Editorial by Brett Pike
It's the first week back of 2016 and sitting around in the office is soul draining enough without having to do it after an apocalyptic-ally good holiday period. We need an escape and thanks to the booming music industry here, there is a hell of a lot of good gigs to get out and see this week!
Tomorrow Rising, The Lizards and Danger&Plastic @ Punk Ass Kids
Midweek blues can go jog on. Tomorrow Rising's fearless leader Callum Parr is back and TR are launching into their first show of the year with a massive headline gig at PAK. Joining them on stage will be high octane punk legends The Lizards and Danger&Plastic playing their very first show. Make sure you get down early too as they will be spinning local tunes for the first hour from doors.
COBRA PRESENTS: VOLUME X
Back for it's 10th installment after a brilliant debut year, Ancient World's Thursday night club Cobra Presents has another tasty lineup to sink your teeth into. Psych rockers Array will be gracing the stage, Somnium (formerly Oxymoron) will be there too and are a band on a serious rise! Experimental man Mike Tilbrook and fellow psychs Terrapin round out the bill.
The New Yorks, Baja Bleeders and The Violet Crams @ Crown & Anchor
Home of the Thursday night Coopers Dark Ale, the Crown & Anchor will be playing host to a jamboree of indie, surf, punk rock as The New Yorks (see our interview here), The Violet Crams and Bakehouse buddies Baja Bleeders take to the stage. Free entry so there's no excuses, get on down and feel the good vibes all night.
Jungle City, House of Jade, The Rolling Eyes and Terrapin @ Colonel Light Hotel
At the refurbished and ready to roll Colonel Light Hotel, rock takes precedence over everything else. With the always enigmatic rock styling of Jungle City, that tasty blues tunes of House of Jade, straight up rock and rollers The Rolling Eyes and playing their second show for the night, Terrapin's psychadelicacies will round out the bill. Music kicking off at 7:30 and going all the way til close.
iiah, Flying Doormat and Apollo Sons @ Crown & Anchor
Backing up from gigs galore on Thursday night, the Crown & Anchor will again host a bunch of legends on Friday. New wave maestros, engaging the mind body and soul of all who enter, iiah will take you to another level. Featuring members from the likes of Somnium, the Flying Doormat will be displaying some serious shredding and grooved out keys to set your mind free. Rounding out the night is Apollo Sons who are a tight knit rock 5 piece and definitely ones to keep your eye on.
Young Offenders, Glass Skies, The Hunted Crows and Danger&Plastic @ Thrillhouse
Cheap drinks, rock and roll and a heap of legendary people. One of our absolute favourite's Young Offenders are teaming up with one of Adelaide's very very best rock bands in Glass Skies to kick the shit out of the Ed Castle this Saturday night. Danger&Plastic will be backing up their first show at PAK by taking to the stage as well, and making the trip across the border will be Melbourne's The Hunted Crows. Get stuck in and we will see you there!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Lost City 3: Endless Possibilities
After a couple of years in hiding, Lost City will return this weekend to the Queens Theatre with an absolute massive lineup of locals and interstate bands, all just killing it right now. Just to name a few but from our very merry town we have the like of Joy & Sparkes, West Thebarton Brothel Party, Kitten Kong, Urtekk, Abbey Howlett, How Green, Sparkspitter, Hummingbird, Shaolin Afronauts and just so many more!
A massive billing, across two days, just kicking so many goals right here. Tell your boss to go do one because this is where you need to be all of the times. Tickets are available here and love is all around.