ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

OPERA: BILLY BUDD

BY TRISCHELLE ROBERTS Neil Armfield’s highly acclaimed production sheds new light on the story of Billy Budd, based on Herman Melville’s novella. Foretopman Billy is … Read more

Augie March – Watch Me Disappear

Watch Me Disappear – Augie March By Chris Peken It will come as no surprise to anyone who has heard Augie March’s latest single Pennywhistle, … Read more

Muthspiel, Grigoryan, Towner – From a Dream

From a Dream – Muthspiel, Grigoryan, Towner By Chris Peken Not to be mistaken for MGF (Machine Gun Fellatio), MGT (Muthspiel, Grigoryan, Towner) is a … Read more

GIG: RONAN/RONAN

BY AMELIA GROOM 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

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

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

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

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