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Hidden away beneath North Terrace is the Fat Controller, a live music venue and nightclub that is far-removed from the lighthearted, child-like imagery that is brought to mind by the venue's namesake. The subterranean club is an urbanized version of a warehouse venue - all steel, concrete and stark lines. The minimalist design of the Fat Controller allows musicians free reign to transform the venue with their music without having to compete with an overarching theme. The venue boasts an eclectic line-up of bands, including numerous touring acts that draw in quite a crowd.
Pin Balls machines at a live music venue? Might take you by surprise but that's the deal at Jive. A former theater it went through a metamorphosis from being nightclub to a strip joint to a live music venue. The architectural design of the theater makes it easier for the performers to be seen by the audience. Jive is mostly frequented by college students as a hangout out joint after an exam or a game of football. The bar has a multitude of spirits locked up waiting to be released into shiny glasses.
The Head Quarters of fun and partying, this location is found inside the New Market Hotel in Adelaide. Saturday is the most happening day at HQ, with a number of happening events and live gigs. the performers at HQ are high on adrenaline and low on boredom. There is a membership card available to the club that entitles you to benefits like express entry. Check website for schedules.