ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

1990’s – KICKS

This Glasgow outfit are really quite the proponents of sweaty-faced pop hits; their glitzy, sizzling guitar hooks and yelping oh oh oh’s echo the behaviour … Read more

THE BOAT THAT ROCKED

A nostalgic trip back to the swinging sixties courtesy of Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill), all aboard the hedonistic boat of bliss A.K.A Radio … Read more

TULPAN

Tulpan is a stripped back love letter to the dusty steppes of Kazakhstan, punctured with poignant moments of humour and tenderness. Hapless ex-sailor Asa has big dreams of his own jurte … but first he needs a wife, and the only one available doesn’t want him … (AB)

FAST & FURIOUS

The original cast returns for the fourth go-round of the Fast and Furious franchise. You don’t need the background, but just in case: Vin Diesel … Read more

ROKIA – TCHAMANTCHE

If you know what a n’goni is then perhaps you already know who Rokia Traore is, perhaps you have already heard Tchamantché. If not, prepare … Read more

TROY CASSAR-DALY – I LOVE THIS PLACE

Recently I had the pleasure of seeing Troy Cassar-Daly play at a small country and folk festival called the Foggy Mountain Jam – and I … Read more

ATTACK IN BLACK – YEARS (by one thousand fingertips)

Canada’s Attack In Black begun life as a post-hardcore outfit, but you would be hard-pressed to hear that from their third album Years (by one … Read more

THE FUMES – SUNDANCER

The Fumes are a hard-boiled addition to the increasing global army of two-piece bands – their hard-rock approach to the minimalist blues is potent and … Read more

BALLET: FIREBIRD AND OTHER LEGENDS

Puppets brought to life, forest sylphs and a mystical glowing bird from old Russian folk tales are brought to Sydney audiences through three classic Mikhail … Read more

DANCE: WE UNFOLD

Sydney’s got her dance card full. Last week both Sydney Dance Company and The Australian Ballet opened their 2009 Sydney seasons; a new voice/dance production … Read more