ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

HOUSE OF CARDS – JAMES KEELAGHAN

There are some who refer to James Keelaghan as Canada’s Richard Thompson. For a man of a similar vintage and blues n’ folk discipline, this … Read more

VARIOUS ARTISTS – WE ARE ONLY RIDERS – THE JEFFREY LEE PIERCE SESSIONS

To send someone unsuspectingly toward The Gun Club is inviting trouble. During the 80s and early 90s The Gun Club and their singer-songwriter Jeffrey Lee … Read more

THEATRE: S-27

You might recognise Caroline Craig from favourite Aussie TV shows Blue Heelers and Underbelly, or maybe you caught her ditzy twirl as Cunegonde in … Read more

THEATRE: THE LARAMIE PROJECT

“The issues at the heart of this piece are still very universal … we’ve got that interesting circumstance that has crept into Australian schools in … Read more

GIG: LULO REINHARDT

Sharing a surname with one of the most renowned jazz guitarists of all time must be tough for Lulo Reinhardt (the great Django was his … Read more

MOVIE: THE WHITE RIBBON (German: Das Weiße Band)

Michael Haneke is a huge tease. Case in point: The White Ribbon, a slow-boiling mystery, in which the director sets out to infuriate the … Read more

THEATRE: CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRLS

The sixties: a time of social and political upheaval, the heyday of the Beatles, the birth of the pill and the sexual revolution. What would … Read more

MOVIE: CIRQUE DU FREAK

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, directed by Paul Weitz, was both a masterpiece of imagination and a masterpiece of blood-sucking gibberish. The ideas … Read more

THE BRUTALS – THE HONEYMOON PERIOD

I’m obliged to begin by saying that guitar-pop albums, especially those jangly, antipodean-sounding ones, are a crippling weakness of mine. My critical Achilles Heel. When … Read more

GIG: WASHINGTON + BIRDS & BELLES

Fresh from a packed show at the Peats Ridge festival, and having just wrapped up their first EP, three-piece indie folk outfit Birds & Belles … Read more