A Bookish Comedy Show – it won’t have its own page in any future chapter on the Adelaide Fringe’s greatest comedy shows ever, but it does have a couple memorable lines that may make the footnotes!
The three hundred or so souls who made the effort to attend The New Pornographers’ gig will all have come away happy and impressed. It was a gig that will rank amongst the very best of the year.
Night two of Tokyo Jet Daze – A Japanese Punk Weekender was even more explosive than night one, as Guitar Wolf and The 220.127.116.11’s shook The RCC to its foundations with their brand of wild garage rock and roll.
The first night of Tokyo Jet Daze – A Punk Weekender delivered a high energy night of punk rock excess. Featuring The Jet Boys, and legendary band The 18.104.22.168’s, it provided ample evidence that primal rock music will never die!
Renee Geyer opened her show with a version of B.B. King’s The Thrill Is Gone, a song whose title could not be further from the truth for those who bought tickets to see her this time around.
As a showcase for comedians who have solo shows at the Fringe this is a good cheap way to get a brief sample of their comic wares before deciding if a full show of their form of comedy is likely to strike a blow to your funny bone.
In a night to remember, Lydia Lunch Retrovirus gave Adelaide a dose of their in-your-face, sonic brutality at the RCC on Thursday.
Things Of Stone And Wood will be bringing their 30th Anniversary Tour to the Garden Of Unearthly Delights, on Saturday March 14. The show will be packed with all of their hits and a few songs from their first new album in 17 years.
The STC’s Dance Nation is a form-defying, convention-busting exploration of adolescence and its triumphs, conundrums and frustrating confusions. It is also a confronting and challenging piece of theatre.
Dan Willis’ comedy show is fast-paced and he covers a lot of elements of Australian life along the way. It delivers a polished, rather gentle and polite, non-intimidating form of comedy – and that is not a bad thing at all.