You may already know me as the editor of another Adelaide magazine, YEWTH. Every month YEWTH will be hijacking Scenestr in this very column you’re reading, in a segment we're calling Yewth Allowance. I’ll be recommending the gigs that are worth spending your hard-earned youth allowance on, while sticking to shows that are $20 and under.
Caleb 'Lobby' Sweeting
So what do I recommend this month? I’m going to go against what I said in the last paragraph and suggest a show that will set you back more than $20 (only because you’ll get more bang for your buck). I’m talking Stonecutters Festival at the historic Queen's Theatre.
If you don’t already know, this year the two-day festival is back (16-17 September) with a bad-ass line-up consisting of The Bennies, Dune Rats as well as local hard-hitters The Hard Aches, Grenadiers and West Thebarton Brothel Party.
Event organisers are also ensuring the girls are to the front, with the bill also boasting bands with front-chicks including Karina Utomo (High Tension), Bec Stevens (Hyder Seek), and let’s not forget on-the-rise Melburnian Alex Lahey. The hard rock mini-festival will set you back just over $60 for a two-day pass, which isn’t too bad considering the impressive line-up. Bloody bargain and the best way to spend your youth allowance this month.
High Tension - image @ Facebook
If you happen to scrap together a few more coins, you should also check out these gigs as well:
Thursday 1 September. It’s a Thursday night and your youth allowance payment just came through: You have a couple of choices gig-wise. But I recommend if you’re more of an edgy, uni student who wants to get fucked up to a bit of punk fuzz, then head to Jive for a dose of The Gooch Palms.
The Gooch Palms
Sunday 4 September. You’re looking for a Sunday Sesh; nothing too crazy, just an acoustic-type shindig where you can enjoy a pale ale and some sweet, live music. Look no further than local indie-folksters The Winter Gypsy at the Jade: man they throw down some mean harmonies.
Wednesday September 7. You’re on the prowl for hump-day dranks: lucky for you Punk Ass Kids is open at Rocket Bar and Melbourne garage-rockers Magic Bones are headlining. With the addition of Adelaide’s best shit-rock bands including psychedelic-skater hippies Druid Fluids plus a rooftop BBQ and Guitar Hero, you’d be off ya rocker to be anywhere else.
Saturday 10 September. It’s a Saturday night and you’re sitting around a glass table full of empty West End tinnies: there’s not a beer left in the fridge and your emergency goon sack has been sucked dry. What are you and your mates gonna do? Go to a club? No, you do that every weekend. Time to spice up your Saturday. Fat Controller is throwing a warehouse party at Queen's Theatre featuring Hayden James. Apparently there will be bacon there as well. Count me in, Fat Man.