Author: Jessy Bendle

the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 004

February 6, 2012

Welcome to another edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the world of Art and Film. In This Issue: Places & Spaces presents the music of Hitchcock, See the best of Dave Carter’s animated shorts, Seasons of Change welcomes Autumn exhibition, Amsterdam gets ready for worlds largest dance […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 003

January 30, 2012

Welcome to issue 3 of the AU review’s ARTS review, our weekly peek into the world of Art and Film. In this issue The Persian International Film Festival to arrive in Sydney, Gaynor Tension brings her Broadway style to Mardi Gras, Sydney to debate the F-Word with Germain Greer, Australian Dance Theatre premiers Proximity for […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 002

January 23, 2012

Welcome to the second edition of the ARTS review, the AU review’s look at the world of Arts and Film… In This Issue: Melbourne Arts Fair appoints new Co-Directors, Mitch Cairns coordinates Alaska Projects group exhibition, Star Wars Burlesque comes to Melbourne, Sydney Dollar Shop to open, La Soiree season is extended, Griffin Theater company […]

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Live Review: The Red Paintings – Fowlers Live, Adelaide (14.01.12)

January 14, 2012

The Red Paintings returned to Adelaide on Saturday night as part of The Black Paintings Tour. The “orchestral art-rock” band appeared before a swirling star scape, at Fowlers Live, ushered to the stage by spacey science fiction sounds, to greet a crowd which numbered less than a hundred people. Numbers aren’t everything, however, as there […]

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Live Review: Regurgitator + Disasteradio + Boys Boys Boys + The Bottle Rockets – The Gov, Adelaide (31.08.11)

August 31, 2011

It was just bad luck that the night I was set to see Brisbane Oz music princes, Regurgitator play the Gov was the same night I chose to eat some bad chinese.The irony was not lost on me, as I took a seat in the dimly lit and still sparsely populated venue, determined not to […]

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Live Review: Dan Sultan + Alexander Gow – The Gov, Adelaide (21.07.11)

July 24, 2011

After having taken some time away from music, Dan Sultan was back in Adelaide performing over two nights, with Oh Mercy’s Alexander Gow. Sultan’s popularity is such that Thursday night’s gig sold out and a second show was added. These shows were more of a double bill, than a traditional support and main act gig, […]

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Album Review: Kim Boekbinder – The Impossible Girl (2011 LP)

July 15, 2011

The Impossible Girl is the debut full-length solo album from Canadian-born singer/songwriter Kim Boekbinder, produced by Sean Slade(Radiohead, Hole and The Dresden Dolls). Boekbinder began her career performing with her sister Zoe Boekbinder as the colourful circus-cabaret indie outfit Vermillion Lies. Stepping out solo appears to have allowed Kim Boekbinder to flourish, and produce an […]

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Live Review: Joan as Police Woman + Leeroy Lee – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide (07.06.11)

June 8, 2011

It’s always interesting when you get to see a performer for a second or third time. Tonight was my second chance to spend the evening in the company of Joan As Police Woman, the first having been on her last Australian tour: a gig that was standing room only at Jive, while she was touring […]

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Live Review: Soundwave Festival – Bonython Park, Adelaide (05.03.11)

March 9, 2011

I am exhausted. My eyes are red and my limbs ache. I have dust in places you don’t want to hear about. My black jeans are currently a lovely shade of brown. I feel like I have been out all night, yet it’s only 10pm. Soundwave, you really know how to take everything out of […]

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Album Review: Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz (2010 LP)

February 21, 2011

Sufjan Stevens is a storyteller, a bard singing the myths and histories of his land. Much of Stevens’ previous work is usually described best as being born out of the American folk tradition, telling tales of experiences, towns and cities; real places and real people. The narrative of the America as Sufjan Stevens tells it […]

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Live Review: Future Music Festival – Rymill Park, Adelaide (14.03.11)

February 20, 2011

March in Adelaide is truly a magical time. Unicorns? Perhaps not, but there are a number of amazing, back-to-back festivals. The Fringe Festival is still a warm corpse in the ground, and we are about to dance upon its grave. The “Garden” has transformed, with six stages having sprouted up overnight, across Rymill Park. The […]

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Album Review: Joan As Police Woman – The Deep Field (2011 LP)

January 26, 2011

I was lucky enough to see Joan Wasser, aka Joan as Police Woman, live a few years ago and I was enamoured by her captivating performance. I knew only a handful of the songs that night, having listened only briefly to her first album Real Life. However, I was really there because I am a […]

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Live Review: No Sleep Til Festival – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide (15.12.10)

December 16, 2010

I had been eagerly anticipating last Wednesday rolling around, like a kid waiting for Santa to come. The No Sleep Til festival, a whole day of punk, hardcore and metal. Santa wasn’t in the house, but maybe Satan was, riding his black horse alongside the tour bus of Australia and New Zealand’s own dedicated punk […]

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Album Review: Brian Eno – Small Craft on a Milk Sea (2010 LP)

November 5, 2010

For the last thirty-five years, Brian Eno has been an indisputably influential and iconic figure in a broad cross-section of musical genres. Small Craft on a Milk Sea is Eno’s 25th solo album; a collaboration with British electronica newcomer Jon Hopkins and guitarist Leo Abrahams, both of whom have previously worked with Eno. Throughout his […]

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Album Review: Badly Drawn Boy – It’s What I’m Thinking: Photographing Snowflakes (2010 LP)

October 31, 2010

  Damon Gough’s alter ego, Badly Drawn Boy released his debut album in 2000, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, and was met with critical acclaim. Following-up with the release of the soundtrack for the film About A Boy, Badly Drawn Boy appeared to be shaping a career around optimistic pop songs with folk sensibilities. The new album, […]

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Album Review: Crowed House – The Very Very Best Of Crowded House (2010 LP)

October 25, 2010

It has been over thirty years since Crowed House first formed and came into their own, after releasing the International hit “Don’t Dream Its Over”. When I listen to this song, it seems to encapsulate my idea of the 1980s so entirely. I am a child of the ’80s, and therefore grew up with Crowded House’s music […]

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Live Review: The Smashing Pumpkins + City Riots – Adelaide Entertainment Centre (13.10.10)

October 14, 2010

It was obvious as they took to the stage that this was big gig for City Riots. Playing to their home crowd, the well-groomed, Adelaide quartet were giving it their all, and played a tight and tidy set. The band recently toured in the United States, playing the Cultures Collide Festival, and have also recored […]

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Album Review: Amaya Laucirica – Early Summer (2010 LP)

October 14, 2010

Having already released her country-folk sounding debut album Sugar Lights and supporting both Magic Dirt and Mark Lanegan (of Screaming Trees) on recent tours, Amaya Laucirica has definitely come in to her own, and has developed a sound that is unique unto itself with her latest release, Early Summer. The album begins delicately with “Most […]

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