Friday night was ablaze with an impressive slew of Adelaide’s local rock bands, heating up the chilly night in Worldsend’s new and improved beer garden.
The Brothers Grimm immediately ignited the stage and got the crowd on their feet. Their infectious rock songs allowed for attendees of all levels of sobriety and intoxication to dance up a storm. Upbeat rock hit ‘Summer Lovin’ was a crowd favourite, its catchy hook and stomping beat had the crowd in a riotous rave with the lead guitarist shredding whilst swigging beer from a bottle kindly provided and held up by a crowd member.
Next act, Escapism, slowed the tempo down, entertaining the crowd with their genre of rock with notable soul, funk and metalcore influences. Lead singer Jessie had an enthralling vibe and drawling voice which kept the audience interested, and the heavier riffs brought the headbangers in the crowd to front and centre. However as their set continued, Escapism may have lost the interest of some of the attendees who were not a fan of with their slightly repetitive riffs and laidback stage presence.
Appomattox Run stepped in at the last minute to stand in for Venus Sly Trap who unfortunately had to cancel, yet still put on a stellar debut set at Worldsend. They brought their interesting fusion of old school rock and roll injected with bluesy riffs supplied by lead guitarist Simon. What is so great about Appomattox Run is the joint vocals of Hana and Ryan; it is not often we see both female and male vocal powerhouses blending together so well.
The shelters protected show-goers from the downpour and the plentiful supply of beer kept everyone warm and cheerful as they listened to some choice Adelaide rock bands. Definitely make sure you keep an eye on the Worldsend’s Facebook page for all the latest info on upcoming gigs and support the local scene.
Review by Isabella Carbone.
Photos by Yvonne Sears.