Street music: How can the arts help the homeless?

Many of us want to help the homeless, but not everyone agrees that simply feeding and housing them is enough. Art and music workshops are becoming an increasingly popular way of engaging vulnerable people in social situations, and learning “transferable skills” that will help them break the cycle of homelessness. The Hutt Street Centre in Adelaide’s east-end is seeing some incredible results, through a blues band that call themselves, No Rest For the Wicked.

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Tom Murphy back in town for Feast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Murphy is a 20 year old comedian who’s left his hometown (and crappy call centre job) behind and moved to Sydney to try his luck at stand-up over there.  

Tom’s act focuses on his own homosexuality and experiences growing up. His take on public homophobia isn’t just hilarious, it also helps promote tolerance towards the gay and lesbian community – especially when you’re pissing yourself laughing.

Tom swung by the Streetcast studios to tell us what he’s doing at the Feast Festival, how life is treating him interstate, and to go over some of his fond memories of Adelaide, particularly at the River Torrens…

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Gazing Heroes and Tribal Warriors: An interview with Lisa King

Little Lida Plays, by Lisa King

Artist, Lisa King has an exceptionally unique approach to conveying her ideas – she’s someone who has always had passion for art but is only just finding her feet as an artist.

Her first solo gallery exhibition, Gazing Heroes, opened last night at Magazine Gallery (see Maga Zine) and showcases her original and intriguing pieces of wooden sculptures, decks and paintings.

Jennie Lenman caught up with Lisa for a drink in a beer garden around the corner from the gallery, when she was in the process of putting up her pieces, and Lisa kicked off the chat by talking about the name behind her exhibition.

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A yarn and a song with Max Savage and the False Idols

Max Savage and the False Idols are a band whose sounds transport us to old country Australia and whose lyrics remind us of the profound emotions we are capable of feeling. They have had a very busy year; writing, mingling, performing and recording and managed to find time to come in for a yarn with us on Streetcast. 

Max Savage, Ross McHenry and Lachlan Ridge joined us for a chat and performed their song, “Lonely Since the Day I Was Born”. Listen here:

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“Lonely Since the Day I Was Born” live recording & part 2:

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Ode to my Land Rover: Comedian Kel Balnaves

Kel Balnaves is a local comedian, writer, and performer who’s a bit keen on his battered old Land Rover. After starting out in 2006, Kel’s enjoyed success in the Raw Comedy Competition and the Adelaide Fringe. After travelling around America and Europe for a couple of years, Kel’s back and working on his next major project. He dropped in to the studio to bring us up to speed…