29 Sep 2017
You all know our venue hosts amazing, live music every week but did you know our Front Bar is home to a slew of local, talented musos from Tuesday – Saturday?
Well, now is the time to get acquainted.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to the faces behind the Front Bar magic, so you can see what makes them tick, and why they think you’re missing out on a heck-of-a-lot of action if you’re not coming down on the reg!
Last week, we spoke to Tom Bettany, one quarter of a hairy quartet who hosts our Friday Free For All Open Mic Night.
19 Jun 2017
Presenting the newest of the new, emerging talent every week, the Friday Free For All is a fun and friendly Open Mic at The Gov’s iconic Front Bar.
We’ve got some of our favourite local musos hosting the event and welcome bands, solo acts and singers to get involved.
7 Apr 2017
Hello Gov Lovers,
There are some new announces this week that are sure to get you all excited! From metalcore madness to folk and sunshine pop, there’s something for everyone.
15 Dec 2016
For those curious about our trading hours over the silly season you can find all the info you need HERE!
7 Dec 2016
It’s not every day you come across a person who can double as human sunshine whilst Managing the heck out of a venue like ours but Sophie Richards is one of a kind. She’s always got a smile on her face, and is willing to go out of her way to make your time here at The Gov an enjoyable one. Hardworking, hilarious and oh so very humble, she makes everyday feel like Christmas. Have a read below, and you’ll see why we love her.
19 Oct 2016
Hello there Gov lovers,
Well once again we’ve got a top week of music with something to satisfy everyone’s ears.
Tonight, The Jezabels are set to blow your mind with their amazing, rich sound, energy and soaring vocals. If you haven’t seen them before don’t miss out because they certainly are amazing, and if the reviews from interstate shows are anything to go by it could easily become one of your favourite concerts ever.
13 Oct 2016
Hello Gov Lovers,
Who needs mad March when you’ve got Outrageous October? The Gov has been going overboard with amazing shows this month.
On Thursday and Friday don’t fight it, come on get excited, for two huge nights with Ball Park Music.
Saturday morning the Gov’s crew will be at Parliament House at 11am to support the call to keep SA Nuclear Free, and in the evening we party with Aussie hip-hop legend Drapht with a bag of new rhymes fresh from his album Seven Mirrors.
And on Sunday, it’s Club Cool, a socially inclusive event for people with disabilities and their friends. It kicks off at 11am with entry by gold coin donation.
Next week kicks off with outlaw cowboy Kinky Friedman on Tuesday night. His show was re-scheduled from last week as Melbourne airport shut down due to storms and Kinky couldn’t get to SA.
As the icing on the cake of an already great week, The Gov has been nominated for Venue of the Year in the National Live Music Awards. We’ve loved seeing fellow nominees Bad // Dreems, Dusty Lee, The Grenadiers, Horror My Friend, West Thebarton Brothel Party and Ollie English here at The Gov, not to mention many of the nominees from other states. The fantastic list of nominees both in SA and across Australia reflects the high quality of live music in this country. Congratulations to everyone who made the grade.
30 Aug 2016
There’s just something about a country girl, and their uncanny ability to always make you feel welcome, which is one (of the many reasons) why we just love our Teagan. If you need something done, she’s on the case with a smile on her face and both a colleague and a friend. If you’re ever in the bar on a Friday night, swing by and say hi, she’ll love ya for it!
16 Aug 2016
Some people prefer the strong, silent types, which is why we’re lucky to have Col. Just like a Ronan Keating song, he says it best when he says nothing at all. Count yourselves lucky we got him to fill in this Q & A.
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9 Aug 2016
Music and activism still matter to Peter Garrett; and he still matters to us.
During the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Peter Garrett and Midnight Oil sent a profound, political statement regarding the plight of indigenous Australians. Shortly afterwards, he embarked on a political career.
Sixteen years later, as the Brazilian sun rose on Rio de Janeiro, the gangly and enigmatic environmental warrior shed his business suit, buttoned up an indigenous print shirt and took to The Gov stage (6 August) in a manner that suggested that his foray into federal politics was just a very bad dream.