ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

THEATRE: POOL (NO WATER)

REVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM The artist’s ego is a fragile one and to ascend above one’s artistic peers can trigger vicious jealousy and contempt. That … Read more

Asa – Asa

Asa – Asa By Chris Peken Asa has a wonderful back story. Born in Paris, she returned to native Nigeria at the age of two, … Read more

Okkervil River – The Stand-Ins

The Stand-Ins – Okkervil River By Aidan Roberts Cheekily titled to carry on the theme of their 2007 indie chart-killer record The Stage Names, … Read more

Stereolab – Chemical Chords

Chemical Chords – Stereolab By Chris Peken It has been four long years since Stereolab’s last album, six years since the death of backing singer … Read more

Matmos – Supreme Balloon

Supreme Balloon – Matmos By Aidan Roberts If you can imagine a giant musical robot made entirely of vintage Korg and Yamaha synthesizers, vomiting patch-leads … Read more

THEATRE: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

REVIEW BY LUCY SHELLY The New Theatre in Newtown always promises challenging and confronting theatre, so Anthony Burgess’s dark dystopian coming-of-age story A Clockwork Orange… Read more

Orchestra Baobab – Made in Dakar

Made in Dakar – Orchestra Baobab By Chris Peken Orchestra Baobab are Africa’s answer to the Buena Vista Social Club but oh so much more. … Read more

THEATRE: LANDS END

REVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM People turn into other people, vanish into the solid floor, appear out of a suitcase, float in billowing bubbles, dance with … Read more

Risky Lunar Love

PREVIEW BY SUNDAY FRANCIS-REISS     It’s sexy, it’s tiki, it’s sci-fi. New musical comedy Risky Lunar Love has been described as something akin to the Rocky … Read more

GYPSY MUSIC IN SYDNEY

BY AMELIA GROOM As is often the case with people living on the margins of society, the nomadic gypsies of Eastern Europe have, over the … Read more