Posts tagged "The Gov"
[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...
[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] SKID ROW REWINDS THE CLOCK AS THE YOUTH GOES WILD AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SKID ROW REWINDS THE CLOCK AS THE YOUTH GOES WILD AT THE GOV

The prospect of seeing a Sebastian Bach-less Skid Row has been a difficult one for fans to come to grips with ever since his departure from the band in 1996. Skid Row’s constant lineup changes have become infamous, but with their current incarnation featuring original members Dave ‘The Snake’ Sabo (guitar), Scotti Hill (guitar) and...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] TROPHY EYES AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] TROPHY EYES AT THE GOV

The Venue at The Gov hosted a flock of patrons eager to get a bit of Trophy Eyes last night, before the band kicks back off to the US for the rest of their American Dream tour. Folk from all walks of life and music preferences watched the Newcastle lads share the stage with fellow...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] STRYPER BLESSES THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] STRYPER BLESSES THE GOV

The Gov hosted a Sunday night sermon for all the faithful rockers out there. Californian Christian metal band Stryper was in town—their first time back in Australia since 2010—and they made it a big one. Supporting Stryper were two Adelaide bands, Sonic Divide and Rosemont, and they both did their best to warm up the...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEPULTURA AND DEATH ANGEL MELT FACES AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEPULTURA AND DEATH ANGEL MELT FACES AT THE GOV

The Gov was host to some quality music on Wednesday night: Sepultura, Death Angel and Truth Corroded. For a weeknight, the turnout was impressive—as were the band shirts and the years’ worth of beards. There were baby boomers decked out in battle vests among younger faces, looking around 20-something in age. For a band that...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEBASTIAN BACH AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEBASTIAN BACH AT THE GOV

“Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand, love letters in the sand, I remember you.” That is one of the most famous lines in Sebastian Bach’s catalogue that spans 30 years; from Skid Row’s self-titled ball-kicking debut to his most recent solo release Give ’Em Hell. Last night he returned to ‘Radelaide’ for a night of...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] THE GETAWAY PLAN AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] THE GETAWAY PLAN AT THE GOV

It’s been a while since The Getaway Plan toured Australia, and on Friday night in Adelaide it was clear they had been sorely missed. The band played two sets including their critically acclaimed debut album Other Voices, Other Rooms, and it was a reunion to be remembered. Kicking it off was Melbourne band Harbours, and...
LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: UNDEROATH AT THE GOV

LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: UNDEROATH AT THE GOV

It’s been four years since Underoath broke up. Four long years fans had to wait, hoping and praying for a reunion tour. Well, 2017 is the year it happened and it was well worth the wait. Underoath brought along Sydney’s instrumental post rock gods, Sleepmakeswaves, and together they took over The Gov for a night...
LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: KATATONIA AT THE GOV

LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: KATATONIA AT THE GOV

Friday nights are for metal and on Friday the 9th of December, Swedish metal band, Katatonia filled The Gov with all that was heavy. There was a certain vibe as everyone gathered: the pierced, the tattooed, the corset wearing, the fans with cutting edge haircuts—it was expectant of great things. The two opening acts were...
LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: ENTER SHIKARI AT THE GOV

LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: ENTER SHIKARI AT THE GOV

A quiet gig and beverage at The Gov was not an option if you were seeing Enter Shikari last night. Supported by Sydney lads, Stories and Buckinghamshire group, Hacktivist, the satisfying theme for the night was a set list of distinctive songs with contrasting musical elements that made each one unique. The guys from Stories...
LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: DROWNING POOL AT THE GOV

LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: DROWNING POOL AT THE GOV

The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel is a well-worn venue, much loved by the local radelaide people. Its dusky interior hosts a variety of acts and it was a Tuesday night when Drowning Pool took to the stage and absolutely tore it up. Zelorage opened up the night with their deep, heavy tunes. The trio from Renmark...