Sure, you've got your plans all set for Monday right? Of course you do it's Australia Day! (or Straya depending on how many moscatos or red tins you've had) You're gonna be sitting around the back porch at your mate Danielle's because she's the one with the pool and outdoor fridge filled with jelly shots and dead animal parts. You tune into 105.5fm and just let it go for the rest of the day.
But what about the weekend before? Isn't it true what they say about the moment right before the kiss, it's the anticipation more than anything. We've got you sorted don't worry, there's rad stuff going on all weekend.
You ever seen a Japanese rock band playing a small intimate gig in Adelaide? Tonight you have yourself that opportunity. Shonen Knife have come from Osaka, across the Pacific to play some shows around the country. Glass Skies will be treating to all the delights at 8:30, Going Steady DJs on all night and there are still some tickets available on the door @ Jive.
Live local music and love local music. Especially when it's free local music. At the Grace Emily Hotel, you're gonna be hard pressed to find a better free show on this weekend. Lily Mojito, hello lover and Coops & the Bird are playing from 9:30, all free, all great vibes.
Banjo Jackson is releasing his first single off his anticipated debut album, titled Western River Cove. Playing at one of the best beer gardens in Adelaide, The Wheatsheaf Hotel, this is another one of those fantastic free shows that are quite possibly too good to be true. Max Savage & the False Idols are supporting as well as recently announced Rip It Up Hot Six artist Delia Obst who is oh so close to her debut EP release.
On a serious note, depression affects people from all walks of life. We all know someone, or even ourselves, who have battled the issue at some point in our lives. Beyond The Blues is tackling the beast head on. Six rocking bands playing their best with all proceeds going to Beyond Blue. Jungle City and Dusty Lee's Wasted Wanderers are a couple of the bands on the night. There will be giveaways, donations, all kinds of rad stuff. Have yourself an ace night and help fight those dark days. More info in the link.
A show with over a dozen local punk bands for only $1 a band? Yeah you heard me. Radfest is on at The Producers Bar starting mid afternoon and kicking well on into the night. Filthy White Inbreds, Luke Lutze, The Dilettantes just to name a few. $12 is the price of admission and first bands just after 3 o'clock. For full lineup and face melting, check out the details here.
Looking for something else? Something with a bit more kick and more jugs of Pale Ale? Philadelphia favourites mewithoutYOU are taking to the Adelaide Unibar for the gig of the week. Why gig of the week? Great venue. Check. Cheap jugs, check. All kinds of rock and roll. Check. Bitching local supports? Find a gig on this weekend with better supports than Sincerely, Grizzly and Stranger Things Have Happened. Just try to find one. NSW Elliot The Bull will be making the trip over for the show, worth every penny. Get to it.
For those of you like me who missed out on Transmission Boat Party tickets because we were too busy not having money and being poor, fear not, the dudes @ Young Muscle got the night set. $10 gets you in to their local jaunt Rocket Bar with a featuring DJ set from Northeast Party House. BUT more importantly there will be a head to head Scott Pilgrim style DJ decks battle royal between West Thebarton Brothel Party and Archers. Rayvid Guetta on decks all night. BYO disco biscuits.