Year: 2014

Endless Summer – Splash Crash and Pop!

  All the best for the New Year and may 2015 be good to you.  If you are sitting in the sun at the beach tomorrow, or painting the house, or just hanging, tune it to Radio Adelaide between 6

Jambinai at WOMADelaide 2015

WOMADelaide 2015, the World’s Festival, is running over four days at Botanic Park on 6 – 9 March.  And the program is complete with many amazing acts.  Here is a sneek peek of Korean post rock band Jambinai and the first

1964 Album Charts – UK and US and DownUnder – A Change in the Weather for the Better!

Starting in Liverpool In 1964 the Beatles also brought in their wake the Mersey Sound from Liverpool and hundreds of British Beat Groups from London, the garden suburbs and the north of England.  The charts were populated by new names

Arkaba Record & CD Sale

The Arkaba Record & CD Sale will be held on the weekend – Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th of November, from 9am to 5pm at the Arkaba Hotel, on the corner of Fullarton Road & Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton.  Entry

The October Long Weekend at Semaphore – 2014

The October long weekend went well.  Perfect weather on Saturday and Sunday and it was great down on the foreshore relaxing and listening to the bands performing at the Semaphore Music Festival.  Patrons spilled over the foreshore lawns, imbibed, shared

Buying Records – The Labels, Microgroove, Dynagroove, 360 Sound – 1963

In the era circa 1963/1964, the Compact Disc was still in the future (like 1984 and only beat that bleak year into existence by a few months)  and cassettes were yet to be invented, although there were some exotic tape

The 10th Annual Semaphore Music Festival 2014 & Record Fair

   The 10th Annual Semaphore Music Festival gets underway on the Labour Day Long Weekend 3 -6 October.  Bands and artists playing on all four days in venues on Semaphore Road, Military Road, Foreshore Reserve and the Esplanade at a

The Folk Music Revival – Greenwich Village – 1950s to 1965

Before we wander off into the brave new world of the 60s traipsing behind the Merseybeat, MODS, The Beatles, Carnaby Street and all the rest that swinging London had to offer, let’s have a look at the folk revival.  In

Gems At Vinyl Palooza

Whilst, from a Sellers point of view, the Vinyl Palooza Record Fair was a success, I also was lucky in my personal buys for the home collection.  People often say that the Record Fairs in Adelaide are not as good

1964 – Enter the Rock Monster – The Beatles

The Hit Parade Charts in 1963 were in transition, only we did not know it.  From our last RockBlogster, we saw that Surf Music was having its one and only year of ascendency, with local lads The Atlantics and the