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...
timberwolf ep

timberwolf ep

flux ***** Timberwolf, or Chris Panousakis, is an upcoming indie folk artist from Adelaide. It seems in a relatively short space of time he’s built quite the swell of support behind him and after listening to his five tracks available online it’s not hard to see why....

best gigs 30 july – 5 august 2015

    Trent Worley launches his album at the Crown & Sceptre, Horror My Friend kick off their single, and The Dunes finish up their Grace Emily residency. Thursday July 30 Crown & Anchor – Electric Sex Pants + The Pro Tools + Denni Proctor...
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,...
the shaolin afronauts

the shaolin afronauts

Live In Australia July 2015 Thursday July 23 – The Exeter, Adelaide Friday July 24 – Boney, Melbourne Saturday July 25 – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney Sunday July 26 – Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay more details...
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...
rule of thirds lp

rule of thirds lp

rule of thirds ****1/2 Adelaide sextet Rule of Thirds has delivered an album of assuredly gloomy post-punk that defies deconstruction with its unified sonic palette and effortlessly entrancing songs. The hypnotic dirge of opener, ‘Any War’, with its ambiguous...
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...
oisima

oisima

Live In Australia June 2015 – July 2015 “Nicaragua Nights” Tour Friday June 26 – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney (late night club set) Saturday June 27 – Hugs n Kisses, Melbourne Thursday July 9 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane Friday July 10 – Flyrite Bar,...
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...
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...
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...
apply for fleurieu folk festival

apply for fleurieu folk festival

South Australia’s favourite folk fest returns in October, as the Fleurieu Folk Festival once again graces the showgrounds of Willunga. You can Apply NOW to perform at the 2015 event, with online applications open via the FFF’s official website. It’s...
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 sa appoints new general manager

music sa appoints new general manager

The MUSIC SA Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Bishop to the role of General Manager. A highly qualified executive with extensive experience in the private, public & not-for-profit sectors, Lisa brings a broad range of skills and expertise in...
local act wins opening spot for orianthi

local act wins opening spot for orianthi

Photo by Robert M. Knight Music SA is pleased to announce that Orianthi has chosen the Stefan Hauk Band from 115 artists that applied for the opportunity to open Orianthi’s only Australian headline show, to be held at The Gov on Sunday 21 December. At just 19...
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...