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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Sample ImageDouble Voodoo Blues at The Gilbert Street Hotel

Thursday April 24 Sweet Baby James and Rob Eyers at the Gilbert Street Hotel. Great food, great music and cool vibes at the Gilbert Street Hotel.





Sample ImageATENCiONE!!!... Saturday April 26 at the Wheatie:

Le “GT STRINGER” appearing @ The Wheatsheaf Hotel this Saturday 9pm onwards!!! Sporting some new tunes and the full line up of Tristan Andrews, James Biege, Trevor Ramsey, Dennis Kipridis, Gil Atkinson and Nick Kipridis. Come and hear some of the funkiest Diablo-instro tunes this side of Semaphore Spit!!!
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Sample ImageFans of two of Australia’s most respected singer-songwriters and musicians, Neil Murray and Jim Moginie are in for a treat when they come to South Australia in April. The pair has been touring with their show One of Those Tunes, a selection of songs spanning decades. Both performers have contributed extensively to our musical heritage as founding members of iconic Australian bands, Neil with Warumpi Band and Jim with Midnight Oil. They became friends in the mid-eighties on the outback Blackfella Whitefella tour.   Now they are coming to South Australia.
Tour Dates APRIL:
Thursday 24th     7.30pm The Promethean, 116 Grote Street Adelaide $30/$25   8212 0266
Friday 25th          8pm The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale $25/$20   0413 358 618
Saturday 26th      7.30pm  Barossa Regional Art Gallery, 3 Albert St. Tanunda  $30/$25    0417 084 191 or the  Barossa Music Centre
Sunday 27th        4pm  Matinee, The Courthouse, Auburn  $25/$23; This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   or   www.dramatix

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Ahead of us are more great shows: 

Sample ImageFriday May 9 Blues Avenue at Regattas.

Come on down straight after work for a glass or two with the king swingers of the blues.





Sample ImageFriday May 9 at the Wheatie – the Funhouse of Blues.

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May 10 and 11 – the Black Chook Blues Festival.

Sample ImageJoin music lovers from around the world and across Australia at the Black Chook Blues Festival Saturday 10th May - Sunday 11th May 2014.
To celebrate the 2nd SA Festival, Black Chook Blues is being staged on 10th – 11th May at Penny’s Hill Winery outside of McLaren Vale. More than 20 musical acts on two stages will perform during the festival. One stage will serve the big – name acts, while the second stage is reserved for promoting emerging artists. Music genres that will be represented include Blues, Rock, Soul, Jazz and Folk. The line-up will include Mason Rack Band, Richard Perso, Gail Page, Funhouse of Blues, Tribute to Cream, the Mondlarks 3B Trio, Blues Casters, the Harmonics, Black Fedora, Ciaram Granger Trio, Jacqui Walker Band.
Bands to watch for are: Let it Roll – Saturday 9 pm; Tribute to Cream on Sunday 1.00 pm; Funhouse of Blues Sunday 5 pm and the Steve Brown Band Sunday 6 pm.

Here is the whole Black Chook Blues program:

Saturday 10th May 2014

12.00pm - 12.50pm Black Fedora
1.00pm -   1.50 Jacqui Walker Band
2.00pm -   2.50pm Keith Hall Band
3.00pm -   3.50pm Gail Page Band
4.00pm -   4.50pm Richard Perso
5.00pm -   5.50pm Lazy Eye Band
6.00pm -   6.50pm Howlin Steam Train
7.00pm -   7.50pm Ciaram Granger Trio
8.00pm -   8.50pm Blue Eyes Cry
9.00pm -   9.50pm Let it Roll
Sunday 11th May 2014
11.00am - 11.50am Bonnie Gallea Band
12.00pm -12.50pm Bluescasters
1.00pm - 1.50pm James Meston & Tribute to Cream
2.00pm - 2.50pm Chris Finnen Band
3.00pm - 3.50pm Mettaphor
4.00pm - 4.50pm Mason Rack Band
5.00pm - 5.50pm Funhouse of Blues
6.00pm - 6.50pm Steve Brown Blues Band
7.00pm - 8.00pm Harmonics

Also….. Black Chook Blues Master Class

Sunday 11th May 2014, 12.00am - 1.00pm Chris Finnen presents Connection to Blues Music & Folk Lauric Music past and present.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL Only 30 pax; Fee $20

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BIG NOTE for readers of Blue Ring Website: Black Chook organisers have activated a code --  “BASS07” .  This code will ensure the recipient gets 35% off the listed ticket price when booking.  The code will expire on the 22nd April at midnight. GET IN NOW!!!!!

Adelaide Music Collective Sessions number 2 at the Goodwood Institute on Friday May 16

Sample ImageThe 2nd AMC Sessions is officially open for bookings at

What a great line-up and 6 Hall of Fame inductees. Read on:
The second round of the AMC Sessions at The Goodwood Institute commences  in May with Kelly Menhennett (below right), The Timbers (below centre), The Brewster Brothers (John & Rick from The Angels) leading the charge.   There will also be Hall of Fame 'live on stage' inductions for Rockin' Rob Riley (Rose Tattoo), John Schumann (Redgum), Ray O'Conner (The Penny Rockets). Barrie McAskill (60's music icon) and John & Rick Brewster from The Angels.....

 Book NOW for this great night of music entertainment.

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Alien Visit.

Seeing the fawning pap all over the place concerning a visit to the antipodean outpost by some younger members of the royal family caused me to recall the time when I was a visiting royal, myself.  Back then I was a King… no… more like an Emperor, that’s how fukn royal I was. So, read that again: Back then, therefore, I was an EMPEROR. And ruler of all – and everything -  I could get my fukn greedy hands on.
Confidentially, I was hated like dog shit on a picnic blanket at home but I didn’t mind it one little bit; it gave me the license to shamelessly  submerge  my whole body in the public treasure trough, something you can’t openly do when you’re trying to look and behave good and honourable.
Anyway, after giving said trough a particularly deep gouging it was suggested I go away for a while to let the public rankle subside a bit so I visited some of the more remote and primitive outposts of the empire, like Orstraya. I don’t know how much it cost the public purse but I doubt whether it ever recovered; I chartered the whole boat and crew for myself and my servants. And crates of champagne and buckets prawns and a bunch white-fingered virgins to peel the fukkrs. Shit it was good.
I had the servants carry me everywhere. I think I was pregnant at the time. No hang on, I was constipated, that was it. Anyway, it turns out I wasn’t too popular out in the colonies either. I was in good with the bluebloods; always in good with the parasites  – they would give me an all-over tongue bath just so they could rub up with a royal – but the commie-types, the working riff-raff, and the previous occupiers of the dump were a bit hostile. In fact it was because of their hostility and the threat of harm to a royal personage that I invented the first ever bullet- and spear-proof kingmobile, now a must-have vehicle for all over-lording autocrats.
Of course, bullet-proof glass wasn’t invented back then so I merely set my royal slaves three-  and four-deep around me on the royal carriage and lying on top of it. They were thick enough to absorb a direct hit from a mortar bomb.
And it didn’t matter that the stinking populace couldn’t see me; it was more important that I couldn’t see them.
Not like these new-age royal sponges. Soaking up all the banal and pedestrian attempts at showboating and arse-licking and pretending it was important to them. Both Bah and Humbug! The colonies were so-called for one reason – they were the colon of the empire.  And the inhabitants were just so many shit-eating bacteria.
And, you know, despite my disregard of the scum on the top and the muck on the bottom of the ponds at home and abroad, and my excesses and privilege claims, I’m still allowed siphon the trough at a frightening rate - even in my retirement.  That’s what I like about being at the top of the classes – you don’t have to fight to get everything you want.