It’s hard to believe that 2018 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. It is time now to reflect on the year that was…

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?

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Rob Lyon

Top 5 Albums

  1. Muse – Simulation Theory
  2. The Kooks – Let’s Go Sunshine
  3. Gorillaz – The Now Now
  4. The Magic Gang – Self-Titled
  5. Death Cab For Cutie – Thank You For Today

Top 5 Gigs

  1. David Byrne – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
  2. Foreigner/ Cheap Trick – Botanic Park
  3. Bloc Party – Thebarton Theatre
  4. Def Leppard/ Scorpions – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  5. You Am I Play Spinal Tap – Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Top 3 Singles

  1. Cheap Trick – The Summer Looks Good On You
  2. Weezer – Africa
  3. The Struts – Body Talks

Christmas wish for 2019
More bands touring Adelaide and selling out more shows here, a Port Power premiership.

Ian Bell

Top 5 Albums

  1. The Beat Taboo – The Beat Tabooo
  2. The Struts – Young & Dangerous
  3. Christine & The Queens – Chris
  4. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
  5. King Cornelius & The Silverbacks – Swinging Simian Sounds

Top 5 Gigs

  1. David Byrne – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  2. Roger Waters – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  3. Robbie Williams – Adelaide 500
  4. Strange Tenants – The Gov
  5. Born Out of Time Festival – The Grace Emily Hotel

Top 3 Singles

  1. The Struts – Primadonna Like Me
  2. Christine & The Queens – Five Dollars
  3. Blossoms – There’s a Reason Why

Christmas wish for 2019
See more than one KISS show on the last ever tour!

Sofie Marsden

Top 5 Albums

  1. Deafheaven- Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
  2. Between The Buried And Me- Automata II
  3. Parkway Drive- Reverence
  4. Tesseract- Sonder
  5. Psyclon Nine- Icon Of The Adversary

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Download Festival Melbourne
  2. Sigur Ros Melbourne
  3. Dimmu Borgir Melboure
  4. Peter Murphy Melbourne
  5. Good Things Festival Melbourne

Top 3 Singles

  1. Deafheaven- Canary Yellow
  2. Parkway Drive- Prey
  3. Palaye Royale- You’ll Be Fine

Christmas wish for 2019
New Tool album

Anastasia Lambis

Top 5 Albums

  1. George Maple – Lover
  2. Sheppard – Watching The Sky
  3. CHIC/Nile Rodgers – Its About Time
  4. Amy Shark – Love Monster
  5. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer

Top 5 Gigs

  1. CHIC/Nile Rodgers – Jive, Adelaide
  2. George Maple – The Gov, Adelaide
  3. Solange – Sydney Opera House, Sydney
  4. Nothing Compares To You Prince Tribute – Sydney Opera House, Sydney
  5. The Revolution – House of Blues, Dallas Texas

Top 3 Singles

  1. Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel
  2. Amy Shark – I Said Hi
  3. Troye Sivan – My My My

Christmas wish for 2019
To see more live shows in 2019 and for them to come to Adelaide so I don’t have to keep going interstate!

Samuel Phillips

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Death Angel/Sepultura – The Gov
  2. Of Mice & Men & Limp Bizkit – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  3. Machine Head – HQ
  4. Polaris – Fowlers
  5. Shihad – Fowlers Live

Top 5 Albums

  1. Bad Wolves – Disobey
  2. Of Mice and Men – Defy
  3. Architects – Holy Hell
  4. Monuments – Phronesis
  5. Circles – The Last One

Christmas wish for 2019
New lens for camera!!

Darren Bevington Leach

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Rolling Blackouts – Jive
  2. Stereophonics – HQ
  3. Gyroscope – The Gov
  4. Grace Jones – Adelaide Festival
  5. New Candys – Crown & Anchor

Top 5 Albums

  1. Rolling Blackouts – Hope Downs
  2. Blush Response – Hearts Grow Dull
  3. Manic Street Preachers – Resistance Is Futile
  4. Mastersystem – Dance Music
  5. Nothing – Dance On The Blacktop

Top 3 Singles

  1. Simmer – Juno
  2. Manic Street Preachers – International Blue
  3. Preoccupations – Espionage

Christmas wish for 2019
Xmas time Ill be listening to Elvis’ Christmas album. Its all good!

Iain McCallum

Top 5 Albums

  1. Ghost – Prequelle
  2. Judas Priest – Firepower
  3. Palace Of The King – Get Right With Your Maker
  4. Machine Head – Catharsis
  5. Bullet For My Valentine – Gravity

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Shihad – Fowlers Live
  2. Ozzy Osbourne – Denver
  3. Parkway Drive – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  4. Sepultura – The Gov
  5. Counterparts – Fowlers Live

Christmas wish for 2019
Our venues stop being closed

Chad Lofts

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Roger Waters – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  2. Robbie Williams – Adelaide 500
  3. Foo Fighters – Madison Square Gardens
  4. Mean Girls – Broadway
  5. Beatles – Love – Las Vegas

Christmas wish for 2019
To enjoy the Adelaide Fringe

Peter Pap

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Extreme & Mr Big – Thebarton Theatre
  2. Skillet – HQ
  3. Stryper – The Gov
  4. Gene Simmons & Ace Frehley – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
  5. The Offspring – Thebarton Theatre

Top 5 Albums

  1. Stryper – God Damn Evil
  2. Muse- simulation Theory
  3. Bad wolves – Disobey
  4. A perfect circle – eat the elephant
  5. Skillet – unleashed (updated my list)

Christmas wish for 2019
Continue to improve my photography by learning from my peers.

Bronwen Caple

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Foo Fighters – Coopers Stadium
  2. Good Things Festival – Brisbane Showgrounds
  3. Fall Out Boy – Margaret Court Arena
  4. Twenty One Pilots – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  5. Xavier Rudd – Thebarton Theatre

Top Five Albums

  1. Between You & Me – Everything is Temporary
  2. Xavier Rudd – Storm Boy
  3. With Confidence – Love & Loathing
  4. Twenty One Pilots – Trench
  5. Mayday Parade – Sunnyland

Top 3 Singles:

  1. All Time Low – Birthday
  2. Fall Out Boy – Lake Effect Kid
  3. No Rome – Narcissist

Christmas Wish 2019
More tours from my favourite artists to come to Adelaide so I don’t have to travel interstate. Or joining my favourite band on tour as their personal photographer… that would be sweet.

Peter Young

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Presets – Thebarton Theatre
  2. Pendulum – Adelaide Entertainment Centre theatre
  3. Radio Birdman/ Los Chicos – The Gov
  4. Sticky Fingers – Thebarton Theatre
  5. Roger Waters – Adelaide Entertainment Centre/ Holy Holy – The Gov

Top 5 Albums

  1. The Presets – Hi-Viz
  2. Golden features – Sect
  3. Blush Response- Hearts Grow Dull
  4. Arctic monkeys -Tranquillity Base Hotel and Casino
  5. City Calm Down- Echoes in Blue

Top 3 Singles

  1. Nothing But Thieves- Forever and Ever More
  2. Fidlar- Can’t You See
  3. Holy Holy- Faces
Christmas wish for 2019
TOOL TOOL AND MORE F’ING TOOL!!
Lindsay Bulach

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Hardcore Superstar – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
  2. Europe – Thebarton Theatre
  3. Dellacoma (supporting Bulletboys) – Fowlers Live
  4. Bon Jovi – Botanic Park
  5. Machine Head – HQ

Top 5 Albums

  1. Hardcore Superstar – You Can’t Kill My Rock n Roll
  2. Trench Dogs – Year Of The Dog
  3. Cruel Intentions – No Sign Of Relief
  4. Maverick – Cold Star Dancer
  5. Station – More Than The Moon

Richard De Pizzol

Top 5 Gigs

  1. David Byrne – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
  2. The The – Arts Centre
  3. Gomez – HQ
  4. Squeeze – The Gov
  5. Alanis Morissette – The Palais

Top 5 Albums

  1. Jodi Phillis – Becoming
  2. Phantastic Ferniture – Self Titled
  3. The Bamboos – Night Time People
  4. Mildlife – Phase
  5. The Innocence Mission – Sun on the Square

Mandy Keulen

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Blanc de Blanc
  2. 2 Cellos
  3. Star Wars A New Hope in Concert

Top 5 Albums

  1. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack
  2. A Star is Born soundtrack
  3. Conrad Sewell – All I Know
  4. Imagine Dragons – Origins

Top 3 Singles

  1. Shallow – Cooper / Gaga
  2. Bad liar – Imagine Dragons
  3. Healing Hands – Conrad Sewell

Christmas wish for 2019
Apart from healthy family… on a personal level, to finish my screenplay and send it to L.A. and make a short film.

Carly Whittaker

Top 5 Gigs

  1. Camp Cope – Jive
  2. Smith Street Band – Thebarton Theatre
  3. The Whitlams – The Gov
  4. Lemonheads – The Gov
  5. Veruca Salt – A Day On The Green

Top 5 Albums

  1. Camp Cope – How To Socialise And Make Friends
  2. Hatchie – Sugar And Spice
  3. Soccer Mommy – Clean
  4. Middle Kids – Lost Friends
  5. Current Joys – A Different Age

Top 3 Singles

  1. Gflip – About You
  2. Bec Stevens – They Don’t Build Cars Like This Anymore
  3. Camp Cope – How To Socialise And Make Friends

Christmas wish for 2019
Lucksmiths and Keepsakes to reform and play heaps of shows together.

Elise De Simoni

Top 5 Gigs

  1. David Byrne – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
  2. Grace Jones – Elder Park
  3. The Hormones/ Racekett/ The Villenettes – Nexus Arts Centre
  4. The Charlatans – The Gov
  5. Primal Scream – HQ

Christmas Wish for 2019
Great health, much happiness & HEAPS more fab live music in Adelaide!!

Anita Kertes

Top 5 Gigs

  1. The Wombats – Spin Off
  2. Paul Kelly – Groovin the Moo
  3. Father John Misty – St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
  4. The War on Drugs – St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
  5. Regurgitator – The Gov

 Top 5 Albums

  1. City Calm Down – Echoes of Blue
  2. Father John Misty – God’s Favourite Customer
  3. The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
  4. Gurrumul – Djarimirri
  5. Marlon Williams – Make Way for Love

Top 3 Singles

  1. Joan, I’m Disappearing – City Calm Down
  2. I’ll Be There – Crooked Colours
  3. Solar – Gold Fields

Christmas wish for 2019
In 2019 an ‘Australian Tour’ constitutes more than the east coast, and that everyone is embraced by a little bit of peace, love and happiness over the holiday season.

Jeremy Watkinson

Top 5 Gigs

  1. The Pixies – Sydney
  2. Dead Kennedys – The Gov
  3. Priscilla – Festival Theatre
  4. Canned Heat – The Gov
  5. And for local talent, Kitchen Witch shows are always great!

Christmas wish for 2019
Hmm would like to see The Decemberists