nakatomi

nakatomi

Music SA welcomes electronic pop act Nakatomi to its South Australian Artist Directory. Comprised of local music veterans Emily Smart and Hamish Cox, the duo has been holed up for 12 months writing and creating their new sound, which has been quickly embraced by...
open at splendour

open at splendour

The lineup for Splendour in the Grass 2015 is huge, if by huge you mean Blur, Florence and the Machine, Mark Ronson, The Wombats, Tame Impala and more! Now thanks to triple j Unearthed’s latest competition, you could be part of it. The winning act will be flown...
join oxjam in august

join oxjam in august

From Oxjam’s successful origin in the UK, where 50,000+ musicians have played to over a million people at thousands of venues, the month long festival is now hitting Australian shores this August. This is your opportunity to work together with other music lovers...
coves – “could’ve, would’ve”

coves – “could’ve, would’ve”

If Melodic Hardcore is your thing, then you need to see Coves’ new video for hard-hitting track “Could’ve, Would’ve”, launched January 2015. Men of few words, they let the music – and vision – speak for itself. The single was...
carclew scholarships offer $12k+

carclew scholarships offer $12k+

Reminder – Carclew Scholarship applications are open for artists aged 26 and under, for professional development opportunities to the value of $12,500 in categories of Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Creative Writing and Film/New Media. This is perfect for artists...
banter is back

banter is back

The last Wednesday of the month is nearly upon us, and that means it’s Banter time. After a great start in April, the event gets a reprise on 27th May. Presented by Musitec and St Paul’s Creative Centre, this gathering of Adelaide’s music community...
1st release for fat trax records

1st release for fat trax records

Congrats to Jess Nicks and Fat Trax – she’s has the honour of having the first CD launched on the studio’s new label, “Fat Trax Records.” Her new release “It’s Your Time” was launched to a full house at the Promethean in...
sa video local award win

sa video local award win

The biggest night in SA film industry was held on 15 May with the annual SASAs (SA Screen Awards)! Congrats to all the winners, and extra thumbs up to Winner of Best Music Video (presented by Music SA). The accolade went to Dir./Prod Benjamin Dow for his treatment of...
will liquour act changes affect venues

will liquour act changes affect venues

Our General Manager Lisa Bishop has featured prominently in local news lately, with features in The Advertiser’s Business Journal (pictured) and The City. She’s spreading the word about the potential effect legislative changes will have on live music...

july 2015

Wednesday 1 July – Seether @ The Gov Friday 3 July – Tim Rogers & the Bamboos @ The Gov Saturday 11 July – Jimmy Barnes @ Entertainment Theatre Saturday 11 July – The Church @ The Gov Friday 17 July – My Friend the Chocolate Cake @...
music sa farewells gordon andersen

music sa farewells gordon andersen

It is with a heavy heart that the team at Music SA announce that our Industry Development Manager of eight years, Gordon Andersen, is moving on to take up the role of Events and Promotions Officer at the City of West Torrens. Music SA General Manager Lisa Bishop said...
vale radio legend david day

vale radio legend david day

UPDATE (6 May): An incredible outpouring of love yesterday at the celebration of the life of David ‘Daisy’ Day. Hundreds filled the Arkaba top room, with moving tributes, live music, famous faces and friends from all over the country. Photographer Ian...
adelaide songs concert at ayers house

adelaide songs concert at ayers house

The songs, the stories, the places, the people… the Adelaide Songs Concert explores them all! This new event celebrates our city’s history and identity with a concert / cabaret featuring 20 brand new songs inspired by the City of Adelaide, with poems,...
nima nominations open

nima nominations open

Just as the second lineup of musical acts have been announced for the National Indigenous Music Awards 2015 – including Frank Yamma, B2M, and The Painted Ladies – comes the news that NIMA nominations are now also open. The awards recognize acts from across...
showcase at bigsound 2015

showcase at bigsound 2015

Want to play at BIGSOUND this year? Applications are now open for artists (Australian and international), for the prestigious showcase slots at the industry event & music fest in early September 2015. Local, national and international music industry delegates...
aam mentoring for managers

aam mentoring for managers

AAM (The Association of Artist Managers) have announced the latest round of applications for their Manager Mentor Program, where six lucky managers will get 6-12 month mentoring sessions with high profile industry folk in the field, plus an all-inclusive trip to...
stigwood 2015 fellowships open

stigwood 2015 fellowships open

Attention Adelaide artists: applications are now open for the Stigwood Fellowships. Now in its 2nd year, the program offers personalised professional development and connections across the globe for local musicians AND industry entrepreneurs. Introduced by the State...
emirates offers artist opp

emirates offers artist opp

The Adelaide Festival has partnered with Emirates Airline to offer two South Australian artists in the early stages of their career an opportunity to fly to an Emirates destination for a professional development experience. In this sense, ‘artist’ can...
musos make noise to end violence against women

musos make noise to end violence against women

“I am making noise to end violence against women.” That’s the message of the #NotOn campaign, and we’re pleased to see it spreading through the support of many an Aussie band! SA’s own Bad//Dreems and The Beards have lent their voice to...
jl music publishing announce closure

jl music publishing announce closure

The SA music industry loses a supportive local business as JL Music Publishing announce they will cease trading from the 30th of April as a part of voluntary windup of the JL Music Group by the Directors. They state it has not been an easy decision but have...
qantas updates instrument policy

qantas updates instrument policy

More good news for musicians on tour ! QANTAS has now made a few changes to its “dedicated Musicians Additional Baggage Allowance” which benefits artists who are travelling with a musical instrument or other touring equipment. The changes should help them...
next music grant info session

next music grant info session

It’s that time again! If you’re an SA based musician, who is writing and performing their own music, now’s your chance to apply for the next round of grants from the Arts SA Contemporary Music Fund. This includes funding for recording, touring...
twilight music in victoria square

twilight music in victoria square

Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga was recently redeveloped and is now host to a diverse range of events and activities in the heart of the City. Traversed by the tram, it’s easy to access and with cafes and the Adelaide Central Market nearby there’s always...
creative partnerships mentoring

creative partnerships mentoring

Adelaide artists who are on the ball – you have the chance to meet one on one with James Boyd, State Manager (WA+SA) for Creative Partnerships Australia when he visits St Paul’s Creative Centre in early April. As part of Creative Partnerships...
nxtgig – register now

nxtgig – register now

Deadline: 13 April 2015 We recently gave you a heads up about the impending rollout of new app NXTGIG, well it’s all systems go from the 25th March and YOU can get in early with your gigs. NXTGIG is the “first-ever digital platform where event information,...
amin’s sweet travel deal

amin’s sweet travel deal

Aussie musicians are ‘good to go’, thanks to the Travel Beyond Group and AMIN (Australian Music Industry Network). They’ve designed a “dedicated travel portal” available to members of AMIN’s associated state and territory bodies, which...
squeaker single

squeaker single

circles *****   It’s a few years since I reviewed Squeaker’s “Fly Baby Fly” album, but I remember enjoying the week or so it spent on rotation in the car CD. When their new single “Circles” came up for review I was keen to hear how the band had progressed over...
craig atkins lp

craig atkins lp

fall or fly ****   Appropriately as my pet Galah squawks madly in the backyard (‘Mr Cash’ for those playing at home), Craig Atkins’ new release Fall or Fly features a lone feather on the album cover, very striking and appropriate for the title. Opening track...
puritan ep

puritan ep

self titled ***   Being compared to rock legends Guns ‘N’ Roses is no easy feat, but Adelaide old fashioned rock ‘n’ rollers Puritan seem to fit the vibe extremely well. The four piece have recently released their debut self-titled EP, and it’s as rich with...
your video clip made by nida

your video clip made by nida

Six bands / artists have the chance to get a lives action video clip made by NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art), in the latest triple j unearthed competition. As part of an assignment for the post-grad directing students, this initiative has had great success...
amin survey results – costs to musicians

amin survey results – costs to musicians

Results are in! AMIN (The Australian Music Industry Network) recently surveyed its members on the financial costs of working as a professional musician, particularly those relevant to travel, insurance and accounting. According to the findings, trying to make a career...
archie roach at amc live

archie roach at amc live

Tickets are selling fast -as always- for the Adelaide Music Collective’s next Live Sessions at Goodwood Institute. The first official lineup of the series for 2015 includes none other than songwriting legend Archie Roach, with Mark Holden, The Yearlings and Max...
art music award nominations

art music award nominations

If your music genre fits into experimental, jazz, regional or music education, look into submitting for The Art Music Awards. Each year APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the Australian Music Centre host the awards to  recognise achievement in...
15 mar – the dagoes

15 mar – the dagoes

Yes, the band name is a bit politically incorrect… but hey that’s rock & roll! Congrats to local act The Dagoes for debuting at #1 on Three D Radio this week, with their new “Supreme” LP with a whopping 16 tracks. The Australian power pop...
max savage lp

max savage lp

little flame *****   Max Savage set aside his band “The False Idols” for a short time to record some stripped back acoustic songs with only occasional support from guitarist Lachlan Ridge on three of the eight songs. This LP “Little Flame” is the result. This...
exeter blues lp

exeter blues lp

the road and the rail **** You very well may have heard of Adelaide’s cherished Exeter Hotel, and you no doubt know about blues, but have you listened to Adelaide duo Exeter Blues? Fronted by David O’Leary, a songwriter who has written a whole bunch of records over...
buffalo boyfriend ep

buffalo boyfriend ep

in colour *****   Featuring memorable songs, engaging performances, and perfect production, this E.P. from folk pop duo Buffalo Boyfriend arrives with a seasoned and fully-developed sound, uncommon for a debut release. Their soulful voices complimenting each...
black coral single

black coral single

please never *** Adelaide 4 piece alt rock/indie band Black Coral are Heath Newberry (drums), Khajiho Tokunaga (bass), Ian Messenger (guitar and vocals), Alice Reid (synth), drawing collective influence from bands such as Sonic Youth, Joy Division, Dinosaur Jr. and...
new app shows nearby gigs

new app shows nearby gigs

A new APP that will help the music industry is heading our way – with its origins from right here in Adelaide! NXTGIG says it’s the “first ever platform built specifically for the entertainment industry to entwine geolocation with brand profile and...
arba hosts global blues heats

arba hosts global blues heats

ARBA (Adelaide Roots and Blues Association) has announced the inaugural “ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge”, representing the SA heats of the International Blues Challenge. The latter is the annual “World Cup” of the blues held by The Blues Foundation each...
awme applications open

awme applications open

Every November there’s a special gathering of industry, musicians and punters in Melbourne for AWME – a music industry conference and showcase event for roots music. The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier event of...
apra amcos free industry meeting

apra amcos free industry meeting

APRA AMCOS has teamed up with local music industry organisations to bring you an event you can’t miss – especially if you’re a new APRA AMCOS member trying to find your feet in the local music scene. Want to know exactly what APRA AMCOS does, how...
promsong’s 1st 2015 session

promsong’s 1st 2015 session

The first PromSong for 2015 is on Wednesday 25th March at The Promethean! This session’s lineup includes: Tom Farnan, Mat Drogemuller, David Bowering (The Cities Alight), Twig and Danny Boy Drummond, and Alan O’Toole. Each will be showcasing their songs,...
summer series at uni sa

summer series at uni sa

Music SA, along with USASA (University of South Australia Student Association), is proud to present original live music coming to you across the Uni SA campuses, with the “Summer Music Series”. Every Wednesday for 6 weeks, musicians will be providing some...
best gigs 26 feb – 4 mar 15

best gigs 26 feb – 4 mar 15

Orientation Week at Flinders Uni comes to a close with a huge party, featuring big name-acts SAFIA and THE GRISWOLDS, as well as locals TINK and DJ BOTTLEROCKETS. They’re also promising a nice little surprise. What will it be? Only one way to find out…...
ben gel lp

ben gel lp

the baddest man in shit town **** As I sit at my writing desk enjoying a well deserved whiskey, I contemplate the title of my review subject, the delightfully titled ‘The Baddest Man In Shit Town’ by Ben Gel & The Boneyard Saints. I wonder what could...
big daddy’s discotheque lp

big daddy’s discotheque lp

welcome to las vegas **** Listening to Big Daddy’s Discotheque’s new album took me back in time to the 1980s, an era this band is clearly influenced by, and to be honest, it was a refreshing change to hear a different musical style instead of today’s electronic...
live local music at street party

live local music at street party

Waymouth St comes alive with music, food and more on 6th March, as one of Adelaide’s great city streets transforms into a hip and sophisticated venue! Best of all, it’s FREE, and features acts from the Fringe Street Theatre Festival, plus DJs and live local...
access all areas seeks training team

access all areas seeks training team

Earlier this year we mentioned ‘Access All Areas’, a new program coming to Radio Adelaide in April. Presented on Wednesdays at 2pm, Access All Areas will be created, produced and presented by young people aged 18 – 25 with a physical disability, with Jane...
pre-sxsw networking in sa

pre-sxsw networking in sa

So – who’s off to SXSW soon? You lucky folks! Musitec is organising a little pre-trip get together for South Aussies who are making the trek to Texas in March 2015. Take this opportunity to network, have a casual drink with fellow travellers, and make some...
will you be groovin the moo?

will you be groovin the moo?

South Aussies! Our Oakbank Racecourse has a very special ANZAC Day in store, as it plays host to Groovin’ the Moo on Saturday 25th April. There’s something for everyone with such acts as A$AP Ferg, Ball Park Music, Broods (NZ), Carmada, Charli XCX (UK),...
blenheim fest is back

blenheim fest is back

Blenheim is back! Now in its 6th year, Blenheim Music and Camping Festival (aka BlenheimFest) returns to SA on 3rd April in the Clare Valley. This locally supported, volunteer run, not-for-profit festival, is an Easter favourite, and 2014 had 1300 punters. This year a...
garden sessions – free in bandstand

garden sessions – free in bandstand

Everyone loves The Garden of Unearthly Delights, yes? Here’s another reason why: The Garden Sessions return every Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm at the Bandstand, with FREE live music by homegrown talent. Brought to you by APRA AMCOS, Arts SA, and The Garden, in the...
undermine single

undermine single

superhero ***1/2 4 piece rock outfit Undermine released their debut self-titled CD in 2012, with an impressive pedigree in production. It was recorded in Brisbane at Ultrasonic Studios, produced by Grammy nominated Brandon Friesen (Nickelback, Sum 41) and mixed in Los...