music and Dance SA) has launched an online portal that includes a gig guide, directories for Clubs, Venues, Studios, Artists and more,...
how to get a gig – by fresh 92.7

how to get a gig – by fresh 92.7

“How do I get a gig?” It’s a question that every performer asks themselves at some stage, and Fresh 92.7 is all set to give you the answer! It’s the theme of their next Open House session at St Paul’s Creative Centre, on Monday 30...

joe man murphy – ‘fault line’

  Joe Man Murphy has just shared with us his video for the track ‘Fault Line’. Filmed by Kookimoon, it features some great finger picking on an acoustic guitar, and a catchy song to match.  The Folk-y troubadour also performs with local group The...

trent worley – ‘around’

  Local troubador Trent Worley has just released his first official clip for the single ‘Around’. Filmed around Adelaide, the Semaphore Carousel, The Grace Emily Hotel, North Adelaide Golf Course and Sydney’s Luna Park, the also clip features a...

young offenders “boys are out”

Young Offenders have been on the scene since early 2013, and making themselves known to fans and industry types with their Brit Punk Indie sounds. Having supported bands like The Dead Kennedys and The Cribs, the band have just announced a new video for the track...
time to banter

time to banter

Time has flown by, and we already have another Banter event on the very near horizon… as in tomorrow Weds 25 August! Presented by Musitec and St Paul’s Creative Centre, Banter is a monthly gathering of the Adelaide creative community where all are welcome...
wanted: french inspired music for market

wanted: french inspired music for market

The Alliance Française d’Adelaide is proud to announce the planning of its 3rd French Market, and they’re looking to host live music at the event. This is where YOU might come in… The market will be held in Unley (Soldiers Memorial Gardens) on 27-28...
join bigsound’s programming team

join bigsound’s programming team

Given BIGSOUND’s continuing growth as Australia’s premier music industry conference and artist showcase, QMusic is exploring options for structuring and strengthening the team. Expressions of Interest are now being sought from individuals who are keen to participate...
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...
enter triple j’s unearthed high 2015

enter triple j’s unearthed high 2015

Are you the best high school act in the country? Then it’s time to enter Unearthed High 2015, as triple j is on the hunt for the next Japanese Wallpaper, Lunatics on Pogosticks, ASTA, or Stonefield. Open to songwriters, bands, producers / MCs, all you need to do...
community cup comes to adelaide

community cup comes to adelaide

Finally! SA will get it’s own chance to stage the Reclink Community Cup! This much-adored charity football match series has a 21 year history in its hometown of Melbourne (and runs in Sydney too), annually pitting musicians vs media on the footy field. Once a...
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...
showcase at bigsound 2015

showcase at bigsound 2015

Want to play at BIGSOUND this year? Applications are now open for artists (Australian and international), for the prestigious showcase slots at the industry event & music fest in early September 2015. Local, national and international music industry delegates...
next music grant info session

next music grant info session

It’s that time again! If you’re an SA based musician, who is writing and performing their own music, now’s your chance to apply for the next round of grants from the Arts SA Contemporary Music Fund. This includes funding for recording, touring...
awme applications open

awme applications open

Every November there’s a special gathering of industry, musicians and punters in Melbourne for AWME – a music industry conference and showcase event for roots music. The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier event of...
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...
access all areas seeks training team

access all areas seeks training team

Earlier this year we mentioned ‘Access All Areas’, a new program coming to Radio Adelaide in April. Presented on Wednesdays at 2pm, Access All Areas will be created, produced and presented by young people aged 18 – 25 with a physical disability, with Jane...
pre-sxsw networking in sa

pre-sxsw networking in sa

So – who’s off to SXSW soon? You lucky folks! Musitec is organising a little pre-trip get together for South Aussies who are making the trek to Texas in March 2015. Take this opportunity to network, have a casual drink with fellow travellers, and make some...
will you be groovin the moo?

will you be groovin the moo?

South Aussies! Our Oakbank Racecourse has a very special ANZAC Day in store, as it plays host to Groovin’ the Moo on Saturday 25th April. There’s something for everyone with such acts as A$AP Ferg, Ball Park Music, Broods (NZ), Carmada, Charli XCX (UK),...
blenheim fest is back

blenheim fest is back

Blenheim is back! Now in its 6th year, Blenheim Music and Camping Festival (aka BlenheimFest) returns to SA on 3rd April in the Clare Valley. This locally supported, volunteer run, not-for-profit festival, is an Easter favourite, and 2014 had 1300 punters. This year a...
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...
josh pyke partnership boost

josh pyke partnership boost

The Josh Pyke Partnership is back! Together with APRA, the singer songwriter will be awarding a lucky fellow Australian musician with a $7500 grant to kick-start their music career. It’s not just about the dosh either – the winning artist also gets...
sa screen awards seek video entries

sa screen awards seek video entries

Tick tock… You only have until 19th February to get your earlybird entries in for a shot at SA’s highest accolade in film, the 2015 South Australian Screen Awards. Now in its 16th year, the SASAs “exhibit, celebrate, support and promote South Australian...
maps film school seeks bands for film clips

maps film school seeks bands for film clips

Media Arts Production film school (MAPS) is conducting sessions from 16-20 March, where Adelaide bands will work with the film school to produced some great clips. Now in the 4th year of this series, MAPS has made 14 clips in the last 3 years, including these 5 from...
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...
courses – term starts 2 feb

courses – term starts 2 feb

Time is running out to enrol for Music SA’s accredited Music Business Courses! Cert III starts 2 Feb, Cert IV on 10 March. You could be on your way to starting a new band, writing & recording, polishing your performances, sorting out your branding &...
Featured Business: Disk-Edits

Featured Business: Disk-Edits

Disk-Edits is a stalwart of the SA scene for a reason! It is the name of the lips of some of SA’s best known acts, including longterm client the multi-ARIA award winning Hilltop Hoods, The Audreys, Peter Combe, Fairies TV, and over 1000 more CD projects. Known...
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....
hack sa to spawn software ideas

hack sa to spawn software ideas

Hello000 tech-heads – that includes programmers, developers, designers, technologists, and other creative-minded people with a penchant for software! Introducing Hack SA, a music-focused ‘hackathon’ event that will allow you to collaborate intensively on new...
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...