Category: culture

Four weeks of fun – 1

Loopy blues and a cappella muse The return of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Australia’s biggest, and the world’s second largest arts festival- four weeks of fun. First up for review are two very dissimilar shows: one which uses technology to revamp an old musical form, whilst the other recreates complex orchestration and rhythms with nothing

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Laneway- a tale of two cities

Highlights were¬†Gang of Youths, Middle Kids and Baker Boy. Having attended the Adelaide Laneway Festival a number of times, it was interesting to experience it in a different city, Sydney. How different they were too. Whereas Adelaide’s is held in the post-industrial wastelands of Port Adelaide- urban and grungy, here in Sydney the setting was

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Calexico Wanderers

Calexico at the Gov, Adelaide

CALEXICO with WANDERERS, the Gov, Adelaide Like Arcade Fire but with trumpets I’ll be honest; I hadn’t heard of the band Calexico, despite their touring with Arcade Fire in 2010- but we were keen to hear local favourites Wanderers support them in “the world’s best music venue”, the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel in Adelaide. Known to

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