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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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Film Review: The Favourite

Lucy Brewer

Wry wit meets smart slapstick meets historical highnesses in the latest directorial masterpiece by Yorgos Lanthimos. 

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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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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

FILM REVIEW: Creed II

Sebastian Moore

Creed II plays with the Rocky history in thoughtful, effective ways, repaying the faith of fans with the way it mirrors character and narrative beats of the past. It is also, however, conscious of taking these well-worn ideas in fresh directions.

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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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Alison Wonderland @ Thebarton Theatre

Natasha Martin

This amazing EDM DJ has been breaking boundaries in the electronic music genre for quite some time now, and after her release of her album ‘Awake’ she is still showing audiences why she is one of the top female DJ’s in the world.

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FILM REVIEW: Widows

Sebastian Moore

Steve McQueen, returning after his 2014 Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave, veers into genre filmmaking with a heist thriller that hints at the director’s talents but ultimately feels like his first creative misfire.

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Gods of Strangers

Chelsea Griffith

Emotive exclamations in Latin-derived language, prayer hands gesturing above a shaking head; these are behaviours now familiar to modern-day Adelaidians; but for some, seeing this energy onstage is long-awaited representation.

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The Wombats and Adelaide: A Lethal Combination

Lucy Brewer

Everyone needs to boogie in the midst of a mosh to Greek Tragedy at least once in their lifetime. 

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Film Review: Robin Hood

Adriana Sinicropi

Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood is a thrilling tale set in medieval England, where Robin and his side-kick John revolt against the English Crown, with plenty of bow-and-arrow action.

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Spilt Milk 2018: The Good, The Great and The Fantastic

Natasha Martin

This year for Spilt Milk excelled our expectations, with amazing views, food and music we couldn’t applaud them enough for the mind-blowing festival that was produced.

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Gang of Youths at Thebarton Theatre: Review

Imogen Hindson

Seeing Gang of Youths live wasn’t like attending your regular gig; it was an experience that healed the soul and brought people together united in love, compassion and faith.

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Review: Matt & Ben presented by Oily Rag Theatre

Caitlin Ellen

Oily Rag Theatre’s second production of the year had the whole audience laughing throughout, even entertaining my usual comedy-theatre-opposed mother with every joke and quirk.

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REVIEW: Nassim

Georgia Brass

One of the most funny, emotional, personal, innovative, interactive, and universal productions I’ve ever seen.

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Review: Faith Healer at Space Theatre

Imogen Hindson

Faith Healer was a story of truth, memory, life, and death. But above all, it was a story of the human condition.

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Hockey Dad @ HQ Complex

Kate Sansome

Hockey Dad have been absolutely killing it lately, and their sold out show at HQ was no exception.

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Review: Windmill Theatre's Amphibian

Georgia Brass

Windmill Theatre’s new production Amphibian is no future canonical classic, but definitely has the potential to remain an enduring piece of theatre if the important issues addressed on stage aren’t addressed in the real world.

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Indiago w/ Sleepy Lizard & Contract Love @ Fat Controller

Natasha Martin

The last day of August at the ever so tasty, Fat Controller, was a night filled with great tunes by bands Indiago, Sleepy Lizards and Contract Love that excelled our expectations.

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