Sophie Koh – All Shook Up

All Shook Up – Sophie Koh by Aidan Roberts Sophie Koh. She’s a bit of an elusive figure in the current indie singer-songwriter arena, quietly … Read more


REVIEW BY IRINA DUNN In Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti (1797-1848) took inspiration from Walter Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor, no doubt aware of … Read more

Afro Dizzi Act – Walkin

Walkin’ – Afro Dizzi Act by Aidan Roberts What starts as a subdued and quietly psychedelic jam, Fender Rhodes and dubby bass-lines gradually bubbling away, … Read more

Ben Lee and Jessica Chapnik – The Square

The Square – Ben Lee and Jessica Chapnik By Chris Peken Last night i saw the The Square. The week before I got Gandhi out … Read more


REVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM This 2003 Harry Kupfer production of Verdi’s Otello (revived by Cathy Dadd) is delivered with unflinching energy and force. The Opera … Read more


PREVIEW BY LACHLAN JOBBINS On August 12 and 13, The Basement hosts the return of international guitar ensemble MGT, who will be launching their new … Read more

DANCE: 360°

REVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM Sydney Dance Company is presenting the very sleek and glamorous 360°, a new work by the Barcelona-born, London-based choreographer, Rafael … Read more


PREVIEW BY SUNDAY FRANCIS-REISS   ‘Gielgud in Beckett by Bejart,’ is how The Equisite Hour is being billed, and even if you are only aware of … Read more

Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip – Angles

Angles – Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip by Aidan Roberts This release from the rambunctious Essex duo feels like a boxing match; enigmatic producer/mixer … Read more

Tina Harrod – Worksongs

Worksongs – Tina Harrod By Chris Peken On the casting couch for blues, jazz and soul diva’s Tina Harrod sits comfortably between Nina Simone and … Read more