Do You Value Independent Arts Journalism & Would You Like To Help Us Produce More? Find Out More

Win a double pass to Michael Ball and Alfie Boe: Together

MICHAELBALLALFIEBOEweb
Current Competitions, Live, Music, Musicals, Stage, Win |

Two of the greatest voices in the world, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, have received countless prestigious awards, record-breaking sales and chart successes. Now they bring their Together tour to Australia this October. Over his extraordinary 30-year career, Michael Ball’s outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is a double Olivier Award winner,

Read More

OzAsia 2017 Opens up New Territory

the-xend-2000-x-640
Music, News & Commentary, Stage |

Murray Bramwell talks with OzAsia Artistic Director, Joseph Mitchell, about some highlights of this year’s program. The OzAsia festival which opens this Thursday is now in its 11th year. Initiated in 2006 by Adelaide Festival Centre CEO, Douglas Gautier, it has progressively consolidated its reputation as an adventurous and diverse event. It draws from all parts of

Read More

Prophets of Rage – album review

pxoralbumv1-510x510 copy
Music, Recorded, Reviews |

Supergroups are the new black or even the new little black dress. Every rocker who’s anybody is in one, or wants to be in one. Prophets of Rage, who have just released their eponymous debut album, may be the biggest name supergroup since the Travelling Wilburys. Some might argue the trend should’ve stopped with them,

Read More

Living Colour album review: Shade

livingxcolouralbummay-1730d9b7-ee83-40e6-8b7f-b9f79bf638fe
Music, Recorded, Reviews |

The fourth track on Living Colour’s new Shade album, Program, begins with a sample of rapper Scarface humming the tune of LC’s huge hit Cult of Personality during a media interview where he’s pressed to remember the band’s name. When told, he exclaims, “Living Colour! Right! Name me another black rock band?” The interviewer offers Fishbone

Read More

How to save Darwin from itself

FB_xIMG_1504044111842-1
Music, News & Commentary |

Jill Diane Pope, a social anthropologist and creative producer based in Darwin and Paris, ponders the challenges a ‘revitalised’ Darwin faces. She argues the city must embrace its heritage and its many quirks to become a social city. *** The beauty of Darwin’s CBD is found in its most surprising features: the network of arcades that burrows throughout

Read More

Client Liaison (Forum, Melbourne)

IMG_x1987
Live, Music, Reviews |

Two oversized water coolers flanked the stage last night at the faux-rococo Forum Theatre in Flinders Street, Melbourne — a perfect setting for hometown duo Client Liaison, who could even be described as faux-rococo themselves. Frontman Monte Morgan and keyboard player Harvey Miller are nothing if not baroque in their promiscuous appropriation of the style and excesses of their chosen period of study, 1980s corporate

Read More

Win tickets to NGV Friday Nights with Kate Miller-Heidke

02.-Kate-Miller-Heidke-2

Pioneers of Japanese pop rock Shonen Knife, Los Angeles-based electro-R&B musician Nite Jewel and multi-platinum Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke will headline the spring season of NGV Friday Nights. The season culminates in a special Saturday night performance by Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble (UK/France), the most recent collaboration led by Sadier, a founding member of Stereolab.

Read More

Newsletter Signup