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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Massaoke

Lucy Brewer

If my Instagram feed is anything to go by, Massaoke madness has hit hard in 2019.

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Review: HAIKU HANDS @ Fat Controller

Caitlin Ellen

Seeing HAIKU HANDS live is like the coolest arts and craft project you’ve ever seen but with nightclub lighting and intoxication.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Pussy Riot: Riot Days

Chelsea Griffith

On March 3, 2012, Masha Alyokhina was arrested for ‘hooliganism’ after protesting in a Moscow church. Riot Days details this protest, and the 21 month sentence that followed for Masha; highlighting the cruelty, corruption and corroboration between church and state, in a nation that claims to be secular.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: My Dad Brainwashed Me With 60's Music

Cale Matthews

The hour long show was a wholesome reminder of one of the most important things in life: the music and memories we share with our family.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Jackson Vs Jackson

Aaron La Pietra

This year’s venture by the Gospo Collective was more than homage to two fantastic entertainers.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Shelter & Rain

Caitlin Ellen

We broke away from the buzz of Adelaide Fringe to sit back, relax, and enjoy some soulful tunes with Luke Marshall.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: The Choir of Man

Georgia Brass

The Choir of Man is truly a celebration of the comradery, comedy, and choreographic and choral talents of men.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Baby Wants Candy, The Completely Improvised Musical

Alana Trezise

We watched the premiere, and evidently final showing of ‘You’re the reason our kids are so ugly’; a show that is different every time you see it, filled with comedic flair and amazing wit.

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Interview: Ukelele Death Squad

Georgia Brass

After selling out their 2018 Adelaide Fringe season, The Ukelele Death Squad return with three curated shows for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe as well as an appearance at WOMADelaide 2019.

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Chatting To Trenton Woodley From Hands Like Houses

Harrison Schultz

February 22 will see Hands Like Houses bring their latest album Anon. to Adelaide, and we were lucky enough to get in a chat with Lead Singer Trenton Woodley.

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Interview: Nothing But Thieves

Natasha Martin

British band, Nothing But Thieves, are heading to Adelaide early February for their only Australian headline show and we had the opportunity to chat to member Joe about upcoming songs, their writing process and his favourite Mariokart character.

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Review: Florence + The Machine Satisfying Adelaide's 'Hunger'

Thai McGill

Didn’t make it along to see Florence & The Machine? Read our wrap up here!

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What To Do This Australia Day Long Weekend

Chelsea Griffith

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to hang on the 27th while you countdown the Hottest 100, a place to reflect and acknowledge Survival Day, or somewhere to kick back by the beach and sink a few beers or cocktails, this is your guide to the January long weekend.

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Review: Beach Life Festival At Glenelg

Alessia Scriva

With the perfect combination of sea, sun and some seriously good artists, Beach Life made for an afternoon of good vibes and good music.

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REVIEW: Falls Festival Lorne 2018/19

Alec Bray

Another Falls done and dusted, and what a time it was.

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Oh Boy: Swirl Fest 2019 is coming!

Natasha Martin

Swirl Fest 2019 is coming and will welcome the third edition of the annual celebration of local and national live music.

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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

Our Guide on What To Do This New Year’s Eve

Adriana Sinicropi

Bring in the new year with plenty of drinks and dancing with these New Year’s Eve events happening in our city.

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Bloc Party Bring Silent Alarm Back To Life

Imogen Hindson

In celebration of 13 since the release of ‘Silent Alarm’, Bloc Party returned to Adelaide for a sold out show at Thebarton Theatre.

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REVIEW: HOLY HOLY Gives Us A Religious Experience At The Gov

Isabella Carbone

HOLY HOLYs Adelaide set was a perfect amalgamation of their debut and sophomore albums, with a dash of new music thrown in to give us a taste of what is to come for this alternative band.

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