Halloween right? You know that American tradition where kids dress up and go door knocking for free shit and somewhere along the lines there was once witch burning? Well like every other "holiday", us Aussies have hijacked it as basically a reason to go out and party (like we need another reason right?). Besides your mate Justine's annual dress up party, there's also some serious shows going on this weekend and we've picked a couple out we reckon you should get all around!
Young Offenders Halloween Party @ Jive
If last years epic is anything to go by, this year is going to be one hell of a gig. Having just returned from a an east coast tour, the Young Offenders lads will be out in full force with a couple of new tunes coming, will Friday being your first chance to hear the new material. Expanding the lineup and bringing in their mates Release The Hounds and Greenthief over the border for the show, Young Offenders will also be supported by local favourites Slick Arnold and Framework on a massive five band lineup to wet your appetite for the weekend.
JOY. Owen Rabbit, Nakatomi and Lonelyspeck @ Cats
Part of any music lover from Adelaide's staple diet is Friday night at Rocket Bar's Cats gigs. In the last month alone we've seen the like of The Creases, City Calm Down and now Brisbane's JOY. will be performing this weekend. In case you've been living under a rock, she's essentially been killing it everywhere she goes including working with the likes of Daniel Johns and recently named on the upcoming Beyond The Valley and Field Day lineups. Local upcomers Nakatomi (single launch) and Lonelyspeck will filling out the bill as well as Owen Rabbit (Melb). Shapes.
Indiago, The New Yorks, Ashlee Harvey @ Hahndorf Old Mill
Saw this show earlier this year. Saw Indiago thoroughly blow the crowd away. Saw people coming out in force to support this band. Rock purists Indiago are putting on another massive show at the Hahndorf Old Mill and bringing old mates The New Yorks and Ashlee Harvey in tow for support. They killed it in March, AJ's beard was glowing in the golden light and if you want to see a band on stage doing what they do best, highly recommend that you make the trip to see the show. We will see you there!
Futuresounds Thrillhouse Takeover @ Ed Castle
Keeping on with involving all the local aficionados with showcase events at Thrillhouse, this weekend is Futuresounds turn to take part and bring some of their top artists to the Ed Castle. Featuring on their showcase lineup this weekend will be the party rhythms of XANGA, electro sounds of Raygun, the reworked steps of Lachie Ambler and acid house hits of Only Objects. Just a small sampler of what is to come at their Futuresounds V coming later this year.
PUNK ASS KIDS Halloween @ Rocket Bar
This will sell out. Repeat this one will sell out. Punk Ass Kids is building and building every single fortnight will people coming out in their droves to see every single rock sub genre from shoegaze to psych to punk to everything in between. The crew at Punk Ass Kids have hit the nail on the head yet again with this Saturday's lineup. Relying On Luck, Release The Hounds (Bris), Dead End Friends (last show ever), Dead Joe and with DJ sets from Horror My Friend and other PAK favourites, it's going to be a night where you cannot afford to be late.