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[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] AS COVID-19 FEARS PROMPT LIGHTS-OUT FOR GIGS, ADELAIDE GETS THE RIGHT KIND OF DARKNESS AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] AS COVID-19 FEARS PROMPT LIGHTS-OUT FOR GIGS, ADELAIDE GETS THE RIGHT KIND OF DARKNESS AT THE GOV

In our fast-changing world where sports, travel and gigs are being cancelled, where are the heroes that will lead us through this crisis? Riding into town on the eve of apocalypse are the Four Horseman dressed in white known as The Darkness, as part of their—prophetically titled—‘Easter Is Cancelled’ tour. Coming into battle first are...
[ALBUM REVIEW] JUVENILES BY KINGSWOOD

[ALBUM REVIEW] JUVENILES BY KINGSWOOD

Listening to Kingswood’s third studio outing is like boarding a time machine and voyaging back through the history of rock, from Queens of the Stone Age to Hendrix and the Beatles. Juveniles, penned by song-writing duo Alex Laska and Fergus Linacre across three continents, is a kaleidoscope of sound. For a band renowned for its...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ALICE COOPER AT ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AIRBOURNE AND MC50

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ALICE COOPER AT ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AIRBOURNE AND MC50

The original godfather of shock rock, Ol’ Black Eyes himself, Alice Cooper is back in town. The often-imitated-but-never-bettered singer and self-proclaimed “vaudeville performer” is the embodiment of a musical living legend and, last night, he returned to Adelaide for the second show of his Aussie ‘Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back’ tour. Once feared for his wild...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] VICIOUS HALESTORM AS FORECAST FOR ADELAIDE’S THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] VICIOUS HALESTORM AS FORECAST FOR ADELAIDE’S THE GOV

With four albums and nine EPs under their leather-studded belts, Pennsylvania-born rockers Halestorm thrashed away those Monday night blues with their signature hard style tunes at Adelaide’s The Gov. With Black Stone Cherry recently bowing out as Halestorm’s support act due to a family emergency, New Zealanders Villainy stepped in and took to the stage...
[ALBUM REVIEW] NEVERAFTER BY ANDY GILLION

[ALBUM REVIEW] NEVERAFTER BY ANDY GILLION

Talented British multi-instrumentalist Andy Gillion, of Finnish band Mors Principium Est, unleashes his debut solo album Neverafter today and it’s an enchanting listen from beginning to end. A magical and emotive musical offering, the concept album tells the heartbreaking story of Aria. A girl who mourns the loss of her mother and cherishes the music...
[ALBUM REVIEW] WHAT’S MY NAME BY RINGO STARR

[ALBUM REVIEW] WHAT’S MY NAME BY RINGO STARR

The Beatles. 600 million record sales worldwide. Selling more records than Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones combined—dwarfing the likes of Black Sabbath, KISS and Metallica. Need I say more? The Beatles were a powerhouse back in the day, and continue to influence modern music culture. I was born 26 years after they broke up,...
[ALBUM REVIEW] EASTER IS CANCELLED BY THE DARKNESS

[ALBUM REVIEW] EASTER IS CANCELLED BY THE DARKNESS

‘Easter Is Cancelled’ and ‘Rock and Roll Deserves to Die’ are two extremely outlandish and over the top statements; most rock bands would not even contemplate exhorting the latter. The Darkness, though, are not most rock bands. They have always been outlandish and when they make these statements, you know there will be an intriguing...
[ALBUM REVIEW] PRIMAL FUTURE: 2019 BY TOXIC HOLOCAUST

[ALBUM REVIEW] PRIMAL FUTURE: 2019 BY TOXIC HOLOCAUST

Metal prodigy Joel Grind’s musical mastery concept that is Toxic Holocaust is back with the explosive new album Primal Future: 2019. Combining imagery of a post-nuclear world with classic speed and thrash riffs, the album could well be a soundtrack straight from a glorious ’80s Sci-Fi action movie. It’s Toxic Holocaust’s sixth full-length album and...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE ROCKERS THE BABES END AUSSIE ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR WITH ELECTRIC SHOW IN HOMETOWN

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE ROCKERS THE BABES END AUSSIE ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR WITH ELECTRIC SHOW IN HOMETOWN

We can think of at least one reason to brave Adelaide’s West End on a chilly Saturday night: The Babes’ Dive Bars & Muscle Cars album launch. The Babes gave patrons the kind of gritty, head-banging rock ‘n’ roll that makes you forget your troubles. The kind that has every glass in the house raised....
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ROSE TATTOO AND HARD-ONS PROVE ROCK IS STILL NEVER TOO LOUD

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ROSE TATTOO AND HARD-ONS PROVE ROCK IS STILL NEVER TOO LOUD

Fresh from the recording studio and with a slew of successful shows, Sydney classic rockers Rose Tattoo joined punk veterans the Hard-Ons in their national tour, ‘Still Never Too Loud.’ Uniting to provide Adelaide with some ass-kicking tunes, these rock legends are a true testament to Australia’s great contribution to international rock. An eclectic group...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] JOHN CORABI BRINGS MOTLEY ’94 TO ADELAIDE’S ENIGMA BAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] JOHN CORABI BRINGS MOTLEY ’94 TO ADELAIDE’S ENIGMA BAR

If you were not already aware of the excesses of Mötley Crüe, then the oversaturated promotion of their movie The Dirt is a taste of what the band has always been about. Hidden away in two ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ scenes, is the portrayal of the Mötley Crüe singer of their 1994 self-titled album—or...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] KIWI THRASHERS ALIEN WEAPONRY UNLEASH MAORI MAYHEM IN ADELAIDE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] KIWI THRASHERS ALIEN WEAPONRY UNLEASH MAORI MAYHEM IN ADELAIDE

After taking the metal scene by storm last year with their record Tū and playing huge international festival dates, New Zealand groove metallers Alien Weaponry have returned to Australian shores with no shortage of hype behind them. Eager metalheads, donned in the usual assortment of black band shirts and patched denim jackets, rallied into the...