Day: 23 July 2017

Here’s what Missy Elliot played at her first US show in ten years

July 23, 2017

Emerging from a neon box, decked from head to toe in diamantes, sequins and pearls and donning a cap that clearly read QUEEN, Missy Elliott made her return to U.S stages in nearly a decade felt by one and all at the FYF Fest’s opening night on Friday in Los Angeles. Kicking things off with […]

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A Tribe Called Quest just played their final ever show in Los Angeles; here’s the setlist

July 23, 2017

Surviving members of A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, hit the stage at FYF Fest today in Los Angeles – one of only a handful of times the pair have performed since the death of founding member Phife Dawg and the release of their sixth and final studio album We Got It […]

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Powderfinger’s surprise reunion at Splendour reinforces their status as one of Australia’s best

July 23, 2017

Just after 5:30pm yesterday, Bernard Fanning noted to his Splendour in the Grass crowd that it had been 10 years since his former band, a little known Powderfinger, had played the event, so why the hell not, let’s get a reunion happening. Now, for many Australian music fans, the ‘Finger will have had some kind of presence in their childhoods, […]

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Live Review: Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – Metro Theatre, Sydney (21.07.17)

July 23, 2017

The Metro Theatre is one of the more intimate venues but on Friday night people were definitely getting close and personal for Rag’n’Bone Man’s Splendour Sideshow. I walked in to a purple haze of the packed theatre with support act hip hop artist L-FRESH the LION signing off after spitting what I’m sure were some fire […]

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Queens of the Stone Age throttle the Amphitheatre during Night Two of Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2017

Day Two kicked into hyper-drive, starting off with an energetic bang! Opening in the Amphitheatre were NSW boys Hockey Dad, whilst Gretta Ray and Mallrat took to the Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan tent. Coming in like an energy drink, Confidence Man followed with an animated performance filled with little outfits, bubbly tunes and frantic dancing. “Boyfriend (Repeat)” saw the whole […]

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Live Review: Jeremy Neale – Johnson Art Series Hotel, Brisbane (21.07.17)

July 23, 2017

“Hello everyone, grab a seat!” Jeremy Neale says from the bed of a hotel room. His set list is peeping out from the “What do you call this thing?” The 20 odd guests call out… “Throw!” “Rug!” “Blanket!” “A throw?” he says, “Too fancy for me. One day I’d like to own a throw”. This […]

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Six things we learned from the first episode of Genius of the Modern World on Foxtel’s History Channel

July 23, 2017

Historian Bettany Hughes is presenting a new series on Foxtel’s History channel called Genius of the Modern World. It’s a three-part series about Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. It also follows on from her previous television shows about the Ancient World where she covered Buddha, Confucius and Socrates. We have put together the […]

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Stephen Madsen on the intricacies of Sport for Jove’s upcoming production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

July 23, 2017

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and its boisterous, ribald and ultimately devastating story of a psychiatric clinic and its inhabitants has long been considered amongst the great pieces of literature, theatre and film. This August Sport for Jove are bringing Cuckoo’s to the stage once more. We caught up with Stephen Madsen (who will play Ruckly, […]

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Theatre Review: The Bodyguard is a cacophony of sound and delight (at QPAC Brisbane to 13th August)

July 23, 2017

Have you ever said to yourself, “this weekend I want an uber-cheesy, sparkly glittery, overly accented, pyrotechnic spectacular?” Well then maybe The Bodyguard – which just kicked off its four week run in Brisbane – is for you. Whether or not you’ve seen the movie is not in the criteria to enjoy this show. It’s […]

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