Is this the end of live music at The Crown and Anchor Hotel?

A property developer has bought Crown and Anchor Hotel on Grenfell Street – established 1853 – three years after securing approval to build a 13-storey apartment building next door.

Crown and Anchor Hotel
Crown and Anchor Hotel

InDaily reports that South Australian developer Karidis Corporation has purchased the local heritage-listed hotel, situated on the corner of Grenfell Street and Union Street in the East End.

Impact of nearby development behind the sale

Kevin Gregg and Greg Fahey, who had owned the Crown and Anchor for more than five years, sold the property to Karidis in September. They indicated the potential long-term impact of apartments being built next to the pub was part of the pair’s reasoning for selling the business.

In 2013, the Development Assessment Commission approved the developer’s plans for an apartment complex on the land adjacent to the Hotel.

The project is reportedly worth $50 million and will include apartments, retail tenancies and office space.

An Adelaide City Council spokesperson said in a statement: “Development plans for the site next to the Crown and Anchor have been approved by the Development Assessment Commission, but no plans in relation to the Crown and Anchor itself have been lodged.”

“The Crown and Anchor is heritage listed so demolition of the hotel is unlikely to be supported by Council, noting that Council has not been notified of any intentions for the site.”

Source: InDaily

Amateur Hour music store sketch – I just… just wanna play that one

Amateur Hour
Adalita, Davey Lane and Kat Spazzy

Web based TV show Amateur Hour found by Laura Imbruglia has created a tongue-in-cheek skit to spoof the often infuriating experience of being a female musician looking to buy music gear, in a satirical clip featuring a veritable who’s who of local musicians.

Shot at Carlton’s Found Sound, the video features Davey Lane and Kat Spazzy venturing into the music store to look for a guitar for Lane.

He’s subjected to shopkeeper Jen Cloher’s generalisations of other men (“So, what colour picks were you after? Generally, guys like the pink ones”), Adalita blatantly ignoring him by speaking directly to his girlfriend and then suggesting he go for something “a bit smaller” or cheaper.

After being shown yet another different guitar, Lane finally says, exasperated, “I just… just wanna play that one.”

The video features Imbruglia herself as the acoustics shopkeeper, High Tension’s Lauren Hammel as the drummer, Little Rebel Collective’s Rhia Moulds as well as Adelaide’s own Steph Crase AKA Summerflake


Laneway Festival Announces 2017 Line-up

Beloved boutique-turned-mainstream event St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has unveiled its 2017 line-up, with the way led by Tame Impala — exclusively, mind you — as well as Luca Brasi, Camp Cope and more.

Laneway Festival 2017

Also on the bill for January’s festivities are buzz-heavy troubadour Tash Sultana, UK electronic whiz Tourist and fellow Brit outfit Glass Animals, plus Aurora, Bob Moses, Car Seat Headrest, Clams Casino, stalwart Aussie crew Gang Of Youths, Fascinator, Floating Points, GL, the always-enjoyable Jagwar Ma, ascendant rhyme-smith Jess Kent, Julia Jacklin, hip hop fusion lords Koi Child, Mick Jenkins, Mr Carmack, NAO, Nicholas Allbrook, Roland Tings, Sampa The Great, The Julie Ruin, Tycho, White Lung and Whitney.

Ecca Vandal, Flyying Colours and Baro will also join the fray for Melbourne’s event only.

The latest batch of acts join previously announced drawcards A.B. Original, who will also serve as the festival’s MCs, and Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker), who have set the teaser tone over the past week or so to sufficiently set tongues wagging and salivating in anticipation of this morning’s announcement.

Laneway hits Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth from 26 January next year.

Check out the Laneway website for more information.

Laneway FESTIVAL 2017 line-up

Adelaide 3rd February, 2017. Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide
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Bob Moses
Camp Cope
Car Seat Headrest
Clams Casino
Ecca Vandal*
Floating Points (live)
Flyying Colours*
Gang of Youths
Glass Animals
Jagwar Ma
Jess Kent
Julia Jacklin
Koi Child
Luca Brasi
Mick Jenkins
Mr. Carmack
Nicholas Allbrook
Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker)**
Roland Tings
Sampa The Great
Tame Impala**
Tash Sultana
The Julie Ruin
White Lung

*Melbourne only
**Exclusive to Laneway, no sideshows

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Unveil Massive Aussie Tour

Bruce Springsteen

Hailed as one of the greatest live performers of all time, US rock legend Bruce Springsteen has confirmed a month-long Aussie tour for 2017.

Following on from a memorable sold out tour in 2014, The Boss and The E Street Band will undertake one of their biggest Australian stints yet across January and February, taking in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Mt Macedon and Hunter Valley.The summer dates will follow on from the release of his aptly titled autobiography, Born To Run, which drops later this month alongside audio companion/best of Chapter And Verse, delivering five unreleased tunes.If that wasn’t enough, the support acts have already been announced with Jet reforming for Melbourne, Hanging Rock and Hunter Valley, while Diesel kicks off proceedings at the later latter two.

Springteen and co also hit Christchurch for the first time ever during their accompanying New Zealand run with Marlon Williams, playing the city on the eve of the devastating 2011 earthquake anniversary; a fitting booking after 2002’s My City Of Ruins became an unofficial anthem for the event.

Tickets go on sale Friday 21 Sept.

See the Frontier website for exact times, and theGuide for all dates and other info..

Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band

Perth Arena, PERTH

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, HINDMARSH


Qudos Bank Arena (formerly Allphones Arena), SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

Hanging Rock Reserve, WOODEND

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, BOONDALL

Hope Estate Winery, POKOLBIN

Northern Sound System in Adelaide’s get’s $100,000 funding boost

The SA Government has provided $100,000 to the Northern Sound System (NSS) at Elizabeth, a professional-standard recording and performance facility for youth run by the City of Playford council.

Young musicians based in Adelaide’s northern suburbs are being encouraged to apply for State Government grants to help with production and performances.

Some $70,000 will be spent on resources for local artists as well as live music events, while $30,000 will be allocated as grant money for musicians.

KTK TheRapper - Northern Sound System
KTK TheRapper will apply for a grant to help pay for producing

KTK TheRapper is an artist originally from South Sudan who is a regular at NSS.

“For the development of my music, I wouldn’t have known how to use the mixer, how to produce my own music, how to get it out there, how to reach people,” he said.

“Northern Sound System has been helping me with that.”

He said a lot of his music was about reaching out to youth that were “hurting”.

“I’ve experienced a lot of that stuff … and to try to uplift someone from a bad position into a good position, encourage them to keep moving,” KTK said.

SA Art Minister Jack Snelling said the money would help “the next generation” of artists get a foot in the door.City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said increasing the number of live music events at NSS would give more local artists opportunity to improve their confidence in front of a crowd.

Sarah Bodle - Northern Sound System
Singer Sarah Bodle performs on stage in front of media at NSS.
Source – ABC News
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