Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails rocked the Adelaide Entertainment Centre as a hard-hitting double header that the crowd won't be forgetting any time soon.
What an incredible few years Matt Corby has had. Returning from self-imposed post-Idol exile, he has patiently drip-fed songs over 4 years and five EPs to build up a huge fan base and more importantly, a huge amount of respect. This process seems to have left Corby confident enough to be himself and not pander to crowds. With little fanfare and even less acknowledgement given to the crowd, the show kicked off with a very atmospheric ‘Lighthome’ featuring Corby on guitar before he jumped over to the keyboard for an equally mellow rendition of ‘Made Of Stone’. Despite the fact this was the main act, much of the crowd continued to talk through these first two songs and the following, ‘Lay You Down’.
The Cat Empire returned to Adelaide to a sell-out Thebarton Theatre crowd who were ready to dance from the moment they arrived. Support act Tin Pan Orange (featuring Harry's wife ? As lead vocalist, knew what to expect and had the crowd eating out of the palm of their hand starting with the theme song from Round The Twist. Finishing up with Harry coming out and blasting away with his horn for the finale, they will have earned themselves some fans after tonight's efforts. It was over quickly though and on to the main act, The Cat Empire. Consummate professionals and well-travelled performers, this is a group you know what to expect from and who never disappoint. Tonight was no different.
Anyone who doubts the effect acoustics and mixing has on a good gig need only have looked so far as tonight's support act Sincerely, Grizzly. Their gig the previous weekend at The Exeter was limited by the venue's sound which let down their energetic performance. The same could not even remotely be said about their opening set here.
British India's return to Adelaide saw them performing at the UniBar for what will surely be the last time. Their continued success, particularly on the back of new album 'Controller' has seen their fan base grow drastically, as was evidenced by their April show at The Gov. This show thus became a thank you to the fans who have given them such strong success and they didn't disappoint.
Being the last day of this epic festival, where the 3 day campers are finished and people begin to make the trek home, you would expect Monday morning to be a tad quiet at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. It wasn't at all! Monday morning saw the biggest crowds for the curtain-raisers out of any
The forecast for Easter Sunday was a wet and wild one and it was certainly that. King Cannons brought a little bit of wild to Bluesfest again with their second set of the festival. The most tattooed group at the festival, they've got some grit and they proved it with another rocking show that despite
Following a wild and wet night, Bluesfest was looking a bit sad and sorry for itself this morning. With the bus drop-off zone resembling a swamp and each tent ringed by a mud moat, it wasn't surprising to see the masses rock up dressed a little more appropriately for today's festivities. First up today we
The 24th Annual Bluesfest got off to a rolling start yesterday, but it took today to really gets things pumping, as a huge array of talent converged on the Bluesfest site to give the massive crowd a taste of some excellent music this Easter. Friday saw huge international acts adding some weight to an already
With support act Moon Duo pulling out at the last minute due to illness, local boys 'System Addicts' were left with the difficult job of prepping the crowd for an overwhelming set by American blues-rockers the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. They performed admirably for a young band, taking the stage with confidence and treating the