ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL

BY AMELIA GROOM Today’s lesson in Russian culture: the widely used term for Russian Dolls, ‘babooshka’, is incorrect. It means ‘grandma’ and nothing else, and … Read more

PERFORMANCE: VAMP

REVIEW BY SUNDAY FRANCIS-REISS   Vamp is Meow Meow’s homage to the femmes fatales, women both empowered and dis-empowered by their sexuality. A strong concept with … Read more

We Grow Up – Night Kitchen

Night Kitchen – We Grow Up By Chris Peken What a lil’ gem. This debut from Adelaide’s We Grow Up is Unearthed’s Black Swan, the … Read more

FESTIVAL: MUSICA VIVA

BY MICHELLE PORTER Musica Viva is a chamber music festival that promises to deliver outstanding performances from an ensemble of world-renowned musicians. This year’s launch … Read more

Karma County – Headland

Headland – Karma County By Chris Peken Brendan Gallagher has the most congenial of smiles and the nimblest of fingers. His smooth fretwork on the … Read more

Sunshine Brothers – Greenpoint

Greenpoint – Sunshine Brothers by Aidan Roberts Sunshine Brothers, alt-reggae surf-rock groovesters from far Western Australia, give us a curiously urban record with Greenpoint. … Read more

KID’S EVENT: WE BUILT THIS CITY

BY STEPHANIE-KATE BRATTON The Sydney Opera House Forecourt is set to be taken over by pint-sized builders this October long weekend when We Built This … Read more

DANCE: UNDERGROUND

BY STEPHANIE-KATE BRATTON An energetic new dance theatre piece created by Gavin Webber, in collaboration with Townsville-based company DanceNorth, Underground opens this month at Performance … Read more

Pico – Morning Sun

Morning Sun – Pico by Aidan Roberts Earnest is the word to describe this album from low-key song-man Pico, a collection of cross-seasonal musings and … Read more

GIG: JOAN AS A POLICE WOMAN

BY AMELIA GROOM A Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and violinist, Joan Wasser started out in the 90s in alternative rock groups like The Dambuilders … Read more