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Panic - it's a geek pop quiz at La Boehme Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 June 2015

pan!c Geek Pop Quiz numbers 2 and 3

Sample ImageThink you know stuff about pop music? Well, here is an opportunity to wrack your pop-trivia filled brains. 

Go to GEEK POP QUIZ 2 and/or 3 with pan!c at La Boehme this Thursday June 18 or this Friday June 19.

Pop Music and questions - and some of them questions are a bit hard, if I do say so myself. I didn't know the answers to more than a few of them! But I'll bet you are more knowledgeable than I at this pop trivia stuff. 

To join in the 'questionable' fun, go here to book:  http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=133682   or pay on the night (I think)





 Sample ImageSweet Baby James and Rob Eyers at the Gilbert Street pub, Thursday June 25. Warm fires; tasty – no… ZINGY buffalo wings and other fine grub – cold beer and stuff like that and you get some of the warmest, grooviest rollin’ roots and blues music in town. Early start – 7pm – see you there.






Sample ImageBlues Avenue quartet at the Convention Centre Friday June 26. Don’t know whether you can attend, it’s probably a posh do and you may need a suit to attend but I’m just letting you know what sort or rarefied atmosphere the Blues Avenue Quartet flies in these days. You’ll probably need to wear socks with that suit if you want to crash the bash.






Lloyd Spiegel - blues monster 

Lloyd Spiegel hits the city of Churches and perverts next week. 

I just watched him on youtube - Ten fingers on his left hand and a voice that roars like a lion…. Well, it’s pretty mighty, and he’s handy on the geetar.   If you aren't familiar with Lloyd, take a minute to check out the blurb and youtube link below.

Sample ImageI now publish the supplied Blurb:

‘2015 sees acoustic blues phenomenon Lloyd Spiegel celebrate 25 years on the bandstand with the release of a new double live album and extensive national tour that includes two dates in Adelaide.
Recorded over two sold out shows at The Wonderland Spiegeltent this past March, the new “Double Live Set” is a 25 track anthology featuring Lloyd Spiegel at his absolute best. The release highlights Spiegel's huge voice, blazing finger-style guitar playing and the personality-fuelled songwriting that has seen him wow audiences around Australia and the world over the past two-and-a-half decades.
With 8 albums, a swag of accolades to his name and 25 years performing, writing and recording, Lloyd Spiegel has certainly squeezed more into 35 years than many do in a lifetime.  He is one seriously talented musician!’

He’s worth a look even if you only want a new standard to judge (yourself??) and other blues players by. Go here and cop a load of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7UyX5-30gQ&feature=youtu.be …   and you will see/hear what I mean!

Lloyd Spiegel (left) will be at Semaphore Workers Club - June 26th @ 8:00pm, and at the…

Wheatsheaf - June 27th @ 8:00pm





Here’s a few Fundraising Balls and Dinners (JUNE- JULY) being promoted on CharityDOs  June 2015: One in particular (underlined) may be of interest to a local drummer personality.
South Australia
·    Sat Jun 20 Autism SA and Minda Proudly Present a Night in Rio - Adelaide
·    Sat Jun 20 Big Blue Night for Kids Arthritis - Echunga
·    Sat Jul 4 Bravehearts Christmas in July - Salisbury
·    Sat Jul 4 Golden Heart Gala Ball 2015 - Findon
·    Sat Jul 11 Lyme Disease Fundraiser - Adelaide
·    Sat Jul 18 Unicorn Foundation 2015 Adelaide Gala Dinner


Vincent’s Chair has some new gigs:

Sample ImageFRIDAY 19 JUNE  3-6pm -  ADELAIDE AIRPORT  2-piece
FRIDAY 26 JUNE 12:30-1:30pm - CENTRAL MARKETS  2-piece at Grote Street Stage, LUNCH TIME

PS: Vincent’s Coffee Table is doin’ a gig in my front room – I’ve got my feet up on it and it’s covered in junk mail catralogues.



The ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge

Sample ImageFor Blues players and aficionados.  The aim of the ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge is to find the best possible blues acts to represent ARBA, South Australia and Australia in Memphis Tennessee, at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) each year.

The ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge 2015 has two categories: “Band” and “Solo/Duo”. The winners of each category will represent ARBA, South Australia and Australia at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in the last week of January 2016.

The entrants and running order for the 2015 ARBA MEMPHIS BLUES CHALLENGE heats:

HEAT ONE: Semaphore Worker's Club, Friday 19th June

7.05    Jason Grant and Tim Sheehan
7.45    Cal Williams JR
8.25    Lazy Eye
9.20    Don Morrison
10.00  Benny C and the Associates
10.40  J.J Fields
11.20  Two Bugs and a Roach

HEAT TWO: Semaphore Worker's Club, Sunday 21st June

2.55   Ciaram Granger
3.35   Frets Patrick
4.15   The Bluescasters
4.55   Acoustic Scandal
5.35   The Dirty Roots Band
6.40   Mick Kidd with Dave Blight
7.20   Dusty Lee's Wasted Wanderers


The Memphis Blues Challenge Final will be conducted at The Semaphore Worker's Club on Sunday 28th of June 2015.


Country Gold in the City

Sample ImageCountry Gold brings a glittering haul of heartbreakers, contemporary classics, ballads and bluegrass and multi-award winners to Her Majesty’s Theatre on Saturday 15 August, in a three hour music event spanning the decades.

You’ll strike it rich as the cream of established South Australian acts share the stage in a stellar celebration of Country Superstars, armed with more than forty 100% certified Gold hits.   The massive star-studded line-up for this sensational country night out in the city, is headlined by multi-awarded Amber Joy Poulton and Sandra Humphries, who will be joined by –
•    Jim Hermal & Runaway Dixie
•    The Sherrahs
•    The Holy Men
•    Gary Daniel
•    Charlie McCracken
•    Graeme Hugo
•    Taylor Pfeiffer (The Banjo Girl)
•    Gary Burrows

Don’t miss this concert extravaganza with the ultimate classic set list in tribute to Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, George Strait, Glen Campbell, George Jones, Alan Jackson, Slim Dusty, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Shania Twain, June Carter, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lyn and so much more.
Country Gold is on sale from Monday 11th of May at Bass on 131 246 so avoid the stampede and get your tickets early!
Go here: http://www.mariomaiolo.com.au/country-gold-show  







Ask the Grown-ups

Dear Grown-ups in the Front Seat,

My House got burgled the other night; this has happened before and I fear it may happen again. What can I do to prevent this?

Yours sincerely, Concerned citizen.

Dear concerned citizen,
We have experienced a similar problem with unwanted invaders and we, with our superior grown-up brains, have developed a marvellous solution. In applying this solution to your problem, we suggest you camp outside your house and, when the burglar approaches, you offer him $1000 to go away and leave your home and contents intact.
Yours in superiority,
The grown-ups in the Front Seat.

Dear Grown-ups in the Front seat,
Thank you for your great idea.  It is so excellent having you Grown-ups in the front seat. However, I wonder if you could continue to help me: having paid off the burglar the other night, he returned the following night and I had to give him another $1000. Then it starts to get tricky, as I write this he has returned yet again for another $1000 and behind him is a line of some 150 other burglars expecting the same deal. It looks like this might cost me a lot of money and I will have to stay in the front yard forever. I’m beginning to doubt that it was a good idea; can you suggest something else?
Yours sincerely
Concerned citizen

Dear suspicious-sounding citizen,
Piss off and stop annoying us, you whining oik. We Grown-ups gave you a pretty good solution to your problem and, at the time of our generous giving, who in the world could have predicted the outcome you are experiencing, eh??  You have had the free benefit – at no cost to you, that is – of our high-class brains and if it hasn’t worked out the way you wanted it to I suggest you go away and deal with this yourself but we also offer these cautionary words: 1) you appear to have money to throw away to these burglars – we have your meta-data and will be looking into your affairs to assess your access to such readily disposable income; 2) the money you are giving as ‘gifts/inducements’ is not tax-deductable for you; 3) you must by law supply the tax office with names, addresses and ABN’s of the people you are paying off, failure to do so will result in severe penalties. Now fuk off and don’t bother us, we have a similar ‘unexpected’ situation looming and need to appeal to Rupert the Wizard to cover it up a bit.
Your in absolute superiority because we said so,
The Grown-ups in the front seat.


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