Santogold – Santogold

Santogold ‘ Santogold By Aidan Roberts This is certainly an eye-catcher from the outset, before even one note has been heard; a very funky, neo-70’s … Read more

Viva Voce – Viva Voce Loves You

Viva Voce Loves You – Viva Voce By Chris Peken Married couples are taking over rock. Think Arcade Fire or our own Kasey Chambers & … Read more

Shearwater – Rook

Rook – Shearwater By Chris Peken If, as Oscar Wilde postulated, ‘ambition is the last refuge of failure,’ then Shearwater are in trouble. However when … Read more

Sex and the City

The long awaited, much hyped, Sex and the City movie predictably but not disappointingly plays with the familiar themes of the series – romantic interdependence, … Read more


PREVIEW BY LACHLAN JOBBINS   Barry Adamson is unlikely to ever find himself at the top of the pop charts, but for the cognoscenti, his insistent … Read more

ART: safARI 2008

BY AMELIA GROOM Diary note: the Biennale of Sydney is about to spread its arty fingers into six venues around town, and the city is … Read more

Paul Greene – Distance Over Time

Distance Over Time – Paul Greene by Aidan Roberts Paul Greene has a good track record – a well-respected local instrumentalist and singer, long in … Read more


REVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM   Featuring Tom Stoppard’s masterly wit, wordplay and self-referential comedy, The Real Inspector Hound is a rollicking murder-mystery spoof that turns the … Read more

Guy Blackman – Adult Baby

Guy Blackman is an interesting character. The very name Adult Baby suggests something very disturbing in the lyrical content of what we hold in our … Read more

Martha Wainwright – I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too

I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too – Martha Wainwright By Chris Peken If she were a filly, Martha Wainwright out of Kate … Read more