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Rudimental @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Caitlin Ellen

On the 2nd of June Rudimental showed their Adelaide audience that they were right there for a night they wouldn’t forget. 

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'Nobody's Home' (They All Went to See Mallrat @ The Gov)

Thai McGill

On Friday the 5th of April, The Gov hosted Mallrat for her Nobody’s Home tour

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French Film Festival Review: Who You Think I Am

Anh Ngo

A genre-blending thriller, drama and romance, exploring the phenomenon of catfishing from the catfish’s POV. Who You Think I Am is masterfully carried by veteran actress Juliette Binoche, who somehow manages to elicit sympathy to an unsympathetic cause.

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French Film Festival Review: NON-FICTION

Sebastian Moore

The film could’ve very well devolved into the kind of old-man-yells-at-cloud platitudes we hear all the time about technology, but Assayas is a more deft handler of these conversations than most.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Rose Callaghan's "12 Rules for Life"

Lucy Brewer

Rose Callaghan’s comedic listicle is a welcome addition to the Rhino Room’s cracking line up.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: 360 Allstars

Anh Ngo

With three new kids joining the Allstars lineup this year, expect to be thoroughly entertained, blown away, stressed out, humoured and very, very impressed.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Hand in Hand

Anh Ngo

As sweet as it is delightful, this group of six Adelaide acrobats will plaster a smile on your face that you’ll find difficult to wipe off.

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Adelaide Fringe '19: Nazeem Hussain "Basic Idiot"

Anh Ngo

We’ve all heard the age old saying “Never discuss politics or religion in polite company” right? Well, apparently no-one told Nazeem Hussain.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Gulliver's Travels

Lucy Brewer

Raucous, heart-warming, and genuinely good fun, this re-imagining of the classic tale is not to be missed.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: John Safran - Jew Detective: Sarcasm Is Not A Crime

Cale Matthews

Safran’s new show is a push back to those trying to silence artists, where Safran spends a bit too much time pushing back rather than being an artist.

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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: Djuki Mala

Natalie Carfora

Djuki Mala starts off with a warning. This isn’t a performance to sit down and passively be entertained. This is a live performance! If you like what you see, make some bloody noise!

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Honest

Sebastian Moore

David is a 30-something public servant utterly discontent with the state of the world as well as himself, and his ramblings reveal truths both witty and depressing.

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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

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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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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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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Film Review: American Animals

Caitlin Ellen

A story previously untold, if you and your mates are looking for a film to escape the upcoming summer warmth, American Animals may just be the one.

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