Quick update with the latest on various festival related gigs, mostly the Format festival (see full program here) which opened last night with an excellent gig.
Also there is a bit of Fringe related stuff happening, with the two new venues from last year, Shimmering West & Arcade Lane happening again. Like last year it’s not too easy to find out much about what’s happening at them though which is a shame – it meant there were some shows (e.g. Curse Ov Dialect at SW, Busdriver at AL) with terribly poor turnouts because nobody knew about them.
Also I’ll mention a couple of things I’ve got coming up. I’ll have my regular Sunday arvo DJ set at the Metro on Feb 27th. Haven’t quite decided but leaning towards a bit of a world music theme with Womad coming up soon. Then in March I’m doing a special Indie Pop set in the Metro front bar before and after the Belle & Sebastian gig next door at Her Majesty’s Theatre. More details closer to the event.
Coming up really soon, for reasons I don’t entirely understand, I’ll be a guest at An Evening with Home for the Def at the Format Festival this Tuesday.
- 15th an evening with Home for the Def at Format.
- 17th Bare Grillz, Alps of New South Wales, Terrible Truths at the Metro.
- 18th Bare Grillz, Alps of New South Wales, Fukn Tutts, Sarah Chadwick at Format.
- 23rd Like Leaves at Shimmering West
- 24th Cheer Advisory Council at the Format Festival.
- 25th Super Wild Horses, Deep Feelings, High Priest at Format.
- 25th God God Dammit Dammit at Shimmering West
- 26th – Like Leaves, Collarbones, Per Purpose, Church of Hysteria at Format.
- 26th – Monarch, Unearthly Trance, Eagle Twin at Fowlers.
- 5th- Soundwave with Gang of Four, The Melvins and lots more.
- 6th – Wavves at Rocket Bar.
- 9th – Darren Hanlon at Jive.
- 11-14th WOMADelaide, includes Joanna Newsom, Omar Souleyman, The Necks, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Horace Andy, Don Letts, lots more. Recently added – Os Mutantes.
- 16th Belle and Sebastian at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
- 20th Ed Kuepper at the Gov.
- 26th DOOM at the Gov.
- 4-7th – Paul Kelly‘s A-Z shows at the Space Theatre.
- 11th – Kyuss Lives at Fowlers.
On the Stereo
- The Fall – The Unutterable 2cd (Gonzo)
- The Fall – Bend Sinister cd (Beggars Banquet)
- The Fall – I Am Kurious, Oranj cd (Beggars Banquet)
- The Fall – The Frenz Experiment cd (Beggars Banquet)
- The Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace cd (Beggars Banquet)
- The Fall – Live at the Witch Trials 2cd (Castle)
- Smog – Wild Love cd (Drag City)
- Smog – Julius Ceasar cd (Drag City)
- Bill Callahan – Rough Travel for a Rare Thing 2LP (Sea Note)
- The Dead C – Future Artists cd (Ba Da Bing)