13 Jul 2016
Local Revolution + Katatonia + Aussie Ausborn + Drumscene + Steel Life
Hello Gov Lovers,
While mother nature has been doing her best to shake us to the core, here at The Gov we’ve been working hard with a huge week of announcements and there’s absolutely no sign of things slowing down. It’s all crazy, but it’s what we love - bringing great music to all of your ears.
We’re also excited to once again support the South Australia Living Artists Festival, with an exciting exhibition, Steel Life, on show in the Fireplace Room through August.
When too much of the arts is never enough - head to The Gov!
STEEL LIFE - 3-31 August
LOCAL REVOLUTION - Friday 19 August
DRUMSCENE LIVE (feat Chris Coleman, Dave Elitch & Gregg Bisonette) - Tuesday 23 August
AUSSIE AUSBORN - Friday 2 September
An en masse, karaoke sing along. A celebration of live music group karaoke style as everyone in the room joins in singing the best rock and pop hits of our time. An awesome live band plays all your favorite tunes, with lyrics projected on big screens for all to see. No spotlights, no microphones, it’s an all in sing-song everyone can enjoy.
Special Family shows feature songs from Disney classic’s like “Let It Go” (Frozen) and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams to pop diva sensation’s Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. Mums and Dads join in with their kids, everyone singing and dancing their tiny hearts out. Perfect for the entire family to celebrate live music together during the July School holidays.
Adult shows take the night up a gear as you travel though a musical time machine with all the big hits we know and love. We provide the songs, you sing along. Whether you share the evening with your teenage children or your best friends, everyone is a singing sensation on the dance floor.
So You Think You Can Sing Along? Total sing-your-heart-out goodness everyone can enjoy.
Viva Colombia - 23 Jul
Latino Grooves proudly presents Viva Colombia, the annual Colombian Independence Day Fiesta Saturday 23 July! An annual institution now in its 11th year, Viva Colombia is the mother of all parties!
Prepare yourself for a MEGA Latino fiesta - Colombian-style - with Adelaide’s premier Latin band Soul Macumbia, Colombian Salsa Champion Juan Carlos Ospina & Laura Franco (COL/VIC), Latino Grooves dancers and Colombian DJs Hugo Salcedo & Cali.
Led by ex-pat Colombian musician Hugo Salcedo, Soul Macumbia band will pay homage to the many vibrant rhythms of Colombia including Cumbia, Salsa, Champeta, Vallenato, tambores and gaitas from the greatest musical Colombian icons such as Carlos Vives, Joe Arroyo, Juanes, Toto La Momposina, Shakira and more! The result? An irresistible and sizzling hot Latin cocktail that will get any party started.
Spectacular dance performances by World Salsa Champion from Cali, Colombia Juan Carlos Ospina and Laura Franco plus Latino Grooves dancers!
Adelaide’s best Latino DJs Hugo Salcedo & Cali will close the night with an opulent mix of the best Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha and more.
Warm up and get into the grooves with a free, introductory dance class from 8:30pm.
This will be a night to remember for Colombians and Latin music and dance lovers alike. Prepare for a magical night of music, dance and culture!
Book a table in the venue for dinner before the show. Numbers are limited, and bookings are available from 7:30pm. Call the venue today on 8340 0744 to reserve your spot!
Red, White and Blues - 24 Jul
Eric Steckel (USA) Announces His First Australian Tour!
A powerful player and an authentic Blues soul……hailed by many as one of the next big things on the rock and blues scene! Always a must hear and must see for fans of SRV, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Bonamassa, Eric brings a passion and energy to the stage than never disappoints.
Fans of vintage guitar rock will immediately fall in love with his new album Black Gold. From soft, dynamic Blues ballads to heavy, low-tuned Rock anthems, Eric’s signature guitar style is front and center. No pedals, samples or drum machines. No apologies for turning it up to 11. This is rock the way they used to make it.
Few young guitarists can improve on Eric Steckel’s impressive resume. Blues, meet rock. Rock, you remember the Blues.
Drowning Pool - 26 Jul
After a Fourteen year absence Drowning Pool have now set their sights on Australian soil for their first ever headline tour plus a special one off New Zealand show. Big sonic slabs of muscular power with a taste of the dark melodies of post-grunge remain Drowning Pool’s stock and trade. Their music is an unapologetic celebration of life’s joy and pain, able to swiftly maneuver between defiant declarations of resistance. Each distinctive era of the band’s history is represented onstage, where the band bashes through an arsenal of anthems all delivered with precision strength. The best thing about Drowning Pool was just how energetic and passionate every member of the band is.Drowning Pool burst onto the hard rock scene 15 years ago with their platinum selling debut album ‘Sinner’ and remain to be relevant. Heading to Australia to support their critically acclaimed new material ‘Hellelujah’ this is the album their diehard fans demanded and the aggressive heavy rock world at large deserved. Reenergized with the addition of fierce front man Jasen Moreno, proudly amongst the soul of Drowning Pool original members CJ Pierce, Stevie Benton and Mike Luce; this is a rebranded monster ready with teeth bared heading straight for the jugular!
Australian / NZ fans have waited impatiently since their Big Day Out appearance in 2002 to witness crowd favorites such as ‘Sinner’, ‘Step Up’, ‘Tear Away’, ‘Pity’ and floor filler smash hit ‘Bodies’, this July fans will be treated to a hard hitting headline run. The Lone Star State conquerors deliver a heavy batch of hell raising anthems, each burning with fiery adrenaline destined to ignite crowds into impassioned sing-alongs.
COMING SOON TO THE GOV
Front Bar Gig Guide
All shows are FREE unless otherwise indicated:
Wednesday 13 July - OPEN MIC NITE @ 7.30pm
Thursday 14 July - GUMBO ROOM BLUES JAM - BLUESCASTERS @ 8.30pm
Friday 15 July: POLO CLUB from 4pm
ACOUSTIC SESSION: APPALACHIAN SESSION @ 7pm
ACOUSTIC SESSION: IRISH SESSION @ 9.30pm
Saturday 16 July - PRIVATE FUNCTION
Monday 17 July - LORD STOMPY’S HARMONICA TRIBE @ 6pm
Bring a harp in the key of C. $10 per lesson.
Tuesday 18 July - UKE NIGHT @ 7.30pm
Gold coin donation on the door.
KIDS EAT FREE MON-THUR
For every adult meal purchased, including pizza, a child (aged 12 or under) eats for FREE!!*
ARE YOU A LOCAL?
Show us your 5007 or 5008 postcode either via your personal ID or
business card, and take advantage of for $10 Schnitty’s for Lunch (Wed-Sat) or Dinner (Mon-Sat).
Other Lunch specials include 2 wood oven pizzas for $18 (Wed-Sat) or grab one of our Hot Pots with Rice; 4 flavours to choose from for $12.50!*
*These specials are not valid on Entertainment Centre show nights.
This Week’s DRINK Specials:
$6.50 Coopers Pale Ale
$5.50 Coopers Lager
All day every day in the Saloon & Front Bar.
$3 Bubbles happy hour, 5-7pm Monday to Friday evening