Rubies – Explode from the Centre

Explode from the Centre ‘ Rubies BY CHRIS PEKEN The term ‘explosion’ would indicate some form of vicious expression of energy: ‘to give vent to … Read more

Plastic Palace Alice – The Great Depression

The Great Depression ‘ Plastic Palace Alice BY CHRIS PEKEN Making bold claims about reviving the art of the ‘album’ ‘ as opposed to the … Read more

Morrissey – Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits – Morrissey BY Lachlan Jobbins Morrissey’s star has been on the rise again for the last few years, with two UK number one … Read more


BY RHIANNON SAWYER One thing that Sydney always manages to do well is an outdoor community festival, and this year’s Surry Hills Festival is shaping … Read more


PREVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM Opening Sydney Dance Company’s 2008 season, Inuk 2 is a new work from one of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary dance … Read more

The Bell Rays – Hard Sweet and Sticky

Hard Sweet and Sticky ‘ The Bell Rays BY CHRIS PEKEN The departure of guitarist and songwriter Tony Fate prior to the recording of Hard, … Read more


PREVIEW BY LINDA DANIELE The actors of Playback Theatre take the real stories of audience members and turn them into live theatre. Playback’s Johanna de … Read more

Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing

Street Horrrsing ‘ Fuck Buttons BY CHRIS PEKEN Not for the faint hearted are this Bristol duo of Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power, collectively … Read more

The Cassettes – Neath the Pale Moon

‘Neath the Pale Moon ‘ The Cassettes BY CHRIS PEKEN As their name might suggest, The Cassettes inhabit a world that is somewhat out of … Read more

Katheleen Edwards – Asking for Flowers

Asking for Flowers ‘ Katheleen Edwards BY CHRIS PEKEN Getting past the back cover picture that shows this Canadian singer-songwriter looking like an Amish Celine … Read more