ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

AC Newman – Get Guilty

Get Guilty – AC Newman By Chris Peken With so many different outputs for his musical talents, and an equally impressive record for releasing new … Read more

Blacklevel Embassy – ASP

ASP – Blacklevel Embassy by Aidan Roberts There are many minions in the army that follows the punk movement. Here, from Melbourne, we have another … Read more

Howling Bells – Radio Wars

Radio Wars – Howling Bells by Aidan Roberts Are the Howling Bells engaging in a radio war’ If so then it’s likely they’re going to … Read more

Antony & The Johnsons – The Crying Light

The Crying Light – Antony & The Johnsons By Chris Peken Wow. I hold high expectations of a new offering from the distinct and unique … Read more

CHINESE GARDENS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

BY TRACEY LIEN It will be like nothing you’ve ever heard before ‘ a fusion of Asian, European and Australian chamber music and the bringing … Read more

BEST WORLD

The Mande Variations – Toumani Diabat√© I may have grown up wishing i could play the guitar like Jimi Hendrix (and bat like Don Bradman), … Read more

BEST ALBUMS OF 2008

This year’s collection of last year’s best albums is characterised by its consensus and its diversity. Not to mention the list of luminary musical notables … Read more

BEST LOCAL

Havilah – The Drones Snarling and howling, it’s as if contemporary Australian music’s balls just dropped. Dissonant passion, blistering energy and lyrical intelligence to boot. … Read more

BEST ALBUMS OF BEST OF 2008 LIST

¬† This year’s collection of last year’s best albums is characterised by its consensus and its diversity. Not to mention the list of luminary musical notables … Read more

BEST BLUES

Jungle Blues – CW Stoneking He was my album of the year in 2006, with a great take on authentic Delta blues from the 20s … Read more