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 FallThe Unutterable 2cd (Gonzo)
  • The Fall Bend Sinister cd (Beggars Banquet)
  • The Fall I Am Kurious, Oranj cd (Beggars Banquet)
  • The FallThe Frenz Experiment cd (Beggars Banquet)
  • The FallThis Nation’s Saving Grace cd (Beggars Banquet)
  • The Fall Live at the Witch Trials 2cd (Castle)
  • SmogWild Love cd (Drag City)
  • Smog Julius Ceasar cd (Drag City)
  • Bill CallahanRough Travel for a Rare Thing 2LP (Sea Note)
  • The Dead CFuture Artists cd (Ba Da Bing)