Yeehaaa - the Krusty Cowboys ride again
Thursday, 11 June 2015

Friday July 12 – The Krusty Cowboy Klub takes its Cowboy Kulcha to Marion

The Marion Cultural Centre will host the Krusty Cowboy Klub's presentation of The Call of the West in which the Krustys tenuously link together classic cowboy western songs so as to appear to have a plausible sequence. Suspend disbelief and enjoy the Krusty’s take on the great songs of movie and TV Westerns.  Supposed to start at 8 pm;  here is show details and booking points.

Sample ImageEvent:  Cowboy Cabaret, Music, Singing
Price: $30 --- (yes! The show is worth it!)
Concession:  $25 --- good; good.
Dates: 12/06/2015--- (one night only… too much like hard work!)
Start Time:  8pm (you’ll be fukn lucky)
End Time:  10.30pm --- (shit!!!! We’ll have to do repeats.)
Location:  Marion Cultural Centre
287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046
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Other: 08 8375 6855
Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office at the Marion Cultural Centre either by phone with Visa or Mastercard or in person with cash/EFTPOS. Open Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm.



Sunday June 14: Johnny Cash -  Love, Murder and Redemption at the Prom.

Sample ImageFeaturing Rohan Powell as the voice of Johnny Cash singing songs from the American recordings by artists including Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Tom Petty, Nick Cave, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen and many more.
Explore the darker side of the man in black with Rohan and the Walking The Line Band.

Doors Open: 6.30pm
Show Starts: 7pm
Tickets: Moshtix or at the door




 Rock and Roll:

Sample ImageFriday June 12 you can also Rock the Bay at the Glenelg Club (formerly known as The Bay Function Centre; Gliderol Stadium –Glenelg Oval, Brighton Road, Glenelg East) with The Shakers and DJ Ray.






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 Thursday June 18 or Friday June 19.

Music and questions - some of them questions are a bit hard.

To join in the questionable fun, go here to book:   or pay on the night (I think)



The ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge

For 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:

Sample ImageHEAT 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

Country 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.

Sample ImageYou’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:




Close Encounter

The other night I had one of them close encounters of the third, fourth or fifth kind – I can’t remember which is which – but it went better than I expected. And, yes, I thought I was in for a bit of anal probing for scientific research but it appeared this alien had had enough of that. “Earthling,” he communicated somehow to me in a slightly metallic robotic voice. “Earthling…” he didn’t need to repeat this, he already had my attention. “Why are you so fukken stupid?”
“Manners, old son,” I cautioned. “I know what I am and I am a bit of a dill but I don’t think I am ‘fukken’ stupid.”
“From our observations all earthlings are stupid; many are ‘doh!’ stupid and many more are ‘fukken stupid' and this trend is rapidly advancing - especially in your country. It appears to be an epidemic. Is it a virus that affects soft-bellied weak-brained mammals on this island continent?”
“Ahhh.. No, maybe…yes. I dunno. But that’s not me being stupid…. That’s just me being ignorant…. Which is somewhat different.”
“In the case of humans, not really; ignorance is when you genuinely don’t know something like the colour of our president's centre eye, but you earthlings have mass media operating on many levels that informs you of almost everything on earth you need to know. Yet, virtually all of you wilfully avoid seeking out the truth or the relevant facts in the information with which you are presented and those that do carry a learned prejudice that causes them to ignore the vital data. That is stupidity. But, we are here try to discover the source of a recent scourge we call 'fukken stupidity' and wish to find the vacuous dim-wits that are so 'fukken stupid' it is possibly they are carriers and propagators of this pernicious pestilence.”
“I don’t think I can help you there. Most of the people I know are all a bit stupid…  and a bit smart.”
“Yes. And you have also proved my argument… I believe you have the knowledge of the source from which this' fukken stupidity' emanates but fail to realise it. Nonetheless, we will conduct a global search with this 'fukken stupidity' locator…”
He shot through and came back trundling some device that looked like spaghetti escaping from a toaster. The alien jabbed at the thing and it started to hum.
In less than a minute the thing went ‘ding!’
“See, stupid earthling. I have located the well-spring of 'fukken stupidity' some short earth distance from here.  I will bring it back to show you.”
“Fair enough,” sed I. “I haven’t anything too important on the books tonight.”
In less than thirty minutes the bastard was back, grins wrinkling all his seven mouths.
“I have it; I found the mother of all sinkholes of 'fukken stupidity' – it is being generated mostly by male humanoids. I believe the virus could abate if you were to eliminate this fountainhead of 'fukken stupidity' from your prevailing social order. Look through the porthole and you will be able to see a couple of them at the table amusing themselves with a capitalist behaviour board game.”
I looked through the window; all I could see in there was Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott playing Monopoly against each other and both of them going bankrupt.