Day: 9 March 2020

Photo Gallery: Stereolab + Underground Lovers – Factory Theatre, Sydney (08.03.20)

It had been eighteen years since I last saw Stereolab live, so I was looking forward to seeing them again at the Factory Theatre on Sunday night. Support for the night was another firm favourite, the Underground Lovers, so a solid night out was assured. The Underground Lovers delivered a short but powerful set. The…

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Dystopia is the original Heavy Metal Circus-Opera (07.03.20)

Dystopia is a dark fantastical production set in a post-apocalyptic future Earth. The opening screen shows a static montage of bomber planes, skulls, wartime destruction. This sets the scene for the performance to come. The audience catches glimpses of the characters, an elfin ballerina, a doll, lone guitarist, a zombie troupe and more. The lone…

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Jack Davies

Track of the Day: Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks “Half Frozen Beer” (2020)

Fremantle folksters Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks have dropped their first release of 2020. “Half Frozen Beer”, is the first track from a forthcoming EP, and caps off a busy and impressive 2019. “Half Frozen Beer” starts slow. But, quickly evolves into a rollicking good time. It’s got that foot-stomping, feel good vibe so prescient…

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Live Review: Stereolab + Mildlife – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo (06.03.20)

The penultimate Zoo Twilight show of 2020 saw one of the Ninetie’s biggest experimental groups, Stereolab, head back to Melbourne, ten years after the group last toured. The group were joined by Mildlife, a Melbourne group whose lo-fi dream electronica kept the crowd pulsing early before the main event. Mildlife lulled the early crowd with a fusion…

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Bleach is a darkly humorous one man play – Mercure Grosvenor Hotel (05.03.20)

From the moment he swaggers into the room, you can tell Tyler Everett (played by Tom Crotty) is going to own the audience. Making eye contact, he begins his story of sex, violence and city living. Dressed in a black leather jacket, white t-shirt and designer stubble, with a backpack slung over his shoulder he…

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Ben Folds

Live Review: Ben Folds brings his catalogue to life with help from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Touring in a country you’ve had a unique connection to will always be different to other shows and tours. Coming back to the country you lived in and married into, will always give you reason to perform at a level that goes beyond what could be expected from a touring act. For Ben Folds, playing…

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