The Villenettes: rockabilly heroines

villlepicClass, chops, and crashing rock n’ roll – that’s what emerging local act The Villenettes are all about.

After joining together in mid-2012 from various other musical projects, The Villenettes have become a regular fixture on Adelaide’s live scene, to the acclaim of plenty of punters.

And now they’ve backed up their hard gigging work with V for Villendetta, an excellent debut EP that’s sure to work wonders for their profile.

Anna and Kylie from the band joined us in the Streetcast studio having just launched the EP at the Crown and Anchor the night before.

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In The Name Of Medical Science!

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Low on funds? Enjoy being in bed? Don’t mind needles? Well, sounds like you’re a perfect candidate for a clinical drug trial!

For those of you who’ve never really thought about how a drug gets from concept to the pharmacy shelves, clinical drug trials are sets of tests in medical research that generate safety and efficacy data for medical interventions.

Depending on the type of product, investigators (like CMAX based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital) usually need a number of volunteers to be their human guineapigs before they can approve a drug to be released to the general public.

For this week’s Ally Cat-Chat, Nick Pipe, Jennie Lenman, and Mason Krollig share their thoughts on clinical drug trials and discuss how much they would need to be paid before they let a medical student remove one of their toes and attempt to re-attach it…

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Produced by: Mason Krollig

The Wild Things at a crossroad

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The Wild Things, bein’ wild

What do you get when you mix members of top Adelaide bands The Honey Pies, The British Robots, Central Deli Band and Cheer Advisory Council with an exceptionally talented mandolin player reared on folk music? The Wild Things! A who’s who of local musicians fusing bluegrass, rock, country and 60s pop to deliver melodic, harmonic and timeless songs.

The five piece are set to release their debut album At The Crossroad in March but in the meantime you can catch them live at Ed Castle this Friday night. Band members Hugh, Mark, Alex and Luke stopped by the Streetcast studio ahead of the show for a chat with Danni Frangos and to play a couple of live tracks, including a stripped back Blur cover!

Interview Part One

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Interview Part Two

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Milhouse

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Rugby Boy, Lewis Dowell is “Tackling” Comedy

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Rugby fan and son of a KGB spy (sort of,) Lewis Dowell has been performing stand-up comedy in Adelaide for the past six months and is this year competing in the RAW Comedy Competition.

To hone in his skills, Lewis has been performing regularly at the Cranka Comedy nights alongside his buddies/rivals, Patrick Maynell and Nick Skeer.

Before jetting off to Sydney, Lewis found time to drop into the Radio Adelaide studios to talk to Mason Krollig about his comedy career and other important aspects of his life…

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Lewis Dowell will be performing stand-up next in Heat 4 of the RAW Comedy Competition, Wednesday 30th of January at the Rhino Room. (Doors open at 7pm.)

Produced by: Mason Krollig

Blooming Solo Artist, Naomi Keyte

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Honest, beautiful and delicate folk pop with and angelic melodies– that’s what you get when you see local singer/songwriter Naomi Keyte, whether she’s playing solo, or performing in much-loved and acclaimed local bands, the Transatlantics or Gold Bloom.

Naomi joined Jennie in the studio ahead of her gig at the Cranker to support MS Research to talk inspriation, happiness, gigs and perform ‘Balance’ and ‘Glass Bottle’ live.

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Naomi will also be performing an acoustic set with Matt Barlow (from Sparkspitter) on Sunday 13 January 2013 at the Exeter on Rundle St, Adelaide and at Moving Music on Saturday 19 January 2013.

Rude and Crude, but a Really Nice Dude!

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Proud vegetarian Patrick Meynell is a stand-up comedian and full time media student whose hobbies include reading in the bathroom and “extreme Nurfing.”

Although he’s only been performing comedy in Adelaide for the past six months, he’s already made a name for himself with several performances at both the Rhino Room and the Crown & Anchor Hotel leaving audiences begging for more!

Patrick joined Mason Krollig, Jennie Lenman and Nick Pipe in the studio to talk about his blossoming comedy career.

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Patrick Meynell will be performing regularly next year at both Cranka Comedy and Onemicstand. If you’re lucky you might also be able to catch him performing during the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

You can subscribe to Patrick’s YouTube channel here and follow him on Facebook here.

Produced by: Mason Krollig

Who Owns the Street?

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Who owns the feel of the street, its overall aesthetics, the walls and the pavement?

There’s not always a clear answer to this question and a lot of people get into trouble trying to stake claim in the name of art or vandalism.

Exploring this question are Adelaide filmmakers Ronnie Chin and Frazer Dempsey along with a number of street artists including Peter Drew and Jake Bresanello.

Ronnie and Jake joined Jennie Lenman live in studio to talk about the documentary and discuss their thoughts on street art culture in Adelaide.

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To keep up to date on film screenings, check out the Who Owns the Street? Facebook page.