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Adelaide's Big Little Bang

Anh Ngo

It’s your favourite Little Bang - but BIGGER.

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Northeast Party House Throw a Rager

Thai McGill

Recently Northeast Party House performed at Fat Controller along with local acts China Roses, and Paradise Club.

The night started out with a set from China Roses who put on a great performance that had everyone bopping to their poppy electronic tunes and catchy vocal hooks. They played their recently released single ‘Outer’ which was definitely a highlight along with a new song that they played live for the first time. It was great to see how much they have developed their live performance and stage presence since I last saw them play.

If the heat hadn’t tipped everyone off that summer had started yet, the jingly 80’s inspired songs from Paradise Club certainly reminded us. The smooth and almost at times effortless vocals from the singer had everyone warmed up (more than the weather could) dancing along. The comforting mellow guitar licks reminded me a lot of The Paper Kites and I’m very excited to see where they take their music in the future.

Finally the wait was over, and to the applause of the audience, the members of Northeast Party House made their way onto the stage. The opening song began with atmospheric synths and punchy bass before an explosion of colourful sounds at the end. This really got the crowd going and moshes began to break out as everyone slipped further into the trance of prominent groovy bass lines, wailing guitars, and repetitive anthem like vocals. A few songs into the set the crowd was given a simple question, “Blink-182 or Metallica?”. After measuring the applause after each band name the winner had been decided, and the band broke into an explosive and punky cover of Blink-182’s song ‘Dammit’.

It was also around the time that I was sucked into the mosh, and by no intention of my own ended up almost directly in the centre, right in front of vocalist Zach Hamilton-Reeves. This was when they broke out the tropic and percussive single ‘Calypso Beach’ off of their latest album ‘Dare’. The moshing took a break as everyone chilled out and enjoyed the much more relaxed song. The calm, however, was short lived because the next song was the dynamic ‘Embezzler’ which had the entire crowd jumping and yelling along to the synth heavy dance tune. A cover of Violent Soho’s ‘Covered in Chrome’ shortly followed, and similar to the previous song, saw the whole audience screaming along to the lyrics.  I didn’t think the crowd could dance any harder, but when the final song ‘Youth Allowance’ started playing, the energy in the packed room went up tenfold. Zach noticed the increase of energy too because he began to edge closer to the sweaty crowd before launching himself on top of everyone at the front (including me).

This was an amazing gig to start Summer off with. Each artist offered something different and Northeast Party House nailed their performance. The crowd was fantastic and the sound and lighting was really well done. Fat Controller made for the perfect venue with both the vibe of a club and a bar; this created a comfortable yet energetic mood throughout the crowd. Fans of the band can also get excited for 2019 because they teased that new music would be coming soon. My only regret is that I wore white shoes which are unfortunately now black.

Images provided by  Fat Controller

Images provided by Fat Controller

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Adriana Sinicropi

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Anh Ngo

Former late-might haunt Propaganda relaunches as a brand new swanky eatery.

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Alana Trezise

Your comprehensive guide to some of the best small bars in Adelaide.

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Tess Todd

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Caitlin Ellen

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Gerasimos Canatselis

Looking for a reason to enjoy a hearty glass of wine this winter? Enjoy the warmth of the Sip & Sounds event at the National Wine Centre

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G&Ts At The Ready As The Howling Owl Celebrates World Gin Day 2018

Michaela McGrath

From drinks specials to full Flight Deck experiences, head to The Howling Owl this June 9th as the local gin den celebrates World Gin Day 2018.

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Moseley Beach Club Sunset Style Show: A Heart-Warming Affair

Gerasimos Canatselis

Milan Fashion Shows are so last year. The Moseley Beach Club Sunset Style Show is where it's at.  

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Review: Tropicana Beach Club

Alexia Frangos

Tropicana Beach Club was a night full of summer vibes, sand in your toes, Spiked Iced Teas & spectacular runway shows.

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For The Night Is Dark And Full Of Wine

Danielle Murphy

Hugh Hamilton Wines' latest release dabbles in the Dark Arts. 

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Up Over The Hills: Stirling Fringe Festival 2018

Gerasimos Canatselis

Ease the craziness of this upcoming ‘Mad March’, with the second annual Stirling Fringe Festival.

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Tropicana Beach Club Brings Ibiza Vibes to ADL

Alexia Frangos

Always wondered what summer was like in Europe or Latin America? Well get a taste of it at this year's Tropicana Beach Club!

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Swirl Fest Will Be Returning In 2018 With An Even Bigger Line Up

Erin Gear

The only place to be on January 13th is the Ed Castle for Swirl Fest, Australia's best psychedelia and rock line up since Kevin Parker founded Tame Impala.

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Meet The Maker @ The Howling Owl

Michaela McGrath

Meet Adelaide's abundance of talented creatives as The Howling Owl and Urban Cow Studio unite in a celebration of all things South Australian art, food and beverage. 

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Renew Adelaide Launches Emma Hack's ARTBAR

Kate Sansome

Say hello to your newest Friday night drinks spot with CBD wine bar and gallery combo, ARTBAR. 

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Beer And Bubbles Is Back This November

Ellie Stamelos

Get down to Beer and Bubbles this November for all of your beer, cider, champagne and wine needs. 

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Review: Lakyn @ Grace Emily Hotel

Nadia von Bertouch

Melbourne based singer/songwriter Lakyn Heperi rolled into The Grace Emily last week for the final leg of his ‘For My Amigos’ tour.

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Review: The William Bligh, Rum Bar To Rule Them All

Alexia Frangos

"The rum speaks for itself." We spoke to Jarrod Hales, one of the owners of The William Bligh about the newest bar to hit up the East End.

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