local act wins opening spot for orianthi

local act wins opening spot for orianthi

Photo by Robert M. Knight Music SA is pleased to announce that Orianthi has chosen the Stefan Hauk Band from 115 artists that applied for the opportunity to open Orianthi’s only Australian headline show, to be held at The Gov on Sunday 21 December. At just 19...
music business vet program for students

music business vet program for students

Time to kickstart your career in the music industry… announcing our 2015 New VET Courses from MUSIC SA! This VET program is more than a Music Course. Our students walk away with qualifications PLUS confidence and a passion for the music industry! We have...
hot desks at st paul’s creative centre

hot desks at st paul’s creative centre

Deadline: Ongoing Here’s your chance to be involved in St Paul’s Creative Centre in the Adelaide CBD! The collaborative co-working space for the South Australian arts and creative industries is offering part time and full time memberships for its ‘hot...
new creative hub opens in pt adelaide

new creative hub opens in pt adelaide

The Adelaide music scene welcomes the opening of “The Backyard”, a new venue in Port Adelaide that will ‘play host to a community of creative entrepreneurs and a live gig series’ this summer. Supported by Renew Adelaide, musicians Alicia...
promsong songwriter night + comp

promsong songwriter night + comp

The next in the successful PromSong series will be on Wednesday 26th November at 7pm at The Promethean. Local songwriters Elizabeth Ruyi, Tom Redwood, Elsa Grace, Trent Worley and Ricky Hooper will showcase their tunes for the chance to win $500 of recording time at...
2 exhibitions celebrate musicians + photography

2 exhibitions celebrate musicians + photography

Two new exhibitions of music photography are opening soon in Adelaide. Firstly, on Thursday 27 of November, award-winning live music venue The Gov hosts “Captured Sound” featuring the work of 9 photogs: Alex Kwong, Melissa Donato, Jennifer Sando, Ben...
adelaide music collective live sessions

adelaide music collective live sessions

It’s the last Live Session for 2014 for the Adelaide Music Collective, and what a great way to end a fabulous year of performances and SA Music Hall of Fame inductions. Get along to the Goodwood Institute on Friday 21 November, and you’ll be treated to...
three d radio host celebrates 29 years

three d radio host celebrates 29 years

A hearty congratulations to radio presenter (and MUSIC SA Review Columnist) Michael Hunter, who today is celebrating 29 years of being on the airwaves! He has hosted his show “Roots and Branches” on Three D Radio (93.7FM Adelaide), since 1985 – and...
sa produced music room tv returns

sa produced music room tv returns

Great news for Aussie artists! Season 2 of Music Room TV, which plays 100% Australian music, is now on Foxtel’s Aurora 183, with the next episode due to air on Friday night (November 7th) at 8:30pm AEST. (That’s 8:00pm in Adelaide). If you miss it, hop on...
jam room’s alice fraser scores uk role

jam room’s alice fraser scores uk role

We’re so excited to be able to share this news now! Alice Fraser, The Jam Room producer & a MUSIC SA tutor, has been offered the first international intern position working at Communion Music in London from early 2015. They represent and produce shows for...
sa songwriter closer to big break with telstra comp

sa songwriter closer to big break with telstra comp

After canvassing the country these past four months for Australia’s next generation of songwriters, 10 aspiring musicians have made it through to the Grand Final of the Telstra Road to Discovery talent development program including SA’s own Loren Kate (pictured,...
music sa + bside form partnership

music sa + bside form partnership

All hail the return of the printed street press to Adelaide! After launching several months ago as an online portal for SA music news, B-Side Magazine will now be printed weekly, and distributed to original live music venues and other outlets around town. In exciting...
slick arnold take out botb top spot

slick arnold take out botb top spot

Big ups to Adelaide 3 piece Slick Arnold, who have taken out the top spot at the South Australian round of the AACA National Campus Band Competition! They’re now off to Sydney for the finals in October. Singer/guitarist Jack Crawford is also one of our very own...
music council of australia rebrands

music council of australia rebrands

As of 18 September, The Music Council of Australia has a new name: Music Australia. Celebrating it’s 21st birthday, Music Australia has been active in providing informatio and organising research, advocacy and projects to advance music and musical life in...

Top Gigs: 18- 24 September 2014

featured gig 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...
music sa media call at st paul’s

music sa media call at st paul’s

The Hon. Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia, held a media call at St Paul’s Creative Centre this morning – home of the new music (&more) hub. The Music SA team was there to explore the facilities, including Chair of the Board Anne Wiberg and...
premier weatherill launches sxsa

premier weatherill launches sxsa

Premier Jay Weatherill will open Sounds x South Australia, a two-week series of industry events presented by Musitec. Musitec is South Australia’s new music industry cluster organisation, developing local and global opportunities for music, technology and creative...
adelaide acts showcase at bigsound

adelaide acts showcase at bigsound

The South Australian Music Development Office is presenting a special showcase of Adelaide acts at Bigsound! On Wednesday, 10 September make sure you’re at the Judith Wright Centre (conference venue) Shopfront from 12:30-2:00pm, and you’ll be treated to...
northern sound system hosts live beats

northern sound system hosts live beats

This will be AMAZING! If you want to know how beats are made, here’s your chance to see some of Adelaide’s finest producers doing it live in NSS Studios on Thursday 18th September! Watch Funkoars and Golden Era hitmen TRIALS and ADFU get down in the studio...

Top Gigs: 28 August- 3 September 2014

featured gig 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...
final heats for festival of live music

final heats for festival of live music

SCALA’s (Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association Inc) Festival of Live Music is in full swing, with its live heats running through August. The final heat is tonight (28 August) at SCALA’s regular home of their weekly performance events, The...
meeting on music course funding cuts

meeting on music course funding cuts

Concerned music students should not miss a public meeting on Sunday regarding The State Government’s funding cuts to the VET music programs currently offered at the University of Adelaide. From 1pm – 3pm on Sunday, Tammy Franks Greens MLC will host a session at the...
Scene Buzz: Cat Dog Bird, Blood Plastic, Urtekk

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...
Scene Buzz: Osloh, Tkay Maidza, Moving Music

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...
Scene Buzz: N1 Records, Tkay Maidza, Big Sound

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...
new label for adelaide

new label for adelaide

The Adelaide music scene welcomes DiVision – a new label providing a platform for local bands to record and perform original music. Launching on 1st August at The Jade, DiVision will showcase multiple record releases including Truce’s LP, Black...
Scene Buzz: Ross McHenry, The Gov, The Jam Room

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...

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...