It’s hard to believe that 2016 has whizzed past and all we have now is the memories and the credit bill which is maxed out which concert ticket purchases. So much as happened – the good, the bad and the indifferent. All we have now is the memories…

Some of our team has taken stock and looked back on the best album releases this year, concert experiences and our vision for next year… what are yours?

Best-of-2017

Rob Lyon

Top 5 Albums

  1. The Shins – Heartworms
  2. Cheap Trick – We’re Alright
  3. Liam Gallagher – As You Were
  4. Weezer – Pacific Daydream
  5. Noel Gallagher – Who Built The Moon?

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Tim Rogers – Grace Emily
  2. Bruce Springsteen – Entertainment Centre
  3. Even – Grace Emily
  4. You Am I – Fist Full Of Rock, Thebarton Theatre
  5. Green Day – Entertainment Centre

Christmas wish for 2018
Less bands, both international and national, to stop leaving Adelaide off the tour schedule.

Ian Bell

Top 5 Albums

  1. Jeremey Neale – Getting The Team Back Together
  2. High-Tails – A Slight Hi
  3. Liam Gallagher – As You Were
  4. The Wellingtons – End of The Summer
  5. Wolf Alice – Visions of Life

Top 5 Gigs

  1. The Stems / Garden Path – The Gov
  2. Alice Cooper / Ace Frehley – Thebarton Theatre
  3. Adam Ant – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
  4. Bay City Rollers – The Gov
  5. Radio Birdman / Died Pretty – The Gov

Christmas vision for 2018
That everybody will just chill the fuck out a bit, be more reasonable and less selfish.

Dani Brown

Top 5 Albums

  1. Go Further in Lightness – Gang of Youths
  2. Not as _____ as You Think – Sorority Noise
  3. Harry Styles – Harry Styles
  4. I Love You Like a Brother – Alex Lahey
  5. Feel Something – Movements

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Gang of Youths with Fountaineer and Ruby Fields at Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
  2. Tonight Alive with The Beautiful Monument and Stansbury at Fowler’s Live, Adelaide
  3. You Me At Six with Hellions and Columbus at Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney
  4. Our Past Days final show with Harbours, Hindsight, Between You and Me, Sleep Talk, and Maverick at The Red Rattler, Sydney
  5. Polaris with Belle Haven, Deadlights, Daybreak, and 23/19 at Fowler’s Live, Adelaide

Christmas wish for 2018
For Adelaide gig-goers to buy tickets early so promoters are more willing to take a bet on putting on shows in Adelaide!

Sofie Marsden

Top 5 Albums

  1. The Birthday Massacre- Under Your Spell
  2. Motionless In White- The Graveyard Shift
  3. 3TEETH – <shutdown.exe>
  4. Wednesday 13 – Condolences
  5. Ne Obliviscaris – Urn

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Motionless In White, 170 Russell, Melbourne
  2. Sigur Ros, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
  3. The Tea Party with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hamer Hall, Melbourne
  4. Placebo, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
  5. Protest The Hero, The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Christmas wish for 2018
Rammstein tour and/or new album

Peter Lanyon

Top 5 Albums

  1. Deep Purple – Infinite
  2. Darkness – Pinewood Smile
  3. Nightranger – Don’t Let Up
  4. Jørn – Life On Death Road
  5. Warrant – Louder Harder Faster

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Alice Cooper / Ace Frehley – Thebarton Theatre
  2. Thunder – The Corner, Melbourne
  3. Rock Orchestra Under The Stars – Botanic Gardens
  4. Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks – Magic Mirror Spiegeltent
  5. The Tea Party – Thebarton Theatre

Christmas wish for 2018
I continue to hope the fully recorded Noiseworks album may one day see the light of day.

Richard Depizzol

Top 5 Albums

  1. Meg Mac – Low Blows
  2. Paul Kelly – Life is Fine
  3. Jess Locke – Universe
  4. London Grammar – Truth is a Beautiful Thing
  5. Polish Club – Alright Already

Top 6 Gigs

  1. Midnight Oil – New York
  2. Radiohead – Glastonbury
  3. Depeche Mode – St Petersburg
  4. Arcade Fire – Lollapalooza
  5. Meg Mac – The Gov
  6. U2 – Rome

Christmas wish for 2018
For Trump to disappear

Lindsay Bulach 

Top 5 Albums

  1. Confess – Haunters
  2. Santa Cruz – Bad Blood Rising
  3. LA Cobra – Shotgun Slinger
  4. One Desire – Self-Titled
  5. Darren Phillips Project – Vol.1

Top 5 Gigs

  1. The Sleaze Ball 2017 (Crashdiet, Sisters Doll, Generation Swine, Laced In Lust, LA Cobra) – Jive
  2. Alice Cooper – Thebarton Theatre
  3. Sebastian Bach – The Gov
  4. Ugly Kid Joe – Fowlers Live
  5. The Church – The Gov

Christmas wish for 2018
1) It was originally going to be a new singer for Crashdiet, but since that was just announced… a new album
2) Hardcore Superstar Australian tour
3) Richie Sambora returns to Bon Jovi
4) Adelaide continues to be on more and more Australian tour itenaries
5) The continual rise and rise of HiFi way!

Carly Whittaker

Top 5 Albums

  1. Gang Of Youths – Go Farther In Lightness
  2. Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother
  3. Camp Cope – Audiotree Live
  4. Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights
  5. Smith Street Band – More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me

Top 5 Gigs

  1. You Am I – Fist Full Of Rock, Thebarton Theatre
  2. Amy Shark – The Gov
  3. Alex Lahey – Fat Controller
  4. Something for Kate – The Gov
  5. Josh Pyke – Norwood Hotel

Christmas wish for 2018
That I can live closer to the gigs

Maree Holmes

Top 5 Albums

  1. All Time Low – Last Young Renegade
  2. Liam Gallagher – As You Were
  3. Halsey – Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
  4. Kenneth Aaron Harris – Patterns
  5. Walk The Moon – What If Nothing

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Panic! At The Disco – Festival Hall, Melbourne
  2. Twenty One Pilots – Entertainment Centre
  3. All Time Low – Thebarton Theatre
  4. Bring Me The Horizon – Entertainment Centre
  5. With Confidence – Fowlers Live

Christmas wish for 2018
To have the time and money to attend/photograph more gigs than I did in 2017!

Kay Cann

Top 5 Albums

  1. K-Flay – Every Where Is Some Where
  2. Laura Marling – Semper Femina
  3. The Smith Street Band – More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me
  4. Evanescence – Synthesis
  5. Rancid – Trouble Maker

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Tash Sultana – Thebarton Theatre
  2. Camp Cope – Grace Emily Hotel
  3. Amanda Palmer – Her Majestys Theatre
  4. The Smith Street Band – Thebarton Theatre
  5. Spiderbait – The Gov

Christmas wish for 2018
More amazing live music in Adelaide of course!

Bron Caple

Top 5 Albums

  1. All Time Low – Last Young Renegade
  2. The 1975 – DH0028
  3. Ryan Adams – Prisoner
  4. Haim – something to tell you
  5. Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Nahko & Medicine for the People – The Gov
  2. Twenty One Pilots – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
  3. Panic! At The Disco – Festival Hall
  4. All Time Low – Thebarton Theatre
  5. Yellowcard – The Gov

Christmas wish for 2018
For bands and artists to stop skipping Adelaide on their tours.