[gigs] Festival Time Approaching

Lots of new stuff, largely thanks to the Adelaide Festival, and also before that the sessions series at the Space Theatre. I’ve only listed a few items for each so you might want to check out the full details. Also there are other festivals on the way with the full lineup of Laneway announced (as well as some welcome changes to the site) and a partial Womadelaide lineup with the rest due this month. Of less interest me are Future Music (though it does have Aphex Twin) and Big Day Out (very little of interest except Battles).


  • 3rd Sea Thieves, Cheer Advisory Council and Susy Blue at the Jade Monkey.
  • 5th Dick Diver, School of Radiant Living, Fake Tan, Cesare at Format.
  • 13th Busdriver at Northern Sound System.
  • 15th The National and The Walkmen at Thebarton Theatre.
  • 16th Flaming Lips at Thebarton Theatre.
  • 17th Portishead, Mercury Rev at Thebarton Theatre.
  • 19th Matthewdavid at Cuckoo.
  • 19th Collarbones, Wintercoats, Glisk & Hal Bird at the Cranker.
  • 23rd Tiny Ruins at the Grace Emily.  Cancelled.
  • 25th The Cruel Sea at the Gov.


  • 3rd Mondo Phase Band and Big Richard Insect support the Puta Madre Brothers at the Ed Castle.
  • 4th The Clouds at the Gov.
  • 8th Grinderman at HQ.
  • 8th Guitar Wolf at Jive.
  • 10th How to Dress Well with Steering By Stars and Glisk at the Metro.
  • 17th Darren Hanlon with Dave Dondero at the Wheatsheaf.
  • 23rd Axemen at Format.


  • 6th Dan Deacon Ensemble at the Space Theatre.
  • 12th Deerhoof at Jive
  • 19th Sun Araw at Format.
  • 20th Julianna Barwick at the Space Theatre.
  • 21st Thee Oh Sees at Jive.


  • 4th Prince Rama at Format
  • 10th Laneway Festival feat. Oneman, Girls, M83, Geoffrey O’Connor (Crayon Fields), Total Control, Active Child, Anna Calvi, Austra, Bullion, Chairlift, Cults, DZ Deathrays, EMA,
    Glasser, Jonti, Laura Marling, Pajama Club, SBTRKT, The Drums, The Horrors, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Panics, Toro Y Moi, Twin Shadow, Washed Out, Wu Lyf, Yuck


  • 2nd Ennio Morricone at Elder Park. (Note change of date)
  • 3rd Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Psychic TV at Barrio.
  • 9th-12th Womadelaide featuring Tinariwen, First Aid Kit and lots more.
  • 10th Roky Erickson & The Black Lips at Barrio.
  • 15th Miles Davis Prince of Darkness by the Australian Art Orchestra at the Adelaide Town Hall.
  • 16th Michael Rother with Dieter Moebius and Hans Lampe at Barrio.
  • 17th Jane Birkin sings Serge Gainsbourg at Barrio.

On the Stereo

  • George Steeltoe EnsembleChurch of Yuh LP (Heat Retention)
  • Spring Heel JackAmassed cd (Thirsty Ear Blue Series)
  • Ran BlakeAll That Is Tied cd (Tompkins Square)
  • Leyland KirbyEager to Tear Apart the Stars LP (History Always Favours the Winners)
  • Bee MaskElegy for Beach Friday 2LP (Spectrum Spools)
  • Konx-Om-Pax – Light in Extension cd (Display Copy)
  • GescomSkull Snap EP (Skull Snap)
  • VHS Head Midnight Section EP (Skam)
  • BurialStreet Halo 12″ (Hyperdub)
  • Rat Vs PossumLet Music & Bodies Unite EP (Sensory Projects)