THE east will rival the city as Adelaide’s hottest live music destination under a new plan. Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council wants to make it easier for bands and artists to perform in the district. Under its new live music policy, the council will examine opening new and unconventional spaces for shows, help venues manage noise and support any government push to make it easier for bands to perform.


New venues could breathe life back into Edmonton’s live music scene


Edmonton’s live music scene experienced its share of lows in 2015, with three well-known venues closing up shop. The loss of places like The Artery, The Pawnshop and Wunderbar presented a challenge for musicians trying to find a place to share their music.It was also tough on promoters. John Kennedy worked at the Pawn Sho p booking gigs for four years.


Live Music Roundup – Thursday 7 January, 2016


The Sea Gypsies are a pirate-gypsy-circus band made up of scallywags performing a visual and auditory feast of original songs, pirate anthems, swinging rhythms and gypsy jazz tunes with circus arts and tap-dancing to ice the cake. With support from Rosie MissChief, DaniDoo Butterfly, Whiskey TroublePants (USA) and an electro swing set by DJ Cyprian.


Wild Marmalade are the pioneers of the didgeridoo-and-drum dance concept that is now a global phenomenon. Can Live Music Reverse Slowing Growth Of Endurance Event Business? Over the last few years, adventure-style endurance races, long-distance running events, triathlons, and various other fitness competition trends have seen a spike in growth, as various competitors have continued to find new, innovative ways to attract participants. In 2015 alone, endurance races like the Spartan Race and Tough Mudder brought out roughly 4.5 million American participants, marking a seven percent gain from 2014.  Even more impressively, obstacle racing revenue grew from $15.9 million in 2009 to $362 million in 2014. 


This Week's Best Live Music, January 4 to 10


In what has become a yearly tradition, the Bad Plus and Cowboy Mouth both return to St. Louis to start off the year with multiple nights of music. From behind the piano, Mark Dew still holds the fort down several nights a week at the Hideaway, but we recommend paying the local legend a visit during what tends to be downtime after the holidays.


Foam brings a solid midweek schedule while most of the major venues in town take an extended vacation. Returning to work won't be so bad when you have so many solid shows to look forward to