FREE EVENT. Friday 30 March, Kelly’s Lane, from 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Extrapolating from a misspent youth round and about the Salamanca precinct, Ian Pidd reckons that most Hobartians have had memorable experiences on Kelly’s Steps. Chance encounters, stolen kisses, impromptu outdoor karaoke sessions, strategic intermissions on the walk home from the pub…
The Kelly’s Steps Lane Second Landing Party celebrates this small but beloved space. From bizarre to Bluegrass, Seventies punk and high energy oompa-crumping to dark carnival waltzes and slap-stick cartoon polkas, this party will have you happily confused, delighted and riding a laneway explosion of sound and light.
Keep your eyes peeled for undercover performers, wander through a psychedelic feast in the Peacock Theatre, take a ride in Salamanca’s shortest taxi service and hang at the bar in Kelly’s Garden.
With sets from…
BJ Morrizonkle (Melbourne): Twisted old-timey sounds send audiences on a real musical adventure.
Dingo Rose: Hobart’s own original, late seventies folk/rock/punk, who brought down the Long Gallery back in the day. Reuniting for their first show as Dingo Rose in 20 years. Yeah, they’ve still got it.
Lawless Quartet: Fusion of swing jazz, punk rock, reggae, funk and Eastern European folk music styles to pull you into a musical orbit.
Made For Chickens By Robots: Lo-fi. No-fi. Fast and deranged. Outsider bent-backwards blues one-man-band!
The Original Cutouts: The Original Cutouts have been scaring tourists at Salamanca Markets and thrilling audiences at festivals around the state since 2009, with their electrified and junk look at folk roots music.
Chicada: Tasmania’s first Samba band.
Salamanca Taxi Service by Tristan Stowards.
Image Credit: Jon Kudelka
Salamanca Arts Centre 2013