Editorial by Brett Pike
Adelaide. That supposedly sleeping hometown we live in where supposedly nothing ever happens until a touring band or festival graces our city with their presence. Except that it's not right? Minus the overwhelming and delicious food trucks, burger bars and boutique dives that have popped up in recent years, there is a serious level of live music happening all around.
This weekend included. And yes you can bring a friend.
Luke Carlino & Ripley dual EP launch @ Pirie St Social Club
Owing the roots of their EPs to growth, loss and life itself, the guys will be celebrating the release of their debut EP's, entitled Bigger Than Me by Ripley and Islands by Luke Carlino, together this Friday night at the Pirie St Social Club. Having featured together on Carlino's heartbreaking and emotive track Making Maps, the show sets to be one combining the chemistry of two artists who know each other so well, and saluting the long journeys each have taken to reach this point in their careers.
Bec Stevens will be supporting the night, with tickets available via Moshtix and doors opening at 9pm.
Bad//Dreems + Green Buzzard @ Fowlers Live
The Baddies steam train keeps on rolling and rolling on. Just like the Central Districts of the 00s era, there doesn't seem to be anything these guys can't conquere. Having sold out their last (wait how many?) umpteen Adelaide shows, the lads have well and truly hit their stride with the release of the album Dogs At Bay.
Another Adelaide Bad//Dreems show, another sellout. So for those of you lucky enough to have snagged a ticket to this Friday's show, get down to check out the newest member of the I Oh You family in Green Buzzard who from what we heard, kicked some serious goals at BIGSOUND a couple weeks ago.
Ollie English (single launch) @ Thrillhouse
One artist seemingly flying under the radar but turning plenty of heads, is the folk artist Ollie English. His sweet and salty tunes have delighted many at The Porch Sessions and is following the strong path carved out alongside fellow local folk artist Timberwolf, fashion and all.
This Saturday he'll be launching his new single I Know You're Gonna Leave, complete with full band and an array of talented supports with Sasha March and The Golden Realm.
Vision Festival @ Jive
And now for the two really big ones, that we've all been losing our minds over. Vision Festival is the brain child of Jonty Czuchwicki from local band Cobra and founder of the gig nights Cobra Presents, and has put together a stellar all local lineup, transcending the genres less than a nightclub entry.
You have West Thebarton Brothel Party, immediately post their debut EP tour, Battlehounds who even though they continue to drip feed us their music it will continue to blow minds and build their ever growing fan base. Archers have a host of new music for you, The Dunes and Glass Skies are both preparing for new EP launches, Sparkspitter have been hand selected to play Laneway and Groovin' The Moo this year. It's just delightful to all the senses, all at once. Tickets @ Moshtix, set times listed below.
Stonecutters @ Freemason's Hall
The same day as Vision Festival, Saturday will also see another mini festival hit the city, this time taking over the Freemason's Hall on North Terrace. Kicking off in the early evening (plenty of time to do Vision and Ollie as well), Stonecutters sees a myriad of talent all on the one night with heavyweights The Hard Aches, Hightime and Bad//Dreems team up with just some of the best our city has to offer. Horror My Friend, Sincerely Grizzly, Young Offenders, Tall Enough To See and a couple of filthy DJ sets as well. Ticketsss.
If you plan your Saturday right, you might will be able to hit Vision in the morning and afternoon, smash a burrito en route to Stonecutters, and then jump back over to Currie St for Thrillhouse and Ollie English. It's a tough ask, yes, but there is just too much talent in one night to miss it all.