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music sa farewells elizabeth reid

After eleven years service, Music SA is sad to announce Digital Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Reid is moving on to take up the dual role of Community Liaison for St Paul’s Creative Centre and Program Officer for the Music Development Office.

Music SA General Manager Lisa Bishop said “Elizabeth has been a highly valued member of the […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Music SA News, News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on music sa farewells elizabeth reid

local buzz: robert dunstan, bands on track, koolta & more

– First of all, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ROBERT DUNSTAN, one of the most passionate and longest-serving champions of the local music scene Bob turns 60 this week. Happy birthday Bob, here’s to many more!

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By |February 27th, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on local buzz: robert dunstan, bands on track, koolta & more

Scene Buzz: Red Tape Cuts, Octanic, Bands On Track, Lazy Eye, Backwater, Squeaker & More

– The big news of the week is the announcement that the State Government will cut red tape and costs for venues wanting to host live entertainment by removing the requirement to submit an “Entertainment Consent” Application. The change will not only save money and headaches when attempting to start a new venue, […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Red Tape Cuts, Octanic, Bands On Track, Lazy Eye, Backwater, Squeaker & More

Scene Buzz: Poetikool Justice, Geordie Little, Quiet Child, Max Savage, Juno, Brillig & More

– The ADELAIDE FRINGE opening night party takes place on February 13, and venues are starting to announce their live music options for that night. Annual favourite Arcade Lane will host GORILLA JONES for their album launch, whilst the newly-re-opened Crown & Sceptre will see HEADPHONE PIRACY, FUNK LATIN UNION and JUPITER grace their stage.

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By |February 12th, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Poetikool Justice, Geordie Little, Quiet Child, Max Savage, Juno, Brillig & More

Scene Buzz: Grenadiers, Gorilla Jones, Tom Moore, The Sloe Ruin, Jayne-Anne Power & More

– Congrats to punk rockers GRENADIERS – they’re triple j’s feature album this coming week, the first non-HILLTOP HOODS South Australian act to achieve the nod in pretty much forever. Grab a copy of the album here. Congrats also to TKAY MAIDZA for making it in the Hottest 100, as well as JESSE DAVIDSON for his appearance […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Grenadiers, Gorilla Jones, Tom Moore, The Sloe Ruin, Jayne-Anne Power & More

Scene Buzz: Inglewood Inn, Grenadiers, Three D Radio, The Timbers, The Villenettes & More

– A MASSIVE congrats and great job to the team at the INGLEWOOD INN, who’ve raised over $77,000 from their bushfire relief fundraiser. The event took place last week and featured live sets from BAD//DREEMS, ICE ON MERCURY, THE MOTIVE and more. An incredible result.

– If you’re a regular triple j listener, there’s a fair chance […]

By |January 22nd, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Inglewood Inn, Grenadiers, Three D Radio, The Timbers, The Villenettes & More

Scene Buzz: Moving Music, Young Offenders, Tony Font Show, Central Deli Band & More

– Great job to THE GOV, raising more than $10,000 for their Bushfire fundraiser. This Sunday, the INGLEWOOD INN hosts a fundraiser too, with live sets from BAD//DREEMS, ICE ON MERCURY, DUSTY LEE, THE MOTIVE and more. More info here.

– The weather was iffy in the lead-up to MOVING MUSIC, meaning the walking tour mostly […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Moving Music, Young Offenders, Tony Font Show, Central Deli Band & More

Scene Buzz: Eric Bogle, Audio Reign, Gorilla Jones, Ms Trace, The Rememberz, Feelgood Folk & More

– A few SA Bushfire benefit gigs this week, including ERIC BOGLE performing at The Gov. AUDIO REIGN drummer Dieter Schoell is doing something a bit different, offering to shave off his dreadlocks if pledges get high enough. The big shave will happen at their gig at The Promethean this Saturday night. More info here.

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By |January 8th, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Eric Bogle, Audio Reign, Gorilla Jones, Ms Trace, The Rememberz, Feelgood Folk & More

scene buzz: boxing day cup, rip it up, chasing the race, moving music

– If you didn’t make it to the Musos vs Bartenders Boxing Day Cup, you missed out on a great day of fun and a couple of great performances with a nailbiting finish. Check out photos and highlights on the official Facebook page […]

By |January 1st, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on scene buzz: boxing day cup, rip it up, chasing the race, moving music

Scene Buzz: Alice Fraser, Bad//Dreems, Tkay Maidza, Boxing Day Cup, Kaurna Cronin, Oisima & More

– ALICE FRASER’s THE JAM ROOM is no more. Say hello to the CREATIVE ARTS COLLECTIVE – a “collision of creatives who run music shows, work at festivals and produce coastal arts markets”. The first CA Collective event is the Mollusc Jamboree at Russell’s Pizza in Willunga, featuring BOBBY ALU and NICK SAXON as well as a […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Alice Fraser, Bad//Dreems, Tkay Maidza, Boxing Day Cup, Kaurna Cronin, Oisima & More

Scene Buzz: Loren Kate, Sparkspitter, WOMAdelaide, Bus To Big Trees, Grenadiers, Ross McHenry & more

– Huge congrats to LOREN KATE – the local singer/songwriter is one of the two the national winners of Telstra’s “Road To Discovery”, scoring a $15,000 music development fund. She’ll also be heading to the US to perform showcases, attend workshops, record and play a festival or two. More info here.

– Congrats also to SPARKSPITTER […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Loren Kate, Sparkspitter, WOMAdelaide, Bus To Big Trees, Grenadiers, Ross McHenry & more

Scene Buzz: Hilltop Hoods, Music Room, Lonelyspeck, Shaolin Afronauts, Urtekk, Christian Andrew & More

– Congrats to HILLTOP HOODS for their ARIA award win for Best Urban Release. Great to hear them give a shout out to Neville Clarke from DISK EDITS, too. SIA also took out the Best Album award, but can we please stop pretending she’s South Australian artist? Sure she was born here, but it’s been […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Hilltop Hoods, Music Room, Lonelyspeck, Shaolin Afronauts, Urtekk, Christian Andrew & More

Scene Buzz: Clip It!, Slick Arnold, Ricochet Pete, Twig, Luke Million

– The CLIP IT! film clip initiative – a joint production between the Media Resource Centre, Canon and Musitec – is back for another year. Previous years have seen amazing clips made for HAWKS OF ALBA, MESSRS, DIALECT & DESPAIR,GRENADIERS, SLEEPTALKER and more. This year’s clips are all in the can [or at least we […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Clip It!, Slick Arnold, Ricochet Pete, Twig, Luke Million

Top Gigs: 18- 24 September 2014

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The last few years has seen RICOCHET PETEbecome a bit older, dirtier and grittier but definitely not any more mature. Their new album Burning Bridgesshow’s they’re still all about drinking, boys, heroes and BFFs, now they’re just a little more cynical too. Joining the rowdy launch celebration at The […]

By |September 18th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Top Gigs: 18- 24 September 2014

Scene Buzz: Germein Sisters, The Mark Of Cain, Jason Sweeney, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

-SA Greens MLC Tammy Franks has been hard at work pushing for live music policy in a couple of ways lately. The first is with a petition to stop VET music course funding cuts, while the second is by pushing for liquor licensing reforms to prevent the “culture cops” from having any impact on what […]

By |September 18th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Germein Sisters, The Mark Of Cain, Jason Sweeney, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Scene Buzz: Pimpin’ Horus, BigSound, Shaolin Afronauts, Ride Into The Sun,

– Best of luck to all our artists and industry reps currently in Brisbane for Big Sound. TKAY MAIDZA, BAD//DREEMS,JESSE DAVIDSON, LUKE MILLION and ECHO AND THE EMPRESS are all there as part of the Stigwood Fellowship, while SPARKSPITTER, OISIMA, LIFE PILOT and more are also showcasing. Reps from BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE MAKE READY […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Pimpin’ Horus, BigSound, Shaolin Afronauts, Ride Into The Sun,

Top Gigs: 28 August- 3 September 2014

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The final weekend of August means the final show inTHE DUNES’ residency at The Grace Emily. This time bringing friends BATTLEHOUNDS in for support, THE DUNES will perform old favourite and new. “The new material is darker, the fuzz pedals harsher, and with a more collaborative song writing process being followed, all 5 members […]

By |August 28th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Top Gigs: 28 August- 3 September 2014

Scene Buzz: Fleurieu Folk Festival, The Seekers, Hilltop Hoods, Jimmy & The Mirrors

– The FLEURIEU FOLK FESTIVAL have announced the lineup for 2014, including songwriter KEITH POTGER of THE SEEKERS, Melbourne sister act THE LITTLE STEVIES and fanatic fiddler MARCUS HOLDEN, as well as locals CHRIS FINNEN, HALFWAY TO FORTH, COURTNEY ROBB, GOLDSTEIN and heaps more. The festival take place in Willunga across October 24-26. More info […]

By |August 28th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Fleurieu Folk Festival, The Seekers, Hilltop Hoods, Jimmy & The Mirrors

Scene Buzz: Three D Radio, Fowler’s Live Music Awards

– Subscribing to community radio stations helps keep them broadcasting and supporting the local music scene. Every year, THREE D RADIO holds a Radiothon to encourage subscribers. There’s heaps of amazing prizes up for grabs including a Golden Ticket to The Gov, stacks of food and entertainment vouchers and free music for punters, as well […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Three D Radio, Fowler’s Live Music Awards

Scene Buzz: Cat Dog Bird, Blood Plastic, Urtekk

– Folk duo CAT DOG BIRD have announced a run of shows in the coming months, including spots at SCALA Live and on Radio Adelaide’s Songcatcher program. Check out the full list here.

– The debut album from psych-grunge act BLOOD PLASTIC, Blood Makes Fantastic Plastic, is still a couple of weeks off, but they’ve released […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Cat Dog Bird, Blood Plastic, Urtekk

Scene Buzz: Osloh, Tkay Maidza, Moving Music

– Adelaide City Council has finally launched its Live Music Action Plan, officially stating its intentions and plans to support live music in our state’s capital city. We still need a bit of time to digest it all, but if you’d like a look for yourself, scroll down to page 195 here.

– Ambient live-electronica act […]

By |August 7th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Osloh, Tkay Maidza, Moving Music

Scene Buzz: The Killgirls, Mario Spate, Badcop, The Beards, Soundwave, The Cassandras

– Electro-Rockers THE KILLGIRLS have been fairly quiet of late. One would hope that’s due to working on new material but alas, it’s the sadder reason. “Life”, has unfortunately gotten in the way for many members. Vocalist and main songwriter MARIO SPATE continues on as BADCOP, with his latest song, One Million (feat. Francis P) […]

By |July 31st, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: The Killgirls, Mario Spate, Badcop, The Beards, Soundwave, The Cassandras

Scene Buzz: UBERfest, It’s A Hoax, Courtney Robb, Bad//Dreems

– Sure, BIG DAY OUT isn’t happening next year, but new festivals are popping up all the time. UBERfest happens at The Light Hotel this weekend, with dozens of local and touring acts, and the FOLLOW THE SUN festival comes to Glenelg on Sunday October 5, bringing Paul Dempsey, Bonjah, Dallas Frasca and more, including […]

By |July 24th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: UBERfest, It’s A Hoax, Courtney Robb, Bad//Dreems

Scene Buzz: N1 Records, Tkay Maidza, Big Sound

– Continuing her incredible break-out year, TKAY MAIDZA has launched a new single, U-huh, as well as announcing that she’s signed with Brisbane-based record label Dew Process. The new tune, a collaboration with local producer ELK, is officially released on Monday July 21, but you can stream it now at her Soundcloud page.

– Maidza, along […]

By |July 17th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: N1 Records, Tkay Maidza, Big Sound

Scene Buzz: Tom Redwood, Horror My Friend, Walking With Thieves

– Launched this week, LIVE AT THE PORT is a series of webisodes promoting live music and Port Adelaide. Each episode will feature Adelaide musicians performing original songs in various locations around the Port.The first episode features TOM REDWOOD, shot by Allison Chhorn and Mike Retter of local business Film Buff Central. Zen Publicity are […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Tom Redwood, Horror My Friend, Walking With Thieves

Scene Buzz: Big Day Out, WOMADelaide, Jade Monkey

– After the news came out yesterday that AJ Maddah had sold off his stake in BIG DAY OUT less than 12 months after buying into the nationally touring festival, everybody was immediately asking if that meant the 2015 edition wouldn’t happen. Early this morning, themusic.com.au reported exactly that, while themusicnetwork.com asked a bunch of […]

By |June 26th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Big Day Out, WOMADelaide, Jade Monkey

Scene Buzz: Nevrland, Jive, The Raging Serfs, Kelly Menhennett

– After three years of putting on weekly punk and hardcore parties at The Light Hotel, BLACK MARKET says goodbye this weekend. Fear not, however! They’ll be starting up at Enigma the following week, with a housewarming party featuring THE SKELETON CLUB, CASSIE O’GRADY and FILTHY WHITE INBREDS. Get all the info here.

– With that […]

By |June 12th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Nevrland, Jive, The Raging Serfs, Kelly Menhennett

Scene Buzz: The Shaolin Afronauts, British Robots, Beaver

– With eight days to go, THE SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS are closing in on their $15,000 crowdfunding target to help get them to the UK for Glastonbury Festival. The crowdfunding amount comes to only around a third of the total cost – touring a nine-piece band internationally isn’t cheap! At time of writing, they still need […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: The Shaolin Afronauts, British Robots, Beaver

Scene Buzz: Echo & The Empress, Diesel Witch, Auxilla

– Let’s kick off this week with a huge congrats to THE BEARDS: themusic.com.au reports their latest album has debuted at #2 on the Independent Albums chart. Great job, The Beards!

– Congrats also to ECHO & THE EMPRESS, who managed to raise over $4000 through crowdfunding to help them get to the UK to play Glastonbury […]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Echo & The Empress, Diesel Witch, Auxilla

Scene Buzz: The Beards, The Germein Sisters, Jesse Davidson, The Rocketeers

– THE BEARDS visited Weekend Sunrise over the weekend to encourage the hosts to grow beards. They also performed their new single All The Bearded Ladies, with help from a few bearded ladies. Watch it here. They’re in the middle of a huge national tour to promote their new album, The Beard Album. Adelaide show […]

By |May 15th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: The Beards, The Germein Sisters, Jesse Davidson, The Rocketeers

Scene Buzz: Ross McHenry, The Gov, The Jam Room

– ARIA-nominated producer, composer and bassist ROSS MCHENRY is set to play the renowned Melbourne International Jazz Festival in June. Performing with his Future Ensemble project, Ross is the only South Australian based artist in this year’s program, which includes internationally renowned jazz artists Chick Corea, Gary Burton and Charles Lloyd’s Sky Trio amongst many […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Ross McHenry, The Gov, The Jam Room

Scene Buzz: World Wild, Slick Arnold, Jimmy & The Mirrors

– THE GERMEIN SISTERS have taken off on a tour around New Zealand – their first of what will no-doubt be many. With 10 gigs happening over 17 days, it’s gonna be a busy couple of weeks, though that’s nothing new to them. They’ve already spent all of April touring across Australia too. The Germein […]

By |May 1st, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: World Wild, Slick Arnold, Jimmy & The Mirrors

Scene Buzz: The Timbers, Glass Skies, Problems, Northern Sound System

– You can’t get a copy of the debut album from THE TIMBERS until May 1, but you can stream the whole thing from today, thanks to RIP IT UP. Check it out here, and mark May 17 in your diaries for the launch party at The Jade.
– Psych-rockers GLASS SKIES have just released a […]

By |April 24th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: The Timbers, Glass Skies, Problems, Northern Sound System

Scene Buzz: How Green, Cabin Cults, Saskwatch

– The Easter long weekend is coming up, and that means it’s nearly time for BLENHEIM MUSIC AND CAMPING FESTIVALl. Featuring exciting touring headliners SASKWATCH and THE WOOHOO REVUE, the popular Clare Valley festival also hosts a huge list of local legends including THE TIMBERS, IRIE KNIGHTS, MAX SAVAGE & THE FALSE IDOLS, GOD GOD […]

By |April 17th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: How Green, Cabin Cults, Saskwatch

Scene Buzz: Steering By Stars, Format Records, The Honey Pies

– With a note on Facebook, STEERING BY STARS have announced they’re calling it a day. Maybe it’s not all that surprising with half the band living interstate now, but it’s still a shame to hear the news made official. Across two albums, the atmospheric post-rock act has been a huge influence on many local […]

By |March 13th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Steering By Stars, Format Records, The Honey Pies

Scene Buzz: Funkoars, Fell At Ten, Bill Parton Trio

– MASSIVE congrats to FUNKOARS, with their new EP ‘Dawn Of The Head’ debuting at #18 on the AIRA Album charts! The EP hits #3 on the ARIA Urban Albums chart, sitting happily between Beyonce and Eminem. They’ve also released footage of a 20+ MC cypher filmed by Soundpond.net from their launch at The Gov. […]

By |March 6th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Funkoars, Fell At Ten, Bill Parton Trio

Scene Buzz: Ride Into The Sun, Sincerely, Grizzly, Ice On Mercury

– Congrats to SA’s six finalists in the International Songwriting Contest: Georgia Germein (GERMEIN SISTERS), Nick Deegan (GALLEON), LOREN KATE, Skye Lockwood/Beth Keogh(ECHO & THE EMPRESS), David Nottage/William Parton (BILL PARTON TRIO). Best of luck against the rest of the world!

– Congrats also to BRILLIG, who managed to sell out their entire season of The […]

By |February 27th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Ride Into The Sun, Sincerely, Grizzly, Ice On Mercury

Scene Buzz: Australia Day countdowns, Arts Feast, Stock Exchange, Squeaker

– To many of us, Australia Day means radio countdowns. triple j’s Hottest 100 is touted as “the world’s biggest musical democracy”, attracting more than a million votes from around the world. Tune in from 10:30am on Sunday January 26. Adelaide station THREE D holds its annual countdown of their Top 100+1 most-played songs the day […]

By |January 23rd, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Australia Day countdowns, Arts Feast, Stock Exchange, Squeaker

Scene Buzz: Lady Stangelove/Glass Skies, TIL The Break, Pilotfest

– From the ashes of LADY STRANGELOVE comes GLASS SKIES. Featuring two members of the now-defunct psychedelic act, Glass Skies have officially released their first single, “Highway”. Taking a bit more of a pop route than what they were previously known for, the three-minute tune still packs plenty of punch and serves as a perfect opportunity for Josh […]

By |January 16th, 2014|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scene Buzz: Lady Stangelove/Glass Skies, TIL The Break, Pilotfest