Art and Laughter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bright, bubbly and handy with a paintbrush, Julia Clarke’s artistic flair has made for a seamless transition into the world of comedy.

The Raw Comedy state finalist has only been performing for a couple of years, but with an Edinburgh Fringe show already under her belt, Julia’s stand-up career is looking very bright indeed.

Streetcast caught up with Julia before she supports Frank Woodley next week…

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Time travellin’ Cowboy: The one and only Tristam Newsome

Tristam Newsome is a singular performer, who has been described as the world’s greatest Spaghetti Western Apocalyptic Folk Blues Singer Songwriter. He’s a self described cowboy, both on and off-stage, and we were lucky enough to have Tristam stride into the Radio Adelaide Saloon for a chat and a couple of live performances ahead of his Semaphore Music Festival gig.

Chris began by asking Tristam if it’s difficult to be a cowboy in modern day Adelaide…

Tristam treated us to a couple of live performances. Listen below…

It’s Far Too Hot To Be A Cowboy

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It’s Hip to be a Square?

If you grew up on comic books, Transformers, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and 1960s music, the odds are that you’re probably a nerd! Don’t fear though, being a geek is becoming much more socially acceptable. In fact, you could almost say it’s cool!

The stereotype of the nerdy techie that persists in pop-culture is fading fast, thanks to the legacy of industry giants such as Apple founder Steve Jobs and the increasing dependence of more businesses on the skills of those who know exactly how to operate their iPhone 5’s.

This week Chris Brunner, Tom Angley and Mason Krollig embrace their inner nerds to talk about stereotyping, Charm Schools and geeks that have made it big.

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Produced by Mason Krollig  

Fostering Creatives: A Chat with Josh Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adelaide culture has really flourished in the past few years thanks to a number of grass roots initiatives and some really dedicated creatives and ‘doers’.

One man who could be defined as both of those things is Joshua Smith.

When he’s not busy mentoring young artists, working for councils around Adelaide, putting on exhibitions at his gallery, Espionage, and travelling around for shows, he’s creating stunningly detailed stencil art.

Joshua joined Jennie Lenman to talk about his view of the Adelaide art scene and Espionage gallery.

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Espionage is at Suite 1, Level 2, 93 Rundle Mall. You can find the entrance off Lindes Lane, next to ZU Shoes.

The exhibition ‘About Face’ is on until 29/09/12 and Denis Smith’s exhibition, ‘Ball of Light’ will be on from 04/10/12.

Surfing with the Witch…

In today’s world of indie, surf music is often infused with pop. But what about something edgier? Something darker? Enter Diesel Witch.

Armed with a love of old-school 60s twang, Nirvana, and a Big Muff pedal, this trio of local lads can surely claim to be one of Adelaide’s most original bands. Their sound is retro, but not at all gimmicky. It’s just plain cool.

With a stack of home recordings to their name, plus last year’s hugely successful Diesel Witch Will Kill You, the band are surely on the cusp of breaking through to a wider audience.

And right now, Diesel Witch are preparing to support the Screaming Believers at their annual reunion show – a performance which they will be turning into a live album.

Buz from the band stopped by the Streetcast studio for a chat.

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