ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Ladytron – Velocifero

Velocifero – Ladytron by Aidan Roberts Something in the air about this release reminds this reviewer of the similarly-hyped competitor this season, Apocalypso from The … Read more

Johnny Truant – No Tears For The Creatures

No Tears For The Creatures – Johnny Truant by Aidan Roberts This is a hardcore record, whether by social definition or by pure visceral reaction. … Read more

Magic Dirt – Girl

Girl – Magic Dirt By Chris Peken In the immortal words of our now Federal Minister for the Environment: “let’s rock!” Geelong may have the … Read more

MUSIC: BEAU MONDE

BY LACHLAN JOBBINS “No way! It’s not a pornstar name!” snaps Nancy Vice, mock-horrified at the suggestion. “It’s just a silly stage name. Nancy’s my … Read more

GALLERY: RED

BY LACHLAN JOBBINS “Sydney isn’t short of artists. It’s short of spaces.” That’s the word from Allison O’Sullivan, curator of Gallery Red, which opens its … Read more

FILM LAUNCH: THE BALLAD OF BETTY & JOE

The Ballad of Betty & Joe is a cautionary tale set within Sydney’s CDB ‘ as Betty, a girl from the bush, joins her … Read more

OPERA: DON GIOVANNI

REVIEW BY IRINA DUNN  ‘The ultimate love rat bites the dust’ Director Elke Neidhardt’s take on Mozart’s Don Giovanni may not please the traditionalists but … Read more

THEATRE: GALLIPOLI

PREVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM Director Nigel Jamieson brings a cast of almost 40 performers to the stage of Sydney Theatre for Gallipoli, one of … Read more

DANCE: BUBBLE

PREVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM A fusion of acrobatics, contemporary dance, contact improvisation and everyday movement, Bubble is a dark and comical exploration of the barriers … Read more

Holly Throsby – A Loud Call

 A Loud Call – Holly Throsby By Chris Peken “We’re only a sail in the end / And only a breath to begin with / … Read more