CD REVIEW: URBAN SOUL

May 31, 2017

URBANITY URBAN SOUL Alfi Records Soul jazz Simple, memorable melodies rather than explosive, dazzling, rapid-fire exhibitions of technique are at the heart of the music guitarist Albert Dadon, aka Albare, and keyboards player Phil Turcio […]

LIVE REVIEW: Julia Jacklin

May 30, 2017

There is something about homegrown talent that makes a show that much sweeter, especially when that motherland act is the sweet alluring personality of Julia Jacklin. From her signature checkered skirt to her soft toned […]

LIVE REVIEW: Ryan Adams

May 30, 2017

  Ryan Adams Friday 26 May, Marriage Equality Arena By Nick Argyriou The queues to enter this glorified tennis court named after a contentious Australian sporting ‘hero’ stretched for miles. Security checks were rife, further […]

LIVE REVIEW: Patti Smith

April 25, 2017

PATTI SMITH Festival Hall, Melbourne April 20th 2017 I’m tempted to say simply, “No Words”. But I want to share a scintilla of the life-affirming energy and wonder that Patti Smith transfused us with on […]

LIVE REVIEW: The 22nd Blue Mountains Music Festival

March 27, 2017

#altitude #muddy #musicshines #bluemountainsmusicfestival2017 The 22nd Blue Mountains Music Festival had it all, from Irish folk to Dutch Ska and Inuk throat singing. The rain hardly stopped in Katoomba, but neither did the music. Words […]

CD Review: Starlite Campbell Band

March 27, 2017

Starlite Campbell Band Blueberry Pie Supertone Records Blues/R&B Starlite Campbell is a UK outfit fronted by Suzy Starlite and partner Simon Campbell, and Blueberry Pie is an album that has been proving particularly popular with […]

REVIEW: Willie Watson

March 26, 2017

Willie Watson is a master singer, songwriter, and banjo player. Not to mention, one of the founding members of bluegrass staples, Old Crow Medicine Show. Although his Old Crow days are in the past, Willie […]

REVIEW: WOMADelaide’s SILVER JUBILEE

March 21, 2017

WOMADelaide’s SILVER JUBILEE by TONY HILLIER Boundaries may have blurred and parameters extended over its 25 years, but WOMADelaide has unwaveringly maintained its status as Australia’s most stimulating and satisfying festival. In terms of diversity […]

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