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SA screenings of ‘Spirit Of Akasha’ announced

Following its sold out premiere at the Sydney Opera House in January, Andrew Kidman’s (Litmus, Glass Love, Last Hope) modern surf odyssey Spirit Of Akasha will now get a couple of screenings in South Australia this May.

Under the tutelage…

Wed Apr 14
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Potbelleez DJs at Zhivago

The Potbelleez DJs are heading to Zhivago on Wed Apr 16. Rip It Up fired them some questions on what to expect.

 

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Wed Apr 14
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Steel Panther: All You Can Eat

It would be easy to think that Californian novelty act Steel Panther are a bit of one-trick pony whose continued fascination with all things sex, sex and even more sex would wear thin by now. But no, they up the…

Wed Apr 14
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Disclosure announce Adelaide DJ set

Guy and Howard Lawrence – the brothers behind EDM juggernaut Disclosure – will be hitting the decks at Apple Bar hours after they close proceedings at Groovin The Moo next Fri Apr 25.

Following an incredible breakout year for the…

Wed Apr 14
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Flamingo EP launch this weekend

Adelaide electronic three-piece and recent triple j Unearthees Flamingo are launching their debut EP Heavy Steps this weekend.

2014 has been kind to Flamingo thus far. At the start of the year they were named as one of Rip It…

Wed Apr 14
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Chuck Ragan: Till Midnight

In 2005 Chuck Ragan departed the Palace of Punk to pursue himself a career on Acoustic Avenue, a folk rock endeavour that has now yielded its fourth studio album, Till Midnight. With Eddie Vedder gruff and Austin authenticity down to…

Wed Apr 14
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Play: Mac DeMarco’s new video game Squish ‘Em

A few weeks ago American psych-rocker Mac DeMarco released his new album Salad Days, leaving him free to explore other creative outlets, such as his new Subbacultcha! video game Squish ‘Em.

In Squish ‘Em, you play as DeMarco attempting to…

Wed Apr 14
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APRA Song Of The Year Nominees Announced

APRA AMCOS have announced the 20 songs up for the illustrious APRA Song Of The Year award.

The shortlist will now be voted on by the 84,000-strong APRA AMCOS membership and whittled down to a final pool of five. The…

Wed Apr 14
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Chinese Puzzle

It’s been nine years since we last caught up with the irritating characters that populate Cédric Klapisch’s series of multinational, multilingual movies, but here they are again, like it or not.

In The Spanish Apartment, Xavier…

Wed Apr 14
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Rip It Up is looking for staff writers!

Have you got what it takes to make it in the world of online music journalism? Rip It Up is looking for two bright sparks to join our digital content team. That’s right, an actual paid job. In the media/music…

Tue Apr 14
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TLC announce first ever Australian tour

While Adelaide will miss out on seeing the second highest selling female group of all time (the Spice Girls take that crown), TLC are finally headed to Australia, 24 years after the trio started.

Surviving members…

Tue Apr 14
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Violent Soho announce extra shows

Brisbane’s Violent Soho have sold out all nine dates their national tour with The Smith Street Band, prompting them to add extra shows at the end of the tour.

This includes a second gig at Adelaide's…

Tue Apr 14
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New Angus & Julia Stone album this August

Australia’s favourite folkie siblings Angus & Julia Stone have announced that their first album since 2010’s Down The Way (which featured Hottest 100 topper Big Jet Plane) will be out on Fri Aug 1.

The self-titled Angus & Julia Stone

Tue Apr 14
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Chet Faker announces national tour

Nick Murphy AKA Chet Faker has just dropped his highly-anticipated debut Built On Glass, living up to the hype of his 2012 EP Thinking…

Tue Apr 14
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Short Stack Is Back

Do you remember when Short Stack broke up? No? Well, it happened in 2012 and their wildly enthusiastic tweener fans were completely devastated. 'Good' things come to those who wait, and their now-adult fanbase are to be treated with a…

Tue Apr 14
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A Salty Winter at Tenth & Gibson

Ladies about town Alice Fraser (The Jam Room) and Sharni Honor (Porch Sessions) are up to their tricks again – this time for a chilly winter party.

Together, they’re bringing A Salty Winter to life on Sat Jun 7.…

Tue Apr 14
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SAFIA announce headlining tour

Canberra’s SAFIA are being touted as the “princes of electronic-pop with a nu-soul bent”. Given that Lorde herself has confessed she prefers the term “Pop Princess” to other titles, it’s no surprise that the trio have found themselves as the…

Tue Apr 14
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The Rolling Stones announce rescheduled Australian dates

The Rolling Stones have confirmed their rescheduled Australasian tour dates following the postponement of their ’14 On Fire Tour last month.

As previously reported, the band were planning on returning following the conclusion of the football season so they…

Tue Apr 14
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Adelaide Monopoly coming this November


Adelaide Monopoly enthusiasts and budding real estate barons will soon be treated to a special edition of the classic board game modelled on the City of Churches.

The announcement of Monopoly: Adelaide Edition, which will be available in…

Tue Apr 14
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AC/DC Future In Doubt

Melbourne radio station 3AW broke news this morning that Australian legends AC/DC may be teetering on the edge of retirement.

The remarks came from entertainment commentator Peter Ford, who said, “The suggestion is being…

Tue Apr 14
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Kodaline and The Trouble With Templeton at The Gov

The common reaction when I told people I was going to see Kodaline at The Gov was, “Who?” Although they played smaller venues on their first Australian tour then what they’d be used to back in their native Ireland,…

Tue Apr 14
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Allday announces national tour

With his new single Right Now set to drop next Friday, Adelaide-born MC Allday has announced a headline tour that will include under-18 and all ages shows.

Right Now has gone out to radio today but won’t be available until…

Tue Apr 14
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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Offbeat indie director Wes Anderson follows up his nostalgically bittersweet Moonrise Kingdom with a typically eccentric, mysteriously sinister, vaguely political, madcap caper, wherein a fictionally revered author (Jude Law/Tom Wilkinson) recounts the story of the formerly Grand Budapest Hotel,…

Tue Apr 14
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Guide to Record Store Day 2014

The annual celebration of bricks-and-mortar goodness will take place this Sat Apr 19. Record Store Day (RSD) has quickly become one of the music world’s most loved days—special releases, vinyl surprises and a round of applause…

Tue Apr 14
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Hear: new Lana Del Rey song ‘West Coast’

Two weeks ago an unreleased Lana Del Rey track, Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight – thought to be the first single from her new album Ultraviolence – leaked online. Turns out it was all a bit of a marketing…

Tue Apr 14
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Wolfmother: New Crown

Wolfmother are fast becoming one of those bands that everyone loves to sink the boot into. Their debut album was right up there as one of the best of all time until Andrew Stockdale’s ego was left unchecked, creating an…

Tue Apr 14
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King Of The North: Sound The Underground

For a two-piece this Melbourne duo makes a hell of a racket. Right from the get-go the rock vibe and intensity really does lure you in. King Of The North's rock sound is just awesome, making the sound of two…

Mon Apr 14
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Watch: Fake Drake troll the public

Jimmy Kimmel’s Lie Witness News segment has become famous for taking the piss out of hipsters at Coachella and SXSW, but for his latest instalment he enlisted Canadian…

Mon Apr 14
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Nexus Live 2014 Program

Internationally renowned Local musical goal-kicker Ross McHenry has presented his program for this year’s Nexus Live.

“Programming the line-up for Nexus Live has been such a wonderful experience. I really feel like we have a phenomenal list, showcasing some of…

Fri Apr 14
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Luca Brasi: By A Thread

If I wanted to be glib, I could describe Luca Brasi as an ocker version of The Menzingers, and it would give you a pretty good approximation of what much of By A Thread sounds like. But homegrown punk rock…

Fri Apr 14
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Rip It Up’s 25th Birthday Party

Rip It Up is turning 25 and going 100% online. To celebrate, we’re throwing a party! And because we’ve been Adelaide’s number one source of free music and entertainment news for the past 25 years, it’s going to be a…

Fri Apr 14
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Janelle Monáe & Kimbra announce co-headline tour

Forward-thinking pop purveyors Janelle Monáe and Kimbra have announced a co-headline tour of Australia and New Zealand, with dates scheduled in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Melbourne. Not Adelaide.

The pair supposedly spawned the idea for a The Golden Electric…

Fri Apr 14
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Jordie Lane releasing ‘Live At The Wheaty’

Folk troubadour Jordie Lane is releasing his first ever live album, recorded at his gig at Adelaide’s Wheatsheaf Hotel on Apr 21, 2013.

Live At The Wheaty follows on from singer-songwriter’s acclaimed 2013 EP Not Built To Last, and “captures…

Fri Apr 14
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On Tour with Buried In Verona

Buried In Verona have a message for any of the people who actively oppose them as a band: Go fuck yourself. Intended at “the people who try to attack us and try to bring us down”, Buried In Verona…

Fri Apr 14
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International Star Wars Day in cinemas across Australia

When Margaret Thatcher was announced as the first female prime minister in 1979, her party took out an advertisement in the London Evening News saying "May the Fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations," and so began the traditional Star Wars

Thu Apr 14
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Saskwatch announce headline tour

On the eve of releasing their sophomore album Nose Dive, Melbourne power soul collective Saskwatch have announced a full run of headline and festival dates in the coming months.

A band that needs to be seen to be believed, the…

Thu Apr 14
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Groovin The Moo set times announced

Groovin The Moo have released the set times for their 2014 edition, which kicks off at Oakbank, South Australia on Fri Apr 25.

Earlier this week promoters announced that the Maitland leg of the festival had sold out, following on…

Thu Apr 14
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Mr Little Jeans: Pocketknife

Monica Birkenes (AKA Mr Little Jeans) is about to become hipster royalty. Not only is her namesake borrowed from Wes Anderson’s Rushmore but her debut album Pocketknife gives everyone else a schooling in how to make good alternative pop music…

Thu Apr 14
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Dan Sultan: Blackbird

Watch out for the mighty Dan Sultan as his third album Blackbird is an absolute ripper that will no doubt keep him in high demand across the country. There is no questioning the talent of Sultan, who impressed with his…

Wed Apr 14
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Dig Music Done: triple j Relaunch Double J

triple j has listened to the bitching and moaning, Australia. To celebrate our dislike of change and inability to adapt to the times, triple j is taking a quick trip in the DeLorean to bring us new tunes...…

Wed Apr 14
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Queens Of The Stone Age video for ‘Smooth Sailing’ unveiled

After returning from a co-headlining tour in Australia with Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age are raising hell in a mini-epic video for their latest single Smooth Sailing off their #1 selling…

Wed Apr 14
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John Butler Trio at Thebarton Theatre

Boots stomped the dust out of the hardwood floor of the Thebby as unwashed hair was swung to and fro to the sweet rhythms of blues and roots. That can only mean one thing, John Butler Trio has hit…

Wed Apr 14
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East Brunswick All Girls Choir: Seven Drummers

Alt-rock never had such a sweet melancholy twang, with Melbournians East Brunswick All Girls Choir nailing their debut LP. The mix of a distorted country blues with garage rock sensibilities is both daring and darling of the independent local act.…

Wed Apr 14
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On Tour with Twelve Foot Ninja

When Steve “Stevic” McKay of Melbourne five-piece Twelve Foot Ninja speaks to Rip It Up, one of the first things that comes up is the work that he did before his band took off. He speaks of session work,…

Wed Apr 14
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Manchester Orchestra: Cope

There is a group of people that I am “friends” with on Facebook who are constantly posting inane things about DJs with ordinary names that I have never heard of. They profess their love of house music, and the pictures…

Tue Apr 14
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Royal Blood: Out Of The Black EP

We’ve been here before. A band comes along trying to evoke some forgotten spirit of the ‘70s and everyone either gets excited or rolls their eyes: The Darkness. Wolfmother. Steel Panther. What makes the UK’s Royal Blood different is that…

Tue Apr 14
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Peaches Geldof dies at 25

Peaches Geldof, daughter of musician Sir Bob Geldof, has died at the age of 25.

Police were called to an address in Kent, England, on Monday and are treating the death as "unexplained and sudden," ruling out…

Tue Apr 14
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Bad//Dreems sign with Ivy League, announce new single and tour

Bad//Dreems have made history in becoming the first band from Adelaide to sign with Mushroom imprint Ivy League, home to The Rubens, Cloud Control, Deep Sea Arcade and more.

"We signed to Ivy League because they seemed like really good…

Mon Apr 14
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Dune Rats Announce 2014 Australian Tour

One of the weirdest, wildest bands you’ll ever see is Dune Rats – and luckily they’re back on the road.

Currently on tour in South Africa, the hardworking threesome will be tramping the streets of Australia soon enough. Touring nation-wide…

Mon Apr 14
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Closure In Moscow Announce Tour

Wack-tacular Melbourne group Closure In Moscow are bringing their wild times to Adelaide super soon.

The cosmic rockers are heading out on a national tour, taking in 11 dates around the country. They've finally laid down tracks for their sophomore album,…

Mon Apr 14
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Daniel Jaber to Head Leigh Warren Dance

A radical changing of the guard in South Australian dance was announced today, as Leigh Warren will hand the reins of his acclaimed company to young dance and…

Mon Apr 14
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The 70,000 Jacket

This may very well be the Birkin bag of leatherjackets… well, maybe two Birkin bags.

Calvin Klein Collection’s menswear range is headed by Italo Zucchelli, a former Jil Sander designer, and the label has recently released their latest collection…

Mon Apr 14
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Socks and Sandals

The unholiest of trends has returned.

Usually reserved for schoolchildren and German backpackers, socks and sandals have made their way into high fashion, with brands like Prada, Givenchy and Kenzo getting on board.

As the autumn weather fluctuates in temperature, maybe something…

Mon Apr 14
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Right Hand Distribution has moved

The Ebenezer Pl specialists in denim have relocated to a new home on Clubhouse Ln off Hindley St.

Right Hand Distribution (better known as RHD) will still continue to specialise in Japanese selvedge denim and some of the harderto- find, high-quality streetwear labels…

Mon Apr 14
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Salamano Bromtown: Split EP

Lovers of all things vintage, quirky producers Jacob Simionato and Tom Brown (AKA Salamano and Bromtown) have released a split EP and promotional video to mark their entrance into the electronica world.

Using samples from live soul and jazz recordings in '60s/'70s America, the release…

Mon Apr 14
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South Australian Screen Awards Nominees Announced

This year’s South Australian Screen Awards (SASA) will mark 15 years of quality film-making in the state. South Australia’s most prestigious film awards have prizes across nine categories, with a further eight “craft awards” for the…

Mon Apr 14
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Bam Bam talks The Good Life

Australian hip hop is all about the party in 2014, with Melbourne newcomer Bam Bam (AKA Joel Chamaa) fostering "just super-good vibes". He's touring nationally behind his debut EP, The Good Life, entailing the hooky singles Bags Packed (featuring Allday) and Feel Like I'm Alive (with Tigerilla), both…

Mon Apr 14
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Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2014 program

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival has announced its full program, featuring some familiar and unexpected faces from near and far.

In her final year as artistic director, Kate Ceberano (who will be replaced by Barry Humphries in 2015) has pulled out…

Mon Apr 14
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Andrew Garfield talks The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Andrew Garfield connects with Rip It Up for his only South Australian interview regarding The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro. Far from his wise-cracking portrayal of super-powered teen Peter Parker, Garfield embodies an incredibly astute British-raised actor, whose zeal for the role…

Mon Apr 14
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Hole reunion chances “very frail”

Last week we reported that Courtney Love had told The Quietus that Hole had been rehearsing together and a reunion was on the cards. Now it seems that such claims were overzealous, and that…

Mon Apr 14
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Drop Bears: Attack! of the Killer Koalas

Land sharks, zombie sheep and swimming pool piranha have upped the ante of the comedy horror genre, but if a couple of local film-makers have their way koalas will soon make their way into the pantheon of comically murderous animals.

Fri Apr 14
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Chet Faker streams debut album on iTunes

The album that was scrapped twice and “maybe overcooked” is currently streaming on iTunes ahead of its official release next Friday (Apr 11).

Built On Glass is the debut album from Melbourne artist Chet Faker – AKA Nick Murphy. It…

Fri Apr 14
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Northeast Party House announce debut album, national tour

Northeast Party House have taken the party from the house to the studio, and will soon be taking it on the road for a lengthy national tour this June and July.

“Everything has always revolved around our live show,” synth…

Fri Apr 14
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The Evolution Of Blenheim Fest

In just four years a private party on a Clare Valley property to celebrate the Easter Weekend has blossomed into a completely non-profit charity music and camping festival, Blenheim Fest. One of the festival founders and directors, John Castine,…

Fri Apr 14
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Jack White attempting to release “The World’s Fastest Record”

No, he’s not trying to set a new record for beats per minute. Rather, on Record Store Day (Apr 19), Jack White will attempt to record, press and sell a live track from his forthcoming album Lazaretto in record time.…

Fri Apr 14
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The Almost cancel Adelaide show

Alternative rockers The Almost have announced on their official Facebook page that their Australian April tour will "unfortunately" no longer include Adelaide or Perth.

The announce comes just weeks before the band were set to play Fowler's Live on Mon…

Fri Apr 14
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UPDATE: AJ Maddah Questions Adelaide’s Vans Warped Tour 2014 Chances

UPDATE: AJ Maddah has Tweeted Rip It Up to confirm our fears – Vans Warped Tour will not return to Adelaide. 

AJ…

Thu Apr 14
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Percussions: Same Beat, Different Drum

Ahead of the 'soft launch' of Percussions at Sugar this Fri Apr 4 (featuring the UK's Kowton and Tessela, as well as a stellar local line-up), Brad Shawyer of Untzz Twelve Inch chats to Rip It Up about this new…

Thu Apr 14
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Dan Sultan announces album tour

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and sometime political agitator Dan Sultan is celebrating two milestones today: one, the release of his third album Blackbird; and two, the announcement of a colossal national tour.

It’s been four years…

Thu Apr 14
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Lord Mayor weighs in on Soundwave controversy

Two days after AJ Maddah announced that Soundwave would have to forfeit a $10,000 bond to the Adelaide City Council due to noise complaints, Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood has spoken to the event organisers…

Thu Apr 14
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Courtney Love Announces Hole Reunion

Courtney Love has traded in solving mysteries for performing miracles, confirming that Hole is reuniting with its Celebrity Skin-era line-up.

After making amends with ex-guitarist Eric Erlandson at…

Thu Apr 14
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Hard-Ons announce 30th anniversary tour

Sydney rock stalwarts Hard-Ons have made a series of exciting announcements to coincide with their 30th anniversary, including a “temporary” re-formation and national tour.

Hard-Ons emerged at the apex of Australian pub rock, and yet were so unlike every other…

Thu Apr 14
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The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream

A few years back a friend of mine passed away. He was only 24 years old, succumbing to a disease that he had lived with his entire life. The wake was surreal; the sheer amount of people that had attended…

Thu Apr 14
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Dustin Tebbutt hitting the road

Indie-folk darling Dustin Tebbutt is packing up his guitar case and rolling his bones through four capital cities this May in support of his new single, coincidentally called Bones.

2013 was a massive breakout year for the Sydney artist, whose…

Thu Apr 14
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Nymphomaniac: Vol 1 & Vol 2

Surviving the scandal of the Melancholia publicity tour to shock another day, Lars von Trier returns with another confronting tale of loneliness, despair and all facets of sexual perversion in what is arguably the most quintessential von Trier film…

Wed Apr 14
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EMA: The Future’s Void

No one could ever accuse Erika M. Anderson of insincerity.  Her debut album Past Life Martyred Saints was about as open and honest as it gets, with Anderson herself at the centre of its brutal self-dissection.

Honesty and identity are…

Wed Apr 14
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Howling Owl Naked Exhibition

The Howling Owl – gin bar and café extraordinaire – will open a new art exhibition NAKED tonight. The exhibition, curated by Carollyn Kavanagh, will feature works from a range of local creatives across a vast spread of disciplines.

Artist Nat…

Wed Apr 14
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Movement Is My Medicine Festival

The Mill, Point A and Soul Strong Society have come together to present the Movement Is My Medicine (MIMM) Festival, starting this Thu Apr 3. A joint venture with Beyond Blue and National Youth Week, the…

Wed Apr 14
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Jack White Drops New Single ‘High Ball Stepper’

It’s coming – a new solo album from Jack White. Lazaretto is due out on Tue Jun 10 through White’s own label Third Man Records.

At the same time as the album announcement, White dropped the lead single: High Ball…

Wed Apr 14
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New Music Coming From The Cure

The Cure frontman Robert Smith has posted on his website a SHOUTY CAPS explanation of the band’s immediate future. The statement/rant comes after Smith expressed feelings about abandoned material written during sessions for last album 4:13 Dream.

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Wed Apr 14
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Calling All Cars talk Raise The People

With a fierce energy and refined sound, Calling All Cars have just released their third studio album and have embarked on a 23-date national tour. Rip It Up chats to front man Haydn Ing to find out what the fuss is about.

It…

Wed Apr 14
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Liam Finn: The Nihilist

‘00s pop choruses meet so-alternative-it-hurts on Liam Finn’s third solo ‘effort’ The Nihilist, which Finn seems to be recording simply because he can and frankly because he has nothing else to do. Despite some clever catchiness, the resulting sound is…

Wed Apr 14
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UPDATE: Soundwave Loses $10000 Over Noise Complaint

UPDATE: The Adelaide City Council has released a statement about the Soundwave noise complaints, explaining that while they did receive several complaint's about the festival's noise levels, it did not impact the decision to not return the festival's $10,000 noise bond.…

Wed Apr 14
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Architecture In Helsinki: NOW + 4EVA

Always a band to produce uplifting, colourful and incredibly catchy tunes, NOW + 4EVA is certainly no exception for pop icons Architecture in Helsinki. They have again achieved a bold, vivacious, yet sophisticated pop sound which teeters on the edge…

Tue Apr 14
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Kanye West Postpones Australian tour

Kanye’s Yeezus tour, due to hit the country in May, has been postponed until September.

The reason for the postponement is so Kanye can finish recording his new album, due this year. Below is the press release from Live Nation…

Tue Apr 14
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Hanson announce 2014 Australian tour

The Hanson brothers are returning to Australia for a national tour to coincide with the release of their new album Anthem.

The long blonde haired trio from Tulsa, Oklahoma who took the tween world by storm in 1997 with their…

Tue Apr 14
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Violent Soho announce massive headline tour

Brisbane quartet Violent Soho have locked in dates for their biggest headline tour to date with special guests The Smith Street Band.

The band, who are about to embark on the Groovin' The Moo tour  this…

Tue Apr 14
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The Love Junkies: Flight Test EP

You always had the feeling there was a bit more to The Love Junkies than ear-splitting garage rock. Even at their most raucous the Perth band hinted at a softer side, and it’s on display on Flight Test, the follow-up…

Tue Apr 14
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Kingswood announce Adelaide headline show

Melbourne rockers Kingswood have announced they will be kicking off their run of Groovin The Moo tour dates with a warm-up show in Adelaide the night before.

The band had only recently wrapped up a national tour with Calling All…

Mon Mar 14
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Maxwell, Common and D’Angelo to headline Soulfest

The rumours are true – Soulfest is real and the most spectacular line-up of modern soul artists to hit this country will tour the east coast this October.

Soulfest’s nine international neo-soul, urban, jazz and hip hop acts have amassed…

Mon Mar 14
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Rock royalty reunite for White Album Tour

Following a run of sold out shows in 2009, Australian rock icons Chris Cheney, Tim Rogers, Josh Pyke and Phil Jamieson are getting the band back together to tackle The Beatles’ self-titled double album (more commonly known as The White…

Mon Mar 14
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Ice Nine Kills: The Predator Becomes The Prey

About six minutes into Ice Nine Kills’ third full length effort, it becomes blatantly obvious that clean vocals have become a device scarcely used in modern heavy metal music. Screaming (now used as the main method of vocal delivery), instead…

Mon Mar 14
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Swimming release free remix EP

Adelaide trio Swimming have dropped an EP of remixes of tracks from their 2013 debut album, Yes, Tonight.

Those responsible for the remixes include Melbourne’s Super Magic Hats, Tiger Choir from Tasmania and fellow Adelaideans Menagerie and Glamour Lakes.

You…

Mon Mar 14
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